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

Sister singing groups from the 1920s through the 1950s. Groups include: the Brox Sisters, the Boswell Sisters, the Andrews Sisters, the Fontane Sisters, the King Sisters, the DeMarco Sisters and the De Castro Sisters.

Songs include: Oh Johnny Oh, Please Don't Talk About Me, Teach Me Tonight, Red Hot Mama, Hop, Skip and Jump, My Happiness and Alexander's Ragtime Band.

Direct download: Sister_Acts.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:36 PM

Songs about the Lone Star State given a jazz treatment. Songs include: Deep In The Heart Of Texas, The Eyes Of Texas Are Upon You, Dallas Blues, Across The Alley From The Alamo, The Texas Polka and A Taste of Texas.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Martha Tilton, Count Basie, the Mills Brothers, Freddie Martin, Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet.

Direct download: Deep_In_the_Heart_of_Texas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:03 PM

African-American recording stars from 1900 through 1925.  Performers include: Bert Williams, James Reese Europe, Mamie Smith, Eubie Blake, George Washington Johnson and Ethyl Waters.

Songs include: Broadway Blues, Crazy Blues, Good Morning Carrie, Nobody,The Castle House Rag,  The Laughing Song and Sweet Man Blues.

Direct download: Early_African_American_Stars.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:53 PM

Love songs, both happy and sad, for Valentine's Day.  Songs include: Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Heart and Soul, You're So Darn Charming, Easy to Love and Don't Explain.

Performers include: The Peerless Quartet, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Mildred Bailey, Hank Thompson, Johnny Mercer and Billie Holiday.

Direct download: Love_Songs_Happy_and_Sad.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:26 PM

A special, short podcast in honor of Mozart's 259th birthday.  Music includes the Symphony 38, the Piano Sonata 12 and the Marriage of Figaro Overture.  Performers include: Eugene Ormandy, Eileen Joyce and Thomas Beecham.

Direct download: Mozarts_Birthday_2015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:46 AM

Pianists include: Thomas 'Fats" Waller, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Thelonius Monk, George Shearing, Errol Garner, Dave Brubeck, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson and Bud Powell.

Works include: Tea For Two, Running Wild, Honeysuckle Rose, Perdido, Ruby My Dear and Barrelhouse Boogie.

Direct download: Jazz_piano_1940s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:13 AM

More musicians born 100 years ago, this year. Perfomers include: Billie Holiday, Frankie Yankovic, Willie Dixon, Edith Piaf, Sviatoslav Richter, Brownie McGee and Bobby Hackett.

Songs include: Key To My Door, Lie Vie En Rose, Blue Skirt Waltz, God Bless The Child, Exactly Like You and Chopin's Nocturne Op 9 No. 1.

Direct download: Centennials_2015_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:50 AM

A tribute to musicians born in 1915. Performers include: Frank Sinatra, Una May Carlise, Les Paul, Alice Faye, Turk Murphy, Billy Strayhorn, Earl Wild, Al Hibbler & Memphis Slim.

Music inclues: Begin the Beguine, Brazil, I'm Crazy Bout My Baby, Grandpa's Spells, Ther's a Lull In My Life, Every Day i Have the Blues and Rachmanioff's Prelude #5 Op 32.

Direct download: Centennials_2015_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:11 PM

Songs from 1915, including: It's a Long Way to Tipperarary, Listen to the Mockingbird, Swing Low, I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier, St Louis Blues and The Little Ford Rambled.

Performers include: Billy Murrary, Tuskeege Institute Singers, Alma Gluck, John McCormack, Bert Williams and  Prince's Band.

Direct download: 1915.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:41 PM

Records left off earlier podcasts.  Songs include: Tennessee Waltz, Knock Me a Kiss, Round and Round, You're Laughing At Me and Limehouse Blues.  Performers include: Patty Page, Chu Berry, Pete Seeger, Count Basie, Kay Starr, Licia Albanese and the Memphis Jug Band.

Direct download: Leftovers_18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:08 AM