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Songs include: Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Montana Plains, There's No Hiding Place, Nobody's Darlin, Cattle Call and Beautiful Texas.

Performers include: The Sons of the Pioneers, W. Lee O'Daniel, Red Foley, Patsy Montana, the Carter Family and Milton Brown. 

Direct download: Country_Music_1934.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:52pm CST

Musicians who appeared in Art Kane's iconic 1958 photograph, celebrating the golden age of jazz. 

Musicians include: Oscar Pettiford, Maxine Sullivan, Jimmy Rushing, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Sonny Rolling, Count Basie and Lester Young. 

Direct download: A_Great_Day_In_Harlem.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:17pm CST

Songs include: Bubbles In the Wine, Pink Champagne, Abercrombie Had a Zombie, Salty Dog Blues, Rum and Coca-Cola, Scotching With the Soda and Cocktails For Two.

Performers include: Lawrence Welk, the King Cole Trio, Glenn Miller, the Andrews Sisters Joe Liggins and Fats Waller. 

Direct download: Champagne_and_Cocktails.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:08am CST

Celebrating the 268th Birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Excerpts from the Symphony #39, Piano Sonata #17, String Quartet #23, Horn Concerto #4 and The Magic Flute.

Performers include: Herbert Von Karajan, Claudio Arrau, The Budapest String Quarter and Dennis Brain. 

Direct download: Mozart_Birthday_2024.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:45pm CST

Celebrating performers born 100 years ago, this year, including, Dinah Washington, Bud Powell, Earl Scruggs, Roger Williams, Ella Mae Morse, Chet Atkins, Sarah Vaughn,Slim Whitman, Max Roach and Henry Mancini.

Songs include: Cow Cow Boogie, Autumn Leaves, April In Paris, Baby, Get Back, Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Black Coffee. 

Direct download: Centenials_2024.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:06am CST

Songs include: Nobody's Sweetheart, Nobody's Darlin But Mine, Time Waits For No One, I Ain't Got Nobody and You're Nobody Till  Somebody Loves You.

Musicians include: Helen Forrest, Thomas "Fats" Waller, the Mills Brothers, Judy Garland, Blind Willie Johnson and Doris Day.

Direct download: Nobody_and_No_One.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:01am CST

Songs include: California Here I come, It Had To Be You, Tea For Two, Jellybean Blues, You Will Never Miss Your Mother Until She's Gone, All Alone and Somebody Loves Me.

Artists include: Al Jolson, Bessie Smith, John McCormack, Jones & Hare, Marion Harris. Fiddlin John Carson and Paul Whiteman. 

Direct download: Hits_of_1924.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:29am CST

Records left off of previous podcasts, along with a tribute to musics whom we lost this year.

Performers include: Sarah Vaughn, Frank Sinatra, Artie Shaw, Les Paul, Moriz Rosenthal, Dick "Two Ton" Baker, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Fred Astaire. 

Direct download: Leftovers_33.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:49pm CST

Celebrating Beethoven's 253rd birthday.  Movements from the Cello Sonata #3 and the String Quartet #7, along with the Leonore Overture #3.

Performers include: Pablo Casals, Rudolf Serkin, Karl Bohm and the Vienna Comcethouse Quartet. 

Direct download: Beethoven_Birthday_2023.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:44pm CST

Songs include: A Christmas Festival, Christmas Island, Christmas In Killarney, The Twelve Days of Christmas, All Around the Christmas Tree, I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. 

Performers include: Leroy Anderson, Judy Garland, The Andrews Sisters, The DeCastro Sisters, Gayla Peevy, Buddy Clark and Sammy Kaye. 

Direct download: A_Christmas_Christmas_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44am CST

Songs include: White Christmas, Little Christmas Tree, It's Gonna Be a Lonely Christmas, Christmas Roses, A Christmas Symphony, Christmas Blues and The Christmas Song.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Mantovani, The Orioles, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Jo Stafford and Doris Day. 

 

Direct download: A_Christmas_Christmas_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:04pm CST

Songs include: Everybody Loves Somebody, Somebody Stole My Gal, I'm Falling In Love With Someone, Someone To Watch Over Me, Somebody Loves Me and Like Someone In Love.

