Recordings from the early 20th Century with comments.
Songs include: At Twilight, Twilight Time, Twilight In Turkey, Twilight Rag, A Little Kiss At Twilight and Twilight Blues. Performers include: Benny Goodman, Les Brown, James P Johnson, Raymond Scott, Sol Ho'opi'i , Eddie Condon and Thomas " Fats" Waller.
Historical recordings of preludes by Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Debussy, Shostakovich and Scriabin. Pianists include: Edwin Fischer, Oscar Levant, Walter Gieseking, Gaby Casadesus and Alfred Cortot.
Songs include: After the Storm, Stormy Weather, Call It Stormy Monday, Sandstorm, I've Been In the Storm Too Long and Stormy Blues. Musicians include: Billie Holiday, Fletcher Henderson, Spike Hughes, T-Bone Walker Louis Kaufman and Art Tatum.
Music includes: The Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America, Lift Every Voice And Sing, Blues From An American In Paris, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, American Patrol and El Capitan. Performers include: Sousa's Band, Edwin Franco Goldman, The Andrews Sisters, Fred Waring, Ralph Flanagan, The Boston Pops Orchestra and Horace Heidt.…
Celebrating musicians born in 1921. Mario Lanza, Betty Hutton, Arthur Smith, Dennis Brain, Herb Ellis, Deanna Durbin, Nelson Riddle, Gordon MacRae and Mary Osborne.
A salute to the squeeze box. Accordionists include: Lawrence Welk, Frankie Yankovic, Art Van Damme, Pietro Diero, Charles Magnante, The Three Suns and Dick Contino. Music includes: Lady of Spain, Bubbles In the Wine, Underneath the Arches, The Accordion Man and Black Eyes.
Songs include: Whose Honey Are You?, All the Things You Are, I Concentrate On You, Apple Blossom Time, The Band Played On and September Song. Performers include: Bing Crosby, the Andrews Sisters, Guy Lombardo, Fats Waller, Walter Huston , Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller.
Songs include: When the Saints Go Marching In, When Your Lover Has Gone, Where Or When, When a Woman Loves a Man, I'm Sharp When I Hit the Coast and Who Will Be With You When I'm Far Away. Performers include: Jimmy Durante, Maxine Sullivan, Bessie Smith, Benny Goodman, Whispering Jack Smith, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton.…
Performers include: Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Barbecue Bob, Meade Lux Lewis, Henry Thomas, Victoria Spivey and the Memphis Jug Band. Songs include: Backwater Blues, Old County Stomp, Barbecue Blues, Blues Oh Blues, Kansas City Blues and Southern Rag.
Songs include: Three Little Fishies, Gone Fishin, Don't Fish In My Sea, Fish For Supper, Saturday Night Fish Fry and Fishin Around. Performers include: Kay Kyser, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Lee Konitz, Louis Jordan, Ma Rainey, Lionel Hampton and Mildred Bailey.
Songs include: Baltimore Fire, I Don't Want To Set the World On Fire, Fireworks, Swamp Fire, Ritual Fire Dance, Setting the Woods On Fire and I'm Playing With Fire. Performers include: Charlie Poole, Jo Stafford, Leopold Stokowski, Larry Adler, The Ink Spots, Jimmy Dorsey and Donald Thorne.
Songs include: On the Sunny Side of the Street, 12th Street Rag, Walking the Street, Annie Street Rock, 52nd Street Theme and 42nd Street. Performers include: Hal Kemp, June Christy, Alberta Hunter, Nat King Cole, Dizzy Gillespie, Richard M. Jones and Bob Crosby.
Slow movements from composers: Mozart, Bach, Ravel, Barber, Chopin & Holst, Performers include: Wilhelm Giesking, Yehudi Menuhin, Adrian Bolt, Ignancy Paderewski & Arturo Toscanini.
