Thursday, January 31, 2008

"If I Could Be With You" (January 31, 2008) INTERNET ONLY

(Week 108)

WHCL is back on the air--but (owing to the sports schedule) I'm not. Nonetheless, I'm posting yet another delightful internet-only RADIOLA! on Live365 to keep the content fresh. I even set up an impromptu home studio to get the job done. You may notice a hint of frustration here, also--this too shall pass.

Gene Austin – If I Could Be With You (1930) – Take Two TT414CD
Al Steele and his Orch – Singing the Blues (1929) – Jazz Oracle BDW8047
Ipana Troubadors (Willard Robison, v.) – Wake Up! Chill’un, Wake Up! (1929) – Col. 1779-D
Bennie Moten’s K.C. Orch (Jimmy Rushing, v.) – When I’m Alone (1930) – Hep CD 1070/2
Dorsey Brothers’ Orch – The Blue Room (1933) – Hep CD 1005
Fred Rich and his Orch – The One-Man Band (1931) – Retrieval RTR 79050/2
Peggy Cochrane & Sam Browne – Moon Song (1933) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5308
Nick Lucas and his Crooning Troubadors – All of Me (1932) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5325
The Happiness Boys – I Miss My Swiss (1925) – Living Era CD AJA 5628
Guy Lombardo and his R.C.’ns – So Rare (1937) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5406
West End Jazz Band – So Rare (2007) – Legacy 2K 107 “Singin’ in the Bathtub”
Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks – Zulu Wail (1993) – Stomp Off CD1260 “Quality Shout”
Paul Robeson (w/Ray Noble) – Blue Prelude (1933) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5183
Henry Hall and his Orch. (Flanagan and Allen, v.) – Underneath the Arches (1932) – PGN CD 851
Rudy Vallee and his Connecticut Yankees – The Drunkard Song (1934) – Living Era CD AJA 5599
Haydn Quartet – Down Where the Silvery Mohawk Flows (1909) – Living Era CD AJA 5623
Eteri Andjaparidze – Fourth Dimension (Zez Confrey, 1959) (1998) – Naxos 8.559016
Frankie Quartell and his Melody Boys – Prince of Wails (1924) – Retrieval RTR 79050/1
Lovie Austin and her Blues Serenaders – Galion Stomp (1926) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5353
Irving Mills (w/Duke Ellington) – Everything is Hotsy-Totsy Now (1925) – Document DOCD 5655
Norman Long – We Can’t Let You Broadcast That (1932) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5308
The Happiness Boys – Twisting the Dials (1928) – Living Era CD AJA 5628
Jazz Pilots – Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up that Old Gang of Mine (1930) – Retrieval RTR 79050/2
Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks – Sweetest Melody (1993) – Stomp Off CD 1260
West End Jazz Band – Rosy Cheeks (2007) – Legacy 2K 107
Dorsey Brothers’ Orch (Red McKenzie, v.) – Blue River (1933) – Hep CD 1005
Guy Lombardo and his R.C.’ns – We Just Couldn’t Say “Goodbye” (1932) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5406
Fletcher Henderson and his Orch – Jangled Nerves (1936) – ASV Living CD AJA 5067
Nick Lucas – I’ll Get By (1928) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5329
Carroll Gibbons and his Orch (Harry Bentley, v.) – On the Air (1932) – ASV Living Era CD AJA5308
Unknown Band – Sweet Sue, Just You (1930) – Jazz Oracle BDW8047

Monday, January 21, 2008


UPDATE (from press release): Don't miss Al Gallodoro's live WAMC Northeast Public Radio performance on PERFORMANCE PLACE (a segment of ROUNDTABLE), Monday February 4th. Be sure tune into the show early and enjoy ROUNDTABLE, as Al's segment begins after 11:15 AM ET. (And you wouldn't want to miss it!) He will be playing with accompanist JoAnn Chmielowski, and interviewed by WAMC's Andy Clegg.
THE AL GALLODORO QUARTET with piano accompanist JoAnn Chmielowski, Ryan Cirbus on Bass, and Lou Colone on drums appear at SEGO CAFE, 291 MAIN ST, Oneonta, New York. For Reservations call 607-432-0228.

Dr. Alfred J. Gallodoro (born June 20, 1913)

At 94 1/2 years young Gallodoro continues to thrill his listeners with his impeccable musicianship and incredible mastery of his instruments. His admirers include more than just saxophone aficionados--he recently appeared twice at Cornell University 's Weill Medical College for concerts AND as the subject of an extensive interview on longevity and vitality.


