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

Records left off of previous podcasts, including: Yodeling Ranger, Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans?, Riders In the Sky, Texas Polka and Preachin Blues. Performers include: Billie Holiday, Martha Tilton, Larry Clinton, Arturo Toscanini, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong and Robert Johnson.

Direct download: Leftovers__12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:59am CST

The music of songwriter, Harry Ruby. Songs include: Who's Sorry Now?, Three Little Words, Give Me The Simple Life, Nevertheless and Hooray For Captain Spaluding. Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Marion Harris, The Mills Brothers, Helen Kane, Benny Goodman, Ehtyl Waters and Groucho Marx.

Direct download: Harry_Ruby.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:47am CST

Celebrating the 241st birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven.  Performers include: George Szell, Bruno Walter, the Budapest String Quartet, Arthur Schnabel and Pablo Casals.

Works include highlights from the Symphony #4, the Six Bagatelles Op 126, the String Quartet #10 and the Celo Sonata #5.

Direct download: Beethovens_Birthday_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:10am CST

Male-female duets, including: Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, Dick Haymes & Helen Forrest, Bing Crosby & Connee Boswell, Nelson Eddy & Jannette McDonald and Anita O'Day & Roy Eldrige.

Songs include: It Had To Be You, An Apple For the Teacher, Let Me Off Uptown and Indian Love Call.

Direct download: Boy_Meets_Girl.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:53am CST

Classic Christmas songs from the 1940s, including: The Christmas Song, Winter Wonderland, Here Comes Santa Claus, Sleigh Ride and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra, The Boston Pops, Gene Autry and Doris Day.

Direct download: Christmas_1940s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41am CST

Music about America's favorite morning beverage. Songs include: Java Jive, I'd Like to Dunk You In My Coffee, Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee, Coffee Grindin Blues and You're the Cream In My Coffee.

Performers include: Una Mae Carlisle, the Ink Spots, Ted Weems, the Boswell Sisters, Wingy Manone and

Mike Douglas.

Direct download: Coffee_Time.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05pm CST

Performers include: Charley Patton, Son House, Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Bo Carter, Skip James and Sonny Boy Williamson #1.

Songs include: Canned heat Blues, Traveling Riverside Blues, Shake Em On Down, 4 O' Clock Blues and Dry Well Blues.

Direct download: Mississippi_Blues_singers_1920s_-1930s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15pm CST

Songs with lists, including: My Baby Just Cares For Me, Route 66, A, You're Adorable, It Might As Well Be Spring. I Wish That I Were Twins and These Foolish Things.

Performers include: Billie Holiday, Mildred Bailey, Nat King Cole, Fats Waller and Jo Stafford.

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

Classical music gets the swing treatment. Songs include; My Reverie, Prelude and Fugue, Bounce of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Beethoven riffs.

Performers include: John Kirby, Larry Adler, Larry Clinton, Pat Flowers and Hazel Scott.

Direct download: Swinging_the_Classics.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:51am CST

Songs include: Fifth Avenue, Lost Highway, Sixth Avenue Express, On the Sunny Side of the Street and Summit Ridge Drive.

Performers include: Jo Stafford, Connie Boswell, Hank Williams, Ted Weems, Bill Monroe and Glenn Miller.

Direct download: Streets_and_Highways.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:46pm CST

Songs include; Ghost Walkin Blues, Haunted Heart, Riders In the Sky, Funeral March of a Marionette and Satan Takes a Holiday.

Performers include: Burl Ives, Billie Holiday, Perry Como, Tommy Dorsey, The Casa Loma Orchestra and The Royal Albert Hall Orchestra.

Direct download: Halloween_2011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:41pm CST

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer Franz Liszt.  Works include: Hungarian Rhapsody #2, Liebestraum #3, Totentanze and the Piano Concerto #1.  Performers include: Eileen Joyce, Artur Rubenstein, Louis Ketner, Jesus Sanroma and Eugene Ormandy.

Direct download: Liszt_Bicentennial.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:18pm CST

Songs include: A Sailboat in the Moonlight, Ferryboat Sernade, Gospel Ship, Someone's rockin My dreamboat and I'll Sail My Ship Alone.

Performers include: Billie Holiday, Andrews Sisters, Carter Family, Ink Spots, Moon Mullican and Louis Armstrong.

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

More music from the final year of World War II. Songs include: It's Been So Long Darlin, Angilena, The Syncopated Clock, The New Spanish Two-Step, Brahms Symphony #1, I Wish and Till the End of Time.

Performers include: Perry Como, Bob Wills, Judy Garland . Leopold Stokowski, Charlie Parker and Ernest Tubb.

