Friday, January 26, 2007

Nineteen Thirty-Two (January 26, 2007)

(Week 68)

RADIOLA! returns to Hamilton College radio station WHCL 88.7 FM with a celebration of the music of 1932. Despite the economic misery endured by many, it was a stellar year for pop music. Tune in tonight at 8 PM ET--it's great to be back! (All selections recorded in 1932 unless otherwise noted.)

Mills Brothers – Sweet Sue – Legacy/Columbia CK 57713
Waring’s Pennsylvanians (Tom Waring, vo.) – Young and Healthy – Viper’s Nest VN-179
Mose Tapiero – William Tell Overture (1912) – Columbia 78 RPM
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians – Street of Dreams – Collectors’ Choice CCM-299-2
Harlan Lattimore and his Connie’s Inn Orch. – Chant of the Weed – Columbia CK 45143
Claude Hopkins and his Orch. – I Would Do Anything For You – Timeless CBC 1-054 JAZZ
Boswell Sisters – We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye – Collectables COL-CD-6462
Ethel Merman – I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues – Pro Arte Digital CDD-473
Duke Ellington and his Orch. (Ivie Anderson, vo.) – It Don’t Mean a Thing – SABAM 7207
Russ Carlson and the High Steppers – You’re Blase – The Old Masters mb115
Ben Selvin and his Orch – Hummin’ to Myself – Columbia 2669-D (78 RPM)
The Gerrardine Dance Orch. (Charlie Palloy, vo.) – Me Minus You – The Old Masters mb118
Bing Crosby – Love Me Tonight – Columbia CK 44305
Val Rosing (w/Jay Wilbur’s Orch.) – Please – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5026
Al Bowlly (w/Ray Noble’s Orch.) – It’s Great to Be in Love – Rathbone 0351
Rico’s Creole Band – Lamento Esclavo – Harlequin HQ CD 41
Antobal’s Cubans – Los Tres Golpes – Harlequin HQ CD 123
Colbaz Orchestra – Tico Tico No Fuba (2-tr.6) – Take Two TT507CD
Ted Lewis – Somebody Loves You – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5273
Ben Selvin and his Orch (Helen Rowland, vo.) – You’re My Everything – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5318
Leo Reisman and his Orch. (Milton Douglas. vo.) – Brother Can You Spare a Dime? – Bluebird 82876-50958-2
Annette Hanshaw – Say It Isn’t So – Take Two TT408CD
Ruth Etting – Penthouse Serenade (When We’re Alone) – Take Two TT403CD
Connie Boswell – Lullaby of the Leaves – Columbia/Legacy C2K 52943
Rudy Vallee Orch. (Himber) – Dancing on the Ceiling/Of Thee I Sing – Renovation 7002
Cab Calloway and his Orch. – Eadie Was a Lady – Columbia/Legacy CK 57712
Roger Wolfe Kahn and his Orch. – Fit as a Fiddle – Jazz Oracle BDW 8013
Bing Crosby – How Long Will it Last? – Columbia/Legacy C2K 52942
Harlan Lattimore (w/Abe Lyman’s Orch.) – How Do You Do It? – Columbia/Legacy C2K 52942
Louis Armstrong and his Orch. – All Of Me – JSP CD 3401
Fletcher Henderson and his Orch. – Honeysuckle Rose – Columbia/Legacy C3K
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orch. – Lafayette – Classics 591
Gene Kardos and his Orch. – Blue Danube Blues – The Old Masters mb121
Ray Starita and his Ambassadors’ Club Orch. – Wake Up! Chill’un, Wake Up! (1929) – AVID AVC539

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


After what has seemed way too long a break from broadcasting, RADIOLA! will return to the airwaves (and the WHCL internet stream) this Friday at 8 PM. Owing to many interesting occurrences in my bailiwick, I haven't quite nailed down a playlist yet. But I shall--at least in time for Friday's show.

