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

Records left off earlier podcasts, and a tribute to musicians who passed away in 2016 . Songs include: Red Sails In the Sunset, Dizzy Fingers, Pig Foot Pete, Steel Guitar Blues, Caprice #24, Drummin' Man and Stomping At the Savoy.

Performers include: Ella Mae Morse, Roy Acuff, Zez Confrey, Monette More, George Shearing and Glenn Miller.

Direct download: Leftovers_22.mp3
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Songs include: The Lady in Red, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Orange Colored Sky, Green Eyes, Blue Orchids and Violets For Your Furs.

Performers include: Frank Sinatra, The Andrews Sisters, Louis Prima, Nat King Cole and Helen Forrest.

Direct download: Rainbow_Colors.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:45am CST

Music for Beethoven's 246th birthday, including: Symphony #5, Cello Sonata #1 and Piano Sonata 24.

Performers include: Wilhelm Furtwangler, Walter Gieseking and Pablo Casals.

Direct download: Beethoven_Birthday_2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:48pm CST

The annual Christmas show features some unusual songs and performers this year.  Songs include: Boogie Woogie Christmas,  My Christmas Song For You, The Night Before Christmas, Winter Wonderland,  All I Want For Christmas Is my Two Front Teeth and Caroling Caroling.

Performers include: Mabel Scott, the Andrews Sisters, Homer & Jethro, Tommy Dorsey, Basil Rathbone and Nat King Cole.

Direct download: Unusual_Christmas.mp3
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Songs about shoes, including: Shoe Shine Shuffle, Vagabond Shoes,  Got a Pebble In My Shoe, Take Your Shoes Off and One, Two, button Your Shoes.

Artists  include: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Vic Damone, Nat King Cole, Hot Lips Page, Louis Prima and Pat Flowers.


Direct download: Shoe_Songs.mp3
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Songs include: Red Sails In the Sunset, Sunset Is Coming, But the Sunrise We'll See, Sunset Eyes, Sultry Sunset, As We Walk Into the Sunset and Sunset Cafe Stomp.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Clifford Brown, Claude Thornhill, The Chuck Wagon Gang, Sidney Bechet, Isham Jones and Frank Sinatra.

Direct download: Sunset_Songs.mp3
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Songs include: Hobo Bill's Last Ride, Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Hobo, You Can't Ride This Train and Hobo Blues.

Performers include: Al Jolson, Louis Armstrong, Woody Guthrie, Bing Crosby, Burl Ives, Riley Puckett and John Lee Hooker.

Direct download: Hobo_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:18pm CST

Celebrating Drum and Percussion Month.  Works include: Drum Boogie, Sing, Sing, Sing, Ionization, Strictly Drums, Bughouse and Quiet Riot.

Performers include: Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa. Cozy Cole, Red Norvo, Milt Jackson and Shelly Manne.

Direct download: Drum_Month.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:28am CST

Oscar nominated songs from 1950 to 1952, including: Mona Lisa, High Noon, A Kiss to Build a Dream On, Too Late Now, Be My Love and Mule Train.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Frankie Laine, Jane Powell, Vaughn Monroe, Maro Lanza, Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole.

Direct download: Academy_Awards_Best_Song_Early_1950s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:46am CST

Songs about dirt, dust and sand. Songs include: Angels With Dirty Faces, Dusty Rag, I Believe I'll Dust My Broom, Sand In My Shoes, Talking Dust Bowl Blues and Crying Sands.

Performers include: Bunk Johnson, Woody Herman, Robert Johnson, Connee Boswell, Al Jolson and Woody Guthrie.

Direct download: Dirty_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

Accordion music! Including: Just Because, Tick Tock Polka, My Blue Heaven, Peg O' My Heart, Underneath the Arches, No Minors Allowed  and Cherokee.

Performers include: George Shearing, The Three Suns, Frankie Yankovic, The New York Jazz Quartet, The Boudini Brothers and Henri Rene.

Direct download: Accordionfest.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:47pm CST

Music for Halloween.  Including: The Halloween Dance, Blue Ghost Blues, Bloody Razor Blues, Spellbound soundtrack, The Richest Guy In the Graveyard, Skeleton Rag, Lonesome Graveyard and Catacombs. Plus, the host reads, The Sleeper, by Edgar Allen Poe.

Performers include: Helen Gross, Etta Jones, Miklos Rozsa, Big Joe Turner, The American Quartet and Lonnie Johnson.

Direct download: Halloween_2016.mp3
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Nicolai: Overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor, Sullivan: Overture to The Yeoman of the Guard, Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture, Gershwin: Cuban Overture & Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus.

