Music From 100 Years Ago
Music from the early days of the 20th Century with comments.
Records left off of previous podcasts. Songs include: Sabre Dance, Nightmare, Come Rain Or Come Shine and Blue Shadows On the Trail.  Performers include: Artie Shaw, Margaret Whiting, the Andrews Sisters, and Frank Sinatra.
Direct download: Leftovers_8.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:12am CST

Special records made for the military during the World War II era.  Songs include: Pistol Packin Mama, Song of India, Baby Won't You Please Come Home  and You Tell Your Dream.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Jo Stafford, Louis Armstrong, The Mills Brothers, The Andrews Sisters and Ezio Pinza.

Direct download: V-discs_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:46am CST

A special, short podcast celebrating the 239th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven.  The show includes Artur Schnabel performing the first movement of the Moonlight Sonata and Willem Mengelberg conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra in the second movement of the Symphony # 7.

Direct download: Beethovens_Birthday_09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am CST

The annual Christmas show. Songs include: Oh Come All Ye Faithful, Winter Wonderland, The Nutcracker, Jingle Bells and Silent Night.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Les Paul, Eddie Duchin, Guy Lombardo and The Phildelphia Orchestra.

Direct download: Christmas_2009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:33am CST

More songs from lyricist, Johnny Mercer. Songs include: Blues in the Night, Tangerine, Laura, Autumn Leaves and Dream.

Performers include; Vaughn Monroe, Dinah Shore, The Pied Pipers and Frank Sinatra.

Direct download: Johnny_Mercer_part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:53pm CST

Celebrating the 100th birthday of songwriter, Johnny Mercer.  Songs include: Lazy Bones, Too Marvelous For Words, I Thought About You and Day In Day Out.

Performers include: The Mills Brothers, Mildred Bailey, Louis Armstrong and Tommy Dorsey.

Direct download: Johnny_Mercer_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15pm CST

Songs include: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, On the Battlefield, God's Got a Crown and God Shall Wipe All Tears Away.

Performers include: The Fisk Jubilee Quartet, The Rev. J.M. Gates, The Rev. Gary Davis, Arizonia Dranes and Mahalia Jackson.

Direct download: Gospel.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am CST

Million selling records from the late 1930s.  Songs include: Little Brown Jug, Lili Marlene, Body and Soul, Three Little Fishes and Moonlight Serenade.  Performers include: Kay Kayser. Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald, the Phildelphia Orchestra and Artie Shaw.

Source for this weeks show: Million Selling Recods, An Illustrated directory by Joseph Murrells.

Direct download: Million_Sellers_1930s_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:06am CST

Songs include: Heartaches, I Want To Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart, Tiger Rag, The Beer Barrel Polka and Jalousie.

Artists include: The Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Tommy Dorsey, Patsy Montana, The Boston Pops Orchestra, Ted Weems and The Mills Brothers. 

Direct download: Million_Sellers_1930s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:13am CST

Glenn Miller hits performed by rival bands. Musicians include: Count Basie, The Andrews Sisters, Benny Goodman and John Kirby.

Songs include: Moonlight Serenade, In The Mood, Tuxedo Junction and I've Got a Gal In Kalamazoo.

Direct download: Miller_Covers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:36am CST

Music for Halloween, plus a tribute to Edgar Allen Poe.  Songs include: The House Is Haunted, Mr Ghost Goes to Town, Danse Macabre, The Ghost of Smokey Joe and Them's Graveyard words. 

Performers include: Cab Calloway, Gracie Fields, Lonnie Johnson, Tommy Dorsey and the Cleveland Orchestra.

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

Early 20th Century harmonica greats, including: Sonny Terry, Larry Adler, Sonny Boy Williamson #1, DeFord Bailey and Gwen Foster.

Songs include: Sloppy Drunk Blues, I Love My Baby, No More Good Water and I Got Rhythm.

Direct download: Harmonica.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25am CST

A special, short podcast celebrating the 100th anniversary of jazz pianist, Art Tatum's birth.  Songs include: Tiger Rag, Wee Baby Blues and It Had to Be You.

Direct download: Art_Tatum_100th_Birthday.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:32pm CST

Classic female blues singers from the 1920s & 1930s, including, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ida Cox, Victoria Spivey and Ethyl Waters.

