Friday, July 18, 2008

"Strange As It Seems" July 18, 2008

(Week 131)

This incredulous RADIOLA! looks with mild skepticism upon the bizarre and anomalous statements made in popular songs. We don't know what to believe anymore--and so we don't even try. (Speaking of anomalies, I've also included a very old recording by a unique vocalist.)

Tune in at 8 PM Eastern tonight to WHCL (with streaming HERE). The program will be uploaded to my Live365 station in due course--believe it or not!

Adelaide Hall – Strange As It Seems (1932) – Past Perfect 205461-202
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies – They Didn’t Believe Me (1929) – Quadromania 222464-444/3
Ipana Troubadors – Wake Up, Chill’un, Wake Up (1929) – Columbia 1779-D
Annette Hanshaw – You Wouldn’t Fool Me, Would You? (1929) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5220
Benny Carter and his Orch. – Synthetic Love (1933) – Proper P1369
Fats Waller and his Rhythm – Believe It, Beloved (1934) – JSP CD928CD
Merritt Brunies and his Friars Inn Orch – Masculine Women-Feminine Men (1926) – Columbia CK52855
Fred Elizalde and his Anglo-American Band – Misery Farm (1928) – Retrieval RTR 79011
Johnny Marvin – There’s a Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder (1928) – ABC 838 215-2
Gracie Fields – The Biggest Aspidistra In The World (1938) – Naxos 8.120503
Gloria Swanson – I Love You So Much That I Hate You (1932) – Pro Arte CDD 509
Jack Buchanan – Everything Stops For Tea (1936) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5184
Fletcher Henderson and his Orch. – Queer Notions (1933) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5067
Phil Harris and his Orch. – Pink Elephants (1933) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5191
Hal Kemp and his Orch (Skinnay Ennis, v) – Got a Date With an Angel (1937) – TIM CD 205604-202
Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks – Minnie the Moocher’s Wedding Day – “Cotton Club Revisited”
Guy Marks – Loving You Has Made Me Bananas (1966) – Century 10301
Alessandro Moreschi – Ave Maria (1904) – unknown matrix
Vernon Dalhart – Way Out West in Kansas (1924) – Edison Diamond Disc
Wendell W. Hall – It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More (1923) – CDC 1012
Gene Austin – Did You Ever See a Dream Walking? (1933) – Take Two TT414CD
Jessie Matthews – Dancing on the Ceiling (1934) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5184
Julia Gerity and her Boys – Sittin’ On a Rubbish Can (1931) – Bluebird82876-50958-2
Annette Hanshaw – My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now (1928) – Flapper PAST CD 7075
The Rhythm Boys – The Blackbirds and the Bluebirds Got Together (1928) – Collectables COL-CD-6805
Billy Jones and Ernie Hare – Pardon Me While I Laugh (1925) – Take Two TT503CD/1 (9)
Nick Lucas – Painting the Clouds With Sunshine (1929) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5329
Mound City Blue Blowers – I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me (1931) – Col C2K 52942
Cab Calloway and his Orch. – Six or Seven Times (1931) – Masters of Jazz MJCD 182
Paul Whiteman and his Orch (Ramona, v) – We’re Out of the Red (1934) – The Old Masters mb116
Martha Raye – Stairway to the Stars (1939) – Legacy JK64640
Dick Powell – ‘Cause My Baby Says It’s So (1937) – Great Movie Themes CD 60020

1 comment:

Nick said...

Very interesting playlist & concept, Andy.....even giving up some Gloria Swanson, eh?

Of course, starting with Adelaide & Annette in your first five scores huge points!

Thanks for the imaginative programming and rare sides.