The MultiMedia Page

Several areas of the  Popular Culture Excavation Site  provide access to mp3 music files, mpeg-1 movie clips, or both.  As these files are quite large, the question arises as to how well (or even whether) your computer will play them.  Those with high-speed connections will have the best experience.  Those using dial-up modems will encounter the usual delay in downloading a large file.

To improve your chances, a Windows Media Player is provided on this page.  You should be able to hear a music file or view a movie clip simply by clicking the little black right-pointing arrowhead in the media player.  If this doesn't work, click the highlighted title of the song or video to open the viewer that is associated with your computer.  If this fails, it's time to consult your browser or computer help files.

Here's the Buckley's Record Shop theme, "After Hours," in its entirety.

After Hours
"After Hours" was first recorded by the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra in 1940, and thereafter became a blues piano standard.  Although this recording is always credited to "Erskine Hawkins," that gentleman, a trumpeter in the orchestra that bears his name, is virtually unheard on the recording.  The man whose tickling of the ivories is so familiar to us WLAC listeners is actually pianist and arranger Avery Parrish, who also composed this wonderful tune.

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