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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




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






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


He's a crusty parasite and WFMU is the host organism. from Jul 25, 2017

Sonny Burns & the Western Cherokees - "Waltzing with Sin" The Pilgrim Travelers - "Jesus is the First Line Defense" Harry Choates & His Fiddle - "Harry Choates Special" Wilmoth Houdini - "Rum and Coca-Cola Parts 1 and 2" Camille Howard - "Million Dollar Boogie" Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang - "Cheese & Crackers" Noël Coward - "Poor Little Rich Girl" The Ticklers - "Healing in the Balm Yard" Memphis Slim & His House Rockers - "Guitar Cha Cha Cha" Howlin' Wolf - "Evil is Goin' On" Blue...

Duration: 01:09:15

His karma deficit is beyond recoupment. from Jul 18, 2017

Seven Little Polar Bears - "Since She Learned to Ride a Horse" Blind Boy Fuller - "Step It Up and Go" The Executor - "Three Friends' Advice" Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang - "Penn Beach Blues" The Ink Spots - "Knock-Kneed Sal (on the Mourner's Bench)" Duke Ellington & His Harlem Footwarmers - "Rockin' in Rhythm" Geechie Wiley - "Last Kind Word Blues" Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five - "A Man's Best Friend is a Bed" Hal Herzon - "Pop-a-Do" Frankie Trumbauer, Bix Beiderbecke & Eddie Lang -...

Duration: 01:09:21

He doesn't choose the lesser of two evils; he chooses the one he hasn't tried before. (Codger fills for Antique Phono Hour, 8-9pm Eastern) from Jun 14, 2016

Wynonie Harris - "Grandma Plays the Numbers" George Formby - "It's a Grand and Healthy Life" Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra - "The New East St. Louis Toodle-oo" Bea Foote - "Try and Get It" Bobby Gordon & His Rhythm - "Lady from St. Paul" Fletcher Henderson & Connie's Inn Orchestra - "Radio Rhythm" Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys - "Serenade to a Wealthy Widow" Moondog - "Wildwood" Peter Van Woerden - "Bomb Attack" Roy Smeck - "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" Noel Coward -...

Duration: 01:07:54

Codger (1926): "Valentino must have a successor somewhere, and it might as well be me." from Apr 5, 2016

Butterbeans & Susie - "I Got Your Bath Water On" Baby Dodds - "Buddy Bolden's Blues #1" Sophie Tucker - "50 Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong" George Formby - "I Wonder Who's Under Her Balcony Now" Roy Brown & His Mighty-Mighty Men - "Butcher Pete, Pt. 1" Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra with Bix Beiderbecke - "Baltimore" Dizzy Gillespie - "The Champ, Pts. 1 & 2" Cab Calloway - "Wake Up and Live" The Rhythmic Troubadours - "Ali Baba's Camel" Ambrose & His Orchestra - "War Dance for Wooden...

Duration: 01:08:42

Shut Up, Hippies! (Fill-in for Shut Up, Weirdo, 6-7pm Eastern) from Dec 25, 2015

Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra - "Queer Notions" Baby Dodds Trio - "Chocko Mo Feendo Hey" George Formby - "It's a Grand and Healthy Life" Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang - "The Wolf Wobble" Wynonie Harris & His All-Stars - "Big City Blues" Butterbeans & Susie - "Get Yourself a Monkey Man, Make Him Strut His Stuff" Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - "Delta Serenade" Bruz Fletcher - "Keep an Eye on His Business" Red Norvo & Mae Questel - "The Broken Record" Martha Tilton with the Benny Goodman...

Duration: 01:08:42

"The Codger is endowed with awful powers of evil, to the exercise of which he might at any time set his malignant will." – Ambrose Bierce from Sep 15, 2015

Noel Coward - "I'm Old Fashioned" Baby Dodds - "Les Ognons" Ukulele Ike - "Red Hot Mamma" John Kirby Sextet - "Blues Petite" Geri Galian and His Caribbean Rhythm Boys - "Jungle Rhumba" Dinah Washington & the Ravens - "Hey, Good Lookin'" George Formby - "Grandad's Flannelette Nightshirt" Pee Wee King - "I Don't Mind" Walter Gross - "Creepy Weepy (A Boogie-Woogie Study)" Jessie Knight & His Combo - "Nothing But Money" Trio Hermanas Marquez - "Fuera Contigo" Harry Reser's Six Jumping Jacks -...

Duration: 01:08:26

Spittoons optional. from Jul 14, 2015

Roaring Lion - "I Can Make More Love Than Romeo" Baby Dodds - "Mo Pas Lemme Ca #1" The Six Hottentots with Irving Kaufmann - "I'm in Love Again" Ben Webster with Bob Howard & His Orchestra - "The Ghost of Dinah" Roberta Lee - "If You Don't Know No Common Folks" Winifred Atwell - "17th Century Boogie" Ikey Robinson Band - "Rub Me Some More" Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra with Bix Beiderbecke - "Crying All Day" Eddie Cantor - "If You Knew Susie (Like I Know Susie)" Joe Loco and His...