Direct download: 1945_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11am CST

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Bill Monroe, The Father of Bluegrass.  Songs include: Blue Moon of Kentucky, Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms, Criple Creek, Foggy Monutian Breakdown and Footprints In The Snow.  Performers include: Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, the Monroe Brothers, The Skillet Lickers, The Stanley Brothers and Flatt and Scruggs.

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

Music about being cool.  Songs include: Cold Cold Heart, Be Cool Fool, Out In the Cold Again, In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening and Baby, It's Cold Outside.  Performers include: Ella Fitzgerald, Hank Williams, Kokomo Arnold, Jo Stafford and Jimmie Dickens.

Direct download: cool_music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49pm CST

Hush!  Songs about whispering.  Songs include: Whispering, Whispering Hope, Whisper in the Night and Moonlight Whispers.  Performers include: Bing Crosby, Connee Boswell, The Ink Spots, Tex Beneke , Valaida Snow & Jo Stafford.

Direct download: whispering_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:12am CST

Celebrating Classical Music Month with historical recordings from the 1930s & 1940s, including: Albinez: Spanish Seranade, Bach: Little Fugue in g minor, Grofe: On the Trail & Shostakovich: Symphony #6.  Performers include; Ricardo Vines, Arturo
Toscanini, Abert Schweitzer & Paul Whiteman.

Direct download: classical_music_month_2011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:13am CST

Lesser-known blues singers from the 1920s and 1930s.  Performers include: Josie Miles, Mary Johnson, Kathrine Henderson, Hattie McDaniel, Maggie Jones, Chippie Hill  and Edith Wilson.

Songs inclue: West End Blues, Death Letter Blues, Boxcar Blues, I Thought I'd Do It & Home Town Blues.

Direct download: Forgotten_Blues_Singers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:48am CST

The first in a series dedicated to the music of 1945; the last year of World War II, Songs include: It Might As Well Be Spring, Lover Man, Ebony Concerto, Laura and Cocktails For Two.

Performers include: Frank Sinatra, Erskine Caldwell, Billie Holiday, Spike Jones and Igor Stravinsky.

Direct download: 1945_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:52am CST

Music left off of earlier podcasts.  Songs include: Bewitched, Fish Fry, The Stars & Stripes Forever, Martha and Please Be Kind.  Performers include: Lary Clinton, Jimmy Dorsey, The Phildelphia Orchestra, Marie Greene and  Sarah Vaughn.

Direct download: Leftovers__11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:46am CST

Yodeling in early 20th Century pop music.  Songs include: Yodeling Jive, The Harlem Yodel, Blue Yodel #5, I Miss My Swiss and The Yodeling Polka. 

Artists include: Jimmie Rodgers, The Andrews Sisters, Bessie Smith, Bill Monroe, Gene Krupa and The Dandridge Sisters.

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

Early jazz guitarists from the 1920s through the 1940s, including: Eddie Lang, Nick Lucas, Charlie Christian, Les Paul and Django Reinhardt.

Direct download: Jazz_Guitarists.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:35am CST

Songs about heat, including Heat Wave, Too Darn Hot, Cool Water, Hotter Than that and Go Down Old Hannah.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Ethyl Waters, Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie.

Direct download: Hot_Tunes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:35am CST

The life and work of songwriter, Sammy Fain. Songs include: Love is a Many Splendored Thing, I'll Be Seeing You, That Old Feeling, By a Waterfall and Secret Love.  Performers include: Dorris Day, Shep Fields, Billie Holliday, The Four Aces, Dick Powell and Maurice Chevalier.

Direct download: Sanny_Fain.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:45am CST

Historical recordings by symphony orchestras based in London, including: The London Symphony, The London Philharmonic, The Boyd Neel Orchestra, The Philharmonia, The Royal Philharmonic and The Queen's Hall Orchestra.

Conductors include: Thomas Beecham, Adrian Boult, Henry Wood and Herbert von Karajan.  Music includes excerpts from Mozart's Prague Symphony, Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra, Elgar's Pomp & Circumstance marches, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #1 and Vaughn Williams' Greensleeves Fantasia.

Direct download: London_Symphonies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:37pm CST

For July 4th, rare, marching band recordings from the V-Disc label, including: American Patrol, The Marines Hymn, King Cotton & The St. Louis Blues March.


Direct download: V-Disc_Fourth.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:16pm CST

In the 1940s and 1950s, Fort Valley State College in Fort Valley, Georgia hosted a folk music festival. In 1941 & 1943 professors from Fisk University recorded performances from this festival for the Libray of Congress. Today, we feature gospel highlights from this, the first African-American-sponsored folk festival.

