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

Records left off of previous podcasts.  Songs include: I Found a New Baby, Roadside Rag, Don't Grieve After Me, Nola and Puck's Dance.  Performers include: Sonny Boy Williamson #1, Count Basie, Ernest Phipps, Roy Eldrige, Alfred Cortoit and Cliff Bruner.

Direct download: Leftovers_14.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:16pm CST

Celebrating the lives of musicains who passed away in 1977, including: Paul Desmond, Mary Ford, E. Power Biggs, Bukka White, Maria Callas  and Guy Lombardo. Works include: Auld lang Syne, Shake Em On Down, I Can't Give You Anything But Love and Organ Concerto #10.

Direct download: obituaries_1977_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:38pm CST

A special, short podcast for Beethoven's birthday featuring the Eroica Variations played by Claudio Arrau.

Direct download: Beethovens_Birthday_2012.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:00pm CST

A tribute to musicians who passed away in 1977, including: Elvis Presely, Bing Crosby, Ethel Waters, Leopold Stokowski,, Sleepy John Estes and Errol Garner.

Direct download: Obituaries_1977.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:08am CST

Songs include: Frosty the Snowman, The Christmas Song, Joy to the World, Christmas Island, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and White Christmas.  Performers include: Jo Stafford, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, the Andrews Sisters, Bob Wills and Doris Day.

Direct download: Christmas_2012.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:17pm CST

A special, short podcast in honor of jazz pianist and composer, Dave Brubeck.  Works include: Fugue on a Bop Theme, Laura, Tea For Two and Stardust.

Direct download: In_Memorium_Dave_Brubeck.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:26pm CST

Pianists forgotten by time; including: Pat Flowers, Jimmy Blythe, Hazel Scott, Donald Lambert, Rosita Renard, Zez Confrey and Jess Stacy.  Works include: But Not For Me, Pork and Beans, Blues in B Flat, Sing, Sing Sing and Mozart's Rondo in D.

Direct download: forgotten_pianists.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:07pm CST

The life and music of song writer, Harry von Tilzer.  Songs include: Wait Till The Sun Shines Nelly, I Love My Wife, The Green Grass Grew All Around and I Want  A Girl.  Performers include: Ada Jones, Bing Crosby, Ted Lewis, Bob Roberts and Ella Retford.

Direct download: Harry_von_Tilzer.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:00am CST

Songs include: I Faw Down, My One and Only, I Want to Be Bad, Diga Diga Do, Old McDonald and Tip Toe Through the Tulips.  Performers include: Cliff Edwards, Helen kane , the Clicquot Club Eskimos, Jones & Hare and Jack Payne.

Direct download: Novelty_Songs_1920s.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:43pm CST

Music of composer, George Fredrick Handel.  Works include; Hallelujah Chorus , Zadock the Priest, Water Music , Chaconne in G and Concerto Grosso #9.

Performers include: Malcom Sargent, Boyd Neel, Westminster Abby Choir , Shefeld Choir Edwin Fischer and the Phildelphia Orchestra.

Direct download: Handel.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:18am CST

Western swing records from the peak years of its popularity.  Songs include: New San Antonio Rose, Big Ball's In Cowtown, Pistol Packin Mama, Never Trust a Woman and Brain Cloudy Blues.  Performers include: Bob Wills, Spade Cooley,  Al Dexter, Tex Williams , Hoyle Nix and the Light Crust Doughboys.

Direct download: Western_Swing_1940s.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:42am CST

Songs include: Waltz Me Around Again, Willie, Waltzing the Blues, Kentucky Waltz and the Minute Waltz.  Performers include: Rudy Vallee, John Kirby, Helen Clark, Guy Lombardo and Moritz Rosenthal.

Direct download: Waltz_Anyone.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:29am CST

Songs include; Mr Ghost Goes To Town, The Halloween Dance, At the Devil's Ball. I'm Scared and Devil Got My Woman.  Performers include: Bessie Smith, The Peerless Quartet, Peggy Lee, Skip James, Maxine Sullivan, Judy Garland and the Mills Blue Rhythm Band.  The host also reads Edgar Allen Poe's poem, The Conqueror Worm.

Direct download: Halloween_2012.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:16pm CST

Jazz tunes especially recorded for the V-Disc program in the 1940s.  Songs include: Don't Explain, Indiana, Undercurrent Blues, I Can't Get Started and That Ain't Right.  Performers include: Billie Holliday, Benny Goodman, Art Tatum, Roy Eldridge, Count Basie and Fats Waller.

Direct download: V-Disc_Jazz.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:25pm CST

Repost of We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder, plus, The Church in the Wildwood by the Chuck Wagon Gang.

