Welcome to "Rapidly Rotating Records", Glenn Robison's weekly, one-hour radio program of "toe-tapping music from rapidly rotating 78 RPM records of the 1920s and 30s", broadcast Sunday evenings at 6:00 PM over KISL FM 88.7 Avalon.
On this week's brand new edition of the show, we'll visit some neighbors, go down to the river, have a great big helping of corn (the vegetable, not musical corn!) and celebrate the birthdays of Vera Guilaroff and B. A> Rolfe. Be advised that the recording of "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World," which starts off the segment on Vera Guilaroff is in very poor condition and was poorly recorded, as was the case with most of Vera's early records. The Vera Guilaroff segment was a request and I had few records to choose from, but she is an important figure in vintage music and deserves to be acknowledged. As always, simply click on the link below to instantly listen streaming online and/or download. And of course, your comments, requests and topic suggestions are always welcome. Enjoy the show!
Here's the complete playlist:
In The Neighborhood of Heaven – Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians / Carmen Lombardo, v.
Neighbors – Isham Jones AHO / Eddie Stone, v.
Love Thy Neighbor – Richard Himber and His Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra / Joey Nash, v.
TOPIC: Vera Guilaroff
I'm Sitting On Top Of The World – Very Guilaroff
Film Hits Medley, Parts 1 and 2 – Vera Guilaroff
TOPIC: Candy Corn
Corn On The Cob – Frank Banta and Cliff Hess Accompanied by Ben Selvin's Orchestra
Just A Shade Of Corn – McKinney's Cotton Pickers / Dave Wilborn, v.
Swingin' In The Corn – Ted Weems AHO / Red Ingle, v.
TOPIC: Ready for More River?
Ol' Man River – Don Voorhees AHO / Wilfred Glenn, v.
Red River Bottom Blues – Ben Norsingle
Rollin' DOwn The River – Sam Lanin's Famous Players and Singers
The River And Me – Duke Ellington and His Cotton Club Orchestra / Chick Bullock, v.
TOPIC: B. A. Rolfe
Spanish Doll – B. A. Rolfe and His Palais D'Or Orchestra
Hello! Sweetie – B. A. Rolfe and His Lucky Strike Orchestra / Unidentified Vocal Trio
You Took Advantage Of Me – B. A. Rolfe and His Palais D'Or Orchestra / The Rollickers and Mrs. Hall, v.
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Rapidly Rotating Records is now in the lineup of YesterYear Radio at WYYR.com. RRR is heard each Tuesday evening at 10 Eastern / 7 Pacific following David Miller's "Swinging Down the Lane." Click in to WYYR.com for some great big band programming.