Friday, July 25, 2008

"Bunch o' Crunch" July 25, 2008

(Week 132)

Run out of shellac? Never!

Tune in tonight to WHCL at 8 PM Eastern for this highly crunchy RADIOLA! (with streaming HERE). It should be on Live365 soon.

Kitty O’Connor – I Never Knew What the Moonlight Could Do (1926) – Col 775-D
Jack Denny and his Mt. Royal Hotel Orch – Climbing the Stairs (1929) – Brunswick 4604
Ipana Troubadors – Wake Up, Chill’un, Wake Up (1929) – Columbia 1779-D
Barth’s Mississippians (Mell Lou, v.) – I Can’t Get Enough of You (1928) – Diva 2749-G
Nick Lucas – It Must Be Love (1928) – Brunswick 3925
Metropolitan Dance Orch. (Arthur Hall) – At the End of the Rainbow (1927) – Grey Gull 1448-b
Henry Canfield – Just Like a Butterfly That’s Caught in the Rain (1927) – Grey Gull 2332-a
Cliff Edwards (w/Andy Iona’s Islanders) – Somebody Loves Me (1937) – Decca 1166 A
The Madhatters (Peggy Hill, v.) – Was I? (1932) – Bluebird B-5234-A
Willie Creager and his Orch – Sitting Around Thinking About My Baby (1929) – Diva 2922-G
Brown-Morris Orch – Rose of Monterey (1927) – Diva 2528-G
The Harmonians (Arthur Fields, v.) – That’s My Weakness Now (1928) – Diva 2667-G
Nick Lucas – My Tonia (1928) – Brunswick 4141
Hal Kemp and his Orch (Bob Allen, v.) – Once Upon a Midnight (1935) – Brunswick 7413
Todd Rollins (Chick Bullock, v.) – The House is Haunted (1934) – Banner 33032-A
Catherine Russell – I’ve Got That Thing (2008) – “Sentimental Streak” World Village 468075
Al Gallodoro – Bye Bye Blues (1969) – “A Moment In Time” Golden Rooster Records
Cameo Dance Orch – Fate (1922) – Cameo 300
Gene Rodemich and his Orch – Oh! Sister, Ain’t That Hot (1923) – Brunswick 2474-B
The Hamonians (Irving Kaufman, v.) – There’s a Rainbow Round My Shoulder (1928) – Diva 2749-G
Kitty O’Connor – I Don’t Mind Being All Alone (1926) – Columbia 775-D
Nick Lucas – The Song I Love (1928) – Brunswick 4141
Jack Denny and his Mt. Royal Hotel Orch – Congratulations (1929) – Brunswick 4604
Broadway Bell Hops – Nesting Time (1927) – Diva 2365-G
Willie Creager and his Orch – Daddy, You Please Come Home? (1929) – Diva 2922-G
The Harmonians (IK, v.) – Because My Baby Don’t Mean “Maybe” Now (1928) – Diva 2667-G
Cliff Edwards (w/Andy Iona’s Islanders) – St. Louis Blues (1936) – Decca 1166 B
The Madhatters – Little Nell (1932) – Bluebird B-5234-B
Todd Rollins and his Orch (Chick Bullock, v.) – Poor Girl (1934) – Banner 33032-B
Anson Weeks and his Orch. (Phil Saputo. v.) – The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1932) – Brunswick 6639
Dixie Demons – After You’ve Gone (1935) – Decca 5141 A

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


This Saturday, July 26, at 7:30 PM sax legend Al Gallodoro and able accompanist JoAnn Chmielowski will play at the historic Empire House Restaurant (Junction of Routes 8 & 51) in Gilbertsville, NY. For reservations call the Empire House at 607-783-2959/607-821-1199.

Friday, July 18, 2008

"The Drum Also Rope A Dopes" by Bob Hubbard

An amazing drum solo played last Sunday at "The Stone" in NYC by my genius brother. Here's his commentary:

In the spirit of Max Roach and the idea of Muhammad Ali, Ladies and gentlemen I present to you... "The Drum also Rope A Dopes."

Thank you Bob Feldman, Michael Bisio and Dick Griffin.

