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

Bands include: Clarence Williams Blue Five, Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five, Artie Shaw and the Gramercy Five, Kay Starr and the Lamplighter Five, The Original Memphis Five, The Kansas City Five and the Firehouse Five Plus Two.

Songs include: When the Saints Go Marching In, After School Swing Session, Where  Or When, Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do and Under a Blanket of Blue.

Direct download: The_Five.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:24pm CDT

Early country music performers, including: Fiddlin John Carson, Billie Maxwell, The Carter Family, Darby and Tarlton, Henry Whitter, Ernest Stoneman, The Skillet Lickers & Jimmie Rodgers.

Songs include: Birmingham Jail, The Cowboy Wife, Mule Skinner Blues, Are You Washed In the Blood? amd Hand Me Down My Walking Cane.

Direct download: Country_Music_Month_2021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:14pm CDT

Songs include: I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance, Ghost Riders In the Sky, Me and the Ghost Upstairs, The Ghost of Love, Mr Ghost Goes to Town and Ghost of Yesterday.

Musicians include: Billie Holiday, Fred Astaire, Cab Calloway, Peggy Lee, Andy Kirk, Tommy Dorsey, Sarah Vaughn and Harry Gold.

Direct download: Ghost.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11pm CDT

Songs include: Sweet Georgia Brown, Brown Gal, Brown Eyes, Why Are You Blue, I Dream of Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair and Brown Bee Boogie.

Performers include: Glenn Miller, Cab Calloway, Alberta Hunter, the Mills Brothers, Clifford Brown and Nick Lucas.

 

Direct download: Brown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:40pm CDT

Quintets led by: Charlie Parker, George Shearing, Benny Goodman, Stan Getz, Tadd Dameron, Charlie Shavers and Django Reinhardt.

Songs include: Stardust, Lullaby of Birdland, Don't Blame Me, The Tadd Walk, Lady Be Good and Salt Peanuts.

 

Direct download: Jazz_Quintets_2021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:19pm CDT

Historical recordings of music by Mozart, Schumann, Debussy, Respighi, Chopin & Bach.

Performers include : Eileen Joyce, Eugene Ormandy, Joseph Szigeti and Hans Hotter.

Direct download: Classical_Music_Month_2021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:23pm CDT

Musicians include: Thomas "Fats" Waller, Pat Flowers, Una Mae Carlisle, Blossom Dearie, Nina Simone, Whispering Jack Smith & Arizona Dranes.

Songs include: Too Marvelous For Words, Lover Man, Then I'll Be Happy, Bring Me Some Money, Honey, Pardon My Love and God's Got a Crown.

Direct download: Singing_Pianists.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:49pm CDT

Songs include: These Foolish things, Fools Rush In, Who's Foolin Who?, Foolish Tears, Keep Cool Fool & Why Fool Yourself?

Performers include: Ivory Joe Hunter, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Kay Starr & Lee Wiley.

Direct download: Fool.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:08pm CDT

The Metronome All Star records from 1939-1953

Songs include: Bugle Call Rag, Saint Louis Blues, Sweet Loraine, King Porter Stomp, Overtime and Blue Lou.

Direct download: Jazz_All_Stars.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:36pm CDT

Songs include: Windy City Boogie Woogie, Gone With the Wind, Night Winds, They Call the Wind Mariah, The Four Winds and the Seven Seas and Ill Wind.

Musicians include: Maxine Sullivan, the Dorsey Brothers, Nat King Cole, Chet Baker, Big Joe Turner, Mel Torme and Stan Getz.

Direct download: Wind.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:25pm CDT

Songs include: At Twilight, Twilight Time, Twilight In Turkey, Twilight Rag, A Little Kiss At Twilight and Twilight Blues.

Performers include: Benny Goodman, Les Brown, James P Johnson, Raymond Scott, Sol Ho'opi'i , Eddie Condon and Thomas " Fats" Waller.

Direct download: At_Twilight.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30pm CDT

Historical recordings of preludes by Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Debussy, Shostakovich and Scriabin.

Pianists include: Edwin Fischer, Oscar Levant, Walter Gieseking, Gaby Casadesus and Alfred Cortot.

Direct download: Classical_Preludes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:11pm CDT

Songs include: After the Storm, Stormy Weather, Call It Stormy Monday, Sandstorm, I've Been In the Storm Too Long and Stormy Blues.

Musicians include: Billie Holiday, Fletcher Henderson, Spike Hughes, T-Bone Walker Louis Kaufman and Art Tatum.

Direct download: Stormy_music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:51am CDT

Music includes: The Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America, Lift Every Voice And Sing, Blues From An American In Paris, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, American Patrol and El Capitan.

Performers include: Sousa's Band, Edwin Franco Goldman, The Andrews Sisters, Fred Waring, Ralph Flanagan, The Boston Pops Orchestra and Horace Heidt.

 

Direct download: Independence_Day_2021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:51pm CDT

Celebrating musicians born in 1921.

Mario Lanza, Betty Hutton, Arthur Smith, Dennis Brain, Herb Ellis, Deanna Durbin, Nelson Riddle, Gordon MacRae and Mary Osborne. 

Direct download: Centennials_2021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:32pm CDT

A salute to the squeeze box. Accordionists include: Lawrence Welk, Frankie Yankovic, Art Van Damme, Pietro Diero, Charles Magnante, The Three Suns and Dick Contino.

Music includes: Lady of Spain, Bubbles In the Wine, Underneath the Arches, The Accordion Man and Black Eyes.

Direct download: National_Accordion_Month.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:39pm CDT

Songs include: When the Saints Go Marching In, When Your Lover Has Gone, Where Or When, When a Woman Loves a Man, I'm Sharp When I Hit the Coast and Who Will Be With You When I'm Far Away.

Performers include: Jimmy Durante, Maxine Sullivan, Bessie Smith, Benny Goodman, Whispering Jack Smith, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton.

Direct download: When.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:46pm CDT

Performers include: Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Barbecue Bob, Meade Lux Lewis, Henry Thomas, Victoria Spivey and the Memphis Jug Band.

Songs include: Backwater Blues, Old County Stomp, Barbecue Blues, Blues Oh Blues, Kansas City Blues and Southern Rag.

Direct download: Blues_1927.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56pm CDT

Songs include: Three Little Fishies, Gone Fishin, Don't Fish In My Sea, Fish For Supper, Saturday Night Fish Fry and Fishin Around.

Performers include: Kay Kyser, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Lee Konitz, Louis Jordan, Ma Rainey, Lionel Hampton and Mildred Bailey.

Direct download: Fish.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48pm CDT

Songs include: Baltimore Fire, I Don't Want To Set the World On Fire, Fireworks, Swamp Fire, Ritual Fire Dance, Setting the Woods On Fire and I'm Playing With Fire.

Performers include: Charlie Poole, Jo Stafford, Leopold Stokowski, Larry Adler, The Ink Spots, Jimmy Dorsey and Donald Thorne.

 

Direct download: Fire_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:18pm CDT

Songs include: On the Sunny Side of the Street, 12th Street Rag, Walking the Street, Annie Street Rock, 52nd Street Theme and 42nd Street.

Performers include: Hal Kemp, June Christy, Alberta Hunter, Nat King Cole, Dizzy Gillespie, Richard M. Jones and Bob Crosby.

Direct download: Street_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:20pm CDT

Slow movements from composers: Mozart, Bach, Ravel, Barber, Chopin & Holst,

Performers include: Wilhelm Giesking, Yehudi Menuhin, Adrian Bolt, Ignancy Paderewski & Arturo Toscanini.

Direct download: Classical_Adagios.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:07pm CDT

Songs about birds. Including: When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano, Listen to the Mockingbird, Weather Bird, Skylark, His Eye Is On the Sparrow, Bluebirds in the Moonlight & A Chicken Aint Nothin But a Bird.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Glen Miller, The Ink Spots, Louis Jordan, Mary Martin, The Soul Stirrers & Bob Crosby.

Direct download: Birds_of_a_Feather.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:03pm CDT

Highlights from the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. Performers include: Hjalmer Peterson, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, FDR, Marika Papagika, Uncle Dave Macon & Pablo Casals.

Direct download: National_recording_registry_13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:52pm CDT

Celebrating 15 years of Music From 100 Years Ago with records by Lu Watters, Arizona Dranes, the Mills Brothers, Charlie Parker, Bob Wills, Mozart and Blind Willie McTell.  Thanks for your support through the years!

