Music From 100 Years Ago
Music from the early days of the 20th Century with comments.

Highlights from this year's list of inductees to the National Recording Registry.

Artists include: Paul Whiteman, Narcisco Martinez, Maria Callas, Alex North, Memphis Minnie, Russ Hodges and Chet Baker.

Direct download: The_National_Recording_Registry_11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:36pm CDT

This month's Beethoven podcast features  a 1951 recording of the Moonlight Sonata by German pianist Walter Gieseking.

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_3_Moonlight_Sonata.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:34am CDT

Songs include: 'When the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day, Copper Colored Gal, On the Mercury, The Iron Hat, The Moon Is a Silver Dollar, Tin Roof Blues & Platinum Love.

Musicians include: King Oliver, Bing Crosby, Ben Webster, They Raye Sisters, Bob Wills, Colman Hawkins & the Firehouse Five + Two.

Direct download: Metals.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:59pm CDT

Performers include: Lovie Austin, Terry Pollard, Valaida Snow, Lil Hardin Armstrong, Hazel Scott, Mary Lou Williams, Sarah Vaughan & Billie Holiday.

Music Includes: You Can't Lose a Broken Heart, Caravan, Mamblues, Let's Get Happy Together, Aquarius & Swingin the Boogie.

Direct download: Black_Women_In_Jazz_2020.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:05pm CDT

Celebrating 14 years of this podcast!

Music includes: Ain't Misbehavin, Step It Up and Go, Down Home Rag, Go Where I Send Thee, Waltz in C-Sharp Minor, Cross Your Heart and I Shall Wear a Golden Crown.

Performers include: Artie Shaw, Blind Boy Fuller, Anita O'Day, Arizona Dranes, Alfred Cortot and the Swift Jewel Cowboys.

Direct download: 14th_Anniversary_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:48pm CDT

Famous 78s, along with their lesser-known B sides.

Musicians include: Glenn Miller, Billie Holiday, Coleman Hawkins, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra.

Direct download: A_and_B_Sides.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:17pm CDT

Songs include: There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere, Jingle Jangle, Deep In the Heart of Texas, Try Me One More Time, Cherokee Maiden, Rosalita and Wreck on the Highway.

Performers include: Bob Wills, Patsy Montana, Ernest Tubb, Al Dexter, Tex Ritter, Roy Acuff and Jimmie Davis.

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Direct download: Country_Music_1942.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:34am CDT

This month's salute to Beethoven on his 250th anniversary year, is a 1939 performance of the Choral Fantasy Op. 80. The NBC Symphony & the Westminster Choir are conducted by Arturo Toscanini. Ania Dorfmann is the pianist.

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_2_The_Choral_Fantasy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:24pm CDT

Another color-themed show, with songs concerning yellow.

Songs include: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Yellow Dog Blues, The Moon Was Yellow, A Little Yellow Ribbon, The Yellow Rose of Texas, Yellow Fire and Yellow Duck.

Performers include: Bessie Smith, Bing Crosby, Gene Autry, Zoot Sims, Ella Fitzgerald, Earl Hines, Nat King Cole and Eddie Condon.

Direct download: Yellow_Music_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:23pm CDT

Songs include: My Love Comes Down, I'm In the Mood For Love, Lover, Falling In Love Again, Love Walked In, That's How Much I Love You and Comes Love.

Performers include: Rudy Vallee, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Artie Shaw, Art Tatum, Frank Sinatra, Russ Colombo and Ella Fitzgerald.

Direct download: Valentines_Day_220.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40am CDT

Songs include: Harlem On a Saturday Night, Harlem Strut, Drop Me Off In Harlem, I'm Red Hot From Harlem and Harlem On My Mind.

Artists include: Duke Ellington, Ethyl Waters. Adelaide Hall, Cab Calloway, Lil Hardin Armstrong, Slim Gaillard and James P. Johnson.

Direct download: Harlem_On_My_Mind_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:21pm CDT

The first of a monthly series marking Beethoven's 250th birthday.  Music includes the Turkish March form the Ruins of Athens and the Funeral March form the Eroica Symphony.

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_1_Marches.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57am CDT

Music includes: Billy Goat Stomp, Sheep May Safely Graze, Goat Blues, Black Sheep Blues, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Hymn to a Goat and I Wanna Count Sheep.

