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Merrily We Roll Along is a mish-mash of high energy lunacy, reverence, and irreverence for forgotten pop stars, love for Saturday morning cartoons, and exploration of the side of Bandcamp where I seem to be the only one purchasing. Bringing to you the odd and the upbeat from a growing collection of pre-rock novelties, classic and neo-Vaudeville, jug bands, polka, klezmer, and more at the convenient hour of 8-9 AM EST, Merrily We Roll Along starts the day off with a little light-hearted musical tomfoolery cut with an occasional comedy sketch. It's organic, free-range, cheese with the occasional onion thrown in.

Location:

Jersey City, NJ

Description:

Merrily We Roll Along is a mish-mash of high energy lunacy, reverence, and irreverence for forgotten pop stars, love for Saturday morning cartoons, and exploration of the side of Bandcamp where I seem to be the only one purchasing. Bringing to you the odd and the upbeat from a growing collection of pre-rock novelties, classic and neo-Vaudeville, jug bands, polka, klezmer, and more at the convenient hour of 8-9 AM EST, Merrily We Roll Along starts the day off with a little light-hearted musical tomfoolery cut with an occasional comedy sketch. It's organic, free-range, cheese with the occasional onion thrown in.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Merrily We Roll Along: Episode 106 - "Perhaps you've encountered some of these insects in your communities..." from Jun 14, 2024

6/14/2024
MHLee - "Merrily We Roll Along Theme" [0:00:00] The Happiness Boys (Billy Jones & Ernie Hare) - "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More" [0:09:04] Harry C. Browne - "Skeeter and the June Bug" [0:13:42] Baby Gramps - "Medley of Heartwarming Worm Songs" [0:16:34] Ian Whitcomb Originals and Singing with Janet Klein & Parlor Boys - "Butterflies In The Rain" [0:19:31] The Honeydreamers with The Potato Bugs - "Potato Bug Boogie" [Oops... think I called these folks the Honey Drippers] [0:21:27] Bobby Byrne and his Orchestra - "Two Little Doodle Bugs" [Dorothy Claire (vocalist)] [0:24:14] Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra - "The June Bugs Dance" [0:28:55] Big Jay McNeely And His Orchestra - "Insect Ball" [0:31:33] No Artist Named - "What an Insect" [0:34:33] Dick Jurgens And His Orchestra - "The Insect Song" [0:37:11] The Fontane Sisters and the Sons of the Pioneer - "Grasshopper Heart (And A Butterfly Brain)" [0:40:14] The Four Bright Sparks - "The Grasshopper and the Ants" [0:42:49] Raymond Scott And His Orchestra - "Caterpillar Creep" [0:48:02] Valaida (Queen Of The Trumpet) With Billy Mason And His Orchestra - "I Can't Dance (I Got Ants in My Pants)" ["Valaida Snow (June 2, 1904 – May 30, 1956) was an American jazz musician and entertainer who performed internationally. She was also known as "Little Louis" and "Queen of the Trumpet," a nickname given to her by W. C. Handy." ~ Wikiepedia] [0:53:03] Bo Carter - "Ants in My Pants" [0:55:52] Tom Waits - "Army Ants" [0:58:40] The Armstrong Twins - "Beetle With the Boogie Woogie Beat" [1:02:32] Eddie Cantor - "Merrily We Roll Along" [1:06:05] https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/140985

Duration:00:57:50

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Merrily We Roll Along: Episode 105 - "Baby Face" from Jun 7, 2024

6/7/2024
MHLee - "Merrily We Roll Along Theme" [0:00:00] The Kinks - "Baby Face" [0:00:48] Mae Questel (The Betty Boop Girl) - "When I Grow Up" [0:04:13] Helen Kane - "Readin' Ritin' Rhythm" [0:06:56] France White (of Rock and White) - "Six Times Six is Thirty Six" [0:09:37] Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys - "Baby O'Mine" [0:12:15] The Casablanca Steps - "Yes Sir That's My Baby" [0:16:39] Bessie Smith - "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" [0:18:21] The Crow Quill Night Owls - "I Used To Call Her Baby" [0:21:25] Charlie Burse & His Memphis Mudcats - "Baby, You Win" [0:24:30] Dutch Swing College Band - "I've Found a New Baby" [0:28:29] The Dumpy Jug Bumpers - "Take a Look at That Baby" [0:31:27] Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks - "Everybody Loves My Baby" [0:34:31] Harry Shalson - "My Baby Just Cares For Me" [0:37:37] Eddie Cantor - "You Ought To See My Baby" [0:40:09] Freddie Fisher & the Schnickelfritz Band - "When My Baby Smiles At Me" [0:44:51] Tiny Tim - "Baby Shoes" [0:46:45] Frank Crumit - "Bye Bye Pretty Baby" [0:50:27] Bob Kerr and his Whoopee Band - "Bye Bye Baby" [0:53:45] Eddie Cantor - "Merrily We Roll Along" [0:56:42] https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/140748

Duration:01:06:18

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An Odd Collection and an Acid Fuzz Nightmare from Jun 3, 2024