Musicians include: George Gershwin, Joni James, Frank Sinatra, Fats Waller, Tommy Dorsey, Jo Stafford, Benny Goodman and Nelson Eddy. 

Direct download: Someone_and_Somebody.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:08am CST

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Songs include: No Strings, No Arms Can Ever Hold You, No Moon At All, No Other Love, Time Waits For No One and No Can Do.

Performers include: Ella Mae Morse, Perry Como, Fred Astaire, Helen Forrest, Guy Lombardo and Pat Boone. 

Direct download: No.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:33am CST

Songs about the passing of time, including: Time Changes Everything, Every Night About This Time, Time After Time, Moonlight Savings Time, As Time Goes By and Time Waits For No One. 

Performers include: Dooley Wilson the Ink Spots, Helen Merrill, Artie Shaw, Guy Lombardo, Frank Sinatra and Harry James. 

Direct download: Time_Changes_Everything.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:33pm CST

Songs include: Sugar Foot Stomp, Jesus Give Me Water, Walking the Floor Over You, Piano Sonata #13, El Chivo and Jeep's Blues.

Performers include: Cuarteto Coculense, James P. Johnson, Ernest Tubb, Arthur Schnabel, FDR and the Soul Stirrers. 

Direct download: National_Recording_Registry_2023.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:03pm CST

The annual Halloween show, Songs include: At the Devil's Ball, I Got the Jitters, Bloody Razor Blues, You Got Me Voodooed, Punky Punkin and What's Halloween?

Performers include: Rosemary Clooney, The Peerless Quartet, Helen Gross, Don Redman, Mary Ann  McCall and Mel Torme.

Direct download: Halloween_2023.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:45pm CST

Songs include: Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, Lavender Blue, It Might As Well Be Spring, The High and the Mighty, Mona Lisa, Count Your Blessings and I Fall In Love Too Easily. 

Performers include: Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dinah Shore, Fred Astaire,  Bing Crosby, Margaret Whiting and Eddie Fischer.

Direct download: Oscar_Nominated_Songs_1940-1955.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:42pm CST

Songs include: A Kiss To Build a Dream On, We Kiss In a Shadow, Kiss the Boys Goodbye, I Still Love To Kiss You Goodnight and Kiss Of Fire.

Perfomers include: Georgia Gibbs, Bing Crosby, Rudy Vallee, Louis Armstrong, Freddie Slack and Dinah Shore.

Direct download: A_Kiss_To_Build_a_Show_On.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:16pm CST

Songs include: Casey Jones, Ben Dewberry's Final Run, Wreck of the Old 97 and Wreck of the Royal Palm.

Singers include: Eddie Arnold, Marty Robbins, Blind Alfred Reed, Jimmie Rodgers and Vernon Dalhart.

Direct download: Train_Wrecks.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:17pm CST

Small jazz combos drawn from big bands. Including: Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Count Basie, Woody Herman and Bunny Berigan.

Tunes include: I Can't Get Started, Seven Come Eleven, The Lady Is a Tramp. Home James and Hop, Skip and Jump.

Direct download: Big_Band_Small_Groups_part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:57pm CST

Songs from the movies: Show Boat, Swingtime, Rose Marie, Follow the Fleet, Pennies From Heaven and Gold Diggers of 1937

Performers include: Paul Robeson, Bing Crosby, Helen Forest, Fats Waller, Jeannette McDonald and Fred Astaire.

Direct download: Hollywood_Musicals_1936.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:41pm CST

Songs include: Oh Lady Be Good, Lady of Spain, The Lady In Red, The Lady Is a Tramp. Red Roses For a Blue Lady and The Lady's In Love With You/

Musicians include: Glenn Miller, the Andrews Sisters, Johnny Hodges, Vaughn Monroe, Tommy Dorsey, Xavier Cugat and Cliff Edwards. 

 

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

Songs include: Solid Potato Salad, Mixed Salad, Beans and Cornbread, The Yam, Onions, Dill Pickle Rag and Celery Stalks At Midnight.

Performers include: Louis Jordan, Duke Ellington, Doris Day, Fred Astaire, Cab Calloway and the New Orleans Bootblacks. 

Direct download: Veggies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:06pm CST

Works include:  Waltzes #3 &6, The Revolutionary Etude, Prelude #17, Scherzo #1, Nocturne #13 and Mazurka # 26.

Pianists include: Alfred Cortot, Arthur Rubinstein, Sviatoslav Richter, Claudio Arrau, Dinu Lipatti and Wilhelm Backhaus. 

Direct download: Music_Of_Chopin.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:29pm CST

Songs include: Strange Enchantment, Strange Things Are Happening, A Strange Fact, Strange As It Seems, Strange Fruit and Strange Blues.

Musicians include: Billie Holiday, Artie Shaw, Red Buttons, June Valli, Nat King Cole, Harlin Lattimore and Coleman Hawkins. 

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

Songs include: Old Devil Moon, Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out, On the Mall, I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night, Beer Barrel Polka and Body and Soul.

Musicians include: The Andrews Sisters, The Goldman Band, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Pinetop Smith, Serge Charlof, Charlie Parker and Gene Krupa. 

Direct download: Leftovers_32.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:43pm CST

Music includes: Anchors Aweigh, Semper Fidelis, The Caissons Go Rolling Along, Promenade, I Got Rhythm Variations, Look Sharp, Be Sharp and God Bless America.

Direct download: Independence_Day_2023.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:43pm CST

Performers include: Mae West & Duke Ellington, Jimmie Rodgers & Louis Armstrong, Perry Como & Betty Hutton, Dick Powell & the Mills Brothers and Carmen Miranda & the Andrews Sisters. 

Songs include: Breezing Along With the Breeze, My Old Flame, Out For No Good, Confess, Too Old To Cut the Mustard and A Bushel and a Peck. 

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

Songs from Brigadoon, Finian's Rainbow, Allegro, High Button Shoes, The Medium and Angel In the Wings.

Songs include: Almost Like Being In Love, Look To the Rainbow, A Fellow Needs a Girl. Civilization and Fron This Day On. 

Direct download: Broadway_1947.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:59pm CST

Songs include: Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Love Is Sweeping the Country, Love Me Tonight, Body and Soul, For Sentimental Reasons and Ain't She Sweet.

Singers include: Bing Crosby, Sarah Vaughn, Bull Moose Jackson, Joni James, the 1952 Broadway cast of Of Thee I Sing and Perry Como. 

Direct download: Summer_Love_Songs_2023.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:46pm CST

Performers include: Charlie Patton, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughn, Louis Armstrong and Big Joe Turner.

Songs include: After You're Gone, He's Funny That Way, Fireworks, House Party, Dedicated To You and Shake, Rattle and Roll. 

Direct download: Black_Music_Month_2023.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48pm CST

Songs include: Sonny Boy, Ramona, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Old Man River, Black and Tan Fantasy and Struttin With Some Barbecue. 

Performers include: Al Jolson, Duke Ellington, Fred Waring, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Gene Austin and Cliff Edwards. 

Direct download: Hits_of_1928.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05pm CST

Songs include: Blues In the Night, Saturday Night, Thief In the Night, Night Train, When the Blue Of the Night Meets the Gold Of the Day and Tomorrow Night.

Performers include: Fed Astaire, Ethyl Waters, Johnny Mercer, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, the Ink Spots and Dizzy Gillespie. 

Direct download: Night_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:03pm CST

Works include: Schumann's Violin Sonata #1, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #2, Brahms' Horn Trio, Vivaldi's Cello Sonata #1 and Varese's Ionization. 

Direct download: Chamber_Music_Month.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:27pm CST

Songs include: Sing, Sing ,Sing, I Gotta Right To Sing the Blues, Let Me Sing and I'm Happy, Sing, You Sinners, And the Angels Sing and It's a Grand Night For Singing. 

Performers include: Dick Haymes, Billie Holliday, Louis Prima, Tony Bennett, Guy Mitchell and Martha Tilton. 

Direct download: Sing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48pm CST

Performers include: Furry Lewis, Bo Weavil Jackson, Louise Johnson, Kid Bailey, King Soloman Hill, Peatie Wheatstraw and Robert Petway. 

Direct download: Forgotten_Delta_Singers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:54pm CST

Songs include: Them There Eyes, Green Eyes, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Teardrops From My Eyes, Dark Eyes and Why Do You Want to Make Those Eyes At Me For?