Performers include: Jelly Roll Morton, Willie"the Lion" Smith, Hal McInttyre,  Roy Rogers, Bartlett & Robertson, Teddy Wilson and Pete Daily.

Direct download: Sheep_and_Goats.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30am CDT

Celebrating musicians born 100 years ago this year.  Musicians include: Charlie Parker, Hazel Scott, Peggy Lee, Dave Brubeck, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bonnie Davis, Eileen Farrell & Mickey Rooney.

Direct download: Centennials_2020.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:02pm CDT

Some of the top hits of 1920, including Swanee, Apple Blossom Time, Whispering, You'd Be Surprised, Crazy Blues and The Japanese Sandman.

Performers include: Al Jolson, Mamie Smith, Eddie Cantor, Nora Bayes, Paul Whiteman and Marion Harris.

Direct download: 1920.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:03pm CDT

Records left off of earlier podcasts and a tribute to musicians who passed away in 2019.

Performers include: Bessie Smith, Montana Taylor, Jelly Roll Morton, Lena Horne, Charlie Parker, Ada Brown, Django Rheinhart and Anita O'Day.

Direct download: Leftovers_27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:05pm CDT

Songs include: Steps, Five Step, I'm Stepping Out With a Memory, Everybody Step, You Stepped Out Of a Dream and Step Up and Shake My Hand.

Performers include: Chick Webb, Paul Whiteman, Dave Brubeck, Coleman Hawkins, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller.

Direct download: Step.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:13am CDT

A special, short podcast marking the 249th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. Works performed are the Creatures of Prometheus overture and the Coriolan overture. Arturo Toscanini and Reginald Goodall conduct.

Direct download: Beethoven_Birthday_2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:57am CDT

For episode 666, a collection of evil music., including: Sinful Blues, Hard Time Killing Floor, Oh I'm Evil, Witches' Sabbath, Pretty Polly, Me and the Devil and It Ain't Necessarily So.

Performers include: Maxine Sullivan, Robert Johnson, Skip James, Ella Fitzgerald, Una Mae Carlise, Pierre Monteux, Dock Boggs, Bessie Smith and Count Basie.

Direct download: 666_Evil_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:23pm CDT

Songs include: Jingle Bells, The Twelve Days of Christmas, the Merry Christmas Waltz, Here Comes Santa Claus, If It Doesn't Snow On Christmas, May Every Day Be Christmas and What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

Performers include: Bing Crosby, the Andrews Sisters, Woody Herman, Nelson Eddy, Doris Day, George Hall, Louis Jordan and Gene Autry.

Direct download: Christmas_2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:42pm CDT

Songs include: In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening, Cool Breeze, Cool Blues, Cool Train and Keep Cool Fool.

Artists  include: Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Otis, Bing Crosby, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Kenton.

Direct download: Cool_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:17pm CDT

Artists include: Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bessie Smith, Lonnie Johnson, Victoria Spivey, Cow Cow Davenport, The Memphis Jug Band, Blind Willie McTell Charlie Patton & Blind Willie Johnson

Songs include: Blue Spirit Blues, Let Your Light Shine On Me, I Can't Stand It, Tin Cup Blues, Down the Dirt Road Blues and Police Dog Blues.

Direct download: Blues_1929.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25pm CDT

Songs include: King Porter Stomp, Cotton Club Stomp, Steamboat Stomp, Black Spider Stomp and Special Delivery Stomp.

Musicians include: Jelly Roll Morton, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Harry James, James P, Johnson, Artie Shaw and Kid Ory.

Direct download: A_Stomping_Good_Time.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41pm CDT

Songs include: Rock Me To Sleep, Little Rock Getaway, I Want to Rock. Bed Rock Blues, Rock It Boogie and Solid As a Rock.

Performers include: Harry James, Count Basie, Helen Humes, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Pete Johnson, Art Hodes and Big Joe Turner.

Direct download: Rock_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:40pm CDT

To celebrate autumn, a show about leaves.  Songs include: Autumn Leaves, I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover, Tea Leaves, Leaf By Leaf the Roses Fall, Maple Leaf Rag and When the Leaves bid the Trees Goodbye.

Performers include: Art Moody,  Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Frankie Carle, Connie  Boswell, Victor Young and the Edison Male Quartet.

Direct download: Leaves.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:01pm CDT

The final episode in the Jazz Classics series features ionic jazz recordings from the late 1940s & early 50s.

