2009 Playlists

1/6/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Banjos from near and far Banjos from the past and into the future. Not a history lesson or an expert opinion, just music I like that happens to have a banjo – either solo or in the group. However, a few accordions got in the mix as well. We played older material featured on the Harry Smith ‘American Folk Music’ series: Clarence Ashley, Buell Kazee and the like. New Orleans and early hot jazz were represented by the likes of John Williams Synco Jazzers Sweet Emma’s Preservation Hall Jazz Band – recorded at the Guthrie Theatre in MPLS on 10.18.1964. Some of the unknown banjoistas from this early time: Emanuel Sayles, Skinny Trent, Joe Williams, Johnny St. Cyr, Andy Jackson, Fred Van Eps Herb Brown. These guys helped provide that machine-like syncopation, that steady constant rhythm, to the early jazz. Bela Fleck Tony Trishka took us into the future, Steve Martin brought some humor into the mix and DEVO showed us that it truly is a beautiful world, at least in the elevator.

Playlist Tracks:

Holy Modal Rounders – Chevrolet 6
Album: 1 2; Label: Rounder

Taj Mahal – M’Banjo
Album: mkutano: Taj Mahal Meets The Cultural Musical Club of Zanzibar; Label: Tradition – Moderne

Clarence Ashley – The House Carpenter
Album: Anthology of American Folk Music; Label: Smithsonian – Folkways

Buell Kazee – The Butcher Boy / The Wagoners Lad
Album: Anthology of American Folk Music; Label: Smithsonian – Folkways

Chubby Parker – King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O
Album: Anthology of American Folk Music; Label: Smithsonian – Folkways

Uncle Eck Dunford – Old Shoes And Leggings
Album: Anthology Of American Folk Music; Label: Smithsonian – Folkways

Bowman Sisters – Old Lonesome Blues
Album: Banjo Pickin’ Girl: Women In Early Country Music Vol 1; Label: Rounder

Coon Creek Girls – Banjo Pickin’ Girl
Album: Banjo Pickin’ Girl: Women In Early Country Music Vol 1; Label: Rounder

Sankofa Strings – Banjo Pickin’ Girl / Cluck Ol’ Hen
Album: Colored Aristocracy; Label:

Sylvester Weaver – Six – String Banjo Piece
Album: Solo Display Music: Folk Music In America Vol 14; Label: Library of Congress

Harry Reeser’s Jumping Jacks – Banjo Boogie
Album: 78 RPM; Label:

Devo – It’s A Beautiful World
Album: EZ Listening Disc; Label: Ryko

Steve Martin – Let’s Get Small excerpt
Album: Let’s Get Small; Label: Columbia

Sweet Emma The Bell Gal Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Little Liza Jane / Ice Cream
Album: Sweet Emma The Bell Gal Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Label: Preservation Hall

Roy Johnson’s Happy Pals – Happy Pal Stomp
Album: Rare Bands Vol 6: 1926 – 1931; Label: Historical Records

John Williams Synco Jazzers – Down In Gallion
Album: Rare Bands Vol 6: 1926 – 1931; Label: Historical Records

Memphis Jazzers – Just Blues
Album: Rare Hot! 1925 – 1930; Label: Historical Records

CliffJackson’s Krazy Kats – The Terror
Album: Rare Hot! 1925 – 1930; Label: Historical Records

King Oliver’s Jazz Band – Camp Meeting Blues / New Orleans Stomp
Album: Chicago Jazz 1923 – 29; Label: Swaggie Records

Bela Fleck – Did You Ever Meet Gary Owens, Uncle Joe?
Album: Solo Banjo Works; Label: Rounder

Tony Trischka – Ruben’s Wah Wah / Earl Scruggs Medley
Album: Solo Banjo Works; Label: Rounder

Bela Fleck Tony Trischka – Killer Bees on Caffine
Album: Solo Banjo Works; Label: Rounder

 

1/20/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Guest DJ Dick Himes played vintage Hawaiian Music to commemorate the roots of our new President.

On inauguration day, we played Hawaiian Music to commemorate the roots of our new President. Most of the selections were recorded in the late 1920s and early 1930s, and feature the roots of what was to become the pedal steel and Dobro in country music, as well as the blues slide and bottleneck guitar that influenced other musical genres.

Interest in Hawaiian Music increased dramatically early in the 20th century as large audiences listened to touring Hawaiian troupes of musicians in vaudeville and in traveling tent shows. Most major fairs and expositions during this period featured a Hawaiian pavilion with the exotic sights and sounds of the ukulele, steel guitar, and plenty of hula dancers. In the 1920s, the C. F. Martin Guitar Company had to work overtime to keep up with the increased demand for ukuleles as popularity spread.

Included are a few segments of the radio program Hawaii Calls, which was broadcast live from Waikiki Beach and included the sound of surf waves in the background. The program was broadcast weekly (ca. 1935-1955), and aired in the U.S. on network radio, as well as on Armed Forces Radio around the globe. The program always opened with Webley Edwards as host announcing the air and water temperatures at Waikiki Beach.

Dick Himes

Playlist Tracks:

King Nawahi’s Hawaiians – Hawaiian Capers
Album: : King Bennie Nawahi – Hawaiian String Virtuoso; Label: Yazoo

Four Hawaiian Guitars – Singin’ In The Bathtub
Album: : King Bennie Nawahi – Hawaiian String Virtuoso; Label: Yazoo

Georgia Jumpers – Ukulele Benny
Album: : King Bennie Nawahi – Hawaiian String Virtuoso; Label: Yazoo

King Nawahi’s Hawaiians – May Day Is Lei Day In Hawaii
Album: King Bennie Nawahi – Hawaiian String Virtuoso; Label: Yazoo

Red Devils – Dinah
Album: King Bennie Nawahi – Hawaiian String Virtuoso; Label: Yazoo

Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra – Hula Love Medley March
Album: Vintage Hawaiian Music 1928-1934; Label: Rounder

Kanui Lula – My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua
Album: Slidin’ On The Frets – Hawaiian Guitar Phenomenon; Label: Yazoo

Unknown German Orchestra – The Road To Paradise
Album: Vintage Hawaiian Music 1928-1934; Label: Rounder

Oscar Woods – Don’t Sell It, Don’t Give It Away
Album: Slidin’ On The Frets – Hawaiian Guitar Phenomenon; Label: Yazoo

Sol Hoopii – Lady Be Good
Album: Vintage Hawaiian Music 1928-1934; Label: Rounder

Rodney Rogers’ Red Peppers – Milenberg Joys
Album: Slidin’ On The Frets – Hawaiian Guitar Phenomenon; Label: Yazoo

  1. Cortez y sus Hawaiianos – Lirios
    Album: Vintage Hawaiian Music 1928-1934; Label: Rounder

Eddy’s Hawaiian Serenaders – Down In Waaikiki
Album: Slidin’ On The Frets – Hawaiian Guitar Phenomenon; Label: Yazoo

Walter Kolomoku – Medley Of Old-Time Waltzes
Album: Vintage Hawaiian Music 1928-1934; Label: Rounder

Hawaiian Beach Combers – Honolulu Bound
Album: King Bennie Nawahi – Hawaiian String Virtuoso; Label: Yazoo

Hawaii Calls Radio Show – (Various Segments)
Album: Memories Of Hawaii Calls; Label: CDHCS

Spike Jones His City Slickers – Hawaiian War Chant
Album: Strictly For Music Lovers; Label: Proper

Hawaiian Beach Combers – My Girl From The South Sea Isles
Album: King Bennie Nawahi – Hawaiian String Virtuoso; Label: Yazoo

King Nawahi’s Hawaiians – Ticklin’ The Strings
Album: : King Bennie Nawahi – Hawaiian String Virtuoso; Label: Yazoo

Sol Hoopii – Hula Blues
Album: Sol Hoopii – Master Of The Hawaiian Guitar; Label: Rounder

Charles B. Smith – My Little A-1 Brownie
Album: King Bennie Nawahi – Hawaiian String Virtuoso; Label: Yazoo

Sol Hoopii – Chimes
Album: Sol Hoopii – Master Of The Hawaiian Guitar; Label: Rounder

Honolulu Players – Mindinao March
Album: Slidin’ On The Frets – Hawaiian Guitar Phenomenon; Label: Yazoo

King Oliver His Orchestra – Everybody Does It In Hawaii
Album: Slidin’ On The Frets – Hawaiian Guitar Phenomenon; Label: Yazoo

Hawaiian Beach Combers – I’m A Dreamer, Aren’t We All
Album: King Bennie Nawahi – Hawaiian String Virtuoso; Label: Yazoo

Sylvester Weaver – Guitar Rag
Album: Slidin’ On The Frets – Hawaiian Guitar Phenomenon; Label: Yazoo

Hawaiian Beach Combers – Waikiki Blues
Album: King Bennie Nawahi – Hawaiian String Virtuoso; Label: Yazoo

 

1/27/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Archivists rule the day with the big sounds of 78 RPM records on little CDs.

Today’s program featured collections of 78s that others have put together. It’s been 10 below zero and colder here in Minnesota recently, what the weather people call stupid cold. Far too cold to bring those fragile records outside, so today we spun on the shoulders of giants: The giants at Yazoo, Crammed and Dust To Digital.

The first part of the show wallowed around the seedier side of things with material featured on 3 Yazoo Cds: My Rough And Rowdy Ways Vol 1 2 – Early American Rural Music, Badman Ballads and Hellraising Songs. More examples of the past coming back into the future show up on the CD The Roots Of Rap. What you hear on here are styles of speech and song that have been around for a very long time, progressing and evolving to suit the times of recording. Interesting and entertaining.

The second part of the show featured international recordings from 78 RPM records. We heard material from the Dust To Digital label: from Victrola Favorites and the CD Black Mirror – Reflections In Global Musics. These collections are incredible introductions to the past represented on old records, and they weigh a lot less. To say that the source records are rare is an understatement. The music featured in the last portion of the show really fits this bill: Roots Of Rhumba Rock – Congo Classics 1953 – 1955. WOW, this stuff just knocked me out when I first heard it. We heard some of the first instances of an electric keyboard in African dance music, the Hammond SOLOVOX. The dawn of Highlife music can be heard in this amazing missing piece of world music history. Look it up on line, it’s amazing.

It’s hard to believe this was just two hours.

Playlist Tracks:

Seven Foot Dilly His Dill Pickles – Pickin’ Off Peanuts
Album: The Roots Of Rap: Classic Recordings From The 1920’s and 30’s; Label: Yazoo

Memphis Minnie – Frankie Jean
Album: The Roots Of Rap: Classic Recordings From The 1920’s and 30’s; Label: Yazoo

Tino Mab – Margarine Fina
Album: Roots Of Rhumba Rock – Congo Classics 1953 – 1955; Label: Crammed

Grant Brothes Their Music – Tell It To Me
Album: V1: My Rough And Rowdy Ways Vol 1 2 – Early American Rural Music, Badman Ballads and Hellraising Songs; Label: Yazoo

Hall Brothers – The Wrong Road
Album: V2: My Rough And Rowdy Ways Vol 1 2 – Early American Rural Music, Badman Ballads and Hellraising Songs; Label: Yazoo

Earl Johnson His Dixie Entertainers – Ain’t Nobody’s Buisness
Album: V2: My Rough And Rowdy Ways Vol 1 2 – Early American Rural Music, Badman Ballads and Hellraising Songs; Label: Yazoo

Butterbeans Susie – ‘Tain’t None O’ Your Buisness
Album: The Roots Of Rap: Classic Recordings From The 1920’s and 30’s; Label: Yazoo

Georgia Crackers – Georgia Black Bottom
Album: V2: My Rough And Rowdy Ways Vol 1 2 – Early American Rural Music, Badman Ballads and Hellraising Songs; Label: Yazoo

T.C.I. Section Crew – Track Linin
Album: The Roots Of Rap: Classic Recordings From The 1920’s and 30’s; Label: Yazoo

Jimmie Davis – She’s A Hum Dum Dinger
Album: The Roots Of Rap: Classic Recordings From The 1920’s and 30’s; Label: Yazoo

Eva Davis – Wild Bill Jones
Album: The Roots Of Rap: Classic Recordings From The 1920’s and 30’s; Label: Yazoo

Haywood County Ramblers – All Bound Down
Album: V1: My Rough And Rowdy Ways Vol 1 2 – Early American Rural Music, Badman Ballads and Hellraising Songs; Label: Yazoo

Dixieland Jug Blowers – When I Stopped Running I Was at Home
Album: The Roots Of Rap: Classic Recordings From The 1920’s and 30’s; Label: Yazoo

Marika Papagika – (Greece) Smyrneiko Minore
Album: Black Mirror: Reflections In Global Musics 1918 – 1955; Label: Dust To Digital

Christer Falkenstrom – (Sweden) Baklandets Vackra Maja
Album: Black Mirror: Reflections In Global Musics 1918 – 1955; Label: Dust To Digital

Nino de Priego – (Spain) Envidia Yo No Tengo a Nadie
Album: Black Mirror: Reflections In Global Musics 1918 – 1955; Label: Dust To Digital

Zeki Duygulu – (Turkey) Karciar Taksim
Album: Victola Favorites; Label: Dust To Digital

Lata Mangeshkar – (India) Aayega Aanewaala
Album: Black Mirror: Reflections In Global Musics 1918 – 1955; Label: Dust To Digital

St Gun Khin May – (Burma) Shan Village (Part 1)
Album: Victola Favorites; Label: Dust To Digital

Paul Pendja Ensemble – (Cameroun) Ngo Mebou Melane
Album: Black Mirror: Reflections In Global Musics 1918 – 1955; Label: Dust To Digital

De Wayon – Nalekaki Na Nzela
Album: Roots Of Rhumba Rock – Congo Classics 1953 – 1955; Label: Crammed

De Wayon – Nicodeme Lulu
Album: Roots Of Rhumba Rock – Congo Classics 1953 – 1955; Label: Crammed

Lufungola Alphonse – Prince Baudouin
Album: Roots Of Rhumba Rock – Congo Classics 1953 – 1955; Label: Crammed

Nganga – Senene Mingi
Album: Roots Of Rhumba Rock – Congo Classics 1953 – 1955; Label: Crammed

Kitenge – Odjali Na Mouchoir?
Album: Roots Of Rhumba Rock – Congo Classics 1953 – 1955; Label: Crammed

Lagos Mozart Orchestra – Esan Inyong Ikide
Album: Delta Dandies: Dance Bands in Nigeria 1936 – 1941; Label: Honest Jons Records

 

2/3/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Local cartoon historian Timothy Fay talked about and played examples of classic cartoon music.