Performers include: Vincent Lopez, Bob Crosby, Billie Holiday, Jimmy Dorsey, Betty Hutton, Patti Page, Bing Crosby and Artie Shaw.

Direct download: The_Eyes_Have_It_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:46pm CST

Musicians include: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Kenny Clarke, Leo Parker, Gerald Wiggins and Thelonious Monk.

Works include: April In Paris, Coast To Coast, Fluid Drive, Limehouse Blues, Bye Bye and No Figs. 

Direct download: Bebop_1950.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:34pm CST

Songs include: Along the Santa Fe Trail, Down the Trail of Achin Hearts, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, On the Trail, It's a Lonely Trail and Blue Shadows on the Trail.

Musicians include: Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Patti Page, Arthur Godfrey, Paul Whiteman and Larry Clinton. 

Direct download: Trail_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:39pm CST

Singers include: Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, The King Sisters, Dick Haymes, The Sportsmen Quartet, Perry Como and Dinah Shore. 

Songs include: Coming In On a Wing And a Prayer, People Will Say We're In Love, The Trolley Song, Sunday, Monday Or Always, I'll Walk Alone and Wait For Me, Mary. 

Direct download: A_Capella_Singers_1943_1944.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52pm CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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.

Direct download: 1923.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:41pm CST

Records left of earlier podcasts, plus a tribute to musicians who died in 2022. 

Performers include: Julie London, Bing Crosby, Spike Jones, Harry James, Alexander Boroweski, Henry Thoma and Jackie Gleason.

Direct download: Leftovers_31.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:39pm CST

To mark Beethoven's 252nd birthday, we have a 1951 recording of the Piano Sonata #13 performed by Wilhelm Kempff. Also included is a long-winded discussion of the work by your host.

Direct download: Beethoven_Birthday_2022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:21pm CST

Songs include: I'm a Fool To Want You, Keep Cool Fool, A Fool Such As I, A Fool Am I, Them Durn Fool Things and These Foolish Things.

Performers include: Frank Sinatra, The Ink Spots, June Foray, Glenn Miller , Billy Eckstein, Stan Getz, Nat King Cole & Benny Carter.

Direct download: more_foolish_songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24pm CST

Songs include: Silent Night, I Saw Mommy Smoochin Santy Claus, Boogie Woogie Santa Claus, Oh Little Town of Bethlehem, The Nutcracker, Christmas and You, Jingle Bells and Here Comes Santa Claus.

Performers include: Joni James, Percy Faith, Perry Como, Doris Day, Mable Scott, The NY Philharmonic, Homer and Jethro, Johnny Mercer and Les Paul and Mary Ford.

Direct download: Christmas_2022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:41pm CST

Songs include: Don't Be That Way, A-Tisket  A-Tasket, Two Sleepy People, Begin the Beguine, My Reverie, Nice Work If You Can Get It & Bei Mir Bist du Schoen.

Performers include: Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, the Andrews Sisters, Fats Waller, Artie Shaw, Larry Clinton and Fred Astaire.

The show concludes with a tribute to Louise Tobin, who passed away this week at 104.

Direct download: Number_1_Hits_of_1938.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:39pm CST

Songs include: Lazy, Lazy River, I Ain't Lazy, I'm Just Dreaming, Lazy Mama, Lazy Susan, Lazy Day and I'm Lazy, That's All.

Performers include: the Mills Brothers, Pearl Bailey, Woody Hermann, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Miles Davis, King Oliver, Teddy Wilson and Benny Goodman.

Direct download: Lazy_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:34pm CST

Celebrating the songwriting partnership of Harry Warren and Mack Gordon.  Songs include: At Last, I Gotta Gal In Kalamazoo , I Had the Craziest Dream, You'll Never Know and Down Argentine Way.

Performers include: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Kate Smith, Helen Forrest, Dick Haymes and the Andrews Sisters.

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

Artists include: Lemon Jefferson, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Willie MeTell, Blind Willie Johnson, Victoria Spivey, the Memphis Jug Band and Mississippi John Hurt.

Songs Include: Thinking Blues, Deep Moaning Blues, No Papa No, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning, Pine Top's Blues and Kansas City Blues.