Records include: Relaxin at Camarillo, Lady Bird, Four Brothers, Crosscurrent, Tempus Fugit, Manteca, Overtime and Criss Cross.

Performers include: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Narvarro, Bud Powell, Woody Herman, Miles Davis, Lennie Tristanio , Dave Brubeck and the Metronone All Stars.

Direct download: Jazz_Classics_1946-1951.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20am CDT

Songs include: Careless Hands, Handful of Keys, I'm An Old Cowhand, Time On My Hands, Cold In Hand Blues, Overhand & Precious Lord, Hold My Hand.

Performers include: Mel Torme, Bessie Smith, Whispering Jack Smith, Billie Holiday, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Benny Goodman Quartet & Thomas "Fats" Waller.

Direct download: Hand.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:37pm CDT

Our annual Halloween show, featuring: Bessie Smith, Bing Crosby, Lena Horne, Borrah Minevitch, Patsy Montana, Cyril Smith and the Victor Military Band.

Songs include: The Ghost Walk, The Headless Horseman, Haunted Town, Cemetery Blues, Zombie and With Her Head Tucked Under Her Arm.

Direct download: Halloween_2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24pm CDT

Songs include: Moaning Low, Out In the New Moan Hay, Moaning the Blues, K.C. Moan, Texas Moaner Blues, Moaning In the Morning and That Moaning Saxophone Rag.

Musicians include: Blind Lemon Jefferson, Libby Holman, Hank Williams, Tommy Dorsey, Clara Smith, The Six Brown Brothers, The Mills Brothers and the Six Jumping Jacks.

Direct download: Moan.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:12am CDT

Songs about trains.  Songs include: Honky Tonk Train Blues, Take the A Train, Night Train, Train Whistle Blues, Uptown Express and Freight Train Boogie.

Performers include: The Delmore Brothers, Jimmy Forest, Harry James, Cab Calloway, Milt Hearth, Woody Guthrie and Trixie Smith.

Direct download: All_Aboard.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:57am CDT

A tribute to musician who died in 1965.  Musicians Include: Nat King Cole, Dorothy Dandridge, Joe Falcon, Albert Schweitzer, Tadd Dameron, Mayra Hess and Janette MacDonald.

 

Direct download: Obituaries_1965.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:03pm CDT

Songs include: On the Trail, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, Blue Shadows On the Trail, The Oregon Trail, Hellhound On My Trail and North of the Mohawk Trail.

Performers include: Roy Rogers, Robert Johnson, Patti Page, Ozzie Nelson, Cab Calloway, Henry Burr and Woody Guthrie.

Direct download: On_the_Trail.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03pm CDT

Works include: Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Midsummer Night's Dream, Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata, Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On Greensleeves, Bach: Sonata #3 for Solo Violin & Chopin: Polonaise In A Flat.

Performers include: Arthur Fiedler, Dennis Brain, Vladimir Horowitz, Rudolf Serkin, Leopold Stokowski and George Enescu.

 

Direct download: Classical_Music_Month_2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:54pm CDT

Songs dealing with magic, including: Some Enchanted Evening, That Old Black Magic, Voodoo Woman Blues, The Magic Tree, Grandpa's Spells and Mister Magician.

Performers include: Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Nat King Cole, Llene Woods, Dave Brubeck, Jimmy Witherspoon, Charlie Barnet & Ozzie Nelson.

Direct download: its_magic_show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:05pm CDT

Iconic jazz recordings from the early 1940s. Music includes: Take the A Train, Night In Tunisia, Round Midnight, Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby, Laura, Lover Man  & Boogie Woogie Man.

Performers include: Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Woody Herman, Albert Ammons & Pete Johnson, Stan Kenton and Dizzy Gillespie.

Direct download: Jazz_Classics_1941-1945.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:27pm CDT

Songs include: Mountain Music, When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain, Mountain Dew, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Mountain Greenery & Mountain Top Blues.

Artists include: Kate Smith, Bessie Smith, Ozzie Nelson, Eugene Ormandy, Flatt & Scruggs, Cab Calloway, Roger Wolfe Kahn & Charlie Shavers.

Direct download: Mountain_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:10pm CDT

Songs include: You Are My Sunshine, San Antonio Rose, I Hung My Head And Cried, Be Honest With Me and Walking the Floor Over You.

