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

Records left off of previous podcasts.  Songs include: Lazy River, On Revival Day, Pound Your Table Polka and Religion is a Fortune.

Performers include: Frank Sinatra, Bessie Smith, Mary Martin, Henry Thomas, Benny Goodman and Ella Fitzgerald.

Direct download: Leftovers_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:06pm CST

Million-selling records from the first half of the 20th Century.  Records include: It's Magic, Don't Fence Me In, American Patrol, Cohen on the Telephone, The Blue Danube and Humpty Dumpty Heart.

Artists include: Enrico Caruso, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Leopold Stokowski, Ernest Stoneman and Cab Calloway.

Direct download: miscellaneous_million_sellers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14am CST

Celebrating the 240th anniversary of Beethoven's birth.  Works include: the finale of the Symphony #8, the slow  movement of the Piano Sonata #8 and the final movement of the String Quartet # 12.

Performers include: Felix Weingartner , Arthur Rubinstein and the Busch String Quartet.

Direct download: Beethovens_Birthday_2010.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm CST

Highlights from the National Recording Registry. Records include: West End Blues, T For Texas, The Poem of Fire and the Stars and Stripes Forever.  Performers include: Bessie Smith, Jimmie rogers, Leopold Stokowski, Benny Goodman and Thomas Edison.

Direct download: National_Recording_Registry_part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am CST

Kissing Music

Songs include: I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?, Knock Me a Kiss, Kissing is a Crime and Kiss Me With Your Eyes.

Performers include: Frankie Laine, Billie Holliday, Whispering Jack Smith, Fats Waller and the Carter Family.

Direct download: Kissing_Music.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43am CST

Christmas music featured on radio programs from the 1940s and 1950s. Performers include: Bing Crosby, Spike Jones, The NBC Symphony and Gene Autry.

Songs include: Jingle Bells, Here Comes Santa Claus,Fantasia on Christmas Carols and Sleighride.

Direct download: Radio_Christmas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm CST

Music from the first full year of the Great Depression.  Songs include: Embraceable You, Mood Indigo, On the Sunny Side of the Street, Blude Yodel #9 and My Love parade.

Performers include: Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, the Phildelphia Orchestra, Jimmie Rodgers and Red Nichols.

Direct download: 1930.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:58am CST

Performers include: Bob Hope, Mae West, Eddie Anderson, Fred Astaire, Marlene Dietrich, Ken Curtis and Rudolph Valentino.

Songs include: Breathless, Falling in Love Again, The Lady's in Love With You, Sweeping the Clouds Away and I Like a Guy What Takes His Time. 

Direct download: Singing_Actors_Acting_Singers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01am CST

A special podcast marking the 50th anniversary of the death of A.P. Carter, the founder and leader of the Carter Family.  Songs include: Wildwood Flower, Lonsome Valley, Worried Man Blues and Heaven's Radio.

Direct download: A_P_Carter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am CST

Highlights from the Command Performance radio show of the 1940s.  Performers include: Bob Hope, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Count Basie, Bing Crosby,James Cagney and Frank Sinatra.

Songs include: Embraceable You, I'll Be Back, Just One of Those Things and Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child.

Direct download: Command_Performance.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:32am CST

A special, short podcast featuring the Witches' Sabbath movement from the Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz played by the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Arthur Rodinsky.

Direct download: witches_sabbath.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:56am CST

Songs include: Haunted Heart, Mr. Ghost Goes to Town, Haunted By the Blues and My Old Flame. Also, the host reads Eldorado by Edgar Allen Poe.

Performers include: Maxine Sullivan, Jo Stafford, Spike Jones, Vaughn Monroe and Victoria Spivey.

Direct download: Halloween_2010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:26pm CST

Million-sellers from the last two years of the 1940s, including: With My Eyes Wide Open, Nature Boy, Buttons and Bows, Mule Train and Whispering Hope.

Performers include: Fats Domino, Diana Shore, Frankie Laine, Patty Page and Nat King Cole.

Direct download: million_selling_records_1948-1949.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm CST

Songs include: Smoke, Smoke, Smoke, Here Comes Santa Claus, The Anniversary Song, Confess and Move On Up a Little Higher.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Mahalia Jackson, Doris Day, Gene Autry and Spike Jones.

Direct download: Million_Selling_Records_1946-1947.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01am CST

Songs with hour in the title, including: If I Could Be with You One Hour Tonight, Now is the Hour, One Hour and Every minute of Every Hour.

Performers include: Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Joe Sullivan and Spike Jones.

Direct download: Hourly_Music.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm CST

Performances by male singers from radio broadcasts of the 1930s and 40s.  Singers include: Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Burl Ives, Gene Autry and Frank Sinatra.

