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

Songs about lighting up, including: Smoke, Smoke Smoke, Smoke Rings, If I Only Had a Match, Two Cigarettes In The Dark and Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Ruth Etting, Al Jolson, Jo Stafford, the Mills Brothers and Phil Harris.

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

Songs about dihydrogen monoxide, including:Cool Water, Rising High Water Blues, the Raindrop Prelude, By a Waterfall and Water Faucet; plus an excerpt from Handel's Water Music.

Performers include  Sons of the Pioneers, Bessie Smith, Eugene Ormandy, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Stan Getz.

Direct download: Water_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05pm CDT

Country Hits from the war years. Songs include: There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere, Roses in the Snow, Born to Lose, Banjo Pickin Girl and Night Train to Memphis.

Performers include: Roy Acuff, Cindy Walker, Bill Monroe, Bob Wills, Cowboy Copas and the Coon Creek Girls.

Direct download: Country_Music_World_War_II.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:17pm CDT

The music of songwriter,, Louis Alter, including:Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?, Manhattan Seranade, Dolores and Blue Shadows.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Jo Stafford, Paul Whiteman, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

Direct download: Louis_Alter.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:04am CDT

More songs from the first year of the Great Depression.  Songs include: Cotton Club Stomp, Let Me Sing, Price of Cotton Blues and Beyond the Blue Horizon. Performers include: Bessie Smith, the Allen Brothers, Ruth Etting. Al Jolson, Louis Armstrong and Thomas Waller.

Direct download: 1930_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:06pm CDT