Direct download: More_1928_Blues.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:06pm CST

The werewolf skit from the 1957 Stan Freberg radio show.  Also; the Witches' Sabbath movement from the Symphonie Fantastique and a holliday poem by Carl Sandberg.

Direct download: Halloween_2022_Part_2_Werwolves_and_Witches.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32pm CST

Songs include: Spooky Spook, The Halloween Dance, Spider Web Blues, I Want To Be Evil, The Spell of the Blues, Haunted Nights, The Nightmare and Everything Is Scary Now.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Ray Noble, Victoria Spivey, The Casa Loma Orchestra, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway & Joshua Castro.

Direct download: Halloween_2022_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:31pm CST

Music includes: When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain, Mountain Dew, The Old Man of the Mountain, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Mountain Top Blues and In the Hall of the Mountain King.

Performers include: Al Jolson, Kate Smith, Bessie Smith, Grandpa Jones, Flat and Scruggs and Eugene Ormandy.

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

Songs include: Remember Me, September In the Rain, Goodnight My Love, You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming and Whispers In the Dark.

Musicians Include: Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Guy Lombardo, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.

Direct download: Number_1_Hits_of_1937.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:48pm CST

Songs include: Cry, Crying In the Chapel, I Cried, Must I Cry Again, Mama, Don't Cry At My Wedding, My Heart Cries For You & I Won't Cry Anymore.

Performers include: Johnny Ray, Patti Page, Tony Bennett, The Hiltoppers, The Orioles, Joni James & Stan Freberg.

Direct download: Crying_In_the_Fifties.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48pm CST

Songs include: Autumn Leaves, Autumn In New York, Early Autumn, The Autumn Waltz, Tis Autumn & Autumn Nocturne.

Performers include: Harry James, Jo Stafford, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Claude Thornhill, Ella Fitzgerald and Roger Williams.

Direct download: Autumn_Songs_2022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:22pm CST

Songs include: Why Was I Born? , I Know Why, and So Do You, Why Don't You Do Right?, Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me, Why Don't You Love Me Like You Used To Do?  and Why Don't You Believe Me?

Performers include: Helen Morgan, Peggy Lee, Hank Williams, Nick Lucas, Joni James, Wayne Raney and Glenn Miller.

Direct download: Why_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:22pm CST

Pianists include: Floyd Cramer, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Sviatoslav Richter, Hazel Scott, Nat King Cole, Albert Ammons,, Pete Johnson, Art Tatum, Pinetop Perkins & Henry Cowell.

Music includes: Over the Rainbow, In the Wee Small Hours, Fancy Pants, Prelude In C Sharp Minor, Pinetop's Boogie Woogie, April In Paris, The Man I Love and the Banshee.

Direct download: National_Piano_Month_2022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:29pm CST

Musicians include: Percy Faith, Ray Conniff, Ferrante & Teicher, Charlie Parker, Henry Mancini, Mantovani, Roger Williams and Jackie Gleason.

Music includes: My One and Only Love, Be My Love, Marie, Autumn Leaves, Laura, Around the World and Bugler's Holiday.

Direct download: Easy_Listening_1950s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:22pm CST

Music By Bach, Mendelsshon, Beethoven, Hindemith, Strauss and Debussy.

Performers include William Primrose, Jesus Maria Sanroma, Bruno Walter, Toscha Sidel & Walter Giesking.

Direct download: Classical_Recordings_1938.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:50pm CST

Movie Songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin.

Songs include: 42nd Street, I Only Have Eyes For You, We're In the Money, September In the Rain, Shadow Waltz and You're Getting To Be a Habit With Me.

Performers include: Bing Crosby, Frankie Lane, Billie Holiday, Ben Selvin, Hal Kemp, Thomas "Fats" Waller and Doris Day.

Direct download: Warren_and_Dubin.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:20pm CST

Songs include: Trouble In Mind, Women's Trouble Blues, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, Keep Smiling At Trouble and Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams.

Performers include: Big Joe Turner, Hot Lips Page, Marian Anderson, Stan Getz, Bessie Smith and Louie Jordan.

