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

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25 PM

   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

Bach works transcribed for orchestra.  Works include: Toccata and Fugue in d Minor, Trio Sonata BVW 525, Sheep May Safely Graze, and Fantasia and Fugue in c Minor BWV 537 .  Conductors include: Leopold Stokowski, John Barbaroli, Eugene Ormandy, Aturo Toscanini and Albert Coates.

Direct download: Bach_Transcriptions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:48 AM

Performers include: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, The Sons of the Pioneers, The Carter Family, Slim Whitman and Patsy Montana.  Songs include: Cattle Call, Jingle, Jangle. Jingle, Ride, Ranger, Ride, I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart and Happy Trails.

Direct download: Cowboy_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:52 AM

Popular songs from the second year of the First World War.  Songs include: It's a Long Way to Tipperary, Don't Take My Darling Boy Away, My Old Iron Cross, When We've Wound Up the Watch On the Rhine and Keep the Home Fires Burning.

Performes include: Al Jolson, Robert Carr, Stanley Kirby, Violet Lorraine and Harry Champion.

Direct download: World_War_I_1915.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:56 PM

A special, short podcast to mark the 100th birthday of Jazz singer, Billie Holiday.  Songs include: A Fine Romance, Don't Explain, What's new? and God Bless the Child.

Direct download: Billie_Holiday_Centennial.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:42 AM

For National Guitar Month, a show featuring great guitarists from the 1920s through the 1950s. Guitarists include: George Barnes, Charlie Christian, Eddie Lang, Lonnie Johnson, George van Eps, Alvino Ray, Frank Ferera, Django Reinhardt, Les Paul and Elmore James.

Songs include: You're Driving Me Crazy, Steel Guitar Rag, Tiger Rag, Sheik of Araby, Hot Fingers, What Is This Thing Called Love and Standing at the Crossroads.

Direct download: Guitar_Month.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43 PM

Highlights from the Library of Congress National Recording Registry.  Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Patricia Morison, Blind Lemon Jefferson, The Almanac Singers, Jasha Heiftz, Michael Coleman, Johnny Mercer and Elmore James.

Recordings include: So In Love, Gut Bucket Blues, George Johnson's Slave Narrative, Dust My Broom, Slavonic Dance #2, Matchbox Blues and Which Side Are You On?

Caution: Some listners may find some of the language in George Johnson's slave narrative to be offensive.

Direct download: National_Recording_Registry_7.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:37 AM

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Russian pianist, Sviatoslav Richter.  Music includes: Liszt: Transendental Etude #5, Chopin: Military Polanaise and Beethoven: Piano Sonata #23.

Direct download: Richter_Centennial.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:44 AM

Songs written by Harlod Arlen in the 1940s and 1950s.  Songs include: My Shining Hour, Ac Cent Uate The Positive, One for My Baby, That Old Black Magic, The Man That Got Away and Blues in the Night.

Performers include: Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Kay Kayser, Glenn Miller, Johnny Mercer and Chris Conner.

Direct download: Harlod_Arlen_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:25 PM