Welcome to Rapidly Rotating Records, bringing you vintage music to which you can’t *not* tap your toes, from rapidly rotating 78 RPM records of the 1920s and’30s.
Last week-end we had the great pleasure to attend the 30th annual West Coast Ragtime Festival in Sacramento, California. Three solid days of six tracks of ragtime and early music and dance from 9AM to the wee hours! It was exhausting, but exhilirating and we enjoyed seeing and hearing old friends and making new ones. So to commemmorate the West Coast Ragtime Festival, this week’s brand new edition of Rapidly Rotating Records has but one topic: rags, all rags and nothing but rags! But it’s not just an hour of Scott Joplin piano rags as there’s a great mix of composers, artists and instruments. And, there are several 78RPM records making their Rapidly Rotating Records debut on tonight’s show.
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We’re also proud and happy to now be rebroadcast over Global Community Radio! We’re on GCR’s music channel GRC-2 and can be heard on the University of Wisconsin’s station WRST-FM 90.3 in Oshkosh at www.wrst.org Saturday mornings at 8 AM (Eastern). Wwe’re also now heard on WXDR, 98.9, in New Orleans, Louisiana. WXDR, known on the air as Dolphin Radio, is the student station at Delgado Community College at 7:00 AM (Central). You can find out more about Global Community Radio at globalcommunityradio.blogspot.com.
As always, just click on the link below to instantly listen streaming online and/or download the show. A number of records are making their RRR debut and your comments, topic suggestions and requests are always welcome. Let us know what your favorite record is by posting a comment to the website or to our Facebook page.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Junk Man Rag – Fred Van Eps
Bugle Call Rag – Reginald Dixon at the Blackpool Tower Wurlitzer
Sporting House Rag – Jelly Roll Morton
Tiger Rag – Louis Armstrong AHO
Laughing Rag – Roy Smeck
12th Street Rag – Lionel Hampton AHO
Tom Cat Rag – Light Crust Doughboys
Manhattan Rag – Irving Mills and His Hotsy Totsy Gang
Panther Rag – Earl Hines
Kater Street Rag – Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra
Music Hall Rag – Benny Goodman AHO
Calico Rag – Frank E. Banta, Piano; Howard Kopp, Drums
Rag, Rag, Rag – Gene Greene
That Futuristic Rag – Rube Bloom
That Maonin’ Saxophone Rag – Six Brown Brothers
Operatic Rag – Joseph Moskowitz
Maple Leaf Rag – Victor Arden and Phil Ohman
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