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

To mark the 248th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, a 1953 recording of the Symphony #2 by Herbert von Karajan and the Philaharmonia Orchestra.

Direct download: Beethovens_Birthday_2018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:33pm CST

Songs include: The Christmas Spell, The Man With the Bag, The Sleigh, Barnyard Christmas, Christmas In Jail, The Mistletoe Kiss and Death Might Be Your Santa Claus.

Performers include: Kay Starr, Eddie Arnold, The Mills Brothers, Spike Jones, Peggy Lee, Mitch Miller, The Rev. J.M. Gates and  Leroy Carr.

Direct download: Forgotten_Christmas_Songs_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:10pm CST

Lesser-known Christmas music from the 1930s through the 1950s.

Songs include: Christmas Candles, Shake Hands With Santa Claus, Santa Claus' Party, Little Christmas Tree, Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney and Christmas Swing.

Performers include: Ella Fitzgerald, Les Baxter, Kay Kyser, the Andrews Sisters, Nat King Cole, The Orioles and Django Reinhardt.

Direct download: Forgotten_Christmas_Songs_Part_One.mp3
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Songs include: Love Is Just Around the Corner, A Table In a Corner, Blue Skies Are Just Around the Corner, There Are Bad Times Just Around the Corner and Dark Corners.

Musicians include: Ben Webster, Jack Hylton, Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, Noel Coward, Rex Stewart and Artie Shaw.

Direct download: Corner_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11am CST

Historic Recordings of the symphonies of Franz Joseph Haydn.

Works include:  movements from the London, Farewell, Oxford, Passion and Drumroll symphonies.

Performers include: Charles Munch, Arthur Goldschmidt, George Szell, Wilhelm Furtwangler and Eduard van Beinum.

Direct download: Father_of_the_Symphony.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:06am CST

Songs include: Easy to Love, It's So Easy, Easy As Pie, Slow and Easy Man, Easy Does It and Take It Easy.

Performers include: Doris Day, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Bessie Smith, Lester Young, Stan Kenton, Nat King Cole, Wally Rose, and  Maxine Sullivan.

Direct download: Easy_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:42pm CST

Special episode marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.  Songs include: The Americans Come, Till We Meet Again, Hands Across the Sea, I Don't Want to Get Well. Break the News to Mother and I've Got My Captain Working For Me Now.

Performers include: Arthur Middleton, Ada Jones, Al Bernard, the New York Military Band, George Wilton Ballard and Thomas Edison.

Direct download: Armistice_Centennial.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:28pm CST

More vintage waltzes. Songs include: The Merry Go Round Waltz, It's a Sin To Tell a Lie, When I Grow to Old to Dream, Always, the Minute Waltz, the Merry Christmas Waltz and the Merry Widow Waltz. Musicians include: Jeanette McDonald, Riley Puckett, Glenn Miller, Victor Young, Buddy Clark, Al Goodman and the Casa Loma Orchestra.

Direct download: three_quarter_time_part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:53am CST

Famous waltzes, including: Sidewalks of New York, I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles, The Tennessee Waltz, The Band Played On, The Waltz of the Flowers and the Blue Skirt Waltz.

Musicians include: Guy Lombardo, Bradley Kincaid, Cowboy Copas, Arthur Rubinstein, Tino Rossi and Ted Lewis.

Direct download: three_Quarter_Time_Part_One.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57am CST

Songs include: Cotton-Eyed Joe, Wabash Cannonball, Banjo Pickin Girl, Why Don't You Love Me, Time Changes Everything and If the River Was Whisky.

Musicians include: Fiddlin John Carson, the Carter Family, Roy Acuff, Bob Wills, the Coon Creek Girls, Hank Williams and Charlie Poole.

Direct download: Country_Music_Month_2018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25am CST

Our annual look at spooky music for Halloween. Songs include: Mr Ghost Goes to Town, Skeleton in the Closet, The Halloween Dance, Music For Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Graveyard Blues and Mysterious Mose.

Performers include: Helen Gross, Wingy Manone, Bob Dunn, the Hudson-DeLange Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Symphony, Nat Gonella and Harry Resser.

The episode concludes with the host reading, Haunted, by Siegfried Sassoon.

Direct download: Halloween_2018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42am CST

Songs include: How Much is That Doggie In the Window?, The Green Grass Grows All Around, Old McDonald, The Teddy Bear's Picnic, The Hokey Pokey, The Little White Duck and London Bridge Is Falling Down.

Performers include: Patty Page, Nat King Cole, Burl Ives, Count Basie, Ray Anthony, Louis Jordan, Ella Fitzgerald and Henry Hall.

Direct download: Childrens_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:35pm CST

Songs include: The Thing, The Third Man Theme, Be My Love, La Viv En Rose, I'm Movin On, Frosty the Snowman, Mona Lisa and The Hot Canary.

Performers include: Phil Harris, Patty Page, Edith Piaf, Hank Snow, Anton Karas, Mario Lanza, Nat King Cole and Gene Autry.

Direct download: Million_Selling_Records_1950.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48pm CST

Medley recordings by Louis Armstrong, The Andrews Sisters, Abe Lyman, Art Tatum The Boston Pops and Richard Rodgers.

Direct download: Musical_Medleys.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

Songs include: You Are My Sunshine, Venus di Milo, The Moon Got In My Eyes, Mercury,  Jumpin Jupiter, On a Planet, Men From Mars and Meteor.

Musicians include: Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, Adrian Boult, Wayne King, Miles, Davis, Woody Herman, Lennie Tristano and Tal Farlow.

Direct download: The_Solar_System.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:19pm CST

Celebrating Classical Music Month with historical recordings by Eugene Ormandy, Jascha Heifetz, Oscar Levant and Vladimir Horowitz.

Music includes: Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture, Bizet: Symphony In C, Handel: Organ Concerto #2, Gershwin: Three Preludes & Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto.

Direct download: Classical_Music_Month_2018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:25pm CST

Songs include: Shrimp Boats, Blue Tango, Cold, Cold Heart, Would I Love You?, Down Yonder, The Loveliest Night of the Year and Come-On-a-My-House.

Performers include: Hank Williams, Tony Bennett, Del Wood, Jo Stafford, Patty Page, Les Paul. Leroy Anderson and Rosemary Clooney.

Direct download: Million_Selling_Records_1951_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30pm CST

Songs include: Poor Butterfly, Just Like a Butterfly, Butterfly Kick, New Orleans Butterfly & Big Fat Butterfly.

Musicians include: Elizabeth Welch, Duke Ellington, Harry Richman, The All Star Trio, Skeets Tolbert, Hazel Scott & Joe Bushkin.

Direct download: Butterfly_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:25pm CST

Musicians who passed away in 1975. Musicians include: Bob Wills, Josephine Baker, Louis Jordan, T-Bone Walker, Bernard Hermann, Lefty Frizzell, Leroy Anderson and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Music includes: Caldonia, If You've Got the Money, Prelude & Fugue In A, Bye Bye Blackbird, The Waltzing Cat, Maiden's Prayer and No Worry Blues.

Direct download: Obituaries_1975.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:49pm CST

Songs include: Mocking Bird Hill, Chains of Love, Indian Love Call, Detour, Jezebel, Too Young and the Syncopated Clock.

Performers include: The Ames Brothers, Patti Page, Slim Whitman, Frankie Laine, Les Paul & Mary Ford and The Weavers.

Direct download: Million_Selling_Records_1951.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

Tunes include: Open the Door Richard, River, Stay Away From My Door, The Boy Next Door, Somebody Changed the Lock On My Door and Who's That Knocking At My Door.

Musicians include: Count Basie, Libby Holman, the Casa Loma Orchestra, Cab Calloway, Ethel Waters and Louis Jordan.

Direct download: Door_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:55am CST

Songs include: Nobody Know You, Chime's Blues, Jump Steady Blues, Don't Leave Me Daddy, God Moves On the Water, Screamin and Hollarin the Blues and Georgia Bound.

Artists include: Bessie Smith, Charlie Patton, Blind Willie Johnson, Lillian Glinn , Blind Willie McTell and Whistlin Alex Moore.

Direct download: 1929_Blues.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:13am CST

Highlights from the 1944 Broadway season., including: On the Town, Song of Norway, Bloomer Girl, Porgy and Bess, The Seven Lively Arts and Mexican Hayride.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Maxine Sullivan, Igor Stravinsky, Frank Sinatra and Jack Smith.

Direct download: Broadway_1944.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:32pm CST

Songs with "light" in the title, including: Blue Moonlight, Lights Out, I'm Beginning to See the Light, By the Light of the Stars and I'll Keep the Lovelight Burning.

Musicians include: Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Lee Wiley, Eddie Duchin, James P. Johnson, Rudy Valee and Eddie Condon.

Direct download: Light_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:24pm CST

Songs include: Cottontail, Cherokee, Woodchopper's Ball, Frenesi, Rocking Chair, I Can't Get Started and Lester Leaps In.

Performers include: Lester Young, Woody Herman, Coleman Hawkins, Duke Ellington, Mildred Bailey, Artie Shaw, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Barnett and Art Tatum.

Direct download: Jazz_Classics_1936-1940_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:26am CST

Songs include: Star Spangled Banner, Stars and Stripes Forever, Victory Polka, Battle Hymn of the Republic, American Fantasy and On the Mall.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Janette McDonald, the Lynn Murrary  Singers, the Goldman Band, the Boston pops Orchestra & the NBC Symphony.

Direct download: Independence_Day_2018.mp3
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Records left off earlier podcasts. Songs include: Keepin Out of Mischief Now, The Cross-Eyed Cowboy From Abilene, Doggie In the Window, Lazy Daddy, Thanks For the Memory, Swingin For Joy and This Can't Be Love.

Musicians include: The Light Crust Doughboys, Patty Page, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Les Paul, Josh White and the ODJB.

Direct download: Leftovers_25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:31pm CST

Songs include: Little White Duck, The Goose Hangs High, The Ugly Duckling, Wild Goose Chase, Lucky Duck and Blue Goose.

Performers include: Duck Ellington, Raymond Scott, Burl Ives, Frank Loesser, Nat King Cole, Bunny Berigan and Coleman Hawkins. 

Direct download: Ducks_and_Geese.mp3
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To mark the 600th show, highlights from the last 12 years of podcasts. Thanks for all the support over the years. 

Direct download: 600th_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:13am CST

Songs include: Der Fuhrer's Face, Stalin Wasn't Stalin, Hitler Lives, Berlin Or Bust, Mr. Hitler, Hot Time In the Town of Berlin, Hitler and Hell and Hitler Blues.

Performers include: Spike Jones, Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Rev. J.M. Gates, Rosalie Allen, Bing Crosby, Leadbelly and the Florida Kid.

Direct download: Hitler_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:07pm CST

Country Hits from the beginning of the Nashville Era.

Songs include: I'm Movin On, I Love You Because, Ain't Nobody's Business, You Don't Have To Be a Baby To Cry, Take Me In Your Arms, Long Gone Lonesome Blues and If You've Got the Money.

Performers include: Hank Snow, Kay Starr, Lefty Frizzell, Gene Autry, Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb and Red Foley.

Direct download: Country_Music_1950.mp3
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Songs with memory in the title. Songs include: Thanks For the Memory, Memories of You, I can't Put My Arms Around a Memory, You're My Favorite Memory and Blue Memories.

Artists include: Louis Armstrong, Kate Smith, Bob Hope, Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Billy Ecksteine Woody Herman, Andy Iona and Sarah Vaughan.

Direct download: Memories.mp3
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Orchestra versions of famous keyboard works. Music includes: Bach's Toccata and Fugue in d Minor, Chopin's Funeral March, Brahms' Hungarian Dance #5 and Beethoven's Piano Sonata #29.

Performers include: Harry Horlick, Leopold Stokowski, Felix Weingartner & Artur Rodzinski.

Direct download: Orchestral_Transcriptions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37pm CST

A tribute to musicians who died in 1969, including: Judy Garland, Pee Wee Russel. Skip James, Ella Logan, Wilhelm Backhaus, Wynonie Harris, Spade Cooley and Coleman Hawkins.

Music includes: The Trolley Song, Chopin's Etude #3 Op 10, Body and Soul, Devil Got My Woman, Somebody Changed the Lock On My Door, Detour and Come to the Fair.

 

Direct download: Obituaries_1969.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:55pm CST

Songs include: Bounce the Ball, Bouncing With Bud, Jersey Bounce, Salt Lake City Bounce, Battery Bounce & Billie's Bounce.

Musicians include: Charlie Parker, Benny Goodman, Bud Powell, Anita O'Day, Errol Gardner, Art Tatum and Lionel Hampton.

Direct download: Bounce.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:15pm CST

Guitarists include: Charlie Christian, T-Bone Walker, Billy Bauer, Leadbelly, Django Reinhardt, Tony Motola, Les Paul, Oscar Moore and Joaquin Murphey.

Song include: Solo Flight, Call It Stormy Monday, Supersonic, Lover, House of the Rising Sun and To Wild Rose.

 

Direct download: Guitar_Music_1940s.mp3
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Songs include: Bluebird On Your Windowsill, Stars Are the Windows of Heaven, My Window Faces the South, Out the Window, The Sun Is At My Window and Ticket Agent, Ease Your Window Down.

Performers include: Bessie Smith, the Andrews Sisters, Leo Reisman, Count Basie, Doris Day, Billy Eckstine and Thomas "Fats" Waller.

Direct download: Window_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:18pm CST

More highlights from the National Recording Registry. Records by: Merle Travis, Clara Ward, Benny Goodman, The Mississippi Sheiks, Will Rogers, Victor Herbert,  The Ink Spots and the ivory-billed woodpecker.