I’ve been a fan of cartoons and animation for as long as I can remember, and I recently had the pleasure of helping put together a program on music from the early days of animation.

You’ll hear songs from early Max Fleischer cartoons, including Popeye and Betty Boop, as well as some early jazz recordings (which the Fleischer’s used without permission from the artists — oops!). You’ll also hear songs from Disney and Warner Brothers cartoons, as well as novelty recordings featuring famous cartoon characters like Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and some rodent named Mickey. And you can listen as Greg and I talk about the history of this music and the art of animation.

-Timothy Fay

Playlist Tracks:

Don Pardo – WTV Toons Sign On
Album: Television’s Greatest Hits; Label: Tee Vee Toons

Eddie Peabody – St Louis Blues Some Of These Days
Album: Transcription Recording; Label:

Cab Calloway – Minnie The Moocher
Album: Transcription Recording; Label:

Mae Questel Rudy Vallee His Connecticut Yankees – Betty Boop
Album: Transcription Recording; Label:

Nat Shilkret’s Orchestra – Buffoon
Album: Tunes From The ‘Toons; Label: Pro Arte

Oswald The Rabbit – Radio Rythym Soundtrack
Album: Tunes From The ‘Toons; Label: Pro Arte

Bahnfahrt (Choo Choo Train Ride) – H. Schindler’s Orchestra
Album: Tunes From The ‘Toons; Label: Pro Arte

Billy Costello – I’m Popeye the Sailor Man
Album: Tunes From The ‘Toons; Label: Pro Arte

Floyd Buckley – Popeye
Album: Television’s Greatest Hits; Label: Tee Vee Toons

Billy Costello – Barnacle Bill The Sailor
Album: Transcription Recording; Label:

Hoagy Carmichael His Orchestra – Barnacle Bill The Sailor
Album: Tunes From The ‘Toons; Label: Pro Arte

TV Cartoon Theme – Merrie Melodies (Merrily We Roll Along)
Album: Television’s Greatest Hits Vol 2; Label: Tee Vee Toons

Russ Morgan Manner – Looney Tunes (The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down)
Album: Television’s Greatest Hits Vol 2; Label: Tee Vee Toons

Raymond Scott Quintet – Powerhouse
Album: Tunes From The ‘Toons; Label: Pro Arte

Carl Stalling Felix Mendelsson – Medley: Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals / The New Hebrides Overture
Album: Transcription Recording; Label:

Del Courtney His Orchestra – Honest John
Album: Tunes From The ‘Toons; Label: Pro Arte

Harry Reser His Eskimos – Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
Album: Tunes From The ‘Toons; Label: Pro Arte

Ben Bernie His Orchestra – What! No Mickey Mouse?
Album: Tunes From The ‘Toons; Label: Pro Arte

International Novelty Orchestra – Mickey Mouse’s Birthday Party
Album: Tunes From The ‘Toons; Label: Pro Arte

Don Bestor His Orchestra – Mickey Mouse and Minnie’s in Town
Album: Tunes From The ‘Toons; Label: Pro Arte

 

2/17/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Diggin my own roots, playing my Dad’s records.

All the music played today was from my Dad’s record collection. I grew up listening to my parent’s records, and lucky for me, a lot of them were pretty good. As always, 2 hours goes fast, and in that brief time we had several sets: Traditional New Orleans style Jazz; Broadway show tunes by Gershwin Porter; Benny Goodman Opera and comedy – melded smoothly with Groucho Marx singing a tune from The Mikado.

Kid Ory started us off with an old creole tune EH LA BAS, Sweet Emma the Bell Gal and a core group of the revolving evolving Preservation Hall Jazz Band with a live recording made in 1964 at the old Guthrie Theater. Bob Scoby’s Frisco Band, members of a New Orleans style revival in the early 1950’s dropped in a few numbers that I thought were actual places that one could go to: Hindustan The Devil’s Ball. Remember, these are songs from my childhood.

Ella Fitzgerald and the amazingly smooth orchestrations of Nelson Riddle provide us a set of show tunes from the Songbook series that appeared on Verve. A very diverse set from Benny Goodman including some of his work with 20th Century Classical composers.

A few historic recordings from The Met – I enjoy opera and have wanted to do do programs with it. Some comedy album recordings featuring the likes of Tom Lehrer, Monty Python and Allen Sherman helped fill in all those minutes.

Playlist Tracks:

Kid Ory – Eh La Bas / Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho
Album: The Great New Orleans Trombonist; Label: Columbia

Sweet Emma The Bell Gal – Somebody Stole My Gal
Album: Sweet Emma The Bell Gal And Her New Orleans Jazz Band at Dixieland Hall; Label: Nobility Recording Co

Sweet Emma The Bell Gal – Little Liza Jane
Album: Sweet Emma and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Label: VPS

Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Joe Avery
Album: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Vol 1; Label: Columbia

Bob Scoby’s Frisco Band – Hindustan
Album: The Scoby Story Vol 2; Label: Good Time Jazz

Bob Scoby’s Frisco Band – At The Devil’s Ball
Album: Scoby Clancy Vol 5; Label: Good Time Jazz

Ogden Nash – Bankers Are Just Like Anybody Else, Except Richer
Album: Ogden Nash reads Ogden Nash; Label: Caedmon

Harry Clark Jack Diamond – Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Album: Kiss Me Kate; Label: Columbia

Ella Fitzgerald Nelson Ridddle Orchestra – Lorelei
Album: The George Ira Gershwin Songbook; Label: Verve

Ella Fitzgerald Nelson Ridddle Orchestra – Anything Goes / Night Day
Album: The Cole Porter Songbook; Label: Verve

Ella Fitzgerald Nelson Ridddle Orchestra – Our Love Is Here To Stay
Album: The George Ira Gershwin Songbook; Label: Verve

Ella Fitzgerald Nelson Ridddle Orchestra – So In Love
Album: The Cole Porter Songbook; Label: Verve

Tom Lehrer – I Hold Your Hand In Mine
Album: Songs By Tom Lehrer; Label: Reprise

Benny Gooman and His Orchestra – Moonlight On The Ganges
Album: Benny Goodman Presents Eddie Sauter Arrangements; Label: Columbia

Benny Goodman – When I Grow Too Old To Dream
Album: B.G. in HI – FI; Label: Capitol

Benny Goodman Igor Stravinsky – Excerpt from Ebony Concerto
Album: Meeting At The Summit; Label: Columbia

Benny Goodman Morton Gould – Excerpt from Derivations for Clarinet and Band
Album: Meeting At The Summit; Label: Columbia

Monty Pythons Flying Circus – Royal Symphony Hall Concert
Album: Another Monty Python Record; Label: Kama Sutra

Titta Ruffo singing Rossini – Il barbiere di Siviglia: Act 1 – Largo al factotum
Album: RCA MET: 100 Singers – 100 Years; Label: RCA

Emma Calve singing Bizet – Carmen: Act 2 – Les tringles des sisters
Album: RCA MET: 100 Singers – 100 Years; Label: RCA

Giuseppi Di Stefano singing Puccini – La Boheme: Act 1 – Che gelida manina
Album: RCA MET: 100 Singers – 100 Years; Label: RCA

Groucho Marx singing Gilbert Sullivan – Willow Tit-Willow
Album: The Mikado; Label: Columbia

Allen Sherman – Shticks and Stones
Album: my son, the folk singer; Label: Warner Bros

 

2/24/2009 Dig Up The Roots

DJ Je suis le grand zombie

Today was Mardi Gras, even up at the Northern end of the river. It was also Pancake Day and National Pancake Week as well. A good day to be around and listening to the radio.

Playlist Tracks:

Jelly Roll Morton – Creole Songs / Indian Songs
Album: The Library of Congress Recordings V5; Label: Swaggie

Bo Dollis The Wild magnolias – Shoo Fly
Album: Mardi Gras Indian Super Sunday Showdown; Label: Rounder

Smithsonian Social Orchestra Quadrille Band – Military Parade Schottish
Album: 19th Century American Ballroom Music; Label: nonesuch

Kid Ory’s Creole Band – Muskrat Ramble
Album: Kid Ory’s Creole Band 1954; Label: Good Time Jazz

Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Shake It And Break It
Album: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Vol 1; Label: CBS

Kid Ory’s Creole Band – Shake That Thing
Album: Kid Ory’s Creole Band 1955; Label: Good Time Jazz

Taj Mahal – Shake That Thing
Album: Mule Bone; Label: Gramavision

Carnival Parade Sounds – Mardi Gras
Album: Easy Rider Sound track; Label: Dunhill

Jelly Roll Morton – New Orleans Blues / La Paloma
Album: The Library of Congress Recordings V8; Label: Swaggie

Jelly Roll Morton – I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say
Album: The Briar The Rose; Label: Columbia

Carnival Parade Sounds – The Old Woman (La Vecchia)
Album: The Columbia World Library of Folk and Primitive Music: Northern Central Italy; Label: Columbia

Carnival Parade Sounds – Teasing Boujeloud
Album: The Master Musicians of Jajouka; Label: adelphi

Louis Jordon – Junco Partner
Album: Junkers, Jivers Coke Fiends: Vintage Songs About Drugs 1926 – 1952; Label:

The 101’ers – Junco Partner
Album: Elgin Avenue Breakdown; Label:

Carnival Parade Sounds / A.C. Jobim – Frevo / O Nosso Amor
Album: Black Orpheus Sound track; Label: Fontana

Carimbo Musicians – Sambinha Do Para
Album: Amazonia: Festival Cult Music of Northern Brazil; Label: Lyrichord

Louis Armstrong Hot Fives Sevens – Cornet Chop Suey / Oriental Strut / The King of the Zulus / Jazz Lips / Ory’s Creole Trombone / The Last Time / I’m Not Rough
Album: Louis Armstrong Hot Fives Sevens; Label: JSP

 

3/3/2009 Dig Up The Roots

 

Another show featuring 78 RPM records and the Ancient Mix-Master. We had several specific sets and a few random tethers during today’s program.

A set of International Folk dances on the Folk Dancer label out of New York. These were intended for School music classes and can sometimes be found with the Mimeograph instructions still inside. Often un-credited musicians and groups provide some great music. We then went into a set of Square Dances, complete with ‘Official Callers’, no bogus callers for this audience!

Syncopation, Jazz From The Philharmonic and a thrilling tale: Destination Moon were some of the ends and odds that filled the show out…and a good time was had by all.

