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

Songs include: Don't Be That Way, A-Tisket  A-Tasket, Two Sleepy People, Begin the Beguine, My Reverie, Nice Work If You Can Get It & Bei Mir Bist du Schoen.

Performers include: Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, the Andrews Sisters, Fats Waller, Artie Shaw, Larry Clinton and Fred Astaire.

The show concludes with a tribute to Louise Tobin, who passed away this week at 104.

Direct download: Number_1_Hits_of_1938.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:39pm CST

Songs include: Lazy, Lazy River, I Ain't Lazy, I'm Just Dreaming, Lazy Mama, Lazy Susan, Lazy Day and I'm Lazy, That's All.

Performers include: the Mills Brothers, Pearl Bailey, Woody Hermann, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Miles Davis, King Oliver, Teddy Wilson and Benny Goodman.

Direct download: Lazy_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:34pm CST

Celebrating the songwriting partnership of Harry Warren and Mack Gordon.  Songs include: At Last, I Gotta Gal In Kalamazoo , I Had the Craziest Dream, You'll Never Know and Down Argentine Way.

Performers include: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Kate Smith, Helen Forrest, Dick Haymes and the Andrews Sisters.

Direct download: The_Songs_of_Warren_and_Gordon.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:01pm CST

Artists include: Lemon Jefferson, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Willie MeTell, Blind Willie Johnson, Victoria Spivey, the Memphis Jug Band and Mississippi John Hurt.

Songs Include: Thinking Blues, Deep Moaning Blues, No Papa No, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning, Pine Top's Blues and Kansas City Blues.

Direct download: More_1928_Blues.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:06pm CST

Songs include: Where Or When? , Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day, I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight,  Bess, Where's My Bess, Where Can I Go Without You? and Where Has My Little Dog Gone?

Artists include: Peggy Lee, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby,  Benny Goodman, Jimmie Lunceford, Dolly Dawn and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France.

Direct download: Where_Songs.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:53pm CST

The werewolf skit from the 1957 Stan Freberg radio show.  Also; the Witches' Sabbath movement from the Symphonie Fantastique and a holliday poem by Carl Sandberg.

Direct download: Halloween_2022_Part_2_Werwolves_and_Witches.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32pm CST

Songs include: Spooky Spook, The Halloween Dance, Spider Web Blues, I Want To Be Evil, The Spell of the Blues, Haunted Nights, The Nightmare and Everything Is Scary Now.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Ray Noble, Victoria Spivey, The Casa Loma Orchestra, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway & Joshua Castro.

Direct download: Halloween_2022_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:31pm CST

Music includes: When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain, Mountain Dew, The Old Man of the Mountain, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Mountain Top Blues and In the Hall of the Mountain King.

Performers include: Al Jolson, Kate Smith, Bessie Smith, Grandpa Jones, Flat and Scruggs and Eugene Ormandy.

Direct download: Mountain_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:13pm CST

Songs include: Remember Me, September In the Rain, Goodnight My Love, You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming and Whispers In the Dark.

Musicians Include: Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Guy Lombardo, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.

Direct download: Number_1_Hits_of_1937.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:48pm CST

Songs include: Cry, Crying In the Chapel, I Cried, Must I Cry Again, Mama, Don't Cry At My Wedding, My Heart Cries For You & I Won't Cry Anymore.

Performers include: Johnny Ray, Patti Page, Tony Bennett, The Hiltoppers, The Orioles, Joni James & Stan Freberg.

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

Songs include: Autumn Leaves, Autumn In New York, Early Autumn, The Autumn Waltz, Tis Autumn & Autumn Nocturne.

Performers include: Harry James, Jo Stafford, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Claude Thornhill, Ella Fitzgerald and Roger Williams.

Direct download: Autumn_Songs_2022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:22pm CST

Songs include: Why Was I Born? , I Know Why, and So Do You, Why Don't You Do Right?, Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me, Why Don't You Love Me Like You Used To Do?  and Why Don't You Believe Me?

Performers include: Helen Morgan, Peggy Lee, Hank Williams, Nick Lucas, Joni James, Wayne Raney and Glenn Miller.

