Music From 100 Years Ago (podcasts)
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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:49pm CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:48pm CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:03pm CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:29pm CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17pm CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:04am CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:06pm CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04pm CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:02am CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:09pm CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:52am CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:18pm CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:15am CST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:16pm CST

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

Records left off earlier podcasts. Songs include: Running Water, It's De-Lovely , Yellow Fire, Butterflies,  The Convict and the Rose, Devil In the Lion's Den and Cello Suite #6.

Artists include: Bob Wills, Crying Sam Collins, The Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra, Patty Page, Pablo Casals, Ella Fitzgerald and Stan Getz.

Direct download: Leftovers_24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:49pm CST

Iconic jazz recordings from the early 1930s. Songs include: I Got a Right to Sing the Blues, Minnie the Moocher, Tiger Rag, After You're Gone, Sophisticated Lady, Georgia On My Mind, Moten's Swing and What a Little Moonlight Can Do.

Musicians include: Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Bix Beiderbeck, Art Tatum, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Benny Moten, Duke Ellington and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France.

Direct download: Jazz_Classics_Part_3_1930_1935.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:25am CST

A special podcast in honor of Beethoven's birthday. Movements from the Waldstein piano sonata, the String Quartet #13 and the Piano Concerto #3,

Performers include Walter Gieseking, Wilhelm Furtwangler and Wilhelm Bachaus.

Direct download: Beethovens_Birthday_2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:14pm CST

The annual Christmas Show. Songs include: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Winter Wonderland, The 12 Days of Christmas, Merry Christmas Baby, The Dixieland Band From Santa Claus Land, Blue Christmas, I Told Santa Claus to Bring Me You and Christmas, Christmas Blues.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Vernon Dalhart, Jimmy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters, Charles Brown, Nelson Eddy, Doris Day, Charley Jordan and Errol Garner.

Direct download: Christmas_2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:13pm CST

Honoring musicians who passed away in 1971. Musicians include: Louis Armstrong, Lil Hardin Armstrong, Ted Lewis, Libby Holman, Doc Boggs, Igor Stravinsky, Zez Confrey and Cliff Edwards.

Music includes: Stardust, Second-hand Rose, Sugar Baby, Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?, Love Letters In the Sand, Brown Gal and It's Only a Paper Moon.

Direct download: Obituaries_1971.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:14pm CST

Songs include: Oh Dem Golden Slippers, The Gold In Africa, The Golden Gate Gospel Train, Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day, The Golden Wedding, It's the Gold and Silver Threads Among the Gold.

Artists include: Bing Crosby, Buddy & Ella Johnson,  Walter Gieseking, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Dinah Shore, Woody Herman, The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet and John McCormack.

Direct download: Golden_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:46pm CST

Songs include: Blue Tail Fly, Bees Knees, Poor Butterfly, Mosquito Moan, La Cucaracha, Flight of the Bumble Bee, The Glow-worm and They Ain't No Flies On Me.

Musicians include: Harry James, Burl Ives, Valaida Snow, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Hot Lips Page, Ted Lewis, The Andrews Sisters, Johnny Mercer, Art Tatum and Charlie Parker.

Direct download: Insect_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:12pm CST

Iconic jazz recordings from the late 1920s. Recordings include: Hebbie Jeebies, Black Bottom Stomp, In a Mist, A Monday Date, Weather Bird, Creole Love Call and Rhapsody In Blue.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Bix Beiderbeck, Earl Hines and George Gershwin.

Direct download: Jazz_Classics_Part_2_The_Jazz_Age.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:59am CST

Music includes: Maple Leaf Rag, Sensation Rag, Ragtime Oriole, Charleston  Rag, Kitten On the Keys, Nola and 12th Street Rag.

Performers include: Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake, Kid Ory, Jelly Roll Morton, Billy Jones, The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Vincent Lopez and Zez Confrey.