Playlist Tracks:

Michael Herman’s Folk Orchestra – D-R Gsatslig
Album: 78 RPM; Label: folk dancer

Walter Eriksson Svend Tollefsen – Accordion Hambo
Album: 78 RPM; Label: folk dancer

Michael Herman’s Folk Orchestra – Swedish Varsovienne
Album: 78 RPM; Label: folk dancer

Michael Herman’s Folk Orchestra – Man In The Hay
Album: 78 RPM; Label: folk dancer

Banat Tamburitza Orchestra – Veliko Kolo / Milica Kolo
Album: 78 RPM; Label: folk dancer

Folkraft International Orchestra – Ziogelis (The Grasshopper) / Greiz-Greicius (The Speedy One)
Album: 78 Rpm; Label: Folkraft

Folkraft International Orchestra – Kashubian Waltz
Album: 78 Rpm; Label: Folkraft

Michael Herman’s Folk Orchestra – La Soyotte (Dance of the Pil-Sawyers)
Album: 78 RPM; Label: folk dancer

Folkraft International Orchestra – The Baker’s Wife (La Boulangere)
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Folkraft

The Two Willards – Just A Gigolo
Album: 78 RPM; Label: cassette copy

Zigano’s Accordion Band – The Waltz of the Gigolo
Album: 78 RPM; Label: cassette copy

Montana Slim – It’s All Over Now
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Bluebird

Cliff Perrine His Orchestra – Mysterious Mose
Album: 78 RPM; Label: cassette copy

Caller: Bob Van Antwerp – Captain Jinks
Album: American Folk Dances Vol 5; Label: Bowmar Educational Records

Carson Robison and his Old Timers – Buffalo Boy Go ‘Round The Outside
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Columbia

Montana Pete’s Mountaineers – Red River Valley Variation
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Cole Corporation

Caller: Bob Van Antwerp – Sicilian Circle
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Bowmar Educational Records

Vasity String Band with Official Caller – Uptown-Downtown
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Varsity

Tiny Clark of the Greenwich Village Barn and Orchestra – Devil’s Dream / Turkey In The Straw
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Waldorf Music-Hall

Flanagan Brothers – The Sidewalks of New York
Album: 78 RPM; Label: cassette copy

Unknown – Monkey Organ
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Major Records

Unknown – Calliope
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Major Records

George Pal Presents: – Destination Moon
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Capitol

Oscar Peterson Trio – Cottentail
Album: Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 15; Label: Mercury

Frank Clouter The Victoria Cafe Orchestra – Moonshiner’s Dance Part 1
Album: 78 RPM; Label: cassette copy

 

3/17/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Irish tunes and some variations.

 

Playlist Tracks:

Michael Coleman – Lord McDonald / Ballinasloe Fair
Album: Wheels of the World: Classic of Irish Traditional Music from the 1920s and 1930s, Vol. 1; Label: Yazoo

Stockton’s Wing – Frost Is All Over / The Post Man
Album: Stockton’s Wing; Label: Green Linnet

Murty Rabbett Dan Sullivan – The Donkey
Album: Ballinasloe Fair; Label: Traditional Crossroads

James Mullan – Barney McShane
Album: Wheels of the World: Classic of Irish Traditional Music from the 1920s and 1930s, Vol. 1 (V/A); Label: Yazoo

John McGettigan His Irish Minsterels – Me Husband’s Flannel Hirt
Album: John McGettigan His Irish Minsterels; Label: Topic Records

Four Provinces Orchestra – Maggie Pickens / Cameron’s Wife
Album: Wheels of the World: Classic of Irish Traditional Music from the 1920s and 1930s, Vol. 1 (V/A); Label: Yazoo

John McGettigan His Irish Minsterels – Cuttin’ Corn In Creelough Today
Album: John McGettigan His Irish Minsterels; Label: Topic Records

Pat White – I’m Leaving Tipperary
Album: Wheels of the World: Classic of Irish Traditional Music from the 1920s and 1930s, Vol. 1; Label: Yazoo

Patrolman Frank Quinn – Sailing Home
Album: Wheels of the World: Classic of Irish Traditional Music from the 1920s and 1930s, Vol. 1; Label: Yazoo

Pouges – Thousands Are Sailing
Album: If I Should Fall From Grace With God; Label: Island

Dolores Keane John Faulknor – Slibah Gallion Braes
Album: Farewell To Eirinn; Label: Green Linnet

Ewan MacColl – Scarborough Fair / Gypsy Laddie
Album: Riverside Folklore Series Vol 4: Singing The Mother Countries; Label: Riverside

CBS News Report with Charles Kuralt – The Irish Rebellion Track 1
Album: The Irish Rebellion; Label: CBS Records

Sean O’Casey – Interview
Album: Wisdom Vol 2; Label: NBC

Liz Carroll – Lord McDonald The Judge
Album: A Friend Indeed; Label: Shanachie

Boiled In Lead – Tom Jerry / 9 Points of Roguery / Byker Hill
Album: Boiled Alive; Label: cassette

Howling Gael – Byker Hill
Album: Rant Roar; Label: Grassoots

Clannad – Galtee Hunt
Album: ; Label:

Various – My Heart Is In America
Album: Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival; Label: Green Linnet

Al Lloyd – Unfortunate Rake
Album: Riverside Folklore Series Vol 4: Singing The Mother Countries; Label: Riverside

Tom Lehrer – An Irish Ballad
Album: Songs By; Label: Reprise

 

3/24/2009 Dig Up The Roots

International Psychedelic music from the late 1960’s early 1970’s.

This music is a wonderful and all to brief listen in on winds changing. Psychedelic music was music of young people fueled by international travel and contact, drugs, promises of bright new tomorrows and frustration with all those yesterdays.

Turkish, Brazilian, East German and Chilean youngsters grabbing guitars and fuzz boxes; furry vests, head bands and round blue glasses and blowing minds and circuits across the globe. This should be taught in a World Studies class.

Playlist Tracks:

The Joe Harriot Double Quintet – Raga Megha
Album: Indo-Jazz Suite; Label: Atlantic

Ananda Shankar – Dance Indra
Album: Ananda Shankar; Label: Reprise

Ersen – Kari Yazi
Album: Love, Peace Poetry: Turkish Psychedelic Music; Label: Normal Records

Edip Akbayram – Yakar Inceden Inceden
Album: Love, Peace Poetry: Turkish Psychedelic Music; Label: Normal Records

Baris Manco – Kirpiklerin Ok Ok Eyle
Album: Love, Peace Poetry: Turkish Psychedelic Music; Label: Normal Records

The Fentones – Simla Beat Theme
Album: Love, Peace Poetry: Asian Psychedelic Music; Label: Normal Records

  1. Duba Guitarmen – Winnetou
    Album: Surfbeat From Behind The Iron Curtain 2; Label: Archive International’s Planetary Pebbles Series

The Olympics – The Story Of The Girl With The Bass Guitar
Album: Surfbeat From Behind The Iron Curtain 2; Label: Archive International’s Planetary Pebbles Series

Team 4 – Ich Hab Ihr Ins Gesicht Gesehn
Album: Surfbeat From Behind The Iron Curtain 2; Label: Archive International’s Planetary Pebbles Series

George Beathovens – Lez Blazniveho Basnika
Album: Surfbeat From Behind The Iron Curtain 2; Label: Archive International’s Planetary Pebbles Series

Crazy Backwards Alphabet – Sarayushka – (La Grange)
Album: Crazy Backwards Alphabet; Label: SST

The Bumpers – Cupidation
Album: Roma Rave Up: The Italian Scene 65 – 67; Label: Wildworld

Os Lobos – Miragem
Album: Love, Peace Poetry: Brazillian Psychedelic Music; Label: Normal Records

Lula Cortes E Ze Ramalho – Maracas De Fogo
Album: Love, Peace Poetry: Brazillian Psychedelic Music; Label: Normal Records

Marcos Valle – Revolucao Organica
Album: Love, Peace Poetry: Brazillian Psychedelic Music; Label: Normal Records

Blops – Los Momentos
Album: Love, Peace Poetry: Chilean Psychedelic Music; Label: Normal Records

Sacros – La Realidad
Album: Love, Peace Poetry: Chilean Psychedelic Music; Label: Normal Records

Congregacion – Cuantos Que No Tienen Y Mercen
Album: Love, Peace Poetry: Chilean Psychedelic Music; Label: Normal Records

El Congreso – Asi Seras
Album: Love, Peace Poetry: Chilean Psychedelic Music; Label: Normal Records

Toncho Pilatos – Tommy Lyz
Album: Love, Peace Poetry: Mexican Psychedelic Music; Label: Normal Records

Nahuatl – Volvere
Album: Love, Peace Poetry: Mexican Psychedelic Music; Label: Normal Records

Tommy McCook The Supersonics – Ode To Billy Joe
Album: Trojan Sixties Box Set; Label: Trojan

Roland Alphonso – Guantanamera
Album: Trojan Sixties Box Set; Label: Trojan

The Gaylettes – Son Of A Preacher Man
Album: Trojan Sixties Box Set; Label: Trojan

 

3/31/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Funny things for a day of fools.

Today’s show featured music making fun of other music and a few examples of music that deserves to be made fun of. Jonathan Darlene Edwards AKA Paul Westin Jo Stafford create music with more enthusiasm than talent. Jo Stafford reappears with many names and groups including the Natural and the Unnatural Seven.

Slim Gaillard performs his epic Opera In Vout, Allan Sherman exposes us to the brutal world of music by committee with his Peter and the Commissar. A few bits from The Firesign Theatre and Monty Python help round out a most delightful program.

We ended the show with The Screaming Faloshes song Rasta Jew. The Faloshe regard themselves as direct ancestors of the lost tribe of Judea. In fact, they got so lost they ended up on a beautiful remote island they called Jewmaica.

Playlist Tracks:

Monty Python – Rock Notes
Album: Contractional Obligations; Label: Arista

Jonathan Darlene Edwards – It Might As Well Be Spring
Album: The Piano Artistry Of; Label: Columbia

Page Cavanaugh – She Had To Go And Lose It At The Astor
Album: Musical Madness; Label: Bandstand Records

The Unnatural Seven – Seratan Yob
Album: Musical Madness; Label: Bandstand Records

Slim Gaillard – Opera In Vout
Album: Laughing n Rythm; Label: Proper

Elsa Popping and her Pixieland Band – Java La Paloma
Album: Delirium In Hi – Fi; Label: Columbia

Pete Townsend Ronnie Lane – April Fool
Album: Rough Mix; Label: MCA

Ringo Starr – I’m A Fool To Care
Album: Sentimental Journey; Label: Apple

The Roches – Steady With The Maestro
Album: Keep On Doing; Label: Warner Brothers

B.J. Snowden – In Canada
Album: Songs In The Key Of Z; Label:

Firesign Theatre – KZTZ / Bob Dylan at the Met
Album: Eat Or Be Eaten; Label: Warner Brothers

The New Renaissance Society – Play With Fire Variation No 1
Album: Barouque -n- Stones; Label: Hanna Barbera Records

Hoosier Hot Shots – Them Hillbillies Are Mountain Williams Now / I’ve Got A Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isles
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Columbia

The Natural Seven – Them Durn Fool Things
Album: Musical Madness; Label: Bandstand Records

The Electric Company – Love Of Chair
Album: TV Soundtrack; Label: Warner Brothers

Ken Nordine – The Smith Family
Album: Son Of Word Jazz; Label: Dot

Allan Sherman / Boston Pops / Arthur Fiedler – Peter And The Commissar
Album: Peter And The Commissar; Label: RCA

Firesign Theatre – The Toilet
Album: Eat Or Be Eaten; Label: Warner Brothers

Sebastian Cabot – It Ain’t Me Babe
Album: Sebastian Cabot, actor Bob Dylan , poet – a dramatic reading with music; Label: MGM

The Screaming Faloshes – Rasta Jew
Album: Kosher Club; Label: Rhino

 

4/7/2009 Dig Up The Roots

78 RPM records (and more) from Istanbul.

Local DJ and music fan Pepper Patriot brought in some treasures from his recent travels abroad! “I was telling you about some 78’s I had collected in Istanbul: halk turkusu, or what I like to call Turkish blues; sanat, or Turkish classical music done by Zeki Muren (the Turkish Liberace); Benghali film music featuring some amazing steel guitar; Moldovan and Georgian state folk…etc…”

Playlist Tracks:

dhimen sen – electric guitar
Album: ; Label:

sarkislali veysel ve ibrahim – eger benimle gitmek dilersen
Album: ; Label:

bozidar ajredinovic – kalusa cocek
Album: ; Label:

bekimi and bardha – tallava
Album: ; Label:

zeki muren – seni sivdim pek cok sivdim
Album: ; Label:

georgian state folk orchestra –
Album: ; Label:

zehra bilir – derleyen
Album: ; Label:

asik veysel – sen kal
Album: ; Label:

ezrincanli salih – alli gelin
Album: ; Label:

salih and feriz krasniqi – kenga tanushes
Album: ; Label:

dhimen sen – electric guitar, side 2
Album: ; Label:

milan donja – ramo ramo
Album: ; Label:

ekrem sajdic – draganov cocek
Album: ; Label:

sarkislali veysel ve ibrahim – dostum beni nicin zar
Album: ; Label:

mahzuni serif – kara oglan
Album: ; Label:

zeki muren – bir bakis baktin bana
Album: ; Label:

filoreta – tallava
Album: ; Label:

fejat sejdic – lost lamb
Album: ; Label:

zeki muren – berdus
Album: ; Label:

bakija bakic – niska banja
Album: ; Label

 

4/21/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Second week of pledge drive

A hodge Podge Lodge of music today. A years worth of programming in two hours. An overview of Dig Up The Roots type of stuff, demonstrating radio without boundaries.