Songs include: You'll Never Walk Alone, I Wish I Were Single Again, Slow Boat to China and Paper Moon.

Direct download: Male_Radio_Singers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:12pm CST

Artists include: The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Spade Cooley, Frankie Yankovich, Martha Tilton and Will Glahe.

Polkas include: Pennsylvania Polka, The Four Fiddle Polka, Texas Polka, Page Boy and The Beer Barrel Polka.

Direct download: Polkas_of_the_1940s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59pm CST

Musicians from the Garden State, including: Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, Count Basie, James P. Johnson and Carl Kress.

Songs include: All or Nothing At All, Heat Wave, September Song and Jive at Five.

Direct download: New_Jersey.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:06am CST

Classical music released as part of the U.S. military's V-Disc program.  Works include: Verdi: La Forza del Destino Overture, Gershwin: I Got Rhythm Variations, Schubert: Impromptu, Saint Saens: The Swan and Glinka: Russlan and Ludmila Overture.

Performers include: Arturo Toscanini, Arthur Rubenstein, Earl Wild, Jascha Heifetz, Lawrence Tibbett and Arthur Rodinski. 
 

 

Direct download: Classical_V-discs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:52am CST

Highlights form radio comedies of the 1940s. Performers include: Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Fanny Brice, Minnie Pearl, Groucho Marx, Jimmie Durante and Eddie Anderson.

Direct download: radio_comedy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:48pm CST

Performers include: Lightnin Hopkins, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Victoria Spivey, Leadbelly, Henry Thomas, Texas Alexander and T-Bone Walker.

Songs include: West Texas Blues, Let Your Light Shine, The Boll Weevil. T-Bone Blues and One Dime Blues.

Direct download: Texas_Blues.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:39am CST

The life and work of songwriter, Andy Razaf. Songs include: Ain't Misbehavin, Honeysuckle Rose, Black and Blue, My Fate Is In Your Hands and In the Mood.

Performers include: Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Ethyl Waters, Bing Crosby and The Ink Spots.

 

Direct download: Andy_Razaf.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:58am CST

Songs include: I Dream of Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair, Silver Haired Daddy of Mine, The Girl With the Flaxen Hair and Little Curly Hair.

Performers include: Maxine Sullivan, Sleepy John Estes, Bob Crosby, Walter Giesiking, Lightnin Hopkins and Billy Murray.

Direct download: Hair_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:48am CST

Radio broadcasts of female big band singers. Performers include: Anita O'Day, Helen Forrest, June Christy, Ella Fitzgerald, Ivy Anderson, Fran Warren and Martha Tilton.

Songs include: Any Old Time, I'd Do It All Over Again, It's a Blue World, Mama, That Moon Is Here and I Don't Want to be Loved.

Direct download: Girl_Singers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:59am CST

Songs include: I'm Sorry Me Met, When I Lost You, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down, Heartbreaker, Why Should I Cry and One For My Baby.

Performers include: Ma Rainey, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, The Happiness Boys, Frank Sinatra, Ted Lewis and the Andrews Sisters.

Direct download: Break_Up_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:33pm CST

Pennsylvania

Performers from the Keystone State, including: Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey, Ethyl Waters, Les Brown, Marion Anderson, Perry Como & Earl Hines.

Songs include: Song of India, Goin' Places, Long Ago and Far Away, Heat Wave and Leap Frog.

Direct download: Pennsylvania.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:29pm CST

Love songs for the summer, including: Things We did last Summer, Summer Souvenirs, Wait till You See My Cheri and When You Were Sweet Sixteen.

Performers include: The Mills Brothers, Bea Wain, Enrico Caruso, Tommy Dorsey, Fats Waller, Helen kane, Ethyl Waters and Bing Crosby.

Direct download: More_Summer_love_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:46am CST

Lesser-known tunes from the v-disc program of the 1940s.  Songs include: Just Because, Black Is the Color, Get On Board, Sing, sing Sing, Pearl Harbor Blues and Take Me Out to the Ballgame.

Performers include: Dr. Clayton, Frankie Yankovich, The Deep River Boys, Susan Reed, Vincente Gomez and the Army Air Force Band.

Direct download: Vdisc_rarities.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:46pm CST

WPA Federal Music Project

Classical Music from the WPA Federal Music Project of the 1930s. Works include: Dvorak : Carnival Overture, Mozart: Magic Flute Overture, Quincy Porter: Ukrainian Suite and Percy Grainger: Molly On the Shore.

Performers include: Symphony Orchestra of Los Angeles, Knickerbocker Little Symphony, Federal Music Project Chamber Orchestra & the Manhattan Concert Band.

