Friday, August 29, 2014

"Reheat Wave" August 29, 2014

(Week 396)

This RADIOLA! observes sweater weather by warming over a few old favorites.

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Many and sincere thanks to Dan Levinson for sending excellent CDs from the old Renovation label. Dan helped produce these wonderful reissues, and I am delighted to be able to play them on this program. (Speaking of which, Dan's new CDs are also quite wonderful!)

Billy West (Billy Jones) - Get Hot (1921) - Regal 9124
Richard Himber and his Ritz-Carlton Orch (Joey Nash v) - Ev'rything's Been Done Before (1934) - Lullaby of Broadway (Renovation 7009)
Dick Barrow with Dot Scott's Rhythm Band - Down at the Cabin Inn (1936) - Decca 7226 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) - My Cutey's Due at Two-To-Two Today (1926) - My Gal Sal (Renovation 7005)
George Olsen and his Music - Too Bad (1926) - Who? (Renovation 7004)
The Six Hottentots (IK v) - Rosy Cheeks (1927) - Regal 8289 B
Whispering Jack Smith - Tonight's My Night With Baby (1926) - Victor 20069 A
The Merrymakers (Revelers) - Mah Lindy Lou (1926) - Brunswick 3154 B
Ethel Waters - Am I Blue (1929) - Columbia 1837 D
(Emerson) Military Band - Chinese Jazz (1918) - Symphonola 467
Charles Dornberger and his Orch - Oh! Sister, Ain't That Hot! (1923) - Victor 19138 A
Ted Weems and his Orch - Big Boy! (1924) - My Gal Sal (Renovation 7005)
Agnes Lynn - Jazz Baby (1919) - Columbia A2745
Palmetto Jazz Quartette - My Jazz Gal (1921) - Okeh 8011 B
Dave Harman (acc by The Razz Jazz Trio) - Baby What Is Your Name? (1925) - Okeh 40342 A
Dalton Ridenhour - Eccentricity (James P. Johnson) (2012) - Eccentricity (Rivermont BSW 2220)
Gene Austin (Billy Carpenter uke) - Everything Is Hotsy Totsy Now (1925) - Victor 19656 A
The Benson Orch of Chicago - March of the Mannikins (1923) - Victor 19183 B
Harry Raderman's Red Hotters - Sunday (1926) - Okeh 40736 B
Chicago Loopers - Three Blind Mice Master No 1 (1927) - Hot Record Society 1
Johnny Dodds' Hot Six - Too Tight (1929) - Bluebird B10240 A
Louis Armstrong and his Orch - I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You (1931) - Parlophone R 992
Hotel Bossert Orch (Freddy Martin) (Elmer Feldkamp v) - I've Got to Pass Your House to Get to My House (1933) - Melotone M 12725
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (CL v) - Nothing But the Best (1934) - Melotone M 13124 A
Claude Hopkins and his Orch (Orlando Roberson v) - Mandy (1934) - Decca 353 A
Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orch (Bob Goday v) - Where Have You Been All My Life? (1936) - Bluebird B 6641 A
Mal Hallett Orch (Teddy Grace v) - Turn On That Red Hot Heat (1937) - Decca 1384 B
Quintette of the Hot Club of France - Swing Guitars (1937) - Victor 25601 B
The Piano Twins (Dick Robertson v) - Got a Date With an Angel (1932) - Perfect 11334 A
Smith Ballew and his Orch - The World is Mine (1934) - Oriole 3037 A
Richard Himber and his Ritz-Carlton Orch (Joey Nash v) - Autumn in New York (1934) - Lullaby of Broadway (Renovation 7009)

Friday, August 22, 2014

"Dog Gone Wit's End" August 22, 2014

(Week 395)

This RADIOLA! veers toward the elegiac but manages to get in some good tunes along the way.

