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

Songs about bears, including: The Teddy Bear's Picnic, Jack the Bear, The Preacher and the Bear, Bear Creek Blues and Teddy Bear Blues.

Performers include: Phil Harris, Duke Ellington, the Carter Family, Henry Hall, Erskine Hawkins, Meade Lux Lewis and the Hillbilly Boys.

Direct download: Bears_Oh_My.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:26pm CDT

Performers include: Ray Nance, Cootie Williams, Harry James, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro, Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis.

Music includes: St Louis Blues, Salt Peanuts, Venus de Milo, Night in Tunisia, Trumpet Rhapsody and Ice Freezes Red.

Direct download: Jazz_Trumpeters_1940s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:34pm CDT

Records left off of previous shows.  Music includes: Walking In My Sleep, Dos Arbolitos, Rainy Day Blues, Mahler's 9th Symphony, How High the Moon?, I Love a Piano and a tribute to Moondog on his 100th birthday.

Performers include: Roy Acuff, Bruno Walter, The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Art Tatum, Big Joe Turner and Moondog.

Direct download: Leftovers_21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:46pm CDT

Rodgers and Hart songs from the years 1930- 1937.  Songs include: There's a Small Hotel, My Romance, My Funny Valentine, Mimi, Spring Is Here, I've Got Five Dollars and The Lady is a Tramp.

Performers include: Ruth Etting, Hal Kemp, Sarah Vaughan, Buddy Clark, Janette McDonald and Ben Selvin.

Direct download: Lorenz_Hart_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:03pm CDT

Part one of a series featuring the music of Broadway lyricist, Lorenz hart.  This week. we look at Rodgers & Hart musicals from the 1920s.

Songs include; Manhattan, With a Song In My Heart, Thou Swell. You Took Advantage of Me, A Ship Without a Sail, The Blue Room and My Heart Stood Still.

Performers include: Lee Wiley, Doris Day, Ben Selvin, Frank Black, Buddy Rodgers and Leslie Hutchinson.

Direct download: Lorenz_Hart_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:13pm CDT

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