2007 Playlists

4/10/2007 Dig Up The Roots

Good mellow foggy jazz music to match a mildly overcast yet pleasant morning.

Ella Fitzgerald – Who Cares?
Album: The Gershwin Songbook; Label: Verve
Blossom Dearie – I Hear Music/A Fine Spring Morning
Album: Blossom Dearie; Label: Verve
Lambert, Hendricks Ross – Gimmie That Wine
Album: Everybody’s Boppin; Label: Columbia
Ella Fitzgerald – Miss Otis Regrets/Too Darn Hot
Album: The Cole Porter Songbook; Label: Verve
Various – Jam Session
Album: Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 15; Label: Mercury
Various – I Would Do Anything / Boogie Woogie Blues
Album: Alister Cooke’s Jazz Letter From America; Label: AMSC
Ella Fitzgerald – Wait Till You See Him
Album: The Rodgers And Hart Songbook; Label: Verve
Ella Fitzgerald remixed De-Phazz – Wait Till You See Him
Album: Verve Remixed Vol. 1; Label: Verve
Ella Fitzgerald – Two Little Men In A Flying Saucer
Album: Space Guitar Death Ray Boogie; Label: Buzzola
Fats Waller and His Rhythm – Buck Jumpin
Album: Jazz Giants: The Guitarists; Label: Time/Life
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra – The Mooche
Album: Jazz Giants: The Guitarists; Label: Time/Life
The Chocolate Dandies – Paducah
Album: Jazz Giants: The Guitarists; Label: Time/Life
The Five Cousins – I Got Rhythm
Album: Jazz Giants: The Guitarists; Label: Time/Life
Rex Stewart and his Feetwarmers – Finesse
Album: Jazz Giants: The Guitarists; Label: Time/Life
Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France – Nuages
Album: Jazz Giants: The Guitarists; Label: Time/Life
Oscar Aleman Trio – Jeepers Creepers
Album: Jazz Giants: The Guitarists; Label: Time/Life
Dick McDonough – Chasing a Buck
Album: Jazz Giants: The Guitarists; Label: Time/Life
Oscar Peterson Trio – Sweet Georgia Brown/Cheek To Cheek
Album: Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 15; Label: Mercury
Gene Krupa Trio – Drumboogie
Album: Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 15; Label: Mercury

5/1/2007 Dig Up The Roots

This show, featuring cylinder and piano roll recordings, focused briefly on pioneering recordings of Black American performers. Minstrel and vaudeville; Tin Pan Alley, Gospel, and what some consider the first jazz recordings.

5/8/2007 Dig Up The Roots

Doc Rock was in studio this day, with more yodelers than you could shake your head at. From Hindi film music to Hank Snow to Pygmy divorce. Check out the archive for an amazing trip around the world of yodeling.

5/22/2007 Dig Up The Roots

A few recordings from collections of cylinders, Edison flat discs and other samples and examples of early 20th century recordings.

Bob Pierce – Etiquette Blues
Album: Unreleased Edison Laterals 1; Label: Diamond Cut Productions
Pietro Deiro – International Rag
Album: Jazz Accordion Vol 1: Out of France; Label: Jazz Archives
Irving Berlin – What Am I Gonna Do?
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia/Legacy
Al; Friedman and his Orchestra – Just A Night For Meditation
Album: Unreleased Edison Laterals 1; Label: Diamond Cut Productions
The California Ramblers – Dream House Vaniteaser
Album: Unreleased Edison Laterals 1; Label: Diamond Cut Productions
Earl Baker His Friends – Miserere / Show Me The Way To Go Home
Album: The Legendary Earl Baker Cylinders – 1926; Label: Jazz Archives
Sophie Tucker – Rose of the Volga
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia/Legacy
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra – Terrific Stomp / Moten Blues
Album: Jazz Accordion Vol 1: Out of France; Label: Jazz Archive
Al Jolson – Hooray For Baby And Me
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia/Legacy
The Hotentots – Lot’s O’ Mama
Album: Jazz The World Forgot Vol 1; Label: Yazoo
Frankie Franko and his Louisianians – Somebody Stole My Gal
Album: Jazz The World Forgot Vol 1; Label: Yazoo
Andy Preer and the Cotton Club Orchestra – I Found A New Baby
Album: Jazz The World Forgot Vol 2; Label: Yazoo
George McClennon’s Jazz Devils – New Orleans Wiggle
Album: Jazz The World Forgot Vol 2; Label: Yazoo
J Kaufman and the Seven Blue Babies – It Goes Like This (That Funny Melody)
Album: Unreleased Edison Laterals 1; Label: Diamond Cut Productions
Julian Rose – That’s Yiddisha Jazz
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia/Legacy
Nathan Glantz His Orchestra – Yiddisha Charleston
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia/Legacy
Kamil Behounek – Choo Choo / Moanin’
Album: Jazz Accordion Vol 1: Out of France; Label: Jazz Archive
King Solomon Hill – Outdoor Blues
Album: The Best There Ever Was; Label: Yazoo
Roscoe Holcomb – Moonshiner
Album: Classic Mountain Songs; Label: Smithsonian Folkways
The Georgia Pals – Two Orphans
Album: Classic Bluegrass v. 2; Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Ben Weaver – Here’s To My Disgrace
Album: Just One More: A Musical Tribute to Larry Brown; Label: Bloodshot
Pink Anderson – The Titanic
Album: Classic African-American Ballads; Label: Smithsonian Folkways
June Carter Cash – Ring of Fire
Album: Keep on the Sunny Side; Label: Columbia Legacy
Dolly Parton – Jolene
Album: Jolene; Label: Columbia Legacy
Red Headed Fiddlers – Texas Quickstep
Album: Times Ain’t Like They Used To Be Vol. 7; Label: Yazoo
The Get Up Johns – You’re Not Easy To Forget
Album: Trouble In Mind; Label: Mercy Recordings
Washington Phillips – Mother’s Last Word To Her Son
Album: The Key to the Kingdom; Label: Yazoo
Gene Autry – The Convict’s Dream
Album: The Essential Gene Autry; Label: Columbia Legacy

5/29/2007 Dig Up The Roots

The Ancient Mix Master was in the studio today, making the clock stick at 78 O’clock.

Playlist Tracks:
Fletcher Henderson Orchestra – The Grass Is Always Greener
Album: ; Label:
Ella Fitzgerald – Night In Tunisia
Album: Clap Yo Hands, Here Comes Charlie; Label: Verve
Al Gomez (The Rhumba King) – Round The World Rhumba / Miami Beach Rhumba
Album: ; Label:
Frankie Carle – Hindustan
Album: ; Label:
Walter Erikson Sven Tolfen – Western Polka
Album: Folk Lyric Records; Label:
Spade Cooley – Yodeling Polka
Album: ; Label:
Al Dexter – Kokomo Island
Album: ; Label:
Gene Autry – Loaded Pistol Loaded Dice
Album: ; Label:
The 3 Suns – Across The Alley From The Alamo
Album: ; Label:
SauterFinnegan Orchestra – April In Paris
Album: ; Label:
Sauter Finnegan Orchestra – When Hearts Are Young
Album: ; Label:
Sauter Finnegan Orchestra – Love Is A Many Simple Thing
Album: ; Label:
Sauter Finnegan Orchestra – Midnight Sleighride
Album: ; Label:
Sauter Finnegan Orchestra – Nina Never Knew
Album: ; Label:
Sauter Finnegan Orchestra – Moonlight on the Ganges
Album: ; Label:

6/5/2007 Dig Up The Roots

Today’s music was focused, primarily, on a several year period in the mid to late 1930’s. We heard two hours’ worth of some great early swing music, before it became the treacle covered sentimental journey of an overplayed nostalgia soundtrack.

Playlist Tracks:
Glenn Miller – Runnin Wild
Album: Swing Time For Dancing; Label: Membran Music
Chick Webb and his Orchestra – Harlem Congo
Album: Big Band Jazz (BBJ); Label: Simthsonian Records
Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra – Stratosphere
Album: BBJ; Label: Smithsonian Records
Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra – Cherokee
Album: BBJ; Label: Smithsonian Records
Slim Slam – Bassology
Album: Laughing In Rhythm; Label: Proper
Something To Pay Your Foot To – Johnny Hodges
Album: Swing Time For Dancing; Label: Membran Music
Count Basie Orchestra – Stompin at the Woodside / Volcano
Album: BBJ; Label: Smithsonian Records
Woody Herman and his Orchestra – Bijou (Rhumba A’La Jazz)
Album: BBJ; Label: Smithsonian Records
Benny Goodman and his Sextet – Till Tom Special
Album: Hittin On All Six; Label: Proper
Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet – Wholly Cats
Album: Hittin On All Six; Label: Proper
Mildred Baily with The Cosa Loma Orchestra – Doin The Uptown Lowdown
Album: Mrs Swing: Mildred Baily; Label: Proper
Mildred Baily Orchestra – Posin
Album: Mrs Swing: Mildred Baily; Label: Proper
Mildred Baily – A Bee Gezindt
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia/Legacy
Slim Slam – 8, 9 and 10 / Ferdinand The Bull / Vout Oreenee
Album: Laughing In Rhythm; Label: Proper
Earl Hines and his Orchestra – Mahouse Fat Babes
Album: BBJ; Label: Smithsonian Records
Benny Carter – Shufflebug Shuffle
Album: BBJ; Label: Smithsonian Records
Erskine Hawkins and his Orchestra – Tuxedo Junction / Midnight Stroll
Album: BBJ; Label: Smithsonian Records
Roy Eldridge – The Gasser
Album: BBJ; Label: Smithsonian Records
Peggy Lee – Everythings Movin To Fast
Album: Rock N’ Roll 1938 – 1946 Vol 2; Label: Fremeaux et Associes
Mary Osborne – Spotlite / Allen’s Alley
Album: Hittin On All Six; Label: Proper
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra – Happy Go Lucky Local
Album: BBJ; Label: Smithsonian Records
Slam Stewart – Haw Haw
Album: Swing Time For Dancing; Label: Membran Music

6/12/2007 Dig Up The Roots

Doc Rock brought in a stack of Western Swing.

In 1932, two young talented musicians named Milton Brown and Bob Wills were performing together in a radio band called The Light Crust Doughboys. These two would become the guiding forces of a highbred music later called Western Swing. This show featured some of the more prominent studio musicians who played with any number of touring and house bands in Texas, Oklahoma and the surrounding area of the SW. People like Roy Newman, Charles Mitchell and an ace of the 88’s: Moon Mullican.
Todays program was put together by Doc Rock, who joins me in studio once a month.