Performers include: Bob Wills, Hank Penny, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, Gene Autry and Elton Britt.

Direct download: Country_Music_1941.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:34pm CDT

Musicians include: Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Lawrence Welk, Bob Crosby, Count Basie, Larry Clinton & Ray Noble.

Music includes: Don't Be That Way, Honky Tonk Train Blues, Boogie Woogie, My Reverie, Jumpin At the Woodside & Begin the Beguine.

Direct download: Big_Band_Hits_of_1938.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:56pm CDT

Songs include: I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me. Dancing In the Moonlight, Believe It Beloved, Body and Soul, I'm In the Mood For Love and Yours Is My Heart Alone.

Performers include: Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Ruth Etting, Art Tatum and Louis Jordan.

Direct download: Summer_Love_Songs_2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:44pm CDT

Songs include: You Belong to Me, Tenderly, Flamingo, Wild Side of Life, Oh Happy Day, Kiss of Fire and Caravan.

Performers include: Georgia Gibbs, Earl Bostic, Karen Chandler, Guy Mitchell, Winifred Atwell, Don Howard and Hank Thompson.

Direct download: Million_Sellers_1952.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:11pm CDT

After a long delay, our annual July 4th show. Marches by the Boston Pops, Bunk Johnson, Bob Crosby, The Goldman Band, Ralph Flanagan and (?) The Berlin Philharmonic.

Marches include: The Stars and Stripes Forever, Washington Post, National Emblem, American Patrol, Strike Up the Band & When the Saints Go Marching In.

Direct download: Independence_Day_2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:09pm CDT

Songs include: King Porter Stomp. Queen Isabella, Duke For Dinner, Walking With the King, The Count and Prince Charming.

Performers include: Benny Goodman Sol Hoopii, Erroll Garner, Andy Kirk, Cab Calloway, Harry James and George Lewis.

Direct download: Royality.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:59pm CDT

In time for Jazz Appreciation Month, a program of solo jazz piano. Artists include: Teddy Wilson, Jelly Roll Morton, Lennie Tristano, Art Tatum, Mary Lou Williams and Billy Strayhorn.

Music includes: Blue Skies, Body and Soul, Shreveport Stomps, Bass Goin Crazy, Spontaneous Combustion and It Had to Be You.

Direct download: Solo_Jazz_Piano.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm CDT

Highlights from the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.

Artists include: Cab Calloway, Pablo Casals, Merle Travis, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins and the Victor Military Band.

Records include: Memphis Blues, Gunsmoke: The Cabin, You Don't Know What Love is, Stardust, Blue Serge and Brother, Can You Spare a Dime.

Direct download: national_Recording_Registry_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:14pm CDT

Paying tribute to musicians who died in 1963.  Performers include: Patsy Cline, Elmore James,Lizzie Miles,  Alec Templeton, Edith Piaf, Herbie Nichols, Dick Powell and Dinah Washington.

Songs include: I'll String Along With You, Heartaches, Blue Chopsticks, I Wanna Be Loved, Summertime and  La vie en Rose.

Direct download: Obituaries_1963.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20pm CDT

Songs include: Churchmouse On a Spree, Black Rat Blues, Mickey Mouse's Birthday Party, Three Blind Mice, The Rats and Experiments With Mice.

Performers include: Jimmy Dorsey, Nat King Cole, Robert Wilkins, Ted Fio Rito, Milt Herth and John Dankworth.

Direct download: Rats_and_Mice.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19am CDT

Celebrating 13 years of Music From 100 Years Ago. Music by, Bix Beiderbeck, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Bob Wills, Mozart, Django Reinhardt, Blind Boy Fuller and Beverly Kenney.

Direct download: 13th_Anniversary.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11pm CDT

Boogie Woogie classics from 1939. Tunes include: Steady Rock Blues, Shout For Joy, Deep Fives, Woo Woo and Pinetop's Boogie Woogie.

Performers include: Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis, Harry James, Woody Herman and Clarence Lofton.

Direct download: Boogie_Woogie_1939.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25am CDT

Songs include: Blue Tango, You Belong To Me, Wheel of Fortune, Delicado, The Glo-Worm, Cry and I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.

Performers include: Kay Starr, The Mills Brothers, Al Martino, Patti Page, Johnnie Ray and Leroy Anderson.