Duration: 01:08:36

Likes his lovin' the same way he likes his cars: hand-cranked. from Dec 24,

Lil Johnson - "My Baby (Squeeze Me Again)" Willie Bryant - "Chimes at the Meeting" Mildred Bailey - "Long About Midnight" Sammy Price - "Do You Dig My Jive?" George Olson & His Music - "Pu-Leeze! Mister Hemingway" Margaret Young w/Bennie Krueger's Orchestra - "Stumbling" Lou Holden & His Disciples of Rhythm - "A Windy Day on Outer Drive" Blanche Calloway & Her Joy Boys - "You Ain't Livin' Right" Libby Holman - "Find Me a Primitive Man" The Harmonians (Vcl: Irving Kaufman) - "Hello...

Duration: 01:11:13

He's the spokesman for his generation—because he's the only one left. from

Lionel Hampton - "Hot Mallets" Billy Strayhorn Trio - "Johnny Come Lately" Tampa Red Orchestra - "I'm Gonna Get High" Bix Beiderbecke & His Gang - "Rhythm King" Sophie Tucker - "I Don't Want to Get Thin" Lord Kitchener - "Kitch's Bebop Calypso" Earl Hines - "Child of a Disordered Brain" Willie Bryant - "Viper's Moan" Carson Robison - "Get Your Gun and Come Along (We're Fixin' to Kill a Skunk)" Nanja Raho - "Dinah Rhythm Laugh" Fats Waller - "Slightly Less Than Wonderful / There's a Gal in...

Duration: 01:09:30

An hour of purloined platters rudely interrupted by grating harangues and e

Django Reinhardt - "Parfum" Clarence Williams & James P. Johnson - "How Can I Be Blue?" Mildred Bailey - "The Little Man Who Wasn't There" Eugene Wright & His Dukes of Swing - "Pork 'n' Beans" George Formby - "The Joo-Jah Tree" Chin's Calypso Sextet (vocal: E. Bedasse) - "Industrial Fair" Cab Calloway - "What's Buzzin' Cousin" Sidney Bechet - "Jungle Drums" Mamie Smith - "There's Be No Freebies at Miss Jenny's Ball" Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends - "Mama Don't Allow It" Dixon Brothers -...

Duration: 01:06:47

The Fossil Fool Fills in for Mac's Antique Phono Hour from Mar 18, 2014

Ambrose & His Orchestra - "Tarantula" George Formby - "It's No Use Looking at Me" Mary Lou Williams - "Zonky" Sophie Tucker - "I Know That My Baby is Cheating on Me" Bix, Tram and Lang - "Wringin' and Twistin'" Bert Williams - "Not Lately" Ted Steele and His Novatones - "Azure" Lil Armstrong and Her Orchestra - "It's Murder" Trio Matamoros - "Son de la Loma" Jimmie Rodgers - "He's in the Jailhouse Now" The King Cole Trio - "The Geek" Olive Kline and Elsie Baker - "Beautiful Ohio" Ruth...

Duration: 01:09:08

Life was so much simpler when there were only three Stooges. from Jan 6, 20

Edmond Hall - "Celestinal Express" Oscar Buddy Woods - "Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away" Stuff Smith - "Sam, The Vegetable Man" George Formby - "Like the Big Pots Do" Lydia Mendoza - "Los Besos de mi Negra" Fats Navarro & Tadd Dameron - "Jahbero" Roy Brown & His Mighty-Mighty Men - "Butcher Pete, Pt. 1" Ruth Etting - "Me!" Peerless Quartet - "In Blinky, Winky, Chinky Chinatown" Tom Crowley Orchestra - "Doc O'ligy" Cab Calloway & His Orchestra - "The Jumpin' Jive" Cliff Edwards - "Sunday"...

Duration: 01:08:31

Tonight's forecast: partly cranky with a 60% chance of rage. from Nov 12, 2

Larry Clinton Orchestra - "Midnight in the Madhouse" Cab Calloway and His Orchestra - "A Strictly Cullud Affair" Julia Lee and Her Boy Friends - "Mama Don't Allow" George Formby - "I Don't Like" Sol Hoopii - "Fascinating Rhythm" Blind Alfred Reed - "Woman's Been After Man Ever Since" Lydia Mendoza - "Tu Diras" Willard Robison - "Beale Street Blues" Fats Waller - "Gladyse" Eddie Cantor - "When It Comes to Loving the Girls" Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - "Rendezvous with Rhythm" Florence...

