Thursday, October 30, 2014

No Tricks, No Treats

I'm going to pass on doing a show for October 31st. One is essentially compelled to do a Halloween-themed show on such a date, and my assessment is that there's already plenty of Halloween drivel out there. I'm not eight years old and presumably neither are you.

Friday, October 24, 2014

"The Not Found Era" October 24, 2014

(Week 404)

This RADIOLA! might be losing it.

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Charles Kellogg (The Nature Singer) - Narcissus (Nevin) (1916) - Victor 45085 A
Tempo King and his Kings of Tempo - He Ain't Got Rhythm (1937) - Bluebird B 6758 B
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
George Olsen and his Music (Bob Borger Fran Frey Bob Rice v) - Do Do Do (1926) - Victor 20327 A
Sam Lanin and his Orch - How Many Times? (1926) - Cameo 993
Victor Salon Orch - Apache Dance (Offenbach) (1927) - Victor 21055 A
Arthur Fields and Fred Hall - The Song of the Blind Man (1929) - Velvet Tone 2079-V
Barbecue Bob - My Mistake Blues (1927) - The Essential (Classic Blues CBL-200026) orig Columbia 14350-D
Annette Hanshaw - Is There Anything Wrong in That? (1928) - Volume 5 Annette Hanshaw 1928-29 (Sensation)
Joseph C. Smith's Orch - Yellow Dog Blues (intro Hooking Cow Blues) (1919) - Victor 18618 B
The Benson Orch of Chicago - Somebody's Wrong (1923) - Victor 19122 A
Cameo Dance Orch - The Sneak (Nacio Herb Brown) (1922) - Cameo 253
David Bispham - The Hanging of Danny Deever (Damrosch-Kipling) (1906) - Marconi 30016
Alma Gluck (Clement Barone flute) - Lo, here the gentle lark (Henry R. Bishop - Shakespeare) (1912) - Victor 64267
E. K. Rose with Hawaiian Quintette - My Honolulu Hula Girl (1913) - Victor 18573 A
Mark Shane - Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day (2012) - Suite 16 (Amber Lake 006)
Stephanie Trick (w Danny Coots drums Jay Hungerford bass) - Honky Tonk Train Blues (Lewis) (2011) - Something More (Victoria VC4387)
Frank Croxton (supervised by Prof. Charles H. Collins) - Victor Records for Health Exercises No 1 (Liberty Bell) and No 2 (Comin' Thru the Rye) (1922) - Victor 18914 A
Lanin's Roseland Orch - The Sheik (1921) - Regal 9150
International Novelty Orch - I Love Me (1923) - Victor 19121 A
Ted Weems and his Orch (Art Jarrett v) - I Found You Out When I Found You In Someone Else's Arms (1928) - Victor 21773 A
Leo Reisman and his Orch (Frances Maddux v) - Someday I'll Find You (1931) - HMV B 6156
Will Osborne and his Orch - Trees (1930) - orig Melotone 12215 (Healey col)
Bing Crosby (w Guy Lombardo RCns) - You're Beautiful Tonight, My Dear (1933) - Columbia DB 2123
Al Bowlly (Ray Noble Orch) - My Melancholy Baby (1935) - Victor 25007 A
Wingy Manone and his Orch - No Regrets (1936) - Bluebird 6473 A
Coleman Hawkins (Stanley Black p) - Lost in a Fog (1934) - Decca 18252 A
Dorsey Bros Orch (Kay Weber v) - I'm Just A Little Boy Blue (1935) - orig Decca 348 (Healey col)
Jerry Cooper (with Eddy Duchin's Orch) - Timber (1936) - Victor 25485 A
Kenny Baker - Lost and Found (1938) - Decca 1795 B
Connee Boswell (Victor Young orch) - Look For the Silver Lining (1941) - Decca 25055 B
Fritz Kreisler (Carl Lamson p) - Aloha Oe (1925) - Victrola 1115 A

Friday, October 17, 2014

"Overspecialization" October 17, 2014

(Week 403)

This RADIOLA! suggests there are worse things than being a dilettante.