Playlist Tracks:

Molly O’Day The Cumberland Mountain Folk – Heavens Radio
Album: Roots ‘N’ Blues; Label: Columbia

Orval Prophet – Judgement Day Express
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Decca

Barry Sisters – Yiddish Swing Program
Album: Swingin’ Sisters on the Air; Label: Radiola

Mildred Baily – A Bee Gezendt
Album: From Avenue A to The Great White Way; Label: Columbia

Steve Allen Al Jazzbo Collins – Sonny Cool Interview
Album: ; Label:

NuGrape Twins – Ice Cold NuGrape
Album: American Primitive, Vol. 1: Raw Pre-War Gospel (1926–36) [V/A]; Label: Revenant

Arizona Traveller – Dizzy Sweetheart
Album: Victrola favorites; Label: Dust To Digital

DeZurick Sisters – The Arizona Yodeler
Album: Oxford American 2005 Southern Music CD; Label: Oxford American

Bowman Sisters – Ol Lonesome Blues
Album: Banjo Pickin’ Girl; Label: Rounder Records

Hohner Accordion Symphony Orchestra – Hungarian Dance No 5
Album: Accordiorama; Label: Vanguard Classics

Steve Weisberg – Intro fromMahagonny Songspeil
Album: Lost In The Stars; Label: AM

Sting Dominic Muldowney – The Balled of Mac The Knife
Album: Lost In Teh Stars; Label: AM

Bertolt Brecht – The Balled of Mac The Knife
Album: September Songs; Label: Sony

Lotta Lenya – Alabama Song
Album: Rise And Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny; Label: Columbia

Dreamland Faces – Chompin’
Album: 45 RPM; Label: Dreamland Faces

Kurt Weill – Speak Low
Album: September Songs; Label: Sony

Todd Duncan with Lost In The Stars Chorus – Lost In The Stars
Album: 78 RPM Soundtrack Set; Label: Decca

The Carlisles – Female Hercules
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Mercury

Kirby Sisters – Blond In Red Velvet
Album: Memphis Belles: The Women Of Sun Records; Label: Bear Family

Miller Sisters – Ten Cats Down
Album: Memphis Belles: The Women Of Sun Records; Label: Bear Family

Bob Dorough – Dog
Album: beat jazz: pictures from the gone world; Label: pesky serpent records

 

4/28/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Some nice tunes for a spring morning a big thanks to everyone who gave the pledge drive a happy ending.

Spring is here, calves and forearms are starting to appear on the landscape, and the KFAI listener can kick back and enjoy another job well done as the Pledge drive closed on the numbers!

Fats Waller starts us off with some Spring Cleaning leading into a set of Hot Jazz. We also heard Fats’ 6 part London Suite in its full form; a delightful tune by Blossom Dearie welcoming Spring, and Julie Andrews from Camelot rejoicing in The Lusty Month Of May.

More 78s from English label EMI, as featured on a reissue record called Sprigs Of Time: 78s From The EMI Archive. The Brits’ make a comeback with some material from the amazing set of records called Electric Muse: The Story of Folk Into Rock.

This and that, here and there, odds – n – ends.

Playlist Tracks:

Fats Waller – Spring Cleaning
Album: Fats Waller; Label: Membran Music

Jeanette James Her Syncho Jazzers – The Bumps / What’s That Thing?
Album: Collectors’ Items 1925 – 1929; Label: Historical Records

Russell’s Hot Six – Sweet Muntaz
Album: Rare Bands 1926 – 1931; Label: Historical Records

Levee Syncopaters – The Racket
Album: Rare and Hot 1925 – 1930; Label: Historical Records

Fats Waller – The London Suite: Piccadilly / Chelsea / Soho / Bond Street / Limehouse / Whitechapel
Album: Fats Waller; Label: Membran Music

Blossom Dearie – A Fine Spring Morning
Album: Blossom Dearie; Label: Verve

Julie Andrews Ensemble – The Lusty Month of May
Album: Camelot Soundtrack; Label: Columbia

Carter Family – Black Jack David
Album: Harry Smith’s Anthology of Folk Music Vol 4; Label: Revenant

Davey Graham – Better Git It In Your Soul
Album: Electric Muse Vol 2; Label: Island

Bert Jansch – Veronica
Album: Electric Muse Vol 2; Label: Island

John Renbourn – Waltz
Album: Electric Muse Vol 2; Label: Island

Bert Jansch – Blackwaterside
Album: Electric Muse Vol 3; Label: Island

Pentangle – Waltz
Album: Electric Muse Vol 2; Label: Island

Martin Carthy – Scarborough Fair
Album: Electric Muse Vol 2; Label: Island

Nancy Jacobs Her Sisters – Baby Are Yeng
Album: Township Jazz ‘N’ Jive; Label: Music Club

Manhatten Brothers – Ishumelosheleni
Album: Township Jazz ‘N’ Jive; Label: Music Club

Spokes Mashiyane – Clarinet Kwela
Album: Township Jazz ‘N’ Jive; Label: Music Club

Father Huddlestone Band – Ndenzeni Na?
Album: Township Jazz ‘N’ Jive; Label: Music Club

Leroy Carr Scapper Blackwell – Papa’s On The Housetop
Album: Uptown Blues A Decade Of Guitar – Piano Duets 1927 – 1937; Label: Yazoo

Mighty Sparrow – The Queen’s Canary
Album: Sprigs Of Time: 78s From The EMI Archive; Label: Honest Jons Records

Sacasas – Rumba Negra
Album: Sprigs Of Time: 78s From The EMI Archive; Label: Honest Jons Records

Jean Mpia – Tembele
Album: Sprigs Of Time: 78s From The EMI Archive; Label: Honest Jons Records

Sexteto Habanero – Romantica Mujer
Album: Sprigs Of Time: 78s From The EMI Archive; Label: Honest Jons Records

Mezz Mezzrow and his Orchestra – Sendin’ The Vipers
Album: Reefer Madness; Label: Stash Records

 

5/5/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Regional polka bands from the 1940’s – 1970’s. Good time music from the heartland.

A small portion from a collection of regional polka 78’s and LP’s. Music from such push button hot spots as New Ulm, New Prague, St. Cloud, Hastings and the Twin Cities themselves. The phone rang off the hook during this program – it must have hit a regional nerve.

The 2 exceptions in this mix were Minneapolis band The Wallets with their freak-out breakdown Gonznoi Polka from 1983. One of the funniest Mash-ups I have heard: Scottish accordionist Sir Jimmy Shand teamed up with rapper 50 Cent, gave us our last selection.

Playlist Tracks:

The Graniteers – Good Morning Polka
Album: On The Rocks; Label: Oxboro

Ted Johnson’s Scandinavian-American Recording Orchestras – Bor Du Hemma Hos Din Mama? (Do You Live At Home With Your Mother?) / Kalle Pe
Album: Gammaldans! Old Time dance Music; Label: Nordvest

Andrew Walter Walter Eriksson’s Orchestra – Polka I Kaffestugan
Album: Happy Tunes Scandinavia; Label: Colonial

Blue Barron and his Orchestra – Open The Door Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: M-G-M

Clem Brau – Josephine
Album: 78 RPM; Label: SOMA

The Globetrotters – Hurdy Gurdy Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Columbia

Jolly Jack Robel – The New Okey Dokey Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Decca

Louie And His Old Time Band – Village Tavern Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Mercury

Harold Picha and his Band – Sev Widman Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: fm Recording Co

The Pinetoppers – Big Parade Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Coral

Plehal Brothers – Jolly Lumber Jack
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Decca

The Polkateers – Oriental Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: M-G-M

The Deutschmeisters – Black John Polka / In The Concertina Mood
Album: Polkas Waltzes; Label: Golden Wing

Val-Taro Musette – Madness Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Columbia

The Babe Wagner Band – Putzig Polka
Album: The Babe Wagner Band, New Ulm, Minnesota; Label: Pleasent Peasant

Les Schuft and the Country Dutchmen – Gary’s Polka / North Star Rouser
Album: It’s Polka Time; Label: Red Rose Records

Jolly Lumberjacks – My Wife, She Is Happy Polka
Album: Live and Lively At THe Prom Center; Label: SOMA

Jimmy Jenson – Little Grass Shack / Scandinavian Hotshot
Album: The Swingin’ Swede; Label: Pleasent Peasant

Bob Mastel – Julida Polka
Album: Golden Goodies Vol 4; Label: Polka Favorites

The Cards – Musicians Come Play Polka
Album: New Ulm’s Greatest Vol 2; Label: Polka Favorites

Eddie Skeets – Tinker Polka
Album: Golden Goodies Vol 4; Label: Polka Favorites

Albert Mikesh – Sausage Polka / Happy Farmers Polka
Album: Accordion Duets; Label: M Records

Chieleski Brothers – Up The Hill Polka / Wipe Out
Album: Danceland InStereo; Label: Sentinel Records

The Wallets – Gonznoi Polka
Album: Catch A Falling Star; Label: Spiffola

The Polka Beats – Folsom Prison
Album: Variety On Wheels; Label: PB Records

Six Fat Dutchmen – Too Old To Cut The Mustard Polka
Album: Polkas: Greatest Hits Vol 2; Label: Dot

Sir Jimmy Shand vs 50 Cent – 50 Bluebells
Album: Mash-Up; Label:

 

5/19/2009 Dig Up The Roots

The old school clock says it’s 78 O’clock time.

A real hodge podge of shellac filled the airwaves and cascaded through the inter web tube. Nothing of extraordinary nature, no earth shatterers or mind benders. Just a couple hours of forgotten tunes, delightful ditties, and a song or two for smiling.

Part of the fun of these old records is finding those unknown gems. On this show we got both the lumps of coal and a few gems thrown in.

Playlist Tracks:

Ella Fitzgerald Louis Jordon – Stone Cold Dead In The Market
Album: ; Label:

The Happy Six – Moonlight
Album: ; Label:

Nick Lucas – Tip Toe Thru The Tulips
Album: ; Label:

Eddie Peabody – Collegiate
Album: ; Label:

Maloof Oriental Orchestra – Morroco / Fatima
Album: ; Label:

Ralph Marterie – Dance Arabe
Album: ; Label:

Harmonicats – Fantasy Impromptu
Album: ; Label:

Ralph Marterie – Bongo Guitar / Caravan
Album: ; Label:

Rec-O-Tour – Pike’s Peak
Album: ; Label: Rec-O-Tour

Elvira Rios – Perfidia / Murmullo / Verde Tropical / Floris Negras
Album: ; Label:

Japanese 78 – Japanese Rhumba
Album: ; Label:

Japanese 78 – Home On The Range
Album: ; Label:

Japanese 78 – Come On A My House
Album: ; Label:

Slam Stewart – Mood To Be Stewed
Album: ; Label:

Cliff Edwards – Meanest Girl In Town, Josephine
Album: ; Label:

Freddie Slack – Blackout Boogie
Album: ; Label:

Joe Biviano – Spider Hop
Album: ; Label:

International Novelty Orchestra – It Must Be Love
Album: ; Label:

 

5/26/2009 Dig Up The Roots

More 78’s and audio excavations from Istanbul, brought to us by the Pepper Patriot.

My guest, the Pepper Patriot, returned on this day to bring in more amazing and haunted sounds from Turkey, Serbia, Croatia and this region of the world.

1) Eger benimle – Sarkislali Veysel
2) Derleyeni Sadi – Zehra Bilir
3) Dostum beni – Sarkislali Veysel
4) Giden Alli Gelin – Zehra Bilir
5) Bafinda Kar Var – Asik Veysel
6) Kara Oglan – Mahzuni Serif
7) Ben Sazim Sen kal – Asik Veysel
8) Seni Sevdim – Zeki Muren
9) Berdus – Zeki Muren
10) Bir Bakis – Zeki Muren
11) Anar Umrumce – Zeki Muren
12) track 4 – Bekimi and Bardha
13) track 8 – Filloreta
14) Morra – Salih,Feriz, and Ali Krasniqi
15) Kenga e Tanushes – Salih,Feriz, and Ali Krasniqi
16) Kolusa Cocek – B. Ajredinovic
17) Prekodolski Cocek – S. Salijevic
18) Draganov Cocek – E. Sajdic
19) Ramo Ramo – M. Donja
20) Cocek – M. Donja
21) Niska Banja – B. Bakic
22) Kazuj Kremo Dzerimo – F. Sejdic
23) Nevestin Cocek – F. Sejdic

 

6/2/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Today’s show centered around the Clarinet. Hot Jazz, Eastern European wedding songs and Klezmer tunes.

