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

Songs left over from earlier podcasts.  Songs include: What Is This Thing Called Love?, Harlem Heat, Blue Prelude, As Long As I Live, No More Sweet Potatoes, They Can't Take That Away From Me and Just a Little Bit South of North Carolina.

Performers include: Anita O'Day, Woody Herman, Fred Astaire, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Blue Ridge Highballers, Conway's Band and the Big Three Trio.

Direct download: Leftovers_20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:26am CST

Songs include: Jeepers Creepers, Over the Rainbow, Cheek to Cheek, The Way You Look Tonight, I've Got You Under My Skin, The Continental and Lullaby of Broadway.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, Hal Kemp, Bea Wain, Peggy Lee, Leo Reisman and Fred Astaire.

Direct download: Academy_Award_Nominated_Songs_1930s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08pm CST

Celebrating the 245th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven with three recordings from 1947. Works include movements from the Symphony #9, the Piano Concerto #4 and The Consecration of the House Overture.

Performers include: Herbert von Karajan, Arturo Toscanini, Eugene Ormandy and Arthur Rubinstein.

Direct download: Beethovens_Birthday_2015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:31pm CST

Songs include: Christmas Swing, Silent Night, Christmas Out On the Prairie, What Will Santa Claus Say? , Santa Claus Blues and Winter Wonderland.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Tommy Dorsey, The Hill Billies, Dick Robertson, Louis Prima, Thomas "Fats" Waller and Django Reinhardt.

Direct download: Christmas_1930s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:54am CST

A special, short podcast in honor of Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday. Songs include: Saturday Night Is the Loneliest Night of the Week, All Or Nothing At All, How About You? and Time After Time.

Direct download: Sinatra_100th_Birthday.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41pm CST

More recordings from 1940 including: In The Mood, Playmates, Java Jive, How High the Moon, I Concentrate On You, Mozart's Symphony #38, I Ain't Got No Home and Frenesi.

Performers include: Glenn Miller, Woody Guthrie, Benny Goodman, the Ink Spots, Ella Fitzgerald, Sir Thomas Beecham and Art Tatum.

Direct download: 1940_Part_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:53am CST

Songs with questions in the title.  Songs include: Whose Honey Are You? How Deep is the Ocean? Why Was I Born?  Why Don't You Do Right? Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? and Who's Sorry Now?

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee, Louis Jordan, Artie Shaw, Marion Harris, Billie Holiday, Ethyl Merman and Thomas "Fats" Waller.

Direct download: Questions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:42am CST

The life  and music of song lyricist, Ted Koehler. Songs include: Stormy Weather, Animal Crackers, I've Gotta Right to Sing the Blues, Get Happy, Love For Love and Let's Fall In Love.

Artists include: Cab Calloway, Eddie Duchin, Pearl Bailey, Ethyl Waters, Shirley Temple, Thomas "Fats" Waller and Louis Armstrong.

Direct download: Ted_koehler.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:37pm CST

This is a repost of a show from 2006 that was accidentally deleted from the archives.

Songs from the first two years of World War I.

Direct download: songs_of_the_great_war_repost.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:54pm CST

Songs include: Mountain Greenery, On Green Dolphin Street, The Green Grass Grows All Around, If The Moon Turns Green and Garbo Green.

Performers include: Thomas "Fats" Waller, Jimmy Dorsey, Roger Wolfe Khan, Louis Jordan, Fletcher Henderson and Xavier Cugat.

Direct download: Green.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:45am CST

More hits form 1940.  Songs include: I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, Flying Home, Sweet Loraine, Jailhouse Blues, Barbara Allen, Meeting In The Air and When You Wish Upon a Star.

Performers include: Lionel Hampton, Maxine Sullivan, the Chuck Wagon Gang, the Ink Spots, Guy Lombardo, Sleepy John Estes and Harry James

Direct download: 1940_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:21pm CST

Hit records from 1940, including: Summit Ridge Drive, Tuxedo Junction, Stardust, Falling In Love Again, New San Antonio Rose, I'll Get Along Somehow and A Nightingale Sang in Barkley Square.

