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The Old Codger: playing 78 RPM records like they're going out of style!

The Old Codger: playing 78 RPM records like they're going out of style!

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East Orange, NJ

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The Old Codger: playing 78 RPM records like they're going out of style!

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English

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WFMU P.O. Box 2011 Jersey City, NJ 07303-2011 201-200-9368


Episodes

He's an evolutionary dead end. from May 31, 2022

5/31/2022
Dodo Marmarosa Trio - "Trade Winds" Don Byas - "I Don't Know Why" [0:02:58] Euneeda Bodenheim - "Euneeda This" [0:10:13] Herm "Sonny" Blount - "Old Man River" [0:12:25] Vaughn De Leath - "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" [0:15:23] Slim Gaillard Quartette - "Jumpin' at the Record Shop" [0:18:59] Marion Abernathy - "Ja-Hoosey Baby" [0:22:04] Jack McVea & His Door Openers - "Richard Gets Hitched" [0:24:42] Gus Bodenheim - "Gus — Betrayed!" [0:32:32] Vaughn de Leath - "Bridgeport by the Sea"...

Duration:01:07:44

An insatiable vulture snacking on the carcasses of the musical dead. from May 24, 2022

5/24/2022
Rube Bloom - "That Futuristic Rag" [0:00:00] Dodo Marmarosa - "Tone Paintings I" [0:02:46] Gus Bodenheim - "A Bodenheim Birthday Bulletin" [0:08:23] Charlie Johnson's Paradise Ten - "Hot-Tempered Blues" [0:11:27] Sol K. Bright & His Hollywaiians - "Heat Wave" [0:14:49] Slim Gaillard Quartet - "Scotchin' with the Soda" [0:17:53] Penny Malone - "I Couldn't Say Yes" [0:20:33] Chick Endor with Fred Elizalde - "Following You Around" [0:22:40] Horace Henderson & His Orch. (voc: Viola...

Duration:01:07:30

"God knows what I've done. Let's just move on." from May 17, 2022

5/17/2022
Jess Stacy - "In the Dark — Flashes" - Odeon OR 2233 Dodo Marmarosa - "Tone Paintings II" - private recording, Hollywood, 1947 [0:02:59] Gus Bodenheim - "The Art of the Non Sequitur" - The Art of the Non Sequitur [0:09:18] The Milt Herth Trio - "Jersey Bounce" - Odeon 78 286061-A [0:12:16] Eric Siday - "Paraphrase (Dinah)" - Columbia test pressing [0:14:58] Valaida Snow with Billy Mason & His Orchestra - "You Bring Out the Savage in Me" - Parlophone F-140 [0:18:00] Django Reinhardt -...

Duration:01:08:04

He fishes on his side. You fish on your side. And no one fishes in the middle. from May 10, 2022

5/10/2022
Howard McGhee Sextet - "Up in Dodo's Room" - Dial 1010 [0:00:00] Horace Henderson & His Orchestra - "Kitty on Toast" - Vocation 5433 [0:03:16] Gus Bodenheim - "OCNN+ Extends Bodenheim History Month" - Gus Bodenheim's Commercial Scams [0:10:01] Bud Powell's Modernists - "Wail" - Blue Note 1567-B [0:11:55] Andrew Aiona & His Novelty Four - "That Lovin' Hula" - Columbia 1788 D [0:14:51] Fats Waller - "Lonesome Road (Pipe Organ)" - Victor 78 [0:18:13] Swan & Lee - "Fishy Little Thing" -...

Duration:01:08:33

Has the curiosity of flies that swarm around garbage in summer and delight in what they can discover. from May 3, 2022

5/3/2022
Willie "The Lion" Smith & His Cubs - "Harlem Joys" Kitty Gray & Her Wampus Cats with Oscar "Buddy" Woods - "Baton Rouge Rag" [0:02:33] Bob & Ray - "Members of the Audience Write a Song" [0:08:08] Lani McIntyre & His Orchestra ft. Hal Aloma - "Holo Holo Kaa" [0:11:01] Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang - "Put and Take" [0:14:10] Sophie Tucker - "No One Man is Ever Going to Worry Me" [0:17:26] James P. Johnson - "You've Got to Be Modernistic" [0:20:28] Victoria Spivey - "Dirty T.B. Blues"...