Direct download: Why_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:22pm CST

Pianists include: Floyd Cramer, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Sviatoslav Richter, Hazel Scott, Nat King Cole, Albert Ammons,, Pete Johnson, Art Tatum, Pinetop Perkins & Henry Cowell.

Music includes: Over the Rainbow, In the Wee Small Hours, Fancy Pants, Prelude In C Sharp Minor, Pinetop's Boogie Woogie, April In Paris, The Man I Love and the Banshee.

Direct download: National_Piano_Month_2022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:29pm CST

Musicians include: Percy Faith, Ray Conniff, Ferrante & Teicher, Charlie Parker, Henry Mancini, Mantovani, Roger Williams and Jackie Gleason.

Music includes: My One and Only Love, Be My Love, Marie, Autumn Leaves, Laura, Around the World and Bugler's Holiday.

Direct download: Easy_Listening_1950s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:22pm CST

Musicians include: Peggy Lee, Stan Kenton, Oscar Levant, Margaret Whiting, Stan Freberg, Buddy Rich, Dean Martin and Ray Conniff.

Songs include: Stardust, Careless Hands, Artistry In Rhythm, That's Amore, I Don't Know Enough About You and Quiet Riot.

Direct download: Musicians_With_Somethin_In_Common.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:53pm CST

Music By Bach, Mendelsshon, Beethoven, Hindemith, Strauss and Debussy.

Performers include William Primrose, Jesus Maria Sanroma, Bruno Walter, Toscha Sidel & Walter Giesking.

Direct download: Classical_Recordings_1938.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:50pm CST

Movie Songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin.

Songs include: 42nd Street, I Only Have Eyes For You, We're In the Money, September In the Rain, Shadow Waltz and You're Getting To Be a Habit With Me.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Frankie Lane, Billie Holiday, Ben Selvin, Hal Kemp, Thomas "Fats" Waller and Doris Day.

Direct download: Warren_and_Dubin.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:20pm CST

Songs include: Trouble In Mind, Women's Trouble Blues, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, Keep Smiling At Trouble and Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams.

Performers include: Big Joe Turner, Hot Lips Page, Marian Anderson, Stan Getz, Bessie Smith and Louie Jordan.

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

Songs include: A Bouquet of Roses, Sunflower, Wildflower Rag, Apple Blossom Wedding, Flowers of Dawn and Dance of the Flowers.

Musicians include: Larry Clinton, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Clark, Ozzy Nelson, Clarence Williams, Duke Ellington and Eddy Arnold.

Direct download: Flowers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:18pm CST

Actors who took a crack at singing. "Singers" include: Joan Crawford, Mel Blanc, Robert Mitchum, Betty Hutton, Fred Astaire, Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Dick Powell and Julie London.

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

Music includes: Salt Peanuts, Skippy, Bird's Nest, Boplicity, Dexter Digs In, Lady Bird & A Night In Tunisia.

Musicians include: Dizzy Gillespie, Charley Parker, Bud Powell, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Fats Navarro and Thelonious Monk.

Direct download: Bebop_Jazz.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15pm CST

Musicians include: Hank Thompson, Hank Williams, Hank Locklin, Ernest Tubb, Little Jimmy Dickens, Eddie Arnold and Flatt & Scruggs.

Music includes: Send Me The Pillow, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Slipping Around, Lovesick Blues and Mule Train.

Direct download: Country_Music_1949.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:07pm CST

Tunes include: How High the Moon? , How About You?, How Deep Is the Ocean?, How Lucky You Are & How Much Is That Doggie In the Window?

Performers include: Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Dick Haymes, Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters & Patty Page.

Direct download: How_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:59pm CST

Records left of previous podcasts. Music by Jimmie Rodgers, Marlene Dietrich, June Christy, Dinah Shore, The Roth String Quartet, Belle Baker and Miles Davis.

Direct download: Leftovers_No_30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:57pm CST

Singers include: Doris Day, Helen Forrest, Bea Wain, Ivy Anderson, Diana Washington, Anita O'Day & Louise Tobin.