Direct download: Here_Comes_Trouble.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04pm CST

Songs include: A Bouquet of Roses, Sunflower, Wildflower Rag, Apple Blossom Wedding, Flowers of Dawn and Dance of the Flowers.

Musicians include: Larry Clinton, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Clark, Ozzy Nelson, Clarence Williams, Duke Ellington and Eddy Arnold.

Direct download: Flowers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:18pm CST

Actors who took a crack at singing. "Singers" include: Joan Crawford, Mel Blanc, Robert Mitchum, Betty Hutton, Fred Astaire, Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Dick Powell and Julie London.

Direct download: Movie_Stars_Sing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33pm CST

Music includes: Salt Peanuts, Skippy, Bird's Nest, Boplicity, Dexter Digs In, Lady Bird & A Night In Tunisia.

Musicians include: Dizzy Gillespie, Charley Parker, Bud Powell, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Fats Navarro and Thelonious Monk.

Direct download: Bebop_Jazz.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15pm CST

Musicians include: Hank Thompson, Hank Williams, Hank Locklin, Ernest Tubb, Little Jimmy Dickens, Eddie Arnold and Flatt & Scruggs.

Music includes: Send Me The Pillow, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Slipping Around, Lovesick Blues and Mule Train.

Direct download: Country_Music_1949.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:07pm CST

Tunes include: How High the Moon? , How About You?, How Deep Is the Ocean?, How Lucky You Are & How Much Is That Doggie In the Window?

Performers include: Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Dick Haymes, Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters & Patty Page.

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

Records left of previous podcasts. Music by Jimmie Rodgers, Marlene Dietrich, June Christy, Dinah Shore, The Roth String Quartet, Belle Baker and Miles Davis.

Direct download: Leftovers_No_30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:57pm CST

Singers include: Doris Day, Helen Forrest, Bea Wain, Ivy Anderson, Diana Washington, Anita O'Day & Louise Tobin.

Songs include: It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing, Deep Purple, Sentimental Journey, What's New, I Remember You and Why Don't You Do Right?

Direct download: Female_Big_Band_Singers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:18pm CST

Songs include: I Love You, Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On, Beautiful Love, I Concentrate On You, Crazy He Calls Me and I've Got a Crush On You.

Performers include: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Art Tatum, Hank Locklin, Bing Crosby, Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown and Jo Stafford.

Direct download: Summer_Love_Songs_2022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:20pm CST

Tunes include: On a Slow Boat to China, Sweet and Slow, Sunflower Slow Drag, Slow Motion Blues, Slow and Easy Man, Slow Dance, Slow Poke & Slow Down.

Performers include: Bessie Smith, Benny Goodman, Nat King Cole, Cleo Brown, Frank Sinatra, Lester Young, Stan Getz, Thomas "Fats" Waller & Glenn Miller.

Direct download: Slow.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:39pm CST

Songs include: Give Me the Moon Over Brooklyn, San Francisco, San Antonio Rose, St. Louis Blues, Moon Over Miami , Seattle Hunch, Chicago and Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Victoria Spivey, Tommy Dorsey, The Mills Brothers, Eddie Duchin, Count Basie & Bob Wills.

Direct download: Cities.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:08am CST

Songs include:Row,Row. Row, Riverboat Shuffle, On a Slow Boat to China, Ferryboat Serenade, On the Good Ship Lollypop, Sloop John B. and Sit Down, You're Rockin the Boat.

Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbeck, The Andrews Sisters, Guy Lombardo, Thomas Fats Waller and Art Lund.

Direct download: Boats.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05pm CST

Historical recordings of music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell, Scarlatti, Telemann & Pachelbel.

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

Artists include: Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Anita O'Day, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, The Quintet of the Hot Club of France, Benny Goodman and Charlie Parker.

Direct download: Jazz_Appreciation_Month_2022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40pm CST

Songs include: In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening, Boogie Woogie Bugle Bay, Buttons and Bows, I'll Always Love You, Concerto For Clarinet and It Might As Well Be Spring.

Musicians include: Artie Shaw, Bing Crosby, Margret Whiting, Glenn Miller, Judy Garland and Johnny Mercer.

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

Celebrating 16 years with music by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Marcelle Meyer, Bob Wills, Blind Boy Fuller, Art Tatum, Charlie Parker and The Golden Gate Gospel Quartet.