Duration:01:07:48

Suggests you go find your own wormhole. from Apr 26, 2022

4/26/2022
Fats Waller - "The London Suite, Pt. 6: Whitechapel" Pete Johnson - "Death Ray Boogie" [0:03:20] Gus Bodenheim - "OCNN+ (The Expanded Old Codger News Network)" [0:09:02] Bo Carter - "Same Thing the Cats Fight About" [0:12:00] Earl "Fatha" Hines - "Whirl in a Whirl" [0:15:27] Helen Kane - "He's So Unusual" [0:18:04] Dave Bartholomew - "Frantic Chick" [0:20:58] Lucky Millinder Orchestra - "Shorty's Gotta Go" [0:23:29] Ruth Etting - "Glad Rag Doll" [0:29:24] Sister Rosetta Tharpe -...

Duration:01:08:48

Radio needs him as nature needs mosquitoes. from Apr 19, 2022

4/19/2022
Fats Waller - "London Suite Pt. 4: Bond Street" Fats Waller - "London Suite Pt. 5: Limehouse" [0:03:40] Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons - "Boogie Woogie Man" [0:08:51] Gus Bodenheim - "Apologia for This Week's Absence" [0:12:29] Dave Bartholomew - "Ay Cubanos" [0:13:43] Jazz Gillum & His Boys - "Windy Blues" [0:16:16] Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five - "You're My Meat" [0:18:46] Lucky Thompson Quartet - "Dodo's Bounce" [0:21:43] The Brox Sisters - "Do I?" [0:25:48] Bob & Ray -...

Duration:01:07:07

If he had two ice creams, you can go to Hell. from Apr 12, 2022

4/12/2022
Fats Waller - "London Suite - Pt. 1 Piccadilly" [0:00:00] Fats Waller - "London Suite - Pt. 2 Chelsea" [0:02:23] Mississippi Sheiks - "Sales Tax" [0:09:42] Sophie Tucker - "Max from the Income Tax" [0:12:48] Blind Willie Johnson (with Willie B. Harris) - "Lord I Just Can't Keep from Crying" [0:15:20] Pigmeat Pete (Wesley Wilson) and Catjuice Charlie (Harry McDaniels) - "Our Family Doctor" [0:18:02] Gus Bodenheim - "Delbarton Farms Head Cheese" [0:24:42] Django Reinhardt - "Nuages"...

Duration:01:02:56

Smoked metaphors and pickled syntax. from Apr 5, 2022

4/5/2022
Dodo Marmarosa Trio - "Mellow Mood" Robert Wilkins - "Rolling Stone" [0:02:59] Gus Bodenheim - "An Open Letter to the Ladies" [0:10:57] Barney Kessel's All-Stars - "Slick Chick" [0:13:30] George Formby - "Springtime's Here Again" [0:16:18] Jim & Bob (The Genial Hawaiians) - "The Song of the Range" [0:19:16] Noël Coward - "Any Little Fish" [0:21:50] Riley Puckett - "Tie Me to Your Apron Strings Again" [0:24:15] Blind Willie McTell & Ruby Glaze - "Mama, Let Me Scoop for You"...

Duration:01:07:26

Projected to reach Peak Anger by 2030. from Mar 29, 2022

3/29/2022
James P. Johnson - "Blue Turning Gray Over You" [0:00:00] Bessie Smith (with Eddie Lang) - "Kitchen Man" [0:08:42] Gus Bodenheim - "Bodenheim History Month III - Moe Levy Bodenheim" [0:08:45] Cannon's Jug Stompers - "Walk Right In" [0:11:15] Blind Willie Johnson - "God Moves on the Water" [0:14:28] Walter Page & His Original Blue Devils - "Blue Devil Blues" [0:17:08] Noël Coward - "Lorelei" [0:19:54] Lucky Thompson Quartet - "Commercial Eyes" [0:28:54] Lord Lebby & the Jamaican...