Songs include: It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing, Deep Purple, Sentimental Journey, What's New, I Remember You and Why Don't You Do Right?

Direct download: Female_Big_Band_Singers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:18pm CST

Songs include: I Love You, Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On, Beautiful Love, I Concentrate On You, Crazy He Calls Me and I've Got a Crush On You.

Performers include: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Art Tatum, Hank Locklin, Bing Crosby, Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown and Jo Stafford.

Direct download: Summer_Love_Songs_2022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:20pm CST

Tunes include: On a Slow Boat to China, Sweet and Slow, Sunflower Slow Drag, Slow Motion Blues, Slow and Easy Man, Slow Dance, Slow Poke & Slow Down.

Performers include: Bessie Smith, Benny Goodman, Nat King Cole, Cleo Brown, Frank Sinatra, Lester Young, Stan Getz, Thomas "Fats" Waller & Glenn Miller.

Direct download: Slow.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:39pm CST

Songs include: Give Me the Moon Over Brooklyn, San Francisco, San Antonio Rose, St. Louis Blues, Moon Over Miami , Seattle Hunch, Chicago and Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Victoria Spivey, Tommy Dorsey, The Mills Brothers, Eddie Duchin, Count Basie & Bob Wills.

Direct download: Cities.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:08am CST

Songs include:Row,Row. Row, Riverboat Shuffle, On a Slow Boat to China, Ferryboat Serenade, On the Good Ship Lollypop, Sloop John B. and Sit Down, You're Rockin the Boat.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbeck, The Andrews Sisters, Guy Lombardo, Thomas Fats Waller and Art Lund.

Direct download: Boats.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05pm CST

Historical recordings of music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell, Scarlatti, Telemann & Pachelbel.

Direct download: Go_For_Baroque.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17pm CST

Artists include: Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Anita O'Day, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, The Quintet of the Hot Club of France, Benny Goodman and Charlie Parker.

Direct download: Jazz_Appreciation_Month_2022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40pm CST

Songs include: In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening, Boogie Woogie Bugle Bay, Buttons and Bows, I'll Always Love You, Concerto For Clarinet and It Might As Well Be Spring.

Musicians include: Artie Shaw, Bing Crosby, Margret Whiting, Glenn Miller, Judy Garland and Johnny Mercer.

Direct download: Movie_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56pm CST

Celebrating 16 years with music by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Marcelle Meyer, Bob Wills, Blind Boy Fuller, Art Tatum, Charlie Parker and The Golden Gate Gospel Quartet.

Direct download: Sweet_16th_Anniversary_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:12pm CST

Songs include: Wabash Cannonball, Lonesome Whistle,The Wreck of the Old 97, Waiting For a Train, Eastbound Freight Train, The Devil's Train & Ben Dubery's Final Run.

Performers include Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, The Monroe Brothers, Vernon Dalhart and Grandpa Jones.

Direct download: Country_Music_Train_Songs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm CST

Songs include: Let's Fall In Love, Into Each Life, Some Rain Must Fall, I Believe I'll Fall In Love, I Faw Down and Go Boom, I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling and I Fall In Love Too Easily.

Performers include: Annette Handshaw, Billie Holiday, Johnny Hartman, Dinah Shore, Dave Brubeck, Helen Humes, Eddie Cantor and Wynonie Harris.

Direct download: Falling.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:03pm CST

Songs include: My Foolish Heart, Heart and Soul, I'm Gonna Lock My Heart, Cold, Cold Heart, Deep In the Heart of Texas & My Heart Belongs to Daddy.

Performers include: Billie Holiday, Mary Martin, Billy Ecksteine, Larry Clinton, Hank Williams, Bing Crosby, Buddy Clark and Dinah Shore.

Direct download: Gotta_Have_Heart.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00pm CST

Celebrating musicians born 100 years ago this year. Musicians include: Judy Garland, Doris Day, Lord Kitchner, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Charles Mingus, Kay Starr, Gale Storn, Al Hirt and Janis Paige.

Direct download: Centennials_2022.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:39pm CST

Songs include: Toot Toot Tootsie, My Buddy, Kitten On the Keys, Who Cares, Downhearted Blues & The World Is Waiting For the Sunrise.

