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

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT