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

Tunes include: Sunflower Slow Drag, Viper's Drag, Varsity Drag, Shim Sham Drag and Shoe Shiner's Drag.

Musicians include: Thomas"Fats" Waller, Eddie Condon, The Kansas City Six, Garland Wilson and Jazz At the Philharmonic.

Direct download: Drag.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:35pm CST

Songs include: Harlem Breakdown, Central Avenue Breakdown, Rehearsing For a Nervous Breakdown, Bayou Breakdown and Vine Street Breakdown.

Performers include: Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, Pete Johnson, John Kirby. Charley Barnet and Floyd Hunt.

Direct download: Breakdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:23pm CST

Songs about being thankful.  Songs include: Thanks a Million, Crazy Bout My Baby, Count Your Blessings, I've Got Plenty to be Thankful For, Thank Your Lucky Stars and Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella.

Musicians include: Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, The Boswell Sisters, Vaughn Monroe, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Thomas "Fats" Waller and Freddy Martin.

Direct download: Thankful.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:06am CST

Beethoven's last major piano work, the Six Bagatelles Op 126 in a 1937 performance by Artur Schnabel.

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_10_Six_Bagatelles_Op_126.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36pm CST

Songs include: Lulu's Back In Town, Bach Goes to Town, Get Out of Town, There's a Tavern In the Town, Let Me Off Uptown and It's the Talk of the Town.

Performers include: Stan Kenton, Dexter Gordon, Ethyl Waters, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldrige, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman and Nat King Cole.

Direct download: On_the_Town.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:59pm CST

Songs include: The Skeleton Rag, Mr. Ghost Goes to Town, Ghost Riders in the Sky, The Halloween Dance, Is the Rope Around Your Neck? and Devil's Gonna Get You.  Also, a Halloween-themed poem read by the host.

Performers include: Bessie Smith, Glenn Miller, Rev. J.M. Gates, Woody Herman, The American Quartet and Stan Jones.

Direct download: Halloween_2020.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:55pm CST

Performers include: Jimmy Rodgers, Gene Autry, the Carter Family, The Chuck Wagon Gang, Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff, Ray Price and Bob Wills.

Songs include: Mule Skinner Blues, Heaven Is My Home, Back In the Saddle Again, Time Changes Everything and The Little Old Log Cabin.

Direct download: Country_Music_Month_2020.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:07pm CST

Oddball songs from the 1920s to the 1950s.  Songs include: I've Never Seen a Straight Banana, I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts, The Thing, Dinner Music For a Pack of Hungry Cannibals, The Duke of Dubuque and I'm Wild About Horns On Automobiles.

Performers include: The Six Jumping Jacks, Danny Kaye, the Four Vagabonds, Phil Harris and Louis Jordan.

Direct download: Novelty_Tunes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:51pm CST

This month's Beethoven podcast features a 1952 recording of the Waldstein Sonata by the English pianist, Solomon, along with a windy introduction by your host.

 

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_9_Waldstein_Sonata.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:27pm CST

Songs include: September In the Rain, Nice Work If You Can Get It, That Old Feeling, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, In the Still of the Night, They Can't Take That Away From Me and Sweet Leilanai.

Performers include: Midge Williams, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Tommy Dorsey, Fred Astaire, Thomas "Fats" Waller and Eddie Duchin.

Direct download: Hollywood_Musicals_1937.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:16pm CST

Songs include: A Cottage For Sale, Love For Sale, No Sale, She's Got the Blues For Sale, Swing For Sale and There's a House In Harlem For Sale.

Artists include: Louis Jordan, Billy Eckstine, Libby Holman, Guy Lombardo, The Original Memphis Five and Joe Turner.

Direct download: On_Sale.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:14pm CST

To mark 700 episodes, we look back at episodes 1, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 & 600. Thanks to all of you for listening for all these years.

Direct download: 700th_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:28pm CST

This month's Beethoven podcast features a 1946 recording of the Symphony #6 (Pastoral) by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Bruno Walter.

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_8_Symphony_6.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:17am CST

Songs include: I'm Crazy Bout My Baby, Baby Mine, Pretty Baby, You Must of Been a Beautiful Baby, One For My Baby and Baby Doll.

Musicians include: Bessie Smith, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Glen Miller, The Mills Brothers, Whispering Jack Smith and Lena Horne.