Songs include: Coffee Grindin Blues, Empty Bed Blues, Moaning the Blues and Crazy Blues.

Direct download: Ladies_Sing_the_Blues.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:43pm CST

The songs of lyricist, Johnny Burke.  Songs include: Swinging on a Star, I've Got a Pocketfull of Dreams. What's New and Pennies From Heaven.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, Billy Eckstein and Guy Lombardo.

Direct download: Johnny_Burke.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:59am CST

Songs for the Fall season, including: Shine on Harvtest Moon, School Days, Autumn Serenade, September Song and October Twilight.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Andy Kirk, The Edison Concert Band and Louis Jordan.

Direct download: Tis_Autumn.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:13am CST

Musicians from New York state, including: Jimmy Durante, Cab Calloway, Fanny Brice, Willie the Lion Smith and Annette Handshaw.

Songs include: I Can Do Without Broadway, Whose Honey Are You?, Walking My Baby and Riverboat Shuffle.

Direct download: Empire_State.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01pm CST

Celebrating classical music month and the bicentennial of the birth of Felix Mendelssohn.  Works include: Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture, Spinning Song, Wedding March and the 1st movement of the Italian Symphony. Other works include: Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March # 1 and the final movement of Beethoven's Symphony #4.

Performers include: Rachamanioff, Elgar, Mengelberg, Furtwangler and Rodinski.


Direct download: Classical_Music_Month.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:02pm CST

Songs include: Special Delivery Stomp, Cotton Club Stomp, Frog Tongue Stomp and Osage Stomp.

Performers include: Lovie Austin, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Bob Wills Jimmy Yancy and Thomas Waller.

Direct download: More_Stomps.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:09pm CST

Performers include: Jimmie Rodgers, Gene Autry, Patsy Montana, Bill Monroe, Bob Wills and the Carter Family.

Songs include: Great Speckled Bird, Old Love Letters, San Antonio Rose, Back in the Saddle Again and I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart.

Direct download: Country_Music_1930s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:15pm CST

The songs of Thomas Waller, including: Ain't Misbehavin, The Joint is Jumpin, Honysuckle Rose and A Handfull of Keys.

Performers include: James P Johnson, Benny Goodman, Ruth Etting and Fats Waller.

Direct download: Fats_Waller_Songwriter.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:08am CST

Brother and sister acts, including: The Andrews Sisters, The Mills Brothers, The Brox Sisters and The Dorsey Brothers.

Songs include: My Old Flame, Lazy, Beer Barrel Polka and Frisco Blues.

Direct download: Brothers_and_Sisters.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:14am CST

A special podcast in tribute to the late guitarist and recording pioneer, Les Paul.  The podcast contains a complete transcription of an episode from the Les Paul Radio Show from 1950.
Direct download: Les_Paul.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:49pm CST

Songs include: Love Walked In, Heart and Soul, I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me, These Foolish Things and Your Eyes Have Told Me What I Did Not Know.

Singers include: Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Enrico Caurso, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday and Fred Astaire.

Direct download: Love_Songs_Of_Summer.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43am CST

Songs about wind, including: Ill Wind, Trade Winds, The Breeze and I and Gone With the Wind.  Performers include: The Six jumping Jacks, Art Tatum, Xavier Cugat, Connie Boswell and Benny Goodman.
Direct download: Windy_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14am CST

Musicians from the Show-Me state, including, Big Joe Turner, Josephine Baker, Charlie Parker, Scott Joplin and The Four Vagabonds.

Songs include: California, Here I Come, I've Got You Under My Skin, Now's The Time and the Maple Leaf Rag.

Direct download: Missouri.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:39am CST

Records left off of previous podcasts. Songs include: Old Fashioned Love, Autumn Leaves, Sophisticated Lady and Exactly Like You.

Performers include: Dinah Shore, John McCormack, James P. Johnson and Edith Piaf.

Direct download: Leftovers_7.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:21am CST

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Billie Holiday, a special, short podcast featuring three classic Holiday recordings.
Direct download: Billie_Holiday.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30pm CST

Early western swing bands.  Bands and performers include:  The Light Crust Doughboys, Milton Brown, Bob Wills, Spade Cooley, The Hillbilly Boys, Cliff Bruner and the Swift Jewel Cowboys.

