Friday, February 06, 2009

"More Lang Rarities" February 6, 2009

(Week 151)

This is the second RADIOLA! dedicated to scarce recordings by legendary guitarist Eddie Lang, featuring more gems from Ray Mitchell's collection, some cuts from the Venuti & Lang Mosaic Box Set, a number of items suggested by Will Friedwald (of Toast of New York), and a few of my own 78s.

The broadcast is tonight at 8 PM Eastern on WHCL (with streaming HERE). This show will be uploaded to my Live365 station soon thereafter.

Jack Pettis and his Orch – He’s the Last Word (1926) – Mosaic MD8-213/1
Chick Endor and Charlie Farrell – Ain’t it the Truth (1932) – Columbia rejected master
Ipana Troubadors – Wake Up! Chill’un, Wake Up! (1929) – Columbia 1779-D
Charlie Kerr and his Famous Orch – What Did I Tell Ya! (1925) – Gennett 3219
Texas Alexander – Tell Me Woman Blues (1928) – Mosaic MD8-213/4
Beth Challis – I Wanna Be Loved By You (1928) – Okeh 41164 (ToNY)
Vaughn De Leath – What Do We Do on a Dew-Dew-Dewy Day? (1927) – Okeh 40844
Gladys Bentley – How Much Can I Stand (1928) – Mosaic MD8-213/4
Dick Robertson – Now’s the Time to Fall in Love (1931) – Perfect 12762
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies – Washboard Blues (1926) – Brunswick 3407
Russell Douglas – I’ve Grown So Lonesome Thinking of You (1927) – Okeh 40747
Joe Venuti’s Rhythm Boys – Tempo di Modernage (1931) – Mosaic MD8-213/6
Charles W. Hamp – Perhaps (1929) – Okeh 41308
Victoria Spivey w/Clarence Williams Blue Five – My Handy Man (1928) – Mosaic MD8-213/5
Blind Willie Dunn and Lonnie Johnson – Deep Minor Rhythm (1929) – Mosaic MD8-213/5
Dick Robertson – Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee (1931) – Perfect 12762
Bing Crosby – We’re a Couple of Soldiers (1932) – (rejected take) MD8-213/8
Mound City Blue Blowers – If You Never Came Back (1925) – Brunswick test (Jazz Oracle BDW-8047)
Irving Kaufman – Nobody Knows What a Red-Head Mama Can Do (1924) – Vocalion 14950 (ToNY)
Irving Kaufman – There’s a Trick in Pickin’ a Chick-Chick-Chicken (1927) – Harmony 424-H (ToNY)
Noel Taylor (IK) – A Precious Little Thing Called Love (1929) – Okeh 40201
Kate Smith – Maybe It’s Love (1930) – Velvet Tone 2216-V (ToNY)
Ben Selvin and his Orch – (If This is Love) I Don’t Want Love (1931) – Columbia 2537-D (ToNY)
Lee Morse – Rosita (1927) – Columbia 1082-D (ToNY)
Sammy Fain – The Things That Were Made For Love (1929) – Velvet Tone 1904-V
Frances King – Gee, Jenny, It’s You (1927) – Okeh 40854
Clarence Williams and his Novelty Four – What Ya Want Me to Do? (1928) – Mosaic MD8-213/4
Venuti and Lang – Doin’ Things (take 2) (1928) – Bluebird 10280
Paul Small – Fit as a Fiddle (1932) – Mosaic MD8-213/7
D’orsay Dance Orch – When We’re Alone (Penthouse Serenade) (1932) – Clarion 5451-C (ToNY)
Eddie Lang – A Little Love, A Little Kiss (1927) – Mosaic MD8-213/1
Ponce Sisters – A Million Dreams (alternate take) (1932) – Mosaic MD8-213/7

1 comment:

Nick said...

Simply superb, Andy......

I thought I'd heard virtually everything Eddie recorded, but you and your associate did yourselves proud.

An excellent program, as was Volume One!