Direct download: Sweet_16th_Anniversary_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:12pm CST

Songs include: Let's Fall In Love, Into Each Life, Some Rain Must Fall, I Believe I'll Fall In Love, I Faw Down and Go Boom, I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling and I Fall In Love Too Easily.

Performers include: Annette Handshaw, Billie Holiday, Johnny Hartman, Dinah Shore, Dave Brubeck, Helen Humes, Eddie Cantor and Wynonie Harris.

Direct download: Falling.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:03pm CST

Songs include: My Foolish Heart, Heart and Soul, I'm Gonna Lock My Heart, Cold, Cold Heart, Deep In the Heart of Texas & My Heart Belongs to Daddy.

Performers include: Billie Holiday, Mary Martin, Billy Ecksteine, Larry Clinton, Hank Williams, Bing Crosby, Buddy Clark and Dinah Shore.

Direct download: Gotta_Have_Heart.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00pm CST

Songs include: Toot Toot Tootsie, My Buddy, Kitten On the Keys, Who Cares, Downhearted Blues & The World Is Waiting For the Sunrise.

Performers include: Al Jolson, Alberta Hunter, Isham Jones, The Empire State Military Band, Paul Whiteman and Jones & Hare.

Direct download: 1922.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:58pm CST

Songs include: Honky Tonk Train, To a Wild Rose, Turkish Rondo, Just a Baby's Prayer, Bongo Bop, Mr Ghost Takes the Air & The Pearls.

Musicians include: Jelly Roll Morton, Savannah Churchill, Ben Selvin, Nat King Cole, Charlie Parker & Bob Crosby.

Direct download: Leftovers_No_29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:08pm CST

To mark the 251st birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, here is a 1947 recording of the Piano Sonata #24 played by Rudolf Serkin.

Direct download: Beethoven_Birthday_2021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:29pm CST

Holiday hits and misses from the 1940s and early 1950s.  Songs include: Silver Bells, Jingle Bells,  Silent Night, The Birthday of a King, Socko the Smallest Snowball, Santa Claus Blues, The First Noel, I Getting Nutin For Christmas and Sleigh Ride.

Performers include: Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, The Fontane Sisters, The Bell Sisters, Turk Murphy, Woody Herman, Merv Griffin and The Ferko String Band.

Direct download: Christmas_2021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:22pm CST

Songs include: You Can't Get a Man With a Gun, Rose Room, Shotgun Boogie, Moonlight and Roses, Pistol Packin Mama, Rose Marie and San Antonio Rose.

Performers include: Ethyl Merman, Kaye Kayser, John McCormack, Bob Wills, Al Dexter and Ernie Ford.

Direct download: Guns_and_Roses.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:16pm CST

Songs include: Let's Get Lost, Lost In the Stars. I'm Lost, Little Jack
Frost Get Lost, Baby, Get Lost & Lost Love.

Musicians Include: Todd Duncan, Billie Holiday, Vaughn Monroe, Bessie Smith, Nat King Cole, Connee Boswell and Thomas "Fats" Waller.

Direct download: Lost.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:53pm CST

Songs include: I Don't Want To Walk Without You, Walking My Baby Back Home, The Mule Walk, Would You Like To Take a Walk?, Just a Closer Walk With Thee and In Walked Bud.

Performers include: Bessie Smith,  Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Una Mae Carlisle, Artie Shaw, James P. Johnson, Annette Hanshaw and Thelonious Monk.

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

Songs include: Honky Tonk Train Blues, Barrelhouse Boogie, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Scrub Me Mama With a Boogie Beat, Roots of the Blues and Woo Woo.

Performers include: Meade lux Lewis, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Count Basie, Charlie Barnet and Jimmy Yancey.

Direct download: On_the_Boogie_Woogie_Train.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:49pm CST

Songs include: Jack O Diamond Blues, A String of Pearls, Lover's Gold, Sapphire. Ruby My Dear and The Moon Is a Silver Dollar.

Performers include: Lawrence Welk, Glenn Miller, Lionel Hampton, Sippie Wallace, Stuff Smith and Carol Channing.

Direct download: Gems_and_Precious_Metals.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:55pm CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST