Monday 5 May 2008

17 - The Yellow Sign

The usual three segments in todays show.

We open with a bit of history, details of the Rosewood Massacre that took place in 1923.

Then we hear a 1926 track by the Golden Gate Orchestra called "When the Red Red Robin".

Todays feature story if called "The Yellow Sign" and is one of the short stories in the book "The King in Yellow".

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Ayeshalan said...

Thank you so much for this episode; it was excellent! I had never heard of the Rosewood Massacre before, and you delivered a gripping account of one of the more shameful events in American history. Thank you for being brave enough to delve into what was the true dark side of the 1920s.

I also enjoyed the reading of "The Yellow Sign." I wasn't sure I liked the reader's vocal style at first, but I stuck with it and I am very glad I did! I hadn't read this story before, either, so it was a real treat.

I haven't forgotten about going through my New Yorker archive for material that might be useful. As soon as I can get a little break from the day job, I'll see what I can turn up!

very best wishes and please keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this one I have always wanted to read this one and have never got to! So thanks!

Felbrigg said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the show and thanks for stopping by to say so!