Saturday, October 29, 2005

"It's Gettin' Kinda Chilly" (October 28, 2005)

(Week 16)

A very pleasant show, full of extra goodies for your Halloween bag. They won't rot your teeth, either. Now, don't soap my windows (XP Home edition):

Lonnie Johnson – I’m In Love Again – Bluebird 07863 66064-2
Slim and Slam – It’s Gettin’ Kinda Chilly – Classics 705
Unknown Ocarina Soloist – William Tell Overture – Columbia 78
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers – Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You – Living Era ASV CD AJA5110
Eddie South and his International Orch. – Marcheta – Frog DGF36
Fletcher Henderson and his Orch. – Tozo – Columbia Legacy C3K 57596
Willard Robison – The Devil is Afraid of Music – Columbia/Legacy C2K 52942
Bing Crosby – Did You Ever See a Dream Walking? – Pro Arte Digital CDD432
Ray Noble (Al Bowlly, vocal) – Midnight, the Stars, and You – Rathbone 0351
Clyde McCoy and his Drake Hotel Orch. – Sugar Blues – Collectors’ Choice CCM-155-2
Frank Trumbauer and his Orch. – Business in Q – The Old Masters mb109
Six Jumping Jacks – Gonna Get a Girl – Take Two TT503CD
Quintet of the Hot Club of France – Djangology (6/12/37) – Memphis Archives MA7002
Quintet of the Hot Club of France – Limehouse Blues – Memphis Archives MA7002
Quintet of the Hot Club of France – Break Out – Memphis Archives MA7002
Casa Loma Orchestra – Maniac’s Ball – Hep HEPCD1051
Eddie Lang – Prelude in C Sharp Minor (Op. 3, No. 2) – Retrieval RTR CD 79015
Fats Waller – Lenox Avenue Blues – Classics 674
George Gershwin– Someone to Watch Over Me – Pro Arte Digital CCD443
The Tiger w/ Gerald Clark and his Orch. – Yaraba Shango – Rounder CD1105
Wilmoth Houdini – The Devil Behind Me – Arhoolie Folklyric CD7010
Lord Executor – Seven Skeletons Found in the Yard – Rounder CD1054
Ethel Merman – Satan’s Li’l Lamb – Pro Arte Digital CDD473
Sophie Tucker – After You’ve Gone – Take Two TT404CD
Al Jolson and Cab Calloway – I Love to Sing-a – Rhino R2 72544
Tiny Parham and his Musicians – The Head Hunter’s Dream – Classics 661
Alphonso Trent and his Orch. – Nightmare – Jazz Oracle BDW8008
New Orleans Owls – White Ghost Shivers – Yazoo 2025
Bing Crosby – Here Lies Love – Charly Classics CDCD 2020
Lee Wiley – Like a Ship Without a Sail – Living Era ASV CDAJA5417
Dick Powell – I’ve Got my Love to Keep Me Warm – Great Movie Themes CD60020
Lew Reynolds – Oh My Love – Harlequin HQ CD 25
Cab Calloway and his Orch. – Sweet Georgia Brown – Masters of Jazz MJCD182
Fats Waller and his Rhythm – Sweet Sue – Archives of Jazz 3801072
Cab Calloway and his Orch -- Farewell Blues -- Masters of Jazz MJCD182
Ethel Merman -- Eadie Was a Lady -- Pro Arte Digital CDD473
Cliff Edwards -- I'm a Night Owl -- Columbia/Legacy C2K 52942
Jack Teagarden -- A Hundred Years From Today -- Columbia/Legacy C2K 52942
Mona Motor Oil Twins -- Etiquette Blues -- Take Two TT503CD
Jack Payne and his BBC Dance Orch. -- Do Something -- Avid AVC539
Ray Starita and his Ambassadors' Club Orch. -- Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! -- Avid AVC539

Friday, October 21, 2005

"Turn on the Heat" (October 21, 2005)

(Week 15)

It's getting a bit brisk here in upstate NY. The music was played with the intention of warming things up a bit; undoubtedly it must have. As for me, I was a bit off kilter, for sundry reasons. Since it should be all about the music anyway--and the music was great--I'll let the music suffice. (I've managed to edit out most of my rambling for the Live 365 archive version, which is now posted.) There's much to enjoy here:

