Monday, March 25, 2013

A Note of Explanation

This year RADIOLA! started off with me being physically under the weather for about the whole month of January. I realized how tired I was and what a punishing schedule I was following by creating a weekly two-hour program consisting mostly of my own transfers and restorations of original shellac recordings. There are many worthy shows in my archives and I've republished them, adding the occasional new program. This schedule, I perceived, would permit me to attend to other matters I've been neglecting over the past several years in addition to providing me a rest from the "treadmill" of weekly programming.

This plan was devised in an atmosphere of only minor disasters occurring and just slightly Herculean efforts to remedy the messes in my life. I went blithely on little suspecting the cataclysmic changes that would take place in the last week. My wife and I have encountered a family emergency so devastating and severe that I find I have no heart for creating a radio program at all and may not for some time to come. (Rest assured it is not a health issue.)

I will continue to upload older shows to my Live365 station and I will send the playlists and links out to those on my mailing list. There will be new RADIOLA! programs eventually if anyone is still interested.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

"Force of Habit" March 8, 2013

(Week 348)

This RADIOLA! is harmless unless discontinued.

RADIOLA! streams continuously from my Live365 station. Stop me before I podcast again. RADIOLA! is sent each week to subscribers on my mailing list (email here).

Aileen Stanley - Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home - Music Hall Favorites (Take Two TT433CD)
Fats Waller and his Rhythm - I Can't Break the Habit of You (1937) - Victor 25530 B
Willard Robison w/Ipana Troubadours - Wake Up! Chill'un, Wake Up! (1929) - from Columbia 1779 D
The Virginians (Shilkret) (Lewis James v) - In the Sing Song Sycamore Tree (1927) - Victor 21219 B
The Ambassadors (Katzman) - Sumatra (1927) - Vocalion B 15506
The Original Wolverines - The New Twister (1927) - The Complete Wolverines (Archeophone OTR-03)
Don Roberts - Jeannine I Dream of Lilac Time (1928) - Columbia 1535 D
The Radio Imps (Macy & Smalle) - I'm Tellin' the Birds Tellin' the Bees How I Love You (1926) - Banner 1898 A
The Singing Sophomores - Slow River (1927) - Columbia 1032 D
Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band - Ringtail Blues (1918) - Columbia A2682
Paul Whiteman and his Orch - Nothin' But (1923) - Victor 19073 B
The Night Club Orch (Reser) (Tom Stacks v) - Pretty Lips (1927) - Velvet Tone 1349 V
Billy Murray - Much Obliged to You (1907) - orig Victor 5335 (ToNY: Dr. Demento collection)
Isabella Patricola - Mariella (1920) - Grey Gull L 2018 B
Frank Farrell and his Greenwich Village Inn Orch (Arthur Fields v) - Miss Annabelle Lee (1927) - Velvet Tone 1462 V
Henry Burr - Mine (1912) - Victor 17046 A
Victor Military Band - I Love the Ladies Medley One Step (1914) - Victor 35384 B
Victor Light Opera Company - Gems from "Sibyl" (1916) - Victor 35529 A
The Original Wolverines - Dear Old Southland (1928) - The Complete Wolverines (Archeophone OTR-03)
Louis Armstrong and his Savoy Ballroom Five - Mahogany Hall Stomp (1929) - Columbia 35879
Earl Hines - Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1932) - Columbia 35877
Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orch (Bobby Goday v) - Melody For Two (1937) - Bluebird B 6805 B
Xavier Cugat and his Waldorf Astoria Orch (Pedro Barios v) - Chino Soy (1935) - Victor 25184 A
Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy (MLW p) - Little Joe From Chicago (1938) - Decca 3385 B
Richard Himber and his Orch - Blue Moon (1940) - Decca 3618 B
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orch - No Name Jive (1940) - Decca 3089
Frank Munn - People Will Say We're in Love - The Golden Voice of Radio (Take Two TT434CD)
Ida Cox and her All Star Orch - I Can't Quit That Man (1940) - Okeh 6405
Fats Waller and his Rhythm - Blue Eyes (1940) - Bluebird B 10943 B