Monday, June 11, 2012

6.11.12 - Vintage Medley!

Country Blues

Blind Lemon Jefferson - Black Snake Moan
Blind Willie McTell - Savannah Mama
Leadbelly - Black Betty
Tommy Johnson - I Want Someone to Love Me
Ed Bell (Barefoot Bill) - My Crime

40's and 50's Blues (Urban, Electric, and Acoustic)
Memphis Minnie - Kissin' In the Dark

Lonnie Johnson - Romance Without Finance
Bea Foote - Weeds
Georgia White - The Stuff is Here
Big Joe Williamson - Pearly Mae

Lightnin' Hopkins - Pretty Woman
David "Honeyboy" Edwards - Spread My Raincoat Down
Rosetta Howard - Rosetta Blues
Saunders King - S.K Blues

Roy Hawkins - Strange Land
Johnny Fuller - Train, Train Blues
J.W. Walker - Sittin' Here Wonderin

Sonny Burgess - We Wanna Boogie
Gene Simmons - Drinkin' Wine
Huey Piano Smith - Rockin' Pneumonia

The Carter Family - Can the Circle Be Unbroken?

Frank Hutchison - Train That Carried the Girl from Town

Arthur Smith Trio - Adieu, False Heart

20's and 30's Urban Pop
Belle Baker - Hard-Hearted Hannah

Leo Reisman & his Orchestra - Lovely to Look At
Colonial Club Orchestra - Rio Rita Medley
Ruth Etting - All of Me
Annette Hanshaw - Mean to Me

Mildred Bailey - Please Be Kind
Boswell Sisters - Heebie Jeebies

40's Pop and Big Bands
Johnny Mercer - Topeka

Perry Como - Dig You Later

Stan Kenton - Tampico

Andrews Sisters - Rum & Coca Cola

Thanks again to everyone who listened to the show and enjoys this kinda music. It's been fun!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

6.4.12 - Block Party!

We started off the show with two songs by each classic country blues artist.

Sam Collins - Slow Mama Slow
Sam Collins - Jail House blues
Sam Montgomery - Where the Sweet Old Oranges Grow
Sam Montgomery - Low in Mind Blues
Tampa Red & Georgia Tom  - Dead Cats On the Line
Tampa Red - Things 'Bout Coming My Way

Buddy Moss - Jealous Hearted Man
Buddy Moss - Hard Time Blues

Walter Beasley - Toad Frog Blues
Sylvester Weaver & Walter Beasley - Bottleneck Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Jack O'Diamond Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Long Distance Moan

Blind Willie McTell - Written Paper Blues
Blind Willie McTell - Kill-It-Kid Rag

Charley Patton - 34 Blues
Charley Patton - Moon Going Down
Josh White - There's A Man Goin' Around Taking Names
Josh White - Blood River Blues

Floyd Council - Runaway Man Blues
Pink Anderson - I Have A Woman

Lightnin' Hopkins

Howlin' Wolf

Memphis Slim
Willie Dixon
Jimmy Reed

John Lee Hooker
T-Bone Walker
Sonny Boy Williamson

Jimmy Wilson - Tin Pan Alley
Lil Son Jackson - Gambler Blues

Johnny Fuller - First Stage of the Blues

Female Blues
Lillian Glinn
Lizzie Miles
Alberta Hunter

Clara Smith

The Calm-Before-the-Storm-that-is-Final-Exam-Week Song

Jim & Bob & the Genial Hawaiians - Song of the Range

Monday, May 28, 2012


Pete Johnson - G-Flat Blues
"Cripple" Clarence Lofton - Streamline Train
Meade Lux Lewis - Doll House Boogie
Henry Brown - Deep Morgan
Speckled Red - Dad's Piece

Big Bill & Thomps - House Rent Stomp
Barefoot Bill - My Crime
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Piney Woods Money Mama
Edward Thompson - Showers of Rain
Henry Sims - Farewell Blues
John Byrd - Old Timbrook Blues
Leroy Carr - Alabama Woman Blues

Lillian Glinn - Cravin' A Man Blues
Alberta Hunter - Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Mornin'
Rosetta Howard & the Harlem Hamfats - Rosetta Blues
Rosetta Howard - Delta Bound
Rosetta Howard - He's Mine All Mine
Rosetta Howard - The Candy Man
Perline Elison - Razor Totin' Mama
Wee Bea Booze - These Young Men Blues
Lil Green - I Have A Place to Go
Bea Foote - Could Be You
Lillie Mae Kirkman - Lonesome
Monette Moore - Keep 'Em Guessing