Direct download: Chuck_Wagon_Gang.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:21pm CST

Southern Gospel from the 1920s - 1940s.  Songs include: Jesus Hold My Hand, Gospel Ship, I Am Climbing Jacob's Ladder, Leaning On the Everlasting Arms and Never Grow Old.  Performers include: Ernest Phipps, Alfred Karnes, the Carter Family, the Sons of the Pioneers, the Chuck Wagon Gang and Wade Mainer.

Direct download: Country_Gospel.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:37pm CST

Songs about America's favorite fruit, Iincluding; Yes, We Have No Bananas, Banana Oil, Banana In Your Fruit Basket and I Like Bananas.  Performers include: Billy Jones, Vaughn  de Leuth, Louis Prima, Bo Carter and Xavier Cugat.

Direct download: Banana_Music.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:41pm CST

Tenors from the second decade of the 20th Century, including: Al Jolson,  Billy Murray, Enrico Caruso, Henry Burr, Bob Roberts and Will Oakland.  Songs include; O Solo Mio, Ragtime Cowboy Joe, Avalon, I've got Rings on My Fingers and It's a Long Way to Tipperary.

Direct download: Tenors_1910-1920.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:50pm CST

Music for National Piano Month.  Pianists include: Art Tatum, Artur Rubinstein, Moon Mullican, Pinetop Smith, Thelonius Monk,  Erroll Garner, Liberace and Edwin Fischer.  Works include: Jump steady Blues, Turkish Rondo, September Song, Mazurka #10, Perdidio and April in Paris.

Direct download: Piano_Month.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:57pm CST

The life and music of songwriter, Harry M. Woods.  Songs include: I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover, Try a Little Tenderness, Side By Side, Just An Echo In the Valley and When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain.  Performers include: Al Jolson, Kate Smith, Bing Crosby, Ruth Etting, the Ames Brothers, Cliff Edwards and Billie Holiday.

Direct download: Harry_Woods.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:07pm CST

Recordings from the 1930s and 1940s of the Hammond electric organ and novachord.  Performers include: Thomas"Fats" Waller, Ethyl Smith, Milt Herth, Ken Griffin, Vera Lynn and Glenn Hardman.  Songs include: Apple Blossom, We'll Meet Again, Mamacita, Tico Tico and You Can't Be True Dear.

Direct download: Hammond_Organ.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:31am CST

Songs include: Malted Milk, Milkshake Stand, My Very Good Friend the Milkman, Milkcow Blues and Ole Buttermilk Sky. Performers include: Robert Johnson, Hoagy Carmichael, The King Sisters, Fats Waller, Elton Britt and Sleepy John Estes.

Direct download: Milky_Music.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:33pm CST

Early jazz records from the Gennett label, including: Cakewalking Babies From Home, Riverboat Shuffle, Dippermouth Blues and Stardust.  Performers include: King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Caroline Johnson, Earl Hines, Bix Beiderbeck, The New Orleans Rhythm Kings and Jelly Roll Morton.

Direct download: Gennett_Jazz.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:19am CST

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer claude Debussy.  Works include: Reverie, Clair de Lune, The Girl With the Flaxen Hair, Fetes, String Quartet and The Play of the Waves.  Performers include: Alfred Cortot, Arturo Toscanini, Artur Rodzinski, The Virtuoso String Quartet, Walter Gieseking and Claude Debussy.

Direct download: Debussy_Sesquicentenial.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:23pm CST

Songs include: Jalousie, I'll Be Around, Where Did You Sleep, All the World Will Be Jealous and All or Nuttin.  Performers include: Arthur Fiedler, Cab Calloway, Henry Burr, the Andrews Sisters and Celeste Holm.

Direct download: Jealous_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30pm CST

Prewar blues harp greats, including: Sonny Terry, Daddy Stovepipe, Noah Taylor, Sonny Boy Williamson 1, Eddie Mapp and Jaybird Coleman. Songs include: Harmonica Blues, Dixie Flyer Blues, Boarding House Blues and Sundown Blues.

Direct download: Blues_Harmonica.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:03pm CST

Highlights from the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.  Performers include: John Lee Hooker, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Sol Hoopii, Fiorello La Guardia and Vladimir Horowitz.  Recordings include: Tudexo Junction, Facinating Rhythm, Reading Dick Tracy, I Can Hear it Now, Boogie Chillin and Artistry in Rhythm.