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A number of recordings used in this show are drawn from the phenomenal American Dance Band collection amassed by the late Jeff Healey. Read about Jeff here.

Ernest Hare (w Selvin's Orch) - Mindin' My Business (1923) - Vocalion A 14753
Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orch (Bob Goday v) - Johnny One Note (1937) - orig Bluebird 6895 (Healey col)
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
George Olsen and his Music (Fran Frey v) - She Was Just a Sailor's Sweetheart (1926) - Victor 19938 A
Phil Spitalny and his Orch - I Just Wanna Be Known As Susie's Feller (1926) - orig Victor 20267 (Healey col)
Earl Burtnett and his LA Biltmore Hotel Orch (Louis Kraft v) - Trees (1927) - orig Columbia 1190 D (Healey col)
Annette Hanshaw and her Sizzling Syncopaters - I Just Roll Along (1928) - Perfect 12419 B
The Happiness Boys - He Ain't Never Been to College (1928) - Victor 21332 A
Waring's Pennsylvanians - Just Hot! (1924) - orig Victor 19377 (Healey col)
Herb Wiedoeft's Cinderella Roof Orch - He's Just a Horn Tootin' Fool (1925) - Brunswick 2916 B
Jerome Conrad and his Orch (Selvin) (IK v) - I'm The Medicine Man For The Blues (1929) - orig Harmony 975-H (Healey col)
Lew Dockstater - Everybody Works But Father (1905) - Columbia A306
Victor Roberts (Billy Jones) - My Home Town Is a One Horse Town But It's Big Enough For Me (1920) - Victor 18712 A
Margaret Young - Ukulele Lady (1925) - orig Brunswick 2861
Emily Asher's Garden Party - Garden Party Party (2014) - Meet Me in the Morning
Arthur Fields - Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning (1918) - Columbia A2617
Emerson Military Band - Joe Turner Blues (1916) - Emerson 7145
Abe Lyman's California Orch - Out of a Million, You're the Only One (1924) - orig Brunswick 2742 (Healey col)
Harry Salter and his Willys-Knighters (Bob Merwin v) - I'm Just A Vagabond Lover (1929) - orig Cameo 9147 (Healey col)
Vincent Rose and his Orch (Chick Bullock v) - I'm Just A Dancing Sweetheart (1931) - orig Perfect 15503 (Healey col)
Joe Venuti and his New Yorkers (Scrappy Lambert v) - I Am Only Human After All (1930) - orig Okeh 41451 (Healey col)
Smith Ballew and his Orch - Just A Gigolo (1931) - orig Melotone 12094 (Healey col)
Snooks and the Memphis Ramblers (Wally Ashby v) - Let a Little Pleasure Interfere With Business (1931) - Victor 22720 B
Ozzie Nelson and his Orch (ON and HH v) - Mister Magician (1934) - orig Vocalion 2642 (Healey col)
Isham Jones Orch (Joe Martin v) - A Tree Was A Tree (1933) - orig Victor 24246 (Healey col)
Tom Coakley and his Orch (Carl Ravazza v) - I'm Just An Ordinary Human (1935) - orig Victor 25058 (Healey col)
Joe Haymes and his Orch - One-Note Trumpet Player (1932) - orig Columbia 2739-D (Healey col)
Les Brown and his Orch (Herb Muse v) - The Man Who Comes Around (1939) - orig Bluebird B-10558 (Healey col)
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orch (Pee Wee Hunt v) - The Pessimistic Character (With The Crab-Apple Face) (1940) - orig Decca 2164 (Healey col)
John Ryan with Orch - I'm a Specialist (1940) - Varsity 8198

Friday, October 10, 2014

"Unrequited Infection" October 10, 2014

(Week 402)

This RADIOLA! is taking certain precautions against hypochondria.