THANK YOU DREAM CYMBALS FOR THIS 24" BLISS RIDE Which you will hear deliver the knock out punch!

Dedicated to Paul Karges in my fondest memories of the days up in his drum room thinking of the possibilities.

"The Drum also Rope A Dopes." @ The Stone 07/13/08

"Strange As It Seems" July 18, 2008

(Week 131)

This incredulous RADIOLA! looks with mild skepticism upon the bizarre and anomalous statements made in popular songs. We don't know what to believe anymore--and so we don't even try. (Speaking of anomalies, I've also included a very old recording by a unique vocalist.)

Tune in at 8 PM Eastern tonight to WHCL (with streaming HERE). The program will be uploaded to my Live365 station in due course--believe it or not!

Adelaide Hall – Strange As It Seems (1932) – Past Perfect 205461-202
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies – They Didn’t Believe Me (1929) – Quadromania 222464-444/3
Ipana Troubadors – Wake Up, Chill’un, Wake Up (1929) – Columbia 1779-D
Annette Hanshaw – You Wouldn’t Fool Me, Would You? (1929) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5220
Benny Carter and his Orch. – Synthetic Love (1933) – Proper P1369
Fats Waller and his Rhythm – Believe It, Beloved (1934) – JSP CD928CD
Merritt Brunies and his Friars Inn Orch – Masculine Women-Feminine Men (1926) – Columbia CK52855
Fred Elizalde and his Anglo-American Band – Misery Farm (1928) – Retrieval RTR 79011
Johnny Marvin – There’s a Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder (1928) – ABC 838 215-2
Gracie Fields – The Biggest Aspidistra In The World (1938) – Naxos 8.120503
Gloria Swanson – I Love You So Much That I Hate You (1932) – Pro Arte CDD 509
Jack Buchanan – Everything Stops For Tea (1936) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5184
Fletcher Henderson and his Orch. – Queer Notions (1933) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5067
Phil Harris and his Orch. – Pink Elephants (1933) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5191
Hal Kemp and his Orch (Skinnay Ennis, v) – Got a Date With an Angel (1937) – TIM CD 205604-202
Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks – Minnie the Moocher’s Wedding Day – “Cotton Club Revisited”
Guy Marks – Loving You Has Made Me Bananas (1966) – Century 10301
Alessandro Moreschi – Ave Maria (1904) – unknown matrix
Vernon Dalhart – Way Out West in Kansas (1924) – Edison Diamond Disc
Wendell W. Hall – It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More (1923) – CDC 1012
Gene Austin – Did You Ever See a Dream Walking? (1933) – Take Two TT414CD
Jessie Matthews – Dancing on the Ceiling (1934) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5184
Julia Gerity and her Boys – Sittin’ On a Rubbish Can (1931) – Bluebird82876-50958-2
Annette Hanshaw – My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now (1928) – Flapper PAST CD 7075
The Rhythm Boys – The Blackbirds and the Bluebirds Got Together (1928) – Collectables COL-CD-6805
Billy Jones and Ernie Hare – Pardon Me While I Laugh (1925) – Take Two TT503CD/1 (9)
Nick Lucas – Painting the Clouds With Sunshine (1929) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5329
Mound City Blue Blowers – I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me (1931) – Col C2K 52942
Cab Calloway and his Orch. – Six or Seven Times (1931) – Masters of Jazz MJCD 182
Paul Whiteman and his Orch (Ramona, v) – We’re Out of the Red (1934) – The Old Masters mb116
Martha Raye – Stairway to the Stars (1939) – Legacy JK64640
Dick Powell – ‘Cause My Baby Says It’s So (1937) – Great Movie Themes CD 60020

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


CORRECTION: My Live365 station has been upgraded to 300 megabytes, which means almost 30 hours of programming on the stream.

Yesterday I uploaded a few more shows owing to what seemed a 500 mb capacity. This corrected itself to the actual 300 mb storage limit. Nonetheless, I've left up a couple of YOWZAH! shows (broadcast in July and August 2007 over Utica College station WPNR). Included in this batch is my "Voyage of Life" show--a musical interpretation of Thomas Cole's four-painting allegory of human existence.

This still means that there is more programming on RADIOLA! on Live365 than ever before. The simultaneous free listener limit has been lowered to ten by Live365, so in order to insure access to the stream you may have to invest in a Live365 VIP membership. Doing so through this link will also help offset my costs in broadcasting on Live365, which have increased substantially since last year.

Friday, July 11, 2008

"Mood Hollywood" July 11, 2008

(Week 130)

This RADIOLA! honors the recent film shoot in Utica by an independent movie production company. It must be true that everyone in now in show business--your host sat in a bar where the filming was taking place, and personally introduced the lead actor to the joys of Saranac Pomegranate Wheat Beer.

Tune in tonight to WHCL at 8 PM ET (with streaming HERE). The show will be uploaded to my Live365 station forthwith.

Harold Lang – If I Had a Talking Picture of You (1929) – Perfect 12573
Dorsey Brothers’ Orch – Mood Hollywood (1933) – Hep CD 1005
Ipana Troubadors – Wake Up, Chill’un, Wake Up (1929) – Columbia 1779-D
The Tiger – Movie Stars (1936) – Rounder CD 1142
Jimmie Grier and his Orch (Donald Novis, v.) – Stardust (1932) – Take Two TT421CD
Fred Astaire – Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails (1935) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5185
Paul Whiteman (w/Rhythm Boys) – Happy Feet (1930) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5011
Sophie Tucker – He’s a Good Man to Have Around (1929) – Take Two TT404CD
Paul Howard’s Quality Serenaders – California Swing (1930) – Timeless CBC 1-034
Mae West – I Want You, I Need You (1933) – Living Era CD AJA 5604
Ramona – Come Up and See Me Sometime (1933) – The Old Masters mb116
Betty Boop – Highlight from “Stopping the Show” (1932) – Pro Arte CDD 440
Rudolph Valentino – El Relicaro (1923) – Pro Arte Digital CDD509
Russ Columbo – I See Two Lovers (1934) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5234
Lyda Roberti – College Rhythm (1934) – Columbia CK57711
Jay C. Flippen and his Gang – South Wind (1927) – Fountain FV-204 LP
West End Jazz Band – For No Reason at All (2005) – Legacy 2K 106
Irving Kaufman – Take Your Girlie to the Movies (1919) – Archeophone ARCH 5504
Billy Murray – Ever Since the Movies Learned to Talk (1928) – Take Two TT503CD/2 (4)
The Happiness Boys – I Can’t Sleep in the Movies Any More (1929) – Living Era CD AJA 5628
Claudette Colbert – Give Me Liberty or Give Me Love (1934) – Pro Arte CDD509
Joan Crawford (w/Gus Arnheim) – How Long Will it Last? (1932) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5011
Cliff Edwards – Singin’ in the Rain (1929) – Sony Music Special Products A 26475
The Lion – Bing Crosby (1939) – Rounder CD 1142
Bing Crosby – Temptation (1933) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5183
Charlie Palloy – Learn to Croon (1933) – The Old Masters mb118
Rudy Vallee – Thank Heaven for You (1934) – Rivermont BSW-1141
Dick Powell – With Plenty of Money and You (1936) – Great Movie Themes CD 60020
Al Jolson – I Love to Sing-a (1936) – Rhino Movie Music R2 72544
Gus Arnheim and his Orch. (Bing Crosby, v.) – Out of Nowhere (1931) – Take Two TT410CD
Gus Arnheim and his Orch. (Bing, Loyce Whiteman, v.) – What Is It? (1931) – Take Two TT410CD
Bob Hope and Shirley Ross – Thanks for the Memory (1938) – Pro Arte Digital CDD 509

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Saturday, July 05, 2008


My brother Bob Hubbard is playing a show with sax great Bob Feldman at John Zorn's club The Stone down in NYC Sunday, July 13. And here Bob is with the Catherine Sikora Trio (with Francois Grillot on bass) last week at NYC's Living Theater.

Friday, July 04, 2008

"The Seven Deadly Sins" July 4, 2008

(Week 129)

This RADIOLA! offers you Seven Deadly Sins for the price of five. (And, if you act today, we'll include a stainless-steel, digital ready potato peeler at no extra cost.) Tune in tonight at 8 PM Eastern to WHCL (with streaming HERE). The show will be uploaded to Live365 this weekend.