Performers include: Al Jolson, Alberta Hunter, Isham Jones, The Empire State Military Band, Paul Whiteman and Jones & Hare.

Direct download: 1922.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:58pm CST

Songs include: Honky Tonk Train, To a Wild Rose, Turkish Rondo, Just a Baby's Prayer, Bongo Bop, Mr Ghost Takes the Air & The Pearls.

Musicians include: Jelly Roll Morton, Savannah Churchill, Ben Selvin, Nat King Cole, Charlie Parker & Bob Crosby.

Direct download: Leftovers_No_29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:08pm CST

To mark the 251st birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, here is a 1947 recording of the Piano Sonata #24 played by Rudolf Serkin.

Direct download: Beethoven_Birthday_2021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:29pm CST

Holiday hits and misses from the 1940s and early 1950s.  Songs include: Silver Bells, Jingle Bells,  Silent Night, The Birthday of a King, Socko the Smallest Snowball, Santa Claus Blues, The First Noel, I Getting Nutin For Christmas and Sleigh Ride.

Performers include: Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, The Fontane Sisters, The Bell Sisters, Turk Murphy, Woody Herman, Merv Griffin and The Ferko String Band.

Direct download: Christmas_2021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:22pm CST

Songs include: You Can't Get a Man With a Gun, Rose Room, Shotgun Boogie, Moonlight and Roses, Pistol Packin Mama, Rose Marie and San Antonio Rose.

Performers include: Ethyl Merman, Kaye Kayser, John McCormack, Bob Wills, Al Dexter and Ernie Ford.

Direct download: Guns_and_Roses.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:16pm CST

Songs include: Let's Get Lost, Lost In the Stars. I'm Lost, Little Jack
Frost Get Lost, Baby, Get Lost & Lost Love.

Musicians Include: Todd Duncan, Billie Holiday, Vaughn Monroe, Bessie Smith, Nat King Cole, Connee Boswell and Thomas "Fats" Waller.

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

Songs include: I Don't Want To Walk Without You, Walking My Baby Back Home, The Mule Walk, Would You Like To Take a Walk?, Just a Closer Walk With Thee and In Walked Bud.

Performers include: Bessie Smith,  Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Una Mae Carlisle, Artie Shaw, James P. Johnson, Annette Hanshaw and Thelonious Monk.

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

Songs include: Honky Tonk Train Blues, Barrelhouse Boogie, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Scrub Me Mama With a Boogie Beat, Roots of the Blues and Woo Woo.

Performers include: Meade lux Lewis, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Count Basie, Charlie Barnet and Jimmy Yancey.

Direct download: On_the_Boogie_Woogie_Train.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:49pm CST

Songs include: Jack O Diamond Blues, A String of Pearls, Lover's Gold, Sapphire. Ruby My Dear and The Moon Is a Silver Dollar.

Performers include: Lawrence Welk, Glenn Miller, Lionel Hampton, Sippie Wallace, Stuff Smith and Carol Channing.

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

Bands include: Clarence Williams Blue Five, Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five, Artie Shaw and the Gramercy Five, Kay Starr and the Lamplighter Five, The Original Memphis Five, The Kansas City Five and the Firehouse Five Plus Two.

Songs include: When the Saints Go Marching In, After School Swing Session, Where  Or When, Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do and Under a Blanket of Blue.

Direct download: The_Five.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:24pm CST

Early country music performers, including: Fiddlin John Carson, Billie Maxwell, The Carter Family, Darby and Tarlton, Henry Whitter, Ernest Stoneman, The Skillet Lickers & Jimmie Rodgers.

Songs include: Birmingham Jail, The Cowboy Wife, Mule Skinner Blues, Are You Washed In the Blood? amd Hand Me Down My Walking Cane.

Direct download: Country_Music_Month_2021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:14pm CST

Songs include: I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance, Ghost Riders In the Sky, Me and the Ghost Upstairs, The Ghost of Love, Mr Ghost Goes to Town and Ghost of Yesterday.

