Mon, 20 March 2023
Marking 17 years of podcasting. Songs include: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Original Jelly Roll Blues. The Prince of Denmark's March, There Stands the Glass and I Wish That I Were Twins.
Performers include: Fats Waller, Sarah Vaughn, Charley Parker, Webb Pierce, The Golden Gate Quartet and Lu Watters.
Direct download: 17th_Anniversary_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:23pm CDT
Mon, 13 March 2023
Celebrating 800 episodes with a show devoted to number songs. Tunes include: Seven Come Eleven, Two Sleepy People, Twenty-Four Hours a Day, A Thousand Goodnights and I See a Million People.
Performers include: Billie Holiday, the Mills Brothers, Jack Teagarden, Glenn Miller, Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Jackie Gleason & Joe Marsala.
Direct download: The_800th_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:57pm CDT
Mon, 27 February 2023
Songs include: I've Got It Bad, Bad, Bad, Whisky, Whose Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf, Bad Little Girl, Bad Boy and Bad Motorcycle.
Performers include: Ivy Anderson, Amos Wilburn, The Storey Sisters, Eartha Kitt, the Casa Loma Orchestra and Chuck Willis.
Direct download: Bad_Songs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44pm CDT
Sun, 19 February 2023
Soundies were music videos produced from 1940 to 1947, and played on portable video jukeboxes. Today, we sample the audio from soundies featuring African-American performers. These include: Count Basie, Dorothy Dandridge, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Meade Lux Lewis and Fats Waller.
Direct download: African_American_Soundies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35pm CDT
Mon, 6 February 2023
More musicians born in 1923. Performers include: Bert Kaempfert, Jim Reeves, Dexter Gordan, Slim Whitman, Victoria de los Angeles, Barney Kessel, Fats Narvarro and Eddie Kendrick. With a special shout out to Glynis Johns.
Direct download: Centennials_2013_Part_the_Second.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:33pm CDT
Mon, 30 January 2023
Songs include: Many Happy Returns of the Day, River of No Return, Return to Paradise, Return Trip, If You Never Return & Lemminkainen's Return.
Performers include: Bing Crosby, Marylin Monroe, Buddy Johnson, Eugene Ormandy, Nat King Cole and Arden & Ohman.
Direct download: Many_Happy_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:42pm CDT
Thu, 26 January 2023
In honor of Mozart's 267th birthday, a special podcast featuring three historical recordings of overtures from three of his most popular operas.
Direct download: Mozarts_Birthday_2023.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:54pm CDT
Tue, 24 January 2023
Songs include: In the Mood, All The Things You Are, Darn That Dream, Only Forever, Frenesi and Tuxedo Junction.
Performers include: Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, the Andrews Sisters, Artie Shaw, Bing Crosby, Charley Barnet and Tommy Dorsey.
Direct download: Number_1_Hits_1940.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:20pm CDT
Mon, 16 January 2023
A tribute to musicians born 100 years ago, this year. Performers include: Hank Williams, Maria Callas, Wes Montgomery, Albert King, Milt Jackson, Buddy DeFranco and Ida Haendel.
Direct download: Centennials_2023_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:25pm CDT
Mon, 9 January 2023
Songs include: Pennsylvania Polka, Charlie Was a Boxer, The Happy Wanderer, Strip Polka, Laughing Trombone Polka, Just Another Polka and Guitar Polka.
Performers include: Al Dexter, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Weir, Bing Crosby, Russ Morgan and Frankie Yankovich.
Direct download: Polka_Month.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:07pm CDT
Mon, 2 January 2023
Some of the top hits of 1923. Songs include: I'll Build a Stairway To Paradise, Yes, We Have No Bananas, The Parade of Wooden Soldiers, Dippermouth Blues, Down Hearted Blues and That Old Gang of Mine.
performers include: Bessie Smith, Al Jolson, Jellyroll Morton, Ben Selvin, Isham Jones, Paul Whiteman and King Oliver.