Wednesday, December 28, 2005

"Ring Out the Old. . .Ring In the New!" -- New Year's Eve INTERNET ONLY BROADCAST

(Week 22)

Lest the RADIOLA! programs currently on Live 365 grow stale, I have assembled a special New Year's Eve edition for internet consumption. I spend the first hour of the broadcast chasing out that rascally old degenerate, Mr. 2005, and use the second hour to celebrate the arrival of Young Master 2006, who has yet to disappoint us. (How long do you suppose it will be before the boy goes wrong like his dad?)

I will upload the show a little before the actual event. You will note that I now include the year of the recording the playlist--it makes everything so much easier, since I occasionally forget to mention it on the broadcast. Here's the lineup:

Frank Crumit – Get Away, Old Man, Get Away (1926)– Pro Arte Digital CDD3407
The Harlem Footwarmers (Duke Ellington) – Old Man Blues (1930) – Columbia C2K 46177
Ocarina Soloist – William Tell Overture (pre-1920?) – Columbia 78
Ed Lowry – Mama’s Gone Young–Papa’s Gone Old (1929) – Take Two TT503 CD
Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers – Grandpa’s Spells (1926) – Tomato R270384
Boswell Sisters – Hand Me Down My Walking Cane (1932) – Sony A-30372
Fats Waller – Rockin’ Chair (1941) – Bluebird 2482-2-RB
Benny Goodman and his Orch. – Ol’ Pappy (1934) – Timeless CBC 1-065
Rex Stewart and his Feetwarmers – Solid Old Man (1939) – ASV Living Era CD AJA5138
Eddie South and his Orch. – Old Man Harlem (1933) – Frog DGF36
Lou Raderman and his Pelham Heath Inn Orch. – Ol’ Man River (1928) –Columbia CK46175
Willie Bryant and his Orch. – The Voice of Old Man River (1935) – Bluebird 9683-2-RB
Harry Richman – King for a Day (1928) – Pro Arte Digital CDD 483
Ethel Waters – Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone (1931) – Classics 721
Louis Armstrong – I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead, You Rascal You (1931) – Columbia CK48828
Sophie Tucker– After You’ve Gone (1927) – Take Two TT404CD
Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang and their All Star Orch. – Farewell Blues (1931) – Decca GRD-609
Bing Crosby – Baby, Where Can You Be? (1929) – Sony Music Special Products WK 75004
Ted Lewis and his Orch. – When My Baby Smiles at Me (1926) – Pro Arte Digital CDD 484
Lillie Delk Christian – Baby (1928) – Smithsonian LP
Alphonso Trent and his Orch. – I’ve Found a New Baby (1933) – Jazz Oracle BDW 8008
Ethel Merman – I’m Marching Along With Time (1938) – Pro Arte Digital CDD 473
Casa Loma Orch. – Happy Days Are Here Again (1929) – Hep CD 1010
Chicago Rhythm Kings – There’ll Be Some Changes Made (1928) – Acrobat ACRCD 157
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians – Baby’s Birthday Party (1930) – Sony A-59749
Red & his Big Ten – I’m Tickled Pink With a Blue-Eyed Baby (1930) – Jazz Archives 28
Jan Garber and his Orch. – Baby Face (1926) – The Old Masters mb119
West End Jazz Band – Song of the Dawn (2005) – Legacy 2K 106
Jeanette MacDonald – Beyond the Blue Horizon (1930) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5195
Coon-Sanders’ Nighthawks – Everything’s Gonna Be All Right (1926) – The Old Masters mb112
Casa Loma Orch. – I Wanna Be Around My Baby All the Time (1931) – Hep CD 1051
Fats Waller – I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby (1931) – Timeless CBC 1-054 JAZZ
Boswell Sisters – Everybody Loves My Baby (1932) – Sony A-30320
Paul Whiteman – Sweet Sue (1928) – Joker LP Set
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians – Auld Lang Syne – Pickwick LP Set

Thursday, December 15, 2005

"Laff it Off" and "I'm a Dreamer--Aren't We All?" December 16, 2005

(Week 21)

Assuming the carnival of trauma that has beset me today does not extend its jurisdiction into tomorrow (don't ask!) and the sleet storm now glazing the Northeast like a big ol' donut allows me to travel up an inclined plane, tomorrow's four-hour tune fest should be delightful. Here is the somewhat schizoid playlist I've constructed. UPDATE: Part One ("Laff it Off") has now been uploaded to Live 365:

