Music From 100 Years Ago

Recordings from the early 20th Century with comments.

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African American Band Leaders on the Radio


Radio transcription of famous African American Big bands from the 1940s. Musicians include: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Jimmie Lunceford, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Teddy Wilson and Benny Carter.


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   45m
 
 

It's a Crime


Songs about crime and criminals.  Songs include: It's Murder, The Life and Death of John Dillinger, Pickpocket Blues, She's a Killer, Stealing Love, Pretty Boy Floyd and In the Jailhouse Now. Performers include: Lil  Harding Armstrong, Ivory...


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   40m
 
 

Throwing Shade


Songs with shade in the title. Songs include: In the Sade of the Old Apple Tree, Purple Shades, 90 In the Shade, In the Shade of the Palm and Pull Down the Shade, Marie. Performers include: Lionel Hampton, the Mills Brothers, Louis Armstrong, Cab...


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   32m
 
 

Centennials 2019 Part Two


More musicians  born 100 years ago this year. Performers include: George Shearing, Anita O'Day, Art Blakey, Lennie Tristanio, Marion Hutton and Pete Seeger.


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   46m
 
 

Centennials 2019 Part One


Celebrating musicians born in 1919. Performers include: Ernie Ford, Kitty Wells, Georgie Auld, Nat King Cole, Carol Bruce, Billy Vaughn and Liberace.


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 2019-01-15  44m
 
 

1919


Some of the hits from 100 years ago.  Songs include: Dardanella, You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet, Till We Meet Again, Take Me to the Land of Jazz, A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody and I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles. Performers include: Ben Selvin, Al...


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 2019-01-08  50m
 
 

Leftovers #26


Records left off of earlier shows. Songs include: Poor Butterfly, Sittin In a Corner, Fussin, Fudin and Fightin, The House is Haunted, Moonlight Rhapsody, Cannonball and The Whisper Waltz. Performers include: Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Dorothy...


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 2019-01-01  40m
 
 

Jazz Singers of the 1940s


Singers include: Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Jimmy Rushing, Anita O'Day, Mildred Bailey, Maxine Sullivan & Nat King Cole. Songs include: Blue Moon, Jimmy's Blues, When Your Lover Has Gone, Lady Be Good,  Sweet...


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 2018-12-24  47m
 
 

Beethoven's Birthday 2018


To mark the 248th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, a 1953 recording of the Symphony #2 by Herbert von Karajan and the Philaharmonia Orchestra.


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 2018-12-18  36m
 
 

Forgotten Christmas Songs Part 2


Songs include: The Christmas Spell, The Man With the Bag, The Sleigh, Barnyard Christmas, Christmas In Jail, The Mistletoe Kiss and Death Might Be Your Santa Claus. Performers include: Kay Starr, Eddie Arnold, The Mills Brothers, Spike Jones, Peggy...


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 2018-12-16  38m