Direct download: Federal_Music_Project.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:13am CST

Musicians from the tar heel state.  Performers include: Charlie Poole, Kathryn Grayson, Earl Scruggs, Kay Kyser, Blind Boy Fuller & Lena Wilson.

Songs include: On a Slow Boat to China, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Time After Time, Goodbye Sweet Liza Jane,  In Walked Bud & On the Sentimatal Side.

Direct download: North_Carolina.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:11am CST

Records left off of previous podcasts,including: Tom Cat Blues, Mazurka #7, Tumbling Tumbleweeds and Strip Polka.

Artists include:Michael Colman, Gene  Autry, Jelly Roll Morton, Beverly Kenney and Kay Kyser.

Direct download: Leftovers_9.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:11pm CST

Songs include: The Pussy Cat Song, I Taut I Taw a Puddy Tat, The Waltzing Cat, The Pussy Cat Rag and Kitten On the Keys.

Performers include: Paul Whiteman, Patty Andrews, Leroy Anderson, Ada Jones, Mel Blanc and Erroll Garner.

Direct download: Cat_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:49am CST

Radio Broadasts of big band music featuring the bands of: Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Gene Krupa.

Songs include: Too Much in Love, Love Me or Leave Me, Caravan, The Lady's in Love With You and Night and Day.

Direct download: Big_Band_Remotes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:23am CST

The songs of lyricist, Jack Yellen, including: Happy Days Are Here Again, Ain't She Sweet, Are You From Dixie, Happy Feet and I Wonder What's Become Of Sally.

Performers include: Sophie Tucker, Al Jolson, Paul Whitman, Kaufman & Murray and Alice Faye.

Direct download: Jack_Yellen.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:54am CST

Songs include: One Sweet Letter From You, Love Letters In The Sand, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write My Self a Letter and Red Kiss On a Blue Letter.

Performers incude:Dorris Day, Jimmie Rodgers, Sophie Tucker, Charlie Poole, Lee Morse and the Boswell Sisters.

Direct download: Letter_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:41am CST

Highlights from country music radio shows of the 1940s.  Shows include:The National Barn Dance, The Grand  Ole Opry, Western Stars and Plantation Jubilee.  Performers include: Lulu Belle & Scotty, Hank Williams, Red Foley, Sally Foster, Grandpa Jones and Little Jimmie Dickens.

Direct download: Country_Music_Radio.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:46am CST

Tunes about rivers,including:Old Man River, One More River To Cross, Deep River and River Stay Away From My Door.

Performers incude: Al Jolson , The Sons of the Pioneers, Bessie Smith, Marian Anderson and Hoagy Charmichael.

Direct download: river_songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:44pm CST

Musicians from the Bluegrass State, including: Bill Monroe, Rosemary Clooney, Jimmie Blythe, Cliff Carilse and Lionel Hampton.

Songs include: Blue  Moon of Kentucky, Flying Home, Grieving For You and Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms

Direct download: Kentucky.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:24am CST

A selection of V-discs released after World War II. Songs  include: Summertime, No Moon At All, Lost In the Stars, Laura and Scarecrow.

Performers include: Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Errol Garner, Artie Shaw and Spike Jones.

Direct download: V-Discs_Postwar.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:02am CST

Songs about the Big Easy. Tunes include: Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?, Way Down Younder In New Orleans, New Orleans Joys and Basin Street Blues.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Bessie Smith, Al Jolson, Mamie Smith and Jimmie Rodgers.

Direct download: New_Orleans.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:10pm CST

A special podcast to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of jazz singer Beverly Kenney. Songs include: If I Were a Bell, Tis Autumn, For All We Know and More Than You know.

Direct download: Beverly_Kenney.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42pm CST

Small jazz groups derived from big bands. Bands include: The Benny Goodman Quartet, Artie Shaw and the Gramarcy 5, Tommy Dorsey and the Clambake 7 and The Kansas City 5.

Tunes include: Nice Work if You Can Get it, A Handfull of Keys, Woo Woo, Yardbird Shuffle and AC DC Current.

 

Direct download: Small_Groups.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:02pm CST

Early recordings of sacred harp and sanctified hymn singing. Hymns include: Present Joys, Journey Home, Jesus Walk With Me, Rocky Road and Rejoicing on the Way.

Performers include: Allison's Sacred Harp Singers, Fa Sol La Singers, Alabama Sacred Harp Singers, Bessie Johnson's Sanctified Singers and Louisville Sanctified Singers.

Direct download: Sacred_Harp_Singing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:22am CST

The 200th show includes highlights from past programs plus records not heard before. Performes include: Deford Bailey, Billy Murray, The Kansas City 6, Artie Shaw, Louis Armstrong and Sophie Tucker.