Musicians include: Billie Holiday, Fred Astaire, Cab Calloway, Peggy Lee, Andy Kirk, Tommy Dorsey, Sarah Vaughn and Harry Gold.

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

Songs include: Sweet Georgia Brown, Brown Gal, Brown Eyes, Why Are You Blue, I Dream of Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair and Brown Bee Boogie.

Performers include: Glenn Miller, Cab Calloway, Alberta Hunter, the Mills Brothers, Clifford Brown and Nick Lucas.

 

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

Quintets led by: Charlie Parker, George Shearing, Benny Goodman, Stan Getz, Tadd Dameron, Charlie Shavers and Django Reinhardt.

Songs include: Stardust, Lullaby of Birdland, Don't Blame Me, The Tadd Walk, Lady Be Good and Salt Peanuts.

 

Direct download: Jazz_Quintets_2021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:19pm CST

Historical recordings of music by Mozart, Schumann, Debussy, Respighi, Chopin & Bach.

Performers include : Eileen Joyce, Eugene Ormandy, Joseph Szigeti and Hans Hotter.

Direct download: Classical_Music_Month_2021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:23pm CST

Musicians include: Thomas "Fats" Waller, Pat Flowers, Una Mae Carlisle, Blossom Dearie, Nina Simone, Whispering Jack Smith & Arizona Dranes.

Songs include: Too Marvelous For Words, Lover Man, Then I'll Be Happy, Bring Me Some Money, Honey, Pardon My Love and God's Got a Crown.

Direct download: Singing_Pianists.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:49pm CST

Songs include: These Foolish things, Fools Rush In, Who's Foolin Who?, Foolish Tears, Keep Cool Fool & Why Fool Yourself?

Performers include: Ivory Joe Hunter, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Kay Starr & Lee Wiley.

Direct download: Fool.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:08pm CST

The Metronome All Star records from 1939-1953

Songs include: Bugle Call Rag, Saint Louis Blues, Sweet Loraine, King Porter Stomp, Overtime and Blue Lou.

Direct download: Jazz_All_Stars.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:36pm CST

Songs include: Windy City Boogie Woogie, Gone With the Wind, Night Winds, They Call the Wind Mariah, The Four Winds and the Seven Seas and Ill Wind.

Musicians include: Maxine Sullivan, the Dorsey Brothers, Nat King Cole, Chet Baker, Big Joe Turner, Mel Torme and Stan Getz.

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

Songs include: At Twilight, Twilight Time, Twilight In Turkey, Twilight Rag, A Little Kiss At Twilight and Twilight Blues.

Performers include: Benny Goodman, Les Brown, James P Johnson, Raymond Scott, Sol Ho'opi'i , Eddie Condon and Thomas " Fats" Waller.

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

Historical recordings of preludes by Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Debussy, Shostakovich and Scriabin.

Pianists include: Edwin Fischer, Oscar Levant, Walter Gieseking, Gaby Casadesus and Alfred Cortot.

Direct download: Classical_Preludes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:11pm CST

Songs include: After the Storm, Stormy Weather, Call It Stormy Monday, Sandstorm, I've Been In the Storm Too Long and Stormy Blues.

Musicians include: Billie Holiday, Fletcher Henderson, Spike Hughes, T-Bone Walker Louis Kaufman and Art Tatum.

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

Music includes: The Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America, Lift Every Voice And Sing, Blues From An American In Paris, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, American Patrol and El Capitan.

Performers include: Sousa's Band, Edwin Franco Goldman, The Andrews Sisters, Fred Waring, Ralph Flanagan, The Boston Pops Orchestra and Horace Heidt.

 

Direct download: Independence_Day_2021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:51pm CST

Celebrating musicians born in 1921.

Mario Lanza, Betty Hutton, Arthur Smith, Dennis Brain, Herb Ellis, Deanna Durbin, Nelson Riddle, Gordon MacRae and Mary Osborne. 

Direct download: Centennials_2021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:32pm CST

A salute to the squeeze box. Accordionists include: Lawrence Welk, Frankie Yankovic, Art Van Damme, Pietro Diero, Charles Magnante, The Three Suns and Dick Contino.