6/3/2024
Nikita the K - "Go Go Radio Moscow" [0:01:29] Neonangin & Psoy Korolenko - "The Number" [0:04:53] Passive Scooter - "Chemical Trails" [0:09:04] Yorick van Norden & Anne Soldaat - "Prologue / How Sweet To Be An Idiot" [0:13:50] Swamp Duck - "I'm The Urban Spaceman" [0:17:08] Daniel Kahn and Psoy Korolenko, Oy Division - "The Number" [0:20:37] Ergo Phizmiz - "Catholic Bathroom" [0:22:53] Jed Davis - "Yuppie Exodus from Dumbo (4 Minute Indestructible Cylinder Mix)" [0:25:37] Colorama - "In Your Memory (The Miners Letter)" [0:29:40] The Martini Kings - "Sweet Child O' Mine" [0:35:09] Klaus Nomi - "The Twist" [0:37:59] Peter Stampfel - "Tubthumping" [0:41:05] Tiny Tim - "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" [0:44:27] The Portsmouth Sinfonia - "A Day in The Life" [0:48:29] The Residents - "Beyond the Valley of a Day in the Life" [0:54:15] The Residents - "Flying" [0:58:12] 15-60-75 (The Numbers Band) - "Animal Speaks" [1:02:45] Xarhanga - "Acid Nightmare" [Portugal] [1:06:44] The Exkursions - "Dry Ground" [1:10:33] Blue Cheer - "Parchment Farm" [1:15:26] Gift - "Drugs" [Germany] [1:21:16] Birth Control - "Pandemonium" [Germany] [1:26:23] Frijid Pink - "House of the Rising Sun" [1:32:59] Psychic Lemon - "Interstellar Fuzz Star" [1:39:18] Baby Grandmothers - "Being is More than Life" [Sweden] [1:49:02] The Firebirds - "Bye Baby" [1:54:45] https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/140607

Duration:02:06:46

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Merrily We Roll Along: Episode 104 - "The Hat Completes the Outfit" from May 31, 2024

5/31/2024
MHLee - "Merrily We Roll Along Theme" [0:00:00] Al Simmons - "My Hat's On The Side Of My Head" [0:01:50] Uncle Ant - "Where Did You Get That Hat?" [0:04:15] Art Gillham, The Whispering Pianist - "In Your Green Hat" [0:04:29] Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees - "The Girl in the Little Green Hat" [0:07:10] Al Donahue (Paula Kelly) - "I Wanna Hat With Cherries" [0:10:33] Art Morton - "Buy Her A Hat" [0:13:02] Tricity Vogue's All Girl Swing Band - "Bowler Hat" [0:17:20] Circus Contraption - "Wooly Hat" [0:20:05] Frank Crumit - "A High Silk Hat and A Gold Top Walking Cane" [0:22:48] Johnny Desmond - "A Straw Hat and A Cane" [0:25:50] Matthew Haskins, Flanagan Brothers - "The Hat Me Father Wore" [0:28:09] Archie Bleyer & His Orchestra - "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" [0:31:06] Maurice Tarplin - "Adam Hats Commercial" [0:36:19] Ted Weems and His Orchestra - "Hats Off, Here Comes A Lady" [0:37:36] Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians - "I Raised My Hat" [0:40:09] The Jesters - "I Had A Hat (When I Came In)" [0:43:24] The Melody Masters - "An Old Straw Hat" [0:46:01] Tommy Tucker Time - "The Cute Little Hat Check Girl" [0:49:24] Danny Kaye - "I Left My Hat in Haiti" [0:52:29] Allan Sherman - "Mexican Hat Dance" [0:55:10] Eddie Cantor - "Merrily We Roll Along" [0:58:36] https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/140497

Duration:01:06:37

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Merrily We Roll Along: Episode 103 - "Bar Babble" from May 24, 2024

5/24/2024
MHLee - "Merrily We Roll Along Theme" [0:00:00] Al Jackson - "Let's Drink Some Whiskey" [Youtube says one half of the comedy duo Patterson and Jackson. A recording of these two can be found. There is no better source and several other Al Jackson's active at the same time including the father of Al Jackson Jr. of Booker T. and the MGs.] [0:01:56] Tom Archia and his All Stars - "Drinkin' Blues" [I think I call him Tom Arch-ae-a here. Whoops.] [0:04:18] Wynonie Harris - "Drinkin' By Myself" [0:07:11] Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra - "Bar Babble" [0:09:58] Blind Boy Chocolate & The Milk Shieks - "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" [0:13:10] Buddy Blue - "Drinkin' Blues" [0:16:52] Chuck Mulkern and the Bar Room Boys - "The Tavern Song" [0:21:25] Peter Sellers, Joan Collins, Anthony Newley - "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" [0:24:12] Ian Whitcomb - "Crazy" [0:26:08] Psoy Korolenko & Oy Division - "Love Lays Low" [0:29:36] Circus Contraption - "Drunkard's Dream" [0:33:04] Georgie's Tavern Band - "He Put in a Bar, in the Back of His Car (And He's Driving Himself to Drink)" [0:39:29] Light Crust Doughboys - "The Little Bar-Fly" [0:41:57] Jess Willard - "Drinkin' At the Bar" [0:44:41] The Jesters - "The Guy at the End of the Bar" [0:47:18] Billy Jones and Ernie Hare (The Happiness Boys) - "Show Me the Way to Go Home" [0:50:29] Evans and Rogers - "Sunny Side Up/Merrily We Roll Along" [0:56:45] https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/140259

Duration:01:06:41