Performers include: Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Pete Johnson, Billie Holiday, Ernest Tubb, Leopold Stokowski, Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller.

Direct download: 1940_part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:40am CST

Jazz bands led by women from the 1920s to the 1940s.  Performers include: Lovie Austin, Ina May Hutton, Mary Lou Williams, Blanche Calloway, Valida Snow, Ivy Benson and Ana Mae Winburn.

Songs include; Tuxedo Junction, I Gotta Swing, Some of These Days, Doing the Suzie Q, Lover and Scratching the Gravel.

Direct download: Female_Band_Leaders.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15pm CST

The annual Halloween show featuring Ghost Walkin Blues, Mr. Ghost Goes to Town, Witch Doctor, The Halloween Dance, Bloody Razor Blues, Chopin's Funeral March and I'm Scared.

Performers include: Ina Rae Hutton, Sarah Vaughn, Fred Astaire, The 5 Jones Boys, Adrian Boult, Helen Gross and the American Symphony Orchestra.

Direct download: Halloween_2015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24pm CST

Celebrating Country Music Month with classic records from the 1920s through the 1940s. Songs include: Alabama Jubilee, I Am Thinking Tonight Of My Blue eyes, Blue Yodel #3, South of the Border, Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms, Jole Blon, Milk Cow Blues and Little Liza  Jane.  Performers include: Jimmie Rodgers, The Carter Family, The Monroe Brothers, Darby and Tarlton, The Maddox Brothers and Rose, Bob Wills and Moon Mullican.

Direct download: Country_Music_Month.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:57pm CST

Songs of New York, including: Night Game in Brooklyn, Lullaby of Broadway, Fifth Avenue, The Man From Harlem, New York City Blues and Slumming On Park Avenue.

Performers include: The Swift Jewel Cowboys, Alice Faye, Tony Pastor, Glenn Miller, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday.

Direct download: The_Big_Apple_Part_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:01pm CST

Songs include: My Window Faces the South, Swanee, Mint Julep, Down South Camp Meeting, Alabama Jubilee and  Georgia On My Mind.

Performers include: Phil Harris, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Mildred Bailey, Glenn Miller, Bill Monroe, Al Jolson and Jelly Roll Morton.

Direct download: Songs_of_the_South.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:21pm CST

Highlights from the music of Austrian composer, Franz Joseph Haydn.  Works include movements from the Surprise Smphony, the String Quartet #50, the Hen Symphony, the Piano Sonata #62 and the Oxford Symphony.

Performers include: Vladimir Horowitz, George Szell, the Pro Arte Quartet, Wilhelm Furtwangler and John Barbiroli.

Direct download: Haydn.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:20pm CST

Records made on cylinders from 1902 to 1919, including: The Thunderer, In the Garden, I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles, Shine On Harvest Moon, The Carmen March and The Stars and Stripes Forever.

Performers include: The Sousa Band, Ada Jones, Billy Murray, The Apollo Quartet of Boston, The Edison Symphony Orchestra and Victor Herbert.

Direct download: Cylinder_Recordings.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43pm CST

Songs include: Stardust, Hebbie Jeebies, Born to Swing, The Yam, A Sailboat In the Moonlight and Songs of Native Birds.

Performers include: James Reese Europe, The Boswell Sisters, David Rose, Charles Kellogg, Billie Holiday, Earl Hines, Geroge Van Eps and the Mills Brothers.

Direct download: Leftovers__19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:26pm CST

Songs include: Frankie and Johnny, Down on the Banks of the Ohio, White House Blues, Louis Collins, Pretty Polly, Tom Dooley and Stack O Lee Blues.

Performers include: Jimmie Rodgers,  The Coon Creek Girls, Mississippi John Hurt, Charlie Poole,  Woody Guthrie, Grayson & Whitter and Leadbelly.