Direct download: 15th_Anniversary.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:13pm CDT

Songs include: Five Foot Two, Five O' Clock Whistle, Deep Fives, Five Minutes More, Mr. Five By Five and Swinging At the Circle Five.

Musicians include: Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, the Andrews Sisters, the Swift Jewel Cowboys, Meade Lux Lewis, the Mills Brothers and Stan Getz.

Direct download: Five.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54am CDT

Songs include: It's Getting Chilly, Cold, Cold Heart, Baby It's Cold Outside, There's Frost On the Moon, Frosty Morning Blues, Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind and Out In the Cold Again.

Performers include: Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, the Casa Loma Orchestra, Jame P. Johnson, Bob Crosby and the Bob Cats, Alberta Prime and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Direct download: Its_Cold.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:40pm CDT

Celebrating the Kansas City jazz sound. Musicians include: Benny Moten, Count Basie, Juli Lee, Andy Kirk, Mary Lou Williams and Charley Parker.

Music Includes: Them There Eyes, Good Morning Blues, Jive At Five, Confessin the Blues, I've Found a New Baby and Swing For Joy.

Direct download: Kansas_City_Jazz.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:52pm CDT

Celebrating the Kansas City jazz sound. Musicians include: Benny Moten, Count Basie, Juli Lee, Andy Kirk, Mary Lou Williams and Charley Parker.

Music Includes: Them There Eyes, Good Morning Blues, Jive At Five, Confessin the Blues, I've Found a New Baby and Swing For Joy.

Direct download: Kansas_City_Jazz.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:52pm CDT

In honor of Mozart's 265th birthday, a special podcast featuring the Piano Concerto #19 in F, KV459. Pianist Clara Haskil is accompanied by the Winterthur Symphony conducted by Henry Swoboda in a recording from 1950.

Direct download: Mozart_Birthday_2021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm CDT

Musicians include: Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Scrapper Blackwell, Lonnie Johnson, Victoria Spivey, Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Lemon Jefferson.

Songs include: Candy Man Blues, Empty Bed Blues, Organ Grinder Blues, Down the Alley Way Blues, Peaches In the Springtime and See That My Grave Is Kept Clean.

Direct download: Blues_1928.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:08pm CDT

The hits and history of 1921. Songs include: April Showers, Ain't We Got Fun, Look For the Silver Lining, Carolina Shout, They'll Be Some Changes Made and Song of India.

Performers include: James P. Johnson, Paul Whiteman, Marion Harris, Eube Blake, Al Jolson and the California Ramblers.

Direct download: 1921.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:13pm CDT

For the final podcast of 2020, records left off earlier podcasts and a tribute to musicians who passed away this year.

Musicians include: Hildergarde, Fred Astaire, Count Basie, Ethyl Waters, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason and Bert Lahr.

Direct download: Leftovers_29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:38pm CDT

The final episode of our Beethoven 250 series features a 1947 recording of the Symphony #9 by the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Herbert von Karajan with Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Elizabeth Hongen, Julius Patzak and Hans Hotter.

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_12_Symphony_9.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:35pm CDT

Songs include: Rockin In Rhythm, Rhythm King, I Got Rhythm Variations, Swing Out Rhythm and I Got a Heart Full of Rhythm.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Duke Ellington, Valaida Snow, Blanche Calloway, Lonnie Johnson and Dave Brubeck.

Direct download: Rhythm.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49am CDT

Holiday records from the 1940s and early 1950s. Songs include: Jingle Bells, Here Comes Santa Claus, Blue Christmas, the Nutcracker, Silent Night, Christmas Chopsticks, Frosty the Snowman and Christmas Time.

Artists include: Vera Lynn, Bob Crosby, Mel Blanc, Sergiu Celibidache, Doris Day, the Mills Brothers and Billy Ecksteine.

Direct download: Christmas_2020.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:40am CDT

The penultimate Beethoven 250 podcast features a 1944 recording of the Symphony #7 in A by the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy. 

Direct download: Beethoven_250_Part_11_Symphony_No.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:32pm CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 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 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

Records left off of earlier podcasts and a tribute to musicians who passed away in 2019.

Performers include: Bessie Smith, Montana Taylor, Jelly Roll Morton, Lena Horne, Charlie Parker, Ada Brown, Django Rheinhart and Anita O'Day.

Direct download: Leftovers_27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:05pm CDT

Songs include: Steps, Five Step, I'm Stepping Out With a Memory, Everybody Step, You Stepped Out Of a Dream and Step Up and Shake My Hand.