Playlist Tracks:
Fort Worth Doughboys (1932 version) – Sunbonnet Sue / Nancy Jane
Album: The King Of Western Swing; Label: JSP
Fort Worth Doughboys (1937 version) – Sunbonnet Sue / New St. Louis Blues
Album: King Of Western Swing; Label: JSP
Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies – You’re Bound To Look Like A Monkey / Wheezie Anna / Taking Off
Album: Milton Brown; Label: Origins of Jazz Masters/Texas Rose Records
Roy Newman and his Boys – Rhythm Is Our Buisness / Garbage Man Blues / Match Box Blues
Album: Western Swing Cowboy Jazz; Label: JSP
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys – Swing Blues #1
Album: Western Swing Cowboy Jazz; Label: JSP
Modern Mountaineers – Everybody’s Truckin’ / Dirty Dog Blues
Album: Western Swing Cowboy Jazz; Label: JSP
Blueridge Playboys – Gimmie My Dime Back, Give Me My Money
Album: Western Swing Cowboy Jazz; Label: JSP
Cliff Brunner – Truck Driver’s Blues
Album: I’ll Sail My Ship Alone; Label: Proper
Texas Wanderers – Pipeliner Blues
Album: I’ll Sail My Ship Alone; Label: Proper
Charles Mitchell Band – Mean Mama Blues
Album: I’ll Sail My Ship Alone; Label: Proper
Smokey Wood His Wood Chips – Wood Chip Blues / Wood’s Traveling Blues / Keep On Truckin’
Album: Western Swing Cowboy Jazz; Label: JSP
Swift Jewel Cowboys – Swingin AtThe Circle S / Bug Scuffle / Raggin’ The Rails
Album: Western Swing Cowboy Jazz; Label: JSP
Bill Boyd his Cowboy Ramblers – Jitterbug Jive
Album: Jitterbug Jive: Hot Texs Swing 1940 – 1941; Label: Krazy Kat
Bar X Cowboys – When Mama Goes Out, The Maid Comes In
Album: Jitterbug Jive: Hot Texs Swing 1940 – 1941; Label: Krazy Kat
Modern Mountaineers – Rackin’ It Back
Album: Jitterbug Jive: Hot Texs Swing 1940 – 1941; Label: Krazy Kat
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys – Osage Stomp / Get With It
Album: The King Of Western Swing; Label: JSP

6/19/2007 Dig Up The Roots

I’ve always liked Compilation records. Get the record because of one artist or song, and then, when lucky, you find those gems…
Compilation records, sampler CDs, mix-tapes. These all hold the promise of the unknown. When i first started collecting records I would seek out compilations – often buying the recording for one or two songs that I knew of, but really looking forward to the unknown.
Today’s show represents a small varied sampling of this collection. We heard early blues on Yazoo, jazzy drug songs from Stash, arcane Americana from The Library of Congress and fine examples of mid-century jazz from Columbia.

Playlist Tracks:
Blind Blake – Blind Arthur’s Breakdown
Album: East Coast Blues 1926 – 1935; Label: Yazoo
William Moore – Barbershop Rag
Album: East Coast Blues 1926 – 1935; Label: Yazoo
Watson’s Pullman Porters – Barbecue Blues
Album: Uptown Blues A Decade Of Guitar – Piano Duets 1927 – 1937; Label: Yazoo
Cripple Clarence Lofton – Policy Blues
Album: Uptown Blues A Decade Of Guitar – Piano Duets 1927 – 1937; Label: Yazoo
Willie Harris – What Makes A Tom Cat Blue?
Album: Uptown Blues A Decade Of Guitar – Piano Duets 1927 – 1937; Label: Yazoo
Leroy Carr Scrapper Blackwell – Papa’s On The Housetop
Album: Uptown Blues A Decade Of Guitar – Piano Duets 1927 – 1937; Label: Yazoo
Mezz Mezzrow – Sendin’ The Vipers
Album: Reefer Madness; Label: Stash Records
Fats Waller – Viper’s Drag
Album: Reefer Madness; Label: Stash Records
Quintet of the Hot Club of France – Viper’s Dream
Album: Reefer Madness; Label: Stash Records
Don Redman and his Orchestra – Chant of the Weed
Album: Reefer Madness; Label: Stash Records
Lonnie Johnson – Woke Up With The Blues In My Fingers
Album: Solo Display Music; Label: Library Of Congress Records
Uncle Dave Macon – The Fox Chase
Album: Solo Display Music; Label: Library Of Congress Records
Oscar Ford – Race Between a Ford and a Chevrolet
Album: Songs of War History; Label: Library Of Congress Records
Tommy Jarrell – Drunken Hiccoughs
Album: Solo Display Music; Label: Library Of Congress Records
J.E. Mainer – Mainer’s Jews Harp
Album: Solo Display Music; Label: Library Of Congress Records
Big Boy Cleveland – Quill Blues
Album: Solo Display Music; Label: Library Of Congress Records
Buzz Busby – Mandolin Twist
Album: Solo Display Music; Label: Library Of Congress Records
Sylvestor Weaver – Six-String Banjo Piece
Album: Solo Display Music; Label: Library Of Congress Records
Vess L. Ossman – Ragtime Medley
Album: Solo Display Music; Label: Library Of Congress Records
Bill Harrison Charles Wolfe – Anvil Shoot
Album: Traditionally Folk Arts; Label: Tennessee Folk Arts
David Holt – Bill Cheatham
Album: Traditionally Folk Arts; Label: Tennessee Folk Arts
Sam McGee – Farewell Blues/Jubilee/Just Because
Album: Traditionally Folk Arts; Label: Tennessee Folk Arts
Hank Snow and his Rainbow Ranch Boys – I’m Movin’ On
Album: 60 Years of Country Music; Label: RCA
Louis Armstrong – Savoy Blues
Album: The Jazz Makers; Label: Columbia
Count Basie – Lonesome Miss Pretty
Album: The Jazz Makers; Label: Columbia
Fletcher Henderson – Christopher Columbus
Album: The Jazz Makers; Label: Columbia
Kai Winding – A Night On Bop Mountain
Album: 25 Years Of Prestige; Label: Prestige

6/26/2007 Dig Up The Roots

My son Joey came into the studio today. He’s really fond of Johnny Cash, so we started there…
Today on the show, we focused on Johnny Cash and his musical family. Some great recordings of June Carter Cash and the Carter family from a recent release called ‘Keep On The Sunny Side – June Carter Cash – Her Life In Music’. Joey, my son, brought in a sample of some of Mr. Cash’s later recordings that he likes: stripped down to a guitar and that craggled voice that transcends ages, like bedrock. We also featured the recent rerelease of the historic ‘Live At San Quentin’ recording that has the entire stage show, not just Johnny. In this we got to hear the Stattler Bros., Carl Perkins, June Carter and some of the surviving Carter family. Here and there were thrown in some random singers and players too.

Playlist Tracks:
Johnny Cash – Fulsom Prison Blues / I Walk The Line / Man In Black / Give My Love To Rose / Hurt
Album: The Legend Of Johnny Cash; Label: Universal
Johnny Cash – God’s Gonna Cut You Down
Album: ; Label:
Gospel Quartet – Gods Gonna Cut You Down
Album: Roots ‘N’ Blues; Label: Columbia/Legacy
Johnny Cash The Carter Family – Ring Of Fire / Keep On The Sunny Side
Album: Keep On The Sunny Side – June Carter Cash – Her Life In Music; Label: Columbia/Legacy
June Carter Cash – Strange Woman
Album: Keep On The Sunny Side – June Carter Cash – Her Life In Music; Label: Columbia/Legacy
Johnny Cash June Carter Cash – Jackson
Album: Keep On The Sunny Side – June Carter Cash – Her Life In Music; Label: Columbia/Legacy
June Carter Cash – The Loving Gift
Album: Keep On The Sunny Side – June Carter Cash – Her Life In Music; Label: Columbia/Legacy
The Wailing Jennys – Apocalypse Lullaby
Album: Firecracker; Label:
Petra Hayden – Single Girl, Married Girl
Album: The Harry Smith Project Revisited Disc 2; Label: Shout
June Carter Jonny Cash – He Turned water Into Wine / Daddy Sang Bass / The Old Account
Album: Live At San Quentin ‘The Legacy Set’; Label:
Jonny Cash – A Boy Named Sue
Album: Live At San Quentin ‘The Legacy Set’; Label:
Stattler Brothers – Flowers On The Wall
Album: Live At San Quentin ‘The Legacy Set’; Label:
June Carter Cash – Talks To The Audience
Album: Live At San Quentin ‘The Legacy Set’; Label:
June Carter Cash and The Carter Family – Wildwood Flower
Album: Live At San Quentin ‘The Legacy Set’; Label:
Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle – Root, Hog or Die
Album: Keep On The Sunny Side – June Carter Cash – Her Life In Music; Label: Columbia/Legacy
Johnny Cash – Talkin’ and Singin’ Vietnam Blues
Album: The Johnny Cash Collection; Label: Columbia/Legacy
Exene Cervenka – Leave Heaven Alone
Album: Old Wives Tales; Label: Slash
June Carter Cash – Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Keep On The Sunny Side
Album: Keep On The Sunny Side – June Carter Cash – Her Life In Music; Label: Columbia/Legacy
Johnny Cash Joe Strummer – Redemption Song
Album: ; Label:

7/3/2007 Dig Up The Roots

A weird collection…maybe not weird but certainly not ‘Average’ collection of tunes that somehow reminded me of what the U.S. sounds like. Maybe.
What do lush sounding French orchestrations of Milhaud LeGrand and the eventual ending with Steve Reich have to do with Roots music and/or The Fourth of July? I’m not sure either but it sounds pretty good getting from there to here. Pres, Bird and Miles; Politicians moving one foot after the other into their mouths; children’s songs, songs of the road and carnival barkers. Yup, sounds like the Fourth of July to me.