Direct download: Classical_Overtures.mp3
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The development of ragtime during the 1920s. Featuring: Zez Confrey, Vincent Lopez, Jelly Roll Morton, Benny Moten, Blind Blake and Bessie Smith.

Songs include: Alexander's Ragtime Band, Kitten On the Keys, Dizzy Fingers, The Pearls, Nola, Twelfth Street Rag and Southern Rag.

Direct download: 1920s_Ragtime.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:11pm CST


Songs with red in the title, including: Red Sails in the Sunset, Stop, the Red Light's On, How Could Red Riding Hood?, Red Hot Momma, Red Cross and Red Roses For a Blue Lady.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Sophie Tucker, The Six Jumping Jacks, Vaughn Monroe, Bessie Smith, Charlie Parker and Whispering Jack Smith.

Direct download: Red.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:21am CST

Lesser-known blues singers from the 1920s, including: Bessie Brown, Helen Gross, Rosa Henderson. Mary Johnson and Edna Hicks.

Songs include: Death Cell Blues, Afternoon Blues Gulf Coast Blues, Black Snake Blues and Early In the Morning.

Direct download: Obscure_Blues_Singers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:49pm CST

For National Piano Month, a collection of piano music from the first half of the 20th Century.

Artists include: Jelly Roll Morton, Teddy Wilson, Albert Ammons,  Dinu Lipatti, Moon Mullican, Art Tatum and Hazel Scott.

Works include: Boogie Woogie Stomp, Chopin's Nocturne #8, I Left My Heart In Texas, Tiger Rag, Sweetheart O Mine and Warsaw Concerto.

Direct download: Piano_Month_2016.mp3
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Artists include: Gene Autry, The  Chuck Wagon Gang, Uncle Dave Macon, Roy Acuff,  The Carter Family, Patsy Montana and Bob Wills.

Songs include: With a Banjo On My Knee, Boots and Saddles, Texas Star, One More River To Cross, I Saw Your Face In the Moon and Hello Stranger.

Direct download: Country_Music_1937.mp3
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Songs about frogs, including : Leap Frog, Froggy Went a Courtin, Froggy More Rag, Frog Legs Rag, Bull Frog Blues and The Nightingale and the Frog.

Performers include: Ma Rainey, Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie Parker, Lovie Austin, William Harris and Burl Ives.

Direct download: Frogs.mp3
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Performers include: Duke Ellington DeFord Bailey, Ted Goon, Woody Herman, Albert Ammons, Peter Johnson and Arthur Fiedler.

Music includes: Fast Freight Blues, Sixth Avenue Express, Bahn Frei, Dixie Flyer Blues, Locomotive and  Whistle Stop.

Direct download: Train_Instrumentals_Part_Two.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:18pm CST

Works include: Train Whistle Blues, Honky Tonk Train Blues, Super Chief, Dixie Flyer, Pacific 231, The Orient Express and Take the A Train.

Performers include: Glenn Miller, Arthur Honegger, Sonny Terry, Count Basie and Lionel Hampton.

Direct download: Train_Intrumentals_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:55am CST

Musicians who were killed including: Robert Johnson, Pinetop Smith, James Reese Europe, Lee Morgan and Eddie Jefferson.

Songs include: Parker's Mood, Pinetop's Boogie Woogie, Prisoner of Love, Whiskey Head Woman, Preachin Blues and P.S. I Love You.

Direct download: Murdered_Musicians.mp3
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A tribute to jazz guitarist, Charlie Christian on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Songs include: Solo Flight, Flying Home, Profoundly Blue and Topsy.

Direct download: Charlie_Christian_Centennial.mp3
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Songs include: Hey Good Lookin, The Shadow Waltz, I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me, I'm Happy With the Whole Thing and It's Magic.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Anita O'Day, Sarah Vaughn, The Happiness Boys, Cab Calloway and Louis Armstrong.

Direct download: Summer_Love_Songs_2016.mp3
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Performances by solo musicians, including: Roland Hayes, Jelly Roll Morton, DeFord Bailey, Pablo Casals, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Cliff Edwards and Jimmie Rodgers.

Works include: T For Texas, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Whistling Blues, Bach Cello Suite #6, All Alone and Cohen Telephones About His Automobile.

Direct download: One_Alone.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:16pm CST

Songs from the final years of the Rodgers and Hart partnership.  Songs include: It Never Entered My Mind, Have You Met Miss Jones, Bewitched, Spring Is Here, I Didn't know What Time It Was, Wait Till You See Her, This Can't Be Love and I Could Write a Book.

