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

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

Songs include: Moaning Low, Out In the New Moan Hay, Moaning the Blues, K.C. Moan, Texas Moaner Blues, Moaning In the Morning and That Moaning Saxophone Rag.

Musicians include: Blind Lemon Jefferson, Libby Holman, Hank Williams, Tommy Dorsey, Clara Smith, The Six Brown Brothers, The Mills Brothers and the Six Jumping Jacks.

Direct download: Moan.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:12am CST

Songs about trains.  Songs include: Honky Tonk Train Blues, Take the A Train, Night Train, Train Whistle Blues, Uptown Express and Freight Train Boogie.

Performers include: The Delmore Brothers, Jimmy Forest, Harry James, Cab Calloway, Milt Hearth, Woody Guthrie and Trixie Smith.

Direct download: All_Aboard.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:57am CST

A tribute to musician who died in 1965.  Musicians Include: Nat King Cole, Dorothy Dandridge, Joe Falcon, Albert Schweitzer, Tadd Dameron, Mayra Hess and Janette MacDonald.

 

Direct download: Obituaries_1965.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:03pm CST

Songs include: On the Trail, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, Blue Shadows On the Trail, The Oregon Trail, Hellhound On My Trail and North of the Mohawk Trail.

Performers include: Roy Rogers, Robert Johnson, Patti Page, Ozzie Nelson, Cab Calloway, Henry Burr and Woody Guthrie.

Direct download: On_the_Trail.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03pm CST

Works include: Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Midsummer Night's Dream, Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata, Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On Greensleeves, Bach: Sonata #3 for Solo Violin & Chopin: Polonaise In A Flat.

Performers include: Arthur Fiedler, Dennis Brain, Vladimir Horowitz, Rudolf Serkin, Leopold Stokowski and George Enescu.

 

Direct download: Classical_Music_Month_2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:54pm CST

Songs dealing with magic, including: Some Enchanted Evening, That Old Black Magic, Voodoo Woman Blues, The Magic Tree, Grandpa's Spells and Mister Magician.

Performers include: Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Nat King Cole, Llene Woods, Dave Brubeck, Jimmy Witherspoon, Charlie Barnet & Ozzie Nelson.

Direct download: its_magic_show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:05pm CST

Iconic jazz recordings from the early 1940s. Music includes: Take the A Train, Night In Tunisia, Round Midnight, Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby, Laura, Lover Man  & Boogie Woogie Man.

Performers include: Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Woody Herman, Albert Ammons & Pete Johnson, Stan Kenton and Dizzy Gillespie.

Direct download: Jazz_Classics_1941-1945.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:27pm CST

Songs include: Mountain Music, When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain, Mountain Dew, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Mountain Greenery & Mountain Top Blues.

Artists include: Kate Smith, Bessie Smith, Ozzie Nelson, Eugene Ormandy, Flatt & Scruggs, Cab Calloway, Roger Wolfe Kahn & Charlie Shavers.

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

Songs include: You Are My Sunshine, San Antonio Rose, I Hung My Head And Cried, Be Honest With Me and Walking the Floor Over You.

Performers include: Bob Wills, Hank Penny, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, Gene Autry and Elton Britt.

Direct download: Country_Music_1941.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:34pm CST

Musicians include: Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Lawrence Welk, Bob Crosby, Count Basie, Larry Clinton & Ray Noble.

Music includes: Don't Be That Way, Honky Tonk Train Blues, Boogie Woogie, My Reverie, Jumpin At the Woodside & Begin the Beguine.

Direct download: Big_Band_Hits_of_1938.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:56pm CST

Songs include: I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me. Dancing In the Moonlight, Believe It Beloved, Body and Soul, I'm In the Mood For Love and Yours Is My Heart Alone.

Performers include: Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Ruth Etting, Art Tatum and Louis Jordan.

Direct download: Summer_Love_Songs_2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:44pm CST

Songs include: You Belong to Me, Tenderly, Flamingo, Wild Side of Life, Oh Happy Day, Kiss of Fire and Caravan.

Performers include: Georgia Gibbs, Earl Bostic, Karen Chandler, Guy Mitchell, Winifred Atwell, Don Howard and Hank Thompson.

