2010 Playlists

1/5/2010 Dig Up The Roots

The music in this show is from the mid 1920’s through the late 1930’s, with a few weird Rock N’ Roll exceptions from the 1950’s. Parlor tunes Piano rolls; rowdy questionable behavior; Crooners Cowboys, we got it all right here in Americanaville.

Many musical events and sounds forged the bastard child of music that they eventually called Rock N’ Roll. We heard bits and examples of some, it would take years to get to the bottom of this.

Some of this music I have gotten on cassettes many, many years ago. When there is not accurate Label +/or Artist information, there will be 1 of 2 notations: UA stands for Unknown Artist. NA stands for Not Available.

Playlist Tracks:

Fowler’s Favorites – Percolatin’ Blues
Album: Jazz The World Forgot Vol 1; Label: Yazoo

Benny Moten – The Count
Album: Cassette; Label: NA

Ira Moten – Terrific Stomp
Album: Jazz Accordion Vol 1: Out Of France; Label: Jazz Archives

Piano Roll – Lulu’s Back In Town
Album: Makin’ Whoopee: Musical nostalgia from flicks and show biz; Label: Biograph

Gowan’s Rhapsody Makers – I’ll Fly To Hawaii
Album: Jazz The World Forgot Vol 1; Label: Yazoo

UA – Oh How She Could Yacki Hacki Wicki Wacki Woo
Album: Cassette; Label: NA

Frank Ellis His St. Francis Hotel Orch. – Persian Rug
Album: Cassette; Label: NA

Rudy Vallee His Connecticut Yankees – Let’s Put Out The Lights And Go To Sleep
Album: Pennies From Heaven Movie Soundtrack; Label: WB

Earl Johnson His Dixie Entertainers – Ain’t Nobody’s Buisness
Album: My Rough And Rowdy Ways Vol 2; Label: Yazoo

Clifford Gibson – Bad Luck Dice
Album: My Rough And Rowdy Ways Vol 1; Label: Yazoo

Bill Broonzy – Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down
Album: My Rough And Rowdy Ways Vol 2; Label: Yazoo

Dixieland Jug Blowers – When I Stopped Running I Was At Home
Album: The Roots Of Rap; Label: Yazoo

Butterbeans Susie – ‘Taint None O’ Your Buisness
Album: The Roots Of Rap; Label: Yazoo

Will Shade – Better Leave That Stuff Alone
Album: My Rough And Rowdy Ways Vol 1; Label: Yazoo

5 Harmonicas – What Makes My Baby Cry
Album: Cassette; Label: NA

Castle Farms Serenaders – Chili Blues
Album: Cassette; Label: NA

Walter Jacobs Lonnie Carter – The Jazz Fiddler
Album: Folks, He Sure Do Pull Some Bow!; Label: Old Hat

Banjo Ikey Robinson His Bull Fiddle Band – My Four Reasons
Album: Folks, He Sure Do Pull Some Bow!; Label: Old Hat

Joe Williams’ Washboard Blues Singers – Wild Cow Blues
Album: Cassette; Label: NA

Lonnie Johnson – Playing With The Strings
Album: Roots Of Rock N’ Roll 1927 – 1938 Vol 1; Label: Fremeaux Associes

Ethel Waters – A Hundred Years From Today
Album: Greatest Years; Label: Columbia

Bing Crosby – Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?
Album: Pennies From Heaven Movie Soundtrack; Label: WB

Henry Thomas – Old Country Stomp
Album: Roots Of Rock N’ Roll 1927 – 1938 Vol 1; Label: Fremeaux Associes

Allen Brothers – Ain’t That Skippin’ And Flyin’?
Album: Roots Of Rock N’ Roll 1927 – 1938 Vol 1; Label: Fremeaux Associes

Fort Worth Doughboys – Nancy Jane
Album: Cassette; Label: NA

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

Terry Fell – Caveman
Album: Perfect For Parties: Bear family Highlight Album; Label: Bear Family

Hank Locklin – Forign Car
Album: Perfect For Parties: Bear family Highlight Album; Label: Bear Family

Delmore Brothers – Hillbilly Boogie
Album: Roots Of Rock N’ Roll 1938 – 1946 Vol 2; Label: Fremeaux Associes

Louis Jordon – Choo Choo Ch’boogie
Album: Roots Of Rock N’ Roll 1938 – 1946 Vol 2; Label: Fremeaux Associes

Peggy Lee – Everything’s Moving Too Fast
Album: Roots Of Rock N’ Roll 1938 – 1946 Vol 2; Label: Fremeaux Associes

 

 

 

 

1/26/2010 Dig Up The Roots

Yiddish Swing Brazilian 78 RPM records sound so good when the music is let out of them. We played a lot of 78 RPM records on this show. Some great, near great, way out and WTF? Doris Day, Louis Armstrong and a few versions of the tune Delicado.