Artists include: Shirley Ross, Leo Reisman, Ella Fitzgerald, Helen Forest, Maxine Sullivan, Blossom Dearie and Margaret Whiting.

Direct download: Lorenz_Hart_Part_3.mp3
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Music for July 4th and a tribute to composer, Harl McDonald.  Music includes: The Stars and Stripes Forever, Strike Up the Band, The Maple Leaf Rag, The Washington Post March,  and When the Saints Go Marching In.

Artists include: Louis Armstrong, Frankie Lane, Edwin Franco Goldman, The Philadelphia  Orchestra, The New Orleans Feetwarmers and Red Nichols.

Direct download: Independence_Day_2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21am CST

Songs about bears, including: The Teddy Bear's Picnic, Jack the Bear, The Preacher and the Bear, Bear Creek Blues and Teddy Bear Blues.

Performers include: Phil Harris, Duke Ellington, the Carter Family, Henry Hall, Erskine Hawkins, Meade Lux Lewis and the Hillbilly Boys.

Direct download: Bears_Oh_My.mp3
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Performers include: Ray Nance, Cootie Williams, Harry James, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro, Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis.

Music includes: St Louis Blues, Salt Peanuts, Venus de Milo, Night in Tunisia, Trumpet Rhapsody and Ice Freezes Red.

Direct download: Jazz_Trumpeters_1940s.mp3
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Records left off of previous shows.  Music includes: Walking In My Sleep, Dos Arbolitos, Rainy Day Blues, Mahler's 9th Symphony, How High the Moon?, I Love a Piano and a tribute to Moondog on his 100th birthday.

Performers include: Roy Acuff, Bruno Walter, The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Art Tatum, Big Joe Turner and Moondog.

Direct download: Leftovers_21.mp3
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Rodgers and Hart songs from the years 1930- 1937.  Songs include: There's a Small Hotel, My Romance, My Funny Valentine, Mimi, Spring Is Here, I've Got Five Dollars and The Lady is a Tramp.

Performers include: Ruth Etting, Hal Kemp, Sarah Vaughan, Buddy Clark, Janette McDonald and Ben Selvin.

Direct download: Lorenz_Hart_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:03pm CST

Part one of a series featuring the music of Broadway lyricist, Lorenz hart.  This week. we look at Rodgers & Hart musicals from the 1920s.

Songs include; Manhattan, With a Song In My Heart, Thou Swell. You Took Advantage of Me, A Ship Without a Sail, The Blue Room and My Heart Stood Still.

Performers include: Lee Wiley, Doris Day, Ben Selvin, Frank Black, Buddy Rodgers and Leslie Hutchinson.

Direct download: Lorenz_Hart_Part_1.mp3
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Songs include: Into Each Life, Some Rain Must Fall, Come Rain or Come Shine, Ridin' Around In the Rain, I'm Always Chasing Rainbows, Raindrop Prelude, Rainy Weather Blues and September In the Rain.

Performers include: Thomas "Fats" Waller, Perry Como, Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith, Charles Harrison, The Ink Spots, Bing Crosby, George Shearing and Sarah Vaughan.

Direct download: Rain.mp3
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Our 500th episode!  In celebration, here's highlights from some of the most downloaded shows of the past 10 years, including: sacred harp singing, Dixieland revival. guitar and harmonica music, a Halloween song, western swing and polka music.

Direct download: 500th_Show.mp3
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Songs celebrating trees.  Songs include: Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, The Magic Tree, Autumn Leaves, The Green Grass Grows All Around, In The Shade of the Old Apple Tree , Willow Weep For Me and Way Over By the  Cherry Tree.

Performers include: the Andrews Sisters, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Stan Getz, Margaret Whiting, Louis Jordan, Glenn Miller and Johnny Moore's Three Blazes.

Also, the host reads, Trees, by Joyce Kilmer.

Direct download: Trees.mp3
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A special podcast marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Music includes: film music from Henry V (Walton), ballet music from Romeo and Juliet (Prokofiev) Serenade to the Music (Vaughan Williams) and the Wedding March ( Mendelssohn).

Direct download: Shakespeare.mp3
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Works include: La Mer (Debussy), Sonatine (Ravel), Espana (Chabrier), Gypsy Dance (Bizet) and Pavane (Faure).

Performers include: Arthur Rodinski, Thomas Beecham, Leopole Stokowski and Robert Casadesus.

Direct download: French_Composers.mp3
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For Jazz Appreciation Month, great jazz records from the 1920s-1050s.  Artists include: Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Billle Holiday, Coleman Hawkins, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Lu Watters, Art Tatum and Django Reinhardt.