Direct download: Ragtime.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:55am CST

The annual Halloween show!  Music includes: My Friend the Ghost, The Halloween Dance, Undertaker's Blues, Haunted Heart, The Nightmare, The Goblin Band, The Walls Keep Talking and Mysterious Mose.  The host also reads, The Sleeper, by Edgar Allen Poe.

Musicians include: Tommy Dorsey, Helen Gross, Bessie Smith, Perry Como, Anita O'Day, Ozzy Nelson, Wingy Manone, Cab Calloway and The American Symphony Orchestra.

Direct download: Halloween_2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:10pm CST

We celebrate Country Music Month with songs from the 1920s through the 1940s.

Music includes: She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain, Blue Yodel #4, I Don't Care If I Lose, Wildwood Flower, Pistol Packing Mama, South of the Border and Chuckwagon Swing.

Performers include: The Skillet Lickers, Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest Tubb, Bob Wills, The Carter Family, The Swift Jewel Cowboys, The Sons of the Pioneers and Charlie Poole.

Direct download: Country_Music_Month_2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:52am CST

A special, short podcast celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thelonious Monk.

Direct download: Monk_Centennial.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:29pm CST

After a week's delay, here's More Froggy Music,  Songs include: Froggy Went a Courting, Frog and Mule, Froggy Moore, Grandpa Frog, Old Bullfrog and Hopping Toad Frog Blues.

Perfromers include: Les Brown, Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, J. T. Smith, Nelson Eddy, Mary Lou Williams, Andy Kirk and Ben Webster.

Direct download: More_Froggy_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:46pm CST

Early jazz records from the acoustic era. Musicians include: King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton,Kid Ory,  The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, James P. Johnson, Bix Beiderbeck and Fletcher Henderson.

Music includes: King Porter Stomp, Riverboat Shuffle, Livery Stable Blues, Grandpa's Spells, Carolina Shout, Dippermouth Blues and Cakewalking Babies From Home.

Direct download: Jazz_Classics_1917-1924.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:34pm CST

Songs include: I Get a Kick Out Of You, You And The Night And The Music, Autumn In New York, I'll Follow My Secret Heart, One Day When We Were Young, You're The Top and Zing Went The Strings of My Heart.

Performers include: Ethyl Merman, Frank Sinatra, The Dorsey Brothers, Webster Booth, Libby Holman and Paul Whiteman.

Direct download: Broadway_1934.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:14pm CST

Songs include: And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine, If Teardrops Were Pennies, Brush Those Tears From Your Eyes, He's Not worth Your Tears and Too Many Tears.

Performers include: Ambrose & His Orchestra, Mildred Bailey, Buddy Clark, Jimmy Rodgers, The Carter Family, The Ink Spots, Doris Day and Wesley Tuttle.

Direct download: Tears_Part_Two.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38am CST

Songs include: After the Laughter Came Tears, Dancing With Tears In My Eyes, Yesterday's Tears, Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry and Time Out For Tears.

Performers include: Kay Starr, Ella Fitzgerald, Ernest Tubb, Tex Ritter, Cliff Edwards, Ruth Etting, Nat King Cole and Harry James.

Direct download: Tears_Part_One.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:41am CST

A tribute to musicians who died in 1973, Including: Clara Ward, Gene Krupa, Ben Webster, Kid Ory, Memphis Minnie, Vaughan Monroe, Joseph Szigeti, Willie the Lion Smith and Noel Coward.

Music includes: Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Drum Boogie, Brahms Violin Concerto, How I Got Over, The Things We Did Last Summer and Ory's Creole Trombone.

Direct download: Obituaries_1973.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42pm CST

Compositions by the Australian-American, Percy Grainger. Works include: Country Gardens, Molly On the Shore, Mock Morris, Irish Tune From County Derry and Handel in the Strand.

Perfomers include: Percy Grainger, Eugene Ormandy,  Boyd Neel, Peter Pears, Leopold Stokowski and the  Virtuoso String Quartet.

Direct download: Percy_Grainger.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38am CST

Songs include: The Night Was Yellow, Yellow Dog Blues, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Yellow Rose of Texas and Yellow Fire.

