Thursday, January 26, 2017

"Unreality Check" January 27, 2017

(Week 453)

This RADIOLA! doesn't believe its own eyes--by decree.

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Arthur Fields - Oh What a Pal Was Whoozis! (1927) - Bell 515 A
Tempo King and his Kings of Tempo - You're Giving Me a Song and a Dance (1936) - Bluebird B-6575-B
Willard Robison (w/Ipana Troubadours) - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
The Bostonians (Ernie Golden) - Lonely Acres (1926) - Vocalion A 15490
Eddie Harkness and his Orch (Harold Dana v) - Trees (1928) - Victor 21313 A
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orch - Tough Breaks (1928) - Bluebird B-6638-B
Bessie Smith - Money Blues (1926) - Columbia 14137 D
Art Gillham - I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In (1927) - Columbia 1051 D
Annette Hanshaw and her Sizzling Syncopaters - There Must Be a Silver Lining (1928) - Perfect 12419
Jazz-Bo's Carolina Serenaders - Hot Lips (1922) - Cameo 257
Majestic Dance Orch (Katzman) - Lost (A Wonderful Girl) (1922) - Grey Gull 1137 A
Ray Miller and his Orch - Me Neenyah (1925) - Brunswick 2814 B
Eddie Nelson - After You've Gone (1918) - Emerson 971
Bostonian Syncopators (OM5) - Stop Your Kidding (1922) - Grey Gull 1137 B
Original Indiana Five (Tom Morton v) - Someday Sweetheart (1927) - Harmony 501 H
The Royal Klobasneks - San Antonio Rose (2015) - Here We Go!
Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven - Uptown Jump (2015) - That New Old Sound
Arnold Johnson and his Paramount Hotel Orch (Roy Strom v) - Me and The Man in The Moon (1928) - Brunswick 4125
William F. Wirges and his Orch (Irving Kaufman v) - Laugh Clown, Laugh (1928) - Brunswick 3910 A
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orch - Mary Lee (1929) - Bluebird B-6638-A
Gus Arnheim and his Cocoanut Grove Orch (Bing Crosby v) - I'm Gonna Get You (1931) - Victor 22691 B
Helen Morgan (Victor Young Orch, Louis Alter piano) - Bill (1932) - Columbia 55005
Johnny Marvin - To Whom it May Concern (1931) - Victor 22604 B
Louis Armstrong and his Orch - I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues (1933) - Bluebird B 6771 A
Bumble Bee Slim and his Riffers - I'se Gonna Break Em Down (1936) - Decca 7343 A
Les Brown and his Duke University Blue Devils - Swamp Fire (1937) - Decca 1231 A
Jan Garber and his Orch (Russ Brown v) - I'm Just Beginning to Care (1936) - Decca 859 B
Ambrose and his Orch - Cotton Picker’s Congregation (1937) - Decca 1526 B
Tommy Ladnier and his Orch - Weary Blues (1938) - Bluebird B-10086-A
Art Hinett Threesome - March Slave (Tchaikovsky) (1939) - Bluebird B-10863-A
Singin' Sam - Melancholy Mood (1939) - Refreshment Time B 709
Claude Thornhill and his Orch - Snowfall (1941) - Columbia 36268

Friday, December 30, 2016

"New Year's Record Party 2017" December 31, 2016

(Week 452)

This long-overdue RADIOLA! observes the yearly changing of the calendar with the requisite gaggle of shellac recordings. May your New Year be better than expected!

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Just before recording this program I was shocked and saddened to hear that my friend Rich Conaty, host of The Big Broadcast, died on December 30. RADIOLA! would never have come to be without Rich's inspiration and encouragement. Therefore, this program is dedicated to his memory.