Today’s show centered around the Clarinet. Hot Jazz, Eastern European wedding songs and Klezmer tunes. Benny Goodman would have been 100 last Saturday. We played some groups with him as a side man from the early days of jazz: Jack Teagarden, Adrian Rollini and Ben Pollack to drop some names.

The Smithsonian Social Orchestra and Quadrille band jumped in with some 19th Century examples of a good time.

Klezmer Clarinet king Naftule Brandwein blew in and set the standard high while local musician Callie Kalogerson and her Klezmasters did a great tribute to Dave Tarras.

Willie Humphrey and George Lewis stepped up from old New Orleans and laid it all out. We also heard some great work from lost and forgotten groups and sidemen from the late 1920’s. Here are some names: Don Murray, Omer Simeon, Jimmy Dorsey, Hymie Wolfson, Izzy Friedman, Chester Hazlett, Peanuts Hucko, and ‘Unknown’.

Playlist Tracks:

Metro-Nome All-Stars – The Blues
Album: Jack Teagarden; Label: RCA Victor Vintage Series

Adrian Rollini’s Orchestra – Sweet Madness / Savage Serenade
Album: Vol 19: New York Jazz – 1928-1933; Label: Historical Records

Ben Pollack And His Park Central Orchestra – My Kinda Love
Album: Jack Teagarden; Label: RCA Victor Vintage Series

Joe Venuti’s Blue Four – The Wild Dog / The Blue Room
Album: The New York Sessions 1926 – 1935: Eddie Lang Joe Venuti V2; Label: JSP

Joe Venuti’s Blue Four – Tempo De Modernage
Album: The New York Sessions 1926 – 1935: Eddie Lang Joe Venuti V4; Label: JSP

Smithsonian Social Orchestra and Quadrille Band – Sontag Polka / Schomberg Gallop
Album: 19Th Cetury American Ballroom Music; Label: nonesuch

Ukrainska Orchestra Pawla Humeniuka – Kozak Zawydija
Album: ‘Spiew Juchasa: Song of the Shepherd: Songs of the Slavic Americans; Label: New World Records

Ivo Papasov and his Bulgarian Wedding Band – Marika Duma Pro Duma
Album: Orpeus Ascending; Label: Hannibal

3 Mustaphas 3 – Kopanitsa
Album: Trouble Fezz meets 3 Mustaphas 3; Label: Globestyle / Fez-O-Phone

Naftule Brandwein – Nifty’s Freilach / Wie Bist Die Gewesen Vor Prohibition? / Nifty’s Eigene
Album: Naftule Brandwein: King of the Klezmer Clarinet; Label: Rounder

Callie Kalogerson and her Klezmasters Orchestra – Tribute to Dave Tarras (Medley)
Album: The Best of Klezmer; Label: Anodyne

Sweet Emma And Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Clarinet MSweet Emma And Her Preservation Hall Jazz Bandarmalade
Album: Sweet Emma And Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Label: VPH

Billie and De De Pierce And Their Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Peanut Vendor
Album: Billie and De De Pierce And Their Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Label: VPH

Sweet Emma And Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Little Liza Jane
Album: Sweet Emma And Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Label: VPH

Kansas City Five – Get Yourself A Monkey Man and Make Him Strut His Stuff
Album: Vol 11: Collector’s Items 1922 – 1930; Label: Historical Records

Cliff Jackson’s Krazy Kats – The Terror
Album: Vol 12: Rare and Hot 1925 – 1930; Label: Historical Records

Dixie Devils – Miss Golden Brown
Album: Vol 12: Rare and Hot 1925 – 1930; Label: Historical Records

Coot Grant (Fletcher Henderson) – Have YourChill, I’ll Be Here When Your Fever Rises
Album: Vol 20: Collectors’ Items; Label: Historical Records

 

6/16/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Early Motown 60’s Ska: English Blue-Eyed Northern Soul music’s all lead to a MOD MOD MOD show.

The Mod youth culture that began forming in England in the early 1960’s was known for fashion, pretension, stimulants of all varieties and a sharp clean take on things. Style Design, skinny ties lapels, Scooters, James Bond and an office look in an industrial culture.

What’s he getting at? Beats me. But the beat was important for fueling this new youth culture, Heat Waves Dancing In The Street. Detroit Motown blends with Jamaican Ska. American GI’s front English RB Groups, bringing out Blue Eyed Soul music. It all works together and it’s great to dance too.

This music was all dance and dance floor related.

Playlist Tracks:

The Velvelettes – Ain’t No Place Like Motown
Album: A Cellarful of Motown!; Label: Tamla Motown

The Velvelettes – Needle n A Haystack
Album: 20 Mod Classics; Label: Tamla Motown

The Favorite Sons – That Driving Beat
Album: Rare Mod: A Collection of ’60’s Underground R’N’B, Psych Soul; Label: Acid Jazz

The Mockingbirds – Skit Skat
Album: Immediate Mod Vol 1; Label: Castle Music

The Golden Apples Of The Sun – The Monkey Time
Album: Immediate Mod Vol 1; Label: Castle Music

John Holt – Ali Baba
Album: Trojan Mod Reggae Box Set; Label: Trojan

Johnny Curtis – Jack The Beanstalk
Album: She’s A Heartbreaker: 20 Blue Eyed Soul Stings UK Floor Fillers Vol 4; Label: Psychic Circle

Small Faces – Here Comes The Nice / Itchycoo Park
Album: The Immediate Story Vol 2: The Small Faces; Label: Sire

Cyril Davis His RB All Stars – Someday Baby
Album: Immediate Mod Vol 2; Label: Castle Music

Stevie Wonder – Hey Harmonica Man
Album: 20 Mod Classics; Label: Tamla Motown

Gladys Knight the Pips – Here Are the Pieces of Broken Heart
Album: A Cellarful of Motown!; Label: Tamla Motown

P.P. Arnold – If You See What I Mean
Album: Immediate Mod Vol 2; Label: Castle Music

Marvelettes – Too Many Fish In The Sea
Album: 20 Mod Classics; Label: Tamla Motown

Unkown Mod Band – Can’t Get None Of Your Lovin’ Baby
Album: Rare Mod: A Collection of ’60’s Underground R’N’B, Psych Soul; Label: Acid Jazz

Al Torino – Inside, Outside, Upside Down
Album: She’s A Heartbreaker: 20 Blue Eyed Soul Stings UK Floor Fillers Vol 4; Label: Psychic Circle

The Just Brothers – Sliced Tomatoes
Album: A Treasury Of Northern Soul: Needle In A Haystack Vol 1; Label: Castle Music

Murray Head – She Was Perfection
Album: Immediate Mod Vol 3; Label: Castle Music

Kenny Bernard – Ain’t No Soul Left In These Old Shoes
Album: A Treasury Of Northern Soul: Little Piece Of Leather Vol 3; Label: Castle Music

Johnny Tame – Yesterday Is A Thousand Tears Away
Album: She’s A Heartbreaker: 20 Blue Eyed Soul Stings UK Floor Fillers Vol 4; Label: Psychic Circle

James Royal – I Can’t Stand It
Album: Cassette Tape; Label:

The Dragonaires – Green Onions
Album: Trojan Mod Reggae Vol 2 Box Set; Label: Trojan

Don Drummand – Man In The Street
Album: More Intensified! Original SKA 1963 – 67; Label: Island

Byron Lee The Ska Kings – Do The Ska
Album: Jamaica Ska; Label: Rhino

Justin Hines – The Higher The Monkey Climb
Album: Intensified! Original SKA! 1962 – 66; Label: Island

Chris Farlowe – Moanin’ (Sitar Version)
Album: Immediate Mod Vol 3; Label: Castle Music

Father’s Angels – Bok To Bach
Album: A Treasury Of Northern Soul: Needle In A Haystack Vol 1; Label: Castle Music

Carl Douglas Band Featuring BEDU – Blue Eyed Soul
Album: A Treasury Of Northern Soul: Going To Be A Big Thing Vol 2; Label: Castle Music

Martha Reeves The Vandellas – Dancing In The Street
Album: 20 Mod Classics; Label: Tamla Motown

 

6/23/2009 Dig Up The Roots

This show was all about stacks of records, because that’s what it is all about.

Except for a few old favorites, like Ella Mae Morse, most of the material played on this show was from recent record sales, garage sales and the like.

Some of these recent finds included more material from German jazz pianist Utta Hipp Polish chanteuse Lydi Roberti. Some very fun 78 RPM recordings came from some old compilation cassettes.

An amazing find was a version of the Weill / Brecht play The Three Penny Opera from 1976, with the late and great Raul Julia as the worlds’ favorite psychopath: Macheath AKA Mac The Knife. This was a ‘newer’ adaptation that is pretty amazing – distributed and presented by the New York Shakespeare Festival.

Playlist Tracks:

Tom Tall – Stack-A-Records
Album: Rockin’ Bones: 1950s Punk Rockabilly; Label: Rhino

Ella Mae Morse Her Boogie Woogie Seven – A Little Further Down The Road A Piece
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Capitol

Freddie Slack His Orchestra featuring Ella Mae Morse – Cow-Cow Boogie
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Capitol

Ella Mae Morse with Nelson Riddle Orchestra – The Blacksmith Blues
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Capitol

The Bagelman Sisters with Abe Ellstein Orchestra – A Vaibele A Tsnien
Album: Dave Tarras: Yiddish American Klezmer Music 1925 – 1956; Label: Yazoo

Yiddish Swingtette – Zum Gali Gali
Album: Dave Tarras: Yiddish American Klezmer Music 1925 – 1956; Label: Yazoo

Hanan Feyrouz – Swing
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Baida

Unknown Japanese Singer – Home On The Range (Japanese)
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Victor

Nev Simons and his Ambassadors Of Note – Corn Belt Symphony
Album: 78 RPM; Label: M-G-M

The New Yorkers – Hell’s Bells
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Bluebird

New York Shakespeare Festival Soundtrack of Three Penny Opera – Call From The Grave / Ballad In Which Macheath Begs All Men For Forgiveness
Album: The Three Penny Opera; Label: Columbia

Lydi Roberti – College Rhythm / Take A Number From 1 to 10
Album: Ethel Merman / Lyda Roberti / Mae West; Label: Columbia

Ruth Wallis – Down In Montevideo
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Wallis Original

Ted Cott – Old Macdonald Went To Town
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Caravan

Utta Hipp Quintet – Frankfurt Special
Album: Das Is Jazz!; Label: Decca

Hans Koller’s New Jazz Stars featuring Utta Hipp – All The Things You Are
Album: Women In Jazz Vol 3 Swingtime To Modern; Label: Stash

Utta Hipp – Indian Summer
Album: Women In Jazz Vol 2 Pianists; Label: Stash

The Hip Chicks – Popsie / Striptease
Album: Women In Jazz Vol 3 Swingtime To Modern; Label: Stash

Al ‘Jazzbo’ Collins – Jack The Beanstalk AKA The Case Of The 3-D Brocolli
Album: ; Label:

Tino Mab – Banani Wana?
Album: Roots Of Rhumba Rock – Congo Classics 1953 – 1955; Label: Crammed Discs

De Wayon – Tuba Mbote
Album: Roots Of Rhumba Rock – Congo Classics 1953 – 1955; Label: Crammed Discs

Nganga – Liwa Ya Nkoko
Album: Roots Of Rhumba Rock – Congo Classics 1953 – 1955; Label: Crammed Discs

Hanan Feyrouz – Rhumba
Album: 78 Rpm; Label: Baida

Pierre Dudain – Non Smokers Hymm
Album: 78 RPM; Label: TFBSINA

 

6/30/2009 Dig Up The Roots

A musical trip around and through the concept of America. Happy 4th of July.

