Monday, July 06, 2015

Fan It!

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

Friday, June 19, 2015

"Abandoned At Mirth" June 19, 2015

(Week 429)

This RADIOLA! is determined to amuse.

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Henry Jordan (Charles Hart) - Give Me The Moonlight, Give Me The Girl (1917) - Victor 18410 B
Bob Crosby and his Orch (BC v) - Cross Patch (1936) - Decca 841 B
Willard Robison (w/Ipana Troubadours) - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Edwin J McEnelly's Orch (Henry Burr v) - That Night in Araby (1926) - Victor 20259 B
Waring's Pennsylvanians (Clare Hanlon v) - How About Me? (1928) - Victor 21792 A
The Eight Radio Stars (Jerry White v) - My Annapolis (1929) - Brunswick 4272
Helen Kane - Ain'tcha (1929) - Victor 22192 A
Franklyn Baur - Russian Lullaby (1927) - Victor 20613 A
Billy Jones and Ernest Hare - All By Yourself In the Moonlight (1928) - Columbia 1692 D
Casino Dance Orch (D Onivas) - What'll I Do? (1924) - Perfect 14246 A
Paul Whiteman and his Orch (Billy Murray v) - Doo Wacka Doo (1924) - Victor 19462 B
Lou Gold and his Orch (Irving Kaufman v) - The Whisper Song (1927) - Harmony 392 H
Violet Lorraine - Violet Lorraine Medley Pt 1 (1932) - HMV C 2357 A
Violet Lorraine - Violet Lorraine Medley Pt 2 (1932) - HMV C 2357 B
Singin' Sam - I'm an Old Cowhand (1939) - Refreshment Time B 686 (World Tx)
Andy Schumm and Friends - Angry (2014) - Bix Off the Record (Lake LACD339)
Molly Ryan (featuring Dick Hyman) - Let's Fly Away (2014) - Let's Fly Away (LG 1006)
Columbia Orch - Winona (Intermezzo Two-Step) (S. J. Floyd) (c 1903) - Harmony A163
The Columbians - Lonely Little Melody (1924) - Columbia 177 D
Mack Allen (Vernon Dalhart) - I'm Just Going Down to the Gate Dear Ma (1929) - Harmony 946 H
Henry Busse and his Orch (Richard Barry v) - By the River Sainte Marie (1931) - Victor 22651 A
Leo Reisman and his Orch - Jalousie (1931) - Victor 22928 A
Anson Weeks and his Orch (Bill Moreing v) - Love Me Tonight (1932) - Brunswick 6341
Frederick Vettel - Poor Punchinello (1929) - Victor 21875 B
Helen Morgan (Leonard Joy Orch) - Something To Remember You By (1930) - Victor 22532 B
Singin' Sam - Starlight (Help Me Find the One I Love) (1932) - Conqueror 7962 B
Freddy Martin and his Orch (Elmer Feldkamp v) - Ev'rything's Been Done Before (1935) - Brunswick 7395
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (CL v) - Timber (1936) - Victor 25484 A
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orch (Pee Wee Hunt v) - Swing High, Swing Low (1937) - Decca 1129 B
Cootie Williams and his Rug Cutters - Ain't the Gravy Good (1939) - Vocalion v4726
Louis Armstrong and his Orch - If It's Good (Then I Want It) (1939) - Decca 2480 A
John Kirby and his Orch - Sweet Georgia Brown (1939) - Columbia 36001

Friday, June 12, 2015

"Anywhere I Squander" June 12, 2015

(Week 428)

This RADIOLA! admits to feeling considerably lighter, though not in a way we'd prefer.

RADIOLA! streams continuously from my Live365 station. Painless extraction-cast here. Each RADIOLA! program is sent to subscribers on my mailing list (email here).

A couple of worthy endeavors I commend to your attention: Josh Duffee and his Graystone Monarchs will be playing a FREE concert in Chambersburg, PA (home of Chauncey Morehouse) on July 22. (Your donation will help cover expenses.) Additionally, if the keeping early jazz alive in performance is important to you, please consider a contribution to Molly and Bria's New York Jazz Camp.

Jeff Calhoun (Vernon Dalhart) - Rovin' Gambler (1927) - Grey Gull 4135
Bob Crosby and his Orch - Big Chief De Soto (1936) - Decca 841 A
Willard Robison (w/Ipana Troubadours) - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
George Olsen and his Music (trio v) - The Girl Friend (1926) - Victor 20029 A
Frank Trumbauer and his Orch - A Good Man Is Hard To Find (1927) - Columbia 35956
Gerald Marks and his Orch (trio v) - Without You, Sweetheart (1928) - Columbia 1343 D
Willard Robison - Harlem Blues (Handy) (1926) - Perfect 12304 B
Polly Anna (Vaughn DeLeath) - What Do I Care What Somebody Said? (1927) - Emerson 3137 A
Frederick Vettel - The Spell Of the Blues (1929) - Victor 21875 A
Ted Lewis and his Band - June Night (1924) - Columbia 157 D
The Columbians - Somebody Loves Me (1924) - Columbia 177 D
Lou Gold and his Orch (Irving Kaufman v) - Red Lips Kiss My Blues Away (1927) - Harmony 392 H
Victor Light Opera Co - Gems from Mary (Otto Harbach-Louis A. Hirsch) (1920) - Victor 35702 A
Frank Crumit (Frank Banta p) - Get Yourself a Broom and Sweep Your Troubles Away (1924) - Victor 19549 B
Vernon Dalhart - Can I Sleep in Your Barn To-night, Mister? (1927) - Perfect 12327 B
Andy Schumm and Friends - I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (2014) - Bix Off the Record (Lake LACD339)
Molly Ryan - Trav'lin' All Alone (2014) - Let's Fly Away (LG 1006)
Haydn Quartet (w Harry Macdonough) - Down Where the Silv'ry Mohawk Flows (1909) - Victor 16256 B
Ted Lewis and his Band - I Wonder What's Become of Sally (1924) - Columbia 157 D
Arthur Ross and his Westerners (Selvin) (Irving Kaufman v) - The One That I Love Loves Me (1929) - Velvet Tone 1874 V
Jean Goldkette and his Orch (Victor Young dir) (Frank Munn v) - Tip-Toe Thru' the Tulips With Me (1929) - Victor 22027 B
Ray Miller and his Orch (v) - Kiss Me With Your Eyes (1930) - Brunswick 4735
The New Yorkers (Victor Young) (Dick Robertson v) - Chances Are (1931) - Brunswick 6193
Lee Morse - Sweetheart's Holiday (1929) - Columbia DBB 8 (UK)
Helen Morgan (Leonard Joy Orch) - Body and Soul (1930) - Victor 22532 A
Singin' Sam - Was That the Human Thing To Do? (1932) - Conqueror 7962 A
Ambrose and his Orch (Sam Browne and Rhythm Sisters v) - Rock and Roll (1935) - Decca 1690 B
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (trio v) - The Goose Hangs High (1936) - Victor 25484 B
Ben Pollack and his Pick-A-Rib Boys (Peggy Mann v) - I'm In My Glory (1937) - Decca 1488 B
Bunny Berigan and his Orch - A Study In Brown (1937) - Victor 25653 B
John Kirby and his Orch - Serenade (Schubert) (1939) - Columbia 36001
Quintet of the Hot Club of France - Paramount Stomp (1937) - Victor 27272 A

Friday, June 05, 2015

"Down the Upgrade" June 5, 2015

(Week 427)

This RADIOLA! reflects that Progress is just another word for Duress.



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Charles W. Hamp - Heigh-Ho! Ev'rybody, Heigh-Ho! (1929) - Columbia 1792 D
Alec Wilder Octet - Blue Room (1939) - Columbia 35988
Willard Robison (w/Ipana Troubadours) - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Paul Whiteman and his Orch - Charleston (1925) - Victor 19671 B
Fred Hall's Jazz Band - Louder and Funnier (1928) - Domino 4207 B
Frank Trumbauer and his Orch - Crying All Day (1927) - Columbia 35956
Polly Anna (Vaughn DeLeath) - Positively Absolutely (1927) - Emerson 3137 B
Lou Gold and his Orch (Irving Kaufman v) - It Goes Like This (1928) - Domino 4207 A
Billy Jones and Ernest Hare - A Gay Caballero (1928) - Columbia 1692 D
Casino Dance Orch (D. Onivas) - A Distant Caravan (1924) - Perfect 14246 B
Arnold Johnson and his Orch - I Wish I Knew (1922) - Brunswick 2326 B
Paul Whiteman and his Orch - Georgia (1922) - Victor 18899 B
Alice Green (Olive Kline) and Charles Harrison - The Land Where The Good Songs Go (Wodehouse-Kern) (1917) - Victor 18410 A
Harry Frankel - Frankie and Johnny (1925) - Harmony 40 H
Arthur Ross and his Westerners (Selvin) (Irving Kaufman v) - On the Alamo (1929) - Velvet Tone 1874 V
Andy Schumm and Friends - No One Knows What It's All About (2014) - Bix Off the Record (Lake LACD339)
Molly Ryan (featuring Dick Hyman) - Song of the Wanderer (2014) - Let's Fly Away (LG-1006)
Columbia Orch - Donauwellen (Waves of the Danube) (Ivanovici) (c 1908) - Harmony A163
Frances Fisher and Irving Gillette (Henry Burr) - Settle Down in a One Horse Town (Berlin) (1915) - Columbia A1700
George Olsen and his Music - My Best Girl (1924) - Victor 19518 A
Ray Miller and his Orch (Al Cameron v) - In a Kitchenette (1929) - Brunswick 4682
Henry Thies and his Orch (Charles Dameron v) - If You Didn't Care For Me (1930) - Victor 22477 A
Phil Spitalny's Music (Bill Coty v) - What's the Use? (1930) - Hit of the Week 1094
Charles W. Hamp - My Sin (1929) - Columbia 1792 D
Lee Morse - My Fate Is In Your Hands (1929) - Columbia DBB 8 (UK)
Gene Austin - When They Changed My Name to a Number (1930) - Victor 22490 A
Vincent Rose and his Orch (Freddy Martin) (trio v) - How Can You Face Me (1934) - Melotone M 13144 B
Henry King and his Orch (Joseph B Sudy v) - There's Two Sides to Every Story (1936) - Decca 929 A
Bud Freeman and his Windy City Five - What Is There To Say (1935) - Decca 18113 A
Seger Ellis and his Choir of Brass - My Heart Ran Away With My Head (1939) - Brunswick 8371
Louis Armstrong and his Orch - West End Blues (1939) - Decca 2480 B
Alec Wilder Octet - Sweet Sue (1939) - Columbia 35988

Sunday, May 31, 2015

One moment please. . .

I have received my replacement computer and it's up and running. The test transfers I've made are satisfactory according to my standards. I'll do some new transfers this week with the view to producing a new program for this coming Friday, June 5. I hope that happens.