Libby Holman - Who's That Knockin' at My Door (1927) - Brunswick 3667-A
The Art Hinett Threesome - Entry of the Gladiators (1939) - Bluebird B 11174 B
Willard Robison (w/Ipana Troubadours) - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans - Nobody's Sweetheart (1928) - UHCA 11
Bennie Moten's KC Orch - It's Hard to Laugh or Smile (1928) - Bluebird B-6431-A
Eddie Lang's Orch - March of the Hoodlums (1929) - Parlophone R644
Art Gillham - Pretty Little Thing (1926) - Columbia 1051 D
Paul Oliver (Frank Munn) - Yo Te Amo Means I Love You (1929) - Victor 21878 A
Irene Beasley - Go 'Long, Lasses (1928) - Victor 21266 B
Guyon's Paradise Orch - Louisville Lou (1923) - Okeh 4862 B
Ray Miller and his Orch - You and I (1924) - Brunswick 2814 A
Original Indiana Five - I'm Coming Virginia (1927) - Harmony 501 H-cr-nr
William F. Wirges and his Orch (Frank Munn v) - Afraid of You (1928) - Brunswick 3910 B
Herman Kenin's Multnomah Hotel Orch (Van Fleming v) - Persian Rug (1928) - Victor 21313 B
Henry Allen Jr. and his Orch - Swing Out (1929) - HMV B 4970
Thomas “Fats” Waller - Valentine Stomp (1929) -  HMV JF4
Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang's Blue Five - Raggin' the Scale (1933) - Columbia CB 612
Libby Holman - Carefree (1927) - Brunswick 3667-B
The Troubadours (Harold Yates Cooper Lawley v) - Dream Kisses (1927) - Victor 21000 B
Fess Williams and his Royal Flush Orch - Hot Town (1929) - Bluebird B-6431-B
Ben Pollack and his Park Central Orch (Scrappy Lambert v) - Song of the Blues (1929) - Victor 22147 B
Frank Trumbauer and his Orch (Smith Ballew v) - Love Ain't Nothin' But the Blues (1929) - Parlophone R644
Victor Arden Phil Ohman and their Orch (Frank Luther v) - Embraceable You (1930) - Victor 22558 A
Freddie Rose - Somebody and Me (1927) - Brunswick 3616 A
Helen Morgan - More Than You Know (1929) - Victor 22149 B
Johnny Marvin - Yours and Mine (1931) - Victor 22604 A
Thomas “Fats” Waller - Gladyse (1929) -  HMV JF4
Larry Rich and his Friends (Sam Lanin) (Scrappy Lambert v) - Pagan Love Song (1929) - Perfect 15168
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (CL v) - Rollin' Down the River (1930) - Columbia 2188 D
The Chocolate Dandies - Star Dust (1928) - Parlophone R 558
Bennie Moten's KC Orch - Sweetheart of Yesterday (1929) - Bluebird B-6851-A
Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang's Blue Five - Hey! Young Fella! (1933) - Columbia CB 601
Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang's Blue Five - Jig Saw Puzzle Blues (1933) - Columbia CB 612
La Palina Broadcasters (Fred Rich) (Irving Kaufman v) - When My Dreams Come True (1929) - Perfect 15178
George Olsen and his Music (Fran Frey v) - The Moon is Low (1930) - Victor 22392 A
Louis Armstrong and his Orch - I'm in the Market for You (1930) - Columbia M667 (Japan)
Gene Austin - Peace of Mind (1929) - Victor 22068 B
Helen Morgan - What Wouldn't I Do for That Man (1929) - Victor 22149 A
Jack Denny and his Waldorf-Astoria Orch (June Pursell v) - Lazy Day (1932) - Victor 24012 B
Teddy Wilson - It Never Dawned on Me (1935) - Brunswick 02110 B
Frank Tanner and his Rhythm Kings (Thomas Bailey v) - Death in B Flat (1936) - Bluebird B-6719-B
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (trio v) - I Won't Dance (1935) - Decca 404 A
Frances Langford - You Hit the Spot (1935) - Decca 663 A
Ken Drake and his Orch (Jimmy Ray v) - You'll Never Go to Heaven (1937) - Bluebird B-7025-A
Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orch (Bob Goday v) - Foolish Feeling (1936) - Bluebird B-6665-A
Ambrose and his Orch - Deep Henderson (1937) - Decca 1526 A
Tommy Ladnier and his Orch - Ja Da (1938) - Bluebird B-10086-B
Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang's Blue Five - Pink Elephants (1933) - Columbia CB 601
Teddy Wilson - Every Now and Then (1935) - Brunswick 02110 A
McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans - Liza (1928) - UHCA 12
George Olsen and his Music (Orch v) - Montana Call (1930) - Victor 22392 B
Victor Arden Phil Ohman and their Orch (Frank Luther v) - I Got Rhythm (1930) - Victor 22558 B
Henry Allen Jr. and his Orch - Feeling Drowsy (1929) - HMV B 4970
Bennie Moten's KC Orch - Prince of Wales (1932) - Bluebird B-6851
Louis Armstrong and his Orch - High Society (1933) - B 6771 B
Frances Langford - Will I Ever Know? (1935) - Decca 663 B
Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orch (Bob Goday v) - Where Are You? (1936) - Bluebird B-6665-B
Tempo King and his Kings of Tempo - A High Hat, a Piccolo, and a Cane (1936) - Bluebird B-6575-A
Jan Garber and his Orch (Russ Brown v) - Did I Remember? (1936) - Decca 859 A
Ramona with the Park Avenue Boys - The Beat of My Heart (1934) - Victor 24597 B
New Dixie Demons - Looking at the World Through Rose-Colored Glasses (1936) - Decca 5362 B
Freddie Rose - Bye-Bye, Pretty Baby (1927) - Brunswick 3616 B
Johnny Marvin - Bye Bye Blues (1930) - 22534 B
Louis Armstrong and his Orch - Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (1931) - Columbia 37808

