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

Records left off of previous shows.  Songs include: Oh What a Beautiful Morning, Ko Ko, No Wedding Bells For Me, La Traviata Prelude, Trouble in Mind and Down Home Rag.  Performers include: The Yerba Buena Jazz Band, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bing Crosby, Shep Fields, Billy Murray and Arturo Toscanini.

Direct download: Leftovers__16.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:53pm CST

The life and music of song writer, Haven Gillespie.  Songs include: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, You Go to My Head, Whose Honey Are You?, Right Or Wrong, Kiss, Beautiful Love and That Lucky Old Sun.  Performers include:  Bing Crosby, Billy Holliday, Harry Resser, Sarah Vaughn, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Marylin Monroe and Henry "Red" Allen.

Direct download: Haven_Gillespie.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:04pm CST

Celebrating Beethoven's birthday with three historic recordings.  Works include: Fur Elise, Violin Sonata #7 and The Concecration of the House Overture.  Performers include: Artur Schnabel, Yehudi Menuhin and Arturo Toscanini.

Direct download: Beethovens_Birthday_2013.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:42am CST

Music about being cold.  Works include: Baby It's Cold Outside, Cold, Cold Heart, Massas In the Cold, Cold Ground, It's Getting Chilly, Out In the Cold Again and The Winter's Passed.  Performers include: Doris Day, Hal Kemp, Helen Kane, Louis Armstrong, Slim and Sam and the Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet.

Direct download: Cold_Music.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:36am CST

More highlights from the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.  Music includes: 12th Street Rag, In a Mellotone, Can't Help Lovin That Man, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Honky Tonk Blues.  Perfromers include: Louis Armstrong, Helen Morgan. Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Erich Korngold and Iry Lejeune.

Direct download: National_Recording_Registry_part_5.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:24am CST

Songs include: Winter Wonderland, Santa Claus Got Stuck In the Chimney, Let It Snow, Don't Wait Until Christmas Night and Canon in D.  Performers include: Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, Perry Como, Arthur Fiedler, Ella Fitzgerald and Kay Kyser.

Direct download: Christmas_Show_2013.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:14pm CST

Pioneering women in country music from the 1930s and 1940s, including: Patsy Montana, The Girls of the Golden West, Moonshine Kate, Shirley Thoms, Lulu Belle and Scotty  and Kitty Wells.  Songs include: Worried Man Blues, My Man's a Jolly Railroad Man, That's Where the West Begins and I'll Be All Smiles Tonight.

Direct download: Early_Country_Women.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:37am CST

The host recites the Gettysburg Address on the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's famous speech.

Direct download: Gettysburg__Address.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:52pm CST

Songs about being thankful, including: Thanks For the Memory, I Want To Thank You Folks, Thanks a Million, Thank Your Father and Thank You Mr. Moon.  Performers include: Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, The Boswell Sisters, Louis Armstrong, Perry Como and Helen Kane.

Direct download: Thanks.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:11pm CST

Sidemen of the Duke Ellinbgton Orchestra from the 1930s and 1940s.  Performers include: Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, Herb Jeffries, Al Hibbler, Ray Nance and Juan Tizol.  Songs include: Empty Ballroom Blues, I've Got It Bad, Bakiff, Cotton Tail, Nine O' Clock Beer and Halfway to Dawn.

Direct download: Ellingtonians_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:31am CST

Blues singers of the Mississippi Delta, including: Charlie Patton, Robert Johnson, Son House, Bukka White, Memphis Minnie and Skip James.  Songs include: Banty Rooster Blues, I'm a Bad Luck Woman, Traveling Riverside Blues, Cherry Ball Blues and Your Biscuits Are Big Enough.

Direct download: Return_to_the_Delta.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:35pm CST

Songs include: Sunrise Serenade, Manhatthan Serenade, Serenade For a Wealthy Widow, Sleepy Serenade and Shepard's Serenade.  Performers include: The Casa Loma Orchestra, Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, Jelly Roll Morton, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Artie Shaw, Fritz  Kreisler and Harry James.

Direct download: Serenades.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:57pm CST

The annual Halloween show.  Songs include: My Friend the Ghost, The Halloween Dance, Ghost Riders In the Sky, I'd Rather Be Dead and Buried and Here Comes the Boogie Man.  Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Henry Hall, Peggy Lee and Eugene Ormandy

Direct download: Haloween_2013.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:47am CST

Female singers featured on V-Discs from the 1940s.  Performers include: Billie Holiday, Ginny Simms, Kay Starr, Dinah Shore, Marian Anderson and the Andrews Sisters.  Songs include: Bell Bottom Trousers, Moonlight in Vermont, He's Funny That Way and Let Us Break Bread Together.