Direct download: National_Recording_Registry_Part_4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25am CST

Songs include: Stardust, Stella By Starlight. Stars Fell On Alabama, A Handful of Stars and Come Down My Evening Star. Performers include: Hoagy Carmichael, Benny Goodman, Lilian Russel, Artie Shaw, Vera Lynn and Johnny Mercer.

Direct download: starry_songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:32pm CST

Songs include: Maybe It's Because I'm An Londoner, Chelsea Bridge, A Foggy Day In London, The London Bridge March, London Pride and A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. Performers include: Billy Cotton, Vera Lynn, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Fletcher Henderson, Noel Coward and Fred Astaire.

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

Works include: The Star Spangled Banner, The Stars and Stripes Forever, On the Mall and the 1812 Overture.  Performers include: John Philip Sousa, Edwin Franco Goldman, Deanna Durbin, The Boston Pops and Vladimir Horowitz.

Direct download: Independence_Day_2012.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:40pm CST

Shirley Temple singing in Japanese, Nazi Jazz, a musical saw, the worst opera singer, a creepy Christmas poem and other strange records.

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

A special podcast marking the death of scifi writer, Ray Bradburry.  The show includes a radio performance of Bradbury's story, The Veldt from 1951.

Direct download: In_Memorium_Ray_Bradbury.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:40am CST

Records left off of earlier podcasts.  Sarah Vaughn sings Just Friends.  The Norwalk Symphony plays Elegy by Sibleius. Western swing by Jimmie Revard.  Woody Guthrie sings a Titaniac song. Plus Blind Boy Fuller plays Step it Up And Go.

Direct download: leftovers_13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:19pm CST

The early history of western swing music.  Performers include: The Light Crust Doughboys, Milton Brown, Bob  Wills, Cliff Bruner,  Adolph Hofner, The Tune Wranglers and the Swift Jewel Cowboys.  Songs include: Pass the Biscuits Pappy, Beautiful Texas, Get A Long Home Cindy, Taking Off and My Untrue Cowgirl.

Direct download: western_swing_1930s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:12pm CST

The life and music of songwriter Sam Lewis.  Songs include: For All We Know, Just Friends, I'm Sitting On Top Of The World, Dinah, Five foot Two and Hello Central.  Performers include: Bing Crosby, Russ Columbo, Nora Bayes, Ted Lewis, Gene Austin and Isham Jones.

Direct download: Sam_Lewis.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:10pm CST

More classical music from the V-Disc program of the 1940s.  Works include: Bizet's Habanera, Rossinini's Dance of the Soldiers, Purcell's Trumpet Tune and Air, Scott's From the Sacred Harp and Ginastara's Panambi Suite.  Artists include: Marian Anderson, Arturo Toscanini, Virgil Fox, Erich Kleiber, The Norwalk Symphony and Morley and Gearhart.

Direct download: Classical_V_discs_part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25am CST

Singers include: Vaughn DeLeath, Kitty Kallen, Jo Stafford, Helen Ward, Evelyn Dall and Annette Handshaw.  Songs include: Are You Lonesome Tonight, Ain't He Sweet, Paper Moon, Skylark, It's Been A Long Long Time and Some Enchanted Evening.

Direct download: Female_Crooners.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:44am CST

Cheerful songs from the Great Depression.  Songs include: Happy Days Are Here Again, When You're Smiling, Pennies From Heaven, Don't Let It Bother You and Dawn of a New Day.  Performers include; Alice Faye, Leo Reisman, Louis Armstrong, Horace Heidt, Lee Morse and Bing Crosby.

Direct download: Cheer_Up.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm CST

Pianists include; Jelly Roll Morton, James P Johnson, Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Art Tatum, Bud Powell and Lenny Tristano.  Songs include: Original Rags, Chimes in Blues, It had to be You, I Can't Get Started and Rosetta.

Direct download: Jazz_Piano_1920s-1940s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:06pm CST

Highlights from the Armed Forces Radio show, Mail Call from the 1940s. Performers include: Frank Sinatra, Diana Shore, June Allison, Bing Crosby, the Mills Brothers and Robert Benchley.  Songs include: Don't Fence Me In, Till Then, Oh What a Beautiful Morning, Begin the Beguine and Speak Low.

Direct download: Mail_Call.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:02pm CST

Tangos from the 1910s through the 1940s.  Performers include: Carlos Gardel, Roberto Firpo, Carlos di Sarli, Anibal Troilo and Juan Canaro.  Tangos include: La Cumparsita, La Brisa, Paloma Blanca, El Amanecer and Caminito.

