Thursday, June 10, 2010

"Carry On!" June 11, 2010 INTERNET ONLY

(Week 211)

This week we celebrate five years of RADIOLA! (first broadcast June 10, 2005) by conducting business as usual, albeit on-line and off-air. In addition to the pile of shellac I'm deploying, you'll hear two selections from the excellent new CD by the Baby Soda Jazz Band, "Jazz Roots Elixir."

Tempo King and his Kings of Tempo - We Can Huddle At Home (1936) - Bluebird B 6563 B
The Masqueraders - Carry On (1931) - Columbia CB 401 (UK)
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779-D
Jesse Stafford and his Orch - Cinderella Blues (1928) - Brunswick 4048
Nick Lucas - Bye Bye Blackbird (1926) - Brunswick 3184 A
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies - Whispering (1928) - Brunswick 3955
Max Lindsey - Only Me Knows Why (1931) - Zonophone 6098 (UK)
Annette Hanshaw - My Sin (1929) - Velvet Tone 1910 V
Ted Lewis and his Band - One More Time (1931) - Columbia CB 351 (UK)
Jane Gray (Peggy English) - Are You Happy? (1927) - Velvet Tone 1464 V
Johnny Marvin - Minnie the Mermaid (1924) - Okeh test (40241)
Charles Pierce and his Orch - China Boy (1928) - UHCA 1
Claude Hopkins Orch (Orlando Roberson v) - Margie (1934) - ARC test (issued take)
Mezzrow Ladnier Quintet - Gettin' Together (1938) - HMV B 9470 (UK)
George Scott-Wood - Lulu's Back In Town (1936) - HMV B D 300 (UK)
Baby Soda Jazz Band - Hindustan (2009) - Jazz Roots Elixir
Baby Soda Jazz Band - That's a Plenty (2009) - Jazz Roots Elixir
Lee Sims - Caressing You (1929) - Brunswick 4339
“Biff” Hoffman (Jack Wiggin p) - I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Baby) (1928) - Brunswick 4046
The Three Jacks - Without You Emmaline (1930) - Diva 3140 G
Ben Selvin and his Orch (Jerry Solow v) - (If This Is Love) Then I Don't Want Love (1931) - Col. 2537 D
Scott Wood and his Orch - I've Got To Pass Your House To Get To My House (1933) - Regal Zono. MR 1038
Arthur Young and his “Strict Tempo” Dance Orch - I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin' (1935) - Decca F 5792
Ed Lloyd and his Band (Kardos) (C Bullock v) - Pettin' In The Park (1933) - Rex 8005 A (UK)
Sam Robbins and his Hotel McAlpin Orch - Sittin' On a Log (1933) - Bluebird 5268 B
Monette Moore and her Swing Shop Boys - Two Old Maids In a Folding Bed (1936) - Decca 7161 B
Dave Harman and his Orch (George Marks v) - Live and Love Tonight (1934) - Regal Zonophone MR 1328
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians - St Louis Blues (1934) - Decca 15000 A
Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orch (Chas Chester v) - Basin Street Blues (1936) - Bluebird 6759 B
Bing Crosby (with Isham Jones' Orch) - Sweet Georgia Brown (1932) - Melotone M 13127 B
Tempo King and his Kings of Tempo - Sweet Adeline (1936) - Bluebird B 6563 A
The Rhythmic Troubadours - Au Revoir Pleasant Dreams (1930) - Regal MR 350 (UK)


Chester Proudfoot said...

First off, congratulations on reaching the 5-year mark. That's an amazing accomplishment, and you've definitely enriched my listening experience. I hope it remains as fun for you as it is for the listeners.

Second, who exactly was Tempo King? I've got a couple sides on cd but can't seem to find much info about him.

Lastly, I don't remember if I hard this Bullock vocal yet or not because someone out-bid me for a copy. But I really like the Dick Powell version, so I hope Chick gives it his best here.

Andy said...

Thanks! It's actually more fun now than at the beginning. Also, these days I'm more likely to know what I'm talking about.

Tempo King and Queenie Ada Rubin are a conjoined mystery. The record I've played in this show is far more off the wall than other Tempo King sides I've found recently. Audibly, the whacko sounds like the crooner on the later records.

For about three minutes (until actually comparing their records by sound) I thought it might have been Slim Gaillard. On the "crooning" sides Tempo sounds whiter than Slim--but his voice still seems oddly familiar.

As for Queenie Ada, she almost sounds more like Fats Waller than Fats Waller. My scandalous thought is that it might actually be Fats in shellac drag trying to scrape together a few more dollars to pay his alimony. (Somebody should have asked Eddie Condon about the sessions while he was still alive.)

And you'll be happy to know that Chick Bullock does not disappoint--"Pettin' in the Park" s a great record!

Thanks again,

Ted Hering said...

Wow! "China Boy" is a real gem!