Playlist Tracks:
Michel Legrand – La Mer / The Left Bank
Album: Bonjour Paris; Label: Columbia
Darius Milhaud – Le Boef Sur Le Toit (excerpt)
Album: Milhaud: Le Boeuf Sur Le Toit/La Creation Du Monde; Label: Nonsuch
Miles Davis – Le Peteit Bal (Take 2)
Album: Ascenseur Pour L’Echafaud; Label: Fontana
Charlie Parker – East of the Sun / Stella By Starlight
Album: Charlie Parker with Strings: The Master Takes; Label: Verve
Lester Young – Destination Moon
Album: Pres; Label: Charlie Parker Records
Unknown – Howdy Doody For President
Album: Unknown; Label: Unknown
Richard Daley – Addressing the press at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago
Album: Great Speeches of the 29th Century; Label: Word Beat (Rhino)
Spiro Agnew – Addressing Students
Album: Great Speeches of the 20th Century; Label: Word Beat (Rhino)
Gloria Stenem – …Humanism…
Album: Great Speeches of the 20th Century; Label: Word Beat (Rhino)
Richard Nixon – I not a crook speech
Album: Great Speeches of the 20th Century; Label: Word Beat (Rhino)
Blind Lemon Jefferson – War Time Blues
Album: Devil Got My Woman; Label: Blues Images
Ma Rainey – Blues The World Forgot Parts 1 2
Album: Dope Head Blues; Label: Blues Images
Ma Rainey – Ma rainey’s Black Bottom
Album: Devil Got My Woman; Label: Blues Images
Eubie Blake Trio – Sarah From Sahara
Album: Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891 – 1922; Label: Archeophone
Blake’s Jazzone Orch – The Jazz Dance
Album: Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891 – 1922; Label: Archeophone
Wilbur C. Sweatman’s Original Jazz Band – Ev’rybody’s Crazy ‘Bout the Doggone Blues But I’m Happy
Album: Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891 – 1922; Label: Archeophone
Chubby Parker – King Kong Kitchie Kitchie ki-me-o
Album: The Story That The Crow Told Me; Label: Yazoo
Fisher Hendley His Aristocratic Pigs – Hop Along Peter
Album: The Story That The Crow Told Me; Label: Yazoo
Lew Childre – Horsie Keep Your Tail Up
Album: The Story That The Crow Told Me; Label: Yazoo
Ridgel’s Fountain Citians – The Nick Nack Song
Album: The Story That The Crow Told Me; Label: Yazoo
Nelson Riddle – Route 66 Theme
Album: the Beat Generation; Label: Word Beat (Rhino)
Jan Dean – Dead Man’s Curve
Album: The Rose and The Briar; Label: Columbia/Legacy
Unknown Carnival Barker – Motorcycle Maniacs
Album: American talkers: The Art of the Carnival Pitchman; Label: Global Village Music
Unknown Carnival Barker with The Ringling Brothers and Barnum Baily Circus – Side Show Pitch
Album: American talkers: The Art of the Carnival Pitchman; Label: Global Village Music
Steve Reich – Before The War
Album: Different Trains; Label: ECM

7/10/2007 Dig Up The Roots

Doc Rock brought in an amazing set of Gospel recordings from the late 1890’s thru the early 1930’s.
Doc Rock sat in in-studio today and, once again, blew our collective minds. An amazing collection(s) of very early gospel, and primarily, sacred music from the late 1890’s thru the early 1930’s.
The material was taken from two collections: Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891 – 1922; and Goodbye Babylon. The first set is a recent Grammy winner which also has a hard cover book that can be gotten separately. The second is a massive 6 CD set that …amounts to the largest, and certainly the most diverse, compilation of American gospel music from the early days of the phonograph record, encompassing both the White and African-American strands of the form.

Playlist Tracks:
Unique Quartet – Mamma’s Black Baby Boy
Album: Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891 – 1922; Label: Archeophone
Oriole Quartette – Brother Michael, Won’t You Hand Down That Rope
Album: Lost Sounds; Label: Archeophone
Cousins and DeMoss – Who Broke The Lock
Album: Lost Sounds; Label: Archeophone
Dinwiddie Colored Quartet – Down On The Old camp Ground
Album: Lost sounds; Label: Archeophone
Polk Miller’s Old South Quartette – Jerusalem Mornin’
Album: Lost Sounds; Label: Archeophone
Fisk University Jubilee Quartet – Little David, Play Yo’ Harp / Shout All Over God’s Heaven
Album: Lost Sounds; Label: Archeophone
Rev. T.T. Jones Singers – Goodbye Babylon
Album: Goodbye Babylon; Label: Dust To Digital
Golden gate Jubilee Quartet – Rock My Soul
Album: Goodbye Babylon; Label: Dust To Digital
Taskiana Four – Creep Along Moses
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Elder Curry Congregation – Memphis Flu
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Trumpeteers – Milky White Way
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Elder Effie Hall Congregation – Precious Lord, Hold My Hand
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Roaring Lion Cyril Monrose String Orchestra – Jonah, Come Out of the Wilderness
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Jubilee Gospal Team – Lower My Dying Head
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Two Gospal Keys – You’ve Got To Move
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Eddie Hand His Family – Down On Me
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Thomas A. Dorsey – If You See My Savior
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Jubilee Gospal Team – Let Jesus Lead You
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Mother McCollum – Jesus Is My Air-O-Plane
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Silver Leaf Quartet of Norfolk – Daniel Saw The Stone
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Bessie Johnson’s Sanctified Singers – The Whole World In His Hands
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
The Georgia Peach – When The Saints Go Marching In
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Strange Things Happening Every Day
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Swan Silvertones – I’m Coming Home
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Pilgram Travellers – I’ve Got A New Home
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Chosen Gospal Singers (Featuring Lou Rawls) – No Room In The Hotel
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.
Soul Stirrers (Featuring Sam Cooke) – One More River To Cross
Album: G.B.; Label: D.T.D.

7/17/2007 Dig Up The Roots

Ain’t no place like MOTOWN, but Northern England sure sounded close…
The Motown sound makes me think of my early childhood, growing up outside Chicago and discovering radios. There is an optimism in these sounds for a world that could have/should have, but didn’t happen.
We hit some of the hits but featured a lot of previously unreleased material from the literal basement vault of the early studio in Detroit. Stevie Wonder when he was 13, unissued tracks by the likes of The Velvelettes, Temptations, and on and on. Around the same time, across the pond, something similar was going on. Northern Soul and Blue Eyed Soul were driving scooters and parka clad Mods to a frenzy with the likes of Cyril Davis, Chris Farlowe and Chris Clark. Sometimes it’s hard to tell which side of the ocean each recording came from, but in a way, that’s the point.

Playlist Tracks:
The Velvelettes – Ain’t No Place Like Motown
Album: a cellerful OF MOWTOWN: The Rarest Detroit Grooves; Label: Tamla Motown
Diana Ross The Supremes – When The Lovelight Starts Shining Thru’ His Eyes
Album: 20 Mod Classics; Label: Tamla Motown
Martha Reeves The Vandellas – Quicksand
Album: 20 Mod Classics; Label: Tamla Motown
Frank Wilson – My Sugar Baby
Album: a cellerful OF MOWTOWN: The Rarest Detroit Grooves; Label: Tamla Motown
Chris Clark – Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
Album: a cellerful OF MOWTOWN: The Rarest Detroit Grooves; Label: Tamla Motown
The Just Brothers – Sliced Tomatoes
Album: A Treasury of Northeren Soul; Label: Castle Pulse
Barbara McNair – Baby A Go-Go
Album: a cellerful OF MOWTOWN: The Rarest Detroit Grooves; Label: Tamla Motown
Brenda Holloway – All Your Love / Who You Gonna Run To
Album: A a cellerful OF MOWTOWN: The Rarest Detroit Grooves; Label: Tamla Motown
The Velvelettes – He Was Really Saying Something
Album: 20 Mod Classics; Label: Tamla Motown
Earl Van Dyke – He Was Really Saying Something
Album: a cellerful OF MOWTOWN: The Rarest Detroit Grooves; Label: Tamla Motown
Father’s Angels – Bok To Bach
Album: A Treasury of Northeren Soul; Label: Castle Pulse
Chris Farlowe – Moanin (Sitar version)
Album: Immediate Mod Box Set; Label: Immediate
Cyril Davis His RB All Stars – Someday Baby
Album: Immediate Mod Box Set; Label: Immediate
Stevie Wonder – Hey Harmonica Man
Album: 20 Mod Classics; Label: Tamla Motown
Stevie Wonder – Are You Sure Love Is The Name Of This Game
Album: a cellerful OF MOWTOWN: The Rarest Detroit Grooves; Label: Tamla Motown
Temptations – Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)
Album: 20 Mod Classics; Label: Tamla Motown
Smokey Robinson The Miracles – That’s What Love Is Made Of
Album: 20 Mod Classics; Label: Tamla Motown
Gladys Knight The Pips – Here Are The Pieces Of My Broken Heart
Album: TOWN: The Rarest Detroit Grooves; Label: Tamla Motown
The Golden Apples Of The Sun – The Monkey Time
Album: Immediate Mod Box Set; Label: Immediate
The Velvelettes – Needle In A Haystack
Album: 20 Mod Classics; Label: Tamla Motown
Marvelettes – Too Many Fish In The Sea
Album: 20 Mod Classics; Label: Tamla Motown
The Funk Brothers – Tell Me It’s Just A Rumor Baby
Album: a cellerful OF MOWTOWN: The Rarest Detroit Grooves; Label: Tamla Motown
Marvin Gaye – Can I Get A Witness
Album: 20 Mod Classics; Label: Tamla Motown
Martha Reeves The Vandellas – Heatwave
Album: 20 Mod Classics; Label: Tamla Motown
Kim Weston – Don’t Let Me Down
Album: TOWN: The Rarest Detroit Grooves; Label: Tamla Motown
The Monitors – Don’t Put Off Till Tomorrow What You Can Do Today
Album: a cellerful OF MOWTOWN: The Rarest Detroit Grooves; Label: Tamla Motown
Sammy Ward – Until You Came Along / Before It’s Over
Album: a cellerful OF MOWTOWN: The Rarest Detroit Grooves; Label: Tamla Motown

7/24/2007 Dig Up The Roots

South African Vaudeville, Jazz, Jive and Rock ‘N’ Roll recordings.