Direct download: Million_Selling_Records_1952.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15am CDT

Songs include: Red Sails At Sunset, Barnacle Bill the Sailor, Popeye the Sailor Man, Smooth Sailing and Sail On Blues Blues.

Performers include: Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Lee Wiley, Ella Fitzgerald, Tommy Dorsey, the BBC Dance Orchestra, Hoagy Carmichael and the Six Jumping Jacks.

Direct download: Sailors_and_Sailing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:27pm CDT

Radio transcription of famous African American Big bands from the 1940s.

Musicians include: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Jimmie Lunceford, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Teddy Wilson and Benny Carter.

Direct download: African_American_Band_Leaders_On_the_Radio.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:53pm CDT

Songs about crime and criminals.  Songs include: It's Murder, The Life and Death of John Dillinger, Pickpocket Blues, She's a Killer, Stealing Love, Pretty Boy Floyd and In the Jailhouse Now.

Performers include: Lil  Harding Armstrong, Ivory Joe Hunter, Pat Flowers, Woody Guthrie, Dizzy Gillespie and Bessie Smith.

Direct download: its_a_Crime.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:14pm CDT

Songs with shade in the title. Songs include: In the Sade of the Old Apple Tree, Purple Shades, 90 In the Shade, In the Shade of the Palm and Pull Down the Shade, Marie.

Performers include: Lionel Hampton, the Mills Brothers, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Germaine Sablon and Joni James.

Direct download: Throwing_Shade.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:57pm CDT

More musicians  born 100 years ago this year. Performers include: George Shearing, Anita O'Day, Art Blakey, Lennie Tristanio, Marion Hutton and Pete Seeger.

Direct download: Centennials_2019_Part_Two.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:40pm CDT

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

Direct download: Centennials_2019_Part_One.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:08pm CDT

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.

Direct download: 1919.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36pm CDT

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.

Direct download: Leftovers_26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52pm CDT

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.

Direct download: Jazz_Singers_of_the_1940s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:11pm CDT

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

Direct download: Beethovens_Birthday_2018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:33pm CDT

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.

Direct download: Forgotten_Christmas_Songs_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:10pm CDT

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.

Direct download: Forgotten_Christmas_Songs_Part_One.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:49pm CDT

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.

Direct download: Corner_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11am CDT

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.

Direct download: Father_of_the_Symphony.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:06am CDT

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.

Direct download: Easy_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:42pm CDT

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.

Direct download: Armistice_Centennial.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:28pm CDT

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.

Direct download: three_quarter_time_part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:53am CDT

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.

Direct download: three_Quarter_Time_Part_One.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57am CDT

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.

Direct download: Country_Music_Month_2018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25am CDT

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.

Direct download: Halloween_2018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42am CDT

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.

Direct download: Childrens_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:35pm CDT

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.

Direct download: Million_Selling_Records_1950.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48pm CDT

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

Direct download: Musical_Medleys.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

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.

Direct download: The_Solar_System.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:19pm CDT

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.

Direct download: Classical_Music_Month_2018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:25pm CDT

Songs include: Shrimp Boats, Blue Tango, Cold, Cold Heart, Would I Love You?, Down Yonder, The Loveliest Night of the Year and Come-On-a-My-House.

Performers include: Hank Williams, Tony Bennett, Del Wood, Jo Stafford, Patty Page, Les Paul. Leroy Anderson and Rosemary Clooney.

Direct download: Million_Selling_Records_1951_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30pm CDT

Songs include: Poor Butterfly, Just Like a Butterfly, Butterfly Kick, New Orleans Butterfly & Big Fat Butterfly.

Musicians include: Elizabeth Welch, Duke Ellington, Harry Richman, The All Star Trio, Skeets Tolbert, Hazel Scott & Joe Bushkin.

Direct download: Butterfly_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:25pm CDT

Musicians who passed away in 1975. Musicians include: Bob Wills, Josephine Baker, Louis Jordan, T-Bone Walker, Bernard Hermann, Lefty Frizzell, Leroy Anderson and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Music includes: Caldonia, If You've Got the Money, Prelude & Fugue In A, Bye Bye Blackbird, The Waltzing Cat, Maiden's Prayer and No Worry Blues.

Direct download: Obituaries_1975.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:49pm CDT

Songs include: Mocking Bird Hill, Chains of Love, Indian Love Call, Detour, Jezebel, Too Young and the Syncopated Clock.