Music includes: Lady of Spain, Bubbles In the Wine, Underneath the Arches, The Accordion Man and Black Eyes.

Direct download: National_Accordion_Month.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:39pm CST

Songs include: Whose Honey Are You?, All the Things You Are, I Concentrate On You, Apple Blossom Time, The Band Played On and September Song.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, the Andrews Sisters, Guy Lombardo, Fats Waller, Walter Huston , Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller.

Direct download: Summer_Love_Songs_2021.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:17pm CST

Songs include: When the Saints Go Marching In, When Your Lover Has Gone, Where Or When, When a Woman Loves a Man, I'm Sharp When I Hit the Coast and Who Will Be With You When I'm Far Away.

Performers include: Jimmy Durante, Maxine Sullivan, Bessie Smith, Benny Goodman, Whispering Jack Smith, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton.

Direct download: When.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:46pm CST

Performers include: Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Barbecue Bob, Meade Lux Lewis, Henry Thomas, Victoria Spivey and the Memphis Jug Band.

Songs include: Backwater Blues, Old County Stomp, Barbecue Blues, Blues Oh Blues, Kansas City Blues and Southern Rag.

Direct download: Blues_1927.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56pm CST

Songs include: Three Little Fishies, Gone Fishin, Don't Fish In My Sea, Fish For Supper, Saturday Night Fish Fry and Fishin Around.

Performers include: Kay Kyser, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Lee Konitz, Louis Jordan, Ma Rainey, Lionel Hampton and Mildred Bailey.

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

Songs include: Baltimore Fire, I Don't Want To Set the World On Fire, Fireworks, Swamp Fire, Ritual Fire Dance, Setting the Woods On Fire and I'm Playing With Fire.

Performers include: Charlie Poole, Jo Stafford, Leopold Stokowski, Larry Adler, The Ink Spots, Jimmy Dorsey and Donald Thorne.

 

Direct download: Fire_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:18pm CST

Songs include: On the Sunny Side of the Street, 12th Street Rag, Walking the Street, Annie Street Rock, 52nd Street Theme and 42nd Street.

Performers include: Hal Kemp, June Christy, Alberta Hunter, Nat King Cole, Dizzy Gillespie, Richard M. Jones and Bob Crosby.

Direct download: Street_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:20pm CST

Slow movements from composers: Mozart, Bach, Ravel, Barber, Chopin & Holst,

Performers include: Wilhelm Giesking, Yehudi Menuhin, Adrian Bolt, Ignancy Paderewski & Arturo Toscanini.

Direct download: Classical_Adagios.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:07pm CST

Songs about birds. Including: When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano, Listen to the Mockingbird, Weather Bird, Skylark, His Eye Is On the Sparrow, Bluebirds in the Moonlight & A Chicken Aint Nothin But a Bird.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Glen Miller, The Ink Spots, Louis Jordan, Mary Martin, The Soul Stirrers & Bob Crosby.

Direct download: Birds_of_a_Feather.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:03pm CST

Highlights from the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. Performers include: Hjalmer Peterson, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, FDR, Marika Papagika, Uncle Dave Macon & Pablo Casals.

Direct download: National_recording_registry_13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:52pm CST

Celebrating 15 years of Music From 100 Years Ago with records by Lu Watters, Arizona Dranes, the Mills Brothers, Charlie Parker, Bob Wills, Mozart and Blind Willie McTell.  Thanks for your support through the years!

Direct download: 15th_Anniversary.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:13pm CST

Songs include: Five Foot Two, Five O' Clock Whistle, Deep Fives, Five Minutes More, Mr. Five By Five and Swinging At the Circle Five.

Musicians include: Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, the Andrews Sisters, the Swift Jewel Cowboys, Meade Lux Lewis, the Mills Brothers and Stan Getz.

Direct download: Five.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54am CST

Songs include: It's Getting Chilly, Cold, Cold Heart, Baby It's Cold Outside, There's Frost On the Moon, Frosty Morning Blues, Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind and Out In the Cold Again.