Monday, January 15, 2007

More Variety from the RADIOLA! Vault

WHCL still hasn't signed on for the new season, but I have sought to eliminate listener boredom by posting four shows from my archives on my RADIOLA! Live 365 station, replacing those that I felt had run out of shelf-life. I'll be posting those I replaced soon on a-infos radio project for those who absolutely have to hear them again.

RADIOLA! should be a bona-fide RADIO program again very soon. So help me!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

"Sing a New Song" January 4, 2007

(Week 67)

WHCL is on break, but Live365 isn't. Thus I added a show in homage to the new year, with recent shellac acqusitions and recordings on a "new" theme. WHCL broadcasting should resume soon--but this should tide you over until then. Happy New Year!

Columbia Orchestra – Dancing on the Housetops (1901) – Columbia 78 RPM
Bennie Krueger and his Orch. – Sing a New Song (1932) – IAJRC CD 1013
Band of the Coldstream Guards – Entry of the Gladiators (1930s) – HMV 78 RPM
Varsity Eight – A New Kind of Man (1924) – Timeless CBC 1-062
The Black Pirates – My Old Girl’s My New Girl Now (1928) – Timeless CBC 1-076
Alfonso Trent and his Orch. – I Found a New Baby (1933) – Jazz Oracle BDW 8008
Georgie Price – California, Here I Come (1924) – Victor 78 RPM
Mal Hallett and his Orch. (Tess Gardella, vo.) – My Idea of Heaven (1927) – Columbia 78 RPM
Jimmy Joy’s Orch. – You’re the First Thing I Think of in the Morning (1928) – Brunswick 78 RPM
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orch. – New Tulsa Blues (1927) – Bluebird 3139-2-RB
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orch. – New Moten Stomp (1930) – Classics 591
Louis Armstrong and his Orch. – New Tiger Rag (1932) – JSPCS 3401
Victor Light Opera Company – Gems from “The Mikado” (ca. 1920) – Victor 78 RPM
Tin Cup Serenade – Stackolee Blues (2006) –
West End Jazz Band (Mike Bezin, vo.) – Sing a New Song (2002) – Legacy 2K 102
Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks – Southbound (1993) – Stomp Off CD 1260
Columbia Band – Our Director March (1901) – Columbia 78
Banda Pabellon de las Rosas – Tan rico el Negro (ca. 1920) – Victor 78 RPM
Georgie Price (w/ The Virginians) – I’m Goin’ South (1924) – Victor 78 RPM
Ethel Waters – You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me (1930) – Classics 721
Connie Boswell – A New Moon is Over My Shoulder (1934) – Columbia/Legacy C2K 52943
Joan Crawford – It’s All So New to Me (1939) – Pro Arte Digital CDD 509
Arden-Ohman Orch. – Out of Breath and Scared to Death of You (1930) – Victor 78 RPM
Paul Whiteman and his Orch. – Me Too (1926) – Victor 78 RPM
Jimmy Joy’s Orch. – I Got Worry (1928) – Brunswick 78 RPM
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orch. – New Vine Street Blues (1929) – Classics 578
Luis Russell and his Orch. – New Call of the Freaks (1929) – JSP CD 308
Fletcher Henderson and his Orch. – New King Porter Stomp (1932) – Columbia C3K 57596
Arden-Ohman Orch. – I Am Only Human After All (1930) – Victor 78 RPM
Dorsey Brothers’ Orch. – I’ve Got a New Deal in Love (1935) – Circle CCD-20
Hoosier Hot Shots – Sweet Sue-Just You (1936) – Perfect 78 RPM

Monday, January 01, 2007


Since WHCL shut down for Winter Break two weeks ago, I've been remiss in not adding any programming. I wanted to spend some time with my wife, and I also had to de-Collyer the downstairs for New Year's Eve guests. Here are some "after" pictures; the "before" shots have been banned by the Board of Health.

I will be putting together and uploading an internet-only show within the next few days to tide listeners over until WHCL resumes broadcasting.

Happy New Year!