An all to brief listen in to the sounds of South African Jazz, Vaudeville and Rock ‘N’ Roll pioneers. The recordings ranged from 1930 to 1965; from the polished Elite orchestras of the cities clubs to rural village street recordings. Zulu miners phonetically singing in English trying to sound like Elvis (who was trying to sound like a Delta Blues man anyway – weird), tight vocal group harmonies, penny whistles galore, big band latin and ska sounds. An incredible amount of diversity of influences, yet, one can plainly hear the distinct qualities of this region of the world.
An early example of ‘World Beat’ was the first recording heard which included yodeling and Hawaiian steel guitar! We also heard music from some of the later giants of South African music: Hugh Masekala, Miriam Makeba the Mahotella Queens. Too many of these recordings have little to no documentation to them, so we will need to listen.
There is a wonderful book called Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville by Christopher Ballantine. It is on Raven Press and came with a cassette with some of the featured music on this show.

Playlist Tracks:
Griffiths Motseieloa and Ignatius Monare – Aubuti Nkikho (Brother Nkikho)
Album: Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville; Label: Raven Press
Snowy Radebe Company – eBhayi (In Port Elizabeth)
Album: Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville; Label: Raven Press
Amanzimtoti Players – Sbhino (Sponono)
Album: Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville; Label: Raven Press
Nkandla Guitar Players – Evelina
Album: Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville; Label: Raven Press
Unknown – Lammandi Ugolohlano
Album: Siya Hamba: 1950’s S. African Country and Small Town Sounds; Label: Original Music
Royal Players – (Cry UntilThe Tears Dry Up)
Album: The History Of Township Music; Label:
Nancy Jacobs Her Sisters – Meadowlands
Album: The History Of Township Music; Label:
Nancy Jacobs Her Sisters – BabyAre Yeng
Album: Township Jazz ‘N’ Jive; Label: Music Club
Bogard Brothers – That’ll Be The Day
Album: Flying Rock: Early South African Rock ‘N’ Roll; Label: Global Village Music
Benoni Rocket – I’m Gonna Rock
Album: Flying Rock: Early South African Rock ‘N’ Roll; Label: Global Village Music
Willard Cele – Penny Whistle Boogie
Album: Flying Rock: Early South African Rock ‘N’ Roll; Label: Global Village Music
Solven Whistlers – Something New In Africa
Album: The History Of Township Music; Label:
Lenny Special Mabuse – Kwela Blues
Album: Township Jazz ‘N’ Jive; Label: Music Club
Manhatten Brothers – Thabu Tseu
Album: Township Jazz ‘N’ Jive; Label: Music Club
Petersburg Melodians – We Are Going Home
Album: The History Of Township Music; Label:
The Black Mambazo – After Muchacha
Album: Flying Rock: Early South African Rock ‘N’ Roll; Label: Global Village Music
Bogard Brothers – I’m In Love
Album: Flying Rock: Early South African Rock ‘N’ Roll; Label: Global Village Music
Nelson Siboza Montanas – Bayilami Selmavukuvuku
Album: Siya Hamba: 1950’s S. African Country and Small Town Sounds; Label: Original Music
Dark City Sisters – Shala Shala Twist
Album: Flying Rock: Early South African Rock ‘N’ Roll; Label: Global Village Music
Allen Kwela – 500 Guitar Rock
Album: Flying Rock: Early South African Rock ‘N’ Roll; Label: Global Village Music
Blue Notes – No Doli Wami
Album: Siya Hamba: 1950’s S. African Country and Small Town Sounds; Label: Original Music
Jazz Revellers Band – Sponono
Album: Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville; Label: Raven Press
W.P. Zikali – Ntebejana
Album: Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville; Label: Raven Press
The Merry Blackbirds – iChain Covers / uMajaji / Woza we Mzala (Come on, everybody)
Album: Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville; Label: Raven Press
Hot Lips Dance Band – Marabi No. 2 Jive
Album: Marabi Nights: Early South African Jazz and Vaudeville; Label: Raven Press
Jazz Dazzlers – De Makeba
Album: Township Jazz ‘N’ Jive; Label: Music Club
Orlando Seven – Loafer’s Corner
Album: Township Jazz ‘N’ Jive; Label: Music Club
Father Huddlestone Family – Ndenzeni Na?
Album: Township Jazz ‘N’ Jive; Label: Music Club
The Young Stars – A Loafer
Album: The History Of Township Music; Label:
Jury Mpelho Band – Isicatula
Album: Siya Hamba: 1950’s S. African Country and Small Town Sounds; Label: Original Music

7/31/2007 Dig Up The Roots

Do you wanna’ JUMP children? then this was the place to be! 2 hours of honking, pounding, jump blues from 1949 – 1954. Listen in and get an idea of one of the foundations of where R-N-R came from.
Fast loud horns, pianos pounded so hard it’s a wonder they’ve still got all the keys. Vocals with a fury that couldn’t just be sung, they needed to be shouted! Jump blues came bubbling over the top of the stew pot that was post WWll America. A feeling that we all wanted it now and that still wasn’t fast enough.
We heard songs regarding movement, alcohol, cars, money and romance. Come to think about it – what else are pop songs about? Big names and big men like Joe Turner, Illinois Jaquet and Jack McVea graced the stage with lesser knowns like Stomp Gordon, Hal Singer and Jack Cooley. A large percentage of this shows material came from a 4 CD set called Ham Hocks and Corn Bread: The Pounding, Pulsating Roots of Rock ‘N’ Roll on JSP records.

Playlist Tracks:
Illinois Jaquet – Flying Home
Album: Jump Blue: Rockin’ the Jooks; Label: Blue Note
Eddie Chamblee – Walkin’ Home
Album: Ham Hocks and Corn Bread; Label: JSP
Tiny Bradshaw – Walk That Mess
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Felix Gross – Walkin’ The Floor
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Fats Noel – Rocket Flight
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Ike Carpenter Orchestra – Pachuka Hop
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Joe Turner – Jumpin Tonight
Album: Jump Blue: Rockin’ the Jooks; Label: Blue Note
Joe Turner – Sweet 16
Album: Atlantic RB V1 1947 – 1952; Label: Atlantic
Joe Turner – Shake Rattle Roll
Album: Atlantic RB V2 1952 – 1954; Label: Atlantic
Joe Turner – Wine-O-Baby
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Marvin Phillips – Wine Woogie
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Stick McGhee – Drinkin’ Wine Spoo-Dee-O-Dee
Album: Atlantic RB V1 1947 – 1952; Label: Atlantic
Wild Bill Moore – Hey Spoo-Dee-O-Dee
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Andrew Tibbs – Drinkin Ink Splink
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Jimmie Joe Liggins – I Ain’t Drunk
Album: Jump Blue: Rockin’ the Jooks; Label: Blue Note
Peppermint Harris – I Got Loaded
Album: Jump Blue: Rockin’ the Jooks; Label: Blue Note
Roscoe Gordon – T Model Boogie
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Joe Dysin Orchestra – Merc-O-Matic
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Paul Bascomb – Pink Cadillac
Album: Atlantic RB V2 1952 – 1954; Label: Atlantic
Jack Cooley – Dyna Flow
Album: For Jumpers Only!; Label: Delmark
Hal Singer – Rock Around The Clock
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Eddie Cleanhead Vinson – I’m Gonna Wind Your Clock
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
King Perry – Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Jack McVea – Inflation Blues
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Little Willie Littlefield – Happy Pay Day
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Percy Mayfield – Baby, You’re Still A Square
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
David Van Dyke – Dyke Takes A Hike
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Stomp Gordon – Damp Rag
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Pinocchio James – Your Mouth Got A Hole In It
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
BigJay McNeeley – Insect Ball
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Goree Carter – I’m Your Boogie Man
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Herman Manzy – I’m Your Rockin Man
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Jimmie Forrest – Night Train
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP

8/14/2007 Dig Up The Roots

We got into the swing of things today – the Western Swing of things anyway.
We revisited a style of music that is very upbeat and (seemingly) light in content. This was music made for dancing and having a good time too. Most of these recordings were from the era of the great depression, when life was less than light and people just wanted to forget, at least for a short time, how bad things were. I can’t see anything wrong with that, especially when it swings like this and fiddles sing like that.
The material presented came from several dust kickin’ compilations (Sounding good on the shoulders of someone else’s work). These are:
doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) – a 4 cd set on PROPER.
Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V1 1948 – 1950
Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V2 1951 – 1953
– both of these are 2 cd sets from the Czech Republic label JASMINE
Hillbilly Bop’N’Boogie: King/Federal’s Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56 from ACE Records
and a few other sources…read the playlist to find out more.

Playlist Tracks:
Milton Brown His Brownies – Brownie’s Stomp
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) The Eyes Of Texas; Label: Proper
Hank Penny His Radio Cowboys – Cowboy Swing
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Tobacco State Swing; Label: Proper
Adolph Hofner His Texans – I’ll Keep My Old Guitar
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Tobacco State Swing; Label: Proper
Sons Of The West – Sally’s Got A Wooden Leg
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Oakie Boogie; Label: Proper
Jimmy Ballard – I Want A Bowlegged Woman
Album: Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V2 1951 – 1953; Label: Jasmine
Cliff Bruner’s Texas Wanderers – Kangaroo Blues
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Tobacco State Swing; Label: Proper
Luke McDaniel – Money Bag Woman
Album: Hillbilly Bop’N’Boogie: King/Federal’s Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56; Label: Ace
Buddy Jones – Rockin Rollin Mama
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Tobacco State Swing; Label: Proper
Tommy Scott – Rockin Rollin
Album: Hillbilly Bop’N’Boogie: King/Federal’s Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56; Label: Ace
Paul Howard His Cotton Pickers – Rootie Tootie
Album: Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V1 1948 – 1950; Label: Jasmine
Moon Mullican – Jambalaya
Album: The E.P. Collection; Label: See For Miles Records
Bob Skyles The Skyrockets – Hot Tamale Pete
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Playboy Stomp; Label: Proper
Sons of the Pioneers – Hold That Critter Down
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Playboy Stomp; Label: Proper
Bob Wills His Texas Playboys – Liza Pull Down The Shades
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Tobacco State Swing; Label: Proper
Cliff Bruner His Boys – Truck Driver’s Blues
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Tobacco State Swing; Label: Proper
Jimmie Osborne – Automobile Baby
Album: Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V2 1951 – 1953; Label: Jasmine
Hank Locklin – Forign Car
Album: Perfect For Parties Highlight Album; Label: Bear Family
Bob Wills His Texas Playboys – Stay A Little Longer
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Tobacco State Swing; Label: Proper
Adolph Hofner His San Antonians – Cotten Eyed Joe
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Oakie Boogie; Label: Proper
Tommy Duncan – Nancy Jane
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Tobacco State Swing; Label: Proper
Brewster Ave Rythym Boys – Stop Go Boogie
Album: Hillbilly Bop’N’Boogie: King/Federal’s Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56; Label: Ace
Redd Stewart His Kentucky Colonels – Brother Drop Dead
Album: Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V1 1948 – 1950; Label: Jasmine
TexWilliams His Western Caravan – Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Oakie Boogie; Label: Proper
Grandpa Jones His Grandchildren – Grandpa’s Boogie
Album: Hillbilly Bop’N’Boogie: King/Federal’s Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56; Label: Ace
Moon Mullican – Grandpa Stole My Baby / Seven Nights To Rock
Album: The E.P. Collection; Label: See For Miles Records
Tune Wranglers – Chicken Reel Stomp
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Playboy Stomp; Label: Proper
Bob Wills His Texas Playboys – Playboy Stomp
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Playboy Stomp; Label: Proper
Smokey Wood The Wood Chips – Moonlight In Oklahoma
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Playboy Stomp; Label: Proper
Shelly Lee Alley His Alley Cats – Women Women Women
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Playboy Stomp; Label: Proper
Roy Hogsed – Easy Payment Blues
Album: Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V1 1948 – 1950; Label: Jasmine
Louie Innis The String Dusters – Good Morning Judge
Album: Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V1 1948 – 1950; Label: Jasmine
Smokey Rogers His String Band – Tamburitza Boogie
Album: Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V1 1948 – 1950; Label: Jasmine

8/21/2007 Dig Up The Roots

A few tasty selections from the box set collection of Norman Granz’s pioneering JAM SESSIONS series from the early 1950’s.
Norman Granz was a producer who had ideas of how things should sound and let those around him make the sounds happen. These cuts are from a 5 CD set collecting the 9 Jam Session records put out on CLEF records from 1952 – 1954. The session dates and personnel listed below were those listed on the original records
Session #1 #2: June 17, 1952 Hollywood, CA
Charlie Shavers (t); Benny Carter, Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker (as); Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (ts); Oscar Peterson (p); Barney Kessel (g); Ray Brown (b); J.C. Heard (d)
Session #3 #4: August 18, 1953 Hollywood, CA
Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison (t); Buddy DeFranco (cl); Benny Carter, Willie Smith (as), Stan Getz, Wardell Gray (ts); Count Basie, Arnold Ross (p); Freddie Green (g); John Simmons (b); Buddy Rich (d)
Session #5: September 2, 1953 NYC, NY
Roy Eldridge (t); Johnny Hodges (as); Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips (ts); Lionel Hampton (vp); Oscar Peterson (p); Ray Brown (b); Buddy Rich (d)
Session #6 #9: October 30, 1954 Hollywood, CA
Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (t); Bill Harris (tb); Buddy DeFranco (cl); Flip Phillips (ts); Oscar Peterson (p); Herb Ellis (g); Ray Brown (b); Louie Bellson (d)
Session #7 #8: September 2, 1953 NYC, NY
Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (t); Johnny Hodges (as); Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (ts); Lionel Hampton (vp); Oscar Peterson (p); Ray Brown (b); Buddy Rich (d)

Playlist Tracks:
VA – Session 2 – Funky Blues
Album: The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions; Label: Verve
VA – Session 4 – Blues For The Count
Album: The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions; Label: Verve
VA – Session 5 – Jamming For Clef
Album: The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions; Label: Verve
VA – Session 7 – Jam Blues
Album: The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions; Label: Verve
VA – Session 9 – Lullaby in Rhythm
Album: The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions; Label: Verve
VA – Session 6 – Stompin’ at the Savoy (Part 1)
Album: The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions; Label: Verve

8/28/2007 Dig Up The Roots

On todays show we heard a bunch (30!) tracks taken from 78 RPM records I recently got at a flea market.
I went to a flea market recently and found 50 78’s for $35.00 – I turned down the booth owners request for me to buy all 1000 plus though. Everything I played today, except the last two records, I bought at this sale. The music in this show ranged from country fiddling to Hawaiian influenced pap to some really hot jazz to what was supposedly comedy (Rural Monologue with Violin Specialty).
For me the highlight was finding 3 records by the Hoosier Hot Shots. One of the records was more a showcase for the vocalists (and the band making some $$$) but what great fun music. It’s always an interesting process going thru someone else’s collection, and seeing how obsession manifests its ugly head in a garage in rural Minnesota.

Playlist Tracks:
Carson Robsin and his Old Timers – Buffalo Boy Go ‘Round The Outside / The First Two Ladies Cross Over
Album: ; Label: Columbia
Charles Ross Taggart – Old Country Fiddler in a New York Restaurant
Album: ; Label: Victor
Jim Miller – Charlie Farrell – The Farmer Took Another Load Away! Hay! Hay1
Album: ; Label: Victor
Hoosier Hot Shots – Goofus
Album: ; Label: Conqueror
Hoosier Hot Shots – Someday You’ll Want Me To Want You
Album: ; Label: Decca
Hoosier Hot Shots – Divorce Me C.O.D.
Album: ; Label: Decca
Hoosier Hot Shots – You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often
Album: ; Label: Decca
Hoosier Hot Shots – Them Hill-Billies Are Mountain Williams Now
Album: ; Label: Decca
Hoosier Hot Shots – I’ve Got A Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle
Album: ; Label: Conqueror
Fred Lowry (The Blind Whistler) – Indian Love Call
Album: ; Label: Columbia
Master Radio Canaries with Organ Violin – Come Back To Sorrento PT 1
Album: ; Label: Hartz Mountain Products
J.R. System of Wild Duck Calling – True Calls
Album: ; Label: J.R. System of Hopkins, MN
Brother Bones and his Shadows – Listen To The Mockingbird / San
Album: ; Label: TEMPO Custom Made Records
Andy Iona and his Orchestra – Homesick For The Islands
Album: ; Label: Columbia
Sol K. Bright and his Holly-Waiians – Rena Awapuhi
Album: ; Label: Melotone
Ray Kinney and his Hawaiin Serenaders – Aloha, Kuu Ipo, Aloha
Album: ; Label: Victor
Andy Iona and his Orchestra – Tropic Memories
Album: ; Label: Columbia
Ray Kinney and his Hawaiin Musical Ambassadors – Blossoms Of Bali
Album: ; Label: Victor
Sol K. Bright and his Holly-Waiians – Tahiti Nui
Album: ; Label: Melotone
Eddie Peabody – Ukulele Lady
Album: ; Label: Regal
Arthur Wilson and Frank Sterling – Say It With A Ukelele
Album: ; Label: Perfect
Original Dixieland Jazz Band – Palesteena
Album: ; Label: Victor
Red Nichols And His Five Pennies – The Shiek Of Araby
Album: ; Label: Brunswick
Jack Teagarden and his Orchestra – Swingin’ On The Teagarden Gate
Album: ; Label: Columbia
Red Nichols And His Five Pennies – Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble
Album: ; Label: Brunswick
Jack Teagarden and his Orchestra – Beale Street Blues
Album: ; Label: Columbia
Milton ‘Mezz’ Mezzrow et son Orchestre – Sendin’ The Vipers
Album: ; Label: French Victor label
Yves Montand et Orchestra sous la direction de Jean Marion – La Legende Du Boogie Woogie
Album: ; Label: Odeon
Milton ‘Mezz’ Mezzrow et son Orchestre – Apologies
Album: ; Label: French Victor label

9/11/2007 Dig Up The Roots

Women rock-a-billy singers graced the aural stage this morning.
This genre seems to be one of those that time was trying to bury. We all know of Elvis, Gene, Jerry and that cast of characters with long sideburns and twisting hips. But there was an equally important (and far less supported) group of girls and young women trying to carve out a niche in the conforming 1950’s. Ranging from cute: Shirley Caddell’s Big Bounce, to the terrifying: Susan McCrory The Cannibals’ Rovin’ Gal, to the sultry: Kirby sisters’ Blond In Red Velvet, and of course the weird Juke Box On The Moon by Ginny Millay.
I love this stuff and try and grab onto it whenever I can. Today’s show material was taken from several sources (as most radio shows are). This stuff is worth finding and should be taught in American History classes.
Hot Boppin Girls Vol 1- 8
Memphis Bells – The Women Of Sun Records on 6 CDs
Good Girls Gone Bad
Tough Dolls
Great Swinging Girls
The Girl’s Are Rockin

