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Recordings from the first 5 decades of the 20th Century with commentary.

Recordings from the first 5 decades of the 20th Century with commentary.
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Recordings from the first 5 decades of the 20th Century with commentary.

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English


Episodes

Centennials 2019 Part One

1/14/2019
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Celebrating musicians born in 1919. Performers include: Ernie Ford, Kitty Wells, Georgie Auld, Nat King Cole, Carol Bruce, Billy Vaughn and Liberace.

Duration:00:44:58

1919

1/7/2019
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Some of the hits from 100 years ago. Songs include: Dardanella, You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet, Till We Meet Again, Take Me to the Land of Jazz, A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody and I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles. Performers include: Ben Selvin, Al Jolson, Marion Harris, Vernon Dalhart, Bert Williams and John Steel.

Duration:00:50:03

Leftovers #26

12/31/2018
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Records left off of earlier shows. Songs include: Poor Butterfly, Sittin In a Corner, Fussin, Fudin and Fightin, The House is Haunted, Moonlight Rhapsody, Cannonball and The Whisper Waltz. Performers include: Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Dorothy Shay, Cannonball Adderly, Donald Novis and Cab Calloway.

Duration:00:40:54

Jazz Singers of the 1940s

12/23/2018
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Singers include: Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Jimmy Rushing, Anita O'Day, Mildred Bailey, Maxine Sullivan & Nat King Cole. Songs include: Blue Moon, Jimmy's Blues, When Your Lover Has Gone, Lady Be Good, Sweet Loraine, Night in Tunisia & More Than You Know.

Duration:00:47:00

Beethoven's Birthday 2018

12/17/2018
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To mark the 248th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, a 1953 recording of the Symphony #2 by Herbert von Karajan and the Philaharmonia Orchestra.

Duration:00:36:19

Forgotten Christmas Songs Part 2

12/15/2018
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Songs include: The Christmas Spell, The Man With the Bag, The Sleigh, Barnyard Christmas, Christmas In Jail, The Mistletoe Kiss and Death Might Be Your Santa Claus. Performers include: Kay Starr, Eddie Arnold, The Mills Brothers, Spike Jones, Peggy Lee, Mitch Miller, The Rev. J.M. Gates and Leroy Carr.

Duration:00:38:10

Forgotten Christmas Songs Part One

12/8/2018
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Lesser-known Christmas music from the 1930s through the 1950s. Songs include: Christmas Candles, Shake Hands With Santa Claus, Santa Claus' Party, Little Christmas Tree, Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney and Christmas Swing. Performers include: Ella Fitzgerald, Les Baxter, Kay Kyser, the Andrews Sisters, Nat King Cole, The Orioles and Django Reinhardt.

Duration:00:38:29

Corner Music

12/2/2018
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Songs include: Love Is Just Around the Corner, A Table In a Corner, Blue Skies Are Just Around the Corner, There Are Bad Times Just Around the Corner and Dark Corners. Musicians include: Ben Webster, Jack Hylton, Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, Noel Coward, Rex Stewart and Artie Shaw.

Duration:00:33:03

Father of the Symphony

11/25/2018
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Historic Recordings of the symphonies of Franz Joseph Haydn. Works include: movements from the London, Farewell, Oxford, Passion and Drumroll symphonies. Performers include: Charles Munch, Arthur Goldschmidt, George Szell, Wilhelm Furtwangler and Eduard van Beinum.

Duration:00:48:44

Easy Music

11/18/2018
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Songs include: Easy to Love, It's So Easy, Easy As Pie, Slow and Easy Man, Easy Does It and Take It Easy. Performers include: Doris Day, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Bessie Smith, Lester Young, Stan Kenton, Nat King Cole, Wally Rose, and Maxine Sullivan.

Duration:00:37:39

Armistice Centennial

11/11/2018
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Special episode marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Songs include: The Americans Come, Till We Meet Again, Hands Across the Sea, I Don't Want to Get Well. Break the News to Mother and I've Got My Captain Working For Me Now. Performers include: Arthur Middleton, Ada Jones, Al Bernard, the New York Military Band, George Wilton Ballard and Thomas Edison.

Duration:00:49:17

Three Quarter Time Part 2

11/4/2018
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More vintage waltzes. Songs include: The Merry Go Round Waltz, It's a Sin To Tell a Lie, When I Grow to Old to Dream, Always, the Minute Waltz, the Merry Christmas Waltz and the Merry Widow Waltz. Musicians include: Jeanette McDonald, Riley Puckett, Glenn Miller, Victor Young, Buddy Clark, Al Goodman and the Casa Loma Orchestra.

Duration:00:42:16

Three Quarter Time Part One

10/28/2018
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Famous waltzes, including: Sidewalks of New York, I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles, The Tennessee Waltz, The Band Played On, The Waltz of the Flowers and the Blue Skirt Waltz. Musicians include: Guy Lombardo, Bradley Kincaid, Cowboy Copas, Arthur Rubinstein, Tino Rossi and Ted Lewis.

Duration:00:45:58

Country Music Month 2018

10/21/2018
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Songs include: Cotton-Eyed Joe, Wabash Cannonball, Banjo Pickin Girl, Why Don't You Love Me, Time Changes Everything and If the River Was Whisky. Musicians include: Fiddlin John Carson, the Carter Family, Roy Acuff, Bob Wills, the Coon Creek Girls, Hank Williams and Charlie Poole.

Duration:00:43:09

Halloween 2018

10/14/2018
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Our annual look at spooky music for Halloween. Songs include: Mr Ghost Goes to Town, Skeleton in the Closet, The Halloween Dance, Music For Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Graveyard Blues and Mysterious Mose. Performers include: Helen Gross, Wingy Manone, Bob Dunn, the Hudson-DeLange Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Symphony, Nat Gonella and Harry Resser. The episode concludes with the host reading, Haunted, by Siegfried Sassoon.

Duration:00:44:55

Children's Songs

10/8/2018
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Songs include: How Much is That Doggie In the Window?, The Green Grass Grows All Around, Old McDonald, The Teddy Bear's Picnic, The Hokey Pokey, The Little White Duck and London Bridge Is Falling Down. Performers include: Patty Page, Nat King Cole, Burl Ives, Count Basie, Ray Anthony, Louis Jordan, Ella Fitzgerald and Henry Hall.

Duration:00:37:14

Million Selling Records 1950

9/30/2018
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Songs include: The Thing, The Third Man Theme, Be My Love, La Viv En Rose, I'm Movin On, Frosty the Snowman, Mona Lisa and The Hot Canary. Performers include: Phil Harris, Patty Page, Edith Piaf, Hank Snow, Anton Karas, Mario Lanza, Nat King Cole and Gene Autry.

Duration:00:42:18

Musical Medleys

9/23/2018
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Medley recordings by Louis Armstrong, The Andrews Sisters, Abe Lyman, Art Tatum The Boston Pops and Richard Rodgers.

Duration:00:45:52

The Solar System

9/16/2018
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Songs include: You Are My Sunshine, Venus di Milo, The Moon Got In My Eyes, Mercury, Jumpin Jupiter, On a Planet, Men From Mars and Meteor. Musicians include: Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, Adrian Boult, Wayne King, Miles, Davis, Woody Herman, Lennie Tristano and Tal Farlow.

Duration:00:43:26

Classical Music Month 2018

9/9/2018
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Celebrating Classical Music Month with historical recordings by Eugene Ormandy, Jascha Heifetz, Oscar Levant and Vladimir Horowitz. Music includes: Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture, Bizet: Symphony In C, Handel: Organ Concerto #2, Gershwin: Three Preludes & Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto.

Duration:00:46:39