Russ Carlson and the High Steppers – Everyone Says “I Love You” – The Old Masters mb115
Frank Trumbauer and his Orch. – Turn on the Heat – The Old Masters mb108
Ocarina Soloist – William Tell Overture – Columbia 78
Fats Waller and his Rhythm – I Believe in Miracles – Bluebird 07863 66618-2
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orch. – Imagination – Classics 591
Fletcher Henderson and his Orch. – Wang Wang Blues – Columbia/Legacy C3K57596
Clyde McCoy and his Orch. – Smoke Rings – Collectors’ Choice CCM-155-2
Ted Weems and his Orch. – My Baby Just Cares for Me – Collectors’ Choice CCM-174-2
Jimmie Grier and his Orch. – Ooh, That Kiss – Take Two TT421CD
George Gershwin – Clap Yo’ Hands – Pro Arte Digital CDD443
James P. Johnson – All That I Had is Gone – Classics 658
Charles “Cow Cow” Davenport – State Street Jive – Javelin CWNCD2008
Annette Hanshaw – (I’m a Dreamer) Aren’t We All? – Take Two TT408CD
Vaughn de Leath – I Wanna Be Loved By You – ASV Living Era CD AJA5002
Bessie Smith – On Revival Day – Timeless CBC 1-054 JAZZ
Savoy Orpheans -- Vo-Do-Do-De-O Blues -- Avid AVC539
Jimmy Johnson and his Orch. -- Chicago Blues -- FROG DGF35
Jimmy Johnson and his Orch. – Put Your Mind Right on It – FROG DGF35
Lord Invader – Caro at Point Cumana – Rounder CD 1054
The Lion – The Vendor’s Song – Rounder CD 1142
King Radio – John O’Carr – Rounder CD 1077
West End Jazz Band – A Sailboat in the Moonlight – Legacy 2K 105
Casa Loma Orchestra – The Dance of the Lame Duck – Hep CD 1051
Benny Goodman and his Orch. – He Ain’t Got Rhythm – Bluebird 5630-2-RB
Southern Negro Quartette – Anticipatin’ Blues – Columbia 78
Emmett Miller – Lovesick Blues – Columbia/Legacy CK52831
Jimmie Rodgers – Blue Yodel No. 9 – Columbia/Legacy C4K 57176
King Oliver and his Orch. – I’ve Got that Thing – JSP CD3404
Bessie Smith – I’m Wild About that Thing – Excelsior EXL-2-5317
Abe Lyman’s California Orch. – Shake that Thing – ASV Living Era CD AJA5002
Charles Fulcher and his Orch. – My Pretty Girl – Timeless CBC 1-038 JAZZ
Ben Pollack and his Orch. – Keep Your Undershirt On – Jazz Oracle BDW8026
Cab Calloway and his Orch. – It Looks Like Susie – Masters of Jazz MJCD182

Saturday, October 15, 2005

"Happy Feet" (October 14, 2005)

(Week 14)

This was a four-hour broadcast that almost wasn't. Owing to car troubles--my wife's Toyota wouldn't start and so I had to borrow lawn mower gas to propel my Ford Fiasco (aka The Clown Car)--I got to the station several minutes late. Add to that elevated blood sugar and general tiredness, and it might have been much, much worse. Actually, it turned out pretty good. My apologies to those who tuned in at 6 PM expecting to hear me and got only dead air. The whole show is now posted on Live 365 for those who missed it:

Frank Trumbauer and his Orch. – Happy Feet – The Old Masters mb108
Pine Top Smith – Pine Top’s Boogie Woogie – Javelin CWNCD2008
Ocarina Soloist – William Tell Overture – Columbia 78
Sam Lanin and his Orch. (Bing Crosby) – Susianna – Sony Special Products WK75004
Dorsey Bros. and their Orch. (Bing Crosby) – My Kinda Love – Jazz Oracle BDW8005
Bing Crosby – Sweet Georgia Brown – Sony Special Products WK75005
Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orch. – Love (Your Spell is Everywhere) – Classics 632
Fowler’s Favorites – Percolatin’ Blues –Frog DGF32
Georgia Jumpers – The Big Feet Rag – Jazz Oracle BDW8011
Ruth Etting – Penthouse Serenade – Take Two TT403CD
Kate Smith – Clementine (from New Orleans) – Pro Arte Digital CDD483
Sophie Tucker – I Ain’t Got Nobody – Take Two TT404CD
Benny Carter Trio – Rambling in C – Jazz Portraits CD14583
Benny Goodman Quartet – Melancholy Baby – LaserLight Digital 15 726
Benny Goodman Sextet – Flying Home – Archives of Jazz 3891232
Clarence Lofton – I Don’t Know – Javelin CWNCD2008
Ray Noble and his Orch. – Lazy Day – Pulse PBXCD422/4
Carroll Gibbons & the Savoy Orpheans – Let’s Face the Music and Dance – Pulse PBXCD422/3
Ray Noble and his Orch. – Oh, You Nasty Man – Pulse PBXCD422/4
Frank Trumbauer and his Orch. – I’m Comin’ Virginia – Columbia CK45450
Jabbo Smith and his Rhythm Aces – Croonin’ the Blues – Retrieval RTR79013JAZZ
Louis Armstrong and his Orch. – Some of These Days – Columbia CK46148
Jan Garber and his Orch. – Weary River – The Old Masters mb119
West End Jazz Band w/Dennis Scott – I’d Love to Call You my Sweetheart –Legacy 2K105
West End Jazz Band – Forty-Second Street – Legacy 2K105
Gene Kardos and his Orch. – Sweet Violets – The Old Masters mb121
Six Jumping Jacks – When You Dunk a Doughnut, Don’t it Make it Nice? – T.O.M. mb120
Fred Hall and his Sugar Babies – ‘Taint no Sin – The Old Masters mb106
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orch. – I Wish I Could Be Blue – Classics 578
Lousiana Sugar Babes – Thou Swell – Bluebird CD 61005-2
Fats Waller and his Buddies – The Minor Drag – Classics 689
The Cotton Club Orchestra – Everybody Stomp – Frog DGF32
Ethel Waters – When Your Lover Has Gone – Classics 721
Julia Lee w/George E. Lee –Won’t You Come Over to My House?– Columbia/Legacy CK64855
Ben Pollack and his Orch. – She’s One Sweet Show Girl – Jazz Oracle BDW8015
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orch. – It’s Hard to Laugh or Smile – Classics 558
Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers – Load of Coal – JSP JSPCD323
New Orleans Wanderers – Gatemouth – Disky DO999872
Bing Crosby – Love Me Tonight – Columbia CK44305
Bing Crosby – Can’t We Talk it Over? – Columbia CK44304
Bing Crosby – My Honey’s Loving Arms – Columbia CK44306
Busse’s Buzzards – Deep Elm (You Tell ‘em I’m Blue) – Timeless CBC 1-072 JAZZ
Coon-Sanders’ Nighthawks – Brainstorm – The Old Masters mb112
West End Jazz Band – Brainstorm – Legacy 2K 102
Keskidee Trio – Don’t Le’ Me Mother Know – Rounder CD1054
The Tiger – Movie Stars – Rounder CD 1142
The Growler – In the Dew and the Rain – Rounder CD1077
Sugar Underwood – Dew Drop Alley Stomp – RCA Victor 09026 63206-2
Ruben “River” Reeves and his Tributaries – River Blues – Timeless CBC 1-039 JAZZ
King Oliver and his Orch. – West End Blues – JSP JSPCD3404
Louis Armstrong – West End Blues – Columbia/Legacy C4K 57176 DISC 3
Gertrude Lawrence – The Physician – ASV Living Era CD AJA5030
Claude Hulbert – Clap Yo’ Hands – Flapper PAST CD7845
The Yacht Club Boys – How Could Red Riding Hood? – Take Two TT503CD
Roy Johnson’s Happy Pals – Happy Pal Stomp – Timeless CBC 1-046 JAZZ
West End Jazz Band – Happy Pal Stomp – Legacy 2K 101
Frankie Franko’s Louisianans – Somebody Stole My Gal – Yazoo 2024
Napoleon’s Emperors – Anything – Jazz Archives 28
The Big Aces – Cherry – ASV Living Era CD AJA5110
Slim Lamar and his Southerners – That’s a Plenty – Retrieval RTR 79006
Fats Waller – Two Sleepy People – Collector’s Choice V-Disc
Frances Day & Bud Flanagan – But in the Morning, No – Charly CDCD1165
Louis Armstrong and his Orch. – Sweet Sue, Just You – RCA Victor 09026-68682-2
Ray Starita and his Ambassadors’ Club Orch – Wake Up! Chill’un, Wake Up! –Avid AVC539

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Four Hour Radiola on WHCL, Friday Oct. 14

Starting at 6 PM ET, I'm doing a special four-hour Radiola. Tune in at WHCL-FM 88.7 or stream at WHCL.ORG. Just like regular Radiola, but twice as much--Yowzah!

The show will be posted in its entirety on my Live 365 station within a few days.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

"Let's Misbehave" (October 7, 2005)

(Week 13)

There's something about October that makes me feel good--really good--and the show reflects that. Music is (or should be) all about the joy of being alive. Enjoy!

Irving Aaronson and his Commanders – Let’s Misbehave – Living Era ASV CD AJA5002
The Goofus Five – Clementine (From New Orleans) – Timeless CBC 1-017 JAZZ
Ocarina Dude – William Tell Overture – Columbia 78
Fred Rich and his Orch. – Singin’ in the Rain – Take Two TT502CD
Ben Selvin and his Orch. – Thank Your Father – Living Era ASV CD AJA5318
Waring’s Pennsylvanians – Glorianna – Viper’s Nest VN-179
Rudy Vallee and his Connecticut Yankees – My Song – Living Era ASV CD AJA5017
Frank Crumit – Ukulele Lady – Pro Arte Digital CCD 3407
Irving Kaufman – Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue – Take Two TT502CD
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orch. – That’s What I’m Talking ‘Bout – Bluebird 3139-2-RB
King Oliver and his Orch. – My Good Man Sam – JSP JSPCD3404
The Missourians – Swingin’ Dem Cats – Media 7 MJCD105
Mildred Bailey – I Like to Do Things For You – The Old Masters mb103
Helen Kane – Dangerous Nan McGrew – Living Era ASV CD AJA5015
Annette Hanshaw – Is There Anything Wrong in That? – Sensation CD (Vol. 5)
Frank Crumit – Abdul Abulbul Amir – Pro Arte Digital CCD 3407
B.A. Rolfe and his Palais D’or Orch – No Parking – IAJRC 49 (LP)
B.A. Rolfe and his Palais D’or Orch. – Buffalo Rhythm – IAJRC 49 (LP)
West End Jazz Band – Buffalo Rhythm – Legacy 2K 104
Atilla the Hun – Roosevelt in Trinidad – Rounder CD 1142
Sam Manning – Lieutenant Julian – Rounder 1039
The Caresser – Fire, Fire in Port of Spain – Rounder CD 1142
Coon-Sanders’ Nighthawks – Red Hot Mama – The Old Masters mb111
Coon-Sanders’ Nighthawks – Flamin’ Mamie – The Old Masters mb111
West End Jazz Band –Vladivostok – Legacy 2K 102
The Cotton Pickers – Do Yo Dooty Daddy – Disky DO999872
Johnny De Droit and his New Orleans Orch. – Panama – Disky DO999872
Joie Lichter’s Strand Symphonists – I’m All Broke Out With the Blues – Timeless CBC 1-076
Fats Waller – You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It – QED015
Bessie Smith (with Eddie Lang) – You’ve Got to Give Me Some – Excelsior EXL-2-5317
Midnight Serenaders – When Sweet Susie Goes Stepping By – Timeless CBC 0-0176

Saturday, October 01, 2005

"Rhythm Saved the World" (Sept. 30, 2005)

(Week 12)

That may be, but with gremlins on the studio board and other disruptive factors, I doubt if it can save my sanity. Nonetheless, it was a decent show, musically:

Johnny Johnson and his Orch. – Rhythm Saved the World– Melotone 78
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orch. – Just Rite – Classics 558
Ocarina Player – William Tell Overture – Columbia 78
Ted Weems – She’ll Never Find Another Fellow Like Me – Memphis Archives MA7013
Ben Selvin and his Orch. – You Said It – The Old Masters mb117
Coon-Sanders’ Nighthawks – Roodles – The Old Masters mb112
Criterion Quartet – Lucky Jim – Brunswick 78
The Harmonizers Quartet – Ain’t We Got Fun – Take Two TT503CD
The Brox Sisters – Red Hot Momma – ASV Living Era CD AJA5015
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians – Waitin’ for Katie – Sensation 769 748 026-2
Busse’s Buzzards – The Monkey Doodle Doo – Timeless CBC 1-072 JAZZ
West End Jazz Band – Skinner’s Sock – Legacy 2K 103
Wilmoth Houdini – Teacher Nose Gay the Shouter – Arhoolie Folklyric CD7010
King Radio – Old Men Come Back Again – Rounder CD1054
Lord Invader – Saga Boy’s in Town – Rounder CD1077
George Olsen and his Music – Varsity Drag – ASV Living Era CD AJA5388
Benny Goodman and his Orch. – I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues – Timeless CBC 1-065 JAZZ
Chick Bullock – Junk Man – Columbia/Legacy C2K 52942
Red McKenzie – Double Trouble – Timeless CBC 1-019 JAZZ
King Oliver and his Orch. – Edna – JSPCD3404
Howard’s Quality Serenaders – Cuttin’ Up – Timeless CBC 1-034 JAZZ
The Missourians – Ozark Mountain Blues – Media7 MJCD105
Annette Hanshaw – If I Had a Talking Picture of You – Sensation CD (Vol. 7)
Annette Hanshaw – You’re the Cream in My Coffee – Sensation CD (Vol. 5)
Annette Hanshaw – I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling – Sensation CD (Vol. 6)
Manila String Circle – Bigay Na Pagibig – BMG 09026 63206-2
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra – Tough Breaks – Bluebird 3139-2-RB
Dixieland Jug Blowers – Banjoreno – Frog DGF6
Louis Armstrong – Sweet Savannah Sue – Columbia CK46148
Waring’s Pennsylvanians – Farewell Blues – Viper’s Nest VN-179
Ray Starita and his Ambassadors’ Club Orch. – Wake Up! Chill’un, Wake Up! - Avid AVC539