Performers include: The Ames Brothers, Patti Page, Slim Whitman, Frankie Laine, Les Paul & Mary Ford and The Weavers.

Direct download: Million_Selling_Records_1951.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

Tunes include: Open the Door Richard, River, Stay Away From My Door, The Boy Next Door, Somebody Changed the Lock On My Door and Who's That Knocking At My Door.

Musicians include: Count Basie, Libby Holman, the Casa Loma Orchestra, Cab Calloway, Ethel Waters and Louis Jordan.

Direct download: Door_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:55am CDT

Songs include: Nobody Know You, Chime's Blues, Jump Steady Blues, Don't Leave Me Daddy, God Moves On the Water, Screamin and Hollarin the Blues and Georgia Bound.

Artists include: Bessie Smith, Charlie Patton, Blind Willie Johnson, Lillian Glinn , Blind Willie McTell and Whistlin Alex Moore.

Direct download: 1929_Blues.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:13am CDT

Highlights from the 1944 Broadway season., including: On the Town, Song of Norway, Bloomer Girl, Porgy and Bess, The Seven Lively Arts and Mexican Hayride.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Maxine Sullivan, Igor Stravinsky, Frank Sinatra and Jack Smith.

Direct download: Broadway_1944.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:32pm CDT

Songs with "light" in the title, including: Blue Moonlight, Lights Out, I'm Beginning to See the Light, By the Light of the Stars and I'll Keep the Lovelight Burning.

Musicians include: Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Lee Wiley, Eddie Duchin, James P. Johnson, Rudy Valee and Eddie Condon.

Direct download: Light_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:24pm CDT

Songs include: Cottontail, Cherokee, Woodchopper's Ball, Frenesi, Rocking Chair, I Can't Get Started and Lester Leaps In.

Performers include: Lester Young, Woody Herman, Coleman Hawkins, Duke Ellington, Mildred Bailey, Artie Shaw, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Barnett and Art Tatum.

Direct download: Jazz_Classics_1936-1940_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:26am CDT

Songs include: Star Spangled Banner, Stars and Stripes Forever, Victory Polka, Battle Hymn of the Republic, American Fantasy and On the Mall.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Janette McDonald, the Lynn Murrary  Singers, the Goldman Band, the Boston pops Orchestra & the NBC Symphony.

Direct download: Independence_Day_2018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:48pm CDT

Records left off earlier podcasts. Songs include: Keepin Out of Mischief Now, The Cross-Eyed Cowboy From Abilene, Doggie In the Window, Lazy Daddy, Thanks For the Memory, Swingin For Joy and This Can't Be Love.

Musicians include: The Light Crust Doughboys, Patty Page, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Les Paul, Josh White and the ODJB.

Direct download: Leftovers_25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:31pm CDT

Songs include: Little White Duck, The Goose Hangs High, The Ugly Duckling, Wild Goose Chase, Lucky Duck and Blue Goose.

Performers include: Duck Ellington, Raymond Scott, Burl Ives, Frank Loesser, Nat King Cole, Bunny Berigan and Coleman Hawkins. 

Direct download: Ducks_and_Geese.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:03pm CDT

To mark the 600th show, highlights from the last 12 years of podcasts. Thanks for all the support over the years. 

Direct download: 600th_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:13am CDT

Songs include: Der Fuhrer's Face, Stalin Wasn't Stalin, Hitler Lives, Berlin Or Bust, Mr. Hitler, Hot Time In the Town of Berlin, Hitler and Hell and Hitler Blues.

Performers include: Spike Jones, Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Rev. J.M. Gates, Rosalie Allen, Bing Crosby, Leadbelly and the Florida Kid.

Direct download: Hitler_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:07pm CDT

Country Hits from the beginning of the Nashville Era.

Songs include: I'm Movin On, I Love You Because, Ain't Nobody's Business, You Don't Have To Be a Baby To Cry, Take Me In Your Arms, Long Gone Lonesome Blues and If You've Got the Money.

Performers include: Hank Snow, Kay Starr, Lefty Frizzell, Gene Autry, Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb and Red Foley.

Direct download: Country_Music_1950.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:29pm CDT

Songs with memory in the title. Songs include: Thanks For the Memory, Memories of You, I can't Put My Arms Around a Memory, You're My Favorite Memory and Blue Memories.