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Billy Murray - Some Little Bug Is Going To Find You (1915) - orig Victor 17826 B
Mezz Mezzrow and his Swing Band - The Panic Is On (1936) - 1936-1939 (Classics 694) orig Bluebird B 6319
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Ted Lewis and his Band - Don't Wake Me Up Let Me Dream (1925) - Columbia 531 D
Waring's Pennsylvanians (Tom Waring v) - Look At Those Eyes (1925) - Victor 19648 B
Paul Whiteman and his Orch - No More Worryin' (1926) - Victor 20007 B
Ted Weems and his Orch (Parker Gibbs v) - She's Got “It” (1927) - Renovation 7008 (orig Victor 20829 A)
Irving Kaufman - Sick and Tired (1927) - Regal 8372 B
Madeline Beatty - Afraid of You (1928) - Okeh 41034
Sophie Tucker - There's Something Spanish In My Eyes (1928) - Columbia 4941 (UK)
The Jazz-O-Harmonists - I'm Goin' South (1924) - Edison 51302 R
Ted Weems and his Orch - Red Nose Pete (1924) - My Gal Sal (Renovation 7005) orig Victor 19377
Fred Rich and his Hotel Astor Orch - Could I? I Certainly Could (1926) - Harmony 136 H
Emmett Miller (Walt Rothrock p) - Lovesick Blues (1925) - Okeh 40465 B
Bessie Smith (Jimmy Jones p) - Graveyard Dream Blues (1923) - Frog DGF41 (orig Columbia A4001)
Eddie Cantor - Laff It Off! (1925) - The Columbia Years 1922-1940 (Legacy C2K 57148) orig Columbia 283 D
Gary Lawrence and his Sizzling Syncopators - Stayin' Alive (1980) - Columbia M 35824 (LP)
Sir Harry Lauder - It's Nice to Get Up in the Mornin' but It's Nicer to Lie in Bed (1914) - Victor 45196 A
Fred Van Eps - Dance of the Bugs (1911) - Victor 17834 B
The Original Memphis Five - Stop Your Kidding (1922) - Vocalion A 14461
King Oliver and his Orch (Frank Marvin v) - St James Infirmary (1930) - Victor 22298 A
Buddy Rogers and his California Cavaliers (Frank Parrish v) - In My Hide Away (1932) - Victor 24015 B
Henry Allen and his New York Orch (Will Johnson v) - You Might Get Better, But You'll Never Get Well (1930) - Classics 540 (orig Victor V-38140)
Ruth Etting - I'll Get By (1929) - Columbia 1733 D
Jenny Howard - He's Dead But He Won't Lie Down (1931) - EBW 5515 (UK)
Stanley Lupino and Elsie Carlisle - I Don't Want To Go To Bed (1932) - Decca F 3319
Eddy Duchin and his Orch (Harold Arlen v) - As Long As I Live (1934) - HMV B 6501
Jimmy Ray and his Orch - So Rare (1937) - Bluebird B 7077 A
Fletcher Henderson and his Orch - Jangled Nerves (1936) - orig Victor 25317
Tempo King and his Kings of Tempo - Floating On A Bubble (1937) - Bluebird B 6780 B
Frances Day - Did You Ever See a Dream Walking? (1933) - HMV B 8096

Friday, October 03, 2014

"Partial Eclipse" October 3, 2014

(Week 401)

This RADIOLA! is half-hidden even from itself.