Playlist Tracks:
Shirley Caddell – Big Bounce
Album: H.B.G. Vol 2; Label: supersonic sound
Linda Burnetter Bobby The Ramblers – Rattle Bones Rock
Album: Great Swinging Girls; Label: White Label Records
Ann Castle – Go Get The Shotgun Grandpa
Album: H.B.G. Vol 8; Label: supersonic sound
Sara Lee – Jim Dandy
Album: H.B.G. Vol 7; Label: supersonic sound
Joyce Paul – Baby You’ve Had It
Album: H.B.G. Vol 7; Label: supersonic sound
Peggi Griffith – Rockin The Blues
Album: H.B.G. Vol 7; Label: supersonic sound
Carol Honeycutt – Teen-Age Rebel
Album: H.B.G. Vol 7; Label: supersonic sound
Jan Moore – Play It Cool
Album: Great Swinging Girls; Label: White Label Records
Sue Sinford – That’s My Heart
Album: Great Swinging Girls; Label: White Label Records
Susan McCrory The Cannibals – Rovin Gal
Album: Great Swinging Girls; Label: White Label Records
Nettles Sisters – Real Gone Jive
Album: H.B.G. Vol 6; Label: supersonic sound
Miller Sisters – Ten Cats Down
Album: Memphis Bells – The Women Of Sun Records CD 1; Label: Bear Family Records
Starr Sisters – Three Young Chicks
Album: Good Girls Gone Bad; Label: Ace
Kirby Sisters – Blond In Red Velvet
Album: Memphis Bells – The Women Of Sun Records CD 1; Label: Bear Family
Bolean Barry – Long Sideburns
Album: H.B.G. Vol 5; Label: supersonic sound
Betty Jo Starr – Eskimo Boogie
Album: H.B.G. Vol 5; Label: supersonic sound
Cathy Sharpe – North Pole Rock
Album: H.B.G. Vol 7; Label: supersonic sound
Billy Jo Spears – Get Behind Me Satan And Push
Album: Good Girls Gone Bad; Label: Ace
Betty Dickson – Shanty Tramp
Album: H.B.G. Vol 8; Label: supersonic sound
Martin Sisters – VooDoo
Album: H.B.G. Vol 7; Label: supersonic sound
Joyce Paul – Bad News
Album: H.B.G. Vol 7; Label: supersonic sound
Pat Molittieri – The U.S.A.
Album: H.B.G. Vol 7; Label: supersonic sound
Libby Dean – Ding Dong Rock A Billy Wedding
Album: H.B.G. Vol 6; Label: supersonic sound
Eileen Barton – How-Ja Do, How-Ja-Do, How-Ja-Do
Album: H.B.G. Vol 8; Label: supersonic sound
Nona Rae – Real Kool Kitty
Album: H.B.G. Vol 5; Label: supersonic sound
Gwen Davis – Seven Lonely Days
Album: H.B.G. Vol 5; Label: supersonic sound
Betty Rodgers – Hey Good Lookin
Album: The Girl’s Are Rockin’; Label: White LabelRecords
Barbara Reed – Dancing Teardrops
Album: H.B.G. Vol 4; Label: supersonic sound
Ruth Brown – This Little Girls Gone Rockin
Album: H.B.G. Vol 3; Label: supersonic sound
Bernadette The Swinging Bears – Crazy Yogi
Album: H.B.G. Vol 4; Label: supersonic sound
June August – What Does A Lifeguard Do In The Fall?
Album: H.B.G. Vol 3; Label: supersonic sound
Ella Mae Morse – Razzle Dazzle
Album: H.B.G. Vol 3; Label: supersonic sound
Acorn Sisters – Real Gone
Album: Tough Dolls; Label: Buffalo Bop
Colleen Carson – Going Going Gone
Album: H.B.G. Vol 7; Label: supersonic sound
Pricilla Bowman – A Spare Man
Album: Tough Dolls; Label: Buffalo Bop
Jamie Horton – Robot Man
Album: H.B.G. Vol 1; Label: supersonic sound
Jan Amber – The Little Martian
Album: H.B.G. Vol 6; Label: supersonic sound
Ginny Millay – Juke Box On The Moon
Album: The Girl’s Are Rockin’; Label: White Label Records

9/18/2007 Dig Up The Roots

Jazz Quartets
Jazz quartets today. Starting with the misty cloudy sounds of Lester Young’s September In The Rain (which it was this morning) to the crazy frantic foolery of Slim Gaillard’s Atomic Cocktail and as many stops in between. Cool man, cool.

Playlist Tracks:
Lester Young Quartette – September In The Rain / Undercover Girl Blues
Album: Lester Swings: Five Brilliant Small Group Sessions; Label: Verve
The New Stan Getz Quartette – Rainy Day
Album: Getz Au Go Go; Label: Verve
Lester Young Quartette – Prisoner Of Love
Album: Pres And Teddy And Oscar; Label: Verve
Benny Goodman Quartette – Vibraphone Blues / The Shiek Of Araby
Album: The King Of Swing Vol 1; Label: Capitol
Benny Goodman Quartette – Stompin At The Savoy / Whispering
Album: all star Jazz Quartets; Label: JSP
Benny Goodman Quartette – Moonglow / Nagasaki
Album: King Of Swing Vol 1; Label: Capitol
Eddie Condon Quartette – Oh! Baby / Indianna
Album: all star Jazz Quartets; Label: JSP
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four – Kickin’ The Cat / Beatin’ The Dog / Cheese And Crackers / A Mug Of Ale / Runnin Ragged (Bamboozlin’ The Bassoon)
Album: all star Jazz Quartets; Label: JSP
Edmond Hall Celeste Quartette – Edmond Hall Blues / Celestial Express
Album: all star Jazz Quartets; Label: JSP
Slim Gaillard Quartette – Novachord Boogie / Atomic Cocktail / Yep-Roc-Heresay
Album: Slim Gaillard: Laughing In Rhythm; Label: Proper
Edmond Hall Celeste Quartette – Jamming In Four / Profoundly Blue
Album: all star Jazz Quartets; Label: JSP
RexStewart His Feetwarmers – Montmartre (Django’s Jump) / Low Cotton
Album: all star Jazz Quartets; Label: JSP

9/25/2007 Dig Up The Roots

Newtons Crumb
Today local accordionist, band leader collector Dan Newton brought in music by, compiled by or illustrated by Robert Crumb. From Crumb’s 1970’s band The Cheap Suit Serenader’s to the actual recordings that inspired them (from the hand lettered cassette tapes made by sent to Dan by Crumb) we heard some wonderfully delightful music. The tapes Dan brought in have great names:
Putting The Cheap Suits To Shame
Shake Your Dogs
Steppin’ Out

Playlist Tracks:
The Cheap Suit Seremaders – Yearning + Blue
Album: Singin’ In The Bathtub; Label: Schanachie
The Cheap Suit Serenaders – Chasin’ Rainbows
Album: Chasin Rainbows; Label: Schanachie
King Nawahi’s Hawaiians – Singin’ In The Bathtub
Album: RC Cassette; Label:
Albert Wynn His Gut Bucket Five – Crying My Blues Away
Album: RC Cassette; Label:
Hurtado Brothers Marimba Band – Diane
Album: RC Cassette; Label:
Cliff Perrinr His Orchestra – Mysterious Mose
Album: RC Cassette; Label:
Frank Lewis His St. Francis Hotel Orch – Persian Rug
Album: RC Cassette; Label:
Concertina Solo with Piano – Rastus On Parade
Album: RC Cassette; Label:
Ezra Buzzington’s Rustic Revelers – Brown Jug Blues
Album: RC Cassette; Label:
Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra – Sweet Lorraine
Album: RC Cassette; Label:
Leroy Shield The Hollywood Orch – Sing Song Girl
Album: RC Cassette; Label:
David Kaili, Reg. Scott Patsy O’Neil – Me And My Shadow
Album: RC Cassette; Label:
George Formby – Chinese Laundry Blues
Album: RC Cassette; Label:
Carroll Gibbons And His Boy Friends – Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
Album: RC Cassette; Label:
Rossini’s Accordion Band – It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie
Album: RC Cassette; Label:
Les Tziganos – Marche Volante
Album: RC Cassette; Label:
Percival Mackey’s Orch – I’ve Never Seen A Straight Banana
Album: RC Cassette; Label:
A. Deprince Solo D’Accordeon – Caprice d’oiseau
Album: Accordeon 1913 – 1941 Discotheque Des Halles; Label: Fremeaux et Associes
Emile Prud’Homme Et Son Orchestre Musette Du Tourbillion – Pinsonnette
Album: Accordeon 1913 – 1941 Discotheque Des Halles; Label: Fremeaux et Associes
Emile Vacher – Plaisance fox
Album: Accordeon 1913 – 1941 Discotheque Des Halles; Label: Fremeaux et Associes
Doc Cook And His 14 Doctors Of Syncopation – Hum And Strum
Album: That’s What I Call Sweet Music; Label: Songbook Series
Hermin Kenin And His Ambassador Hotel Orch – I’m The Last Of The Red Hot Mammas
Album: That’s What I Call Sweet Music; Label: Songbook Series
Adolphe Deprince – Bellville
Album: Accordeons au Feminin; Label: Paris Jazz Corner Productions
SimoneBultiauw et son Orchestre D’Accordeons – Chantons ma mie
Album: Accordeons au Feminin; Label: Paris Jazz Corner Productions
Clifford Hayes’ Louisville Stompers – Old Folks Shake
Album: Gay Life In Dikanka; Label: Bakhall Publishers
Don Messer His New Bunswick Lumberjacks – Operator’s Reel
Album: Gay Life In Dikanka; Label: Bakhall Publishers

10/16/2007 Dig Up The Roots

Musical arrangements by Eddie Sauter.

Eddie Sauter was a trumpet player, but most notably an arranger with a unique sense of what a tune should sound like. If modern jazz was moving in this direction (hold one of your arms out) Eddie was moving, with no uncertainty, in the opposite. Interested in every sound and piece, Sauter developed interesting and unique ways of physically locating people in recording sessions (before the days of numerous microphones and multi tracking) to isolate sounds and really bring out harmonics.
On this show we heard work that he did with Mildred Baily Red Norvo (1930’s); Benny Goodman (1940’s – 50’s) and also Stan Getz (1960’s). The album FOCUS by Getz had an amazing web of stings under neath the loosely improvised horn work. Another Getz/Sauter collaboration was the soundtrack to the film ‘Mickey One’. A schitzoid whirl thru the Polish Chicago underground.
A record I’ve been looking for for a very long time was also heard: Inside Sauter-Finegan. A showcase album from the mid 1950’s featuring the work of two arrangers going crazy impressing themselves (Bill Finegan was an arranger for Glenn Miller).

Playlist Tracks:
Stan Getz – Once Upon A Time / A Summer Afternoon
Album: Focus; Label: Verve
Benny Goodman – Intermezzo / Moonlight On The Ganges / More Than You Know
Album: BG Presets Arrangements By Eddie Sauter; Label: Columbia
Mildred Baily Her Orchestra – As Long As You Live (You’ll Be Dead When You Die) / Posin’ / Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?) / Smoke Dreams / Slummin’ On Park Avenue / Always Always / I Was Doin’ Alright / Wham (Re-Bop-Boom-Bam) / Arthur Murry Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry
Album: Mrs. Swing: Mildred Baily; Label: Proper Records
Stan Getz – Where I Live / I Put My Life In Your Hands
Album: Mikey One Soundtrack; Label: MGM
Sauter-Finegan – Pennies From Heaven / 10,000 BC / Wild Wings In The Woods / Finegan’s Wake / Autumn Leaves / Eddie And The Witch Doctor
Album: Inside Sauter-Finegan; Label: RCA Victor
Stan Getz – Pan
Album: Focus; Label: Verve

11/6/2007 Dig Up The Roots
Thanks to Liz Olds for filling this day with music.

11/13/2007 Dig Up The Roots
Dick Himes came in and rustled up 34 (!?!) Western Swing tunes on this day. More songs than is humanly possible to squeeze into a two hour show, but he did it.
This was a great mix of some of the big names in the biz: Wills, Cooley various stripes of Doughboys. Not leaving behind some of the smaller, but still vibrant groups of the time: the Washboard Wonders, Smoky Wood The Wood Chips and the Port Arthur Jubileers.
He also got in there a song I really like about branding, and I’m not talking about corporate identity here, I’m talking about the Sons of the Pioneers – Hold That Critter Down.

