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

Accordion music! Including: Just Because, Tick Tock Polka, My Blue Heaven, Peg O' My Heart, Underneath the Arches, No Minors Allowed  and Cherokee.

Performers include: George Shearing, The Three Suns, Frankie Yankovic, The New York Jazz Quartet, The Boudini Brothers and Henri Rene.

Direct download: Accordionfest.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:47pm CDT

Music for Halloween.  Including: The Halloween Dance, Blue Ghost Blues, Bloody Razor Blues, Spellbound soundtrack, The Richest Guy In the Graveyard, Skeleton Rag, Lonesome Graveyard and Catacombs. Plus, the host reads, The Sleeper, by Edgar Allen Poe.

Performers include: Helen Gross, Etta Jones, Miklos Rozsa, Big Joe Turner, The American Quartet and Lonnie Johnson.

Direct download: Halloween_2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:54pm CDT

Nicolai: Overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor, Sullivan: Overture to The Yeoman of the Guard, Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture, Gershwin: Cuban Overture & Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus.

Direct download: Classical_Overtures.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:16pm CDT

The development of ragtime during the 1920s. Featuring: Zez Confrey, Vincent Lopez, Jelly Roll Morton, Benny Moten, Blind Blake and Bessie Smith.

Songs include: Alexander's Ragtime Band, Kitten On the Keys, Dizzy Fingers, The Pearls, Nola, Twelfth Street Rag and Southern Rag.

Direct download: 1920s_Ragtime.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:11pm CDT


Songs with red in the title, including: Red Sails in the Sunset, Stop, the Red Light's On, How Could Red Riding Hood?, Red Hot Momma, Red Cross and Red Roses For a Blue Lady.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Sophie Tucker, The Six Jumping Jacks, Vaughn Monroe, Bessie Smith, Charlie Parker and Whispering Jack Smith.

Direct download: Red.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:21am CDT

Lesser-known blues singers from the 1920s, including: Bessie Brown, Helen Gross, Rosa Henderson. Mary Johnson and Edna Hicks.

Songs include: Death Cell Blues, Afternoon Blues Gulf Coast Blues, Black Snake Blues and Early In the Morning.

Direct download: Obscure_Blues_Singers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:49pm CDT

For National Piano Month, a collection of piano music from the first half of the 20th Century.

Artists include: Jelly Roll Morton, Teddy Wilson, Albert Ammons,  Dinu Lipatti, Moon Mullican, Art Tatum and Hazel Scott.

Works include: Boogie Woogie Stomp, Chopin's Nocturne #8, I Left My Heart In Texas, Tiger Rag, Sweetheart O Mine and Warsaw Concerto.

Direct download: Piano_Month_2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:27pm CDT

Artists include: Gene Autry, The  Chuck Wagon Gang, Uncle Dave Macon, Roy Acuff,  The Carter Family, Patsy Montana and Bob Wills.

Songs include: With a Banjo On My Knee, Boots and Saddles, Texas Star, One More River To Cross, I Saw Your Face In the Moon and Hello Stranger.

Direct download: Country_Music_1937.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:57am CDT

Songs about frogs, including : Leap Frog, Froggy Went a Courtin, Froggy More Rag, Frog Legs Rag, Bull Frog Blues and The Nightingale and the Frog.

Performers include: Ma Rainey, Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie Parker, Lovie Austin, William Harris and Burl Ives.

Direct download: Frogs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:18pm CDT

Performers include: Duke Ellington DeFord Bailey, Ted Goon, Woody Herman, Albert Ammons, Peter Johnson and Arthur Fiedler.

Music includes: Fast Freight Blues, Sixth Avenue Express, Bahn Frei, Dixie Flyer Blues, Locomotive and  Whistle Stop.

Direct download: Train_Instrumentals_Part_Two.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:18pm CDT