Performers include: Bessie Smith, Cisco Houston, Bob Wills, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Ozzie Nelson and The Andrews Sisters.

Direct download: Yellow_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:03pm CST

Songs include: Silver Bells, Great Speckled Bird, Back In the Saddle Again, Don't Be Blue, Truck Driver's Blues, Back On the Montana Plains and When I Put On My Long White Robe.

Performers include: Bob Wills, Gene Autry, Patsy Montana, Roy Acuff, The Swift Jewel Cowboys, Floyd Tillman and Hank Snow.

Direct download: Country_Music_1939.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:55am CST

Songs include: Runnin Wild, You Run Your Mouth, A Hit and Run Affair, Running a Temperature, Run Little Rabbit and You Can't Run Away From Love Tonight.

Musicians include: Josh White, Jimmy Rushing, Benny Goodman, Thomas "Fats' Waller, Stan Getz, Dick Powell and Tommy Dorsey.

Direct download: Running_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:16pm CST

Iconic songs of the World War II era. Songs include: Opus One, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Coming In On a Wing and a Prayer, I'll Be Seeing You, Sentimental Journey and God Bless America.

Performers include: The Andrews Sisters, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown. The Song Spinners, Bing Crosby, The Oklahoma cast and Glenn Miller.

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

Records left off of earlier podcasts. Songs include: Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, Telephoning the Blues, The Lady In Bed, Me and the Devil Blues, Borodin: Symphony #2, Send Me Away with a Kiss, Alice From Dallas & You Can't Stop Me From Loving You.

Performers include: Hot Lips Page, The Weavers, Connee Boswell, Robert Johnson, The New York Philharmonic, Bojangles Robinson, Ethel Waters, Buddy Jones and John MacCormack.

Direct download: Leftovers_23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32am CST

Music includes: The Star Spangled Banner, America, Here's My Boy, Appalachian
Spring, Naval Reserve March, On the Alert and Strike Up the Band.

Performers include: Boston Pops Orchestra, Shep Fields, Peerless Quartet, Goldman Band, Boston Symphony, The High Hatters and Conway's Band.

Direct download: Fourth_of_July_2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:15am CST

A special, short podcast celebrating Lena Horne on the 100th anniversary of her birth. With songs: St Louis Blues, Stormy Weather and The Lady Is a Tramp.

Direct download: Lena_Horne_100th_Birthday.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:19pm CST

Songs include: Things Are Looking Up, I'm 100 Percent For You, Indian Love Call, She's the Lass For Me, The Lady's In Love With You, Take Care of You For Me and Ain't She Sweet?

Artists include: Sir Harry Lauder, Gene Austin, Ella Fitzgerald, Valaida Snow, Bob Hope, Ethel Waters, Fred Astaire and Slim Whitman.

Direct download: Love_Songs_of_the_Summer_2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:28pm CST

 Excerpts from: Tchaikovsky: Serenade For Strings, Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, Rimsky Korsakov: Scherazade, Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia and Rubinstein: Melody in F.

Direct download: Russian_Composers_19th_Century.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:48pm CST

Songs about alcoholic drinks, including: Beer Barrel Polka, Cocktails For Two, Rye Whiskey, One Mint Julip Abercombie Had a Zombie, Candlelight and Wine and Bubbles in the Wine.

Performers include: Bessie Smith, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Memphis Slim, Lawrence Welk, Jimmy Dorsey, Tex Ritter and the Andrews Sisters.

Direct download: Name_Your_Poison.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:58pm CST

Hit songs from Broadway musicals from 1928. Songs include: I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Diga Diga Do, How Long Has This Been Going On, Love Me Or Leave Me, Makin Whoopee, Lover Come Back to Me and Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love.

Performers include: Adelaide Hall, Paul Whiteman. Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Eddie Cantor, Ruth Etting, Frank Sinatra, Mildred Bailey and the Mills Brothers.

Direct download: Broadway_1928.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:12pm CST

Songs include: You Go to My Head, At the Jazz Band Ball, Sing Sing Sing, Body and Soul, Jungle Blues, Begin the Beguine and Texas Shuffle.