Robert Gordon Link Wray began the rockabilly set off – always a crowd pleaser it seems. We stayed away from the big names and tried to play some of the odder stuff. Signifying Monkey is a great tune allowing lots of bragging and boasting. Some versions cannot even be brought within 100 yards of a radio station without causing the FCC to blush.

Playlist Tracks:

The Boswell Sisters – Minnie The Moocher’s Wedding Day
Album: 1932 – 1934; Label: Biograph

Bagelman Sisters w/ Abe Ellistein Orch – Patcht Mit Die Hent (Slap Your Hands)
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Victor

Bagelman Sisters w/ Abe Ellistein Orch – A Vaibele A Tsnieh (A Good Wife)
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Victor

The Boswell Sisters – Crazy People
Album: 1932 – 1934; Label: Biograph

Shep Fields His Rippling Rhythm – Swamp Fire
Album: 78 RPM; Label: RCA Victor

Duke Ellington His Famous Orch. – Cotton Tail
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Victor

Louis Armstrong His Hot Five – Fireworks
Album: 78 RPM; Label: OKeh

Chiquinho – Delicado
Album: 78 RPM; Label: TODAMERICA

Oscar Aleman – Delicado
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Odeon

Marlene – Telefonando
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Continental

Marlene – Jambalaya
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Continental

The Residents – Jambalaya
Album: Stars Hank Forever! The American Composer’s Series Vol 2; Label: Ralph

Tom Waits – Heigh Ho (The Dwarfs Marching Song)
Album: Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films; Label: AM

Buster Poindexter The Banshees of Blue – Castles In Spain
Album: Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films; Label: AM

Robert Gordon w/ Link Wray – 20 Flight Rock
Album: Fresh Fish Special; Label: Private Stock

Robert Gordon w/ Link Wray – Sea Cruise
Album: Fresh Fish Special; Label: Private Stock

Robert Gordon w/ Link Wray – Red Hot
Album: Robert Gordon w/ Link Wray; Label: Private Stock

Bob Luman – Red Hot
Album: Rockin’ Bones 1950’s Punk Rockabilly; Label: Rhino

Dwight Pullen – Sunglasses After Dark
Album: Rockin’ Bones 1950’s Punk Rockabilly; Label: Rhino

Smokey Joe Baugh – Signifying Monkey
Album: 20 Rockabilly Classics; Label: Sun

Sleepy La Beef – Boogie Woogie Country Girl
Album: 20 Rockabilly Classics; Label: Sun

Ray Smith – Rockin’ Bandit
Album: 20 Rockabilly Classics; Label: Sun

The Beat Farmers – The California Kid
Album: Tales Of The New West; Label: Rhino

Unknown Burlesque Routine – 15 Different Ways
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Partytime

Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards) – I’m A Bear In A Ladies Boudoir
Album: Ukulele Ike (Cliff Edwards) I’m A Bear In A Ladies Boudoir; Label: Yazoo

Doris Day – Ooh Bang Jiggilly Jang
Album: 78 RPM; Label: Columbia

Janis Martin – Bang Bang
Album: Rockin’ Bones 1950’s Punk Rockabilly; Label: Rhino

Boswell Sisters – Old Yazoo
Album: 1932 – 1934; Label: Biograph

Lew Douglas His Orch. – Turn Around Boy
Album: 78 RPM; Label: M-G-M

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

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

Link Wray – Raunchy
Album: Cassette; Label: None

 

2/2/2010 Dig Up The Roots

 

This show was all over the place and all over time. Wishing for spring with the likes of Astrud Gilberto, Blossom Dearie and one of the original English ‘Hippies’ – Vashti Bunyon.

Texas swing swung out with a series of 10 records on Decca, including Adolf Hofner who sang in both English Czech.

Beatnik jazz stylings led into a nice cover set of Kraftwerk tunes – how can this be done? You can’t mix genera and music styles like that on the radio…

Playlist Tracks:

The New Stan Getz Quartet featuring Astrud Gilberto – It Might As Well Be Spring
Album: Getz Au Go Go; Label: Verve

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

Vashti Bunyan – Come Wind Come Rain
Album: White Bicycles: Making Music In The 1960s; Label: Fledg’ling

The DeZurik Sisters – The Arizona Yodeler
Album: Oxford Americain 2005 Music Sampler; Label: Oxford American

Lionel Hampton – Hampton Stomp / Buzzin Around With The Bee
Album: Lionel Hampton: Historical Recording Sessions 1937 – 1939; Label: French RCA