 

Playlist Tracks:

Benny Goodman Sextet – AC / DC Current
Album: Charlie Christian : The First Master of the Electric Guitar, Broadcasts Jam Sessions; Label: JSP

Jam Session – I Got Rhythm
Album: Charlie Christian : The First Master of the Electric Guitar, Broadcasts Jam Sessions; Label: JSP

Mills Bothers Louis Arstrong – Norge Program #21: Pennies From Heaven / Skeleton In The Closet
Album: Bunny / Louie 3 Complete 15 Minute Radio Shows; Label: Shoestring Records

Cab Calloway His Orchestra – Utt-Da-Zay (That’s The Way)
Album: From Avenue A to the Great White Way; Label: Columbia

Mildred Baily – A Bee Gezindt (As Long As You’re Healthy)
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

Woody Guthrie Cisco Huston – Ol’ Time Religion
Album: the ‘Bathe In My Boogie’ cassette; Label: Home Made Mix

Johnny Cash – A spoken narration of A Day in the Grand Canyon
Album: The Lure of the Grand Canyon; Label: Columbia

Terra Incognita – Rank Stranger
Album: Potatoes: A Collection of Folk Songs From Ralph Records; Label: Ralph

Woody Guthrie – This Land Is Your Land
Album: ; Label:

Artist Unknown – The Billy Bee Song
Album: Potatoes: A Collection of Folk Songs From Ralph Records; Label: Ralph

Nikki And The Ruemates – New Bumble Bee
Album: We All Live Together; Label: Ruemate Records

Hoosier Hotshots – I’ve Got A Bimbo Down In The Bamboo Isles
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Columbia

Hank Penny – The Freckle Song
Album: Griddle Greasin’ Daddies Dirty Cowboys; Label: Jasmine

The Byrds – I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician / One Of Americas Great National Pastimes
Album: Greatest Hits V 2; Label: Columbia

Jane Bond The Undercover Men – Stuff We’re Not Supposed To Know
Album: Neighborhood Rythms (Patter Traffic); Label: Freeway Records

Fred Astaire – Let’s Face The Music And Dance
Album: Pennies From Heaven Soundtrack; Label: WB Records

Bob Dylan Earl Scruggs – Nashville Skyline
Album: the ‘Bathe In My Boogie’ cassette; Label: Home Made Mix

Albert Ammons – Changes In Boogie Woogie
Album: The First Day: Blue Note’s First Recording Session Of January 6, 1939; Label: Blue Note

Albert Ammons Meade Lux Lewis – Twos Fews
Album: The First Day: Blue Note’s First Recording Session Of January 6, 1939; Label: Blue Note

Jam Session – Jam Blues
Album: The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions; Label: Verve

 

7/7/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Country dancing tunes, from different countries and different eras.

 

Playlist Tracks:

Negativeland – Michael Jackson
Album: Escape From Noise; Label: SST

Morris Motors Band – Speed The Plough
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Columbia

Walter Daisy Bulwer, Billy Cooper – Jenny Lind / The Girl I Left Behind Me
Album: Tap Roots: A History of the New Wave of English Country Dance Music; Label: Folk Roots

The Deller Consort – Sumer Is Icumen In
Album: Folk Song And Minstrelsy; Label: Vanguard

John Renborn Group – Sidi Brahim
Album: Live In America; Label: Flying Fish

Davey Graham – Anji
Album: Electric Muse Vol 1; Label: Island

Joseph Taylor: The Lincolnshire Singer – Sprig O’ Thyme
Album: Sprigs Of Time: 78s From The EMI Archive; Label: Honest Jon

Penelope Houston – Wild Mountain Thyme / Putting Me In The Ground
Album: Birdboys; Label: Subterranean

Blowzabella – Jan Mijne Man Go Mauve
Album: Vanilla; Label: Green Linnet

Boiled In Lead – French Tunes
Album: Hot Heads; Label: Atomic Theory

Les Negress Vertes – C’est Pas La Mer La Boie
Album: Mlah; Label: Sire

Gypsy Kings – Hotel California
Album: 45 Single; Label: Capitol

Tiger Moth – Radio Polka International / Moth To California
Album: Mothballs; Label: Omnium

Blowzabella – Spaghetti Panic
Album: Vanilla; Label: Green Linnet

Vashti Bunyan – Come Wind Come Rain
Album: White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960’s: The Joe Boyd Story; Label: Fledg’ling

The Nu Grape Twins – Ice Cold Nu Grape
Album: American Primitive Vol ll; Label: Revenant

Negativeland – The Nesbitts Lime Soda Song
Album: Escape From Noise; Label: SST

The Cock and Bull Band – One For Dan
Album: Tap Roots: A History of the New Wave of English Country Dance Music; Label: Folk Roots

Edward ll The Red Hot Polkas – Another Fine Mess
Album: Tap Roots: A History of the New Wave of English Country Dance Music; Label: Folk Roots

 

7/21/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Ancient haunted music from early 20th century America and a small set of Moon tunes.

Most of this show was old recordings. Serious collections of 78 RPM records put out by serious collectors on a few labels: The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of – Robert Crumb. The Harry Smith Anthology Of American Folk Music and John Fahey’s Revenant label. We were spinning on the toils of others.

The crazy street hawker (Red Hot) Old Mose trying to sell shrimp and tamales; Dock Boggs, who, with a look from those cold eyes could pierce your soul. The hair on the back of the neck bristles with fright with the longing cries of Homer Quincy Smith pleading and demanding that Jesus walk with him. This is spectral, haunted music from times and places almost lost but re-found and saved onto little silver discs.

We heard versions of great American stories like Stackalee, Kassie Jones Frankie and Albert…like the dust that blows through our cultural psyche, this is part of who we are.

The last part of the show is moon related material in honor of the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing. Can you call it a field recording if it was made in space? We heard some archival NASA material, a hokey soundtrack from the film Destination Moon and a great old female rockabilly number Juke Box On The Moon, with the line’ And if you say that you’ll be mine / The juke will play without a dime…

Playlist Tracks:

Two Poor Boys – Old Hen Cackle
Album: American Primitive: Pre-War Revenants Vol 1; Label: Revenant

Eck Robertson Family – Brilliancy Medley
Album: Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music Vol 3; Label: Smithsonian Folkways

John Hammod – As Free As A Little Bird Can Be
Album: American Primitive: Pre-War Revenants Vol 2; Label: Revenant

Henry Thomas – Fishing Blues
Album: Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music Vol 6; Label: Smithsonian Folkways

(Red Hot) Old Mose – Shrimp Man
Album: American Primitive: Pre-War Revenants Vol 2; Label: Revenant

(Red Hot) Old Mose – Molly Man
Album: American Primitive: Pre-War Revenants Vol 1; Label: Revenant

Homer Quincy Smith – I Want Jesus To Talk With Me
Album: American Primitive: Pre-War Revenants Vol 1; Label: Revenant

Blind Roosevelt Graves Uaroy Graves – I Shall Not Be Moved
Album: The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of; Label: Yazoo

Long Cleeve Reed Little Harvey Hull – Original Stack O’ Lee Blues
Album: The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of; Label: Yazoo

Dock Boggs – Old Rub Alcohol Blues
Album: Country Blues: Complete Early Recordings; Label: Revenant

Frank Hutchison – Stackalee
Album: Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music Vol 2; Label: Smithsonian Folkways

Mississippi John Hurt – Frankie
Album: Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music Vol 2; Label: Smithsonian Folkways

Furry Lewis – Kassie Jones
Album: Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music Vol 2; Label: Smithsonian Folkways

Bayless Rose – Black Dog Blues
Album: American Primitive: Pre-War Revenants Vol 1; Label: Revenant

Wilmer Watts The Lonely Eagles – Fightin’ In The War With Spain
Album: The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of; Label: Yazoo

Uncle Bunt Stephens – Sail Away Ladies
Album: Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music Vol 3; Label: Smithsonian Folkways

Bill Belle Reed – Old Lady and the Devil
Album: Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music Vol 1; Label: Smithsonian Folkways

Chubby Parker – King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-me-o
Album: The Story That The Crow Told Me: Early American Rural Children’s Songs; Label: Yazoo

The Carter Family – Single Girl, Married Girl
Album: The Carter Family: 1927-1934 [BOX SET]; Label: JSP

Ernest and Hattie Stoneman – Mountaineer’s Courtship
Album: Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music Vol 3; Label: Smithsonian Folkways

Dock Boggs – Sugar Baby
Album: Country Blues: Complete Early Recordings; Label: Revenant

Holy Modal Rounders – Mr Spaceman
Album: The Holy Modal Rounders 1 2; Label: Fantasy

Cab Kaye – Everything Is Go
Album: London Is The Place For Me 4: African Dreams And The Piccadilly High Life; Label: Honest Jon

Angst – Neil Armstrong
Album: Old Cassette Tape; Label:

NASA – Astronauts, Gemini 4
Album: Playback ’65: The Most Important News Events And Famous Voices of the Year; Label: Decca

Leslie Baxter – Lunette
Album: Music Out Of The Moon 78 RPM; Label: Capitol

George Pal Production – Destination Moon
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Capitol

Exene Cervenka – Leave Heaven Alone
Album: Old Wives’ Tales; Label: Rhino

Ginny Millay – Juke Box On The Moon
Album: The Girls Are Rockin’; Label: White Label

 

 

7/28/2009 Dig Up The Roots

The hills are rockin’. Hillbilly to Rockabilly in 120 minutes.

Molly O’Day The Cumberland Mountain folk / Heaven’s Radio / Roots N Blues V4 / Columbia
The Humbard Family / I’ll Fly Away / Roots N Blues V4 / Columbia
Bob and Randall Archer Papa’s Goin Crazy, Mama’s Goin Mad / Roots N Blues V4 / Columbia
Cliff Carlisle / Onion Eatin Mama / Roots N Blues V3 / Columbia
The Light Crust Doughboys / Theme Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider / Roots N Blues V3 / Columbia
Zeke Clements With HIs Men From Music Mountain / Payday Saturday Night / Hillbilly Bop, Bogie The Honky Tonk Blues V2 / Jasmine
Zeke Turner THe Brewster Ave Rhythm Boys / Stop Go Boogie / Hillbilly Bop n Boogie King/Federal Roots of
Rockabilly 1944 – 56 / Ace
Shorty Long / Goodnight Cincinnati, Good Morning Tennessee / Hillbilly Bop n Boogie King/Federal Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56 / Ace
Moon Mullican / Grandpa Stole My Baby / Hillbilly Bop n Boogie King/Federal Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56 / Ace
Jerry Reed / Mister Whizz /
Buchanan Brothers The Georgia Catamounts / Hootin-Nanny Papa / Hillbilly Bop, Bogie The Honky Tonk Blues V1 / Jasmine
Claude Casey / Juke Box Gal / Hillbilly Bop, Bogie The Honky Tonk Blues V1 / Jasmine
Gene Vincent / You Told A Fib /
Charlie Bop Trio / Mr Big Feet / a capitol Rockabilly Party part 2 / Discy
Kenny Loran / I Chickened Out / a capitol Rockabilly Party part 2 / Discy
Jamie Horton / Robot Man / Hot Boppin Girls / supersonic
Jean Shepard / Jeopardy / a capitol Rockabilly Party part 2 / Discy
Bob Lucille / Eeny- Meeny-Minney-Moe / Good Girls Gone Bad – Wild, Weird and Wanted / Ace
Miller Sisters / Ten Cats Down / The Women of Sun Records – Memphis Bells
The Kirby Sisters / Red Velvet / The Women of Sun Records – Memphis Bells
Annisteen Allen / Fujiama Mama / Hot Boppin Girls Vol VII / supersonic
Cathy Sharpe / North Pole Rock / Hot Boppin Girls Vol VII / supersonic
Eskimo Boogie / Betty Jo Starr / Hot Boppin Girls Vol V / supersonic
The Nettles Sisters / Real Gone Jive / Hot Boppin Girls Vol VI / supersonic
Billy Jo Spears / Get Behind Me Satan And Push / Good Girls Gone Bad – Wild, Weird and Wanted / Ace
Bonnie Lou / Friction Heat
Sweet Violet Boys / You’ve Got To See Mama Every Night / Roots N Blues / Columbia
The Black Cats and A Kitten / Step It Up And Go / Roots N Blues V4 / Columbia
Charlie Bowman / Moonshiner His Money / Roots N Blues V1 / Columbia
Louvin Brothers / Cash On The Barrelhead Frieght Train Boogie
Larry Nolan The Bandits / HillBilly Love Affair / Perfect For Parties Bear Family Highlight Album / Bear Family
Johnnie Lee Wills His Boys / The Band’s A Rockin / Perfect For Parties Bear Family Highlight Album / Bear Family
Hank Locklin / Forign Car / Perfect For Parties Bear Family Highlight Album / Bear Family

 

8/4/2009 Dig Up The Roots

 

This show centered on Swing jazz, which some view as the death of jazz, some the beginning. Slick, polished and arranged, the maturation of Americas problem child.

We tried to focus on lesser known groups and artists – sidemen, also-rans and some old favorites like Mildred Bailey, Slam Stewart and Mary Osborne. A large amount of this material came from a set of old cassettes (little or no info except names) that were given to me by one of those collectors that greatly impressed me as a youngster. Not only the music, but the names of the tunes, the sheer energy involved and the questioning of who are/were these people.

