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

Songs celebrating trees.  Songs include: Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, The Magic Tree, Autumn Leaves, The Green Grass Grows All Around, In The Shade of the Old Apple Tree , Willow Weep For Me and Way Over By the  Cherry Tree.

Performers include: the Andrews Sisters, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Stan Getz, Margaret Whiting, Louis Jordan, Glenn Miller and Johnny Moore's Three Blazes.

Also, the host reads, Trees, by Joyce Kilmer.

Direct download: Trees.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:31pm CDT

A special podcast marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Music includes: film music from Henry V (Walton), ballet music from Romeo and Juliet (Prokofiev) Serenade to the Music (Vaughan Williams) and the Wedding March ( Mendelssohn).

Direct download: Shakespeare.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:45am CDT

Works include: La Mer (Debussy), Sonatine (Ravel), Espana (Chabrier), Gypsy Dance (Bizet) and Pavane (Faure).

Performers include: Arthur Rodinski, Thomas Beecham, Leopole Stokowski and Robert Casadesus.

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

For Jazz Appreciation Month, great jazz records from the 1920s-1050s.  Artists include: Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Billle Holiday, Coleman Hawkins, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Lu Watters, Art Tatum and Django Reinhardt.

Songs include: Stardust, Cake Walking Babies, Body and Soul, Freeway, The Blue Room, Kansas City Stomps, Cool Blues and Bugle Call Rag.

Direct download: Jazz_Appreciation_Month.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:21am CDT

Highlights from the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.  Records include: Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Wildcat Blues, Statesboro Blues, My Funny Valentine, Conga Brava, I've Never Been In Love Before and Over The Rainbow.

Artists include: The Peerless Quartet, Blind Willie McTell, the cast of Guys and Dolls, W.H. Stepp, Duke Ellington, Gerry Mulligan and Judy Garland.

Direct download: National_Recording_Registry_8.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:12pm CDT