Songs include: Ida Red, Won't you Ride in My Little Red Wagon, Right or Wrong and Chuck Wagon Swing.

Direct download: western_swing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:02am CST

Clarinetists include: Johnny Dodds, Sidney Bechet, Artie Shaw, Barney Bigard, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, Jimmie Noone and Pee Wee Russel.

Music includes: Concerto for Clarinet, Sheik of Araby, Clarinet Lament, Running Wild and Whistle Stop.

Direct download: Clarinet_Jazz.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:18am CST

Songs include: You're a Grand Old Flag, We'll Meet Again, God Bless America and Song of Freedom.

Performers include: NBC Symphony, Bing Crosby, U.S. Marine Band, Kate Smith, Kay Kayser and the Carter Family.

Direct download: Fourth_of_July.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:47am CST

Songs about dear old dad. Songs include: That Silver-haired Daddy of Mine, My Old Man, Daddy and Home and When Daddy Sings the Little Ones to Sleep.  Performers include: Al Jolson, Helen Kane, the Edison Male Quartet, Gene Autry and Frank Miller.
Direct download: Fathers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:44am CST

Songs about shadows, including: Shadows on the Wall, Me and My Shadow, Dancing Shadows and the Shadow Waltz. 

Performers include: Louis Prima. Bing Crosby, Eddie Duchin, Lee Morse and the Carter Family.

Direct download: Shadow_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:57pm CST

Early 20th Century recordings of Bach's music, including movements from Brandenburg Concertos 2 & 4, Cello Suite #3, Orchestral Suite # 3 and the Prelude & Fugue in E Minor.

Performers include: The Busch Chamber Players, Edwin Fischer, Pablo Casals, Andre Segovia and Louis Verine.

Direct download: Bach.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:45am CST

Cover versions of Duke Ellington tunes.  Songs include: Mood Indigo, It Don't Mean a Thing, Take the A Train, All Too Soon and Caravan.

Performers include: Benny Goodman, the Mills Brothers, Harry James, Valaida Snow and Mildred Bailey.

Direct download: Ellington_Covers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24am CST

Pianists include: James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Art Tatum Dorothy Donegan , Joe Sullivan and Jimmy Yancey.

Songs include: Carolina Shout, Handful of Keys, Deep Purple and If I Had You.

Direct download: Stride_Piano.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:35am CST

Songs with who, what, where, when, why and how in the title.  Songs include: Where Are You? ,Who's Sorry Now?, When Did You Leave Heaven? and How Can You Face Me?

Performers include: Guy Lombardo, Mildred Bailey, Billie Holliday, Bing Crosby and the Casa Loma Orchestra.

Direct download: The_Five_Ws_and_How.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:16am CST

The story of Mother's Day in words and music.  Songs include: Mother of Mine, I Still Have You, You Will Never Miss Your Mother Until She's Gone, My Mother's Eyes and M-O-T-H-E-R.

Performers include: Al Jolson, John Carson, Sophie Tucker, The Carter Family and John McCormack.

Direct download: Mothers_Day.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:32am CST

Songs include: Ain't Misbehavin, Ain't She Sweet, I Ain't Got Nobody and You Ain't Heard Nothin Yet.

Performers include: Fats Waller, Ruth Etting, Mississippi John Hurt, Louis Jordan , The Skillet Lickers and Cab Calloway.

Direct download: Aint_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:26pm CST

 Musical Pairs.  Musicians include: Bing Crosby and Johnny Mercer, Tom Darby and Jimmy Tarleton, Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson and Hoagy Carmichael and Ella Logan.

Songs include: Two Sleepy People, Big Noise From Winnetka, Barrelhouse Boogie and Till We Meet Again.

Direct download: Duets_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:47am CST

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the births of Benny Goodman, Carmen Miranda, Burl Ives, Lester Young ,Maybell Carter, Victor Borge and Gene Krupa.

Songs include: Drum Boogie, Bugle Call Rag, Tico Tico, Blue Tail Fly and Blue Lester.

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

The life and work of songwriter, Jimmy McHugh, including: I'm In the Mood For Love, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, On the Sunny Side of the Street, Coming In On a Wing And a Prayer and Where Are You.

Artists include: The Mills Brothers, Duke Ellington, Francis Langford, Mildred Bailey, Gene Austin and Guy Lombardo.