(I know this show has absolutely nothing to do with Independence Day, John Philip Sousa, George M. Cohan, or bombs bursting in air, but every once in a while I like to go counter-intuitive. Plus we're all sinners--even Americans!)

Ethel Merman – Pack Up Your Sins and Go To The Devil (1938) – Alexander’s Ragtime Band sdtrk
Irving Aaronson and his Commanders – Let’s Misbehave (1928) – Naxos 8.120533
Ipana Troubadors – Wake Up, Chill’un, Wake Up (1929) – Columbia 1779-D
The Lion – Fall of Man (1936) – Rounder CD 1141
Napoleon’s Emperors – Gettin’ Hot (1929) – Timeless CBC 1-049
The Tennessee Tooters – You’re Burnin’ Me Up (1926) – Hep CD 1081
Johnny Marvin and Ed Smalle – Just Another Day Wasted Away (1927) – Living Era CD AJA 5453
Bing Crosby – Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (1931) – Master Classics MCS 8070-2
Annette Hanshaw – Ho Hum (1931) – Take Two TT408CD
Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five – S.O.L. Blues (1927) – Columbia CK 44422
The Tiger – The Gold in Africa (1936) – Arhoolie Folklyric CD 7004
Benny Morton and his Orch. – The Gold Diggers’ Song (1933) – JASS J-CD-639
Sophie Tucker – The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else (1924) – Take Two TT404CD
Curtis Mosby D.B.B. – In My Dreams I’m Jealous of You (1927) – Jazz Oracle BDW 8003
Bing Crosby – Happy Go Lucky You (and Broken-Hearted Me) (1932) – Columbia CK 44229
Henry “Red” Allen Orch – You Might Get Better, But You’ll Never Get Well (1930) – Classics 540
Catherine Russell – Kitchen Man (2008) – “Sentimental Streak”
The Roving Romeos – If My Baby Cooks as Good as She Looks (1926) – Take Two TT503CD/1 (17)
Al Lentz Orch – Every Night I Bring Her Frankfurter Sandwiches (1927) – Take Two TT503CD/2 (5)
Slim and Slam – Matzoh Balls (1939) – Classics 724
Emmett Miller – Sweet Mama (Papa’s Getting Mad) (1929) – Columbia CK 66999
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four – Beatin’ the Dog (1927) – JSP CD 3402
Louis Armstrong Orch – I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead, You Rascal You (1931) – Columbia CK48828
Coon-Sanders’ Nighthawks – My Suppressed Desire (1928) – The Old Masters mb113
Clara Smith – Jelly, Jelly, Look What You Done Done (1928) – ASV Living Era CD AJA 5092
Ronald Frankau and Monte Crick – Everyone’s Got Sex Appeal for Someone (1933) – ASV CD AJA 5030
Jean Goldkette and his Orch – I’m Proud of a Baby Like You (1927) – RCA Jazz Tribune No.48
Carl Webster’s Yale Collegians – Puttin’ On the Ritz (1930) – Jazz Oracle BDW 8055
Phil Spitalny’s Music – Give Yourself a Pat on the Back (1930) – Archeophone ARCH 3002
Annette Hanshaw – My Sin (1929) – Take Two TT408CD
Roane’s Pennsylvanians – Cast Your Sins Away (1932) – The Old Masters mb125
The Five Spirits of Rhythm – I’ll Be Ready When the Great Day Comes (1933) – Retrieval RTR 79004

Thursday, July 03, 2008


Catherine (or "Cat") Russell is going to appear in Utica at the recently renovated Stanley Theatre for Utica Monday Night at 8 PM on July 7. This is a must-see performance. Cat is the daughter of the legendary Luis Russell, who worked with King Oliver, Red Allen, and Louis Armstrong, to name but a few. Cat's new album "Sentimental Streak" features her delightful interpretations of many jazz standards, with appropriate accompaniment. As part of Utica Monday Night, this performance is free and open to the public. Listen to Cat's interview with Terry Gross HERE. And here's her excellent rendition of Bessie Smith's "Kitchen Man":