Performers include: Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, the Casa Loma Orchestra, Jame P. Johnson, Bob Crosby and the Bob Cats, Alberta Prime and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Direct download: Its_Cold.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:40pm CST

Celebrating the Kansas City jazz sound. Musicians include: Benny Moten, Count Basie, Juli Lee, Andy Kirk, Mary Lou Williams and Charley Parker.

Music Includes: Them There Eyes, Good Morning Blues, Jive At Five, Confessin the Blues, I've Found a New Baby and Swing For Joy.

Direct download: Kansas_City_Jazz.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:52pm CST

Celebrating the Kansas City jazz sound. Musicians include: Benny Moten, Count Basie, Juli Lee, Andy Kirk, Mary Lou Williams and Charley Parker.

Music Includes: Them There Eyes, Good Morning Blues, Jive At Five, Confessin the Blues, I've Found a New Baby and Swing For Joy.

Direct download: Kansas_City_Jazz.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:52pm CST

In honor of Mozart's 265th birthday, a special podcast featuring the Piano Concerto #19 in F, KV459. Pianist Clara Haskil is accompanied by the Winterthur Symphony conducted by Henry Swoboda in a recording from 1950.

Direct download: Mozart_Birthday_2021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm CST

Musicians include: Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Scrapper Blackwell, Lonnie Johnson, Victoria Spivey, Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Lemon Jefferson.

Songs include: Candy Man Blues, Empty Bed Blues, Organ Grinder Blues, Down the Alley Way Blues, Peaches In the Springtime and See That My Grave Is Kept Clean.

Direct download: Blues_1928.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:08pm CST

The hits and history of 1921. Songs include: April Showers, Ain't We Got Fun, Look For the Silver Lining, Carolina Shout, They'll Be Some Changes Made and Song of India.

Performers include: James P. Johnson, Paul Whiteman, Marion Harris, Eube Blake, Al Jolson and the California Ramblers.

Direct download: 1921.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:13pm CST

For the final podcast of 2020, records left off earlier podcasts and a tribute to musicians who passed away this year.

Musicians include: Hildergarde, Fred Astaire, Count Basie, Ethyl Waters, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason and Bert Lahr.

Direct download: Leftovers_29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:38pm CST

The final episode of our Beethoven 250 series features a 1947 recording of the Symphony #9 by the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Herbert von Karajan with Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Elizabeth Hongen, Julius Patzak and Hans Hotter.

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_12_Symphony_9.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:35pm CST

Songs include: Rockin In Rhythm, Rhythm King, I Got Rhythm Variations, Swing Out Rhythm and I Got a Heart Full of Rhythm.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Duke Ellington, Valaida Snow, Blanche Calloway, Lonnie Johnson and Dave Brubeck.

Direct download: Rhythm.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49am CST

Holiday records from the 1940s and early 1950s. Songs include: Jingle Bells, Here Comes Santa Claus, Blue Christmas, the Nutcracker, Silent Night, Christmas Chopsticks, Frosty the Snowman and Christmas Time.

Artists include: Vera Lynn, Bob Crosby, Mel Blanc, Sergiu Celibidache, Doris Day, the Mills Brothers and Billy Ecksteine.

Direct download: Christmas_2020.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:40am CST

The penultimate Beethoven 250 podcast features a 1944 recording of the Symphony #7 in A by the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy. 

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_11_Symphony_No.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:32pm CST

Tunes include: Sunflower Slow Drag, Viper's Drag, Varsity Drag, Shim Sham Drag and Shoe Shiner's Drag.

Musicians include: Thomas"Fats" Waller, Eddie Condon, The Kansas City Six, Garland Wilson and Jazz At the Philharmonic.

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

Songs include: Harlem Breakdown, Central Avenue Breakdown, Rehearsing For a Nervous Breakdown, Bayou Breakdown and Vine Street Breakdown.

Performers include: Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, Pete Johnson, John Kirby. Charley Barnet and Floyd Hunt.

Direct download: Breakdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:23pm CST

Songs about being thankful.  Songs include: Thanks a Million, Crazy Bout My Baby, Count Your Blessings, I've Got Plenty to be Thankful For, Thank Your Lucky Stars and Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella.

Musicians include: Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, The Boswell Sisters, Vaughn Monroe, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Thomas "Fats" Waller and Freddy Martin.

