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Records left off of previous podcasts. Music includes: God's Got a Crown, Grinder Man Blues, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Horses and Tea For Two.  Performers include: Memphis Slim, Arizona Dranes, Red Norvo, the Berlin Philharmonic and Blanche Calloway.
Direct download: Leftovers__6.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:23pm CDT

Songs from the Great Depression, including: Brother Can You Spare a Dime?, Wrap Up Your Troubles in Dreams, Hobo Jungle Blues and When You Wish Upon a Star.

Performers include: Mildred Bailey, Bing Crosby, Ted Lewis, Cliff Edwards and Sleepy John Estes.

Direct download: Great_Depression.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:52am CDT

For Beethoven's birthday, a special, short podcast featuring the final movment of the symphony #6 by the BBC Symphony conducted by Arturo Toscanini from 1937.
Direct download: Beethovens_Birthday.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:36am CDT

Christmas records from the teens through the 30s.  Songs include:  I Want You For Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, The Nutcracker and Auld Lang Syne.

Artists include: The Carol Singers, Tommy Dorsey, Rev. J.M. Gates and Guy Lombardo.

Direct download: Christmas_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:45pm CDT

Songs include: Blue Drag, Varsity Drag, Saratoga Drag and Five O'Clock Drag.  Performers include: Cab Calloway, George Olson, Jelly Roll Morton and Cow Cow Davenport.
Direct download: Drags.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:58am CDT

More number songs including: Dinner at Eight, Five Foot Two, You Are the One and Three O' Clock in the Morning.

Artist include: Gene Austin, Hazel Scott, Bing Crosby and Bem Selvin.

Direct download: Count_Up_1_to_8.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:56am CDT

Songs with numbers in the titles; plus pointless trivia about numbers.  Songs include: Tea For Two, The Fives, I'm In Seventh Heaven and Three Little Words.
Artists include: Ethyl Waters, Count Basie, Fats Waller, Marion Harris and Wingy Manone.
Direct download: countdown_7_to_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:56am CDT

Songs about stars.  Songs include: Dancing Under the Stars, Come Down My Evening Star, I Saw Stars and Stardust.  Performers include: Lillian Russel, Willie the Lion Smith, Bing Crosby and Cab Calloway.
Direct download: Star_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:04am CDT

The musicians who brought boogie woogie into mainstream popularity in the 1930s and 1940s.  Pianists include: Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis, Hazel Scott and Jimmy Yancey.

Tunes include: Boogie Woogie Prayer, Bass Goin Crazy, Hazel's Boogie and Movin the Boogie.

Direct download: Boogie_Woogie_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:16am CDT

Early boogie woogie pianists including: Jimmy Blythe, Cow Cow Davenport, Pinetop Smith and Romeo Nelson.

Tunes include: Pinetop's Boogie Woogie, Chicago Stomp, Cow Cow Blues and Head Rag Hop.

Direct download: Boogie_Woogie_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:24am CDT

Music for Halloween, including: Haunted House Blues, The Skeleton in the Closet, Mr Ghost Goes to Town and Graveyard Blues.

Performers include: Helen Gross, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Jimmie Davis and Woody Herman.

Direct download: Halloween_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:23am CDT

Songs with happy in the title.  Songs include: Happy Days Are Here Again, Is Everybody Happy?, Let Me Sing and I'm Happy and There's Always a Happy Ending.

Performers include: Ted Lewis, Helen Kane, Lee Morse, Bing Crosby and Al Jolson.

Direct download: Happy_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:46pm CDT

Early Mississippi Delta Blues Singers, including: Charley Patton, Son House, Bo Carter, Robert Johnson and Blind Willie McTell.

Songs include: Screamin and Hollerin the Blues, Spike Driver Blues, I Believe I'll Dust My Broom and Sitting on Top of the World.

Direct download: Delta_Blues.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:20pm CDT

Songs about birds, including: Bye Bye Blackbird, Turkey in the Straw, Bluebird Blues and The Bird on Nelly's Hat.

Artists include: Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, Helen Trix, Cab Calloway and Sonny Boy Williamson.

 

Direct download: Birds_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:19pm CDT

Piano music of all types.  Pianists include: Teddy Wilson, Ignaz Paderewski, George Gershwin, Art Tatum and Arizona Dranes.

Music Includes: Honky Tonk Train Blues, Rhapsody in Blue, Polonaise #1 and Tea For Two.

Direct download: More_Piano.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:27pm CDT

Music by bandleader and songwriter Isham Jones. Songs include: I'll See You in My Dreams, Wabash Blues, There is No Greater Love and Stardust.

Other musicians include: Al Jolson, Woody Herman and Cliff Edwards.

Direct download: Isham_Jones.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:49pm CDT

Songs involving cars, trains, planes and boats. Songs include: In My Merry Oldsmobile, The Wreck of the Old 97, Come Josephine in My Flying Machine and Sailing Down Chesapeake Bay.