Duration:01:06:37

"Everything that's wrong with a human stuffed into one man." — Eli Vardens from Mar 22, 2022

3/22/2022
King Nawahi's Hawaiians - "Tickling the Strings" Dixie Rhythm Kings - "The Chant" [0:03:00] Gus Bodenheim - "Bodenheim History Month II - Music" [0:09:53] Gerald Wiggins - "Wiggin' with Wig" [0:12:43] The Ticklers - "Healing in the Balm Yard" [0:16:04] Florence Brady - "Sunshine" [0:18:56] Jack Pettis and His Pets - "Spanish Dream" [0:22:02] Noël Coward - "Something to Do With Spring" [0:28:53] Cole Porter - "You're the Top" [0:31:09] Pinetop Smith - "Jump Steady Blues"...

Duration:01:07:38

Courtney faces off against his nemesis, DJ Fablio! from Mar 15, 2022

3/15/2022
Ruth Etting - "Shine on Harvest Moon" Van & Schenck - "Get Out and Get Under the Moon" [0:02:36] DJ Fablio - "Please Pledge for the Old Codger" [0:12:58] Sophie Tucker - "I Ain't Taking Orders from No One" [0:14:02] Gerald Wiggins - "S'posin'" [0:16:57] Curly Weaver & Blind Willie McTell - "Tricks Ain't Walkin' No More" [0:20:57] George Formby - "It's a Grand and Healthy Life" [0:35:42] Blue Bird Trio - "When Mickey Mouse and Minnie's in Town" [0:38:41] Vaughn De Leath - "Ukulele...

Duration:01:09:00

Money donated during this hour funds the Codger's "infrastructure" needs (whiskey, cigars, Chinese takeout, rare 78rpm discs). Booker T. Bodenheim co-hosts. from Mar 8, 2022

3/8/2022
Fletcher Henderson - "Queer Notions" Slim Gaillard - "Potato Chips" [0:03:14] Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra - "Jack the Bellboy" [0:11:34] Euneeda Bodenheim - "Give to the Old Codger Today!" [0:14:06] Ruth Etting - "Keep Sweeping Cobwebs off the Moon" [0:15:32] Sheila B - "The Ladies Review Courtney T. Edison" [0:18:34] Sophie Tucker - "I'm the Last of the Red Hot Mamas" [0:19:39] George Formby - "Swimmin' With the Wimmin" [0:28:59] The BBC Dance Orchestra - "Mickey's Son and...

Duration:01:07:14

Everybody deserves a 22nd chance! from Mar 1, 2022

3/1/2022
Rube Bloom - "Soliloquy" Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Trio - "Clawin' the Frets" [0:02:38] Gus Bodenheim - "Bodenheim History Month, ep. 1" [0:09:04] Reginald Foresythe and His Orchestra - "The Duke Insists" [0:11:48] Henry Thomas - "Bull Doze Blues" [0:14:36] Dodo Marmarosa Trio - "Dodo's Blues" [0:18:02] Lonnie Johnson and Blind Willie Dunn (Eddie Lang) - "Two Tone Stomp" [0:21:14] King Radio - "Man Smart, Woman Smarter" [0:24:12] Slim Gaillard Trio - "Cement Mixer (Put-ti-Put-ti)"...

Duration:01:07:48

Says that much of what he hears on WFMU reminds him of "large stones being thrown into a dump-cart." from Feb 22, 2022

2/22/2022
Little Jack Little - "Three O'Clock in the Morning" Trio Servando Diaz - "Param Pan Pin" [0:02:43] Euneeda Bodenheim - "The Old Codger Mailbag" [0:10:20] Gertrude Lawrence - "Experiment" [0:12:40] Howard McGhee Sextet - "Midnight at Minton's" [0:15:20] Carl Kress & Dick McDonough - "Chicken a La Swing" [0:18:20] Ruth Etting - "Now I'm in Love" [0:20:34] Mary Lou Williams and Her Trio - "Roll 'Em" [0:23:12] Gus Bodenheim - "Let's Build a Drugs Caddy" [0:31:16] Frankie Jaxon and Tampa...

