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

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