Artists include: Billy Murray, Ada Jones, Vernon Dalhart and the Memphis Jug Band.

Direct download: Transportation.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:02pm CDT

This week, musicians from Mississippi, including: Jimmie Rodgers, Mississippi John Hurt, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Sonny Boy Williamson and Lester Young.

Songs include: Lady Be Good, Blue Bird, Mississippi Moon, Ol Miss Rag and Dream Daddy Blues.

Direct download: Mississippi.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:54pm CDT

Songs about fruit, including: Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries, I'll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time, On a Coconut Island and Black Raspberry Jam.

Performers include: Cliff Edwards, Andy Iona, Rudy Valley, Fats Waller and the Memphis Jug Band.

Direct download: Fruit_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03am CDT

Xylophone, marimba and vibraphone recordings.  Songs include: Triplets, Who's Sorry Now?, Memories of You and Avelon.

Artists include: Lionel Hampton, Red Norvo, George Hamilton Green and Adrian Rollini.

Direct download: xylophones.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:22pm CDT

Music by songwriter, Walter Donaldson.  Songs include: Carolina in the Morning, My Blue Heaven, Love Me or Leave Me and You're Driving Me Crazy.

Performers include: Eddie Cantor, Ruth Etting, Josephine Baker and Nora Bayes.

Direct download: walter_donaldson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:51pm CDT

Songs include: Happy Days, I Faw Down, When You're Smiling, Train Whistle Blues and Sweetheart of Yesterday.

Artists include: The Casa Loma Orchestra, Bessie Smith, Jimmie Rodgers, Bennie Moten, Annette Hanshaw and Louis Armstrong.

Direct download: 1929_part_4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:52am CDT

Music includes: Liszt's Hungarian Rhaposdy 2, Beethoven's Egmont Overture and Smetana's Bartered Bride Overture.

Conductors include: Leopold Stokowski, Hamilton Harty and Wilhelm Furtwangler.

Direct download: orchestral_music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25am CDT

Songs about money, including: We're in the Money, Broke and Hungry, Don't Let Your Deal Go Down and Brother Can You Spare a Dime?

Musicians include: Ted Lewis, Bing Crosby, Blind Lemon Jeffferson, Fletcher Henderson and Bert Williams.

Direct download: Money_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:24pm CDT

Love songs for summer. Artists include: Sir Harry Lauder, Josephine Baker, Enrico Caurso, Lee Morse and Maurice Chevalier.

Songs include: Old Fashioned Love, She's the Lass For Me, Love is Mine and Stardust.

Direct download: Summer_Love_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:09pm CDT

Records that topped one million in sales.  Songs include; Dardenella, The Prisoner's Song, Sonny Boy and Down Hearted Blues.

Performers include: Al Jolson, Bessie Smith, Sophie Tucker, Ted Weems  and Gene Austin.

Direct download: million_sellers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:41pm CDT

Patriotic songs for July 4th.  Songs include: National Emblem, America, Any Place the Old Flag Flies and Keep the Home Fires Burning.

Performers include: The Marine Band, Cal Stewart, Victor Herbert and Louis Armstrong.

Direct download: independence_day.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:46pm CDT

Songs about Georgia and musicians from the peach state.  Songs include: Sweet Georgia Brown, Savannah Mama, Georgia Bound and Everything is Peaches Down in Georgia.

Musicans include: Blind Willie McTell, The Skillet Lickers, Ma Rainey, Fiddlin John Carson and the American Quartet.

Direct download: Georgia_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:23pm CDT

Songs about Rain.  Songs include: Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon, Stormy Weather, Rainy Nights and I'm Dancing on a Rainbow.
Musicians include: Bessie Smith, Ada Jones, The Happiness Boys and Duke Ellington.
Direct download: Rainy_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:48pm CDT

A tribute to our equine friends.  Songs include: The Horse Trot, Empty Saddles, Racehorse Blues and My Old Saddle Horse Is Missing.

Performers include: Cliff Carlise, Bing Crosby, Helen Humes and Sonny Scott.

Direct download: Horses.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36pm CDT

 Records left off previous shows.  Songs include: Lord McDonald, The Little Old Ford, Some Sunny Day, Sweetie Pie and I'm In Seventh Heaven.
Performers include: Paul Whiteman, Michael Coleman, Bing Crosby, Vernon Dalhart and Al Jolson.
Direct download: Leftovers_5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:13am CDT

Early comedy records.  Performers include: Bert Williams, Cal Stewart, Miss Ray Cox, Eddie Cantor and Steve Porter.
Direct download: Comedy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:23pm CDT

Songs include: Tears, Ain't It a Crying Shame, Why Should I Cry Over You and Dancing With Tears in My Eyes.

Performers include: The Tuxedo Dance Orchestra, Ruth Etting, Blind Boy Fuller, Bix Biederbeck and Bing Crosby. 