Thursday, March 31, 2016

"No Hoax Radio" April 1, 2016

(Week 451)

This RADIOLA! intentionally steps on its own banana peel.

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Cal Stewart - First Day of April at Pumpkin Center (1909) - United A649
Eddie Lang (Arthur Schutt p) - April Kisses (1927) - Parlophone R 3338
Willard Robison (w/Ipana Troubadours) - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Jean Goldkette and his Orch (Frank Bessinger v) - Cover Me Up With Sunshine (1927) - Victor 20588 B
Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orch (Johnny Marvin) - You Wouldn't Fool Me, Would You? (1929) - Victor 21859 A
Junie C. Cobb and his Grains of Corn (JC v) - Once or Twice (1929) - Timeless CBC 1-050
The Merrymakers (Revelers) - How Dy Do Mis' Springtime (1926) - Brunswick 3154 A
Pete Woolery - Like a Breath of Springtime (1929) - Columbia 2004 D
Snooks and the Memphis Ramblers (Wally Ashby v) - Dip Your Brush in the Sunshine (1931) - Victor 22720 A
Elite Dance Orch (Glantz) - Hymn to the Sun (1922) - Perfect 14036 A
Herb Wiedoeft's Cinderella Roof Orch - He's Just a Horn Tootin' Fool (1925) - Brunswick 2916 B
Carl Fenton's Orch (Billy Jones Ernest Hare v) - Oh You Can't Fool an Old Hoss Fly (1924) - Brunswick 2757
Vaughn De Leath - I'm a Dog Gone Struttin' Fool (1921) - Okeh 4577 A
Earl Rickard (Harry Reser guitar) - Dumb Dora (1924) - Okeh 40174 A
The Record Boys (Al Bernard, Frank Kamplain, and Sam Stept) - When Spring Comes Peeping Through (1926) - Vocalion A 15265
Randi Cee - Bei Mir Bistu Shein (2015) - Any Kind of Man
Dave Stuckey and The Hot House Gang - I Never Knew (2015) - How'm I Doin? (Peanut Whistle 5132)
Margaret McKee - Spring Song (Mendelssohn) (1920) - Pathe 22477
Dolly Kay - No One's Fool (1921) - Columbia A3502
Roger Wolfe Kahn and his Hotel Biltmore Orch - Bam Bam Bammy Shore (1925) - Victor 19808 A
Hokum Trio (Ikey Robinson v) - I'm Having My Fun (1930) - Timeless CBC 1-050
Buck Wilson and his Rangers (Arthur Fields v) - When It's Springtime In the Rockies (1930) - Velvet Tone 2129 V
Jimmy Wornell's Hot Blue Bottles - Stomping (1931) - Timeless CBC 1-005
Johnny Marvin - I'm a Dreamer (Aren't We All?) (1929) - Victor 22148 A
Leo Reisman and his Orch (Frank Luther v) - Sing Something Simple (1930) - Victor 22538 A
Jim Davidson and his Palais Royal Orch - Fair and Warmer (1934) - Regal Zono C22154
Arthur Young and his Strict Tempo Dance Orch - I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin' (1935) - Decca F 5792
Robert Ashley - These Foolish Things (1936) - HMV B D 344
Louis Armstrong and his Orch - Sun Showers (1937) - Decca 1369 B
Lonnie Johnson - I'm Just Dumb (1940) - orig Bluebird B 8564
Paul Whiteman and his Orch (Lady Day v) - Trav'lin' Light (1943) - Capitol 116
Freddy Martin Orch (Lois Elliman v) - April in Paris (1933) - Liberty Music Shop L 155

Friday, March 04, 2016

"No More Train Wrecks!" March 4, 2016

(Week 450)

This RADIOLA! is determined to maintain a perfect track record.

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George Holden (John McGhee) - The Wreck of the Virginian Train No 1 (1927) - Challenge 389 B
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orch - Always (1937) - Decca 1473 B
Willard Robison (w/Ipana Troubadours) - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
The Rhythmic Eight (Maurice Elwin v) - I'm Crazy Over You (1929) - Retrieval 79059
Billy Hays and his Orch (Lanin) (Irving Kaufman v) - I'm Always Smiling (1928) - Okeh 40996
Slim Lamar and his Southerners (SL v) - That's A Plenty (1929) - Retrieval 79006
Okeh Kut Ups (Jerry Macy Ed Smalle) - If I Didn't Know Your Husband and You Didn't Know My Wife (1927) - Okeh 40770 A
Vernon Dalhart - Casey Jones (1927) - Victor 20502 B
California Humming Birds - It Goes Like This (1928) - Victor 21766 A
Rega Dance Orch (Jack Kaufman v) - The Vamp (1919) - Okeh 4000 A
The Cotton Pickers - My Sweetie Went Away (1923) - Brunswick 2461 A
Okeh Syncopators (Raderman) - Black Bottom (1926) - Okeh 40641 B
Arthur Fields - Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning (1918) - Columbia A2617
Vaughn DeLeath - Maybe You Think You're Fooling Baby (1922) - Okeh 4597 B
The Southland Jubilee Singers - Southbound Passenger Train (1928) - Champion 15543 B
Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys - Delta Bound - Whoopee! Hey! Hey!
Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys - Music Makes Me - It's the Girl!
George O'Connor - Everybody Rag With Me (1915) - Columbia A1706
Sam Moore (octacorda) - Chain Gang Blues (1921) - Okeh 4412 A
Charles Dornberger and his Orch - Glad Eyes (1924) - Victor 19542 A
Sam Lanin and his Orch (Scrappy Lambert v) - You Took Advantage Of Me (1928) - orig Pathe Actuelle 36828 (Healey)
The Rhythmic Eight (Maurice Elwin v) - I'm Doing What I'm Doing For Love (1929) - Retrieval 79059
Junie C. Cobb and his Grains of Corn - Shake That Jelly Roll (1929) - Timeless CBC 1-050
Cliff Edwards - It's Only A Paper Moon (1933) - Art Deco: The Crooners (Disc 2) (Columbia/Legacy)
Wendell Hall - In The Big Rock Candy Mountain (1928) - Brunswick 4174
Louis Armstrong and his Orch - Hobo, You Can't Ride This Train (1932) - HMV B 6315
Bessie Jackson (Lucille Bogan) - I Hate That Train Called The M and O (1934) - Melotone 6 02 64
Adrian Rollini and his Orch - Riverboat Shuffle (1934) - Decca 265 B
Dorsey Bros' Orch - St Louis Blues (1934) - Decca 119 B
Cab Calloway and his Orch - Error in the News (1937) - orig Vocalion 3912 (Classics)
Johnny Hodges and his Orch - Dance of the Goon (1939) - Vocalion v4941
Milt Herth Trio - Honky Tonk Train Blues (1940) - Decca 25064 B
Andre Kostelanetz Conducts - Casey Jones (1938) - Brunswick 8233

Friday, January 29, 2016

"Off the Dial" January 29, 2016

(Week 449)

This RADIOLA! cannot but celebrate, despite a particular setback.

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The very first issue of The Syncopated Times is off the press, and it's beautiful. Charter subscriber Glenn Robison dedicated much of his Rapidly Rotating Records for January 24, 2016 to the happy event. I am most grateful!

The Happiness Boys - Twisting the Dials (1928) - How Do You Do? (ASV CD AJA 5628) orig Victor 35953
Willard Robison (w/Ipana Troubadours) - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Fred Elizalde and his Cambridge Undergraduates - Stomp Your Feet (1927) - Timeless CBC 1-005
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orch - She's No Trouble (1928) - Victor 24893 B
Slim Lamar and his Southerners - Happy (1928) - Retrieval 79006
Frank Munn - Let the End of the World Come Tomorrow (1926) - Brunswick 3250 A
Roy Evans - My Old Lady Blues (1929) - Columbia 1697 D
Sophie Tucker - Aren't Women Wonderful? (1928)- Columbia 5064 (UK)
Original Dixieland Jazz Band (Al Bernard v) - St. Louis Blues (1921) - Victor 18772 A
The Benson Orch of Chicago - Pickin' 'em Up and Layin' 'em Down (1924) - Victor 19386 A
California Ramblers - On Such a Night (1924) - Columbia 91 D
Arthur Fields - Stay Down Here Where You Belong (1914) - Little Wonder 46
Alma Gluck - From the Land of the Sky Blue Water (Eberhart-Cadman) (1911) - Victrola 64190
The Norfolk Jazz Quartette - When I Walked Up I Was Sharp As a Tack (1921) - Okeh 8019 A
The Carpal Tunnel Kid - Impending Doom (Internet Radio Edition) (2007)
Paolo Alderighi and Stephanie Trick - Grandpa's Spells (2014) - Sentimental Journey (ATCD002)
Jimmy Wade and his Dixielanders - Mississippi Wobble (1928) - Timeless CBC 1-050
Mart Britt and his Orchestra (MB v) - Sadness Will Be Gladness (1928) - Retrieval 79006
Piccadilly Revels Band  - Buffalo Rhythm (1927) - Timeless CBC 1-005
Alex Hill and his Orch - Toogaloo Shout (1929) - Timeless CBC 1-050
The Rhythmic Eight (Maurice Elwin v) - Rhythm King (1929) - Retrieval 79059
Jabbo Smith and his Rhythm Aces - Ready Hokum (1929) - Retrieval 79013
Louis Armstrong and his Orch - Some Of These Days (1929) - Vocalion 3202
Billy Cotton and his Band (Nat Gonella and trio v) - Bessie Couldn't Help It (1930) - Timeless CBC 1-005
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orch (James Rushing v) - Ya Got Love (1931) - Victor 22680 B
Paul Whiteman and his Orch (Irene Taylor v) - So At Last It's Come To This (1932) - Victor 24187 B
Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings - Georgia Rockin' Chair (1935) - Brunswick 02105 A
Hal Kemp and his Orch (Skinnay Ennis v) - Stop! You're Breaking My Heart (1937) - Victor 25589 B
Red Norvo and his Orch (Mildred Bailey v) - Please Be Kind (1938) - Brunswick 8088
Billie Holiday - Night and Day (1939) - Vocalion 5377
Jack Smith - The Song is Ended (1927) - Victor 21028 A

Friday, January 22, 2016

"New Year's Revolutions" January 22, 2016

(Week 448)

This RADIOLA! is feeling the "heave" in "upheaval."

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Adrian Rollini and his Orch (Clay Bryson v) - Got The Jitters (1934) - orig Banner 32950 (Healey)
Clyde McCoy and his Orch - Tear It Down (1936) - Associated 60660
Willard Robison (w/Ipana Troubadours) - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Johnny Johnson and his Statler Pennsylvanians (trio v) - Thou Swell (1928) - Victor 21113 A
Bix Beiderbecke and his Gang - Ol' Man River (1928) - Columbia 35666
New Orleans Wanderers - Papa Dip (1926) - Columbia DB 2920
Lewis James - Forever (1928) - Victor 21733 B
Ted Brownagle and his Orch (trio v) - Helen (1928) - orig Columbia 1741-D (Healey)
Pawel Faut - Zlamane zycie (Broken Life) (1928) - Victor V 16166 B
Columbia Band - Les Copeland's Rag (1914) - Little Wonder 293
Original Dixieland Jazz Band - Jazz Me Blues (1921) - Victor 18772 B
Isham Jones and his Orch - Sweet Georgia Brown (1925) - Brunswick 2913 B
Victor Opera Co - Gems from Bohemian Girl Pt 1 (Balfe) (1916) - Victor 35603 A
Victor Opera Co - Gems from Bohemian Girl Pt 2 (Balfe) (1916) - Victor 35603 B
Vincent Lopez and his Orch (Bruce Wallace v) - That Certain Feeling (1926) - orig Okeh 40574 (Healey col)
The Carpal Tunnel Kid - You Can't Legally Sing This Song (2007)
Paolo Alderighi and Stephanie Trick - After You've Gone (2012) - Two For One (ATCD001)
The DeReszke Singers - The Long Day Closes (Chorley-Sullivan) (1925) - Victor 45517 B
New Orleans Wanderers - Too Tight (1926) - Columbia DB 2920
Alexander Dobrohotoff - Kamarinskaja (1928) - Okeh 15078
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians - St Louis Blues (1930) - Columbia 50256 D
Casino Jazzers (Irving Kaufman v) - Heads Up (1930) - Van Dyke 81855 B
Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers - Each Day (1930) - JSP CD 323 (orig Victor 23351)
Hotel Pennsylvania Music (Spitalny) (Bill Coty v) - A Cottage for Sale (1930) - Velvet Tone 2141 V
Morton Downey -  Save The Last Dance For Me (1932) - Perfect 12783 B
The Growler - Calypso Behind the Wall (1938) - Fall of Man (Rounder CD 1141)
Eddie DeLange and his Orch (Elisse Cooper v) - What This Country Needs Is Foo (1938) - orig Bluebird B 10074 (Healey)
Edgar Hayes and his Orch - Fugitive From a Harem (1938) - Decca 1748 B
Teddy Wilson and his Orch (Billie Holiday v) - Nice Work If You Can Get It (1937) - Brunswick 8015
Geechee Wiley - Last Kind Word Blues (1930) - orig Paramount 12951 A
Helen Morgan (Leonard Joy Orch) - Something To Remember You By (1930) - Victor 22532 B
Woody Guthrie - Dusty Old Dust (So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh) (1940) - Poor Man's Heaven (RCA Victor 82876-50958-2)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Introducing The Syncopated Times!

Over the past two weeks I have prepared the first ever issue of The Syncopated Times. This was no doubt the hardest work I've ever done in my life. Added to that, it was necessary for me to teach myself newspaper layout from the ground up as I was assembling my first issue. Luckily, I'm fairly resourceful, and a quick study—but I've also had to struggle against my own profound inertia to scale a learning curve that has been more of a right angle. But the first issue is done! In finishing it I've managed to amaze myself.

Last year I began writing for The American Rag, a monthly national paper devoted to the preservation and perpetuation of traditional jazz and ragtime. Though a series of wholly unanticipated circumstances, I purchased the assets of the paper from Don Jones, who published The American Rag over the past twenty years. I am deeply grateful to Don and Cathie Jones for this opportunity, and I am determined to keep their work going in The Syncopated Times far into the future.

Thanks also for the indispensable help of Lew Shaw, Russ Tarby, Gary Price, and Norman Vickers whose work you will find in our first issue.

Since I'm expanding the frequency of issue to twelve per year, at the start of February I'm raising the yearly subscription price to $30 per year in the US (and $55 for two years). I'll maintain the Canadian and Overseas rates at present (as posted on The American Rag website ) but I anticipate expanding to include a digital edition that will make it much more economical for subscribers outside the US to receive content. (And being digital, it will be instantaneous.)

To subscribe, email me at subscribe@syncopatedtimes.com with your name, address, and full nine-digit zip code (and your pledge to subscribe) and I'll add you to the list of subscribers. All current subscribers to The American Rag will automatically receive The Syncopated Times for the duration of their subscription. For new subscriptions, mail yout check for the one or two-year subscription to:

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Thank You!
Andy Senior
Publisher and Editor
The Syncopated Times