Adolph Hofner and his San Antonians – Julida Polka / Alamo Rag
Album: Country and Western Dance O Rama no 4; Label: Decca

Billy Gray and his Western Okies – Tuxedo Junction
Album: Country and Western Dance O Rama no 7; Label: Decca

Tex Williams and his String Band – Take The A-Train / Perdido
Album: Country and Western Dance O Rama no 5; Label: Decca

Billy Gray and his Western Okies – Moonlight Cocktail / Curtain Call
Album: Country and Western Dance O Rama no 7; Label: Decca

Milton Brown and his Brownies – Little Betty Brown
Album: Country and Western Dance O Rama no 1; Label: Decca

Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys – Don’t Let The Deal Go Down
Album: Country and Western Dance O Rama no 2; Label: Decca

Hesperus – Cantiga / Little Sadie
Album: For No Good Reason At All; Label: Golden Apple

Johhny Cash – Cocaine Blues / No Expectations
Album: Johnny Cash 1955 – 1983; Label: Columbia

Bob Dylan Earl Scruggs – Nashville Skyline
Album: Cassette; Label: NA

Hank Penny – Rhumba Boogie
Album: Cassette; Label: NA

Hoosier Hotshots – I Like Mountain Music / Them Hillbillies Are Mountain Williams Now
Album: Cassette; Label: NA

The Purple Gang – Granny Takes A Trip
Album: White Bicycles: Making Music In The 1960s; Label: Fledg’ling

Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – The Intro The Outro
Album: Gorilla; Label: BGO

Joe Mooney Quartet – Tea For Two
Album: Jazz In Revolution The Big Bands In The 1940s; Label: New World Records

Slim Gaillard – Travelin Blues
Album: Beat Jazz / Pictures From The Gone World; Label: Pesky Serpent

Kenneth Rexroth – State 32nd
Album: Beat Jazz / Pictures From The Gone World; Label: Pesky Serpent

Frosty The Diamonds – Destination Mars
Album: Beat Jazz / Pictures From The Gone World; Label: Pesky Serpent

Snakefinger – Beatnik Party / The Model
Album: Against The Grain; Label: Ralph

Love Tractor – Neon Lights
Album: Til The Cows Come Home; Label: DB Recs

Ben Webster Quartet – Perdido
Album: Jazz In Revolution The Big Bands In The 1940s; Label: New World Records

 

2/16/2010 Dig Up The Roots

 

Frequent guest and cultural maverick Doc Rock opens up his living room and record collection for an amazing 2 hour glimpse into some mind bending song evolutions; what might be considered the Twin Cities first Rock N Roll record from 1954, the single that MOTOWN wants to forget and some of those odds and ends that defy easy description. Joining us in conversation were Dan Jenna Jass.

Playlist Tracks:

Emmit Miller – Love Sick Blues
Album: Minstrel Man From Georgia; Label: Columbia / Legacy

Rex Griffin – Love Sick Blues
Album: Last Letter; Label: Bear Family

Hank Williams – Love Sick Blues
Album: Country Legends; Label: Country Legends

Rex Griffin – Everybodies Trying To Be My Baby
Album: Last Letter; Label: Bear Family

Roy Newman His Boys – Everybodies Trying To be My Baby
Album: Texas Music, Vol. 2: Western Swing Honky Tonk; Label: Rhino

Carl Perkins – Everybodies Trying To Be My Baby
Album: Dance Album; Label: Sun

The Beatles – Everybodies Trying To Be My Baby
Album: Beatles ’65; Label: Capitol

Rufus Lomely – Minneapolis Minnesota
Album: 45 RPM; Label: Ford

Sunny Marshall – Minneapolis Blues
Album: 45 RPM; Label: Echo

Sherwin Linton – Twist A Hole In The Ground
Album: 45 RPM; Label: Arco

Bobby Johnson – Great Big Car
Album: Demo Tape; Label: Unknown

Popcorn The Mohawks – Custers Last Man
Album: 45 RPM; Label: Motown

Art Adams – Dancing Doll
Album: 45 RPM; Label: Cherry

Stray Cats – Rock This Town
Album: Stray Cats; Label: Tombstone

Elvis Presley – I’m Left, You’re Right She’s Gone
Album: Complete Sun Sessions, Vol 1; Label: Sun