Gallodoro was called upon in April 2006 to perform George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the NYC Harmonie Ensemble under conductor Steven Richman. The Rhapsody in Blue is a piece for which he holds the distinction of a world’s record--over 10,000 performances throughout the 1930’s and 40’s with the “King of Jazz” Paul Whiteman. Mr. Richman's release of this Gallodoro 2006 performance of Rhapsody in Blue is now in the works, we will sent you a release date in a future e-mail! Also check Al's website for a preview of Al's soon to be released new CD: Moment in Time (Birmingham Live 1969). You will be treated to a melodically dazzling evening of saxophone and clarinet.

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)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Carmen is a jazz guitar legend (playing music slightly more modern than you will hear on RADIOLA!), in addition to being a wonderful guy. He scheduled a rare gig to play for my wife and myself on our 10th anniversary.

Friday, January 04, 2008

"Steal This Record!" January 4, 2008 INTERNET ONLY

(Week 106)

CLARIFICATION: Even though ASV Living Era has been put out of business by the corporate greedheads at Universal Music Group, I need to stress that before you go "stealing" Living Era CDs you should make every effort to purchase them (new or used) from small, independent music dealers who sell through eBay, Amazon, etc., since they really need your monetary support and encouragement. Buying from your local record store (if any still exist in this iPod-blighted land) is better yet. Only if the Living Era CD you are looking for is not available by any other means should you start mooching home-burned copies from your collector friends. And this applies only to Living Era and other defunct labels, not current reissuers who are struggling to stay alive amid this "send me a file" mentality. If you stop buying, they'll stop producing. So spend a buck.
The news that the Universal Music Group took over ASV Living Era with the sole intent of putting the label out of business has already spoiled my new year. I've assembled an internet-only program that celebrates the great budget reissue label and mourns its unnecessary demise. (Therein I also suggest that people freely copy and distribute their Living Era CDs to their friends, since Universal is intent on suppressing all music other than the modern trash it considers profitable.)

The show is now in rotation on my Live365 station.

Lee Morse – Moanin’ Low (1929) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5015
The Charleston Chasers – After You’ve Gone (1927) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5316
Ipana Troubadors (Willard Robison, vo.) – Wake Up! Chill’un, Wake Up! (1929) – Columbia 1779-D
Benny Goodman’s Boys – Blue (1928) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5263
Ruth Etting – Mean to Me (1930) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5008
Ted Weems and his Orch. PG – My Troubles Are Over (1928) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5029
Layton and Johnstone – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (1930) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5195
George Olsen and his Music – The Best Things In Life Are Free (1928) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5388
Sam Browne (w/Ambrose and his Orch.) – Here Lies Love (1932) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5026
The Chocolate Dandies – That’s How I Feel Today (1929) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5110
Phil Harris and his Orch. – What Have We Got to Lose? (1933) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5191
Eddie Lang and his Orch. – March of the Hoodlums (1929) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5061
Maurice Chevalier – Nobody’s Using It Now (1929) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5016
Annette Hanshaw – Nothin’ (1927) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5220
Charles Coborn – The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1929) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5363
Jean Sablon – Cette Chanson Pour Vous (1935) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5167
Quintet of the Hot Club of France – When Day is Done (1937) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5138
Guy Lombardo and his R.C.’ns – I’m Confessin’ (1930) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5195
Ben Selvin and his Orch. DR – Dancing in the Dark (1931) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5318
Ted Lewis and his Band – Sobbin’ Blues (1930) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5273
Helen Morgan – Just Like a Butterfly Caught in the Rain (1927) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5011
Harry Roy and his Orch. IM – What a Difference a Day Made (1934) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5225
Nat Gonella and his Georgians – All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm (1937) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5300
Eddie Lang – I’ll Never Be the Same (1928) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5061
The Revelers – Among My Souvenirs (1927) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5278
Ben Bernie and his Hotel Ros. Orch. – Sweet Georgia Brown (1925) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5342
Four Rajahs – Too Busy (1928) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5216
Elsie Carlisle – Pu-leeze! Mister Hemingway! (1933) – AV Living Era CD AJA 5030
Rudy Vallee and his CT Yankees – The Thrill is Gone (1931) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5026
Lee Wiley (w/Victor Young) – Easy Come, Easy Go (1934) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5417
The Comedian Harmonists – Auf Wiederseh’n, My Dear (1932) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5216
Vaughn DeLeath – Blue Skies (1927) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5468