Direct download: Million_Sellers_1952.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:11pm CST

After a long delay, our annual July 4th show. Marches by the Boston Pops, Bunk Johnson, Bob Crosby, The Goldman Band, Ralph Flanagan and (?) The Berlin Philharmonic.

Marches include: The Stars and Stripes Forever, Washington Post, National Emblem, American Patrol, Strike Up the Band & When the Saints Go Marching In.

Direct download: Independence_Day_2019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:09pm CST

Songs include: King Porter Stomp. Queen Isabella, Duke For Dinner, Walking With the King, The Count and Prince Charming.

Performers include: Benny Goodman Sol Hoopii, Erroll Garner, Andy Kirk, Cab Calloway, Harry James and George Lewis.

Direct download: Royality.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:59pm CST

Paying tribute to musicians who died in 1963.  Performers include: Patsy Cline, Elmore James,Lizzie Miles,  Alec Templeton, Edith Piaf, Herbie Nichols, Dick Powell and Dinah Washington.

Songs include: I'll String Along With You, Heartaches, Blue Chopsticks, I Wanna Be Loved, Summertime and  La vie en Rose.

Direct download: Obituaries_1963.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20pm CST

Songs include: Churchmouse On a Spree, Black Rat Blues, Mickey Mouse's Birthday Party, Three Blind Mice, The Rats and Experiments With Mice.

Performers include: Jimmy Dorsey, Nat King Cole, Robert Wilkins, Ted Fio Rito, Milt Herth and John Dankworth.

Direct download: Rats_and_Mice.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19am CST

Celebrating 13 years of Music From 100 Years Ago. Music by, Bix Beiderbeck, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Bob Wills, Mozart, Django Reinhardt, Blind Boy Fuller and Beverly Kenney.

Direct download: 13th_Anniversary.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11pm CST

Boogie Woogie classics from 1939. Tunes include: Steady Rock Blues, Shout For Joy, Deep Fives, Woo Woo and Pinetop's Boogie Woogie.

Performers include: Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis, Harry James, Woody Herman and Clarence Lofton.

Direct download: Boogie_Woogie_1939.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25am CST

Songs include: Blue Tango, You Belong To Me, Wheel of Fortune, Delicado, The Glo-Worm, Cry and I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.

Performers include: Kay Starr, The Mills Brothers, Al Martino, Patti Page, Johnnie Ray and Leroy Anderson.

Direct download: Million_Selling_Records_1952.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15am CST

Songs include: Red Sails At Sunset, Barnacle Bill the Sailor, Popeye the Sailor Man, Smooth Sailing and Sail On Blues Blues.

Performers include: Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Lee Wiley, Ella Fitzgerald, Tommy Dorsey, the BBC Dance Orchestra, Hoagy Carmichael and the Six Jumping Jacks.

Direct download: Sailors_and_Sailing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:27pm CST

Radio transcription of famous African American Big bands from the 1940s.

Musicians include: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Jimmie Lunceford, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Teddy Wilson and Benny Carter.

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

Songs about crime and criminals.  Songs include: It's Murder, The Life and Death of John Dillinger, Pickpocket Blues, She's a Killer, Stealing Love, Pretty Boy Floyd and In the Jailhouse Now.

Performers include: Lil  Harding Armstrong, Ivory Joe Hunter, Pat Flowers, Woody Guthrie, Dizzy Gillespie and Bessie Smith.

Direct download: its_a_Crime.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:14pm CST

Songs with shade in the title. Songs include: In the Sade of the Old Apple Tree, Purple Shades, 90 In the Shade, In the Shade of the Palm and Pull Down the Shade, Marie.

Performers include: Lionel Hampton, the Mills Brothers, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Germaine Sablon and Joni James.

Direct download: Throwing_Shade.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:57pm CST

More musicians  born 100 years ago this year. Performers include: George Shearing, Anita O'Day, Art Blakey, Lennie Tristanio, Marion Hutton and Pete Seeger.

Direct download: Centennials_2019_Part_Two.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:40pm CST

Celebrating musicians born in 1919. Performers include: Ernie Ford, Kitty Wells, Georgie Auld, Nat King Cole, Carol Bruce, Billy Vaughn and Liberace.

Direct download: Centennials_2019_Part_One.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:08pm CST

Some of the hits from 100 years ago.  Songs include: Dardanella, You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet, Till We Meet Again, Take Me to the Land of Jazz, A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody and I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles.