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Groucho Marx - Willow, Tit Willow (1960) - The Mikado (DRG 19106)
Lil Armstrong and her Swing Orch - Happy Today Sad Tomorrow (1938) - Decca 1788 B
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Ross Gorman and his Earl Carroll Orch - Oh! Boy, What a Girl (1925) - Columbia 435 D
Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orch (Johnny Marvin v) - All Alone Monday (1926) - Victor 20259 A
George Olsen and his Music (trio v) - Leander (1926) - Victor 20289 B
Charles Dickson (Irving Kaufman) - Laugh Clown Laugh (1929) - Jewel 5297 A
Greta Woodson (Leroy Shield p) - What's the Use of Crying? (1926) - Victor 20275 A
Gloria Geer (Vaughn DeLeath) - Bye Bye Blackbird (1926) - Cameo 963
Paul Biese and his Novelty Orch - When You're Alone (1919) - Victor 18662 B
The Benson Orch of Chicago - Foolish Child (1923) - Victor 19136 A
Six Black Diamonds (Samuels) - Sobbin' Blues (1923) - Banner 1265 B
Victor Light Opera Co - Gems from Queen of the Movies (Paulton-MacDonough-Gilbert) (1914) - Victor 35365 A
Willard Robison and his Piano - Thinking of You (1926) - Perfect 12311 B
Sam Lanin and his Orch (Irving Kaufman v) - Gone (1930) - Velvet Tone 2107 V
Ragtime Jazz Band with Carling's Family - New and Easy (2009) - Coco 51
Molly Ryan - These Foolish Things (2007) - Songbird in the Moonlight
Alma Gluck and Efrem Zimbalist - Élégie (Massenet) (1912) - Victrola 87513
Arthur Pryor's Band - The Whistler and his Dog (1913) - Victor 17380 A
The Benson Orch of Chicago - That Old Gang of Mine (1923) - Victor 19136 B
Hotel Pennsylvania Music (Spitalny) - Tiger Rag (1930) - Harmony 1092 H
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies (Dick Robertson v) - Twenty-One Years (1931) - Brunswick 6241
Paul Whiteman and his Orch (Irene Taylor v) - Willow Weep For Me (1932) - Victor 24187 A
Gene Austin - Now That You're Gone (1931) - Hit Of The Week L3
Chris Hall - Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone (1931) – Edison Bell Winner 5338 (UK)
Jenny Howard - Looking On The Bright Side (1931) - Edison Bell Winner 5515 (UK)
Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orch (Bob Goday v) - I'm Always In the Mood For You (1937) - Bluebird B 7180 A
The Waltz Kings (Ken McComber dir) - Tales From the Vienna Woods (1934) - Bluebird B 5685 A
The New Music of Reginald Foresythe - The Melancholy Clown (1935) - Columbia 3060 D
Tempo King and his Kings of Tempo - Cryin' Mood (1937) - Vocalion 3716
Bumble Bee Slim - Past and Gone (1936) - Decca 7343 B
Russ Columbo - Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear (1932) - Victor 22976 B

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

No Show This Week

I'm going on hiatus for. . .a while.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"Lapse Dancing" August 1, 2014

(Week 394)

This RADIOLA! is morally relaxed and ethically limber.

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Les Reis - Positively Absolutely (1927) - Okeh 40804
New Dixie Demons - Was I Drunk? (1936) - Decca 5257 A
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Paul Whiteman and his Orch - Rhythm Rag (1925) - Victor 19773 B
The Knickerbockers (Selvin) (Johnny Marvin v) - The Kinkajou (1927) - Columbia 893 D
Levee Loungers (Haring) (IK v) - Crazy Rhythm (1928) - Perfect 15030
Lowe Stokes and his North Georgians - Take Me To The Land of Jazz (1928) - Columbia 15367 D
Helen Kane - I Want To Be Bad (1929) - Victor 21863 B
Libby Holman - I May Be Wrong (1929) - Brunswick 4506
Earl Fuller's Rector Novelty Orch - Pork and Beans (C. Luckeyth Roberts) (1917) - Columbia A2370
Isham Jones' Orch - Get Lucky (1924) - Brunswick 2678 B
The Arkansaw Travelers - Copenhagen (1924) - Okeh 40236 B
Addy Britt (Arthur Fields) - Where's My Sweetie Hiding? (1924) - Cameo 607
Sally Freeman (Dolly Kay) - I Love My Baby (1926) - Harmony 107 H
Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five - Don't Forget to Mess Around (1926) - Okeh 8343 A
Dalton Ridenhour - The Crave (2012) - Eccentricity (Rivermont BSW 2220)
Bria Skonberg and Jim Fryer's Borderline Jazz Band - Struttin' With Some Barbecue (2007) - Over Easy
Theodore Morse and Abe Frankel - Jazzin' Around (1917) - Pathe 20430 B
Bessie Smith (Clarence Williams p) - Oh Daddy Blues (1923) - Columbia A3888
The Georgians - You've Got To See Mamma Ev'ry Night (1923) - Columbia A3857
Van Phillips and his Band (Maurice Elwin, v) - Dancing on the Ceiling (1930) - Columbia CB 172
Dave Harman and his Orch (George Marks v) - Live And Love Tonight (1934) - Bluebird B 5437 B
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies - Shim Me Sha Wabble (1930) - Brunswick 4885
Russ Columbo - Call Me Darling (1931) - Victor 22861 A
Belle Baker - Overnight (1931) - Brunswick 6051
Bob Causer and his Cornellians (Kardos) (Harry Goldfield v) - Pu-leeze Mister Hemingway! (1932) - Melotone 91452 A
Ray Noble and his Orch (Al Bowlly v) - Grinzing (1934) - Victor 24771 B
The Royal Castilians (Terig Tucci) - In The Madness Of The Rhumba (1934) - Perfect 15977 B
The Lion (w Gerald Clark and his Caribbean Serenaders) - Netty Netty (1937) - Decca 17297 A
Johnny Green (with Dave Terry) - Medley of Shall We Dance Selections Pt 1 (They All Laughed, They Can't Take That Away From Me, Shall We Dance) (1937) - Brunswick 7892
Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy (Mary Lou Williams p) - Moten Swing (1936) - Decca 3517 B
George Bias - Ain't Mishehavin' (1929) - Columbia 14470 D

Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Any Number Can Play" July 25, 2014

(Week 393)

This RADIOLA! is game but not quite gamey.

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Billy Murray - Come On And Play With Me (1919) - Columbia A2836
Ceelle Burke Orch - A Moment in Sorrento (1940) - Decca 3315 A
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Charley Straight and his Orch (Keller Sisters and Lynch v) - Side By Side (1927) - Brunswick 3516 A
Ross Gorman and his Earl Carroll Orch (Arthur Fields v) - Hugo, I Go Where You Go (1925) - Columbia 460 D
Colonial Club Orch (Haring) (Dick Robertson v) - Maine Stein Song (1930) - Brunswick 4748
Jack Smith - Then I'll Be Happy (1925) - Victor 19856A
The Singing Sophomores - Chloe (1927) - Columbia 1257 D
Jane Green - Hard To Get Gertie (1926) - Victor 20323 A
Harry Raderman's Jazz Orch - Song of Omar (1920) - Okeh 4092 A
Zez Confrey and his Orch - Are You Playing Fair? (1922) - Victor 18921 B
Charles Dornberger and his Orch - Nobody's Sweetheart (1924) - Victor 19346 B
Billy Jones and Ernie Hare - I Like It (1921) - Okeh 4325 B
Wendell Hall - Comfortin' Gal (1924) - Victor 19270 B
Helen Clark and Lewis James - Tea For Two (1924) - Victor 19463 A
The Singapore Slingers (Matt Tolentino v) - T'ain't No Sin (2014) - The Frank Skinner Project (buy a full download here)
StephanieTrick - Valentine Stomp (Waller) (2011) - Something More (Victoria VC4387)
Arthur Fields - Let's Bury The Hatchet (1918) - Columbia A2617
The Happy Six - Dance-O-Mania (1920) - Columbia A2949
Bob Haring's Velvetone Orch - Sittin' In a Corner (1923) - Cameo 420
Leo Reisman and his Orch (Lew Conrad v) - She's Such a Comfort to Me (1930) - Victor 22282 B
The Waltz Kings (Ken McComber dir) - Wine, Woman and Song [sic] (1934) - Bluebird B 5685 B
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies (Wingy Manone v) - Corrine Corrina (1930) - Brunswick 6058
Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys - A Bench in the Park (1930) - Columbia 2223 D
Morton Downey - Two Cigarettes in the Dark (1934) - Rex 8307 A
Steve Washington and his Orch - We Were the Best of Friends (1933) - Benny Goodman (Jazz Oracle BDW 8059)
Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol - I'll Stand By (1936) - Bluebird B 6381 B
Ken Drake and his Orch (Jimmy Ray v) - If You Ever Should Leave (1937) - Bluebird B 7023 B
Clyde McCoy and his Orch (Wayne Gregg v) - A Lonely Gondolier (theme song) (1938) - Decca 2737 B
Mildred Bailey and her Orch - Loving You (1937) - Vocalion 3758
Ray Noble and his Orch (Howard Phillips v) - You're So Desirable (1938) - Brunswick 8262
Dick Himber and his Essex House Orch (Joey Nash v) - Everything I Have Is Yours (1933) - Complete Vol.1 (Renovation 7002)

Friday, July 18, 2014

A worthy Kickstarter project by Emily Asher merits your support

As you probably know even if you're not a musician, producing an album is an increasingly expensive enterprise. If you play vintage or traditional jazz, the support from the major labels (the ones that still exist, that is) is not forthcoming. Musicians don't delight in going hat-in-hand to their friends and fans but the expense involved requires an infusion of cash. And musicians need current albums to represent their work to those who may otherwise never hear of their music.

Emily Asher is a world-class trombonist who has recorded with the Baby Soda Jazz Band and her own Garden Party. Emily and her band have a new project in the works that merits your support, with a very limited time to achieve a financial goal that will only partially cover basic expenses.

We're living in a day and age where listeners expect music to be free. But new music comes into to the world not only out of the musician's skill and love of creating and playing but also out of pocket and at considerable expense. There will be worthy new music only as long as we support it with our money as well as our kind attention.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

"Nowhere But Up" July 18, 2014

(Week 392)

This RADIOLA! has begun to rebound.

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To our great delight, the brand new CD from The Singapore Slingers, The Frank Skinner Project, arrived this week. Matt Tolentino and his dedicated group of time-travelers have created a marvelous album of vintage Skinner arrangements reminiscent of the great Hotel Band sound of the 1920s and 1930s. This is the real music of that era. Congratulations to Matt and the Slingers for getting it right! (To purchase this CD, contact Matt through this page on his website. Or buy a full download of the album from CD Baby here.)

(Cover art by Danielle Bennignus)

Irving and Jack Kaufman - I Ain't'en Got'en No Time To Have the Blues (1919) - Columbia A 2745
Ben Pollack and his Orch - I'm Looking at the World Thru Rose Colored Glasses (1938) - Decca 2057 B
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Austin Wylie's Golden Pheasant Orch (Radio Franks v) - Bye Bye Blackbird (1926) - Vocalion B 15333
Don Voorhees and his Orch - Soliloquy (1927) - Columbia 1129 D
Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders (F Baur v) - I Haven't Told Her She Hasn't Told Me (1927) - Victor 20823 B
Kitty O'Connor - I'm Walkin' On Air (1927) - Columbia 1174 D
The Revelers - Blue Shadows (1928) - Victor 21765 B
Johnny Marvin - Old Man Sunshine (1928) - Victor 21609 A
Jockers' Dance Orch - Yama Yama Blues (Intro You're Some Pretty Doll) (1919) - Columbia A 2741
The Cotton Pickers - Got To Cool My Doggies Now (1922) - Brunswick 2338 B
The Georgians (Johnny Morris v) - Let's Do It (1928) - Static Strut (Rivermont BSW 1162)
Palmetto Jazz Quartette - Home Again Blues (1921) - Okeh 8023 A
Shelton Brooks - It Takes Money to Cure the Blues (1923) - Okeh 4823 A
Miss Lee Morse and her Blue Grass Boys - Yes, Sir, That's My Baby (1925) - Perfect 11580
The Singapore Slingers (Matt Tolentino v) - Breezin' Along With the Breeze (2014) - The Frank Skinner Project (buy a full download here)
The Singapore Slingers (Matt Tolentino v) - My Cutie's Due at Two-to-Two Today (2014) - The Frank Skinner Project (buy a full download here)
Ada Jones - That Dreamy Barcarolle Tune (1910) - Victor 16682 B
Victor Light Opera Co - Gems from Sari (Cushing-Heath-Kalman) (1914) - Victor 35365 B
Victor Military Band - Ha-Za-Za (from Sari) (Kalman) (1914) - orig Victor 17559 (LoC)
Oceanic Dance Orch - A Cottage For Sale (1930) - Madison 5058 A
Bob Effros (Frank Signorelli p) - Sweet & Hot (Mosiello) (1929) - Brunswick 4620
Louis Armstrong and his Orch - I Got Rhythm (1931) - Parlophone R 1207
Jack Miller - Should I (1930) - Harmony 1115 H
Bessie Smith - Keep It To Yourself (1930) - Any Woman's Blues (Columbia G 30126 LP)
Wingy Mannone and his Orch - Shake That Thing (1930) - Champion 40054 B
Smith Ballew and his Orch - Gigolette (1934) - Oriole 3037 B
Isham Jones' Juniors (Virginia Verrill v) - Tormented (1935) - Decca 770 A
Red McKenzie and his Rhythm Kings - Moon Rose (1936) - Decca 734 B
Clyde McCoy and his Orch (Wayne Gregg v) - The Gypsy in My Soul (1938) - Decca 1766 A
The Caresser - The More They Try to Do Me Bad (1938) - Calypso Breakway1927-1941 (Rounder CD 1054)
Richard Himber and His Orchestra (Joey Nash v) - Tea For Two (1934) - Complete Vol.2 (Renovation 7007)