Artists include: Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Billie Holiday, Jelly Roll Morton, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Larry Adler, Count Basie and Bobby Hackett.

Direct download: Jazz_1938.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:28pm CST

Songs include: Dallas Blues, Del Rio Boogie, Across the Alley From the Alamo, Deep Ellum Blues, Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas, Streets of Laredo, Big Ball's In Cowtown and San Antonio Rose.

Performers include T Bone Walker, The Delmore Brothers, Burl Ives, Phil Harris, Louis Armstrong, Hoyle Nix, and the Prairie Ramblers.

Direct download: Texas_Cities.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:51am CST

Songs inspired by deserts. Music includes: Desert Blues, Cool Water, Searching the Desert For the Blues, On the Trail, the Cactus Polka and Texas Sand.

Musicians include: Jimmie Rodgers, the Sons of the Pioneers, John Kirby, Duke Ellington, Paul Whiteman and Bing Crosby.

Direct download: The_Desert.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:14pm CST

Songs about being alone.  Music includes: One Alone, Travelin Alone, Alone Together, I'll Walk Alone, I'm Alone Without You and I'm All Alone.

Musicians include: Cliff Edwards, Billie Holiday, Jo Stafford, Lil Hardin Armstrong, The Three Blazers & Don Vorhees.

Direct download: Alone.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:24pm CST

A tribute to musicians who died in 1976, including: Connee Boswell, Howlin Wolf, Percy Faith, Benjamin Britten, Victoria Spivey, Paul Robeson, Johnny Mercer and Alexander Brailowsky.

Music includes: Old Man River, Heart and Soul, Libestramume #3, Candy, Moaning the Blues, All My Love and Nocturne.

Direct download: Obituaries_1976.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:22am CST

Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald on her 100th birthday. Songs include: A Tisket A Tasket, Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall, Lady Be Good and I Get A Kick Out Of you.

Direct download: Ella_Fitzgerald_Centennial.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:11am CST

Music of Johannes Brahms, including excerpts from the Violin Concerto, Symphony #4, Waltzes Op. 39 along with Von ewiger Leibe.

Performers include: Marian Anderson, Wilhelm Furtwangler, Anatole Kitain, David Oppenheim, Eugene Ormandy and Josef Szigeti.

Direct download: Brahms.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40am CST

Chicken songs for those in a fowl mood.  Songs include: A Chicken Ain't Nothin But a Bird, Chicken Reel, The Egg and I, Chicken Rhythm, Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens, Chicken Blues, I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket and The Chicken Song.

Performers  include: The Cliquot Club Eskimo Orchestra, Phil Harris, Les Paul, Louis Jordan, Fred Astaire, The York Brothers, Guy Lombardo, Larry Douglas & Lionel Hampton.

Direct download: Chicken_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:48pm CST

Highlights  from the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.  Performers include: Big Mama Thornton, Harry Richman, Red Foley, Duke Ellington, Judy Garland,  The Chuck Wagon Gang, Edward R. Murrow and Kitty Wells.

Music includes: Puttin On the Ritz, Hound Dog, Harlem Air Shaft, Over the Rainbow, I'll Fly Away, Peace In the Valley, Lift Every Voice and Sing and It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels.

Direct download: National_Recording_Registry_9.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:56pm CST

Music includes: For Sentimental Reasons, Divorce Me COD, Good Morning Heartache, Lover Man, Prisoner of Love, Chopin Prelude #6 and Down In the Valley.

Performers include: Billie Holiday, Burl Ives, Perry Como, Nat King Cole, Charlie Parker, Merle Travis, Arthur Rubinstein, Albert Ammons and Spike Jones.

Direct download: 1946_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:21pm CST

Songs include: Time After Time, Blue Moon of Kentucky, Doing What Comes Naturally, A Mozart Opera, Candy and One Bass Hit.

Performers include: Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Al Jolson, Victor Borge, Lu Watters, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughn and Bill Monroe.