Songs include: If I Had My Way, I Got a Long White Robe, Over In Zion, I'm on the Battlefield & I'll Fly Away.

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

Tunes about fish and fishing, including: Saturday Night Fish Fry, Fishing Blues, Gone Fishing, Fisherman's Luck and Poissons d'orPerformers include: Henry Thomas, Woody Guthrie, the Dixon Brothers, Kay Kayser, Al Cooper and Carlo Zecchi.

Direct download: Fishing_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:14pm CST

Songs include: That's the Way it Is, Things Are Looking Up, Goodnight Sweetheart, Ain't He Sweet and Let's Take the Long Way Home.

Artists include: Pearl Bailey, Bing Crosby, Ada Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Russ Columbo and Jo Stafford.

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

More stride jazz piano music, including: Carolina Shout, Solitude, African Ripples, Nevertheless and Euphonic Sounds.

Performers include: James P. Johnson, Luckey Roberts, Fats Waller, Donald Lambert, Willie the Lion Smith, Joe Sullivan, Duke Ellington and Art Tatum.

Direct download: Stride_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:10pm CST

Songs about lighting up, including: Smoke, Smoke Smoke, Smoke Rings, If I Only Had a Match, Two Cigarettes In The Dark and Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Ruth Etting, Al Jolson, Jo Stafford, the Mills Brothers and Phil Harris.

Direct download: Smoking.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:40pm CST

Songs about dihydrogen monoxide, including:Cool Water, Rising High Water Blues, the Raindrop Prelude, By a Waterfall and Water Faucet; plus an excerpt from Handel's Water Music.

Performers include  Sons of the Pioneers, Bessie Smith, Eugene Ormandy, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Stan Getz.

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

Country Hits from the war years. Songs include: There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere, Roses in the Snow, Born to Lose, Banjo Pickin Girl and Night Train to Memphis.

Performers include: Roy Acuff, Cindy Walker, Bill Monroe, Bob Wills, Cowboy Copas and the Coon Creek Girls.

Direct download: Country_Music_World_War_II.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:17pm CST

The music of songwriter,, Louis Alter, including:Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?, Manhattan Seranade, Dolores and Blue Shadows.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Jo Stafford, Paul Whiteman, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

Direct download: Louis_Alter.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:04am CST

More songs from the first year of the Great Depression.  Songs include: Cotton Club Stomp, Let Me Sing, Price of Cotton Blues and Beyond the Blue Horizon. Performers include: Bessie Smith, the Allen Brothers, Ruth Etting. Al Jolson, Louis Armstrong and Thomas Waller.

Direct download: 1930_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:06pm CST

In the spring and summer of 1939, John and Ruby Lomax traveled through nine southern states making field recordings of folk music.  Today's show features highlights from the Lomax's recordings. 

Songs include: Rock Island Line, La Rancherita, Barbara Allen, Ain't No heaven On The County Road and What a Morning That Will Be.

Most of the Lomax field recordings are available at:

Direct download: The_Lomax_Recordings.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:10am CST

Famous orchestral marches including: Bizet's March of the Toreadors, Chopin's Funeral March, Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance #1 and Mendelsshon's Wedding March.

Conductors include: Thomas Beecham, George Szell, Adrian Boult, Arthur Rodinski, Henry Wood and Leopold Stokowski.

Direct download: Marches_For_Orchestra.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:46pm CST

Songs with salt in the title, including: Let Me Be Your Salty Dog, Salt Water Blues, Salt Peanuts and I'm Gonna Salt Away Some Sugar.

Performers include: Bessie Smith, Dizzy Gillespie, Diana Washington, Tony Pastor, Rosetta Crawford and Fats Waller.

Direct download: Salty_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:12am CST

More highlights from the Library of Congress National Recording Registry. Records include: Canal Street Blues, Your the Top, Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow, The Rite of Spring  The Lous/Schmeling Fight and Jole Blon.  Performers include: Harry Choates, Bob Hope, The Carter Family, Igor Stravinsky and Clem McCarthy.

Direct download: National__Recording_Registery_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am CST

Songs include: Moonlight Seranade, Moonlight Becomes You, Moonlight Bay, A Sailboat in the Moonlight and Moonlight Mood.

Performers include: Billie Holiday, Glenn Miller, Cab Calloway, Connee Boswell and the American Quartet.

Direct download: Moonlight_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02am CST

Blues singers opine on the Grim Reaper. Songs include: See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, Lonesome Graveyard Blues, Jesus, Make Up My Dying Bed and Stones in My Passway.

Performers include: Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bessie Smith, Skip James, Victoria Spivey, Rev. J.M. Gates and Robert Johnson.

