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Recordings from the early 20th Century with comments.

Recordings from the early 20th Century with comments.

Location:

TX

Description:

Recordings from the early 20th Century with comments.

Language:

English


Episodes

Five

2/28/2021
Songs include: Five Foot Two, Five O' Clock Whistle, Deep Fives, Five Minutes More, Mr. Five By Five and Swinging At the Circle Five. Musicians include: Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, the Andrews Sisters, the Swift Jewel Cowboys, Meade Lux Lewis, the Mills Brothers and Stan Getz.

Duration:00:39:28

It's Cold

2/20/2021
Songs include: It's Getting Chilly, Cold, Cold Heart, Baby It's Cold Outside, There's Frost On the Moon, Frosty Morning Blues, Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind and Out In the Cold Again. Performers include: Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, the Casa Loma Orchestra, Jame P. Johnson, Bob Crosby and the Bob Cats, Alberta Prime and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Duration:00:43:05

Kansas City Jazz

2/11/2021
Celebrating the Kansas City jazz sound. Musicians include: Benny Moten, Count Basie, Juli Lee, Andy Kirk, Mary Lou Williams and Charley Parker. Music Includes: Them There Eyes, Good Morning Blues, Jive At Five, Confessin the Blues, I've Found a New Baby and Swing For Joy.

Duration:00:37:14

Mozart Birthday 2021

1/27/2021
In honor of Mozart's 265th birthday, a special podcast featuring the Piano Concerto #19 in F, KV459. Pianist Clara Haskil is accompanied by the Winterthur Symphony conducted by Henry Swoboda in a recording from 1950.

Duration:00:31:03

Blues 1928

1/18/2021
Musicians include: Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Scrapper Blackwell, Lonnie Johnson, Victoria Spivey, Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Lemon Jefferson. Songs include: Candy Man Blues, Empty Bed Blues, Organ Grinder Blues, Down the Alley Way Blues, Peaches In the Springtime and See That My Grave Is Kept Clean.

Duration:00:41:52

1921

1/10/2021
The hits and history of 1921. Songs include: April Showers, Ain't We Got Fun, Look For the Silver Lining, Carolina Shout, They'll Be Some Changes Made and Song of India. Performers include: James P. Johnson, Paul Whiteman, Marion Harris, Eube Blake, Al Jolson and the California Ramblers.

Duration:00:41:55

Leftover #29

12/31/2020
For the final podcast of 2020, records left off earlier podcasts and a tribute to musicians who passed away this year. Musicians include: Hildergarde, Fred Astaire, Count Basie, Ethyl Waters, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason and Bert Lahr.

Duration:00:36:37

Beethoven 250 Part 12: Symphony #9

12/27/2020
The final episode of our Beethoven 250 series features a 1947 recording of the Symphony #9 by the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Herbert von Karajan with Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Elizabeth Hongen, Julius Patzak and Hans Hotter.

Duration:01:11:44

Rhythm

12/23/2020
Songs include: Rockin In Rhythm, Rhythm King, I Got Rhythm Variations, Swing Out Rhythm and I Got a Heart Full of Rhythm. Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Duke Ellington, Valaida Snow, Blanche Calloway, Lonnie Johnson and Dave Brubeck.

Duration:00:42:49

Christmas 2020

12/6/2020
Holiday records from the 1940s and early 1950s. Songs include: Jingle Bells, Here Comes Santa Claus, Blue Christmas, the Nutcracker, Silent Night, Christmas Chopsticks, Frosty the Snowman and Christmas Time. Artists include: Vera Lynn, Bob Crosby, Mel Blanc, Sergiu Celibidache, Doris Day, the Mills Brothers and Billy Ecksteine.

Duration:00:41:57

Beethoven 250 Part 11: Symphony #7

11/28/2020
The penultimate Beethoven 250 podcast features a 1944 recording of the Symphony #7 in A by the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy.

Duration:00:38:01

Drag

11/23/2020
Tunes include: Sunflower Slow Drag, Viper's Drag, Varsity Drag, Shim Sham Drag and Shoe Shiner's Drag. Musicians include: Thomas"Fats" Waller, Eddie Condon, The Kansas City Six, Garland Wilson and Jazz At the Philharmonic.

Duration:00:36:16

Breakdown

11/16/2020
Songs include: Harlem Breakdown, Central Avenue Breakdown, Rehearsing For a Nervous Breakdown, Bayou Breakdown and Vine Street Breakdown. Performers include: Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, Pete Johnson, John Kirby. Charley Barnet and Floyd Hunt.

Duration:00:31:48

Thankful

11/8/2020
Songs about being thankful. Songs include: Thanks a Million, Crazy Bout My Baby, Count Your Blessings, I've Got Plenty to be Thankful For, Thank Your Lucky Stars and Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella. Musicians include: Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, The Boswell Sisters, Vaughn Monroe, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Thomas "Fats" Waller and Freddy Martin.

Duration:00:34:33

Beethoven 250 Part 10: Six Bagatelles Op 126

10/30/2020
Beethoven's last major piano work, the Six Bagatelles Op 126 in a 1937 performance by Artur Schnabel.

Duration:00:22:01

On the Town

10/24/2020
Songs include: Lulu's Back In Town, Bach Goes to Town, Get Out of Town, There's a Tavern In the Town, Let Me Off Uptown and It's the Talk of the Town. Performers include: Stan Kenton, Dexter Gordon, Ethyl Waters, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldrige, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman and Nat King Cole.

Duration:00:36:09

Halloween 2020

10/17/2020
Songs include: The Skeleton Rag, Mr. Ghost Goes to Town, Ghost Riders in the Sky, The Halloween Dance, Is the Rope Around Your Neck? and Devil's Gonna Get You. Also, a Halloween-themed poem read by the host. Performers include: Bessie Smith, Glenn Miller, Rev. J.M. Gates, Woody Herman, The American Quartet and Stan Jones.

Duration:00:32:15

Country Music Month 2020

10/12/2020
Performers include: Jimmy Rodgers, Gene Autry, the Carter Family, The Chuck Wagon Gang, Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff, Ray Price and Bob Wills. Songs include: Mule Skinner Blues, Heaven Is My Home, Back In the Saddle Again, Time Changes Everything and The Little Old Log Cabin.

Duration:00:39:32

Novelty Tunes

10/4/2020
Oddball songs from the 1920s to the 1950s. Songs include: I've Never Seen a Straight Banana, I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts, The Thing, Dinner Music For a Pack of Hungry Cannibals, The Duke of Dubuque and I'm Wild About Horns On Automobiles. Performers include: The Six Jumping Jacks, Danny Kaye, the Four Vagabonds, Phil Harris and Louis Jordan.

Duration:00:41:35

Beethoven 250 Part 9: Waldstein Sonata

9/27/2020
This month's Beethoven podcast features a 1952 recording of the Waldstein Sonata by the English pianist, Solomon, along with a windy introduction by your host.

Duration:00:28:09