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

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT