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

Songs include: Jingle Bells, The Twelve Days of Christmas, the Merry Christmas Waltz, Here Comes Santa Claus, If It Doesn't Snow On Christmas, May Every Day Be Christmas and What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

Performers include: Bing Crosby, the Andrews Sisters, Woody Herman, Nelson Eddy, Doris Day, George Hall, Louis Jordan and Gene Autry.

Direct download: Christmas_2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:42pm CST

Songs include: In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening, Cool Breeze, Cool Blues, Cool Train and Keep Cool Fool.

Artists  include: Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Otis, Bing Crosby, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Kenton.

Direct download: Cool_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:17pm CST

Artists include: Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bessie Smith, Lonnie Johnson, Victoria Spivey, Cow Cow Davenport, The Memphis Jug Band, Blind Willie McTell Charlie Patton & Blind Willie Johnson

Songs include: Blue Spirit Blues, Let Your Light Shine On Me, I Can't Stand It, Tin Cup Blues, Down the Dirt Road Blues and Police Dog Blues.

Direct download: Blues_1929.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25pm CST

Songs include: King Porter Stomp, Cotton Club Stomp, Steamboat Stomp, Black Spider Stomp and Special Delivery Stomp.

Musicians include: Jelly Roll Morton, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Harry James, James P, Johnson, Artie Shaw and Kid Ory.

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

Songs include: Rock Me To Sleep, Little Rock Getaway, I Want to Rock. Bed Rock Blues, Rock It Boogie and Solid As a Rock.

Performers include: Harry James, Count Basie, Helen Humes, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Pete Johnson, Art Hodes and Big Joe Turner.

Direct download: Rock_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:40pm CST

To celebrate autumn, a show about leaves.  Songs include: Autumn Leaves, I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover, Tea Leaves, Leaf By Leaf the Roses Fall, Maple Leaf Rag and When the Leaves bid the Trees Goodbye.

Performers include: Art Moody,  Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Frankie Carle, Connie  Boswell, Victor Young and the Edison Male Quartet.

Direct download: Leaves.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:01pm CST

The final episode in the Jazz Classics series features ionic jazz recordings from the late 1940s & early 50s.

Records include: Relaxin at Camarillo, Lady Bird, Four Brothers, Crosscurrent, Tempus Fugit, Manteca, Overtime and Criss Cross.

Performers include: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Narvarro, Bud Powell, Woody Herman, Miles Davis, Lennie Tristanio , Dave Brubeck and the Metronone All Stars.

Direct download: Jazz_Classics_1946-1951.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20am CST

Songs include: Careless Hands, Handful of Keys, I'm An Old Cowhand, Time On My Hands, Cold In Hand Blues, Overhand & Precious Lord, Hold My Hand.

Performers include: Mel Torme, Bessie Smith, Whispering Jack Smith, Billie Holiday, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Benny Goodman Quartet & Thomas "Fats" Waller.

Direct download: Hand.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:37pm CST

Our annual Halloween show, featuring: Bessie Smith, Bing Crosby, Lena Horne, Borrah Minevitch, Patsy Montana, Cyril Smith and the Victor Military Band.

Songs include: The Ghost Walk, The Headless Horseman, Haunted Town, Cemetery Blues, Zombie and With Her Head Tucked Under Her Arm.

Direct download: Halloween_2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24pm CST

Songs include: Moaning Low, Out In the New Moan Hay, Moaning the Blues, K.C. Moan, Texas Moaner Blues, Moaning In the Morning and That Moaning Saxophone Rag.

Musicians include: Blind Lemon Jefferson, Libby Holman, Hank Williams, Tommy Dorsey, Clara Smith, The Six Brown Brothers, The Mills Brothers and the Six Jumping Jacks.

Direct download: Moan.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:12am CST

Songs about trains.  Songs include: Honky Tonk Train Blues, Take the A Train, Night Train, Train Whistle Blues, Uptown Express and Freight Train Boogie.

Performers include: The Delmore Brothers, Jimmy Forest, Harry James, Cab Calloway, Milt Hearth, Woody Guthrie and Trixie Smith.

Direct download: All_Aboard.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:57am CST

A tribute to musician who died in 1965.  Musicians Include: Nat King Cole, Dorothy Dandridge, Joe Falcon, Albert Schweitzer, Tadd Dameron, Mayra Hess and Janette MacDonald.

 

Direct download: Obituaries_1965.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:03pm CST

Songs include: On the Trail, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, Blue Shadows On the Trail, The Oregon Trail, Hellhound On My Trail and North of the Mohawk Trail.

Performers include: Roy Rogers, Robert Johnson, Patti Page, Ozzie Nelson, Cab Calloway, Henry Burr and Woody Guthrie.

Direct download: On_the_Trail.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03pm CST

Works include: Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Midsummer Night's Dream, Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata, Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On Greensleeves, Bach: Sonata #3 for Solo Violin & Chopin: Polonaise In A Flat.

Performers include: Arthur Fiedler, Dennis Brain, Vladimir Horowitz, Rudolf Serkin, Leopold Stokowski and George Enescu.

 

Direct download: Classical_Music_Month_2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:54pm CST

Songs dealing with magic, including: Some Enchanted Evening, That Old Black Magic, Voodoo Woman Blues, The Magic Tree, Grandpa's Spells and Mister Magician.

Performers include: Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Nat King Cole, Llene Woods, Dave Brubeck, Jimmy Witherspoon, Charlie Barnet & Ozzie Nelson.

Direct download: its_magic_show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:05pm CST

Iconic jazz recordings from the early 1940s. Music includes: Take the A Train, Night In Tunisia, Round Midnight, Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby, Laura, Lover Man  & Boogie Woogie Man.

Performers include: Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Woody Herman, Albert Ammons & Pete Johnson, Stan Kenton and Dizzy Gillespie.

Direct download: Jazz_Classics_1941-1945.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:27pm CST

Songs include: Mountain Music, When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain, Mountain Dew, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Mountain Greenery & Mountain Top Blues.

Artists include: Kate Smith, Bessie Smith, Ozzie Nelson, Eugene Ormandy, Flatt & Scruggs, Cab Calloway, Roger Wolfe Kahn & Charlie Shavers.

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

Songs include: You Are My Sunshine, San Antonio Rose, I Hung My Head And Cried, Be Honest With Me and Walking the Floor Over You.

Performers include: Bob Wills, Hank Penny, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, Gene Autry and Elton Britt.

Direct download: Country_Music_1941.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:34pm CST

Musicians include: Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Lawrence Welk, Bob Crosby, Count Basie, Larry Clinton & Ray Noble.

Music includes: Don't Be That Way, Honky Tonk Train Blues, Boogie Woogie, My Reverie, Jumpin At the Woodside & Begin the Beguine.

Direct download: Big_Band_Hits_of_1938.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:56pm CST

Songs include: I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me. Dancing In the Moonlight, Believe It Beloved, Body and Soul, I'm In the Mood For Love and Yours Is My Heart Alone.

Performers include: Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Ruth Etting, Art Tatum and Louis Jordan.

Direct download: Summer_Love_Songs_2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:44pm CST

Songs include: You Belong to Me, Tenderly, Flamingo, Wild Side of Life, Oh Happy Day, Kiss of Fire and Caravan.

Performers include: Georgia Gibbs, Earl Bostic, Karen Chandler, Guy Mitchell, Winifred Atwell, Don Howard and Hank Thompson.

Direct download: Million_Sellers_1952.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:11pm CST

After a long delay, our annual July 4th show. Marches by the Boston Pops, Bunk Johnson, Bob Crosby, The Goldman Band, Ralph Flanagan and (?) The Berlin Philharmonic.

Marches include: The Stars and Stripes Forever, Washington Post, National Emblem, American Patrol, Strike Up the Band & When the Saints Go Marching In.

Direct download: Independence_Day_2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:09pm CST

Songs include: King Porter Stomp. Queen Isabella, Duke For Dinner, Walking With the King, The Count and Prince Charming.

Performers include: Benny Goodman Sol Hoopii, Erroll Garner, Andy Kirk, Cab Calloway, Harry James and George Lewis.

Direct download: Royality.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:59pm CST

In time for Jazz Appreciation Month, a program of solo jazz piano. Artists include: Teddy Wilson, Jelly Roll Morton, Lennie Tristano, Art Tatum, Mary Lou Williams and Billy Strayhorn.

Music includes: Blue Skies, Body and Soul, Shreveport Stomps, Bass Goin Crazy, Spontaneous Combustion and It Had to Be You.

Direct download: Solo_Jazz_Piano.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm CST

Highlights from the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.

Artists include: Cab Calloway, Pablo Casals, Merle Travis, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins and the Victor Military Band.