Playlist Tracks:
Milton Brown his Musical Brownies – Brownies Stomp
Album: Milton Brown Box Set / Disc P1333; Label: Proper Records
Buddy Jones – Mean Old Lonesome Blues
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Bill Boyd his Cowboy Ramblers – Boyd’s Blues
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1121; Label: Proper Records
Modern Mountaineers – Dirty Dog Blues
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Milton Brown his Musical Brownies – Do The Hula Lou
Album: Milton Brown Box Set / Disc P1333; Label: Proper Records
Doug Bine his Dixie Ramblers – Rambler’s Stomp
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1121; Label: Proper Records
Milton Brown his Musical Brownies – Where Have You Been So Long Corrine
Album: Milton Brown Box Set / Disc P1333; Label: Proper Records
W. Lee O’Daniel his Hillbilly Boys – There’ll Be Some Changes Made
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Claude Casey his Pine State Playboys – Pine State Honky Tonk
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1123; Label: Proper Records
Forth Worth Doughboys – Sunbonnet Sue
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1121; Label: Proper Records
Hank Penny his Radio Cowboys – Cowboy’s Swing
Album: Hank Penny, King of Hillbilly Bebop, volume 1; Label: Proper Records
W. Lee O’Daniel his Hillbilly Boys – Dirty Hangover Blues
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Ted Daffan’s Texans – Blue Steel Blues
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1123; Label: Proper Records
Smoky Wood The Wood Chips – Moonlight In Oklahoma
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Port Arthur Jubileers – Pussywillow
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1123; Label: Proper Records
Light Crust Doughboys – Just Once Too Often
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Roy Newman his Boys – Sadie Green (The Vamp of New Orleans)
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1121; Label: Proper Records
Crystal Spring Ramblers – Fort Worth Stomp
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Hank Penny his Radio Cowboys – Tobacco State Swing
Album: Hank Penny, King of Hillbilly Bebop, volume 1; Label: Proper Records
Light Crust Doughboys – Blue Guitars
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Jimmy Revard his Oklahoma Playboys – Big Daddy Blues
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1121; Label: Proper Records
Range Riders – Range Rider Stomp
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Washboard Wonders – Feather Your Nest
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1121; Label: Proper Records
Sons of the Pioneers – Hold That Critter Down
Album: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys Box Set / Disc P1122; Label: Proper Records
Bob Wills his Texas Playboys – Bob Wills Special
Album: Bob Wills Box Set; Label: Bear Family BCD 15933
Spade Cooley – Riverside Drive (Live on Los Angeles Radio 6/15/45)
Album: Sunshine State Swing; Label: Country Routes RFD CD22
Tex Williams – One Sweet Letter From You (Live on Radio 6/15/45)
Album: Sunshine State Swing; Label: Country Routes RFD CD22
Cliff Bruner his Texas Wanderers – Beaumont Rag
Album: Cliff Bruner Box Set; Label: Bear Family BCD 15932
Hank Thompson his Brazos Valley Boys – Swing Wind Your Gate of Love
Album: Hank Thompson Box Set; Label: Bear Family BCD 15904
Hank Thompson his Brazos Valley Boys – Whoa Sailor
Album: Hank Thompson Box Set; Label: Bear Family BCD 15904
Bob Wills his Texas Playboys – Osage Stomp
Album: Bob Wills Box Set; Label: Bear Family BCD 15933
Cliff Bruner his Texas Wanderers – Sugar
Album: Cliff Bruner Box Set; Label: Bear Family BCD 15932
Maddox Brothers and Rose – George’s Playhouse Boogie
Album: Maddox Brothers Rose, volume 1; Label: Arhoolie CD 391
Bob Wills his Texas Playboys – She’s Killing Me
Album: Bob Wills Box Set; Label: Bear Family BCD 15933

11/20/2007 Dig Up The Roots

Andy, guest hosting for Greg, digging up the roots of Gypsy music.

*Traditionalist set*
Peeli Aankhiyan/Laal – Rajasthan
Love Birds/Kurbeti – Albania
Wedding-Cocek/Underground/arranged by Goran Bregovic-Bosnia
Moliendo Cafe/Fanfare Ciocarlia – Romania
Duba, Duba Si Hora/Taraf De Haïdouks – Romania
The Last Waltz in Budapest/Boris Kovac Ladaaba Orchestar – Serbia
*Neo-Gypsy/Punk/Funk/Surf Set*
Mount Wroclai/Beirut/Gulag Orkestar
Death By Blonde/DeVotchKa/Una Volta
Dalida/Boom Pam/Boom Pam
Super Theory of Super Everything/Gogol Bordello/Super Taranta!
A Rom And A Home/Taraf de Haïdouks remixed by Oi-Va-Voi/Electric Gypsyland 2
Sunday Arak (Featuring Dana Leong)/Balkan Beat Box/Balkan Beat Box
*Klezmer set*
Bar Mitzvah Special/Don Byron/Plays the Music of Mickey Katz
Wedding Dance/Don Byron/Plays the Music of Mickey Katz
Mazeltov Dances/Mickey Katz/Simcha Time – Mickey Katz Plays Music for Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs Brisses
Oi Tata/Don Byron/Festival of Light
Purim/Andy Statman Quartet/Between Heaven Earth
Chassidic Waltz/Andy Statman Quartet/Between Heaven Earth
*Gypsy caravan orientalist fantasy metaset*
Blue Pepper/Duke Ellington Duke Ellington His Orchestra /Far East Suite
Caravan/Duke Ellington/Beyond Category
Caravan (DJ Smash’s Smashish Remix)/Dizzy Gillespie/Re-Bop: The Savoy Remixes
Caravan/The Band (feat. Van Morrison)/The Last Waltz
Everything’s Coming Up Roses/Ethel Merman/Gypsy (The Original Broadway Cast – Remastered)
Blue Christmas-Let It Snow/The Gypsy Hombres/Django Bells
Caravan/Spin17/YouTube Video

11/27/2007 Dig Up The Roots

Dig These Caribbean Roots! Subculture hosts Pinky Hurricane, Pop Rivets, and Matt Black sizzle your ears with hip-swinging calypso and mento music from Trinidad, Haiti, Jamaica, and beyond.
*Dig These Caribbean Roots!* Subculture hosts Pinky Hurricane, Pop Rivets, and Matt Black, sitting in for Greg Carr, sizzle your ears with hip-swinging calypso and mento music from Trinidad, Haiti, Jamaica, and beyond. Throw off your overcoat and slip into some spicy subtropical sounds!

Playlist Tracks:
Lovey’s Band – Mango Vert
Album: Calypso Pioneers: 1912-1937; Label: Rounder Records
Wilmouth Houdini – War Declaration
Album: Calypso Pioneers: 1912-1937; Label: Rounder Records
His Krazy Kats – Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
Album: Calypso Breakaway 1927-1941; Label: Rounder Select
Codallo’s Top Hatters Orchestra – Tropical Heat-Paseo
Album: Calypso Breakaway 1927-1941; Label: Rounder Select
Jazz Majestic Orchestra – Angelique, Oh
Album: Calypso and Meringues 1953; Label: Folkways Records
Jazz Majestic Orchestra – Nous Allons Dodo (We are Going to Sleep)
Album: Calypso and Meringues 1953; Label: Folkways Records
Jazz Majestic Orchestra – Menage Qui Belle
Album: Calypso and Meringues 1953; Label: Folkways Records
Jazz Majestic Orchestra – Trois Fois Trois (Three Times Three)
Album: Calypso and Meringues 1953; Label: Folkways Records
Chin’s Calypso Sextet – Calypso Merengue
Album: Chin’s Calypso Sextet; Label: Chin’s Calypso Sextet CD 5 CD Baby
Chin’s Calypso Sextet – Big Boy Instrumental
Album: Chin’s Calypso Sextet; Label: Chin’s Calypso Sextet CD 5 CD Baby
Budd Johnson and the Le Perchoir Group – Hougan Cabrit (The Goat Serenade)
Album: 78; Label: La Belle Creole Records
Budd Johnson and the Le Perchoir Group – Patience Ma Fille
Album: 78; Label: La Belle Creole Records
Issa El Saieh and His Orchestra – Sharpshooter
Album: 78; Label: La Belle Creole Records
Ben Bowers – Rum-n-Coconut Water
Album: 78; Label: Souvenir of Montego Bay Records
Lord Invader – Rum and Coca-Cola
Album: Calypso at Midnight: The 1946 Town Hall Concert by Alan Lomax; Label: Rounder Records
The Andrew Sisters – Rum and Coca-Cola
Album: ; Label:
Professor Longhair – Rum and Coca-Cola
Album: Ball the Wall! Live at Tipitina’s 1978; Label: Night Train International
Dan Williams and His Orchestra / Lord Fly – Jamaican Calypsos: Medley
Album: 78; Label: Motta’s Recording Studio (MRS)
The Talbot Brothers of Bermuda – Old Uncle Joe
Album: The Talbot Brothers of Bermuda; Label: ABC-Paramount
The Talbot Brothers of Bermuda – Cat-o-Nines
Album: The Talbot Brothers of Bermuda; Label: ABC-Paramount
Stanley Beckford – The Israelites
Album: Reggae-Mento; Label:
Kiskadee Trio – Don’t Let Me Mother Know
Album: Calypso Breakaway 1927-1941; Label: Rounder Select
George Symonette – Love Alone
Album: 78; Label: Art Records
Lord Flea – Love
Album: Swingin’ Calypsos; Label: Capital
Lord Flea – Shake Sonora
Album: Swingin’ Calypsos; Label: Capital
The Invaders Kintups Steel Bands – Swan Lake Steel Drums
Album: Limbo Twist; Label: Dauntless
The Lord Saints Calypso Group – Village Ram
Album: Come Sailing In; Label: Souvenir Records
Goombay Kings – Calypso Man
Album: Goombay Kings; Label: RCA Victor

12/4/2007 Dig Up The Roots

Minnesota no Tamago-Uri and the Shamissen Boogie – Pre and post WW 2 Japanese Pop 78 RPM records.