Direct download: crying_songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:11pm CDT

The story of the father of the blues, W.C. Handy.  Songs include: Saint Louis Blues, Memphis Blues, Steal Away to Jesus and Way Down South Where the Blues Began.

Musicians include: W. C. Handy, Marion Harris, Blanche Calloway and Jellyroll Morton.

Direct download: W_C_Handy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:25am CDT

Songs include: Trombone Cholly, Teddy Bear's Picnic, Ory's Creole Trombone and Avalon.
Trombonists include: Kid Ory, Arthur Pryor, Jack Teagarden and Charlie Green.
Direct download: Trombone.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35pm CDT

Songs about cake, candy, ice cream and pie. Performers include: Ted Lewis, Harry Resser, Lee Morse and Blind Boy Fuller.
Direct download: Dessert_Anyone.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:01pm CDT

For the 100th episode, it's highlights from past shows.  Performers include: Billy Murray, Blind Lemmon Jefferson, Enrico Caurso and Al Jolson.
Direct download: 100th_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:08pm CDT

For the 100th episode, it's highlights from past programs.

Performers include: Billy Murray, Pinetop Smith, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Al Jolson.

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:07pm CDT

More songs from 1929, including: Sweet Fern, Mean to Me, Feeling the Spirit and How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times.
Artists include: Rudy Vallee, The Carter Family, Blind Alfred Reed, Ruth Etting and Al Jolson.
Direct download: 1929_Part_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:59pm CDT

Songs about heaven, including: My Blue Heaven, When I Put On My Long White Robe, Heaven's Radio and In My Little Hula Heaven.
Artists include: Gene Austin, The Carter Family, Rev. J.B. Gates, The Swift Jewel Cowboys and John McCormack.
Direct download: Heaven.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:57pm CDT

Chicago 1920s

Songs include: Chicago Breakdown, Chicago Blues, Chicago Mess Around and Chicago Stomp.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Earl Hines, Lovie Austin and Fletcher Henderson.

Direct download: Chicago_1920s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02pm CDT

A selection of Irish music, including: Haste to the Wedding, The Girls of Bainbridge, Leaving Dear Old Ireland and The Star of the County Down.

Artists include: John McCormack, Michael Coleman, Paddy Killoran and Chauncey Olcott.

Direct download: St_patricks_Day.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:07am CDT

Songs about the Sun including: On the Sunny Side of the Street, Red Sails in the Sunset, Morning Sun Blues and Wait Till the Sun Shines Nellie.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Harry Richman, Bryon Harlin, the Brox Sisters and John McCormack.

Direct download: Sunny_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:12pm CDT

Early works by  Hollywood song writer , Harry Warren.

Songs include, The Lullaby of Broadway, Lulu's Back In Town, You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me, and Shadow Waltz.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Connie Boswell, Hal Kemp and Fats Waller.

Direct download: Harry_Warren.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34am CDT

Songs about Alabama and musicians from the yellowhammer state.

Songs include: Alabama Jubilee, Go Down Moses, Alabama Strut and the Stars Fell On Alabama.

Musicans include: Cow Cow Davenport, Guy Lombardo, the Tuskeggee Institute Singers and W.C. Handy.

Direct download: Alabama.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:07pm CDT

 Six songs with rose in the title.  Songs include: My Wild Irish Rose, Second Hand Rose, Rose Room, My Virgina Rose and Roses of Picardy.
Performers include: the Carter Family, Django Rheinhardt, Bing Crosby and Fanny Brice.
Direct download: Six_Roses.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:14am CDT

The story of the first African-American owned record label.

Artists include: Ethel Waters, Fletcher henderson, The Four Harmony Kings, Alberta Hunter and Trixie Smith.

Songs include: Oh Daddy, They'll be some Changes Made, Farewell Blues and Trixie's Blues.

Direct download: Black_Swan_Records.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34am CDT

Songs about the moon.  Songs include: By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Once In a Blue Moon, Roll Along Kentucky Moon and Moon Country.

Performers include: Ada Jones, Cliff Edwards, Hoagy Carmichael, Helen Kane and Charlie Patton.

Direct download: Moon_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:13pm CDT

Songs with breakdown in the title.  Songs include: Piano Breakdown, Birmington Breakdown, Redell Breakdown and Country Breakdown.

Performers include: Charley Lincoln, The Skillet Lickers, Louis Armstrong, Blind Blake and J.B. Fuselier.

Direct download: Breakdowns.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:17pm CDT

Pianists include: Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, Pinetop Smith, Earl Hines and Cow Cow Davenport.
Tunes include: Jelly Roll Blues, Black Beauty,Pinetop's Boogie Woogie and Goin About.
Direct download: jazz_piano.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:25pm CDT

Songs written or recorded in 1908.  Songs include: Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Shine On Harvest Moon, Pineapple Rag and It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight.

Performers include: Billy Murray, the Sousa Band, the Knickerbocker Quartet and Harry Lauder.

Direct download: 1908.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:37pm CDT