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

Records featuring the potato & the sweet potato.  Songs include: Potato Head Blues, Solid Potato Salad, The Yam, Sweet Potato Piper, All That Meat and No Potatoes, Sweet Potato Swing & Hot Potato.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Ella Mae Morse, Glenn Miller, The Foursome, Johnny Dodds and Thomas "Fats" Waller.

Direct download: Potato_Songs.mp3
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Songs include: I Can't Get Started, Bei Mir Bist du Shoen, Nobodys Darlin But Mine, Why Was I Born, The Dipsy Doodle, The Merry Go Round Broke Down and Dinner Music For a Pack of Hungry Cannibals.

Performers include: Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Davis, Billie Holiday, Raymond Scott, The Andrews Sisters, The Boston Pops Orchestra and Sonny Boy Williamson I.

Direct download: 1937_Part_2.mp3
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Songs include: God Bless America, The Stars and Stripes Forever, Belle, Belle, My Liberty Belle, Victory Stride, America and Song of Freedom.

Performers include: Sousa's Band, The Goldman Band, Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller, Guy Mitchell and Bob Crosby.

Direct download: Independence_Day_2015.mp3
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Part one of a series on great records recorded in 1937. Records include: One O'Clock Jump, Sing,Sing,Sing, Let's Call The Whole Thing Off, Hellhound On My Trail, Loch Lomand, In The Shade of The Old Apple Tree & Mozart's 40th Symphony. 

Performers include: Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Maxine Sullivan, the Mills Brothers, Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Robert Johnson, Thomas "Fats" Waller and Arturo Toscanini.

Direct download: 1937_Part_one.mp3
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Songs include: Summertime, Indian Summer, In the  Good Old Summertime, Summer Holiday, Summer Night and Summertime Is Past And Gone. 

Performers include: Bill Monroe, Sarah Vaughn, Artie Shaw, Abe Lyman, Greta Keller, the John Philip Sousa Band and Charlie Patton.

Direct download: Summer_Songs_2015.mp3
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The songs of lyricist, Mitchell Parish.  Songs include: Stardust, Sleigh Ride, Stars Fell On Alabama, The Lamp is Low, My Window Faces the South,Sweet Loraine, Stairway to the Stars and Moonlight Serenade.

Performers include: Thomas "Fats" Waller, Dinah Shore, Hoagy Carmichael, Nat King Cole, Jack Teagarden and Beverly Kenney.

Direct download: Mitchell_Parish.mp3
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Alternate versions of the same song.  Songs include: Runnin Wild, Tiger Rag, Open the Door Richard, Caravan and San Antonio Rose.

Performers include: Art Tatum, Benny Goodman, Bob Wills, Louis Jordan, Bing Crosby, Larry Adler, Sy Oliver and Les Paul & Mary Ford.

Direct download: Double_Plays_Part_2.mp3
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Songs include: Tumbling Tumbleweeds, I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart, Are You Tired of Me My Darlin, Taking Off, I Ain't Got Nobody and I'm Rolling On.  Performers include: The Prairie Ramblers, The Girls of the Golden West, Gene Autry, the Delmore Brothers, Milton Brown, Bob Wills, Jimmie Davis and patsy Montana.

Direct download: Country_Music_1935.mp3
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Female big band singers form the 1930s and 1940s, including: Edyth Wright, Ella Fitzgerald, Kitty Kallen, Blanche Calloway, June Christy, Jo Stafford and Ivy Anderson.

Songs include: It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing, It's Been a Long, Long, Time, Skylark, The Music Goes Round and Round, The Dipsy Doodle and Lonely Woman.

Direct download: Girl_Singer.mp3
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   Jazz bands play train songs.  Songs include: Daybreak Express,  Take the A Train, Honky Tonk Train Blues, Night Train, Cannonball Express and Down By the Station.

Performers include: Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Forrest, Bob Crosby and Slim Gillard.

Direct download: All_Aboard_The_Jazz_Train.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:32 PM