Elizabeth Welch - One Kiss
Una Mae Carlisle- I'm A Good Good Woman
Una Mae Carlisle - Walkin' By the River

Monday, April 30, 2012


Memphis Minnie - When the Levee Breaks
Arthur Petties - That Won't Do
Lonnie Johnson - Sweet Potato Blues
Josh White - Lord, I Want to Die Easy

Blind Boy Fuller - Tom Cat Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Piney Woods Money Mama
Floyd Council - Runaway Man Blues
Pink Anderson - Mama Where Did You Say Last Night
Pink Anderson (w/ Simmie Dooley) - Gonna Tip Out Tonight
Buddy Boy Hawkins - Jailhouse Fire Blues
Buddy Moss - Hard Time Blues

Charley McCoy - Baltimore Blues
Ishman Bracey - Jake Liquor Blues 
Walter Beasley - Toad Frog Blues
Sam Butler - Poor Boy Blues
Willie Ford - Santa Field Blues
Willie Harris - Never Drive a Stranger From Your Door
Willie Lofton - Dark Road Blues

Eddie Lang  & Lonnie Johnson - Two Tone Stomp
Lonnie Johnson - Blue Room
Carl Kress & Dick McDonough - Danzon
Nick Lucas - Picking the Guitar
Roy Smeck - Ukulele Solo

Nina Mae McKinney - Swanee Shuffle
Evelyn Preer & Clarence Williams - Slow River
Dorothy Dandridge - Swing for My Supper
Adelaide Hall & Kai Ewans - Where or When
Valaida Snow - Caravan
Lena Horne - Stormy Weather

Connie Boswell - Washboard Blues

Monday, April 23, 2012

4.23.12 1930's Classics: Operatic Vocals, Swing, and Jazz

Leo Reisman & His Orchestra - vocals by Smith Ballew - Underneath the Harlem Moon

Jerry Freeman & His Orchestra - vocals by Frank Sylvano - Open Up the Cabin Door
Joe Rines & His Orchestra -Underneath the Harlem Moon
Blue Lyers (Ambrose) Vocals by Sam Browne

The Hart Sisters - A Sleepy Little Villlage
Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians & the Three Girlfriends - Untitled

The Boswell Sisters - Heebie Jeebies

Ralph Haines (Scrappy Lambert vocals) - In Springtime

Franklyn Baur - If You See Sally
Chester Gaylord - Out Where the Moonbeams Are Born
Johnny Marvin - Cryin for the Carolines

Belle Baker - My Sin

Jessica Dragonette - Shepherd of the Hills

Viriginia Rea - Giannina Mia
Deanna Durbin - Danny Boy 

Hildegarde - Isn't It A Lovely Day

Aileen Stanley & Billy Murray - Promise Me Everything Never Get Anything

Lucky Millinder & Mamie Smith - Untitled
Lucky Millinder & Edna Mae Harris

Art Kahn's Orchestra - Forty Second Street
Arden & Ohman with their Orchestra - I've Got Five Dollars
Don Bestor & his Orchestra - Beloved
Al Mitchell & His Orchestra - New Deal in Love
Ted Wallace & His Campus Boys - Bigger and Better Than Ever
Ray Nichols & His Orchestra - Black Coffee
Nat Finston & His Para mount Recording Orchestra - Three Cheers For Love Vocals by Lanny Ross

Jack Payne & His Orch. - Whistling in the Dark

Joe Taub & His Melodies - Who Walks In
Jack Hylton & His Orchestra - I Don't Know Why
Ray Noble & His Orchestra - Clouds (vocals by Al Bowly)

Monday, April 16, 2012

4.16.12 Rockabilly! Doo-a-dee-dee

Richard Rabbit Brown - James Alley Blues
Andrew Baxter - KC Blues
Allen Shaw - Moanin' the Blues
John Henry Barbee - Six Weeks Old Blues
John Lee Granderson - Bumble Bee

Leroy Williams - Uncle Sam Done Called
Lucious Curtis - High Lonesome Hill
Mose Andrews - Ten Pound Hammer
Oscar Woods - Lone Wolf Blues
Son House - Levee Camp Blues

Juke Boy Bonner - Rock With Me Baby
Lil Son Jackson - Gambler Blues
Saunders King - S.K. Blues Part 1
Jimmy Nelson - T-99 Blues