Duration:01:08:05

An hour listening to The Old Codger Show is 12 minutes well-spent. from Feb 15, 2022

2/15/2022
Gus Bodenheim - "Old Codger Non-Discrimination Policy" [0:00:00] Dodo Marmarosa Trio - "Bopmatism" [0:01:36] Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang - "Handful of Riffs" [0:08:32] Beryl Booker (p), Mary Osborne (g), and June Rotenberg (b) - "Low Ceiling" [0:11:22] Jack McVea - "Groove Juice" [0:14:37] Eddie Walters - "Makin' Whoopee" [0:17:28] Dusty Fletcher - "Open the Door Richard" [0:21:09] Gus Bodenheim - "The 2022 Rummy Awards" [0:29:01] George Gershwin - "When Do We Dance? (from "Tip...

Duration:01:08:23

There are forms of bowel cancer that have higher approval ratings than the Codger. from Feb 8, 2022

2/8/2022
Earl "Fatha" Hines - "Glad Rag Doll" Mississippi Sheiks - "Stop and Listen Blues" [0:02:50] Gus Bodenheim - "Sly Weasel Medi-Spirits™" [0:10:43] Ruth Etting - "So Is Your Old Lady" [0:12:46] Wilmoth Houdini with the Lionel Belasco Orchestra - "Caroline" [0:15:49] Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five - "Small Town Boy" [0:18:52] Mary Lou Williams - "Sagittarius" [0:21:35] Riley Puckett - "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)" [0:27:58] Teddy Brown - "Canadian Capers" [0:30:32] Baby Dodds - "Drum...

Duration:01:08:28

A distended gasbag of terribleness. from Feb 1, 2022

2/1/2022
George Gershwin - "Preludes for Piano: 1. (Allegro ben ritmato e deciso); 2. (Andante con moto e poco rubato); 3. (Agitato)" - Gershwin: Preludes for Piano [0:00:00] Gus Bodenheim - "Sly Weasel — It's Codgerlicious!" - Sly Weasel Hit-of-the-Week [0:08:43] Nick Lucas - "Teasing the Frets" - Brunswick 6508 [0:10:29] Mississippi Sheiks - "He Calls That Religion" - Paramount 13142 [0:12:49] Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five - "Pan Pan" - Decca 12793 [0:16:22] Wynonie Harris - "I Like My...

Duration:01:06:49

So old his blood type was discontinued. from Jan 25, 2022

1/25/2022
Regal Jazz Band - "Get Out and Get Under the Moon" - unknown 78 rpm disc Lionel Hampton & His Just Jazz All Stars & Oscar Peterson - "It's a Blue World" - Lionel Hampton & His Just Jazz All Stars & Oscar Peterson 78 [0:02:34] Euneeda Bodenheim - "The Old Codger Mailbag" - Missives from Our Saintly Listeners [0:09:50] Coot Grant and Kid Wilson - "Have Your Chill, I'll Be Here When Your Fever Rises" - Paramount 12317 (with Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra) [0:13:12] The Harmonettes - "That's...

Duration:01:08:24

Descended from some of the great rope and lamppost artists of the world. from Jan 18, 2022

1/18/2022
Bix Beiderbecke - "In a Mist" Coot Grant and Kid Wilson - "Rasslin' 'Til the Wagon Comes" [0:02:41] Gus Bodenheim - "Codgertopia™" [0:09:28] Earl Hines - "Child of a Disordered Brain" [0:11:47] Lonnie Johnson - "I'm Just Dumb" [0:14:37] Sidney Bechet - "Blue Horizon" [0:17:34] Ruth Etting - "Together We Two" [0:22:03] Dick McDonough - "Dick Bernstein Ramble" [0:28:17] Ham Gravy (Washboard Sam with Black Bob) - "Who Pumped the Wind in My Doughnut" [0:30:23] Louis Jordan and His...

Duration:01:08:30