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

Performers include: Art Tatum, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Albert Ammons, Jimmy Yancey, Jess Stacy, James P. Johnson, Thomas "Fats" Waller And Willie The Lion Smith.

Works include: Sporting House Rag, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Tea For Two, Monday Struggle and Yancey Stomp. 

 

Direct download: Jazz_Piano_1939.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:30pm CST

Songs include: Hot Lips, The Touch of Your Lips, Loose Lips, Candy Lips, Take, Oh Take Those Lips From Me, And Then Your Lips Met Mine and My Lips Remember Your Kisses.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Ozzy Nelson, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, The Quintet of the Hot Club of France, Gerry More and John McCormack.

Direct download: Lips.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:13pm CST

This month's Beethoven podcast features the Barylli Quartet performing the String Quartet #14 in C Sharp Minor, in a recording from 1952.  Plus, a long-winded introduction by your host.

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_7_String_Quartet_14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:58pm CST

Another tribute to the Big Apple. Performers include: Artie Shaw, The Mills Brothers, Ada Jones, Ray Nobel, Andy Kirk and Harry Richman.
Songs include: Give My Regards to Broadway, Nesting Time in Flatbush, She's a Latin From Manhattan, 52nd Street and Harlem Nocturne.

Direct download: Songs_of_New_York_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:01pm CST

Songs include: Sweeping the Clouds Away, Brain Cloudy Blues, Waltzing In the Clouds, The Little White Cloud That Cried and Clouds In My Heart.

Performers include: Buddy Rogers, Deanna Durbin, Johnny Ray, Duke Ellington, George Shearing, Benny Goodman, Andy Kirk and Al Jolson.

Direct download: Clouds.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:43pm CST

Paying tribute to musicians who died in 1967. These include: Ida Cox, Nelson Eddy, Paul Whiteman, Woody Guthrie, Pete Johnson, Billy Strayhorn, Muggsy Spanier, Moon Mullican and Stuff Smith.

Music includes: I've Got You Under My Skin,  One Hour Mama, Concerto In F, Dive Bomber, Chelsea Bridge and Rose Marie.

Direct download: Obituaries_1967.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:38pm CST

Songs left off earlier podcasts. Music includes: Japanese Sandman, Dill Pickles Rag, Promenade, The Man From Harlem, Golden Earrings, No Strings and Who's Sorry Now?

Musicians include: Peggy Lee, Fred Astaire, Paul Whiteman, Cab Calloway, Eddie Condon, The Chicago Symphony, Harry James and Bob Wills.

Direct download: Leftovers_28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:10pm CST

This month's Beethoven podcast is a historic recording of the Violin Sonata #9 (Kreutzer Sonata).  This 1952 recording features violinist, Wolfgang Schneiderhan & pianist, Wilhelm Kempf.

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_6_Kreutzer_Sonata.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:28pm CST

This month's Beethoven podcast is a historic recording of the Violin Sonata #9 (Kreutzer Sonata).  This 1952 recording features violinist, Wolfgang Schneiderhan & pianist, Wilhelm Kempf.

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_6_Kreutzer_Sonata.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25pm CST

Songs include: Sidewalks of New York, Take the A Train, Manhattan Serenade, Give Me the Moon Over Brooklyn, Lenox Avenue, Lullaby of Broadway and Harlem Holiday.

Performers include: The Shannon Quartet, Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford, Guy Lombardo, Jelly Roll Morton, The Delta Rhythm Boys and Joe Haymes.

Direct download: Songs_of_New_York_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28pm CST

Songs include: All The Things You Are, In the Good Old Summer Time, That's All, Button Up Your Overcoat, I Didn't Know What Time It was and All Or Nothing.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Benny Goodman, Nat King Cole, Artie Shaw, Helen Kane, The Six Jumping Jacks, The Haydn Quartet and Tommy Dorsey.

Direct download: Summer_Love_Songs_2020.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:57pm CST

Songs include: Alexander's Ragtime Band, It's Been a Long, Long Time, Now's The Time, I Didn't Know What Time It Was, Let The Good Times Roll and Baby, Baby All The Time.

Performers include: Bessie Smith, Dave Brubeck, Louis Jordan, Charlie Parker, Harry James, Billie Holiday, Eddie Condon and Nat  King Cole.