Direct download: Death_Blues.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:03am CST

Irish music for Saint Patrick's Day! Performers include: Michael Coleman, Joseph Locke, Delia Murphy, Tom Enis and Joh McCormack.

Songs include: Hello Patsy Fagan, Three Lovely Lassies, I'll Walk Beside You, The Sunny Banks and I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen.

Direct download: St_Patricks_Day_2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42am CST

Celebrating five years of podcasting, the host plays some of his favorite recordings from the first half of the 20th Century.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, The Carter Family, Jo Stafford, Duke Ellington and Ignatz Friedman.

Music includes: 12 Street Rag, The Things We Did Last Summer, Night And Day and La Campanella.

Direct download: 5th_Anniversary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am CST

The Songs of lyricist, Ned Washington.  Songs include: The High and the Mighty, When You Wish Upon a Star, The Nearness of You, Baby Mine and Rawhide.

Performers include: Frankie Lane, Frank Sinatra, Connie Boswell, Tex Ritter, Glenn Miller and The Ink Spots.

Direct download: Ned_Washington.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14am CST

Famous classical melodies given the jazz treatment.  Works include: Moonlight Sonata, Bolero, Arab Dance, Ritual Fire Dance and Two-Part Invention #12.

Musicians include: Benny Goodman, Larry Clinton, Hazel Scott, Spike Jones, Harry James and Glenn Miller.

Direct download: Classics_Into_Jazz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm CST

A special, short podcast in memory of jazz pianist, George Shearing.  Songs include: September In the Rain, I Only Have Eyes For You, Fly Me to the Moon and Lulabye of Birdland.

Direct download: George_Shearing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm CST

Love songs for Valentine's Day.  Songs include: Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?, Am I Blue?, You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To and When I Grow Too Old To Dream.

Artists include: Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Dinah Shore, Nelson Eddy, Cliff Edwards, Louis Armstrong and Helen Kane.

Direct download: Valentines_2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:49pm CST

Band arrangments of boogie woogie tunes.  Songs include: Pinetop's Boogie Woogie, Boogie woogie Bugle Boy, Honky Tonk Train Blues and Yancy Special.

Perfromers include: The Andrews Sisters, Bob Crosby Orchestra, Lionel Hampton, Harry James, Cab Calloway and Ted Heath. 

Direct download: Big_Band_Boogie_Woogie.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:44pm CST

Jubilee was a program that aired on Armed Forces Radio during the 1940s.  Aimed at an African-American audience, it featured some of the most popular Jazz and R&B acts of the time.  This week's show features highlights from broadcasts from 1943-1948.  Performers include: Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington, The Golden Gate Quartet, Ida James and Josh White.

Songs include: Knock Me a Kiss, Evil Hearted Blues, Exactly Like You and Back Bay Boogie.

Direct download: Jubilee_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48am CST

A special, short podcast for Mozart's 255th birthday. Music includes: the finale from the Linz Symphony, the slow movement from the Hunt Quartet and the finale from the Sonata for Two Pianos in D.

Performers include: Thomas Beecham, The Lener Quartet and Josef and Rosina Lhevinne.

Direct download: Mozarts_Birthday_2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm CST

A special, short podcast featuring a 1945 recording of Rhapsody in Blue in its rarely-heard choral version.  The recording is conducted by Paul Whiteman features has Earl Wild on piano.

Direct download: Rhapsody_in_Blue.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am CST

Songs with blue in the title, including Blue Moon, Little Girl Blue, Blue Yodel #3, Blue Tango and Once In a Blue Moon.  Performers include: Margaret Whiting, Bing Crosby, Bill Monroe, Jimmie Rodgers and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Direct download: Blue_Music.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am CST

More highlights from the National Recording Registry, including: Black Bottom Stomp, Bei Mir Bist Du Schon, New San Antonio Rose, Perpetual Motion and Sweet Lorraine.  Performers include: Marian Anderson, Jelly Roll Morton, Bob Wills, Zora Neale Hurston, Nat M. wills and Duke Ellington.

Direct download: National__Recording_Registry_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:15pm CST

Celebrating the 100th birthdays of: Roy Eldridge, Robert Johnson, Mahalia Jackson, Stan Kenton, Maxine Sullivan, Spike Jones, Roy Rogers and others.  Songs include: Muskrat Ramble, Loch Lomond, Tangerine, Laura and Amazing Grace. 

Direct download: Centennials_2011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:31am CST

The hits from 1911, including: Alexander's Ragtime Band, Some of These Days, I Want a Girl, Let Me Call You Sweetheart and Romin In the Glomin.

Performers include: Harry Lauder, Billy Murray, Sophie Tucker and the Sousa Band.

Direct download: 1911.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20pm CST