Ernest Hare – Laff it Off – Silvertone 78
Slim and Slam – Laughing in Rhythm – Classics 705
Ocarina Soloist – William Tell Overture – Columbia 78
Phil Napoleon and his Orch. – Take Your Finger Out of Your Mouth – Jazz Archives 28
Savoy Orpheans – She Don’t Wanna – Conifer CDHD 160
Henry “Red” Allen and his N.Y. Orch – You Might Get Better But You’ll Never Get Well –Classics 540
Bennie Krueger's Orch. -- Yes! We Have No Bananas! -- Take Two TT503CD
Sam Moore –Laughing Rag – RCA Victor 09026-63206-2
Coon-Sanders’ Nighthawks – Louder and Funnier – The Old Masters mb112
West End Jazz Band – Louder and Funnier – Legacy 2K 103
Six Jumping Jacks – Lo-Do-De-O – The Old Masters mb120
Jan Garber and his Orch. – You Don’t Like It–Not Much! – The Old Masters mb119
Dorsey Brothers’ Orch. – Annie’s Cousin Fanny – Columbia/Legacy CK48908
Savoy Orpheans – “On the Avenue” Medley – Music & Memories MMD 1007
Ted Lewis and his Jazz Band – Laughing at Life – Retrieval RTR 79014
Vance Dixon and his Pencils – Laughing Stomp – Frog DGF38
Frank Crumit – What Kind of a Noise Annoys an Oyster? – Pro Arte Digital CDD 3407
Frank Crumit – Song of the Prune – Pro Arte Digital CDD 3407
Clayton, Jackson, and Durante – Can Broadway Do Without Me? – Pro Arte Digital CDD 3407
Antobal’s Cuban’s – They All Look Alike to Pancho – Harlequin HQ CD 123
Rico’s Creole Band – Tony’s Wife – Harlequin HQ CD 41
Lionel Belasco and his Orch. – Oh Rufus Hold Me Tight – Rounder CD 1138
California Melody Orch. – There’s a Trick in Pickin’ a Chick Chick Chicken – Take Two TT503CD
Ted Weems and his Orch. – Chick Chick Chick Chick Chicken – Memphis Archives MA7013
Slim and Slam – Chicken Rhythm – Columbia/Legacy CK64898
Ethel Waters – You Can’t Stop Me From Loving You – Classics 721
Mills Brothers – Dirt Dishing Daisy – Legacy/Columbia CK57713
Ted Weems and his Orch. – The Man From the South – Collectors’ Choice Music CCM-174-2
Benny Moten’s Kansas City Orch. – It’s Hard to Laugh or Smile – Classics 558
Jabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces – Ready Hokum – Retrieval RTR 79013
Louis Armstrong and his Orch. – Laughing Louie – RCA Victor 09026-68682-2
Dixieland Jug Blowers – House Rent Rag – Frog DGF6
Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orch – Ready for the River – King Jazz KJ 152 FS
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers – Stop Kidding – Jazz Archives 26
Annette Hanshaw – I’m a Dreamer (Aren’t We All?) – Take Two TT408CD
Louisiana Sugar Babes – Persian Rug – Bluebird 61005-2
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orch. – Imagination – Classics 591
Ben Pollack and his Park Central Orch. – Sally of My Dreams – Jazz Oracle BDW8016
Halfway House Orch. – Love Dreams – Jazz Oracle BDW8001
U.S. Naval Academy Ten – My Dream Ship – Timeless CBC 1-048 JAZZ
Dorsey Brothers’ Orch. – Dream a Little Dream of Me – Jazz Oracle BDW8006
Mildred Bailey – Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams – The Old Masters mb103
Cliff Edwards – Dream Sweetheart – Columbia/Legacy C2K52942
King Oliver’s Jazz Band – Mabel’s Dream – Yazoo 2024
Troy Floyd and his Plaza Hotel Orch. – Dreamland Blues (Pt. 1&2) –Timeless CBC 1-033 JAZZ
Fats Waller and his Rhythm – A Thousand Dreams of You – RCA Victor 07863-66747-2
Russ Colombo – Living in Dreams – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5026
Cliff Edwards – I’ll See You in My Dreams – Sony Music Special Products A26475
George Olsen and his Music – Drifing and Dreaming – Victor 78
Jack Chapman and his Orch. – Dreaming of a Castle in the Air – Victor 78
Coon-Sanders’ Nighthawks – Hong Kong Dream Girl – The Old Masters mb111
Bing Crosby – On a Street of Dreams – Columbia CK 44305
Bing Crosby – Did You Ever See a Dream Walking – Pro Arte Digital CDD 432
Dick Powell – You Can’t Stop Me From Dreaming – Great Movie Themes CD60020
West End Jazz Band – I’ll Never Have to Dream Again –Legacy 2K 106
Eddie Lang – Melody Man’s Dream – Retrieval RTR 79015
Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings – Dreaming the Hours Away – Frog DGF14
Lillie Delk Christian – Last Night I Dreamed You Kissed Me – Columbia/Legacy C4K 63527
Hociel Thomas – Gambler’s Dream – Columbia/Legacy C4K 63527
Arthur Fields – My Dream of the Big Parade – Perfect 78
Dorsey Brothers and Their Concert Orch. – Was it a Dream? – Jazz Oracle BDW8004
Annette Hanshaw – Was it a Dream? – Sensation Annette Hanshaw Vol. 5
Lillie Delk Christian – Was it a Dream? – Columbia/Legacy C4K 63527
Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orch. – Sweet Sue – King Jazz KJ 152 FS
Ray Starita and his Ambassadors’ Club Orch. – Wake Up! Chill’un, Wake Up! – Avid AVD 539

New CD by the WEJB--"The Gold Diggers of Broadway!"

Imagine my delight when "The Gold Diggers of Broadway," the newest CD by the amazing West End Jazz Band dropped through my mail-slot last month! The WEJB plays the Good Stuff--1920s and 1930s-style Sweet and Hot Dance, and plenty of it. This new disc offers a huge variety of selections, including the special sort of "concert pieces" played by Pops Whiteman, melodies from Hal Roach pictures, blazing hot Jazz numbers like "Camel Walk," vocals by Leah LaBrea, and the Bix/Bill Challis tribute "Dardanella."

This CD is now on the WEJB website. "The Gold Diggers of Broadway" is available at World's Records. For those who love the music, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Four Hour Season Finale on Dec. 16, 2005

Hamilton College will be going on break after next week--and with it, WHCL. To take the edge off the impending hiatus, there will be a four-hour RADIOLA! extravaganza next Friday, starting at 6 PM EST. My apologies to those who attempted to listen last Friday. There was not only no RADIOLA!--there was no hockey either. I hope that the planned double-dose makes up for the dead air experienced by some on Dec. 9.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

"Altered States" (WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2005)

(Week 20)

When I discovered that the program I would be subbing for was titled "Berman & Parker Do Dope," a theme immediately suggested itself. Most of tonight's selections concern altered consciousness through self-medication of one form or another. Lest this be seen as an endorsement of a depraved lifestyle, let me assert that your host is chemically correct (except for the occasional swig of Pilsener) and does not partake of illegal substances whatsoever.

UPDATE: this broadcast is now available on Live 365, and here's the dope:

Harlan Lattimore and his Connie’s Inn Orch. – Chant of the Weed – Columbia CK 45143
Mills Blue Rhythm Band – Minnie the Moocher – Hep CD 1008
Ocarina Soloist – William Tell Overture – Columbia 78
King Oliver and his Orch. – Call of the Freaks – JSP CD 3404
Cab Calloway and his Orch. – Viper’s Drag – Masters of Jazz MJCD 105
Dorsey Brothers’ Orch. – Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jibe – Columbia/Legacy CK 48908
Louis Armstrong and his Orch. – The Lonesome Road – JSP CD 3401
Blue Steele and his Orch. – All Muggled Up – Retrieval RTR 79006
Slim and Slam – Humpty Dumpty – Classics 705
Billy Cotton and his Band – Free – AVID AVC539
Lousiana Rhythm Kings – Hallucinations – Timeless CBC 1-041 JAZZ
Ruben “River” Reeves and his River Boys – Papa Skag Stomp – Timeless CBC 1-046 JAZZ
Louis Armstrong and his Orch. – Knockin’ a Jug – Columbia CK 46148
Clarence Williams’ Novelty Four – In the Bottle Blues – Timeless CBC 1-043 JAZZ
Miff Mole and his Molers – Feelin’ No Pain – Gold Sound DCD 772
Southern Negro Quartette – I’m Wild About Moonshine – Columbia 78
Memphis Jug Band – Cocaine Habit Blues – Blues Collection 159622
Orq. Francesca Reveron – Gasolina pa mi maquina – Harlequin HQ CD 131
Rico’s Creole Band – Les Trois Coups – Harlequin HQ CD 41
Antobal’s Cubans – The Moon Over Cuba Was High (and so Was I) –Harlequin HQ CD 123
Bing Crosby – You’re Getting to be a Habit with Me – Columbia CK 44305
Ethel Merman – I Get a Kick Out of You – Pro Arte CDD 473
Benny Goodman and his Orch. – Texas Tea Party – Timeless CBC 1-065
Louis Armstrong and his Savoy Ballroom Five – Muggles – Columbia/Legacy C4K 57179
Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings – Zonky – Frog DGF 17
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orch. – New Goofy Dust Rag – Classics 578
The Missourians – Prohibition Blues – Masters of Jazz MJCD 105
Frank Crumit – I Married a Bootlegger’s Daughter – Pro Arte Digital CDD 3407
Frank Trumbauer and his Orch. – Hittin’ the Bottle – The Old Masters mb108
Cab Calloway and his Orch. – Kickin’ the Gong Around – Jazz Tribune No. 58
The Boswell Sisters – Minnie the Moocher’s Wedding Day – Sony A-30372
Louis Armstrong and his Orch. – Sweet Sue – BMG Classics 09026-68682-2