Direct download: Its_About_Time.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:18pm CST

Musicians include: Charley Patton, Son House, Bessie Smith, Blind Willie McTell, Victoria Spivey, the Memphis Jug Band and Lonnie Johnson.

Songs include: Dry Well Blues, Talkin To Myself, Long Black Train, New York Blues, Clarksdale Moan and Bad Luck's My Buddy.

Direct download: Blues_1930.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:46pm CST

This month's Beethoven podcast features a 1947 live recording of the symphony #5 by the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Wilhelm Furtwangler.

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_5_Symphony_5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:25pm CST

Songs include: By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Look For the Silver Lining, Silver Bells, The Moon's a Silver Dollar, He wears a Pair of Silver Wings and High Yo Silver.

Performers include: Ted Lewis, Lawrence Welk, Bing Crosby, Margaret Whiting, Dale Robertson & Claude Thornhill.

Direct download: Silver.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm CST

Songs from Top Hat, The Big Broadcast of 1936, Curly Top, Naughty Marietta, Roberta and In Caliente.

Performers include: Fred Astaire, Janette McDonald, Billie Holiday, Smith Ballew, Hal Kemp and Xavier Cugat.

Direct download: Hollywood_Musicals_1935.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm CST

Musicians include: Turk Murphy, Lu Watters, James P. Johnson, Pee Wee Hunt, Johnny Wittwer and Milt Raskin.

Music includes: Maple Leaf Rage, 12th Street Rag, Grace and Beauty, 1919 Rag, Ragtime Nightingale, Nola and Pastime Rag #5.

Direct download: First_Ragtime_Revival.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17pm CST

Songs include: Who's Sorry Now, I'm Sorry I Made You Cry, You Don't Have To Say You're Sorry, Sorry I Lost My Head and Sorry Wrong Rhumba.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Judy Canova, Guy Lombardo, George Shearing, Ella Fitzgerald & Fred Warring.

Direct download: Im_Sorry.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:10pm CST

This month's Beethoven podcast features a 1945 radio broadcast of the Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 61.  Jascha Heifetz is joined by the NY Philharmonic conducted by Artur Rodzinski.

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_4_Violin_Concerto.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:03pm CST

Songs from 42nd Street, Flying Down to Rio, The Gold Diggers of 1933, Going Hollywood, The Three Little Pigs and Footlight Parade.

Numbers include: We're In the Money, Remember My Forgotten Man, By a Waterfall, 42nd Street, Beautiful Girl, Music Makes Me, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf and You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me.

Direct download: Hollywood_Musicals_1933.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:34pm CST

Songs include: Four Bars Short, Long Tall Moma, Short Dress Gal, Cut Off My Legs and Call Me Shorty, She's Tall, She's Tan, She's Terrific and Short Stop.

Musicians include: Sister Rosette Tharpe, Big Bill Broonzy, Dexter Gordon, George Shearing, Shorty Rogers and Louis Armstrong.

Also a tribute to saxophonist, Lee Konitz.

Direct download: Short_and_Tall.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:45pm CST

Songs about left. Songs include: The Girl I Left Behind Me, Left Turn, Never Let Your Left Hand Know, My Baby Left Me, and Two Left Feet.

Musicians include: Arthur Crudup, Ginny Simms, Josh White, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Jimmy Dorsey, Fud Candrix. Louis Jordan and The Squadronaires.

Direct download: Left_Turn.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:06pm CST

Guitarists include: George Barnes, Django Reinhardt, Luise Walker, Ramon Montoya, Charlie Christian, Blind Willie Johnson, Gabby Pahinui and Joe Maphis.

Music includes: Sweetheart Land, Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed, Rondena, Flying Home, A Handful of Riffs and Under the Double Eagle.

Direct download: Guitar_Month_2020.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:54pm CST

Highlights from this year's list of inductees to the National Recording Registry.

Artists include: Paul Whiteman, Narcisco Martinez, Maria Callas, Alex North, Memphis Minnie, Russ Hodges and Chet Baker.

Direct download: The_National_Recording_Registry_11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:36pm CST

This month's Beethoven podcast features  a 1951 recording of the Moonlight Sonata by German pianist Walter Gieseking.

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_3_Moonlight_Sonata.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:34am CST

Songs include: 'When the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day, Copper Colored Gal, On the Mercury, The Iron Hat, The Moon Is a Silver Dollar, Tin Roof Blues & Platinum Love.

