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

The annual Halloween show.  Songs include: The Halloween Dance, Mr Ghost Goes to Town, Riders In The Sky, Coffin Blues, The House is Haunted and Music For Stings, Percussion and Celeste.  Performers include: Bing Crosby, Ida Cox, Fred Astaire, the Mills Blue Rhythm Band, Bessie Smith, Russ Colombo and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

The podcast concludes with a reading of Dream-Land by Edgar Allen Poe.

Direct download: Halloween_2014.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:23am CDT

Historical recordings of Chopin favorites. Works include: Polonaise #3, Scherzo #1, Berceuse, Waltz # 7, and Nocturne #19.  Pianists include: Vladimir Horowitz, Artur Rubinstein, Eileen Joyce, Cyrill Smith, Louis  Kentner and Vladimir de Pachmann.

Direct download: Chopin.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:07pm CDT

Jug Bands from the 1920s and 1930s.  Bands include: the Memphis Jug Band, Cannon's Jug Stompers, King David's Jug Band, the Louisville Jug Band and Noah Lewis' Jug Band. Songs include: Stingy Woman Blues, Hear Me Talking to You, My Good Gal's Gone, Stealin Stealin and You Ought to Move Out of Town.

Direct download: Early_Jug_Bands.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:24am CDT

Songs  with blue in the title that aren't blues songs.  Songs include: Blue Skies, When the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day, Blue Tango, Blue Tail Fly, My Blue Heaven and Blue Interlude.  Performers include: Bing Crosby Gene Austin, the Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Gene Autry, Leroy Anderson and Spike Jones .

Direct download: Nonblues_Blue_Music.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:27pm CDT