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Recordings from the early 20th Century with comments.

Brice Fuqua


    • Aug 10, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
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    • 835 EPISODES

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    Warren and Dubin

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 37:23

    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.

    Here Comes Trouble

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 36:45

    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.

    Flowers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 36:51

    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.

    Movie Stars Sing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 44:33

    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.

    Bebop Jazz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 44:25

    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.

    Country Music 1949

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 34:41

    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.

    How Songs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 38:39

    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.

    Leftovers #30

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 34:59

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

    Female Big Band Singers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 38:32

    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?

    Summer Love Songs 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 33:49

    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.

    Slow

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 45:13

    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.

    Cities

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 41:37

    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.

    Boats

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 32:32

    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.

    Go For Baroque

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 45:44

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

    Jazz Appreciation Month 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 42:40

    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.

    Movie Songs

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 44:18

    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.

    Sweet 16: The Anniversary Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 39:35

    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.

    Country Music Train Songs

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 39:02

    Songs include: Wabash Cannonball, Lonesome Whistle,The Wreck of the Old 97, Waiting For a Train, Eastbound Freight Train, The Devil's Train & Ben Dubery's Final Run. Performers include Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, The Monroe Brothers, Vernon Dalhart and Grandpa Jones.

    Falling

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 34:38

    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.

    Gotta Have Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 38:28

    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.

    Centennials 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 46:12

    Celebrating musicians born 100 years ago this year. Musicians include: Judy Garland, Doris Day, Lord Kitchner, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Charles Mingus, Kay Starr, Gale Storn, Al Hirt and Janis Paige.

    1922

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 43:36

    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.

    Leftovers #29

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 41:17

    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.

    Beethoven's Birtday 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 13:25

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

    Christmas 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 38:16

    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.

    Guns and Roses

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 38:46

    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.

    Lost

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 36:31

    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.

    Walking

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 35:04

    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.

    On the Boogie Woogie Train

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 38:02

    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.

    Gems and Precious Metals

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 36:39

    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.

    The Five

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 45:23

    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.

    Country Music Month 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 39:46

    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.

    Ghost

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 38:02

    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.

    Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 37:50

    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.  

    Jazz Quintets 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 41:40

    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.  

    Classical Music Month 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 38:22

    Historical recordings of music by Mozart, Schumann, Debussy, Respighi, Chopin & Bach. Performers include : Eileen Joyce, Eugene Ormandy, Joseph Szigeti and Hans Hotter.

    Singing Pianists

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 35:12

    Musicians include: Thomas "Fats" Waller, Pat Flowers, Una Mae Carlisle, Blossom Dearie, Nina Simone, Whispering Jack Smith & Arizona Dranes. Songs include: Too Marvelous For Words, Lover Man, Then I'll Be Happy, Bring Me Some Money, Honey, Pardon My Love and God's Got a Crown.

    Fool

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 34:07

    Songs include: These Foolish things, Fools Rush In, Who's Foolin Who?, Foolish Tears, Keep Cool Fool & Why Fool Yourself? Performers include: Ivory Joe Hunter, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Kay Starr & Lee Wiley.

    Jazz All Stars

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 47:02

    The Metronome All Star records from 1939-1953 Songs include: Bugle Call Rag, Saint Louis Blues, Sweet Loraine, King Porter Stomp, Overtime and Blue Lou.

    Wind

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 36:28

    Songs include: Windy City Boogie Woogie, Gone With the Wind, Night Winds, They Call the Wind Mariah, The Four Winds and the Seven Seas and Ill Wind. Musicians include: Maxine Sullivan, the Dorsey Brothers, Nat King Cole, Chet Baker, Big Joe Turner, Mel Torme and Stan Getz.

    At Twilight

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 38:16

    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.

    Classical Preludes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 39:46

    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.

    Stormy Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 39:17

    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.

    Independence Day 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2021 32:22

    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.  

    Centennials 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 47:44

    Celebrating musicians born in 1921. Mario Lanza, Betty Hutton, Arthur Smith, Dennis Brain, Herb Ellis, Deanna Durbin, Nelson Riddle, Gordon MacRae and Mary Osborne. 

    National Accordion Month

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 39:06

    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.

    Summer Love Songs 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 37:37

    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.

    When

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2021 37:58

    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.

    Blues 1927

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2021 37:16

    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.

    Fish

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2021 36:49

    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.

    Fire

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2021 35:59

    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.  

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