Music From 100 Years Ago

Recordings from the early 20th Century with comments.



Forgotten Christmas Songs Part One

Lesser-known Christmas music from the 1930s through the 1950s. Songs include: Christmas Candles, Shake Hands With Santa Claus, Santa Claus' Party, Little Christmas Tree, Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney and Christmas Swing. Performers include: Ella...



Corner Music

Songs include: Love Is Just Around the Corner, A Table In a Corner, Blue Skies Are Just Around the Corner, There Are Bad Times Just Around the Corner and Dark Corners. Musicians include: Ben Webster, Jack Hylton, Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, Noel...



Father of the Symphony

Historic Recordings of the symphonies of Franz Joseph Haydn. Works include:  movements from the London, Farewell, Oxford, Passion and Drumroll symphonies. Performers include: Charles Munch, Arthur Goldschmidt, George Szell, Wilhelm Furtwangler...



Easy Music

Songs include: Easy to Love, It's So Easy, Easy As Pie, Slow and Easy Man, Easy Does It and Take It Easy. Performers include: Doris Day, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Bessie Smith, Lester Young, Stan Kenton, Nat King Cole, Wally Rose, and  Maxine Sullivan.



Armistice Centennial

Special episode marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.  Songs include: The Americans Come, Till We Meet Again, Hands Across the Sea, I Don't Want to Get Well. Break the News to Mother and I've Got My Captain Working For Me Now....


 2018-11-11  49m

Three Quarter Time Part 2

More vintage waltzes. Songs include: The Merry Go Round Waltz, It's a Sin To Tell a Lie, When I Grow to Old to Dream, Always, the Minute Waltz, the Merry Christmas Waltz and the Merry Widow Waltz. Musicians include: Jeanette McDonald, Riley Puckett,...


 2018-11-04  42m

Three Quarter Time Part One

Famous waltzes, including: Sidewalks of New York, I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles, The Tennessee Waltz, The Band Played On, The Waltz of the Flowers and the Blue Skirt Waltz. Musicians include: Guy Lombardo, Bradley Kincaid, Cowboy Copas, Arthur...


 2018-10-28  46m

Country Music Month 2018

Songs include: Cotton-Eyed Joe, Wabash Cannonball, Banjo Pickin Girl, Why Don't You Love Me, Time Changes Everything and If the River Was Whisky. Musicians include: Fiddlin John Carson, the Carter Family, Roy Acuff, Bob Wills, the Coon Creek Girls,...


 2018-10-21  43m

Halloween 2018

Our annual look at spooky music for Halloween. Songs include: Mr Ghost Goes to Town, Skeleton in the Closet, The Halloween Dance, Music For Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Graveyard Blues and Mysterious Mose. Performers include: Helen Gross, Wingy...


 2018-10-14  44m

Children's Songs

Songs include: How Much is That Doggie In the Window?, The Green Grass Grows All Around, Old McDonald, The Teddy Bear's Picnic, The Hokey Pokey, The Little White Duck and London Bridge Is Falling Down. Performers include: Patty Page, Nat King Cole,...


 2018-10-09  37m