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

Records featuring the potato & the sweet potato.  Songs include: Potato Head Blues, Solid Potato Salad, The Yam, Sweet Potato Piper, All That Meat and No Potatoes, Sweet Potato Swing & Hot Potato.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Ella Mae Morse, Glenn Miller, The Foursome, Johnny Dodds and Thomas "Fats" Waller.

Direct download: Potato_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49pm CST

Songs include: I Can't Get Started, Bei Mir Bist du Shoen, Nobodys Darlin But Mine, Why Was I Born, The Dipsy Doodle, The Merry Go Round Broke Down and Dinner Music For a Pack of Hungry Cannibals.

Performers include: Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Davis, Billie Holiday, Raymond Scott, The Andrews Sisters, The Boston Pops Orchestra and Sonny Boy Williamson I.

Direct download: 1937_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:36pm CST

Songs include: God Bless America, The Stars and Stripes Forever, Belle, Belle, My Liberty Belle, Victory Stride, America and Song of Freedom.

Performers include: Sousa's Band, The Goldman Band, Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller, Guy Mitchell and Bob Crosby.

Direct download: Independence_Day_2015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:35pm CST

Part one of a series on great records recorded in 1937. Records include: One O'Clock Jump, Sing,Sing,Sing, Let's Call The Whole Thing Off, Hellhound On My Trail, Loch Lomand, In The Shade of The Old Apple Tree & Mozart's 40th Symphony. 

Performers include: Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Maxine Sullivan, the Mills Brothers, Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Robert Johnson, Thomas "Fats" Waller and Arturo Toscanini.

Direct download: 1937_Part_one.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32pm CST

Songs include: Summertime, Indian Summer, In the  Good Old Summertime, Summer Holiday, Summer Night and Summertime Is Past And Gone. 

Performers include: Bill Monroe, Sarah Vaughn, Artie Shaw, Abe Lyman, Greta Keller, the John Philip Sousa Band and Charlie Patton.

Direct download: Summer_Songs_2015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33am CST

The songs of lyricist, Mitchell Parish.  Songs include: Stardust, Sleigh Ride, Stars Fell On Alabama, The Lamp is Low, My Window Faces the South,Sweet Loraine, Stairway to the Stars and Moonlight Serenade.

Performers include: Thomas "Fats" Waller, Dinah Shore, Hoagy Carmichael, Nat King Cole, Jack Teagarden and Beverly Kenney.

Direct download: Mitchell_Parish.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:51am CST

Alternate versions of the same song.  Songs include: Runnin Wild, Tiger Rag, Open the Door Richard, Caravan and San Antonio Rose.

Performers include: Art Tatum, Benny Goodman, Bob Wills, Louis Jordan, Bing Crosby, Larry Adler, Sy Oliver and Les Paul & Mary Ford.

Direct download: Double_Plays_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:49pm CST

Songs include: Tumbling Tumbleweeds, I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart, Are You Tired of Me My Darlin, Taking Off, I Ain't Got Nobody and I'm Rolling On.  Performers include: The Prairie Ramblers, The Girls of the Golden West, Gene Autry, the Delmore Brothers, Milton Brown, Bob Wills, Jimmie Davis and patsy Montana.

Direct download: Country_Music_1935.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:08pm CST

Female big band singers form the 1930s and 1940s, including: Edyth Wright, Ella Fitzgerald, Kitty Kallen, Blanche Calloway, June Christy, Jo Stafford and Ivy Anderson.

Songs include: It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing, It's Been a Long, Long, Time, Skylark, The Music Goes Round and Round, The Dipsy Doodle and Lonely Woman.

Direct download: Girl_Singer.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:25pm CST

   Jazz bands play train songs.  Songs include: Daybreak Express,  Take the A Train, Honky Tonk Train Blues, Night Train, Cannonball Express and Down By the Station.

Performers include: Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Forrest, Bob Crosby and Slim Gillard.

