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

A special, short podcast featuring the Witches' Sabbath movement from the Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz played by the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Arthur Rodinsky.

Direct download: witches_sabbath.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:56am CST

Songs include: Haunted Heart, Mr. Ghost Goes to Town, Haunted By the Blues and My Old Flame. Also, the host reads Eldorado by Edgar Allen Poe.

Performers include: Maxine Sullivan, Jo Stafford, Spike Jones, Vaughn Monroe and Victoria Spivey.

Direct download: Halloween_2010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:26pm CST

Million-sellers from the last two years of the 1940s, including: With My Eyes Wide Open, Nature Boy, Buttons and Bows, Mule Train and Whispering Hope.

Performers include: Fats Domino, Diana Shore, Frankie Laine, Patty Page and Nat King Cole.

Direct download: million_selling_records_1948-1949.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm CST

Songs include: Smoke, Smoke, Smoke, Here Comes Santa Claus, The Anniversary Song, Confess and Move On Up a Little Higher.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Mahalia Jackson, Doris Day, Gene Autry and Spike Jones.

Direct download: Million_Selling_Records_1946-1947.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01am CST

Songs with hour in the title, including: If I Could Be with You One Hour Tonight, Now is the Hour, One Hour and Every minute of Every Hour.

Performers include: Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Joe Sullivan and Spike Jones.

Direct download: Hourly_Music.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm CST

Performances by male singers from radio broadcasts of the 1930s and 40s.  Singers include: Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Burl Ives, Gene Autry and Frank Sinatra.

Songs include: You'll Never Walk Alone, I Wish I Were Single Again, Slow Boat to China and Paper Moon.

Direct download: Male_Radio_Singers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:12pm CST