Playlist Tracks:

Jonah Jones – Lust For Licks
Album: Cassette; Label:

Charley Shavers – The Bottle’s Empty
Album: Cassette; Label:

Ben Webster – Woke Up Clipped
Album: Cassette; Label:

Jimmie Lunceford – Harlem Shout
Album: Cassette; Label:

Slam Stewart – Play Fiddle Play
Album: Cassette; Label:

Lester Young – Just You, Just Me
Album: Cassette; Label:

Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet – Celestial Express
Album: all star Jazz Quartets Vol 2; Label: JSP

Bechet-Spanier Big Four – China Boy
Album: all star Jazz Quartets Vol 2; Label: JSP

Mildred Bailey Her Orchestra – As Long As You Live (You’ll Be Dead If You Die)
Album: Mrs. Swing: Mildred Baily; Label: Proper

Noble Sisslle’s Swingsters – Okey-Dokey
Album: Cassette; Label:

Clarence Williams’ Washboard Four – Yama Yama Blues
Album: Cassette; Label:

Dixie-Land Thumpers – Sock That Thing
Album: Cassette; Label:

Teddy Bunn – Summertime
Album: Hittin’ On All Six: A History Of The Jazz Guitar; Label: Proper

Clarence Williams His Orchestra – Beer Garden Blues
Album: Cassette; Label:

Clarence Williams’ Washboard Band – Worn Out Blues
Album: all star Jazz Quartets Vol 4; Label: JSP

Red Norvo and his Orchestra with Mildred Bailey – Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry
Album: Mrs. Swing: Mildred Baily; Label: Proper

Woody Herman – Golden Wedding
Album: Cassette; Label:

Johnny Hodges – Rabbit’s Blues (You Blew Out The Flame In My Heart)
Album: Cassette; Label:

Lionel Hampton – Vibe Boogie
Album: Cassette; Label:

Herb Ellis – Swedish Pastry
Album: Cassette; Label:

Billy Bauer – Subconcious-Lee
Album: Cassette; Label:

Mary Osborne – Spotlite Allen’s Alley
Album: Hittin’ On All Six: A History Of The Jazz Guitar; Label: Proper

Gene Krupa – Hamtramck
Album: Cassette; Label:

Benny Carter – Gin And Jive
Album: Cassette; Label:

Dorsey Brothers Orchestra with Mildred Bailey – Doin The Uptown Lowdown
Album: Mrs. Swing: Mildred Baily; Label: Proper

 

8/18/2009 Dig Up The Roots

 

Another show with all (except for two tracks) 78 RPM records played live in the studio. Polkas, Finnish Scandinavian records came from a book sale in Bloomington. Karla Pandit The Three Suns from San Francisco, Japanese Records from here in Minneapolis. Material from all over the world, spanning decade and distance. They go by quick, so get in a toe-tapping, head-scratching position and have a gas, as these blasts from the past do something else that sounds good.

Playlist Tracks:

Jolly Lumberjacks – Helen Polka
Album: 78 RPM; Label: SOMA

Clem Brau – Josephine
Album: 78 RPM; Label: SOMA

Slim Gaillard – The Hogan Song
Album: 78 RPM; Label: M-G-M

Al Dexter his Troopers – Kokomo Island
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Columbia

Mitchell Torok – Hootchy Kootchy Henry
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Abbott

Unknown Japanese Performers – San Francisco, No China Town
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Victor

Hideko Takamine – The Story of Nagasaki / Ginza Girl
Album: Memories of Japan 78 RPM Set; Label: Victor

Unknown Japanese Performers – Shamasen Boogie
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Victor

Juho Koskelo – Soi Vienosti Murheem Soitto / Morheen Soitto
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Columbia

Joel Mossberg – Trollhatten
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Victor

Stan Boreson Gay Jones – He’s A Scandinavian Hot-Shot
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Linden

The Nordic Rhythm Boys – Johan Pa Snippen The Jazz Farmer
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Linden

Unknown – Unknown
Album: Puerto Rico In Poynesia; Label: Original Music

Carson Robison His Old Timers – Little Brown Jug
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Columbia

Al Brundage – Pop Goes The Weasel
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Folkraft

Louis Armstrong His Hot Five – West End Blues
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Okeh

Louis Prima – Vout Cowboy
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Majestic

Yma Sumac – Dance Of The Moon Festival
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Capital

Old Ned – On Ilkla Moor Baht’At
Album: 78 RPM; Label:

Ralph Marterie – Crazy Man, Crazy
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Mercury

The Pig Footers – Do The Hucklebuck
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Mercury

Ray McKinley His Orchestra – Hangover Square
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Mercury

The Merry Macs – Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Decca

The Three Suns – Who’s Sorry Now? / Barcaolle
Album: 78 Rpm; Label: Majestic

Korla Pandit – The Hypnotist / Procession of the Grand Mogal / Theme of the Underwater Worshipers
Album: 78 RPM; Label: VITA

Leslie Baxter – Lunar Rhapsody
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Capital

Jan Savitt his Top Hatters – Swingin Back To Bach
Album: 78 RPM; Label: ARA

Milt Dickey – Neon Love
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Shome

Lord Fly – When Mi Look Upon Janie So / Ada / Time So Hard
Album: String Of Pearls: International 78s; Label: Mississippi Records / Canary Records

 

8/25/2009 Dig Up The Roots

 

I have always liked compilation records, also Cd’s while we are at it, but the record holds my attention. The greatest thing about these is that you buy the record for one or two selections and then get all this music that is new. Sure, some of it is crap – one listen is enough, but those gems that stand out and forever broaden the mind…that’s what I am after.

I tried to present some of these tunes during the show today. An Eastern European brass band version of SKA music; George Gershwin playing a piano roll; Sun Ra playing Disney music; Moondog doing his own Moondog thing at a jazz jam session in 1954. Somewhere in this mix was Victor Herbert conducting The March Of The Toys from Babes In Toyland. The wonderful and weird placed with the commercial and popular. Use one to sell the other.

Playlist Tracks:

The Jimmy Giuffre Trio – The Train The River
Album: The Sound Of Jazz; Label: Columbia

Various with narration by Wally Cox – Take The ‘A’ Train / Orinthology
Album: A Musical History Of Jazz; Label: Grand Award

Bunny Berigan and his Orchestra – Caravan
Album: JAZZ for people who hate jazz; Label: RCA Victor

Moondog – Rim Shots / Improvisations in 4-4 / Improvisations in 7-4
Album: Jazztime U.S.A. volume 2; Label: Brunswick

Unknown – Louisiana Mess Around
Album: Jazzola: Piano Roll Memeories of the Twenties; Label: Timespan VJM

George Gershwin – That Certain Feeling
Album: Jazzola: Piano Roll Memeories of the Twenties; Label: Timespan VJM

Cole Porter – Anything Goes
Album: Composers Do Their Own Thing; Label: Pelican

Chauncey C. Lee – Banjo Rag
Album: String Ragtime: To Do This You Got To Know How; Label: Yazoo

Jim Bob – By The Waters Of The Minnetonka
Album: Hawaiin Guitar Hot Shots; Label: Yazoo

Harold Goodman and his Tennessee Valley Boys – Banjo Rag
Album: String Ragtime: To Do This You Got To Know How; Label: Yazoo

Roy Smeck – My Little Grass Shack
Album: Hawaiin Guitar Hot Shots; Label: Yazoo

Hibari Misora with Columbia Orchestra – The Soba Song
Album: Best 10 From The Land Of The Rising Sun; Label: Eagle

Unknown Bedouin Villagers – Bedouin Coffee Grinding
Album: Arabian Nights: Music From The World Of Islam; Label: Horizon

The Studios For Early Music – Two Saltarellos
Album: Arabian Nights: Music From The World Of Islam; Label: Horizon

Aleksander Sarev – Angel Si Ima Pet Sina
Album: Bitola, Babam, Bitola: Macedonian folk songs and dances; Label: Jugoton

Adolph Pavlas His Bohemians – Divorced Polka
Album: Texas Czech-Bohemian Bands 1928 – 1953; Label: Folklyric

Ukrainska Selska Orchestra – Ukrainian Trisak
Album: ‘Spiew Juchasa Song of the Shepherd: Songs of the Slavic Americans; Label: New World Records

Les Miserables Brass Band – Phoenix City
Album: Heartbeats: Native Sounds From The Hearts Of Europe; Label: Special Delivery

3 Mustaphas 3 Jova Stojiljkovic Duvacki Orkestar – Niska Banja
Album: Heartbeats: Native Sounds From The Hearts Of Europe; Label: Special Delivery

Accordions Go Crazy – Sidewalk Surfin’
Album: Heartbeats: Native Sounds From The Hearts Of Europe; Label: Special Delivery

Bob Vaught The Renegaids – Surfin’ Tragedy
Album: Original Surfin’ Hits; Label: Cresendo

Jim Waller The Deltas – Soul Beat Part 2
Album: Original Surfin’ Hits; Label: Cresendo

Bob Dorough – Dog
Album: beat jazz: pictures from the gone world; Label: Pesky Serpent Records

Sun Ra and his Arkestra – Pink Elephants On Parade
Album: Stay Awake: Various Interpretations Of Music From Vintage Disney Films; Label: AM

Laurie Anderson – It Was Up In The Mountains
Album: You’re The Guy I Want To Share My Money With; Label: Giorno Poetry Systems

Gerald Schwarz and his Dance Orchestra – Ma Ragtime Baby / Hiawatha
Album: Come and Trip It: Instrumental Dance Music 1780’s – 1920’s; Label: New World Records

 

9/1/2009 Dig Up The Roots

The return of the compilation record.

 

Playlist Tracks:

Art Tatum Trio – I Know That You Know
Album: Piano Grand Master; Label: Proper

ArtTatum – Get Happy
Album: Piano Grand Master; Label: Proper

Art Tatum Trio – Flying Home
Album: Piano Grand Master; Label: Proper

Bowman Sisters – Old Lonesome Blues
Album: Banjo Pickin’ Girl; Label: Rounder

Moonshine Kate – Poor Girl’s Story
Album: Banjo Pickin’ Girl; Label: Rounder

Coon Creek Girls – Banjo Pickin’ Girl
Album: Banjo Pickin’ Girl; Label: Rounder

Elida Hofpauir – Les Clefs De La Prison
Album: Ethnic Music Of French Louisiana, The Spanish Southwest, And The Bahamas; Label: Library Of Congress

Wayne Perry – Acadian Waltz
Album: Ethnic Music Of French Louisiana, The Spanish Southwest, And The Bahamas; Label: Library of Congress

Lydia Mendoza y Familia – El Coco-Cancion
Album: Old Country Music In A New Land: Folk Music of Immigrants from Europe and the Near East; Label: New World Records

Santiago Jimenez y Sus Valedores – La Piedera
Album: Old Country Music In A New Land: Folk Music of Immigrants from Europe and the Near East; Label: New World Records

The Merino Brothers – Acompaname A Sufrir
Album: World Wider Your Guider; Label: Globestyle

Sexteto Habanero – Romantica Mujer
Album: Sprigs Of Time: 78s From the EMI Archive; Label: Honest Jon

Sacasas – Rumba Negra
Album: Sprigs Of Time: 78s From the EMI Archive; Label: Honest Jon

Vuelvo Al Sur – Koop
Album: Astor Piazzolla Remixed; Label: Milan

Tommy McCook The Aggrovators – Get Me To The Church On Time
Album: Moonlight Groover; Label: Trojan Records

The Clarendonians – You Won’t See Me
Album: Oldies But Goodies; Label: Studio One

Unknown – Shame And Scandal
Album: Ska Boo-Da-Ba: Top Sounds From Top-Deck Records; Label: Wirl

Tommy McCook – Ode To Billie Joe
Album: Moonlight Groover; Label: Trojan Records

Memphis Minnie – Shout The Boogie
Album: Boogie Blues: Women Sing Play Boogie Woogie; Label: Rosetta Records

Hadda Brooks – Bully Wully Boogie
Album: Boogie Blues: Women Sing Play Boogie Woogie; Label: Rosetta Records

Myrtle Jenkins Bumble Bee Slim – When Somebody Loses
Album: Boogie Blues: Women Sing Play Boogie Woogie; Label: Rosetta Records

Ida Cox and Band – Four Day Creep
Album: Spirituals To Swing: The legendary Carnegie Hall Concerts of 1938 – 9; Label: Vanguard

Various – Lady Be Good Jam Session
Album: Spirituals To Swing: The legendary Carnegie Hall Concerts of 1938 – 9; Label: Vanguard

Earl Hines – 57 Varieties
Album: The Jazz Makers; Label: Columbia

 

9/15/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Boogie. All kinds, at least 2 hours worth.