A good idea is worth ripping off, er, researching further. Radio Rumpus Room had their All-Japanese Sukiyaki Stomp (which you all should listen to on our archive while you have the chance). So, on Tuesday December 4th we presented 2 hours of songs and music from pre and post WW 2 Japanese Pop 78 RPM records. This is the sort of stuff that should be listened to in history class. The delightful and sad; boogies and rhumbas, and a visit from the Minnesota Egg Salesman. Click on the image to your right if you think I’m kidding.
These records, collectively, are one of my prized obsessions and we listened to less than 1/2 of them today. Most of these records have little or no English on the labels, so the following playlist will be sketchy/scratchy in places. A.U. stands for artist unknown. U.T. stands for unknown title.

Playlist Tracks:
A.U. – Shamissen Boogie
Album: Memories Of Japan; Label: Victor MJ 2
A.U. – Beloved Bolero
Album: ; Label: Eagle N116
A.U. – Yeh-Lai-Hsiang / Omoide No Byakuran
Album: ; Label: Victor – Black V-40303
A.U. – Tokyo Sayonara
Album: Memories Of Japan; Label: Victor MJ 1
A.U. – U.T.
Album: ; Label: Columbia – Black A 430
A.U. – Tokyo Boogie
Album: ; Label: Columbia – Black A 339
A.U. – From The South
Album: ; Label: Columbia – Black A 334
A.U. – San Francisco no China Town
Album: ; Label: Victor – Black V-40521
A.U. – U.T.
Album: ; Label: Victor – Black 52533 B
A.U. – Hawaii Kokubin
Album: ; Label: Victor – Black V-40521
A.U. – Ginza Girl
Album: Memories Of Japan; Label: Victor MJ 1
A.U. – The Story Of Nagasaki
Album: Memories Of Japan; Label: MJ 5
Betty Inada with Buckie Shirakata His Aloha Hawaiins – Sioux City Sue
Album: ; Label: Teichiku C-3070
A.U. – Tanko Bushi
Album: ; Label: Teichiku C-3120
George Shimabukuro Chi Yoko Shimakura – Tanko Bushi
Album: Best 10 from the Land of the Rising Sun 10; Label: Eagle AL-103
Chiemi Eri – Come On-A My House
Album: ; Label: King C-791
Columbia Female Chorus Columbia Orchestra – China Night
Album: Best 10 From The Land Of The Rising Sun; Label: Eagle AL-103
Hibari Misora with Columbia Orchestra – The Soba Song
Album: Best 10 From The Land Of The Rising Sun; Label: Eagle AL-103
A.U. – Hill Of Pure Heart
Album: ; Label: Columbia – Red A 93
A.U. – U.T.
Album: ; Label: Columbia – Red A 142
A.U. – U.T.
Album: ; Label: Columbia – Red A 142
Mari Minami – Yuuyake Koyake (Evening Glow)
Album: Club Nisei; Label:
The Peanuts – The Mothra Song
Album: The Best Of Godzilla 1954 – 1975; Label: GNP Cresendo
A.U. – Minnesota no Tamago-Uri
Album: ; Label: Victor – Black V-40548

12/11/2007 Dig Up The Roots

Yiddish Swing Klezmer tunes
On the 7th day of the Festival of Lights we played some swinging music – mostly recorded in New York, but from the European and Russian Jewish diaspora. Wonderful melting pot sounds with the likes of the Merna Claire Barry – The Barry Sisters; Dave Tarras and The Yiddish Swingtette and the ballistic clarinet of Naftule Brandwein.

Playlist Tracks:
Dave Tarras and The Yiddish Swingtette – The Bridegroom Special
Album: Yiddish American Klezmer Music; Label: Shanachie
The Barry Sisters – Abi Gezent
Album: The Barry Sisters Sing; Label:
Mildred Baily – Abi Gezent
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia
Dave Tarras and The Yiddish Swingtette – Dayeynu
Album: Yiddish American Klezmer Music; Label: Shanachie
Harry Kandel’s Orchestra – Jakie Jazz ’em Up
Album: Jakie Jazz ’em Up: Old Time Klezmer Music; Label: Global Village Music
Jacob Hoffman with Harry Kandel’s Orchestra – Der Gasn Nign (The Street Tune)
Album: Jakie Jazz ’em Up: Old Time Klezmer Music; Label: Global Village Music
Kandel’s Orchestra – a laibediga honga (A Lively Honga)
Album: Klezmer Pioneers 1905 – 1952; Label: Rounder
Mishka Ziganoff – Odessa – bulgar
Album: Klezmer Pioneers 1905 – 1952; Label: Rounder
Mishka Ziganoff – Koylyn (Coals)
Album: Jakie Jazz ’em Up: Old Time Klezmer Music; Label: Global Village Music
Mishka Ziganoff – Grichisher tantz (Greek Dance)
Album: Klezmer Pioneers 1905 – 1952; Label: Rounder
Joseph Moskowitz – Doina
Album: Klezmer Pioneers 1905 – 1952; Label: Rounder
Xavier Cugat His Orchestra – The Wedding Samba
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia
The Barry Sisters – Ay Ay Hora
Album: The Barry Sisters Sing; Label:
Terry Gibbs – Kazochok
Album: Terry Gibbs plays Jewish Melodies in Jazz; Label:
Andy Stateman Klezmer Orchestra – Proskurov / Khosn Kalev Tants
Album: ; Label:
Emery Deutsch His Orchestra w/ Nan Wynn vox – Who’ll Buy My Bublitchki?
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia
Gene Krupa His Orchestra – Jungle Madness
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia
3 Mustapha 3 – Vi Bist Du Geveyzn Far Prohibish’n
Album: Heart Of Uncle; Label: Ryko
Naftule Brandwein – Wie Bist Die Gewesen Vor Prohibition? Das Teureste in Bukowina
Album: King Of THe Klezmer Clarinet; Label: Rounder
The Happiness Boys – Since Henry Ford Apologized To Me
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia
The Yacht Club Boys – The Super-Special Picture Of The Year
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia
The Funnyboners – Mischa-Yasha-Toscha-Sascha
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia
Jill Sobule – Sunrise, Sunset
Album: Knitting On The Roof; Label: Knitting Factory Records
Come (Thalia Zedek Chris Brokaw) – Do You Love Me?
Album: Knitting On The Roof; Label: Knitting Factory Records

12/18/2007 Dig Up The Roots

Guest DJ Laurie Frevert brought in a portion of her amazing collection of Gypsy Swing music.
Guest DJ Laurie Frevert brought in a portion of her amazing collection of Gypsy Swing music. The old the new, the big names and small. Local, regional, national and international. This was Laurie’s second DJ appearance with this beautiful and haunting music.

Playlist Tracks:
django reinhardt – what is this thing called love
Album: ; Label:
django reinhardt – all of me
Album: ; Label:
stephane grappelli – like someone in love
Album: ; Label:
jimmy rosenberg – love is back
Album: ; Label:
jimmy rosenberg – birelli lagrene – nature boy
Album: ; Label:
angelo debarre – ludovic beier – what is this thing called love
Album: ; Label:
opus 4 – gueri, gueri
Album: ; Label:
aurelien trigo/criss campion – sea breeze
Album: ; Label:
dominique carre – topsy
Album: ; Label:
symphonic django – djangology
Album: ; Label:
robin katz – djangology
Album: ; Label:
havana swing – les crouquants
Album: ; Label:
walter clerigi – poppy basily – dinah
Album: ; Label:
titi winterstein quartet – amoureux
Album: ; Label:
hot club of norway – are you in the mood / anouman
Album: ; Label:
bireli lagrene – troublant bolero
Album: ; Label:
robb henry – raphael fraisse – vous et moi
Album: ; Label:
connie evingson – parisota hot club – gypsy in my soul
Album: ; Label:
connie evingson – clearwater hot club – the lonely one
Album: ; Label:
twin cities hot club – honeysuckle rose
Album: ; Label:
hot club of san francisco – the man i love
Album: ; Label:
hot club of san francisco – david grissman – sway
Album: ; Label:
jimmy rosenberg – bireli lagrene – angelo debarre – troublant bolero
Album: ; Label:

12/25/2007 Dig Up The Roots

Holidaze are upon us once more. Some nice and some thought provoking music on this day. The show had more of a winter feel than holiday: cold and bright, dreary and muted yet with some brightness and humor to round it all out. Piano great, and giant of a man Oscar Peterson passed away this week. The show started (and ended) with a nice jazz set that included Blossom Dearie’s Figure 8 song from the TV series Multiplication Rock. There were tunes from the land of 1960’s TV, Gregorian England, contemporary classics and, as always, a few surprises thrown in and around.

Playlist Tracks:
The Trio – The Night We Called It A Day
Album: Live From Chicago; Label: Verve
Blossom Dearie – Figure 8
Album: Multiplication Rock; Label: Capitol
Bud Powell – Una Noche Con Francis
Album: The Invisible Cage; Label: AFE
Low – just like christmas
Album: Christmas; Label: Chair Kickers Union
John Fahey – Medley: Hark The Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
Album: Christmas Guitar Vol 1; Label: Varrick
Lorreena McKinnitt – God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman
Album: A Christmas Sampler 1999; Label: QRCD
Bruce Cockburn – Cry Of A Tiny Babe
Album: Nothing But A Burning Light; Label: Columbia
VinceGuaraldi Trio – Christmas Time Is Here
Album: A Classic Cartoon Christmas; Label: Nick At Nite
Spongetones – xmasland
Album: Yuletunes; Label: Black Vinyl
Duke Ellington Orchestra – Jinglebells
Album: ; Label:
Lambert, Hendricks Ross – Deck The Halls With Boston Charlie
Album: ; Label:
Choir Of The Vienna Hofburgkapelle – Hymm For Christmas Vespers
Album: Gregorian Chants For Christmas; Label: turnabout
Dean Shostak – The Bleak Midwinter
Album: Glass Angels; Label: DS-OB1
John Langstaff – Country Dances / Dame, Get Up and Bake Your Pies / Bacca Pipes Jig
Album: A Revels Celebration of the Winter Solstice; Label:
Lorreena McKinnitt – Good King Wenceslas
Album: A Christmas Sampler 1999; Label: QRCD
John Fahey – God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman
Album: Christmas Guitar Vol 1; Label: Varrick
Low – long way around the sea
Album: Christmas; Label: Chair Kickers Union
The Pouges – Fairy Tale Of New York
Album: If I Should Fall From Grace With God; Label: Island
Mickey Rooney Keenan Wynn – Put One Foot In Front Of The Other
Album: A Classic Cartoon Christmas; Label: Nike At Nite
Jofus – Little Bunny Foo Foo
Album: ; Label:

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