Songs about birds. Including: When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano, Listen to the Mockingbird, Weather Bird, Skylark, His Eye Is On the Sparrow, Bluebirds in the Moonlight & A Chicken Aint Nothin But a Bird. Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Glen Miller, The Ink Spots, Louis Jordan, Mary Martin, The Soul Stirrers & Bob Crosby.…
Highlights from the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. Performers include: Hjalmer Peterson, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, FDR, Marika Papagika, Uncle Dave Macon & Pablo Casals.
Celebrating 15 years of Music From 100 Years Ago with records by Lu Watters, Arizona Dranes, the Mills Brothers, Charlie Parker, Bob Wills, Mozart and Blind Willie McTell. Thanks for your support through the years!
Songs include: Five Foot Two, Five O' Clock Whistle, Deep Fives, Five Minutes More, Mr. Five By Five and Swinging At the Circle Five. Musicians include: Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, the Andrews Sisters, the Swift Jewel Cowboys, Meade Lux Lewis, the Mills Brothers and Stan Getz.
Songs include: It's Getting Chilly, Cold, Cold Heart, Baby It's Cold Outside, There's Frost On the Moon, Frosty Morning Blues, Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind and Out In the Cold Again. Performers include: Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, the Casa Loma Orchestra, Jame P. Johnson, Bob Crosby and the Bob Cats, Alberta Prime and the Duke Ellington Orchestra…
Celebrating the Kansas City jazz sound. Musicians include: Benny Moten, Count Basie, Juli Lee, Andy Kirk, Mary Lou Williams and Charley Parker. Music Includes: Them There Eyes, Good Morning Blues, Jive At Five, Confessin the Blues, I've Found a New Baby and Swing For Joy.
In honor of Mozart's 265th birthday, a special podcast featuring the Piano Concerto #19 in F, KV459. Pianist Clara Haskil is accompanied by the Winterthur Symphony conducted by Henry Swoboda in a recording from 1950.
Musicians include: Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Scrapper Blackwell, Lonnie Johnson, Victoria Spivey, Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Lemon Jefferson. Songs include: Candy Man Blues, Empty Bed Blues, Organ Grinder Blues, Down the Alley Way Blues, Peaches In the Springtime and See That My Grave Is Kept Clean.…
The hits and history of 1921. Songs include: April Showers, Ain't We Got Fun, Look For the Silver Lining, Carolina Shout, They'll Be Some Changes Made and Song of India. Performers include: James P. Johnson, Paul Whiteman, Marion Harris, Eube Blake, Al Jolson and the California Ramblers.
For the final podcast of 2020, records left off earlier podcasts and a tribute to musicians who passed away this year. Musicians include: Hildergarde, Fred Astaire, Count Basie, Ethyl Waters, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason and Bert Lahr.
The final episode of our Beethoven 250 series features a 1947 recording of the Symphony #9 by the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Herbert von Karajan with Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Elizabeth Hongen, Julius Patzak and Hans Hotter.
Songs include: Rockin In Rhythm, Rhythm King, I Got Rhythm Variations, Swing Out Rhythm and I Got a Heart Full of Rhythm. Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Duke Ellington, Valaida Snow, Blanche Calloway, Lonnie Johnson and Dave Brubeck.
Holiday records from the 1940s and early 1950s. Songs include: Jingle Bells, Here Comes Santa Claus, Blue Christmas, the Nutcracker, Silent Night, Christmas Chopsticks, Frosty the Snowman and Christmas Time. Artists include: Vera Lynn, Bob Crosby, Mel Blanc, Sergiu Celibidache, Doris Day, the Mills Brothers and Billy Ecksteine.…
The penultimate Beethoven 250 podcast features a 1944 recording of the Symphony #7 in A by the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy.
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.
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.
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.…
Beethoven's last major piano work, the Six Bagatelles Op 126 in a 1937 performance by Artur Schnabel.
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.
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.…
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.
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…
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.
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.…
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.
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.
This month's Beethoven podcast features a 1946 recording of the Symphony #6 (Pastoral) by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Bruno Walter.
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.
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.
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.…
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.
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.
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.
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.…
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.…
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.
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.…