Artists include: Louis Armstrong, Kate Smith, Bob Hope, Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Billy Ecksteine Woody Herman, Andy Iona and Sarah Vaughan.

Direct download: Memories.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17pm CDT

Orchestra versions of famous keyboard works. Music includes: Bach's Toccata and Fugue in d Minor, Chopin's Funeral March, Brahms' Hungarian Dance #5 and Beethoven's Piano Sonata #29.

Performers include: Harry Horlick, Leopold Stokowski, Felix Weingartner & Artur Rodzinski.

Direct download: Orchestral_Transcriptions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37pm CDT

A tribute to musicians who died in 1969, including: Judy Garland, Pee Wee Russel. Skip James, Ella Logan, Wilhelm Backhaus, Wynonie Harris, Spade Cooley and Coleman Hawkins.

Music includes: The Trolley Song, Chopin's Etude #3 Op 10, Body and Soul, Devil Got My Woman, Somebody Changed the Lock On My Door, Detour and Come to the Fair.

 

Direct download: Obituaries_1969.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:55pm CDT

Songs include: Bounce the Ball, Bouncing With Bud, Jersey Bounce, Salt Lake City Bounce, Battery Bounce & Billie's Bounce.

Musicians include: Charlie Parker, Benny Goodman, Bud Powell, Anita O'Day, Errol Gardner, Art Tatum and Lionel Hampton.

Direct download: Bounce.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:15pm CDT

Guitarists include: Charlie Christian, T-Bone Walker, Billy Bauer, Leadbelly, Django Reinhardt, Tony Motola, Les Paul, Oscar Moore and Joaquin Murphey.

Song include: Solo Flight, Call It Stormy Monday, Supersonic, Lover, House of the Rising Sun and To Wild Rose.

 

Direct download: Guitar_Music_1940s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:04am CDT

Songs include: Bluebird On Your Windowsill, Stars Are the Windows of Heaven, My Window Faces the South, Out the Window, The Sun Is At My Window and Ticket Agent, Ease Your Window Down.

Performers include: Bessie Smith, the Andrews Sisters, Leo Reisman, Count Basie, Doris Day, Billy Eckstine and Thomas "Fats" Waller.

Direct download: Window_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:18pm CDT

More highlights from the National Recording Registry. Records by: Merle Travis, Clara Ward, Benny Goodman, The Mississippi Sheiks, Will Rogers, Victor Herbert,  The Ink Spots and the ivory-billed woodpecker.

Records include: How I Got Over, Sitting On Top of the World, The Man I Love, If I Didn't Care, Luck Be A Lady, the Moonlight Sonata, Sixteen Tons and The Dream Medley.

Direct download: National_Recording_Registry_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:06pm CDT

Celebrating Black Women In Jazz Month with: Mary Lou Williams, Lovie Austin, Lil Hardin Armstrong, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Blanche Calloway, Billie Holiday, Hazel Scott, Terry Pollard & Valaida Snow.

Songs include: I Wish That I Were Twins, Seven Come Eleven, Heebie Jebbies, Doing the Suzie Q, Capricorn, Embraceable You, My Last Dollar and Tuxedo Junction.

Direct download: Black_Women_In_Jazz_Month.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:58am CDT

Irish music for St. Patrick's Day. Musicians include: Michael Coleman, John McCormack, Bing Crosby, Paddy Kiloran, The Mills Blue Rhythm Band, Morton Downey and James Melton.

Songs include: I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen, O'Dowd's Favorite, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, Galway Bay and The Girls of Bainbridge.

Direct download: St_Patricks_Day_2018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04pm CDT

To mark 12 years of the podcast, your host plays some of his favorite records. Music includes: My Blue Heaven, Dr. Jazz, I Cover the Waterfront, I'm Praying Humble, How High the Moon, Bach's B Minor Prelude, All of Me and Tis' Autumn.

Artists include: Frank Sinatra, The Bob Crosby Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Edwin Fischer, Jelly Roll Morton, Nat King Cole, Art Tatum, Artie Shaw and Thelonious Monk.

Direct download: 12th_Anniversary_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:57pm CDT

A special.short podcast marking the 340th birthday of composer, Antonio Vivaldi. Includes a 1949 recording of the Oboe Concerto in D Minor Opus 8 Number 9 by Leon Goossens.

Direct download: Vivaldi_Birthday.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:02am CDT