CCR – Bad Moon On The Rise
Album: Green River; Label: Fantasy

Earl Hooker – Blue Guitar
Album: Sun Records: 25 Rare Blues Classics; Label: Sun

Buddy Guy (?) – Blue Guitar
Album: Unknown; Label: Unknown

Willie Dixon / Muddy Waters – You Need Love
Album: Chess Box; Label: Chess

Led Zepplin – Whole Lotta Love
Album: Led Zepplin ll; Label: Atlantic

Augie Garcia – Drinking Wine Spoo Dee O Dee
Album: 45 RPM; Label: NA

The Litter – I’m A Man
Album: 45 RPM; Label: Warick

Marvin Lee The Caddies – Mona
Album: 45 RPM; Label: NA

Joe D. Gibson – Good Morning Captain
Album: 45 RPM; Label: Tetra

Bobby Darin The Rinkydinks – Mighty Mighty Man
Album: 45 RPM; Label: NA

Homer Jethro – Hillbilly Hippie
Album: 45 RPM; Label: Warner Bros

Homer Jethro – I Crept Into The Crypt Cried
Album: 45 RPM; Label: Warner Bros

Wally Cox – There Is A Tavern In The Town
Album: 45 RPM; Label: RCA

 

3/2/2010 Dig Up The Roots

 

Playlist Tracks:

Merritt Brunies his Friars Inn Orchestra – Up Jumped The Devil
Album: ‘That Toddlin’ Town’ Chicago 1926 – 28; Label: Swaggie

Boswell Sisters – There’ll Be Some Changes Made
Album: The Boswell Sisters 1932 – 1934; Label: Biograph

Luis Russell’s Heebie Jeebie Stompers – Dolly Mine
Album: Collectors’ Items Vol 20 1925 – 1929; Label: Historical

Richard M. Jones’ Jazz Wizards w/ Bertha ‘Chippie’ Hill – Street Walker Blues
Album: Collectors’ Items Vol 20 1925 – 1929; Label: Historical

Five Musical Blackbirds – Hot Coffee
Album: Collectors’ Items Vol 11 1922 – 1930; Label: Historical

Nashville Jazzers – St Louis Blues
Album: Rare and Hot! Vol 12 1925 – 1930; Label: Historical

Orkiestra Dukli – Zawzieta Dziewczyma (Stubborn Girl)
Album: ‘Spiew Juchasa / Song Of The Shephard: Songs of the Slavic Americans; Label: New World

Reuben Sarkisian – Yar Ounenal (I Love You)
Album: Old-Country Music in a New Land; Label: New World

Dimitris Gongos – Hash Smoking Chicks
Album: Mortika: Music From A Greek Underground; Label: MRI

Ant. Dalgas – The Cab-Driver’s Perks
Album: Mortika: Music From A Greek Underground; Label: MRI

Reuben Sarkisian – Hally
Album: String of Pearls International 78s; Label: Mississippi

Zlozyw i Widohraw Solo Skrypkowe Pawlo Humeniuk – Wiwczar Na Supylci (Shepherd Playing The Flute)
Album: ‘Spiew Juchasa / Song Of The Shephard: Songs of the Slavic Americans; Label: New World

3 Mustaphas 3 – A Chilling Tale Part 4
Album: Bam! Mustapha Play Stereo; Label: Globestyle

John Halik – Malo Kolo
Album: String of Pearls International 78s; Label: Mississippi

Weaver Beasley – Soft Steel Piston
Album: Solo Display Music Vol 14 Folk Music In America; Label: Library of Congress

Sam Bowles – St Louis Blues
Album: Solo Display Music Vol 14 Folk Music In America; Label: Library of Congress

Michiele Lentine-Antonio Papariello – Tarantella
Album: Dance Music, Ragtime, Jazz More Vol 5 Folk Music In America; Label: Library of Congress

The Bog Trotters – California Cotillion
Album: Dance Music, Ragtime, Jazz More Vol 5 Folk Music In America; Label: Library of Congress

Kanui Lulu – Oua, Oua
Album: Dance Music, Ragtime, Jazz More Vol 5 Folk Music In America; Label: Library of Congress

Andy Iona His Islanders – Minnehaha
Album: Dance Music, Ragtime, Jazz More Vol 5 Folk Music In America; Label: Library of Congress

Kay Kaiser Orchestra Glee Club – Praise The Lord Pass The Ammunition
Album: Praise The Lord Pass The Ammunition: Songs of World Wars 1 2; Label: New World

Antti Syrjaniemi – Daytonin Apinajuttu
Album: Songs of War History Vol 10 Folk Music In America; Label: Library of Congress

Oscar Ford – Race Between A Ford Chevrolet
Album: Songs of War History Vol 10 Folk Music In America; Label: Library of Congress

Vengopal Chari – Different Kinds of Motor Car Noises
Album: Sprigs Of Time: 78s From The EMI Archive; Label: Honest Jon

Cliff Edwards – I Ain’t Got Nobody
Album: Sprigs Of Time: 78s From The EMI Archive; Label: Honest Jon

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

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

Snakefinger – Stolen Moments
Album: Snakefinger’s History Of The Blues; Label: Rough Trade

 

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