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Recordings from the early 20th Century with comments.




Recordings from the early 20th Century with comments.




A Christmas Christmas Part 2

Songs include: A Christmas Festival, Christmas Island, Christmas In Killarney, The Twelve Days of Christmas, All Around the Christmas Tree, I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Performers include: Leroy Anderson, Judy Garland, The Andrews Sisters, The DeCastro Sisters, Gayla Peevy, Buddy Clark and Sammy Kaye.


A Christmas Christmas Part 1

Songs include: White Christmas, Little Christmas Tree, It's Gonna Be a Lonely Christmas, Christmas Roses, A Christmas Symphony, Christmas Blues and The Christmas Song. Performers include: Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Mantovani, The Orioles, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Jo Stafford and Doris Day.


Someone and Somebody

Songs include: Everybody Loves Somebody, Somebody Stole My Gal, I'm Falling In Love With Someone, Someone To Watch Over Me, Somebody Loves Me and Like Someone In Love. Musicians include: George Gershwin, Joni James, Frank Sinatra, Fats Waller, Tommy Dorsey, Jo Stafford, Benny Goodman and Nelson Eddy.



Songs include: No Strings, No Arms Can Ever Hold You, No Moon At All, No Other Love, Time Waits For No One and No Can Do. Performers include: Ella Mae Morse, Perry Como, Fred Astaire, Helen Forrest, Guy Lombardo and Pat Boone.


Time Changes Everything

Songs about the passing of time, including: Time Changes Everything, Every Night About This Time, Time After Time, Moonlight Savings Time, As Time Goes By and Time Waits For No One. Performers include: Dooley Wilson the Ink Spots, Helen Merrill, Artie Shaw, Guy Lombardo, Frank Sinatra and Harry James.


National Recording Registry 2023

Songs include: Sugar Foot Stomp, Jesus Give Me Water, Walking the Floor Over You, Piano Sonata #13, El Chivo and Jeep's Blues. Performers include: Cuarteto Coculense, James P. Johnson, Ernest Tubb, Arthur Schnabel, FDR and the Soul Stirrers.


Halloween 2023

The annual Halloween show, Songs include: At the Devil's Ball, I Got the Jitters, Bloody Razor Blues, You Got Me Voodooed, Punky Punkin and What's Halloween? Performers include: Rosemary Clooney, The Peerless Quartet, Helen Gross, Don Redman, Mary Ann McCall and Mel Torme.


Black Is the Color Of My True Love's Podcast

Songs include: Black Is the Color Of My True Love's Hair, Black Bottom Stomp, That Old Black Magic, Black and Blue, Black Snake Moan, Black Coffee, Black Eyes and Black and Tan Fantasy. Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughn, Glenn Miller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Jo Stafford, Nat King Cole and Spike Jones.


Oscar Nominated Songs 1940-1955

Songs include: Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, Lavender Blue, It Might As Well Be Spring, The High and the Mighty, Mona Lisa, Count Your Blessings and I Fall In Love Too Easily. Performers include: Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dinah Shore, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Margaret Whiting and Eddie Fischer.


Ballads 1947

Songs include: Just One Of Those Things, Midnight Sun, Interlude, Golden Earrings, There Is No Greater Love and Blue Shadows On the Trail. Performers include: Jo Stafford, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Bing Crosby, Stan Kenton, Lionel Hampton and Al Jolson.


Mozart Overtures

Overtures to The Impresario, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi fan Tutte, The Clemency of Titus, Don Giovanni and more. Conductors include: Arturo Toscanini, Thomas Beecham, Bruno Walter, Wilhelm Furtwangler and Karl Bohm.


A Kiss To Build a Show On

Songs include: A Kiss To Build a Dream On, We Kiss In a Shadow, Kiss the Boys Goodbye, I Still Love To Kiss You Goodnight and Kiss Of Fire. Perfomers include: Georgia Gibbs, Bing Crosby, Rudy Vallee, Louis Armstrong, Freddie Slack and Dinah Shore.


Train Wrecks

Songs include: Casey Jones, Ben Dewberry's Final Run, Wreck of the Old 97 and Wreck of the Royal Palm. Singers include: Eddie Arnold, Marty Robbins, Blind Alfred Reed, Jimmie Rodgers and Vernon Dalhart.


Big Band Small Groups Part 2

Small jazz combos drawn from big bands. Including: Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Count Basie, Woody Herman and Bunny Berigan. Tunes include: I Can't Get Started, Seven Come Eleven, The Lady Is a Tramp. Home James and Hop, Skip and Jump.


Hollywood Musicals 1936

Songs from the movies: Show Boat, Swingtime, Rose Marie, Follow the Fleet, Pennies From Heaven and Gold Diggers of 1937 Performers include: Paul Robeson, Bing Crosby, Helen Forest, Fats Waller, Jeannette McDonald and Fred Astaire.



Songs include: Oh Lady Be Good, Lady of Spain, The Lady In Red, The Lady Is a Tramp. Red Roses For a Blue Lady and The Lady's In Love With You/ Musicians include: Glenn Miller, the Andrews Sisters, Johnny Hodges, Vaughn Monroe, Tommy Dorsey, Xavier Cugat and Cliff Edwards.



Songs include: Solid Potato Salad, Mixed Salad, Beans and Cornbread, The Yam, Onions, Dill Pickle Rag and Celery Stalks At Midnight. Performers include: Louis Jordan, Duke Ellington, Doris Day, Fred Astaire, Cab Calloway and the New Orleans Bootblacks.


Music Of Chopin

Works include: Waltzes #3 &6, The Revolutionary Etude, Prelude #17, Scherzo #1, Nocturne #13 and Mazurka # 26. Pianists include: Alfred Cortot, Arthur Rubinstein, Sviatoslav Richter, Claudio Arrau, Dinu Lipatti and Wilhelm Backhaus.


Strange Music

Songs include: Strange Enchantment, Strange Things Are Happening, A Strange Fact, Strange As It Seems, Strange Fruit and Strange Blues. Musicians include: Billie Holiday, Artie Shaw, Red Buttons, June Valli, Nat King Cole, Harlin Lattimore and Coleman Hawkins.


Leftovers #32

Songs include: Old Devil Moon, Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out, On the Mall, I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night, Beer Barrel Polka and Body and Soul. Musicians include: The Andrews Sisters, The Goldman Band, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Pinetop Smith, Serge Charlof, Charlie Parker and Gene Krupa.