Direct download: V-Disc_Ladies.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:45pm CST

Celebrating the 200th birthday of Italian opera composer, Giuseppe Verdi.  Works include: The Force of Destiny Overture, La Donna e Mobile, Requiem Mass, Triumphal March and Libiamo Ne' Lieti Calici.  Performers include: Arturo Toscanini, Jan Pierce, Licia Albanese, Jussi Bjorling and Herbert von Karajan.

Direct download: Verdi_Bicentennial.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:59pm CST

Theme songs from these bands: Cab Calloway, Hal Kemp, Benny Goodman, Eddie Duchin, Count Basie, Louis Prima, Bob Zurke and Glenn Miller.

Direct download: big_band_themes_part_2.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:36am CST

Songs include: The Anniversary Song, Clancey's Wooden Wedding, The Golden Wedding, I'll Dance At Your Wedding, The Wedding March and Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine.  Performers include: Woddy Herman, Al Jolson, Peggy Lee, The Andrews Sisters, The Cleveland Orchestra and Frankie Trambauer.

Direct download: Wedding_Music.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:24am CST

Early banjo masters, including: Vess Ossman, Fred Van Epps, Harry Reser, Molly O Day, Uncle Dave Macon, Gus Cannon and Earl Scruggs. Songs include: I'm Going Home On the Morning Train, Doin My Time, Maple Leaf Rag and Can You Blame a Colored Man?.

Direct download: Banjo_Legends.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:11pm CST

Pianists who double as singers, including: Thomas "Fats" Waller, Pat Flowers, Hadda Brooks, Cleo Brown, Hoagy Carmichael, Fats Domino and Whispering Jack Smith.  Songs include: Me And My Wonderful One, Sposin, Stardust, Out of the Blue and The Fat Man.

Direct download: Singer_Pianists.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:20am CST

The music of 1943, including, Song of India, Paper Doll, Night Train to Memphis, I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say No and Cherokee.  Performers include: Frank Sinatra, the Mills Brothers, Celeste Holm, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Noel Coward and Roy Acuff.

Direct download: 1943.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:17pm CST

Songs  include: That Old Black Magic, It's Magic, Grandpa's Spells, South Sea Island Magic and My Name Is John Wellington Welles.  Performers include: Bing Crosby, Eddie Durham, Dorris Day, Margret Whiting, Raymond Scott and Django Reinhardt.

Direct download: Magic_Music.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:31pm CST

Songs include: Beer Barrel Polka, More Beer, Gimmie a Pigfoot, Beer Bottle Woman & The Bartender's Just Like a Mother.  Performers include: Will Glahe, the Andrews Sisters, Bessie Smith, Bob Wills, Barney Bigard and the 101 Ranch Boys.

Direct download: Beer_Songs.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:57am CST

Highlights from the music of composer Robert Schumann, including excerpts from the piano concerto, Kinderszenen, the Piano Quintet, the Symphony #3 and Arabeske.  Performers include: Arthur Rubinstein , Arturo Toscanini, Albert Cortot and Myra Hess.

Direct download: Robert_Schumann.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:36pm CST

Songs include: Let's Fall In Love, Summertime, I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me, Armful of Sweetness and Pretty Baby.  Performers include: Les Paul & Mary Ford, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Frankie Laine.

Direct download: Summer_Love_Songs_2013.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:48am CST

Bands that revived New Orleans style jazz in the 1930s and 40s. Performers include: Lu Watters, Bunk Johnson, Turk Murphy, Muggsy Spainer, Eddie Condon and the Bob Cats.  Tunes include: Riverboat Shuffle, Ace in the Hole, Maple Leaf Rag, 12th Street Rag and Trouble In Mind.

Direct download: dixieland_revival.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:26am CST

Themes include: Take the A Train, Cherokee, I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, Blue Prelude, Nightmare and Bubbles In the Wine.  Performers include: Duke Ellington, Bob Crosby, Lawrence Welk, Tommy Dorsey, Fletcher Henderson and Artie Shaw.

Direct download: Bing_Band_Themes_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:03pm CST

Mack Gordon's movie songs from the 1940s, including: I Had the Craziest Dream, Chattanooga Choo Choo, You'll Never Know, Down Argentine Way, At Last and You Make Me Feel So Young. Performers include: Glenn Miller, Harry James, Sammy Kaye, Frank Sinatra and Dick Haymes.

Direct download: Mack_Gordon_part_2.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:19am CST

The 1930s songs of lyricist, Mack Gordon, including: Paris In the Spring, Goodnight My Love, Don't Let It Bother You, Help Youself to Happiness and I've Got a Date With a Dream.  Performers include: Bing Crosby, Billie Holliday, the Casa Loma Orchestra, Alice Faye, Thomas "Fats" Waller and Ella Fitzgerald.