Direct download: Thankful.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:06am CST

Beethoven's last major piano work, the Six Bagatelles Op 126 in a 1937 performance by Artur Schnabel.

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_10_Six_Bagatelles_Op_126.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36pm CST

Songs include: Lulu's Back In Town, Bach Goes to Town, Get Out of Town, There's a Tavern In the Town, Let Me Off Uptown and It's the Talk of the Town.

Performers include: Stan Kenton, Dexter Gordon, Ethyl Waters, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldrige, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman and Nat King Cole.

Direct download: On_the_Town.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:59pm CST

Songs include: The Skeleton Rag, Mr. Ghost Goes to Town, Ghost Riders in the Sky, The Halloween Dance, Is the Rope Around Your Neck? and Devil's Gonna Get You.  Also, a Halloween-themed poem read by the host.

Performers include: Bessie Smith, Glenn Miller, Rev. J.M. Gates, Woody Herman, The American Quartet and Stan Jones.

Direct download: Halloween_2020.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:55pm CST

Performers include: Jimmy Rodgers, Gene Autry, the Carter Family, The Chuck Wagon Gang, Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff, Ray Price and Bob Wills.

Songs include: Mule Skinner Blues, Heaven Is My Home, Back In the Saddle Again, Time Changes Everything and The Little Old Log Cabin.

Direct download: Country_Music_Month_2020.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:07pm CST

Oddball songs from the 1920s to the 1950s.  Songs include: I've Never Seen a Straight Banana, I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts, The Thing, Dinner Music For a Pack of Hungry Cannibals, The Duke of Dubuque and I'm Wild About Horns On Automobiles.

Performers include: The Six Jumping Jacks, Danny Kaye, the Four Vagabonds, Phil Harris and Louis Jordan.

Direct download: Novelty_Tunes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:51pm CST

This month's Beethoven podcast features a 1952 recording of the Waldstein Sonata by the English pianist, Solomon, along with a windy introduction by your host.

 

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_9_Waldstein_Sonata.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:27pm CST

Songs include: September In the Rain, Nice Work If You Can Get It, That Old Feeling, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, In the Still of the Night, They Can't Take That Away From Me and Sweet Leilanai.

Performers include: Midge Williams, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Tommy Dorsey, Fred Astaire, Thomas "Fats" Waller and Eddie Duchin.

Direct download: Hollywood_Musicals_1937.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:16pm CST

Songs include: A Cottage For Sale, Love For Sale, No Sale, She's Got the Blues For Sale, Swing For Sale and There's a House In Harlem For Sale.

Artists include: Louis Jordan, Billy Eckstine, Libby Holman, Guy Lombardo, The Original Memphis Five and Joe Turner.

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

To mark 700 episodes, we look back at episodes 1, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 & 600. Thanks to all of you for listening for all these years.

Direct download: 700th_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:28pm CST

This month's Beethoven podcast features a 1946 recording of the Symphony #6 (Pastoral) by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Bruno Walter.

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_8_Symphony_6.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:17am CST

Songs include: I'm Crazy Bout My Baby, Baby Mine, Pretty Baby, You Must of Been a Beautiful Baby, One For My Baby and Baby Doll.

Musicians include: Bessie Smith, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Glen Miller, The Mills Brothers, Whispering Jack Smith and Lena Horne.

Direct download: Baby_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56pm CST

Performers include: Art Tatum, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Albert Ammons, Jimmy Yancey, Jess Stacy, James P. Johnson, Thomas "Fats" Waller And Willie The Lion Smith.

Works include: Sporting House Rag, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Tea For Two, Monday Struggle and Yancey Stomp. 

 

Direct download: Jazz_Piano_1939.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:30pm CST

Songs include: Hot Lips, The Touch of Your Lips, Loose Lips, Candy Lips, Take, Oh Take Those Lips From Me, And Then Your Lips Met Mine and My Lips Remember Your Kisses.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Ozzy Nelson, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, The Quintet of the Hot Club of France, Gerry More and John McCormack.

Direct download: Lips.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:13pm CST