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

Musicians include: Peggy Lee, Stan Kenton, Oscar Levant, Margaret Whiting, Stan Freberg, Buddy Rich, Dean Martin and Ray Conniff.

Songs include: Stardust, Careless Hands, Artistry In Rhythm, That's Amore, I Don't Know Enough About You and Quiet Riot.

Direct download: Musicians_With_Somethin_In_Common.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:53pm CST

Songs include: Wabash Cannonball, Lonesome Whistle,The Wreck of the Old 97, Waiting For a Train, Eastbound Freight Train, The Devil's Train & Ben Dubery's Final Run.

Performers include Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, The Monroe Brothers, Vernon Dalhart and Grandpa Jones.

Direct download: Country_Music_Train_Songs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm 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

In time for Jazz Appreciation Month, a program of solo jazz piano. Artists include: Teddy Wilson, Jelly Roll Morton, Lennie Tristano, Art Tatum, Mary Lou Williams and Billy Strayhorn.

Music includes: Blue Skies, Body and Soul, Shreveport Stomps, Bass Goin Crazy, Spontaneous Combustion and It Had to Be You.

Direct download: Solo_Jazz_Piano.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm CST

Highlights from the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.

Artists include: Cab Calloway, Pablo Casals, Merle Travis, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins and the Victor Military Band.

Records include: Memphis Blues, Gunsmoke: The Cabin, You Don't Know What Love is, Stardust, Blue Serge and Brother, Can You Spare a Dime.

Direct download: national_Recording_Registry_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:14pm CST

Songs include: There's Going  to Be the Devil to Pay, At the Devil's Ball, Pack Up Your Sins and Go to the Devil, Paging the Devil, That Old Devil Moon and The Devil's Gonna Get You.

Artists include: Bessie Smith, The Peerless Quartet, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Skip James, The Kansas City Six, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Ella Fitzgerald and Margaret Whiting.

Direct download: Devil_Music.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24pm CST

Hawaiian Guitar

Classic Hawaiian guitarists from the 1920s and 1930s, including Lani McIntire, Frank Ferera, Sol Hoopi, Andy Iona, Tau & Rose Moe, Sam Ku West and Bennie Nawahi.  Songs include : Twilight Blues, Blue Hawaii, Aloha Oe, Mai Kai No Kauai, St Louis Blues and Hula O Ka Aima.

Direct download: Hawaiian_Guitar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am CST

Patriotic music performed by Edwin Franco Goldman and the Goldman Band. Music includes: The Stars And Stripes Forever, On The Mall, King Cotton, The Chimes of Liberty, The Dance of The Hours and The National Emblem.

Direct download: 4th_of_July_With_the_Goldman_Band.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am CST

A repost of the Wagner bicentennial podcast with improved sound.

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

More highlights from the Library of Congress National Recording Registry. Records include: Canal Street Blues, Your the Top, Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow, The Rite of Spring  The Lous/Schmeling Fight and Jole Blon.  Performers include: Harry Choates, Bob Hope, The Carter Family, Igor Stravinsky and Clem McCarthy.

Direct download: National__Recording_Registery_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am CST

Blues singers opine on the Grim Reaper. Songs include: See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, Lonesome Graveyard Blues, Jesus, Make Up My Dying Bed and Stones in My Passway.

Performers include: Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bessie Smith, Skip James, Victoria Spivey, Rev. J.M. Gates and Robert Johnson.

Direct download: Death_Blues.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:03am CST

Irish music for Saint Patrick's Day! Performers include: Michael Coleman, Joseph Locke, Delia Murphy, Tom Enis and Joh McCormack.

Songs include: Hello Patsy Fagan, Three Lovely Lassies, I'll Walk Beside You, The Sunny Banks and I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen.

Direct download: St_Patricks_Day_2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42am CST

Celebrating five years of podcasting, the host plays some of his favorite recordings from the first half of the 20th Century.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, The Carter Family, Jo Stafford, Duke Ellington and Ignatz Friedman.

Music includes: 12 Street Rag, The Things We Did Last Summer, Night And Day and La Campanella.

Direct download: 5th_Anniversary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am CST

The Songs of lyricist, Ned Washington.  Songs include: The High and the Mighty, When You Wish Upon a Star, The Nearness of You, Baby Mine and Rawhide.

Performers include: Frankie Lane, Frank Sinatra, Connie Boswell, Tex Ritter, Glenn Miller and The Ink Spots.

Direct download: Ned_Washington.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14am CST

Famous classical melodies given the jazz treatment.  Works include: Moonlight Sonata, Bolero, Arab Dance, Ritual Fire Dance and Two-Part Invention #12.

Musicians include: Benny Goodman, Larry Clinton, Hazel Scott, Spike Jones, Harry James and Glenn Miller.

Direct download: Classics_Into_Jazz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm CST

A special, short podcast in memory of jazz pianist, George Shearing.  Songs include: September In the Rain, I Only Have Eyes For You, Fly Me to the Moon and Lulabye of Birdland.

Direct download: George_Shearing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm CST

Love songs for Valentine's Day.  Songs include: Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?, Am I Blue?, You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To and When I Grow Too Old To Dream.