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Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orch (Revelers v) - The More We Are Together (1927) - Victor 20603 B
Fletcher Henderson and his Orch - Hotter Than 'Ell (1934) - Decca 555 B-cr-nr
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
George Olsen and his Music (Fran Frey v) - A Little Bit Bad (1925) - Who (Renovation 7004)
Jesse Crawford with Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orch - Maybe (1926) - Victor 20392 A
B F Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orch (Knecht) (SMT v) - Petrushka (1926) - Victor 20204 B
Jack Smith - Are You Sorry? (1925) - Victor 19856 B
Nick Lucas - No Foolin' (1926) - Brunswick 3141 B
Four Aristocrats - Don't Sing Aloha When I Go (1926) - Victor 20314 A
International Novelty Orch - Chick-A-Dee (1923) - Victor 19128 B
The Benson Orch of Chicago - Dreams of India (1923) - Victor 19106 B
Mike Speciale and his Carlton Terrace Orch - Mandy Make Up Your Mind (1924) - Perfect 14336 B
Billy Jones - Ain't We Got Fun? (1921) - Okeh 4325 A
Sophie Tucker (w Rega Orch) - Aggravatin' Papa (1923) - Okeh 4817 A Key of A flat
Charles Sargent Johnny Marvin - Thousand Miles Blues (1924) - Okeh test (40241)
Mark Shane - Moon Song (2012) - Suite 16 (Amber Lake 006)
The Singapore Slingers (Matt Tolentino v) - Mysterious Mose (2014) - The Frank Skinner Project (buy a full download here)
Enrico Caruso - O sole mio (1916) - Victrola 501 A
Emmett Miller (Walt Rothrock p) - Big Bad Bill (1925) - Okeh 40465 A
The Astorites (Rich) (Paul Hagan v) - Gone Again Gal (1926) - Harmony 266 H
William F. Wirges and his Orch (Frank Munn v) - Afraid of You (1928) - Brunswick 3910 B
Joe Candullo and his Everglades Orch - A Jazz Holiday (1928) - orig Banner 7169 (Healey col)
Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orch (J & F Marvin v) - Get Out and Get Under the Moon (1928) - Victor 21432 A
Cooper Lawley - Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928) - Victor 21390 A
Ruth Etting - I'm Good For Nothing But Love (1931) - Columbia 2505 D
Arthur Tracy (The Street Singer) - Masquerade (1932) - Panachord 25269 B
Chicago Hottentots - All Night Shags (1926) - Jazz Classics 509 A (orig Vocalion 1008)
King Oliver and his Dixie Syncopators - Dead Man Blues (1926) - Vocalion B 1059
Frank Trumbauer and his Orch - I Like That (1929) - Parlophone R 714
Slim Green - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter (1935) - Decca 7105 A
Red Norvo and his Swing Octet - Bughouse (1935) - Brunswick 8208
Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orch (Four Rajahs v) - Sweet Dreams (1928) - Victor 21792B

Thursday, September 25, 2014

"Yet Another Round" September 26, 2014

(Week 400)

This RADIOLA! raises a glass to another supposed milestone.

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Charles W. Hamp - Heigh Ho! Ev'rybody, Heigh-Ho! (1929) - Columbia 1792 D
Edgar Hayes and his Orch - In The Mood (1938) - Decca 1882 B
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
George Olsen and his Music - Save Your Sorrow (1925) - Victor 19715 A
Waring's Pennsylvanians - Collegiate (1925) - Victor 19648 A
Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orch (Billy Murray v) - Barcelona (1926) - Victor 20113 A
Jack Smith - Then I'll Be Happy (1925) - Victor 19856 A
Irene Williams (Eva Taylor) (Clarence Williams p) - My Different Kind Of Man (1928) - Okeh 41104
Four Aristocrats - She's Still My Baby (1926) - Victor 20314 B
Morrison's Jazz Orch - I Know Why (1920) - Columbia A2945
The Great White Way Orch - Where the Ganges Flows (Intro Just a Pretty Little Home) (1923) - Victor 19106 A
Frankie Quartell and his Melody Boys - Prince of Wails (1924) - Retrieval RTR 79050
Bert Williams - It's Nobody's Business But My Own (1918) - Columbia A2750
Margaret Young - Oh! By Jingo! (1920) - Victor 18666 A
Carl Fenton's Orch (Billy Jones Ernest Hare v) - It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo' (1924) - Brunswick 2568 B
West End Jazz Band - Burnin' The Iceberg (2010) - Recorded May 15, 2010 (Huntington, WV)
George MacFarlane - That's an Irish Lullaby (1914) - Victor 45185 B
Frankie Quartell and his Melody Boys - Heart-Broken Strain (1924) - Retrieval RTR 79050
Ted Weems and his Orch - Traveling Blues (1924) - Victor 19496 A
Oscar Papa Celestin - Papa's Got The Jim-Jams (1927) - Jazz Oracle BDW8002
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orch - She's No Trouble (1928) - Victor 24893 B
Joe Robichaux and his New Orleans Rhythm Boys - Stormy Weather (1933) - Jazz Oracle BDW8057
Walter Cummins - Huggable Kissable You (1929) - Velvet Tone 1979-V
Boswell Sisters - Shout Sister, Shout (1931) - Brunswick Vol 1 (Collectables CD 6461)
Mills Brothers - Dirt Dishin' Daisy (1932) - Melotone M 13222-A
Wilmoth Houdini - Poor but Ambitious (1940) - Arhoolie Folklyric CD 7010
King Radio - Sedition Law (1940) - Calypsos From Trinidad (Arhoolie CD 7004)
The Caresser - Exploiting (1938) - Fall of Man (Rounder CD 1141)
Red McKenzie - What's the Use of Getting Used to You? (1934) - Decca 243 B
The Four Musketeers - Young and Healthy (1933) - Columbia DB 1076 (UK)
Franklyn Baur - When Day is Done (1927) - Victor 20719 B