Direct download: 200th_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:21am CST

Performers include: The American Quartet, The Boswell Sisters, The Rhythm Boys, The Mills Brothers, The Andrews Sisters and The Pied Pipers.

Songs include: Casey Jones, Oh Johnny Oh, By the Sea, Marizy Doats, I Don't Know Why and Sweet Georgia Brown.

Direct download: Vocal_Groups.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:09pm CST

Irish music for Saint Patrick's Day. Performers include: Michael Coleman, Delia Murphey, Paddy Killoran, John McCormack, William Butler Yeats and Leo Rowsome.  Songs include: Three Lovely Lassies, Down by the Salley Gardens, Jerry Donovan's Favorite and That's How the Shannon Flows.

Direct download: St_Patrick_Day_2010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:35pm CST

Million-selling records from the last two years of the Second World War.  Songs include: Caldonia, Opus 1, Rum and Coca Cola, Sentimental Journey, April Showers and Guitar Boogie.

Performers include: The Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Louis Jordan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dorris Day, Al Jolson and Arthur Smith.

Direct download: Milliom_Sellers_WW2_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:05pm CST

A special podcast for the 200th birthday of Fredric Chopin. Works include the Minute Waltz, the Scherzo #3, the B Minor Sonata, The Etude #3 Op. 3 and the Heroic Polonaise.

Pianists include: Ignatz Paderewski, Artur Rubenstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Eileen Joyce, Josef Hofmann and Louis Kentner.

Direct download: Chopin_Bicentennial.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:02pm CST

Million-selling records from the World War 2 era. Songs include: Pistol Packin Mama, Paper Doll, Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition and Cow Cow Boogie.

Performers include: Glen Miller, Bing Crosby, The Mills Brothers, Ella Mae Morse and Spike Jones.

Direct download: Million_Sellers_WW2_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:18pm CST

Musicians include: The Memphis Jug Band, Cannon's Jug Stompers, Ma Rainey, Tampa Red and Jimmie Rodgers.  Songs Include: Bring It With You When You Come, Memphis Yo Yo Blues, Hear Me Talking To Ya and Sho Is Hot.

Direct download: Jug_Bands_1920s_1930s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:35am CST

Songs from the golden age of Hollywood musicals. Perormers include: Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Shirley Temple and Bob Hope.

Song include: On the Good Ship Lollypop, Pick Yourself Up, Pennies From Heaven and Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Direct download: Hollywood_Musicals_1930s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:31am CST

Love songs from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Songs include: I'm In the Mood for Love, Till Then, Side By Side and I Wanna Be Loved By You.  Performers include: Frank Sinatra, Helen Kane, Gene Autry, The Mills Brothers, Frances Langford and Bing Crosby.

Direct download: valentines_2010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04am CST

Excerpts from Jubilee, a little-known radio programs produced by Armed Forces Radio during the World War II era and aimed at African-American servicemen. Performers include: Cab Calloway, Lena Horne, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Ethyl Waters, Louis Jordan and the Inernational Sweethearts of Rhythm.

Songs include: Dizzy Atmosphere. Tea For Two, Mad About the Boy and Lady Be Good.

Direct download: Jubilee_Highlights.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25am CST

A special, short podcast honoring Mozart on his 254th birthday. Music includes Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja from the Magic Flute and the first movement of the Piano Sonata 11 in A, K. 331. Performers include Gerhard Husch, Sir Thomas Beecham and Edwin Fischer.

Direct download: Happy_Birthday_Mozart.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:46pm CST

Special records made for the military during World War II.  Songs include: Anchors Away, Let's Fall In Love, Who's On First, Blues In Berlin, When I Love and Circus Polka.

Performers include: Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, The Cactus Cowboys, Igor Stravinsky, Carmen Miranda and Josh White.

Direct download: V-discs_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:03pm CST

Musicians born 100 years ago this year, including: Django Reinhardt, Artie Shaw, Kitty Carlisle , Samuel Barber, Howlin Wolf and Eddie Duchin.

Music includes: Shiek of Araby, Adagio for Strings, Of Thee I Sing and Frenesi.

Direct download: centenials_2010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:21am CST

Songs include: There's a Rainbow Round My Shoulder, Look to the Rainbow, Rainbow Rhapsody and God Gave Noah the Rainbow sign.

Performers include: Ella Logan, Al Jolson, Glenn Miller, Lee Morse, Woody Herman and the Carter Family.

Direct download: Rainbows.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30am CST

The hits from a century ago.  Songs include: By the Light of the Silvery Moon, We parted on the Shore, I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now and Silver Bell. Performers include: Billy Murray, Ada Jones, The Peerless
Quartet, Nora Bayes and the Harry Lauder.
Direct download: 1910_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:26pm CST