John Lee Hooker / Hey Boogie / Very Best Of John Lee Hooker / Capitol
Various / Boogie Woogie Blues / Alistair Cooke’s Jazz Letter From America / AMSC
Honey Hill / Boogie Woogie / 78 RPM / Capitol
Blind Roosevelt Graves Brother / Guitar Boogie / 1920’s Blues Classics Vol 3 / Blues Images
Arthur Smith / Guitar Boogie / Rock N’ Roll 1938-1946 / Fremeaux Associates
Delmore Brothers / Hillbilly Boogie / Rock N’ Roll 1938-1946 / Fremeaux Associates
Armstrong Twins / Mandolin Boogie / Rock N’ Roll 1938-1946 / Fremeaux Associates
Grandpa Jones His Grandchildren / Grandpa’s Boogie / Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V1 / Jasmine
Crooked Jades / Shirttail Boogie / World’s On Fire / Jade Note Music
Billy McKall / Tempo’s Boogie / Charlie’s Children – A History of the Jazz Guitar / Proper
Lionel Hampton / Vibe Boogie / Swing Time For Dancing / Membran Music
Louis Jordon / Choo – Choo Ch’Boogie / Swing Time For Dancing / Membran Music
Slim Gaillard / Novachord Boogie Vout Boogie / Laughing In Rhythm / Proper
Jay McShann His Jazz-Men / Bad Tale Boogie / Kansas City Blues / Capitol
Andy Kirk His Clouds Of Joy (Featuring Mary Lou Williams) / Little Joe From Chicago / 78 RPM / Capitol
Nature Boy Brown / Blue Blue Boogie / The Devil Is A Busy Man / Empire
Meade Lux Lewis. Albert Ammons James P. Johnson / Calvacade Of Boogie / John Hammond’s Spirituals To Swing Concerts / Vanguard
Helen Humes / Be Ba Ba Le Ba Boogie / Boogie Blues: Women Sing Play Boogie Woogie / Rosetta
Lucille Bogan / Alley Boogie / Boogie Blues: Women Sing Play Boogie Woogie / Rosetta
Hazel Scott / Brown Bee Boogie / Boogie Blues: Women Sing Play Boogie Woogie / Rosetta
Ella Mae Morse / Cow Cow Boogie / 78 RPM / Capitol
Club Nisei / Tokyo Boogie / Club Nisei: Japanese Music of Hawaii / Hana Ola Records
Moon Mullican / Tokyo Boogie / Moon Mullican: The EP Collection / SEE CD
John Lee Hooker / Walkin’ The Boogie Boogie Chillin’ / The Complete 1950’s Chess Recordings / Capitol
Freddie Slack / Blackout Boogie / 78 RPM / Capitol
John Lee Hooker / Too Much Boogie / Too Much Boogie / Capitol

Playlist Tracks:

 

 

11/3/2009 Dig Up The Roots

International fuzzy-buzzy, psy-co-delic fusion type of music. We started in the 1950’s and end recently. Todays music all had a base of traditional influence with unexpected contemporary directions.

 

11/10/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Songs of Sesame Street, celebrating 40 years. Songs of World War 1, honoring the war to end all wars. And, as always, some of those pieces of musical history that have the potential of never being listened too.

11/17/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Braziliance! 2 hours of recently discovered Brazilian records from the 1940’s 1950’s. Sambas, Forro, and music that sounds like it could have been played in the best Dentist offices and elevators of Rio.

 

12/15/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Rare early Jazz Blues 78’s from the collections of John Tefteller JSP / 10 inches around the world / swing era cover bands…and find out who can do Slim Gaillard weirder than Slim Gaillard.

Certain labels and people have devoted themselves to the hunting gathering of old records. JSP has long been a haven for fanatics and the curious due to their great packaging and superb audio restoration standards. Blues Images is a distributing arm connected to John Tefteller and his amazing and incredibly rare collection of 78 records. It is because of these nutcases that we can still hear this amazing and convention defying music.

We heard a set of big band cover tunes from a series issued on Time/Life during the early 1970’s. There have always been watered down variations of nostalgia available, the music business trying to cash in on itself: if it sold once…

A collection of 10-inch 33 RPM records provided the material for a set going around the world from the safety of your own den. Japanese pop from the 1940’s; fake Chinese music in a modern jazz disguise; modern jazz in a modern jazz disguise and Liberace doing the strangest take ever on a Slim Gaillard tune. Cement Mixer Put-ti Put-ti will never be the same.

Playlist Tracks:

Beale St Washboard Band – Piggly Wiggly
Album: all star Jazz Quartets – Washboards; Label: JSP

Louisiana Sugar Babies – Persian Rug
Album: all star Jazz Quartets – Brass; Label: JSP

Fats Waller – Your Socks Don’t Match
Album: Old Grand Dad; Label: Membran Music

Fats Waller – Flat Foot Floogie
Album: The Shiek of Araby; Label: Membran Music

Liberace – Cement Mixer (Put-ti, Put-ti)
Album: an evening with liberace; Label: Columbia

Al ‘Jazzbo’ Collins, Slim Gaillard Steve Allen – Jack The Bean Stalk
Album: Steve Allen’s Hip Fables; Label: Doctor Jazz

Billy May The Time / Life Orchestra – Power house / Twighlight In Turkey
Album: The Swing Era 1937 – 1938; Label: TimeLife

Glen Gray’s Casa Loma Orchestra – Buddha Smiles
Album: The Swing Era 1939 – 1940; Label: TimeLife

Glen Gray’s Casa Loma Orchestra – Celery Stalks At Midnight
Album: The Swing Era 1939 – 1940; Label: TimeLife

Roger Roger – Tour De France
Album: 78 RPM; Label: TFBSINA

Blind Roosevelt Graves Brother – Guitar Boogie
Album: 16 Classic Blues Songs from the 1920’s – Vol 3; Label: Blues Images

Beale St. Sheiks – Jazzin’ The Blues
Album: 16 Classic Blues Songs from the 1920’s – Vol 4; Label: Blues Images

Charlie Patton – Gonna Move To Alabama
Album: 16 Classic Blues Songs from the 1920’s – Vol 4; Label: Blues Images

Blind Lemon Jefferson – One Dime Blues
Album: 16 Classic Blues Songs from the 1920’s – Vol 5; Label: Blues Images

The Black Billy Sunday – This Old World’s In A Hell Of A Fix
Album: 16 Classic Blues Songs from the 1920’s – Vol 7; Label: Blues Images

Robert Wilkins – That’s No Way To Get Along
Album: 16 Classic Blues Songs from the 1920’s – Vol 7; Label: Blues Images

Josh White – Sissy Man
Album: Roots – N – Blues: 1925 – 1950; Label: Columbia

3 Kats and a Kitten – Papa’s Goin Crazy, Mama’s Goin Mad
Album: Roots – N – Blues: 1925 – 1950; Label: Columbia

Josef Marais and his Bushveld Band – Ma Says Pa Says
Album: Songs of The South African Veld; Label: Decca

George Shimabukuro Norman Nishimoto – Japanese Rhumba
Album: Best 10 From The Land Of The Rising Sun; Label: Eagle

George Shimabukuro Chi Yoko Shimakura – Tanko Bushi (The Ground Mole song)
Album: Best 10 From The Land Of The Rising Sun; Label: Eagle

Alexander Laszlo – Criket Fight
Album: The Secret Music of China; Label: Columbia

The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra – Stop! Sit Down! Relax! Think!
Album: New Directions In Music; Label: RCA

Bob Dylan Firesign Theatre – Bob Dylan at The Met
Album: Eat Or Be Eaten; Label: RCA

The Three Suns – Delicado
Album: Twilight Memories; Label: RCA

Tres Marias – Delicado
Album: Baiao No 1; Label: Musidisc

 

12/22/2009 Dig Up The Roots

 

A wide variety of holiday music; some serious and beautiful and some not. Tom Lehrer, National Lampoon and Bill Cosby provided some humor. Laurie Anderson, Bruce Cockburn LOW all have (what some would view as) songs that could become classics.

Old blues, gospel and hillbilly tunes keep that roots thing going while Suzy Snowflake and those 3 elves Hardrock, Coco Joe bring a nostalgic tear to those from the greater Chicago area.

We heard light Opera – Ahmal and the Night Visitors. We heard a 100+ year old music box and some weird story with Superman saving Christmas and the White House…all in 2 hours.

Playlist Tracks:

Tom Lehrer – A Christmas Carol
Album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer; Label: reprise

Dexter Gordon – 3 O’Clock In The Morning
Album: Best Of; Label: Blue Note

Bill Cosby – Revenge
Album: Best Of; Label: Warner Bros

Patsy Raye The Beatniks – Beatnik’s Wish
Album: The Beat Generation; Label: Rhino

Mildred Baily Red Norvo – I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Album: Christmas In New Orleans; Label: Laserlight

Low – Just Like Christmas
Album: Christmas; Label: Chair Kickers

Giau Carlo Menotti NBC Opera Co – Excerpt from Amahl and the Night Visitors
Album: Amahl and the Night Visitors; Label: RCA Victor

George Washington Phillips – Paul and Silas in Jail
Album: Roots N’ Blues: Retrospective 1925-1950; Label: Columbia

Elzadie Robinson – The Santa Clause Crave
Album: 1920’s Blues Classics Vol 5; Label: Blues Images

Victoria Spivey – Christmas Morning Blues
Album: Christmas In New Orleans; Label: Laserlight

The Seeburg K.T. Special – I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Album: Musee Mecanique presents The Zelinsky Collection Vol 1; Label: Musee Mecanique

The Handsome Family – Stupid Bells
Album: Smothered and Covered; Label: Bloodshot

National Lampoon – Kung Fu Christmas
Album: Greatest Hits of The National Lampoon; Label: Visa

Christmas Superheros – Superman Christmas Story: Light Up The Tree, Mr. President
Album: Exciting Christmas Stories; Label: Peter Pan

Centaur Productions – Suzy Snowflake
Album: Film soundtrack; Label: NA

Centaur Productions – Hardrock, Coco Joe
Album: Film soundtrack; Label: NA

Johnny Lee Wills His Boys – Thingamajig
Album: Victola Favorites: Artifacts from Bygone Days; Label: Dust-to-Digital

Ernst Phipps His Holiness Singers – A Little Talk With Jesus
Album: Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of; Label: Yazoo

Tennessee Ramblers – The Preacher Got Drunk Laid His Bible Down
Album: Victola Favorites: Artifacts from Bygone Days; Label: Dust-to-Digital

Joseph Spence – Santa Clause Is Coming To Town
Album: Living On The Hallelujah Side; Label: Rounder

Bruce Cockburn – Cry Of A Tiny Babe
Album: Nothing But A BUrning Light; Label: Columbia

Laurie Anderson – Ramon
Album: Strange Angels; Label: Warner Bros

 

12/29/2009 Dig Up The Roots

Old self-help and self-improvement records to help you with your New Year’s resolutions.

 

Playlist Tracks:

Mildred Baily – There’ll Be Some Changes Made
Album: Mrs. Swing; Label: JSP

Bonnie Pruden – Pelvic Tilt
Album: Keep Fit / Be Happy #2; Label: Warner Bros

Jack La Lanne – Front Leg Raises
Album: Glamour Stretcher Time; Label: La Lanne Inc

The Morell’s – Gettin In Shape
Album: Shake And Push; Label: Borrowed Records

Dr Carroll L. Witten Leading Psychiatric Consultants – How best to meet emotional challanges in practice
Album: Recognizing and Solving Problems in Doctor ; Patient Relationships; Label: A Roche Record Report

Katie Lee – Gunslinger, (a ballad for adult westerns)
Album: Songs For Couch And Consultation; Label: Commentary

Katie Lee – Repressed Hostility Blues
Album: Songs For Couch And Consultation; Label: Commentary

Bonnie Pruden – Roll Out Knee Kiss
Album: Keep Fit / Be Happy; Label: Warner Bros

Lee Bowman Ermanno Masini – Drinking Wine
Album: The Wonderful World Of Wine; Label: Sellar’s Sales Inc.

Monty Python’s Flying Circus – How-To-Do-It Lessons
Album: Monty Python’s Previous Record; Label: Kama Sutra

Georgiana Liccione Stewart – Easy Walk
Album: Disco For Kids; Label: Kimbo Educatioal

Faron Young – I Can’t Dance
Album: A Capitol Rockabilly Party Part 2; Label: Disky

The Voice Of Our Disco Instructor – Introduction
Album: Let’s Disco; Label: K-Tel

Dick Weissman Dan Fox – Boogie Woogie
Album: How To Play The Blues: Guitar Techniques Strums; Label: Music Minus One

Fritz Shetsler Egidia Bonessi – Strengthening The Diaphragm
Album: You Can Learn To Sing; Label: Knight Education Inc

Milton Cross – How Your Voice Instrument Works
Album: Dr. Walter O. Robinson’s Course in Effective Speaking 78 RPM; Label: Harper Brothers

Jimmy Nelson – Position of the Mouth – The Beginner’s Alphabet
Album: Jimmy Nelson’s Instant Ventriloquism; Label: Juro Celebrity

Fernando Lamas Greg Carr – Scene 3: Alfred Dorothy
Album: You Act Scenes Opposite Your Favorite Star: Fernando Lamas; Label: Co Star

Bob Conklin – The Key To Motivation – Excerpt
Album: The Key To Motivation; Label: Midwest Audio Video Co

Ray Fowler – Make Yourself Understood
Album: How To Communicate Your Ideas; Label: Nations Buisness Execudisc

Mildred Baily – Arthur Murry Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry
Album: Mrs Swing; Label: JSP

Wall Of Voodoo – Tomorrow
Album: Call Of The West; Label: IRS

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