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Recordings from the early 20th Century with comments.

Brice Fuqua


    • Jan 17, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 38m AVG DURATION
    • 814 EPISODES

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    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.  

    Street Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2021 35:28

    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.

    Classical Adagios

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2021 46:40

    Slow movements from composers: Mozart, Bach, Ravel, Barber, Chopin & Holst, Performers include: Wilhelm Giesking, Yehudi Menuhin, Adrian Bolt, Ignancy Paderewski & Arturo Toscanini.

    Birds of a Feather

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2021 40:51

    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.

    National Recording Registry #13

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2021 44:53

    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.

    15th Anniversary Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2021 38:58

    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!

    Five

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2021 39:29

    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.

    It's Cold

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2021 43:06

    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.

    Kansas City Jazz

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 37:15

    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.

    Mozart Birthday 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 31:05

    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.

    Blues 1928

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 41:53

    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.

    1921

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 41:57

    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.

    Leftover #29

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 36:38

    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.

    Beethoven 250 Part 12: Symphony #9

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 71:45

    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.

    Rhythm

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 42:50

    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.

    Christmas 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2020 41:58

    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.

    Beethoven 250 Part 11: Symphony #7

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2020 38:02

    The penultimate Beethoven 250 podcast features a 1944 recording of the Symphony #7 in A by the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy. 

    Drag

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 36:17

    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.

    Breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 31:49

    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.

    Thankful

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2020 34:34

    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 250 Part 10: Six Bagatelles Op 126

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2020 22:03

    Beethoven's last major piano work, the Six Bagatelles Op 126 in a 1937 performance by Artur Schnabel.

    On the Town

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2020 36:10

    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.

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