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

The annual Halloween show.  Songs include: The Halloween Dance, Mr Ghost Goes to Town, Riders In The Sky, Coffin Blues, The House is Haunted and Music For Stings, Percussion and Celeste.  Performers include: Bing Crosby, Ida Cox, Fred Astaire, the Mills Blue Rhythm Band, Bessie Smith, Russ Colombo and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

The podcast concludes with a reading of Dream-Land by Edgar Allen Poe.

Direct download: Halloween_2014.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:23 PM

Historical recordings of Chopin favorites. Works include: Polonaise #3, Scherzo #1, Berceuse, Waltz # 7, and Nocturne #19.  Pianists include: Vladimir Horowitz, Artur Rubinstein, Eileen Joyce, Cyrill Smith, Louis  Kentner and Vladimir de Pachmann.

Direct download: Chopin.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:07 AM

Jug Bands from the 1920s and 1930s.  Bands include: the Memphis Jug Band, Cannon's Jug Stompers, King David's Jug Band, the Louisville Jug Band and Noah Lewis' Jug Band. Songs include: Stingy Woman Blues, Hear Me Talking to You, My Good Gal's Gone, Stealin Stealin and You Ought to Move Out of Town.

Direct download: Early_Jug_Bands.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:24 PM

Songs  with blue in the title that aren't blues songs.  Songs include: Blue Skies, When the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day, Blue Tango, Blue Tail Fly, My Blue Heaven and Blue Interlude.  Performers include: Bing Crosby Gene Austin, the Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Gene Autry, Leroy Anderson and Spike Jones .

Direct download: Nonblues_Blue_Music.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:27 AM

Songs include: Puttin On The Ritz, Heat Wave, I've got My Love To Keep Me Warm, How Deep Is The Ocean, Easter Parade and God Bless  America.  Performers include: Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Ozzie Nelson, Jimmie Lunceford and Kate Smith.

Direct download: Irving_Berlin_1930s.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:39 PM

Songs include: Potato Head Blues, I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover, Original Jelly Roll Blues, You've Got to Get Hot and Creole Love Call.  Musicians include: Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Jean Goldkette, Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson.

Direct download: 1920s_Jazz_Bands.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:09 AM

Female singers who recorded for the V-Disc program in the 1940s.  Performers include: Kay Starr, Billie Holliday, Ginny Simms, Georgia Gibbs, Peggy lee, Pearl Bailey and Jo Stafford.  Songs include: I'll See You In My Dreams, Milkman Keep Those Bottles Quiet, I'll Be Seeing You, Ain't Goin No Place and The Day After Forever.

Direct download: V_Disc_Ladies.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:30 PM

Songs include: Sugar, My Sugar Is So Refined, Sugar Daddy, My Brown Skin Sugar Plum, Sugar Baby and Sugar Foot Rag.  Performers include: Harry James, Dock Boggs, Alberta Hunter, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Mercer and the Mills Brothers.

Direct download: Sugar.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:32 AM

Singers include: Hank Williams, Eddie Arnold,Moon Mullican, Bill Monroe, Jack Guthrie, Ernie Ford, Bob Wills  and Hank Snow.  Songs include: Boquet of Roses, Along About Daybreak, Mule Train, Faded Love, Jole Blon and I'm Movin On.

Direct download: Country_Muisc_1945-1950.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:37 PM

Performers include: Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Fats Navarro, Charlie Christian, Bud Powell, Lu Watters, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson and Billie Holiday.  Songs include: Marmaduke, The Chase, Sage Hen Strut, Raincheck, Air Mail Special and There Is No Greater Love.

Direct download: 1940s_Jazz.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:29 PM