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)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

"Time Past in a Teapot" July 11, 2014

(Week 391)

This RADIOLA! is tapping the barometer (among other things).

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The Whispering Pianist (Art Gillham) - If I Get a Sweetie Now (1926) - Columbia 972 D
Rudy Vallee and his Connecticut Yankees - Speaking of the Weather (1936) - Melotone 7-01-04
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
George Olsen and his Music (Fran Frey v) - I've Got the Girl (1926) - Victor 20359 B
Seattle Harmony Kings - Breezin' Along With the Breeze (1926) - Victor 20142 A
Fred Hamm and his Orch - Sugar Foot Stomp (1925) - Victor 20023 A
Gene Austin (Dave Franklin p May Singhi Breen uke) - Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue (1925) - Victor 19899 B
Lee Morse - Side By Side (1927) - Columbia 974 D
Jessica Dragonette - Italian Street Song (from Naughty Marietta) (Young-Herbert) (1929) - Brunswick 7444
Okeh Syncopators (Reser) - The Black Sheep Blues (1923) - Okeh 4978 A
Dixie Daisies - Bees Knees (1923) - Cameo 312
Consolidated Club Orch (Specht) - Static Strut (1926) - Static Strut (Rivermont BSW 1162)
Irving Kaufman - Everybody Wants a Key to My Cellar (1919) - Emerson 9184
Ernest Hare - Oh Brother, What a Feelin'! (1921) - Okeh 4422 B
Carolina Club Orch (Arthur Fields v) - Guess Who? (1929) - Static Strut (Rivermont BSW 1162)
Stephanie Trick - Keep Your Temper (Smith, arr. Lambert and Mazetier) (2011) - Something More (Victoria VC 4387)
Ragtime Jazz Band with Carling's Family - Bix Stomp (Dymitr Markiewicz) (2009) - Coco 51
William H. Reitz - Buffalo News March (Lampe) (1913) - Victor 17357 A
Victor Light Opera Co - Gems from Robin Hood Pt 2 (Smith-DeKoven) (1921) - Victor 35413 B
Original Dixieland Jazz Band - Clarinet Marmalade Blues (1918) - Victor 18513 B
Wayne King and his Orch (Burke Bivens v) - Swamp Ghosts (1930) - Victor 22600 B
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (CL v) - 'Twas Only a Summer Night's Dream (1932) - Brunswick 6390
Arthur Lally and the Million Airs - Sing a Little Jingle (1931) - Decca F 2612
Russ Columbo - Paradise (1932) - Victor 22976 A
Ruth Etting - Lazy Day (1932) - Conqueror 8042
The Melotone Boys (Joe and Dan Mooney) - Mary Jane (1931) - Melotone M 12159
Garland Wilson - China Boy (1933) - Brunswick 01692 B (UK)
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orch - Corrine Corrina (1934) - Brunswick 7427
Milt Herth Trio (O'Neil Spencer v) - The Campbells Are Swinging (1938) - Decca 1736 B
Sterling Young and his Orch (Billy Mozet v) - Top of the Town (1936) - Melotone 7-01-12
Rudy Vallee and his Connecticut Yankees - Bojangles of Harlem (1936) - Melotone 6-10-11
Connie Boswell (w Bob Crosby's Bob Cats) - Gypsy Love Song (from The Fortune Teller) (Smith-Herbert) (1937) - Decca 1678 A

Thursday, July 03, 2014

"In Gratitude" July 4, 2014

(Week 390)

This RADIOLA! approaches being thankful.