Direct download: Tangos.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:43am CST

A special program marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.  Songs include: When That Great Ship Went Down, The Sinking of the Titanic, Nearer My God to Thee, God Moves On the Water , plus interviews with two Titanic survivors.   Performers include:  Leadbelly, the Knickerbocker Quartet, Ernest Stoneman, Blind Willie Johnson, Charles Lightoller and Edith Rosenbaum Russel.

More interviews with Titanic survivors can be heard at:

Direct download: Titanic.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:37am CST

To celebrate the 300th episode of Music From 100 Years Ago, songs with numbers in the title, including:  Tea For Two, I'm a Hundred Percent For You, I See a Million People and Infinity Promanade.  Performers include: Uma Mae Carlisle, Thomas Waller, Bing Crosby, Thelonious Monk and Shorty Rodgers.

Direct download: 300th_Episode_Numbers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:19am CST

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Fredrick Delius, a special podcast featuring Brigg Fair performed by Thomas Beecham and the London Philharmonic.

Direct download: Delius_Brigg_Fair.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:27am CST

Music By Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, George Butterworth, John Ireland, Arthur Sullivan, Fredrick Delius and William Walton.  Works include: Nimrod, Spitfire, Sea Fever, The Wasps Overture and The Wand Of Youth.

Direct download: British_Composers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:02am CST

Irish music including: My Wild Irish Rose, Londerry bAir, Did Your Mother Come From Ireland and traditional Irish Reels.  Performers include: John McCormack, Michael Coleman, Paddy Killoren, Bing Crosby, Tom Ennis and William Butler Yeats.

Direct download: St_Patricks_Day_2012.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41am CST

Highlights from 6 years of Music From 100 Years Ago.  Performers include: Doris Day, Meade Lux Lewis, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and Eugene Ormandy.

Direct download: 6th_Anniversary_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05am CST

Songs about Monday, including: A Monday Date, Every Day Is Monday, Blue Monday Blues, Monday Again and Sunday, Monday and Always.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Jeanne Taylor, Albert Ammons, Frankie Laine and Count Basie.

Direct download: Monday_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:43pm CST

Country fiddlers from the 1920s and 1930s, including Eck Robertson, John Carson, G.B. Grayson, Alfred Reed and Bob Wills. Songs include: Goin Down This Road Feeling Bad, Tom Dooley, Old Joe Clark, Maiden's Prayer and Pass Around the Bottle.

Direct download: Early_Country_Fiddlers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:29pm CST

Highlights from the first eight V-Discs, from October 1943. Songs include: Blue Skies. Sing Sing Sing. Home On the Range, Che Li and Okalahoma.  Performers include: Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, Diana Shore, the Fort Slocum Band and Vaughn Monroe.

Direct download: The_First_V_Discs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:48pm CST

Blind blues singers of the 1920s and 1030s, including: Lemon Jefferson, Willie McTell, Gary Davis, Blind Blake, Blind Willie Johnson, Teddy Darb and Blind Boy Fuller.

Songs include: Log Cabin Blues, Southern Rag, Bad Luck Blues, Southern Can Is Mine and Have a Little More Faith In Jesus.

Direct download: Blind_Blues_Musicians.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:09am CST

Music of George Gershwin as perfored on radio broadcasts in the 1930s and 1940s.  Music includes: Lady Be Good, I Got Rhythm Variations, Summertime, Piano Prelude #1 and They Can't take that Away From Me.  Musicians include: George Gershwin, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Lewis Armstrong.

Direct download: Gershwin_on_the_Radio.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:27am CST

A special podcast to honor Mozart on his 256th birthday. Performers include: Thomas Beecham, The Budapest String Quartet, Wanda Landowsky and Hamilton Harty.

Direct download: Mozart_Birthday_2012.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40pm CST

Songs about eyes, including: I Only Have Eyes For You, Green Eyes, Them There Eyes, Angel Eyes and Dark Eyes.  Performers include: Billie Holiday. Jame Froman, Herb Jeffries, Bing Crosby, Gene Austin and Helen Forest.

Direct download: The_Eyes_Have_It.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33am CST

A tribute to performers born 100 years ago this year, including: Perry Como, Lightnin Hopkins, Woody Guthrie, Georg Solti, Don Byas & Marta Eggerth.  Music Includes: Some Enchanted Evening, Short Haired Woman, Tis Autumn, Summertime & Brahms Violin Sonata #3.

Direct download: 2012_Centennials.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:18am CST

Hit songs from 1912, including: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, Oh You Beautiful Doll, Love Is Mine, Come Down My Evening Star and Waiting For the Robert E Lee.  Performers include: Al Jolson, Lilian Russel, Fisk University Jubilee Singers, Enrico Caruso and Collins & Harlin.

Direct download: 1912.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:12pm CST