Thursday, March 01, 2012

"Radiola Revisited" March 2, 2012

(Week 301)

This RADIOLA! indulges in a bit of painless nostalgia, but with better transfers. Don't stop me if you've heard these!

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Note: Bryan Wright of Rivermont is looking for recordings by bandleader Julie Wintz for a CD project. Anyone with good copies of Wintz recordings on Perfect or Pathe Actuelle or any of the Columbia subsidiaries (Harmony, Diva, Velvet Tone) should contact him here. He particularly needs a copy of "Pretending" on Harmony 906-H, Velvet Tone 1906-V, or Diva 2906-G. (The flip side is "Deep Night" by the Golden Gate Orchestra.)

Charles W. Hamp - For Old Times' Sake (1928) - Okeh 41085
Louis Armstrong and his Orch - New Tiger Rag (1932) - Columbia 2631 D
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779-D
Howard Lanin and his Benjamin Franklin Hotel Orch - On a Night Like This (1925) - Victor 19711 B
Frivolity Club Orch (Jack Denny) (Bonnie Laddies v) - Someday (1926) - Vocalion B 15489
Jean Goldkette and his Orch (Hoagy Carmichael v) - My Ohio Home (1928) - Victor 21166 A
Jack Smith - If I Didn't Know Your Husband and You Didn't Know My Wife (1926) - Victor 20413 A
The Revelers - Oh, Miss Hannah (1925) - Victor 19796 B
Annette Hanshaw and her Sizzling Syncopators - I Can't Give You Anything But Love (1928) - Velvet Tone 1706 V
Ray Miller and his Orch - Canary Isle (1922) - Gennett 4859 A
Rudy Wiedoeft's Californians - Who Wants a Baby? (intro: I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In) (1920) - Pathe 22299
Jack Shilkret's Orch - No One (1925) - Victor 19642 A
The Radio Franks - I Never Knew (1925) - Regal 9956 B
Sally Freeman (Dolly Kay) - Poor Papa (1926) - Harmony 107 H
Frank Guarente and his Orch (Irving Kaufman v) - My Mother's Eyes (1928) - Harmony 788 H
Al Gallodoro - Valse Vanite (1946) - NBC Thesaurus 1290 (“Music Hall Varieties” program)
Gary Lawrence and his Sizzling Syncopators (Frank Scafuri v) - Hello, Aloha! How Are You (1980) - Columbia M 35824
Reiser Trio (Reser) - Kitten on the Keys (1922) - Gennett 4906 B
Harold Leonard and his Red Jackets - Fate (1922) - Gennett 5024 A
Bert Lown and his Orch (Irving Kaufman v) - Tomorrow's Violets (1929) - Harmony 863 H
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians - My Fate is in Your Hands (1929) - Columbia 2017 D
Swanson and Gustave - Grandpa's Courtship (1927) - Supertone 9098 A
Jan Garber and his Orch (Eddie Page v) - When a Woman Loves a Man (1930) - Columbia 2115 D
Annette Hanshaw and her Sizzling Syncopators - I Must Have That Man! (1928) - Velvet Tone 1706 V
Ruth Etting - I'll Get By (1928) - Columbia 1733 D
Julie Wintz and his Mayflower Orch (Dinty Curtis v) - The Man From the South (1930) - Harmony 1092 H
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orch (James Rushing v) - I Wanna Be Around My Baby All the Time (1931) - Victor 22680 A
Paul Tremaine and his Orch - Stormy Weather (1933) - Bluebird B 5049 A
Louis Armstrong and his Orch - Love, You Funny Thing (1932) - Columbia 2631 D
Kentucky Grasshoppers - Makin' Friends (1929) - Banner 6360 B
Jan Garber and his Orch (Maxwell Covert v) - Puttin' On The Ritz (1930) - Columbia 2115 D
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians - A Little Kiss Each Morning (1929) - Columbia 2017 D


Nick Dragos said...

An excellent program, Andy!

I'm so pleased you continue to feature one of the greatest singers of the 1920's, Annette Hanshaw.
Not only lovely to look at, she was one of the purest singers around - except her bow to commercial interests with Hawaiian music and Betty Boop imitations. It was a pity that, as the Swing Era commenced, she dropped her career.

I keenly recall the late great Brian Rust annoucing on his British Capital Radio program "Mardi Gras", during the 1980's, how his English listeners had voted Miss Hanshaw their top favorite vocalist.

That you also feature many well-remastered & sonically imporoved discs of bands who are quite obscure makes Radiola! required listening to any serious devotee of 1920's pop/dance/jazz music.

All the best, Andy!

Andy said...


Thank you! I think this show came out beautifully. I was lucky to have nice clean copies of some of these selections, now transferred decently.

I think the Annette Hanshaw disc I found was one of her best from the '20s. And no apologies for following Annette with Ruth Etting in one of her own better performances.

I just have to practice spelling "revisited."