Music From 100 Years Ago

Recordings from the early 20th Century with comments.



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.



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...



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...



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.



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.


 2019-01-15  44m


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...


 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...


 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...


 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.


 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...


 2018-12-16  38m