Songs include: Stardust, Cake Walking Babies, Body and Soul, Freeway, The Blue Room, Kansas City Stomps, Cool Blues and Bugle Call Rag.

Direct download: Jazz_Appreciation_Month.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:21am CST

Highlights from the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.  Records include: Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Wildcat Blues, Statesboro Blues, My Funny Valentine, Conga Brava, I've Never Been In Love Before and Over The Rainbow.

Artists include: The Peerless Quartet, Blind Willie McTell, the cast of Guys and Dolls, W.H. Stepp, Duke Ellington, Gerry Mulligan and Judy Garland.

Direct download: National_Recording_Registry_8.mp3
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Gospel vocal groups from 1914 to 1951.  Artists include: The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, Ernest Phipps Holiness Singers, The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, The Chuck Wagon Gang, the Rev. J. M. Gates and Smith's Sacred Singers.

Songs include: Go Down Moses, Rock My Soul, I'm a Soldier In The Army Of My Lord, Antioch, Our Father and Gospel Train.

Direct download: Gospel_Vocal_Groups.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56pm CST

Irish Music for St. Patrick's Day.  Artists include: Dennis Day, John McCormack, Paddy Kiloran, Michael Coleman, Morton Downey Sr. and Pakie Dolan.

Direct download: St_Patricks_Day_2016.mp3
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Celebrating 10 years of Music From 100 Years Ago; some of the host's favorite records from the first half of the 20th Century.

Music selections include: Old Dan Tucker, Lover Man, French Suite #5, Stairway to the Stars, Shout For Joy, Searching the Desert For the Blues and Rose Room.

Performers include: Thomas "Fats" Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, the Swift Jewel Cowboys, Albert Ammons, Louis Jordan, Bix Beiderbeck, Blind Willie McTell and Rudolf Serkin.

Direct download: 10th_Anniversary_Show.mp3
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Songs include: Time Changes Everything, You Are My Sunshine, My Home Among the Hills, Worried Mind, Will the Circle Be unbroken and The Precious Jewel.

Performers include: Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, the Carter Family, Ted Daffan, Elton Britt, Gene Autry and Jimmie Davis.

Direct download: Country_Music_1940.mp3
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Musicians include: Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Benny Moten, Count Basie, Lucky Millinder, Lionel Hampton and Louis Armstrong.

Songs include: Cotton Tail, Jumping At the Woodside, Moten Swing, Sweethearts On Parade, King Porter Stomp, Apollo Jump and Flying Home.

Direct download: Africian_American_Big_Bands.mp3
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Songs include: I Love You, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter, Somebody Loves Me, Watching the Clouds Roll By and My Fate Is In Your Hands.

Performers include: Frank Sinatra, Josephine Baker, Cliff Edwards, The Boswell Sisters, Nat King Cole, Jo Stafford, Anita O'Day, Bing Crosby, Teddy Wilson and Ruth Etting.

Direct download: Valentines_Day_2016.mp3
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Songs include: Baby Mine, So In Love, That Old Black Magic, White Christmas, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Swinging On a Star and the Woody Woodpecker Song.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Jo Stafford, Johnny Mercer, Kay Kayser, Glenn Miller, Sarah Vaughn and Gordon MacRae.

Direct download: Academy_Award_Nominated_Songs_1940s_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:40pm CST

In honor of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 260th birthday, a 1940 recording of the Symphony #39 by the London Philharmonic orchestra conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham.

Direct download: Mozarts_Birthday_2016.mp3
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Songs include: I Got a Gal In Kalamazoo, Blues In the Night, It Might As Well Be Spring, Zip a Dee Do Dah, You Keep Coming Back Like a Song and When You Wish Upon a Star.

Performers include: Billy Ecksteine, Dinah Shore, Jo Stafford, Tony Martin, Cliff Edwards and Johnny Mercer.

Direct download: Academy_Award_Nominated_Songs_1940s_Part_1.mp3
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A tribute to musicians born in 1916; one hundred years ago this year. Musicians include: Harry James, Dinah Shore, Lydia Mendoza, Charlie Christian, Jackie Gleason, Ken Curtis and Yehudi Menuhin.

Direct download: Centennials_2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01am CST

The music and events of 1916.  Songs include: Keep the Home Fires Burning, Pretty Baby, M O T H E R, The Missouri Waltz , Hello Hawaii and America, I Love You.

Performers include: Al Jolson, Nora Bayes, Henry Burr, The American Quartet and Enrico Caruso.

Direct download: 1916.mp3
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