Friday, January 18, 2008

"Send Me a File" January 18, 2008 INTERNET ONLY

(Week 107)

Here's another Live365 presentation to break up the January gloom, consisting of some of the best-loved "files" on my hard drive. ("Send me a file" is a nod to all those music collectors who accumulate their treasures electronically, and without recourse to such archaic detritus as records, tapes, and CDs.) I should be back on WHCL next Friday at 8 PM ET, assuming all goes according to schedule.

Rudy Vallee – Heigh Ho! Everybody, Heigh Ho! (1929) – RCA LP compilation
Bill Wirges and his Orch – Shake that Thing (1925) – Pathe Actuelle 036352
Nat Shilkret and his Orch – Wake Up! Chill’un, Wake Up! (1929) – Victor 21976-B
Paul Whiteman and his Orch. – Lulu Belle (1926) – Victor 20019-A
Frank Crumit – The Girl Friend (1926) – Victor 20124-A
Ten Freshmen – Bag o’ Blues (1929) – Biograph LP “Benny Goodman: The Great Soloists”
Billy Murray – Profiteering Blues (1920) – Victor 18666
Honey Duke (Johnny Marvin) – Hot Coffee (1926) – Harmony 94-H
The Happiness Boys – Why Aren’t Yez Eatin’ More Oranges? (1925) – Victor 19965
Frank Banta – Nola (1926) – Victor 20667-B
Boswell Sisters – Heebie Jeebies (1930) – Biograph LP (orig. Okeh 41444)
Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers – A Load of Cole (1930) – JSP CD (orig. Victor 23429)
Waring’s Pennsylvanians – My Window of Dreams (1928) – Victor 21676-B
Enric Madriguera and his Orch. – It Was So Beautiful (1932) – Columbia 78 (50000 series)
Hit of the Week Orch. – La Paloma (1932) – Hit of the Week 78
Felix Arndt – Hacienda–The Society Tango (1914) – Victor 17608-A
Guy Lombardo and his R.C.’ns – I Wanna Be In Winchell’s Column (1937) – Victor 25709-B
Herb Wiedoeft and his Orch. – Deep Elm (1925) – Brunswick 2912
Ben Pollack and his Orch. – Sally of My Dreams (1929) – Victor 21857-A
Johnny Johnson and his Statler Pennsylvanians – We (My Honey and Me) (1927) – Victor 21058-A
Arthur Fields – Let’s Bury the Hatchet in the Kaiser’s Head (1918) – Columbia A2617
Kentucky Serenaders (Sam Lanin) – Shake It and Break It (1921) – Regal 9134
Adrian Rollini and his Orch (H. Weil) – Savage Serenade (1933) – Historical LP (orig Banner 32880)
Reis and Dunn – I Wanna Count Sheep (1932) – Columbia LP set “Stringing the Blues”
Boswell Sisters – That’s How Rhythm Was Born (1933) – Biograph LP (orig. Brunswick 6650)
Steve Washington and his Orch. – Sing a Little Low Down Tune (1933) – Biograph LP “BG”
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies – Washboard Blues (1926) – Brunswick 3407
Dorsey Bros Orch. – By Heck (1933) – Columbia CD “Best of the Dorsey Brothers”
Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake Seven – If the Man in the Moon (1937) – Victor 25676-B (my edit)
Una Mae Carlisle – Blitzkrieg Baby, You Can’t Bomb Me (1941) – RCA LP (orig. Bluebird 11120)
Clyde McCoy and his Orch. – Tear it Down! (1935) – Decca 381 A
Boswell Sisters – The Gold Diggers’ Song (1933) – Biograph LP (orig. Brunswick 6596)


Nick said...


As someone who collects mounds of "archaic detritus", let me speak up for the high quality of sound CDs and carefully-handled LPs give out!

I love the ease of e-mailing a fairly decent bitrate mp3 {as I have done with you}, but give me the full-throated sounds of my collected "detritus" anytime...

Andy said...

Nick, of course most of the "files" I used were from my own transfers of 78s and LPs!

The "archaic detritus" was a mild jab at those who think that they can keep this music going without buying CDs from reissuers and records from reputable dealers. Also, I'm vaguely irritated by a friend of mine who got rid of all his CDs (including my rare and deathless collection of novelty songs, "Non-Plugged") when he bought an iPod.

These same types also get rid of their land lines and use cell phones only. Needless to say, such people are now IMPOSSIBLE to get in touch with. Which is fine--I don't feel like talking to them, anyway.

Personally, I think 78s and LPs are going to outlast everything. I'm buying higher quality CD-Rs now (Mitsuis and Taiyo-Yudens) but I have no great hopes for the longevity of digital media. And I'm backing up my hard drive against the day when the Blue Screen of Death appears.

And I have to say your mp3s (used in my "Rosebud!" show) sounded great and were greatly appreciated!

Nick said...


Your desire to throw mild jabs while supressing irritation is shared...

I rarely send mp3s, and record in waves mostly for editing & production work. I fear much of the digital recordings I treasure today will be worthless down the road, too.

Since vintage mono recordings had such a limited audio range, mp3 compression doesn't hurt too much...but I must admit mp3 limitations drive me to wonder I refuse to own mp3 players.

The "Blue Screen Of Death" appeared more than once in my lifetime, and that's more than enough...fortunately, I back up practically everything onto hard media ASAP.

And I much prefer land was my wife who went cell phone only to save dollars, and do I have fun when her calls drop...

So long live the analog LP, thousands of which have overtaken my humble California abode.

But, I also urge lovers of our kind of music to legitimately purchase authorized CD reissues and CDs from contemporary bands that play these works.

TradJazzMan said...

Dear Nick and Andy,
This is no longer January 18, but March 21, 2008. Anyway since we are commenting on stacks of shellac, I have to admit I also had enough 78's at one time to sag the closet floor, almost. They all slipped away , then came LPs and Tape. TAPE WON. The rare stuff now has many hot dance bands, but for 30+ years, great announcing voices enrich these rare sounds.
It would be good to share things like "The Real Jazz" but I can't get them edited to my hard drive. Maybe a free gift will entice someone to assist in this.