Records include: How I Got Over, Sitting On Top of the World, The Man I Love, If I Didn't Care, Luck Be A Lady, the Moonlight Sonata, Sixteen Tons and The Dream Medley.

Direct download: National_Recording_Registry_10.mp3
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Celebrating Black Women In Jazz Month with: Mary Lou Williams, Lovie Austin, Lil Hardin Armstrong, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Blanche Calloway, Billie Holiday, Hazel Scott, Terry Pollard & Valaida Snow.

Songs include: I Wish That I Were Twins, Seven Come Eleven, Heebie Jebbies, Doing the Suzie Q, Capricorn, Embraceable You, My Last Dollar and Tuxedo Junction.

Direct download: Black_Women_In_Jazz_Month.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:58am CST

Irish music for St. Patrick's Day. Musicians include: Michael Coleman, John McCormack, Bing Crosby, Paddy Kiloran, The Mills Blue Rhythm Band, Morton Downey and James Melton.

Songs include: I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen, O'Dowd's Favorite, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, Galway Bay and The Girls of Bainbridge.

Direct download: St_Patricks_Day_2018.mp3
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To mark 12 years of the podcast, your host plays some of his favorite records. Music includes: My Blue Heaven, Dr. Jazz, I Cover the Waterfront, I'm Praying Humble, How High the Moon, Bach's B Minor Prelude, All of Me and Tis' Autumn.

Artists include: Frank Sinatra, The Bob Crosby Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Edwin Fischer, Jelly Roll Morton, Nat King Cole, Art Tatum, Artie Shaw and Thelonious Monk.

Direct download: 12th_Anniversary_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:57pm CST

A special.short podcast marking the 340th birthday of composer, Antonio Vivaldi. Includes a 1949 recording of the Oboe Concerto in D Minor Opus 8 Number 9 by Leon Goossens.

Direct download: Vivaldi_Birthday.mp3
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Iconic jazz records from the late in30s. Songs include: Begin the Beguine, Strange Fruit, Avalon, One O'Clock Jump. Yancey Stomp. Sing Sing Sing and Big Noise From Winnetka.

Performers include: Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Yancey, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald.

Direct download: jazz_Classics_1936_1940.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:36pm CST

Classic songs by Andy Razaf, James P. Johnson, Duke Ellington, Tony Jackson, Eubie Blake, W.C. Handy and Billy Strayhorn.

Songs include: Memories of You, Memphis Blues, Pretty Baby, In My Solitude, Black and Blue and Lush Life.

Performers include: Ethyl Waters, Nat King Cole, Billy Murray, Etta Jones, Billie Holiday and Kathrine Handy.

Direct download: African_American_Song_Writers.mp3
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Songs include: Button Up Your Overcoat, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, AS Long As I Live, I'm In the Mood For Love, All My Love and You Can't Lose a Broken Heart.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Helen Kane, Vaughn Monroe, Stella Brooks, Billy Ecksteine, Frank Sinatra, Patty Page. Nat King Cole and Anita O'Day.

Direct download: Valentines_Day_2018.mp3
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Selections from Babes In Arms, Between the Devil, Pins and Needles, The Cradle Will Rock and I'd Rather Be Right.

Performers include: Lena Horne, Mildred Bailey, Sophie Tucker, Vincent Lopez, Millie Weitz & Leo Reisman.

Direct download: Broadway_1937.mp3
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Songs include: I Want To Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart, Cowboy Swing, The Barstool Cowboy, The Cowboy From Brooklyn, Ragtime Cowboy Joe, The Dying Cowboy's Lament and The Cowboy Serenade.

Performers include: Patsy Montana, Glenn Miller, Hank Penny, The Girls of the Golden West, Jimmy Dorsey and The Calgary Kid.

Direct download: Cowboy_Songs_2018.mp3
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A tribute to musicians born in 1918, including: Elmore James, Patty Andrews, Dick Haymes, Leonard Bernstein, Juan Garcia Esquivel, Eugene List, Jimmy Rowles, Eddy Arnold and Joe Williams.

Songs include: A Bouquet of Roses, Rum and Coca Cola, Laura, Christopher Street, Detour Ahead, Topsy and Old Man, You've Been Away Too Long.

Direct download: Centennials_2018.mp3
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Hit songs from the last year of World War I. Songs include: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows, Hello Central. Give Me No Man's Land, Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In the Morning, At the Jazz Band Ball, After You're Gone, Over There and Rock A Bye Your Baby.

Performers include: Al Jolson, Irving Kaufman, The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Enrico Caurso and Charles Harrison.

Direct download: 1918.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34am CST