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

Songs include: Were the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day, Tonight's the Night With Baby, I'll See You In My Dreams and Night on the Water.

Performers include: Ma Rainey, Whispering Jack Smith, Marion Harris and Guy Lombardo.

Direct download: Night_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:42pm CST

Musicians from the Volunteer State including: Bessie Smith, Roy Acuff, Uncle Dave Macon, Sleepy John Estes, Lovie Austin and the Memphis Jug Band.  Songs include: Wabash Cannonball, Rockin Chair Blues, Buddy Won't You Roll Down the Line and House Carpenter.
Direct download: Tennessee.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:49am CST

Trumpet, cornet and bugle music, including: sounds of King Tut's trumpet, Dippermouth Blues, Weather Bird, Flight of the Bumblebee and the Last Post.  Musicans include: Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Herbert Clarke, Bix Beiderbeck and Harry James.
Direct download: Trumpet_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:53pm CST

For St. Patrick's Day, a program of Irish music. Songs include: By the Lakes of Killarney, When Irish Eyes are Smiling, From Galway to Dublin, Paddy Doyle , Molly-O and a number of Irish reels.

Artists include: John McCormack, Frank Quinn, Chauncey Olcott, Dan Sullivan and the Kincora Ceili Band.

Direct download: Irish_Tunes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40pm CST

For the third annivarsary of the podcast, some of the host's favorite records.  Songs include: Rose Room, The Whistler and His Dog, I Got Rhythm, Fishing Blues and I Shall Wear a Crown.  Performers include: Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong, Valaida Snow, The Skillet Lickers and Andre Segovia.

Direct download: 3rd_Anniversary.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08pm CST

Songs include: Got a Date With an Angel, Angel Child, And the Angels Sing and I'm No Angel.

Performers include: Count Basie, May West, Hal Kemp, Wingy Manone and Cab Calloway.

Direct download: Angel_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:49pm CST

Songs include: You Set Me On Fire, Fire Department Blues, I'm Playing With Fire and Baltimore Fire.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Cal Stewart, Hazel Scott, and Andy Kirk.

Direct download: Fire.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:32am CST

Songs by lyricist, Gus Kahn, including: Carolina in the Morning, Toot Toot Tootsie, Love me or Leave Me and It Had to be You.  Singers include: Al Jolson, Ruth Etting, Cliff Edwards and Manuel Romain.
Direct download: Gus_Kahn.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:51pm CST

Love songs for Valentine's Day, including: How My Sweetie Loves Me, Love Walked In, We're Back Togetheer and Will You Love Me in December.  Artists include: Helen Kane, Louis Armstrong, Cliff Edwards and Ruth Etting.
Direct download: Be_My_Valentine.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:10pm CST

Music of the Harlem Renaissance.  Performers include: Paul Robeson, Bill Robinson, Ethyl Waters, Duke Ellington and the Reverend Gary Davis.  Songs include: Old Man River, Jungle Jamboree, Have a Little More Faith in Jesus and Harlem Camp Meeting.

Direct download: Harlem.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:54am CST


Music for Mozart's birthday. Music includes: Jupiter Symphony, Clarinet Quintet, Queen of the Night Aria and Piano Concerto 21.

Performers include: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Lily Pons, Bruno Walter and Wilhelm Furtwaengler.

Direct download: Mozarts_Birthday.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37am CST

Songs of home including: Let's Spend the Evening at Home, Goin Home, Baby Won't You Please Come Home and No Place Like Home.  Performers include: Bing Crosby, Bert Williams, the Boswell Sisters, Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith.

Direct download: Home_Sweet_Home.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:56pm CST

Torch Singers of the 1920s and 1930s, including: Libby Holman, Josephine Baker, Helen Morgan, Marion Harris and Frances Langford.

Songs include: Love For Sale, Can't Help Lovin That Man, Les Mots DAmour and I'm In the Mood For Love.

Direct download: Torch_Singers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25pm CST

The hits from 100 years ago, including: I've Got Rings on My Fingers, Let's Go Into a Picture Show, The National Emblem and I Love My Wife, But Oh You Kid.

Performers include: Ada Jones, Steve Porter, Byron G. Harlin and the Arthur Pyror Band.

Direct download: 1909.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34pm CST