Records include: Memphis Blues, Gunsmoke: The Cabin, You Don't Know What Love is, Stardust, Blue Serge and Brother, Can You Spare a Dime.

Direct download: national_Recording_Registry_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:14pm CST

Paying tribute to musicians who died in 1963.  Performers include: Patsy Cline, Elmore James,Lizzie Miles,  Alec Templeton, Edith Piaf, Herbie Nichols, Dick Powell and Dinah Washington.

Songs include: I'll String Along With You, Heartaches, Blue Chopsticks, I Wanna Be Loved, Summertime and  La vie en Rose.

Direct download: Obituaries_1963.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20pm CST

Songs include: Churchmouse On a Spree, Black Rat Blues, Mickey Mouse's Birthday Party, Three Blind Mice, The Rats and Experiments With Mice.

Performers include: Jimmy Dorsey, Nat King Cole, Robert Wilkins, Ted Fio Rito, Milt Herth and John Dankworth.

Direct download: Rats_and_Mice.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19am CST

Celebrating 13 years of Music From 100 Years Ago. Music by, Bix Beiderbeck, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Bob Wills, Mozart, Django Reinhardt, Blind Boy Fuller and Beverly Kenney.

Direct download: 13th_Anniversary.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11pm CST

Boogie Woogie classics from 1939. Tunes include: Steady Rock Blues, Shout For Joy, Deep Fives, Woo Woo and Pinetop's Boogie Woogie.

Performers include: Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis, Harry James, Woody Herman and Clarence Lofton.

Direct download: Boogie_Woogie_1939.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25am CST

Songs include: Blue Tango, You Belong To Me, Wheel of Fortune, Delicado, The Glo-Worm, Cry and I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.

Performers include: Kay Starr, The Mills Brothers, Al Martino, Patti Page, Johnnie Ray and Leroy Anderson.

Direct download: Million_Selling_Records_1952.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15am CST

Songs include: Red Sails At Sunset, Barnacle Bill the Sailor, Popeye the Sailor Man, Smooth Sailing and Sail On Blues Blues.

Performers include: Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Lee Wiley, Ella Fitzgerald, Tommy Dorsey, the BBC Dance Orchestra, Hoagy Carmichael and the Six Jumping Jacks.

Direct download: Sailors_and_Sailing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:27pm CST

Radio transcription of famous African American Big bands from the 1940s.

Musicians include: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Jimmie Lunceford, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Teddy Wilson and Benny Carter.

Direct download: African_American_Band_Leaders_On_the_Radio.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:53pm CST

Songs about crime and criminals.  Songs include: It's Murder, The Life and Death of John Dillinger, Pickpocket Blues, She's a Killer, Stealing Love, Pretty Boy Floyd and In the Jailhouse Now.

Performers include: Lil  Harding Armstrong, Ivory Joe Hunter, Pat Flowers, Woody Guthrie, Dizzy Gillespie and Bessie Smith.

Direct download: its_a_Crime.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:14pm CST

Songs with shade in the title. Songs include: In the Sade of the Old Apple Tree, Purple Shades, 90 In the Shade, In the Shade of the Palm and Pull Down the Shade, Marie.

Performers include: Lionel Hampton, the Mills Brothers, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Germaine Sablon and Joni James.

Direct download: Throwing_Shade.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:57pm CST

More musicians  born 100 years ago this year. Performers include: George Shearing, Anita O'Day, Art Blakey, Lennie Tristanio, Marion Hutton and Pete Seeger.

Direct download: Centennials_2019_Part_Two.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:40pm CST

Celebrating musicians born in 1919. Performers include: Ernie Ford, Kitty Wells, Georgie Auld, Nat King Cole, Carol Bruce, Billy Vaughn and Liberace.

Direct download: Centennials_2019_Part_One.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:08pm CST

Some of the hits from 100 years ago.  Songs include: Dardanella, You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet, Till We Meet Again, Take Me to the Land of Jazz, A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody and I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles.

Performers include: Ben Selvin, Al Jolson, Marion Harris, Vernon Dalhart, Bert Williams and John Steel.

Direct download: 1919.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36pm CST

Records left off of earlier shows. Songs include: Poor Butterfly, Sittin In a Corner, Fussin, Fudin and Fightin, The House is Haunted, Moonlight Rhapsody, Cannonball and The Whisper Waltz.

Performers include: Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Dorothy Shay, Cannonball Adderly, Donald Novis and Cab Calloway.

Direct download: Leftovers_26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52pm CST