Performers include: Chick Webb, Paul Whiteman, Dave Brubeck, Coleman Hawkins, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller.

Direct download: Step.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:13am CDT

A special, short podcast marking the 249th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. Works performed are the Creatures of Prometheus overture and the Coriolan overture. Arturo Toscanini and Reginald Goodall conduct.

Direct download: Beethoven_Birthday_2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:57am CDT

For episode 666, a collection of evil music., including: Sinful Blues, Hard Time Killing Floor, Oh I'm Evil, Witches' Sabbath, Pretty Polly, Me and the Devil and It Ain't Necessarily So.

Performers include: Maxine Sullivan, Robert Johnson, Skip James, Ella Fitzgerald, Una Mae Carlise, Pierre Monteux, Dock Boggs, Bessie Smith and Count Basie.

Direct download: 666_Evil_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:23pm CDT

Songs include: Jingle Bells, The Twelve Days of Christmas, the Merry Christmas Waltz, Here Comes Santa Claus, If It Doesn't Snow On Christmas, May Every Day Be Christmas and What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

Performers include: Bing Crosby, the Andrews Sisters, Woody Herman, Nelson Eddy, Doris Day, George Hall, Louis Jordan and Gene Autry.

Direct download: Christmas_2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:42pm CDT

Songs include: In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening, Cool Breeze, Cool Blues, Cool Train and Keep Cool Fool.

Artists  include: Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Otis, Bing Crosby, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Kenton.

Direct download: Cool_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:17pm CDT

Artists include: Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bessie Smith, Lonnie Johnson, Victoria Spivey, Cow Cow Davenport, The Memphis Jug Band, Blind Willie McTell Charlie Patton & Blind Willie Johnson

Songs include: Blue Spirit Blues, Let Your Light Shine On Me, I Can't Stand It, Tin Cup Blues, Down the Dirt Road Blues and Police Dog Blues.

Direct download: Blues_1929.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25pm CDT

Songs include: King Porter Stomp, Cotton Club Stomp, Steamboat Stomp, Black Spider Stomp and Special Delivery Stomp.

Musicians include: Jelly Roll Morton, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Harry James, James P, Johnson, Artie Shaw and Kid Ory.

Direct download: A_Stomping_Good_Time.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41pm CDT

Songs include: Rock Me To Sleep, Little Rock Getaway, I Want to Rock. Bed Rock Blues, Rock It Boogie and Solid As a Rock.

Performers include: Harry James, Count Basie, Helen Humes, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Pete Johnson, Art Hodes and Big Joe Turner.

Direct download: Rock_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:40pm CDT

To celebrate autumn, a show about leaves.  Songs include: Autumn Leaves, I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover, Tea Leaves, Leaf By Leaf the Roses Fall, Maple Leaf Rag and When the Leaves bid the Trees Goodbye.

Performers include: Art Moody,  Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Frankie Carle, Connie  Boswell, Victor Young and the Edison Male Quartet.

Direct download: Leaves.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:01pm CDT

The final episode in the Jazz Classics series features ionic jazz recordings from the late 1940s & early 50s.

Records include: Relaxin at Camarillo, Lady Bird, Four Brothers, Crosscurrent, Tempus Fugit, Manteca, Overtime and Criss Cross.

Performers include: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Narvarro, Bud Powell, Woody Herman, Miles Davis, Lennie Tristanio , Dave Brubeck and the Metronone All Stars.

Direct download: Jazz_Classics_1946-1951.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20am CDT

Songs include: Careless Hands, Handful of Keys, I'm An Old Cowhand, Time On My Hands, Cold In Hand Blues, Overhand & Precious Lord, Hold My Hand.

Performers include: Mel Torme, Bessie Smith, Whispering Jack Smith, Billie Holiday, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Benny Goodman Quartet & Thomas "Fats" Waller.

Direct download: Hand.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:37pm CDT

Our annual Halloween show, featuring: Bessie Smith, Bing Crosby, Lena Horne, Borrah Minevitch, Patsy Montana, Cyril Smith and the Victor Military Band.

Songs include: The Ghost Walk, The Headless Horseman, Haunted Town, Cemetery Blues, Zombie and With Her Head Tucked Under Her Arm.

Direct download: Halloween_2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24pm CDT