Direct download: 1946_Part_One.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:28pm CST

Songs about beds, including, Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed, Empty Bed Blues, Don't Sit On My Bed, Feather Bed, I Should of Stood In Bed and Don't Smoke In Bed.

Performers include: Bessie Smith, Mel Torme, Blind Willie Johnson, Peggy Lee, Pearl Bailey, Big Joe Turner, Jimmie Davis and Cab Calloway.

Direct download: To_Bed.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04pm CST

Songs include: Did Your Mother Come From Ireland, My Wild Irish Rose,  The Blind Fiddlers, I'll Take You home Again Kathleen, She Moved Through the Fair and Dwyer's Favorite.

Performers include: John McCormack, Paddy Killoran, William Butler Yeats, Arthur Tracey, Muggsy Spanier and Chancey Olcott.

Direct download: St_patricks_Day_2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:53pm CST

Celebrating 11 years of the podcast with some of the host's favorite records.

Songs include: Crying All Day, Cheek to Cheek, I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me, Prelude to a Kiss, Eine Kline Gigue, Step It Up And Go , San Antonio Rose and Lamb's Blood Has Washed Me Clean.

Performers include: Fred Astaire, Bix Beiderbeck, Ella Fitzgerald, Blind Boy Fuller, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Yancey, Walter Gieseking, Bob Wills  and Arizona Dranes

Direct download: 11th_Anniversary.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:48am CST

Songs include: Stop the Sun, Stop the Moon, The Music Stopped, Nonstop Flight, Stop That Thing, Hey, Stop Kissing My Sister and I Can't Stop Loving You.

Performers include: Frank Sinatra, Thomas "Fats" Waller, the Boswell Sisters, Una Mae Carlisle, Ella Fitzgerald and Wingy Manone.

Direct download: Stop_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:39pm CST

Songs include: I Found a Million Dollar Baby, My Last Dollar, I've Got Five Dollars, Give Me 20 Nickels For a Dollar, I Wish I Had a Dollar and Dollar Bill Blues.

Performers include: Blanche Calloway, Lee Wiley, The Boswell Sisters, Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway, Laurence Welk, Joe Turner and Charley Jordan.

Direct download: Dollar_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:03am CST

Love songs for Valentine's Day, Songs include: I Can't Give You Anything But Love, How Deep Is the Ocean?, Armful of Sweetness, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Prelude to a Kiss and Stairway to the Stars.

Performers include: Billie  Holiday, Bing Crosby, Maxine Sullivan, the Mills Brothers, the Shannon Quartet, Glenn Miller and Svend Asmussen.

Direct download: Valentines_Day_2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:58pm CST

Highlights  from the Armed Forces Radio show, Jubilee. Artists include: Count Basie, Lena Horne, Jimmy Rushing, Harry James, Tampa Red, Helen Humes and Louis Armstrong.

Music includes: Ain't Misbehavin, Lady Be Good, Perdido, I'll Be Up Again Someday, Sho Sho Baby and Honeysuckle Rose. 

Direct download: Music_From_Jubilee.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33pm CST

Songs include: When You're Smiling, I'll Never Smile Again, If You Can't Smile and Say Yes, Smile Up At the Sun and Smile.

Performers include: Nat King Cole, Ted Lewis, Louis Armstrong, Sunny Gale, Shirley Temple, The Three Peppers and Thomas "Fats" Waller.

Direct download: Smile.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:57am CST

To celebrate Mozart's 261st birthday, a 1934 recording of his Symphony #39 K. 543 by the BBC Symphony conducted by Bruno Walter.

Direct download: Mozart_Birthday_2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:28pm CST

More musicians born in 1917, one hundred years ago this year.

Musicians include: Dean Martin, Jo Stafford, Dennis Day, Lena Horne, Buddy Rich, Danielle Darrieux and Vera Lynn.

Songs include: Goodnight Irene, Route 66, I Will Always Love You, Confessin the Blues, A Nightingale Sang in Barkley Square and Day by Day.

Direct download: Centennials_2017_Part_Two.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:57pm CST