OT? -- I suppose, but maybe not

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jan 30 17:58:26 UTC 2013

On Jan 30, 2013, at 12:20 PM, George Thompson wrote:

> I live just barely within range of an exceedingly low-powered radio station
> that has a policy of playing only records cut before 1970.  It has just
> gone onto the internet, so its restricted FCC license no longer keeps the
> unfortunate many who live more than 35 miles from Hyde Park from
> listening.  The guy who owns the station, Pirate Joe, is on mike playing
> from his collection of 78s, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 3 to 6.  Other
> large blocks of time carry old-time music, country, blues, boogie-woogie,
> jazz, vaudeville, & whatnot, but with no DJ on mike.
> Yesterday he played "Who Put the Benzadrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine" by
> Harry the Hipster Gibson -- that may not be Dialect, but it sure is
> American.  Check it out.  WHVW.net.
I vaguely remember that song, or at least its title--the poor lady, just when she finally figured out who put the overalls in her chowder…


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