Direct download: All_Aboard_The_Jazz_Train.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:32pm CST

Bach works transcribed for orchestra.  Works include: Toccata and Fugue in d Minor, Trio Sonata BVW 525, Sheep May Safely Graze, and Fantasia and Fugue in c Minor BWV 537 .  Conductors include: Leopold Stokowski, John Barbaroli, Eugene Ormandy, Aturo Toscanini and Albert Coates.

Direct download: Bach_Transcriptions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48pm CST

Performers include: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, The Sons of the Pioneers, The Carter Family, Slim Whitman and Patsy Montana.  Songs include: Cattle Call, Jingle, Jangle. Jingle, Ride, Ranger, Ride, I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart and Happy Trails.

Direct download: Cowboy_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:52pm CST

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: 8:56am CST

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: 9:42pm CST

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: 5:43pm CST

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: 10:37pm CST

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: 9:44pm CST

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: 10:25am CST

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: 10:34am CST

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: 1:34pm CST

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: 1:44pm CST

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: 9:36am CST

Songs about the Lone Star State given a jazz treatment. Songs include: Deep In The Heart Of Texas, The Eyes Of Texas Are Upon You, Dallas Blues, Across The Alley From The Alamo, The Texas Polka and A Taste of Texas.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Martha Tilton, Count Basie, the Mills Brothers, Freddie Martin, Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet.

Direct download: Deep_In_the_Heart_of_Texas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:03am CST

African-American recording stars from 1900 through 1925.  Performers include: Bert Williams, James Reese Europe, Mamie Smith, Eubie Blake, George Washington Johnson and Ethyl Waters.

Songs include: Broadway Blues, Crazy Blues, Good Morning Carrie, Nobody,The Castle House Rag,  The Laughing Song and Sweet Man Blues.

Direct download: Early_African_American_Stars.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:53am CST

Love songs, both happy and sad, for Valentine's Day.  Songs include: Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Heart and Soul, You're So Darn Charming, Easy to Love and Don't Explain.

Performers include: The Peerless Quartet, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Mildred Bailey, Hank Thompson, Johnny Mercer and Billie Holiday.

Direct download: Love_Songs_Happy_and_Sad.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:26am CST

A special, short podcast in honor of Mozart's 259th birthday.  Music includes the Symphony 38, the Piano Sonata 12 and the Marriage of Figaro Overture.  Performers include: Eugene Ormandy, Eileen Joyce and Thomas Beecham.

Direct download: Mozarts_Birthday_2015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:46pm CST

Pianists include: Thomas 'Fats" Waller, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Thelonius Monk, George Shearing, Errol Garner, Dave Brubeck, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson and Bud Powell.

Works include: Tea For Two, Running Wild, Honeysuckle Rose, Perdido, Ruby My Dear and Barrelhouse Boogie.

Direct download: Jazz_piano_1940s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:13pm CST

More musicians born 100 years ago, this year. Perfomers include: Billie Holiday, Frankie Yankovic, Willie Dixon, Edith Piaf, Sviatoslav Richter, Brownie McGee and Bobby Hackett.

Songs include: Key To My Door, Lie Vie En Rose, Blue Skirt Waltz, God Bless The Child, Exactly Like You and Chopin's Nocturne Op 9 No. 1.

Direct download: Centennials_2015_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:50pm CST

A tribute to musicians born in 1915. Performers include: Frank Sinatra, Una May Carlise, Les Paul, Alice Faye, Turk Murphy, Billy Strayhorn, Earl Wild, Al Hibbler & Memphis Slim.

Music inclues: Begin the Beguine, Brazil, I'm Crazy Bout My Baby, Grandpa's Spells, Ther's a Lull In My Life, Every Day i Have the Blues and Rachmanioff's Prelude #5 Op 32.

Direct download: Centennials_2015_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:11am CST

Songs from 1915, including: It's a Long Way to Tipperarary, Listen to the Mockingbird, Swing Low, I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier, St Louis Blues and The Little Ford Rambled.

Performers include: Billy Murrary, Tuskeege Institute Singers, Alma Gluck, John McCormack, Bert Williams and  Prince's Band.

Direct download: 1915.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41pm CST