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It's a Sin To Tell a Lie (Fats Waller 1936)

Who Told You That Lie? (Vaughn Monroe 1946)

My Bonnie Lie Over The Ocean (Ella Logan 1938)

Darling, You Lied (Wayne King, Buddy Clark 1941)

How Could You Believe Me ect. (Bing Crosby Judy Garland 1951)

Little White Lies (Dick Haymes 1948)

Why Do I Lie To Myself About You (Johnny Johnson 1936)

Lovely Lies (Manhattan Brothers & Miriam Makeba 1956)

How It Lies (Connie Haines 1949)

Direct download: Lies_and_Liars.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:14pm CDT

Artists include: Bert Williams, Helen Gross, Bubber Miley, Cats and Fiddle, Elmo Hope, DeFord Bailey and Hazel Scott.

Songs include: Pan-American Blues, Ten Little Bottles, Nevertheless, East St. Louis Toodle-oo, Nuts To You & I Gotta Swing.

Direct download: Forgotten_African_American_Musicians.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:54am CDT

Songs include: On a Slow Boat to China, Song of the Volga Boatmen, Don't Give Up the Ship, Ferry Boat Serenade and Shrimp Boats. 

Musicians include: Jo Stafford, Glenn Miller, Dick Powell, Benny Goodman, John McCormack and Moon Mullican. 

Direct download: Ships_and_Boats_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:52pm CDT

Performers include: Blind Lemon Jefferson, Victoria Spivey, T-Bone Walker, Ida Mae Mack, Lightnin Hopkins, Blind Willie Johnson and Harmonica Slim.

Songs include: Don't Trust Nobody, God Don't Never Change, Big Mama Jump, Howlin Wolf Blue and You Better Believe It. 

 

Direct download: Texas_Blues_Musicians.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:37pm CDT

A special, short podcast honoring Thomas "Fats" Waller on his 120th birthday.  Songs include: Honeysuckle Rose, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Whose Honey Are You.

Direct download: Fats_Waller_120th_Birthday.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:39pm CDT

Songs include: Sweet Georgia Brown, Little Brown Jug, Brown Eyes, Why Are you Blue?, Fine Brown Frame and The Little Brown Gal.

Musicians include: Brother Bones, Rosemary Clooney, Glen Miller, Joe Turner, Bob Wills, Nick Lucas and Nellie Lutcher. 

Direct download: Brown_Color_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:49pm CDT

Musician include: Hank Thompson, Kitty Wells, Slim Whitman, Hank Williams, Red Foley and Ernest Tubb. 

Songs include: The Wild side of Life, Salty Dog Rag, Jambalya, It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels  and Too Old to Cut the Mustard.

Direct download: Country_Music_1952.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:40pm CDT

Songs include: Born to Lose, Lost and Found, I'd Hate to Lose You, What Have We Got to lose?, Lost April and She Had to Go and Lose It At the Astor. 

Performers include: Benny Carter, the Andrews Sisters, Ted Daffran, the Ink Spots, Richard Himbler, Thomas "Fats" Waller and Nat King Cole.

Direct download: Lose.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:38pm CDT

Songs include: It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing, Swing It Sister, Waltz In Swing Time, Rug Cutter's Swing, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and Swinging On a Star.

Performers include: Duke Ellington, Les Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller, the Mills Brothers and the Fisk Jubilee Quartet. 

Direct download: it_Dont_Mean_a_Thing_If_It_Aint_Got_That_Swing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:40pm CDT

Songs include: Apple Blossom Time, Apple Honey, Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, Scrapple From the Apple, The Big Apple and Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White.

Performers include: Glenn Miller, Jo Stafford, Tommy Dorsey, the Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Charley Parker and Woody Herman. 

Direct download: Apples.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:22pm CDT

Singers include: Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Louise Tobin, Vera Lynn, Ella Fitzgerald, Helen Forest, the Andrews Sisters, Carmen Miranda, and Kate Smith. 

Songs include: We'll Meet Again, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Beer Barrel Polka, Undecided, What's New, Strange Fruit and God Bless America.

Direct download: Female_Singers_of_1939.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:35pm CDT

To mark Bach's 339th birthday, historical recordings of the Brandenburg Concerto 3 and the B Minor Prelude and Fugue from the Well Tempered Clavier. 

Direct download: J_S_Bach_Birthday_2024.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:21pm CDT

Songs include: Wild Horses, His Rocking Horse Ran Away, Black Horse Blues, Empty Saddles, Riders In the Sky, Horses Don't Bet On People and The Ride of the Valkeries. 

Performers include: Betty Hutton, Bing Crosby, Burl Ives, Kay Kyser and Perry Como. 

Direct download: Horse_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:56pm CDT

Songs include: I Love You Because You're You, Because of Once Upon a Time, Just Because, Because Of You and Because it's Love.

Performers include: Thomas "Fats" Waller, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Leon Payne and Johnny Mercer. 

Direct download: Because.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:29pm CDT

Celebrating 18 years of the podcast. Music includes: Confirmation, Go Where I Send Thee, Alabama Song, I'm Beginning to See the Light, Caravan, The Great Gate At Kiev, Worried Man Blues and Truckin' My Blues Away.

Performers include: The Golden Gate Quartet, The Carter Family, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Arturo Toscanini, Duke Ellington and Lotte Lenya. 

Direct download: 18th_Anniversary_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:41pm CDT

Songs from Gershwin's Hollywood period,  including: They Can't Take That Away From Me, Let's Call The Whole Thing Off, Love Walked  In, Nice Work If You Can Get It, They All Laughed and Love Is Here To Stay.

Performers include: Fred Astaire, The Andrews Sisters, Bea Wain, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Kenny Baker and Ozzie Nelson. 

Direct download: George_Gershwin_Movie_Songs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:10pm CDT

Day

Songs include: Bizet Has His Day, Day By Day, Day In Day Out, What a Difference a Day Made, Isn't This a Lovely Day, Night and Day and Oh Happy Day. 

Musicians include: Fred Astaire, Jo Stafford, Frank Sinatra, Helen Forest, Don Howard, Les Brown and Ben Selvin.

Direct download: Day.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:13pm CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

No

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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

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

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 CDT

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 CDT