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

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

Irish music for St. Patrick's Day.  Songs include: The Morning Dew, My Wild Irish Rose,  Flannagan's Mother-In_Law, The Isle of Innisfree, There's a Long, Winding Road and When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.

Performers include: Michael Coleman, John McCormack, Bing Crosby, Morton Downey, The Brunswick Quartet and Paddy Kiloran.

Direct download: St_Patricks_Day_2015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:34 PM

Celebrating nine years of Music From 100 Years Ago with some of the host's favorite records. Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, the Tune Wranglers, Ella Fitzgerald, Meade Lux Lewis, Vladimir Horowitz, Leadbelly and Robert Johnson.

Music includes: If I Had Possesion Over Judgment Day, Put Em Down Blues, Nocturne #15, Manhattan Masquarade, Ragtime Cowboy Joe, Rock Island Line and Basin Street Blues.

Direct download: Ninth_Anniversary_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:34 PM

The life and music of composer, Harlod Arlen, from the 1920s and 1930s.  Songs include: It's Only a Paper Moon, Get Happy, Let's Fall In Love, Over the Rainbow, Stormy Weather, I've Got the World On a String and I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Ethyl Waters, Cliff Edwards, Louis Armstrong, Glenn Miller, Cab Calloway,Ethyl Merman, Eddie Duchin and Judy Garland.

Direct download: Harold_Arlen_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:44 PM

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