Direct download: Mack_Gordon_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:15am CST

Music for U.S. Independence Day, including: Star Spangled Banner, Here Comes the Navy, El Capitan and God Bless America. Performers include: Ernest Tubb, Arturio Toscanini, the Andrews Sisters, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Phil Hanna and Leopold Stokowski.

Direct download: July_4th.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:55am CST

Jazz times two.  Performers include: Duke Ellington & Jimmy Blanton, Django Reinhart & Eddie South, Albert Ammons & Meade Lux Lewis and Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines.  Songs include: I Got Rhythm, Eddie's Blues, Weather Bird and Big Noise From Winnetka.

Direct download: Jazz_Duets.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:45pm CST

Two versions of these songs: Stardust, Caravan, Steel Guitar Rag, You Are My Sunshine and Matchbox Blues.  Artists include: Blind Lemon Jefferson, Valaida Snow, Gene Autry, Cab Calloway, Bing Crosby, Harry James and Billy Eckstine.

Direct download: Double_Plays.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:35pm CST

Songs include: Stop Pretending, I Can't Stop Loving You, Stop, The Red Light's On, You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming & Nonstop Flight.  Performers include: Artie Shaw, The Boswell Sisters, Frank Sinatra, King Oliver, Una May Carlisle, Thomas Waller and Sleepy John Estes.

Direct download: Stop.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:01pm CST

A repost of the Wagner bicentennial podcast with improved sound.

Direct download: Wagner_Bicentennial.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:14pm CST

Records left off of previous podcasts.  Music inclues: I'm a Happy Go Lucky Cowboy, K.C. Moan, Schubert's Impromptu #2, We've Got a Parrot At Our House, Whoop Em Up, Cindy and Harlem Nocturne.  Performers include: Ray Noble, Eilene Joyce, Collins & Harlin, Smokey Dawson, Ben Webster and Uncle Dave Macon.

Direct download: Leftovers__15.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:45am CST

Performers include: Blind Blake, Buddy Moss, Scrapper Blackwell, Peg Leg Howell, Josh White and Reverend Gary Davis.  Songs include: Lord, I Want to Die Easy, Ain't No Tellin, Peg Leg Stomp, He's In the Jailhouse, If I Call You Mama and The Great Change In Me.

Direct download: More_Piedmont_Blues.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:15am CST

More songs about New York, including: Broadway Rose, Let Me Off Uptown, Brooklyn Bridge, Slaughter on 10th Avenue and Manhattan Minuet.  Performers include: Raymond Scott, Ted Lewis, Dolly Dawn, Billy Muray and Lenny Hayton.

Direct download: The_Big_Apple_part_2.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:58pm CST

Songs include: Honeymoon Hotel, Putin' On the Ritz, There's a Small Hotel, Rose Room and Lounging at the Waldorf.  Performers include: Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Bing Crosby, Mary Martin, The Nite Owls and Thomas "Fats" Waller.

Direct download: Hotel_Songs.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:32pm CST

Songs include: Waiting For a Train,  Fast Mail Rambler, Hobo, You Can't Ride This Train, Take the A Train, Texas and Pacific and It Takes a Long, Long Train.  performers include: Louis Armstrong, The Rev. J.M. Gates, Dinah Shore, Lighting Hopkins, Johnny Mercer , Jimmie Rogers and Duke Ellington.

Direct download: Train_Songs_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:13pm CST

Songs include: Get On Board, Train Whistle Blues, Waiting For the Train to Come In, My Savior's Train, Rock Island Line and Cannonball Express.  Performers include: Roy Acuff, Lionel Hampton, The Andrews Sisters, Ella May Morse, The Monroe Brothers , Leadbelly and Sonny Terry.

Direct download: Train_Songs_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:04pm CST

A tribute to musicians born in 1913, including: Sammy Cahn, Helen Humes, Frankie Laine, Cowboy Copas, Licia Albanese, Richard Tucker and Carmen Cavellero.  Songs include: Time After Time The Flower Song, Georgia On My Mind and September Song.

Direct download: Centenials_2013_Part_3.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

Music produced by military bands and recorded by the V-Disc program in the 1940s.  Songs include: Stairway to the Stars, Swingtime in the Rockies, Go Down Moses, Little Liza and Hungarian Dance #5

Direct download: V-Disc_Military_Bands.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28pm CST

Songs celebrating New York City, Including: The Sidewalks of New York, Harlem Holliday, 42nd Street, Give Me the Moon Over Brooklyn and Coney Island Washboard.  Performers include: Bing Crosby, The Mills Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Hal Kemp, Guy Lombardo and Jelly Roll Morton.