Artists include: Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Dinah Shore, Nelson Eddy, Cliff Edwards, Louis Armstrong and Helen Kane.

Direct download: Valentines_2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:49pm CST

Jubilee was a program that aired on Armed Forces Radio during the 1940s.  Aimed at an African-American audience, it featured some of the most popular Jazz and R&B acts of the time.  This week's show features highlights from broadcasts from 1943-1948.  Performers include: Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington, The Golden Gate Quartet, Ida James and Josh White.

Songs include: Knock Me a Kiss, Evil Hearted Blues, Exactly Like You and Back Bay Boogie.

Direct download: Jubilee_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48am CST

A special, short podcast for Mozart's 255th birthday. Music includes: the finale from the Linz Symphony, the slow movement from the Hunt Quartet and the finale from the Sonata for Two Pianos in D.

Performers include: Thomas Beecham, The Lener Quartet and Josef and Rosina Lhevinne.

Direct download: Mozarts_Birthday_2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm CST

A special, short podcast featuring a 1945 recording of Rhapsody in Blue in its rarely-heard choral version.  The recording is conducted by Paul Whiteman features has Earl Wild on piano.

Direct download: Rhapsody_in_Blue.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am CST

Songs with blue in the title, including Blue Moon, Little Girl Blue, Blue Yodel #3, Blue Tango and Once In a Blue Moon.  Performers include: Margaret Whiting, Bing Crosby, Bill Monroe, Jimmie Rodgers and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Direct download: Blue_Music.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am CST

The hits from 1911, including: Alexander's Ragtime Band, Some of These Days, I Want a Girl, Let Me Call You Sweetheart and Romin In the Glomin.

Performers include: Harry Lauder, Billy Murray, Sophie Tucker and the Sousa Band.

Direct download: 1911.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20pm CST

Million-selling records from the first half of the 20th Century.  Records include: It's Magic, Don't Fence Me In, American Patrol, Cohen on the Telephone, The Blue Danube and Humpty Dumpty Heart.

Artists include: Enrico Caruso, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Leopold Stokowski, Ernest Stoneman and Cab Calloway.

Direct download: miscellaneous_million_sellers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14am CST

Celebrating the 240th anniversary of Beethoven's birth.  Works include: the finale of the Symphony #8, the slow  movement of the Piano Sonata #8 and the final movement of the String Quartet # 12.

Performers include: Felix Weingartner , Arthur Rubinstein and the Busch String Quartet.

Direct download: Beethovens_Birthday_2010.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm CST

Highlights from the National Recording Registry. Records include: West End Blues, T For Texas, The Poem of Fire and the Stars and Stripes Forever.  Performers include: Bessie Smith, Jimmie rogers, Leopold Stokowski, Benny Goodman and Thomas Edison.

Direct download: National_Recording_Registry_part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am CST

Kissing Music

Songs include: I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?, Knock Me a Kiss, Kissing is a Crime and Kiss Me With Your Eyes.

Performers include: Frankie Laine, Billie Holliday, Whispering Jack Smith, Fats Waller and the Carter Family.

Direct download: Kissing_Music.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43am CST

Christmas music featured on radio programs from the 1940s and 1950s. Performers include: Bing Crosby, Spike Jones, The NBC Symphony and Gene Autry.

Songs include: Jingle Bells, Here Comes Santa Claus,Fantasia on Christmas Carols and Sleighride.

Direct download: Radio_Christmas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm CST

Performers include: Bob Hope, Mae West, Eddie Anderson, Fred Astaire, Marlene Dietrich, Ken Curtis and Rudolph Valentino.

Songs include: Breathless, Falling in Love Again, The Lady's in Love With You, Sweeping the Clouds Away and I Like a Guy What Takes His Time. 

Direct download: Singing_Actors_Acting_Singers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01am CST

A special podcast marking the 50th anniversary of the death of A.P. Carter, the founder and leader of the Carter Family.  Songs include: Wildwood Flower, Lonsome Valley, Worried Man Blues and Heaven's Radio.

Direct download: A_P_Carter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am CST

Million-sellers from the last two years of the 1940s, including: With My Eyes Wide Open, Nature Boy, Buttons and Bows, Mule Train and Whispering Hope.

Performers include: Fats Domino, Diana Shore, Frankie Laine, Patty Page and Nat King Cole.

Direct download: million_selling_records_1948-1949.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm CST

Songs include: Smoke, Smoke, Smoke, Here Comes Santa Claus, The Anniversary Song, Confess and Move On Up a Little Higher.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Mahalia Jackson, Doris Day, Gene Autry and Spike Jones.

Direct download: Million_Selling_Records_1946-1947.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01am CST

Songs with hour in the title, including: If I Could Be with You One Hour Tonight, Now is the Hour, One Hour and Every minute of Every Hour.

Performers include: Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Joe Sullivan and Spike Jones.

Direct download: Hourly_Music.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm CST

Comedy links

Mp3s of Cal Stewart's Uncle Josh recordings can be found here:


Mp3s of the Avon Comedy Four can be found here:


The official Will Rogers web page is here:



Direct download: comedy_records.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08am CST