Friday, October 17, 2014

"Overspecialization" October 17, 2014

(Week 403)

This RADIOLA! suggests there are worse things than being a dilettante.

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A number of recordings used in this show are drawn from the phenomenal American Dance Band collection amassed by the late Jeff Healey. Read about Jeff here.

Ernest Hare (w Selvin's Orch) - Mindin' My Business (1923) - Vocalion A 14753
Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orch (Bob Goday v) - Johnny One Note (1937) - orig Bluebird 6895 (Healey col)
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
George Olsen and his Music (Fran Frey v) - She Was Just a Sailor's Sweetheart (1926) - Victor 19938 A
Phil Spitalny and his Orch - I Just Wanna Be Known As Susie's Feller (1926) - orig Victor 20267 (Healey col)
Earl Burtnett and his LA Biltmore Hotel Orch (Louis Kraft v) - Trees (1927) - orig Columbia 1190 D (Healey col)
Annette Hanshaw and her Sizzling Syncopaters - I Just Roll Along (1928) - Perfect 12419 B
The Happiness Boys - He Ain't Never Been to College (1928) - Victor 21332 A
Waring's Pennsylvanians - Just Hot! (1924) - orig Victor 19377 (Healey col)
Herb Wiedoeft's Cinderella Roof Orch - He's Just a Horn Tootin' Fool (1925) - Brunswick 2916 B
Jerome Conrad and his Orch (Selvin) (IK v) - I'm The Medicine Man For The Blues (1929) - orig Harmony 975-H (Healey col)
Lew Dockstater - Everybody Works But Father (1905) - Columbia A306
Victor Roberts (Billy Jones) - My Home Town Is a One Horse Town But It's Big Enough For Me (1920) - Victor 18712 A
Margaret Young - Ukulele Lady (1925) - orig Brunswick 2861
Emily Asher's Garden Party - Garden Party Party (2014) - Meet Me in the Morning
Arthur Fields - Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning (1918) - Columbia A2617
Emerson Military Band - Joe Turner Blues (1916) - Emerson 7145
Abe Lyman's California Orch - Out of a Million, You're the Only One (1924) - orig Brunswick 2742 (Healey col)
Harry Salter and his Willys-Knighters (Bob Merwin v) - I'm Just A Vagabond Lover (1929) - orig Cameo 9147 (Healey col)
Vincent Rose and his Orch (Chick Bullock v) - I'm Just A Dancing Sweetheart (1931) - orig Perfect 15503 (Healey col)
Joe Venuti and his New Yorkers (Scrappy Lambert v) - I Am Only Human After All (1930) - orig Okeh 41451 (Healey col)
Smith Ballew and his Orch - Just A Gigolo (1931) - orig Melotone 12094 (Healey col)
Snooks and the Memphis Ramblers (Wally Ashby v) - Let a Little Pleasure Interfere With Business (1931) - Victor 22720 B
Ozzie Nelson and his Orch (ON and HH v) - Mister Magician (1934) - orig Vocalion 2642 (Healey col)
Isham Jones Orch (Joe Martin v) - A Tree Was A Tree (1933) - orig Victor 24246 (Healey col)
Tom Coakley and his Orch (Carl Ravazza v) - I'm Just An Ordinary Human (1935) - orig Victor 25058 (Healey col)
Joe Haymes and his Orch - One-Note Trumpet Player (1932) - orig Columbia 2739-D (Healey col)
Les Brown and his Orch (Herb Muse v) - The Man Who Comes Around (1939) - orig Bluebird B-10558 (Healey col)
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orch (Pee Wee Hunt v) - The Pessimistic Character (With The Crab-Apple Face) (1940) - orig Decca 2164 (Healey col)
John Ryan with Orch - I'm a Specialist (1940) - Varsity 8198


outrage music said...

that Jeff Healey collection sounds incredible. I'd love to know how I could have digital copies of those for my hard drive.
and you may or may not like my blog at
or the one for dance band and jazz lps at

Andy said...


I visited your blogs and bookmarked the sites. Very nice work! Thanks for your efforts in keeping the music alive.