Our current list of nominees for the Hall of Songs is at 28 songs. In this bonus episode, we add another.
The “veterans committee” meets, and we discuss “Dust My Broom” by Elmore James (1951) as we add it to the pool. Then we go deep into the list itself, picking out trends we’ve seen between 1951 and ’54, highlighting some of the bigger stories we’ve talked about, and handicapping listener picks for the Hall of Songs.
Here’s the current list of nominees:
Our next episode, unveiling the nominees from 1955, drops on April 4, 2021.