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

Songs include: Into Each Life, Some Rain Must Fall, Come Rain or Come Shine, Ridin' Around In the Rain, I'm Always Chasing Rainbows, Raindrop Prelude, Rainy Weather Blues and September In the Rain.

Performers include: Thomas "Fats" Waller, Perry Como, Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith, Charles Harrison, The Ink Spots, Bing Crosby, George Shearing and Sarah Vaughan.

Direct download: Rain.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:40pm CDT

Our 500th episode!  In celebration, here's highlights from some of the most downloaded shows of the past 10 years, including: sacred harp singing, Dixieland revival. guitar and harmonica music, a Halloween song, western swing and polka music.

Direct download: 500th_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:16pm CDT

Songs celebrating trees.  Songs include: Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, The Magic Tree, Autumn Leaves, The Green Grass Grows All Around, In The Shade of the Old Apple Tree , Willow Weep For Me and Way Over By the  Cherry Tree.

Performers include: the Andrews Sisters, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Stan Getz, Margaret Whiting, Louis Jordan, Glenn Miller and Johnny Moore's Three Blazes.

Also, the host reads, Trees, by Joyce Kilmer.

Direct download: Trees.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:31pm CDT

A special podcast marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Music includes: film music from Henry V (Walton), ballet music from Romeo and Juliet (Prokofiev) Serenade to the Music (Vaughan Williams) and the Wedding March ( Mendelssohn).

Direct download: Shakespeare.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:45am CDT

Works include: La Mer (Debussy), Sonatine (Ravel), Espana (Chabrier), Gypsy Dance (Bizet) and Pavane (Faure).

Performers include: Arthur Rodinski, Thomas Beecham, Leopole Stokowski and Robert Casadesus.

Direct download: French_Composers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:40pm CDT

For Jazz Appreciation Month, great jazz records from the 1920s-1050s.  Artists include: Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Billle Holiday, Coleman Hawkins, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Lu Watters, Art Tatum and Django Reinhardt.

Songs include: Stardust, Cake Walking Babies, Body and Soul, Freeway, The Blue Room, Kansas City Stomps, Cool Blues and Bugle Call Rag.

Direct download: Jazz_Appreciation_Month.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:21am CDT

Highlights from the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.  Records include: Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Wildcat Blues, Statesboro Blues, My Funny Valentine, Conga Brava, I've Never Been In Love Before and Over The Rainbow.

Artists include: The Peerless Quartet, Blind Willie McTell, the cast of Guys and Dolls, W.H. Stepp, Duke Ellington, Gerry Mulligan and Judy Garland.

Direct download: National_Recording_Registry_8.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:12pm CDT

Gospel vocal groups from 1914 to 1951.  Artists include: The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Ernest Phipps Holiness Singers, The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, The Chuck Wagon Gang, the Rev. J. M. Gates and Smith's Sacred Singers.

Songs include: Go Down Moses, Rock My Soul, I'm a Soldier In The Army Of My Lord, Antioch, Our Father and Gospel Train.

Direct download: Gospel_Vocal_Groups.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56pm CDT

Irish Music for St. Patrick's Day.  Artists include: Dennis Day, John McCormack, Paddy Kiloran, Michael Coleman, Morton Downey Sr. and Pakie Dolan.

Direct download: St_Patricks_Day_2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:07pm CDT

Celebrating 10 years of Music From 100 Years Ago; some of the host's favorite records from the first half of the 20th Century.

Music selections include: Old Dan Tucker, Lover Man, French Suite #5, Stairway to the Stars, Shout For Joy, Searching the Desert For the Blues and Rose Room.

Performers include: Thomas "Fats" Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, the Swift Jewel Cowboys, Albert Ammons, Louis Jordan, Bix Beiderbeck, Blind Willie McTell and Rudolf Serkin.

Direct download: 10th_Anniversary_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:35am CDT