Duration: 01:10:39

All the vices you admire, with none of the virtues you detest. from Aug 13,

Florence Brady - "Here Comes the Show Boat" Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet - "Jammin' in Four" Butterbeans & Susie - "That Same Dog" Slim Gaillard - "Communication" The Coon-Sanders Orchestra - "Roodles" Ruth Etting - "After You've Gone" George Formby - "Sitting on the Sands All Night" Milt Herth Trio - "Satan Takes a Holiday" Billy Murray - "Rose of Washington Square" Leslie Sarony with Jay Wilbur Orchestra - "Misery Farm" Fats Waller and the Louisiana Sugar Babes - "Willow Tree" Billie...

Duration: 01:09:05

Thrice-removed from the outskirts of reason. from Apr 16, 2013

Norman Long - "We Can't Let You Broadcast That" Truett and George - "Ghost Dance" Bix Beiderbecke & Frankie Trumbauer - "Goose Pimples" Florence Brady - "Sunshine" Lydia Mendoza - "Los Besos de mi Negra" George Formby - "It's a Grand and Healthy Life" Bessie Jackson - "Barbecue Bess" Wynonie Harris - "I Like My Baby's Pudding" Alphonso et Son Orchestre Typique Antillais - "Chain' la Lou" Polly Walker - "Where Were You? Where Was I?" The Savoy Havana Band (vocal: Ramon Newton) - "Masculine...

He's not old enough to have known the baby Jesus, but he recalls as a youth

The Mighty Spoiler - "Wake Up Christmas Morning" Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra with Henry Glover - "Who Said Shorty Wasn't Coming Back?" Jimmie Rodgers - "What's It!" Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds - "Don't Care Blues" George Formby - "Easy-Going Chap" Edith Wilson - "Rules & Regulations "Signed Razor Jim"" Helen Kane - "I'd Go Barefoot All Winter Long" Cliff Carlisle - "Shanghai Rooster Yodel" Haitian Orchestra with Sidney Bechet - "Sous les Palmiers" Sophie Tucker - "He Hadn't Up Till...

Courtney usurps the Antique Phonograph Hour Again from Dec 4, 2012

Bud Freeman & His Summa Cum Laude Orchestra - "The Eel" - Bluebird 10386 George Formby - "Swimmin' With the Wimmin" - Decca 3666 Kitty Gray & Her Wampus Cats with Oscar "Buddy" Woods - "Baton Rouge Rag" - Vocalion SA-2846 Spivy - "The Alley Cat" - Exclusive S-101B Paul Whiteman's Sax Soctette - "I Kiss Your Hand, Madame" - Decca 2467 Noel Coward - "Don't Let's Be Beastly to the Germans" - Codgerphone B-666 Billy Jones & Ernest Hare - "Mr. Hoover & Mr. Smith" - Edison 52367 Waikiki Hawaiian...

A quasi-life force fueled by steamed cabbage, cigar stubs plucked from the

Lucille Bogan - "Barbecue Bess" Nick Lucas - "Teasin' the Frets" Tampa Red - "Let Me Play with Your Poodle" Sophie Tucker - "I Never Can Think of the Words" Bo Carter - "Beans" Marion Harris - "We Love It" Larry Adler - "Smoking Reefers" Jack Hodges - "Everything Is Fresh Today" Blind Boy Fuller - "Jivin' Woman Blues" Wilmoth Houdini - "He Had It Coming" Butterbeans & Susie - "I Can't Use You" Cleo Gibson - "I've Got Ford Movements in My Hips" Lecuona Cuban Boys - "Taboo" Billy Jones -...

He's gone from crazy to foolish. Progress! from May 8, 2012

Hambone Willie Newbern - "Roll and Tumble Blues" Ruth Etting - "Cigarettes, Cigars!" Tommy McClennan - "I'm a Guitar King" James P. Johnson - "You've Got to Be Modernistic" Carl Martin - "Joe Lewis Blues" Sophie Tucker - "When a Lady Meets A Gentleman Down South" The Four Clefs - "I Like Pie, I Like Cake" Bessie Smith - "Kitchen Man" Mississippi Bracey - "You Scolded Me and Drove Me" Bruz Fletcher - "My Doctor" Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines - "Sugar Foot Strut" Aileen Stanley - "I'll Never...

He neither strives for achievement nor risks failure, focusing instead on s

Bert Williams - "When I Return" Frank Trumbauer Orchestra - "There'll Come a Time" Wendell Hall - "There's a Trick in Pickin' a Chick Chick Chicken These Days" Vaughn De Leath - "Tin Pan Parade" Harry Reser - "Ukulele Lady" Victoria Spivey - "One Hour Mama" Sophie Tucker - "Oh! You Have No Idea" The Trix Sisters - "I'm Crazy Over You" Bruz Fletcher - "The Hellish Mrs. Haskell" Los Cuatro Huasos - "Veinticinco Limones" Clara Smith - "My John Blues" Larry Adler - "Solitude" Eddie Cantor - "My...
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