Direct download: The_Big_Apple_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:27am CST

A special podcast for J.S. Bach's 328th birthday featuring a 1946 recording of the Concerto for Two Violins by Jascha Heifetz.

Direct download: Bachs_Birthday.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:35pm CST

The life and music of songwriter Irving Caesar.  Songs include: Tea For Two, Animal Crackers In My Soup, I Want To Be Happy, Swanee, Is It True What They Say About Dixie and Sometimes I'm Happy.  Performers include: Al Jolson, Mildred Bailey, Bing Crosby, Shirley Temple, Wingy Manone, Mildred Bailey and Jimmy Durrante.

Direct download: Irving_Caesar.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:27pm CST

Bands that influenced the development of bluegrass music.  Artists include: Bill Monroe, The Skillet Lickers, Charlie Poole, The Delmore Brothers, Uncle Dave Macon and Ernest Phipps and His Holiness Singers.  Songs include: Molly and Tenbrooks, Orange Blossom Special, Buddy Won't You Roll Down the Line, Bright Tomorrow and Hand Me Down My Walking Cane.

Direct download: Roots_of_Bluegrass.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:54pm CST

Celebrating seven years of podcasting with: Louis Armstrong, Patti Page, the Memphis Jug Band, Duke Ellington, Thomas "Fats"  Waller, Johnny Mercer, the Rev. J.M. Gates and Blind Lemon Jefferson.  Songs include: Keyhole Blues, the Goldberg Variations, So In Love, Zip A Dee Do Dah, The Girl I Left Behind Me and Lock Step Blues.

Direct download: Seventh_Anniversary_Show.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:15pm CST

The music of composer Franz Schubert, including: Erlkonig, The Trout, Symphony #5, the Death and the Maiden Quartet and the Impromptu in B Flat.  Performers include: Arthur Schnabel, Marian Anderson, Hans Hotter, Bruno Walter and the Roth Quartet.

Direct download: Schubert.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:20pm CST

Musicians who played in the Duke Ellington Orchestra, including: Johnny Hodges, Rex Stewart, Ivy Anderson, Jimmy Blanton, Billy Strayhorn and Jaun Tizol.  Songs include: It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing, Warm Valley, Plunked Again., Rexations, Mood Indigo and Black and Tan Fantasy.

Direct download: Ellingtonians.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:05am CST

Singing Cowboys of the 1920s through the 1940s, including: Carl T. Sprague, Harry McClintock, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Tex Ritter.  Songs include: Back in the Saddle, Time Changes Everything, When the Work's All Done This Fall and Moonlight on the Prairie.

Direct download: Singing_Cowboys.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:08pm CST

Love songs for Valentines Day, including: Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, My Heart Stood Still, One Hour Tonight, Let's Fall In Love and I Can't Beleive That You're In Love with Me.  Performers include: Ella Fitzgerald, Harlod Arlen, Annette Handshaw, The Pied Pipers and Louis Armstrong.

Direct download: Valentines_Day_2013.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:21am CST

A special, short podcast in tribute to Patty Andrews, of the Andrews Sisters, who passed away January 30th, 2013 at 94.

Direct download: In_Memorium_Patty_Andrews.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:34pm CST

Musicians who played at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem including: Duke Ellington, Adelaide Hall. Cab Calloway, Ethyl Waters, Jimmy Lunceford and the Mills Blue Rhythm Band.  Songs include: Creole Love Call, White Lightning, Rhythm Is Our Business and I Must Have That Man.

Direct download: Cotton_Club.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:48pm CST

Music Of British dance bands of the 1930s, including: Bert Ambrose, Jack Jackson, Ray Noble, Billy Cotton and Roy Fox. Songs include: Too Marvelous For Words, Dinah, The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven, The Bouncing Ball and Embassy Stomp.

Direct download: British_Dance_Bands_1930s.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:04am CST

More musicians born 100 years ago this year, including: Judy Canova, Woody Herman, Bob Crosby, Jimmy Van Heusen, Ella Logan and Muddy Waters.  Songs include: Swinging On a Star, Woodchopper's Ball, Hoochie Coochie Man and Honky Tonk Train.

Direct download: Centennials_2013_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:43am CST

A tribute to musicians born in 1913, including: Mary Martin, Grandpa Jones, Morton Gould, Charley Barnet, Danny Kaye and Rise Stevens. Songs inclue: My Heart Belongs  to Daddy, Mountain Dew, Simple Symphony, Cherokee and I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts.

Direct download: Centennials_2013.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:58am CST

Hit music from 1913, including: Peg O' My Heart, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, The Rite of Spring, Sweethearts and Because.  Performers include: Caunchey Olcott, Al Jolson, Christie McDonald, Bert williams and Igor Stravinsky.

Direct download: 1913.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:13am CST