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Irving Kaufman - Don't Bite The Hand That's Feeding You (1915) - Victor 17942 B
Mound City Blue Blowers - High Society (1935) - Decca F 7808 A
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Ross Gorman and his Earl Carroll Orch - Somebody's Crazy About You (1925) - Columbia 459 D
Original Washboard Beaters (Clarence Williams) - Cushion Foot Stomp (1927) - Parlophone R 3383
Johnny Johnson and his Statler Pennsylvanians - Oh Gee! Oh Joy! (1928) - Victor 21224 A
Annette Hanshaw (as Gay Ellis) - High Up On a Hilltop (1928) - Diva 2734 G
Frank Crumit - I Wish't I Was In Peoria (1926) - Victor 19937 B
Frank Farrell and his Orch (Sammy Fain Artie Dunn v) - Magnolia (1927) - Romeo 405
Original Dixieland Jazz Band - Crazy Blues (1921) - Victor 18729 B
Benson Orch of Chicago (Bargy dir) - Say it While Dancing (1922) - Victor 18938 A
The Cotton Pickers - Those Panama Mamas (1925) - Brunswick 2879 B
Victor Light Opera Co - Gems from Robin Hood Pt. 1 (Smith-DeKoven) (1914) - Victor 35413 A
Margaret Young - Too Tired (1924) - Brunswick 2673 A
The Georgians (Specht) (Johnny Morris v) - Glorianna (1928) - Static Strut (Rivermont BSW 1162)
Cecile McLorin Salvant - Nobody (2013) - Woman Child (Mack AvenueMAC 1072)
Stephanie Trick (w Danny Coots d and Jay Hungerford b) - The Minor Drag (Waller, arr. Hyman) (2011) - Something More (Victoria VC 4837)
Columbia Band - Any Rags (Schottiche) (1903) - Columbia A 64
Rega Dance Orch - Peggy (1919) - Okeh 4001 B
Isabella Patricola - Away Down East in Maine (1922) - Victor 18976B
Lee Sims - Ain't Misbehavin' (1929) - Brunswick 4650
Lloyd Keating and his Music (Spitalny) (Paul Small v) - Sing You Sinners (1930) - Diva 3118 G
Fess Williams and his Royal Flush Orch - Dinah (1930) - Victor 23005 B
Tom Waring - Here We Are (1929) - Brunswick 4441
Arthur Cavendish - Love Me Tonight (1932) - Sterno 1059
The Boswell Sisters - There'll Be Some Changes Made (1932) - Columbia 36521
Ray Noble and his Orch (Al Bowlly v) - Isle of Capri (1934) - Victor 24771 A
Bill Staffon and his Orch (Bennett Sisters v) - Lost My Rhythm Lost My Music Lost My Man (1935) - Bluebird B 6049 B
Red McKenzie - It's All Forgotten Now (1934) - Decca 243 A
Alice Faye (w Cy Feuer Orch) - I Love to Ride the Horses (1936) - Perfect 6-03-09
Bob Causer and his Cornellians (Dick Robertson v) - Goin' to Heaven on a Mule (1934) - Perfect 15889 A
Connie Boswell (w Woody Herman Orch) - Thanks For Ev'rything (1939) - Decca 2259 A

Thursday, June 26, 2014

"Half Fast" June 27, 2014

(Week 389)

This RADIOLA! takes it down about fifty percent for summer.

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Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh Buys a Victrola (1919) - Victor 18793 A
New Orleans Rhythm Kings - Sensation (1934) - Decca 464 A
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Roger Wolfe Kahn and his Biltmore Orch - I'm Sitting on Top of the World (1925) - Victor 19845 A
Paul Whiteman and his Orch (John Sperzel v) - The Kinky Kids Parade (1925) - Victor 19753 B
Waring's Pennsylvanians (TW v) - Moonlight and Roses (1926) - Victor 20194 A
Nick Lucas - High High High Up In The Hills (1927) - Brunswick 3439 B
Ruth Etting - Back In Your Own Backyard (1928) - Columbia 1288 D
The Yacht Club Boys - The Vulgar Boatman (1926) - Brunswick 3269 B
Original Dixieland Jazz Band (Al Bernard v) - St Louis Blues (1921) - Victor 18772 A
Mound City Blue Blowers - Deep Second Street Blues (1924) - Brunswick 2804 B
Coon Sanders Original Night Hawk Orch - Night Hawk Blues (1924) - Victor 19316 A
Campbell and Burr - Hindustan (1918) - Columbia A2661
Blossom Seeley and the Georgians - Lazy (1924) - Original Sounds of the 20s III (Columbia CL 2230)
Bessie Smith (Irving Johns and Jimmy Jones p) - St Louis Gal (1923) - Columbia 13005 D
Ragtime Jazz Band with Carling's Family - Coco 51 (Dymitr Markiewicz) (2009) - Coco 51
Mabel Garrison - When You're Away (from “The Only Girl”) (Blossom-Herbert) (1920) - Victrola 64899
Yerkes SS Flotilla Dance Orch - Ilo (Johnny S Black) (1921) - Puritan 11064 B
The Cotton Pickers - Carolina Stomp (1925) - Brunswick 2981 B
Leo Reisman and his Orch (Lew Conrad v) - What Is This Thing Called Love? (1930) - Victor 22282 A
Allan Small and his Orch (Jerry Baker v) - 'Twas Only a Summer Night's Dream (1932) - Crown 3378 B
The Westernaires - Lazy Day (ca. 1932) - A Gift From The President (John R. T. Davies) (Jazz Oracle BDW 8047)
Russ Columbo - You Try Somebody Else (1931) - Victor 22861 B
Gertrude Niesen (w Isham Jones Orch) - Jealousy (1933) - Victor 24454 B
Peggy Johnson and her Orch (Beth Challis) - If You Can't Get Five Take Two (1934) - Bluebird B 6097 A
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orch (Kenneth Sargent v) - I Wish I Were Aladdin (1935) - Decca 553 A
Johnny Green and his Orch (Jimmy Farrell v) - Me and Marie (from “Jubilee”) (1935) - Brunswick 7521
Isham Jones and his Orch - Panama (rhumba) (1934) - Decca 662 A
Milt Herth Trio - Rockin' In Rhythm (1938) - Decca 2046 B
Bon Bon and his Buddies - I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire (1941) - Decca 3980 A
Freddie Martin and his Orch (Elmer Feldkamp v) - Count Your Blessings (1933) - Brunswick 6717

Thursday, June 19, 2014

"The Reality of Sisyphus" June 20, 2014

(Week 388)

This RADIOLA! wonders if any missions are ever really accomplished.

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Henry Burr - Stay Down Here Where You Belong (1915) - Victor 17716 B
Ambrose and his Orch - Toy Trumpet (1937) - Decca 1488 B
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
Paul Whiteman and his Orch - That Certain Feeling (1925) - Victor 19920 A
Ross Gorman and his Earl Carroll Orch - You Forgot to Remember (1925) - Columbia 435 D
Louis Armstrong and his Orch - Some Of These Days (1929) - Vocalion 3202
Vaughn DeLeath - Song of the Wanderer (1927) - Victor20600 A
Williams Sisters (Wayne Allen p) - Nothing Else Matters Anymore (1926) - Victor 20452 B
Nick Lucas and his Crooning Troubadours - You're Driving Me Crazy (1930) - Brunswick 1055 A (UK)
Paul Whiteman and his Orch - Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere (1920) - Victor 18694 A
Van Eps Quartet (Glantz, Banta, Van Eps, G.H. Green) - Murder! (1920) - Pathe 20468 B
Lou Gold and his Orch (Jimmy Flynn v) - If You Want the Rainbow (You Must Have the Rain) (1928) - Harmony 702 H
Harry Lauder - The Laddies Who Fought and Won (1917) - Victor 70117
Trixie Smith - Desperate Blues (1921) - Black Swan 2039 A
Irving Kaufman - How Many Times? (1926) - Harmony 205 H
The International Radio Orch - Desert Storm - Bosworth BC 1182
Nichols-Duffee International Jazz Orch (Thomas “Spats” Langham v) - The Spell of the Blues (2012) - One MoreTime (Lake LACD 321)
Sousa's Band - Zamona An Arabian Intermezzo (1901) - Victor Monarch 3261
Willie Weston - For Your Country and My Country (Irving Berlin) (1917) - Victor 18307 A
Louisiana Five Jazz Orch - Alcoholic Blues (Intro: Minnie - Oh Lawdy - Victory Ball) (1919) - Columbia A 2768
Jerry Fenwyck and his Orch (Selvin) (Eddie Walters v) - Just One More Chance (1931) - Clarion 5353 C
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies (Scrappy Lambert v) - Wait For the Happy Ending (1929) - Brunswick 4510
Jimmie Grier and his Orch (Ray Hendricks v) - Here Lies Love (1932) - Victor 24174 A
Kate Smith (acc by The Harmonians) - Moanin' Low (1929) - Velvet Tone 1999 V
Russ Columbo - I Don't Know Why (1931) - Victor 22801 B
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies (Wingy Manone v) - Bug-a-Boo (1930) - Brunswick 6058
Jimmy Strange (The Yas Yas Man) - Yas Yas Yas (1936) - Decca 7226 A
Mound City Blue Blowers - Muskrat Ramble (1935) - Decca F 7808 B
The Wanderers - Tiger Rag (1935) - HMV JF 26
Alice Faye (w Cy Feuer Orch) - I've Got My Fingers Crossed (1936) - Perfect 6-03-09
Louis Armstrong and his Orch - Yours and Mine (1937) - Decca 1369 A
Connie Boswell (w Bob Crosby's Bob Cats) - Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life (1937) - Decca 1678 B