93 episodes

A weekly musical podcast diving into popular music of the 20s, 30s, and 40s.

The Bad Piano Player John Wing Jr.

    • Music
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

A weekly musical podcast diving into popular music of the 20s, 30s, and 40s.

    John Prine

    John Prine

    This week, the Bad Piano Player plays a little "Three-Chord Monte" as we assay the late singer songwriter and former Illinois Mailman, John Prine. Sad songs, great lyrics, C's, F's, and a lotta G7ths. Tune in, darlings!

    • 40 min
    Forgotten Love Songs

    Forgotten Love Songs

    This week, the Bad Piano Player digs deep into the music cabinet for six forgotten love songs. One or two you may know, but there are SO many. Tune in!

    • 35 min
    Noel Coward

    Noel Coward

    This week, the Bad Piano Player knocks one off his bucket list, featuring actor, singer, poet, playwright, novelist, songwriter, and all around clever Dick, Sir Noel Coward. Do be good enough to tune in, won’t you?

    • 37 min
    Steve Earle

    Steve Earle

    This week, the Bad Piano Player grooves on the oft married, always rocking country boy, the great Steve Earle. Tune in!

    • 36 min
    Groucho

    Groucho

    AT CARNEGIE HALL: This week, the Bad Piano Player goes back to 1972, featuring songs an 82 year old Groucho Marx sang at his one-man show at Carnegie Hall. Will you download? Will you tell your friends? Answer the second question first! 

    • 40 min
    Road Songs

    Road Songs

    This week, the Bad Piano Player, a veteran of almost 40 years on the road, turns his attention to songs of the traveler. Catch this train.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

halfdeeve ,

Brilliant

Brilliant music, well researched and well performed even if the sound recordist does change every single week.

tickleivory ,

Bravo!

Love the heartfelt respect and the detailed stories and connections given to each lyricist by the Bad Piano Player, the mediocre singer (because when you’re mediocre you’re always at your best) and his long line of lovely technical assistants. Bravo John!

Kate Hurman ,

So lovely!

It’s like have a private piano bar in your own home! Love the research too.

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