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Whether it was Prohibition, the need for comic relief from the worst Depression our country has known, or the release from Victorian norms in the age of the flapper...something was afoot. The humor it portended is not something that we all understand in this age... but it's worth looking at. Novelty ruled the day and every Victrola and Edison radio spilled a silly song, whether it worked from puns or light humor (pop music), corny songs that sometimes had hidden charms (country and folk), or right in your face real life naughty bits (the blues)...there was something for everyone to sample. We'll hear from Lonzo and Oscar, Milton Brown, Frank Crumit, George Formby, and Lonnie Johnson in this week's episode of Deeper Roots. A hoot and a holler by any other name on Sonoma County Community Radio.