Friday, July 31, 2015

"Exceeding One's Grasp" July 31, 2015

(Week 434)

This RADIOLA! is not so much about multi-tasking as it is about juggling.

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Tim Brymn's Black Devil Four - Aunt Hagar's Children Blues (1921) - Okeh 8011 A
Joe Marsala and his Delta Six - Twelve Bar Stampede (1939) - Decca 18111 A
Willard Robison (w/Ipana Troubadours) - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Harry Reser's Jazz Pilots (Tom Stacks v) - Pretty Lips (1926) - Okeh 40730 A
Ben Selvin and his Orch - After I Say I'm Sorry (1926) - Vocalion B 15258
Harry Raderman's Dance Orch (Jimmy Kern v) - Halleleujah (1927) - Okeh 40829
Chick Endor - Precious (1926) - Vocalion B 15382
The Record Boys (Al Bernard, Frank Kamplain, and Sam Stept) - When a Kid Who Came from the East Side Found a Sweet Society Rose (1926) - Vocalion B 15265
Evelyn Thompson - Someday Sweetheart (1926) - Vocalion A 1075
Joseph Samuels' Jazz Band - No Wonder I'm Blue (1921) - Okeh 4233 A
The Tennessee Tooters - Deep Elm (1925) - Vocalion A 15109
Night Club Orchestra (Reser) - Ah-Ha! (1925) - Vocalion A 15031
Esther Bigeou (acc bt Ricketts' Stars) - Aggravatin' Papa (1923) - Okeh 8053 A
Richard B Gilbert (Taro Patch accomp) - Because of You (1925) - Okeh 40401 A
Umbrian Glee Club - Rain Song (1926) - Vocalion B 1013
Eli Newberger (piano and tuba) - Prelude in C Sharp Minor (Gershwin) (1985) - Shake It Down (Stomp Off SOS 1109)
The Hot Jazz Alliance - San (2014) - Bandstand Diplomacy (HJA 2015)
Louisiana Five Jazz Orch - Slow and Easy (1919) - Columbia A2949
The Original Memphis Five - That Barking Dog - Woof! Woof! (1922) - Vocalion B 14461
Banjo Bill Bowen (Charles Baumshlag p) - Nifty Notes (1926) - Okeh 40553 A
Jay Richards and his Orch (unk v) - Used To You (1929) - Vocalion B 15812
Leo Reisman and his Orch (Lewis Levin v) - Lucky Me Lovable You (1929) - Victor 22221 A
The High Hatters (Leonard Joy) (Frank Luther v) - I'm In Love With You (1929) - Victor 22141 A
Sophie Tucker (Ted Shapiro p) - ('Cause I Feel) Low Down (1928) - Okeh 41058
The Lonesome Cowboy - Take Care of the Farmer (1930) - Perfect 12616 B
The Piano Twins (Dick Robertson v) - Lazy Day (1932) - Perfect 11334 A
Adrian Schubert and his Orch (Irving Kaufman v) - Sing, You Sinners (1930) - orig Oriole 1883 (Healey)
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orch (Kenny Sargent v) - We Were the Best Of Friends (1933) - Brunswick 6708
Ambrose and his Orch - Limehouse Blues (1935) - Decca 660 A
Joe Marsala and his Orch - Bulls Eye (1941) - Decca 3715 A
Casa Loma Orch with Connie Boswell - Washboard Blues (1932) - Brunswick 20108
Jimmy Mazzy (banjo) and Eli Newberger (tuba) - When You Wish Upon a Star (1985) - Shake It Down (Stomp Off SOS 1109)

Friday, July 24, 2015

They said it couldn't be done!

And they were right. No RADIOLA! this week. This should tide you over.

Friday, July 17, 2015

"Lazy Dog Days" July 17, 2015

(Week 433)

This RADIOLA! just can't seem to keep the quick brown fox from the door.

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Esther Walker - Slow and Easy (1920) - Victor 18680 A
Isham Jones and his Orch (Eddie Stone v) - I Wanna Be in Winchell's Column (1937) - Perfect 8-01-03
Willard Robison (w/Ipana Troubadours) - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Howard Lanin's Ben Franklin Dance Orch - Don't Wake Me Up Let Me Dream (1925) - Victor 19797 B
Jean Goldkette and his Orch - Slow River (take 2) (1927) - Victor 25354 A
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies - Mean Dog Blues (1927) - Brunswick 3597 A
Nick Lucas - Sleepy Time Gal (1925) - Brunswick 2990 A
Peggy English - Lazy Weather (1927) - Vocalion A 15561
Buddy Prince and his Seven Jewels - Huggable, Kissable You (1929) - Piccadilly 382
The Cotton Pickers - Got To Cool My Doggies Now (1922) - Brunswick 2338 B
Vincent Lopez and his Hotel Pennsylvania Orch - Maybe (She'll Write Me) (1924) - Okeh 40051A
Art Landry and his Orch - Lazy Blues (1924) - Victor 19488 A
Ed Morton - What Do You Mean You Lost Your Dog? (1913) - Columbia A1419
Blossom Seeley and the Georgians - Lazy (1924) - Original Sounds of the 20s III (Columbia CL 2230)
Hare and Jones - Too Tired (1924) - Cameo 623
Jeff Healey guitar/vocal (w Jesse Barksdale, rhythm guitar; Colin Bray, bass; Reide Kaiser, piano; Dan Levinson clarinet; Tom Pletcher, cornet) - My Honey's Lovin' Arms (2004) - Adventures In Jazzland (purchase here)
Stephanie Trick - Liza (2010) - Live (TRCD004)
William H. Reitz - Buffalo News March (Lampe) (1913) - Victor 17357 A
Varsity Eight - Easy Melody (1923) - Cameo 445
Isham Jones' Orch - Dog On The Piano (1924) - orig Brunswick 2646 (Healey)
Kensington Serenaders (Selvin) (Franklyn Baur v) - Good News (1927) - Vocalion B 15628
Miami Royal Palm Orch (W. Robison) (Irving Kaufman v) - So Tired (1928) - Cameo 8181
Jacques Renard and his Cocoanut Grove Orch (Johnny Marvin v) - When the Morning Glories Wake Up in the Morning (1927) - Victor 20981 A
Noel Coward - World Weary (1929) - HMV B 3158
Rudy Vallee Connecticut Yankees - Weary River (1929) - Victor 21868 A
Roy Carroll and his Sands Point Orch (Selvin) (Scrappy Lambert v) - I Can't Write The Words (1931) - orig Harmony 1345-H (Healey)
Joe Haymes and his Orch (Roy Wager v) - Lazybones (1933) - Perfect 15790 A
Todd Rollins and his Orch (Chick Bullock v) - You Can Put It In The Papers (1934) - orig Banner 33176 (Healey)
Slim Green - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter (1935) - Decca 7105 A
Joe Marsala and his Delta Six - Feather Bed Lament (1939) - Decca 18111 B
Joe Reichman and his Orch (Marion Shaw v) - I Could Write A Book (1941) - orig Victor 27325 (Healey)
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (CL v) - Street of Dreams (1932) - Collectors' Choice CCM 299

Friday, July 10, 2015

"Proof of the Pudding" July 10, 2015

(Week 432)

This RADIOLA! has nothing further to say about desserts.

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Charles E. Mack (w George Moran) (Eddie King or) - Elder Eatmore's Sermon on Throwing Stones (1927) - Columbia 50061 D
Al Mitchell and his Orch (Blanche Bow v) - Nasty Man (1934) - orig Bluebird B 5374 (Healey)
Willard Robison (w/Ipana Troubadours) - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Ross Gorman and his Orch - Sleepy Time Gal (1925) - Columbia 516 D
The Rhythm Breakers (Sol S. Wagner) - You Don't Like It Not Much (1927) - Parlophone R 3383
Charley Straight and his Orch - Do You, Don't You? (1928) - Brunswick 4026
Ben Bernie and his Orch (Zelma O'Neal v) - I Want To Be Bad (1929) - orig Brunswick 4204 (Healey)
The High Hatters (Frank Luther v) - Good Little, Bad Little You (1929) - orig  Victor 21909 (Healey)
Willard Robison and his Little Symphony - Sing You Sinners (1930) - Diva 3131 G
Emil Coleman and his Montmartre Orch - Pack Up Your Sins (And Go To The Devil) (1922) - orig Vocalion 14462 (Healey)
Nathan Glantz and his Orch - Come On Red, You Red Hot Devil Man (1924) - orig Oriole 1202 (Healey)
Finzel's Arcadia Orch - Big Bad Bill Is Sweet William Now (1925) - orig Okeh 40301 (Healey)
Aileen Stanley (w The Virginians) - Don't Think You'll Be Missed (1923) - Victor 19039 B
Oriole Orch (Mark Fisher v) - Ah-Ha (1925) - Brunswick 2874 B
Musical Comedy Orch (BHSO Selvin) (IK v) - You Took Advantage Of Me (1928) - orig Harmony 672-H (Healey)
Moxy Früvous - King Of Spain (1993) - Bargainville (Atlantic 82563-2)
Paolo Alderighi - The Sheik of Araby (2012) - Piano Solo (Abeat ABJZ 516)
Van Eps Quartet (Glantz, Banta, Van Eps, G. H. Green) - Murder! (1920) - Pathe 20468 B
Al Jolson - Ding-a-Ring a Ring (1921) - Columbia A3375
Miss Lee Morse - Tonight You Belong To Me (1926) - Perfect 11631
Colonial Club Orch (Haring) (Dick Robertson v) - I Am Only Human After All (1930) - Brunswick 4848 (Healey)
New York Syncopators (Lanin) (Smith Ballew v) - Satan's Holiday (1930) - orig Odeon ONY-36152 (Healey)
Roane's Pennsylvanians (Cliff Nazarro v) - Cast Your Sins Away (1932) - orig Victor 24353 (Healey)
Ed Loyd and his Orch (Dick Robertson v) - In a Park in Paree (1933) - Perfect 15761 A
Anson Weeks and his Orch (Pete Fylling v) - Strange Interlude (1932) - Brunswick 6341
Joe Haymes and his Orch (Cliff Weston v) - And The Big Bad Wolf Was Dead (1934) - orig  Banner 33111 (Healey)
Connie Boswell - Seein' is Believin' (1935) - Brunswick 7445
Ozzie Nelson and his Orch (Harriet Hilliard v) - Get Thee Behind Me, Satan (1936) - orig Brunswick 7606 (Healey)
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians - I'm Just An Ordinary Human (1935) - orig Decca 424 (Healey)
Bing Crosby (w Victor Young Orch) - Would You? (1936) - Decca 756 B
Van Alexander and his Orch (Butch Stone v) - Oh, I'm Evil (1939) - orig Bluebird B 10137 (Healey)
Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orch (Willard Robison v) - The Lonesome Road (1929) - Victor 21996 A

Monday, July 06, 2015

Fan It!

UPDATE: This column will be published in slightly different form in the September 2015 issue of The American Rag. (Subscribe here--it's print only.)

My latest column for JAZFAX (published by The Jazz Appreciation Society of Syracuse) is out today. (See the whole issue of this excellent publication here.)


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Friday, July 03, 2015

"Less Dense in the Pants" July 3, 2015

(Week 431)

This RADIOLA! celebrates a diminishing abundance, among other things.

RADIOLA! streams continuously from my Live365 station. Lighter than on the air-cast here. Each RADIOLA! program is sent to subscribers on my email list (email here).

Here's something I'm really celebrating: the first part of my two-part profile appears in The American Rag this month (adapted by Russ Tarby from his piece in the April JAZFAX), and articles under my byline will be published there beginning in a month or so. I've submitted the first one, which has been accepted for publication. Please consider subscribing to The American Rag, which is an invaluable print resource for those who encourage keeping ragtime and traditional jazz alive in performance.

Earl Oliver's Jazz Babies (Reser) (Tom Stacks v) - Fire! (An Alarming Novelty) (1926) - Edison 51877 R
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orch - Royal Garden Blues (1936) - Decca 986 B
Willard Robison (w/Ipana Troubadours) - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Ted Weems and his Orch (Parker Gibbs v) - Cobble-Stones (1927) - Victor 21105 B
Ernie Golden and his Hotel McAlpin Orch - The Varsity Drag (1927) - Edison 52109 L
Roger Wolfe Kahn and his Orch (Franklyn Baur v) - All By My Ownsome (1927) - Victor 20828 B
Willard Robison and his Piano - Yellow Dog Blues (1926) - Pathe Actuelle 32243
Annette Hanshaw - Mean To Me (1929) - Diva 2859 G
Leo Reisman and his Orch (Lewis Levin v) - Happy Days Are Here Again (1929) - Victor 22221 B
University Five (Fosdick) - Margie (intro Singin' the Blues) (1920) - Pathe 20476
Rudy Wiedoeft's Californians - Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me (intro You Didn't Want Me When You Had Me) (1920) - Pathe 22299 B
Duke Yellman's Parody Club Pals - Song of the Wanderer (1926) - Edison 51927 L
Isabella Patricola - Mystery (1920) - Pathe 22332
Victor Roberts (Billy Jones) - Why Should I Cry Over You? (1922) - Victor 18922 B
Singin' Sam - Goody Goody (1937) - Refreshment Time 44 (World tx)
Paolo Alderighi and Stephanie Trick - Handful Of Keys (2014) - Sentimental Journey (ATCD002)
Stéphane Séva (w Dan Levinson and Ehud Asherie) - Baby Brown (2012) - Swing Ondulé (Black & Blue BB 775 2)
Theodore Morse and Abe Frankel - Jazzin' Around (1917) - Pathe 20430 B
Arthur Collins (Vess Ossman banjo) - When Uncle Joe Plays a Rag on His Old Banjo (1912) - Victor 17118 B
Wilmoth Houdini - Uncle Jo' Gimme Mo'! (1928) - Poor but Ambitious (Arhoolie Folklyric CD 7010)
Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orch (Elliott Shaw v) - Alone With My Dreams (1930) - Victor 22334 B
Ed Loyd and his Orch (Kardos) (Dick Robertson v) - Willow Weep For Me (1932) - Panachord 25482 A
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orch (Pee Wee Hunt v) - You're Gonna Lose Your Gal (1933) - Brunswick 6708
Harry Richman - Alone (1936) - Decca 702 A
Jimmy Dorsey and his Orch (Bob Eberle v) - Let's Call a Heart a Heart (1936) - Decca 950 B
Lee Morse - Shadows On the Wall (1938) - Decca 1919 B
Ambrose and his Orch (Jack Cooper v) - What Harlem Is To Me (1935) - Decca 1690 A
Sidney “Pops” Bechet w Noble Sissle's Swingsters (O'Neil Spencer v) - Viper Mad (1938) - Decca 3521 A
Hoosier Hot Shots - The Pants That My Pappy Gave to Me (1939) - Vocalion 05485
Seger Ellis and his Choir of Brass - If Ever a Heart Was In the Right Place (1939) - Brunswick 8371
Cootie Williams and his Rug Cutters - Boudoir Benny (1939) - Vocalion v4726
Quintet of the Hot Club of France - Swinging With Django (1937) - Victor 27272 B

Friday, June 26, 2015

"It May Find You" June 26, 2015

(Week 430)

This RADIOLA! can't hide from the implications of its own competence.

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Harry Blake (Billy Jones) - Sittin' in a Corner (1923) - Perfect 12091 A
Bud Freeman and his Windy City Five - Keep Smiling At Trouble (1935) - Decca 18113 B
Willard Robison (w/Ipana Troubadours) - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Glen Echo Serenaders (Keller Sisters & Lynch v) - Nobody Worries 'Bout Me (1926) - Vocalion A 15427
Eddie Harkness and his Orch (Van Fleming v) - Trees (1928) - orig Victor 21313 (Healey col)
Roger Wolfe Kahn and his Orch (Scrappy Lambert v) - Among My Souvenirs (1927) - Victor 21084 A
Willard Robison - Moonlight On the Ganges (1926) - Perfect 12304
Johnny Marvin - Happy Days and Lonely Nights (1928) - Victor 21780 B
Ruth Etting - At Sundown (1927) - Columbia 1052 D
Synco Jazz Band (Samuels) - Chicago (1922) - Perfect 14043 B
Paul Whiteman and his Orch - Eliza (1924) - Victor 19462 A
Willie Creager and his Entertainers (Irving Kaufman v) - Why Do Ya Roll Those Eyes? (1926) - Perfect 14715
Cliff Edwards - Nobody Knows What a Red Headed Mama Can Do (1925) - Perfect 11562
Miss Lee Morse and her Blue Grass Boys - If You're Missing Me (1926) - Perfect 11631 B
Golden Gate Orch (Arthur Fields v) - Judy (1928) - Velvet Tone 1804 V
Five O'Clock Orchestra - When You and I Were Young, Maggie (2015) - Jubilee (CD PSJT 001)
Damrosch Orch- Toreador Song From Carmen (c 1903) - Harmony A137
Comic Monologue (Joe Hayman) - Cohen at the Real Estate Office (1917) - Harmony 5029 H
Lou Gold and his Orch (Irving Kaufman v) - Bye Bye Blackbird (1926) - Perfect 14618
Vincent Lopez Orch (Lew Conrad v) - Little White Lies (1930) - Hit of the Week 1088
Marek Weber and his Orch (v) - In Your Eyes Lies the Heart of Vienna (1930) - Victor V 6078 B
Jack Hylton and his Orch (Pat O'Malley v) - O Cara Mia (1931) - Victor 22928 B
Jenny Howard - Looking On The Bright Side (1931) - EBW 5515 (UK)
Ambrose and his Orch (Rhythm Sisters v) - Memphis Blues (1935) - Decca 660 B
Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orch (Bob Goday v) - Serenade In the Night (1936) - Bluebird B 6747 A
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orch - Shades of Hades (1936) - Decca 986 A
Ben Pollack and his Pick-A-Rib Boys - The Snake Charmer (1937) - Decca 1488 A
Bunny Berigan and his Orch - Caravan (1937) - Victor 25653 A
Roy Eldridge and Orch - High Society (1939) - Philharmonic FR 81 B
Louis Armstrong and his Orch - Perdido Street Blues (1940) - Decca 18090 A
Joe Marsala and his Orch - Slow Down (1941) - Decca 3715 B