Performers include: Ben Selvin, Al Jolson, Marion Harris, Vernon Dalhart, Bert Williams and John Steel.

Direct download: 1919.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36pm CST

Records left off of earlier shows. Songs include: Poor Butterfly, Sittin In a Corner, Fussin, Fudin and Fightin, The House is Haunted, Moonlight Rhapsody, Cannonball and The Whisper Waltz.

Performers include: Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Dorothy Shay, Cannonball Adderly, Donald Novis and Cab Calloway.

Direct download: Leftovers_26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52pm CST

Singers include: Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Jimmy Rushing, Anita O'Day, Mildred Bailey, Maxine Sullivan & Nat King Cole.

Songs include: Blue Moon, Jimmy's Blues, When Your Lover Has Gone, Lady Be Good,  Sweet Loraine, Night in Tunisia & More Than You Know.

Direct download: Jazz_Singers_of_the_1940s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:11pm CST

To mark the 248th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, a 1953 recording of the Symphony #2 by Herbert von Karajan and the Philaharmonia Orchestra.

Direct download: Beethovens_Birthday_2018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:33pm CST

Songs include: The Christmas Spell, The Man With the Bag, The Sleigh, Barnyard Christmas, Christmas In Jail, The Mistletoe Kiss and Death Might Be Your Santa Claus.

Performers include: Kay Starr, Eddie Arnold, The Mills Brothers, Spike Jones, Peggy Lee, Mitch Miller, The Rev. J.M. Gates and  Leroy Carr.

Direct download: Forgotten_Christmas_Songs_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:10pm CST

Lesser-known Christmas music from the 1930s through the 1950s.

Songs include: Christmas Candles, Shake Hands With Santa Claus, Santa Claus' Party, Little Christmas Tree, Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney and Christmas Swing.

Performers include: Ella Fitzgerald, Les Baxter, Kay Kyser, the Andrews Sisters, Nat King Cole, The Orioles and Django Reinhardt.

Direct download: Forgotten_Christmas_Songs_Part_One.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:49pm CST

Songs include: Love Is Just Around the Corner, A Table In a Corner, Blue Skies Are Just Around the Corner, There Are Bad Times Just Around the Corner and Dark Corners.

Musicians include: Ben Webster, Jack Hylton, Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, Noel Coward, Rex Stewart and Artie Shaw.

Direct download: Corner_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11am CST

Historic Recordings of the symphonies of Franz Joseph Haydn.

Works include:  movements from the London, Farewell, Oxford, Passion and Drumroll symphonies.

Performers include: Charles Munch, Arthur Goldschmidt, George Szell, Wilhelm Furtwangler and Eduard van Beinum.

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

Songs include: Easy to Love, It's So Easy, Easy As Pie, Slow and Easy Man, Easy Does It and Take It Easy.

Performers include: Doris Day, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Bessie Smith, Lester Young, Stan Kenton, Nat King Cole, Wally Rose, and  Maxine Sullivan.

Direct download: Easy_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:42pm CST

Special episode marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.  Songs include: The Americans Come, Till We Meet Again, Hands Across the Sea, I Don't Want to Get Well. Break the News to Mother and I've Got My Captain Working For Me Now.

Performers include: Arthur Middleton, Ada Jones, Al Bernard, the New York Military Band, George Wilton Ballard and Thomas Edison.

Direct download: Armistice_Centennial.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:28pm CST

More vintage waltzes. Songs include: The Merry Go Round Waltz, It's a Sin To Tell a Lie, When I Grow to Old to Dream, Always, the Minute Waltz, the Merry Christmas Waltz and the Merry Widow Waltz. Musicians include: Jeanette McDonald, Riley Puckett, Glenn Miller, Victor Young, Buddy Clark, Al Goodman and the Casa Loma Orchestra.

Direct download: three_quarter_time_part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:53am CST

Famous waltzes, including: Sidewalks of New York, I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles, The Tennessee Waltz, The Band Played On, The Waltz of the Flowers and the Blue Skirt Waltz.

Musicians include: Guy Lombardo, Bradley Kincaid, Cowboy Copas, Arthur Rubinstein, Tino Rossi and Ted Lewis.

Direct download: three_Quarter_Time_Part_One.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57am CST