Friday, September 19, 2014

"Inside the Box" September 19, 2014

(Week 399)

This RADIOLA! looks into one particular case, for the most part.

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Arthur Fields and Fred Hall - Song of the Condemned (1929) - Velvet Tone 2079-V
Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake Seven (Edythe Wright v) - He's a Gypsy From Poughkeepsie (1937) - Victor 25577 B
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
George Olsen and his Music - Someone to Watch Over Me (1926) - Victor 20392 B
Paul Whiteman and his Orch (Franklyn Baur v) - Valencia (1926) - Victor 20007 A
Jesse Crawford with Goldkette's Book-Cadillac Orch - I'd Love to Call You My Sweetheart (1926) - Victor 20257 A
Frank Crumit (Frank Banta p) - My Sweetie Turned Me Down (1925) - Victor 19701 B
The Revelers - All Alone Monday (1926) - Victor 20417A
Waring's Pennsylvanians - Who's Blue Now? (1928) - Victor 21258 A
Joseph C. Smith's Orch - 'N' Everything (Intro Cleopatra) (1918) - Victor 18507 B
Hilo Hawaiian Orch (Vernon Dalhart v) - Beautiful Gown (1925) - Victor 19713 B
International Novelty Orch (Arthur Hall v) - Titina (from Puzzles of 1925) (tk 3) (1925) - Victor 19586 B
George MacFarlane - Can't You Hear Me Calling, Caroline? (1914) - Victor 45185 A
Enrico Caruso - 'A Vucchella (D'Annunzio-Tosti) (1919) - Victrola 501 B
Eddie Peabody (Arthur Fields v) - Ukulele Lady (1925) - Banner 1572 B
Bria Skonberg and Jim Fryer's Borderline Jazz Band - Big Bear Stomp (Lu Watters) (2007) - Over Easy
Dalton Ridenhour - Charleston Rag (Eubie Blake) (2012) - Eccentricity (Rivermont BSW 2220)
Sousa's Band - Stars and Stripes Forever March (1912) - Victor 16777 A
Peerless Quartette - Follow Up That Big Brass Band (1914) - Columbia A1532
The Lanin Orch (Billy Jones v) - Big Boy (1924) - Okeh 40111 A
Coon-Sanders Orch (CAC and JLS v) - Stay Out of the South! (1927) - Victor 21258 B
Andrew Aiona's Novelty Four - Paahana (1929) - Columbia 1788 D
Paul Whiteman and his Orch - O, Ya Ya (1928) - Victor21304 B
Annette Hanshaw - If I Had a Girl Like You (1930) - Velvet Tone 2178 V
Red McKenzie - Dream Sweetheart (1932) - Columbia 2654 D
Reilly and Comfort - Popular Favorites Medley (I Ain't Got Nobody/Ain't She Sweet?/Dinah) (1933) - Decca F 3668 B (UK)
Dorsey Bros Orch (Kay Weber v) - The Words Are in My Heart (1935) - Decca 370 B
Bob Crosby and his Orch - So This Is Heaven (1936) - Decca 728 A
Louis Armstrong and his Orch - Public Melody Number One (1937) - Decca 1347 A
Sandhills Sixteen - What Sort o' Robes Do de Angels Wear? (1927) - Victor 20903 B
Franklyn Baur - Maybe (1926) - Victor 20417 B
The DeReszke Singers - Love's Old Sweet Song (1925) - Victor 45517 A