Sonny Burgess - We Wanna Boogie

Jack Earls - Slow Down

Roy Orbison and the Teen Kings - Go! Go! Go!
Luke McDaniel - Huh Babe

Tommy Lam - Speed Limit
Wes Holly - Shufflin' Shoes
Malcolm Yelvington - Rockin' With My Baby

Wes Holly - Shufflin' Shoes
Gene Simmons - Drinkin' Wine
Carl Perkins - Everybody's Tryin' to Be My Baby

Warren Smith - Ubangi Stomp

Ray Harris - Come on Little Mama
Magic Sam - 21 Days in Jail
Glen Barber - Atom Bomb

Edwin Bruce - Doll Baby
Harold Jenkins - Give Me Some Love

Billy Riley and his Little Green Men - Flying Saucer Rock and Roll
Tommy Blake - Flat Foot Sam
Hayden Thompson - Fairlane Rock

Johnny Carroll - Rock Baby, Rock it!

Monday, April 9, 2012

4.9.12 - Country

Blind Willie McTell - Old Time Religion
Jack O'Diamonds - Smiling Blues
Charlie 'Dad' Nelson - Red River Blues
Leadbelly - Shorty George
Ruby Paul - Last Farewell Blues
Lillian Miller - Dead Drunk Blues
Memphis Minnie - Outdoor Blues

Raymond Barrow - Walking Blues
Will Ezell - Old Mill Blues
Bertha Lee - Yellow Bee
Lonnie Clark - Down in Tennessee

Blind Willie Dunn, L. Johjnson - Hot Fingers
Blind Willie Dun, L. JOhnson - A Handful of Riffs
Work Ox Blues - Texas Alexander
Sylvester Weaver - I'm Busy and YOu Can't Come In
Blind Willie McTell - Georgia Rag
Freddie Spruell - Tom Cat Blues

Barefoot Bill - My Crime
John Byrd - Old Timbrook Blues
Bill Wilber - My Babe, My Babe
Edward Thompson - Showers of Rain
Memphis Jug Band - Cocaine Habit Blues
Sarah Martin & her Jug Band - I'm Gonna Be Lovin' Old Soul
Georgia Field Hands - Mary Don't You Weep

Woody Guthrie - Cocaine Blues
Kelly Harrell - Oh My Pretty Monkey

Uncle Dave Macon & his son Dorris -
Harry McClintock - Billy Venero
Hoyt Ming & his Pep Steppers - Monkey in the Dog
Burnett & Rutherford - All Night Long

Blind Alfred Reed - Old Fashioned Cottage
Nelstone's Hawaiians - Just Because

Jimmie Rodgers - IN the Jailhouse Now
Kathleen Parrow & Charles A Prince - Drigo Serenade
Frank Hutchison - Chevrolet Six

Monday, April 2, 2012

4.2.12 - Big Bands!

Hope you avoided annoying pranks yesterday!

Eddie Lang & Lonnie Johnson - Have to Change Keys to Play These Blues
Mississippi John Hurt - Ain't No Tellin
Blind Willie Johnson - Lord, I Just Can't Keep From Cryin'
Bo Cater - Pigmeat is What I Crave
Blind Willie McTell - Southern Can Is Mine
Ruby Glaze - Lonesome Day Blues
Lonnie Johnson - Low Down St. Louis Blues

Bertha Lee - Mind Reader Blues
Leroy Car - Stormy Night BluesBertha Henderson - That Lonesome Grave
Leadbelly - Fort Worth and Dallas Blues
Mack Rhinehart & Brownie Stubblefield  - If I Leave Here Running
Big Bill Broonzy - Spreadin' Snakes Blues

The Big Bands:

Big Bands gained popularity in the 20's. They combined jazz and swing with a full orchestra of about 25 musicians. Swing was very popular in the 30's and 40's, and the upbeat songs raised the morale of the public during World War II.

Glen Miller & his Orchestra - Little Brown Jug
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra - Stardust
Louis Jordan & his Tympani Five - Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby
Count Basie & his Orchestra - Jumpin' At the Woodside  
Woody Herman and His Orchestra - Golden Wedding
 Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra - Tea For Two
Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra - Amapola
Andrews Sisters - Bei Mir Bist Du Schon

Cab Calloway - Minnie the Moocher

Dinah Shore & Gordon Jenkins Orchestra - Be Careful of My Heart
Shep Fields & His New Music - Breathless (vocals: Ken Curtis)
Frankie Carle & His Orchestra - A Little On the Lonely Side

Helen Forrest and Dick Haymes - I'll Buy That Dream
Johnny Mercer - Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
Les Brown & his Orchestra - Sentimental Journey