Musicians include: King Oliver, Bing Crosby, Ben Webster, They Raye Sisters, Bob Wills, Colman Hawkins & the Firehouse Five + Two.

Direct download: Metals.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:59pm CST

Performers include: Lovie Austin, Terry Pollard, Valaida Snow, Lil Hardin Armstrong, Hazel Scott, Mary Lou Williams, Sarah Vaughan & Billie Holiday.

Music Includes: You Can't Lose a Broken Heart, Caravan, Mamblues, Let's Get Happy Together, Aquarius & Swingin the Boogie.

Direct download: Black_Women_In_Jazz_2020.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:05pm CST

Celebrating 14 years of this podcast!

Music includes: Ain't Misbehavin, Step It Up and Go, Down Home Rag, Go Where I Send Thee, Waltz in C-Sharp Minor, Cross Your Heart and I Shall Wear a Golden Crown.

Performers include: Artie Shaw, Blind Boy Fuller, Anita O'Day, Arizona Dranes, Alfred Cortot and the Swift Jewel Cowboys.

Direct download: 14th_Anniversary_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:48pm CST

Famous 78s, along with their lesser-known B sides.

Musicians include: Glenn Miller, Billie Holiday, Coleman Hawkins, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra.

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

Songs include: There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere, Jingle Jangle, Deep In the Heart of Texas, Try Me One More Time, Cherokee Maiden, Rosalita and Wreck on the Highway.

Performers include: Bob Wills, Patsy Montana, Ernest Tubb, Al Dexter, Tex Ritter, Roy Acuff and Jimmie Davis.

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Direct download: Country_Music_1942.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:34am CST

This month's salute to Beethoven on his 250th anniversary year, is a 1939 performance of the Choral Fantasy Op. 80. The NBC Symphony & the Westminster Choir are conducted by Arturo Toscanini. Ania Dorfmann is the pianist.

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_2_The_Choral_Fantasy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:24pm CST

Another color-themed show, with songs concerning yellow.

Songs include: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Yellow Dog Blues, The Moon Was Yellow, A Little Yellow Ribbon, The Yellow Rose of Texas, Yellow Fire and Yellow Duck.

Performers include: Bessie Smith, Bing Crosby, Gene Autry, Zoot Sims, Ella Fitzgerald, Earl Hines, Nat King Cole and Eddie Condon.

Direct download: Yellow_Music_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:23pm CST

Songs include: My Love Comes Down, I'm In the Mood For Love, Lover, Falling In Love Again, Love Walked In, That's How Much I Love You and Comes Love.

Performers include: Rudy Vallee, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Artie Shaw, Art Tatum, Frank Sinatra, Russ Colombo and Ella Fitzgerald.

Direct download: Valentines_Day_220.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40am CST

Songs include: Harlem On a Saturday Night, Harlem Strut, Drop Me Off In Harlem, I'm Red Hot From Harlem and Harlem On My Mind.

Artists include: Duke Ellington, Ethyl Waters. Adelaide Hall, Cab Calloway, Lil Hardin Armstrong, Slim Gaillard and James P. Johnson.

Direct download: Harlem_On_My_Mind_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:21pm CST

The first of a monthly series marking Beethoven's 250th birthday.  Music includes the Turkish March form the Ruins of Athens and the Funeral March form the Eroica Symphony.

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_1_Marches.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57am CST

Music includes: Billy Goat Stomp, Sheep May Safely Graze, Goat Blues, Black Sheep Blues, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Hymn to a Goat and I Wanna Count Sheep.

Performers include: Jelly Roll Morton, Willie"the Lion" Smith, Hal McInttyre,  Roy Rogers, Bartlett & Robertson, Teddy Wilson and Pete Daily.

Direct download: Sheep_and_Goats.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30am CST

Celebrating musicians born 100 years ago this year.  Musicians include: Charlie Parker, Hazel Scott, Peggy Lee, Dave Brubeck, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bonnie Davis, Eileen Farrell & Mickey Rooney.

Direct download: Centennials_2020.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:02pm CST

Some of the top hits of 1920, including Swanee, Apple Blossom Time, Whispering, You'd Be Surprised, Crazy Blues and The Japanese Sandman.

Performers include: Al Jolson, Mamie Smith, Eddie Cantor, Nora Bayes, Paul Whiteman and Marion Harris.

Direct download: 1920.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:03pm CST