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.
Welcome to Rapidly Rotating Records, bringing you vintage music to which you can’t *not* tap your toes, from rapidly rotating 78RPM records of the 1920s and’30s.
This will be the last brand new edition of Rapidly Rotating Records for at least a couple of weeks. Tomorrow morning I report to the hospital to trade in my old, decrepit right hip for a brand new, shiny bionic hip. I’m told I won’t be climbing stairs for a couple of weeks and unfortunately, the studio is upstairs, so until I’m bounding up and down, we’ll reach into the vault for some previous shows. They’ll be new to many of you, however. And even if you’ve h eard them before, it will have been a while and they’re worth another listen. So with thanks and best wishes to my surgeon, her staff and the nurses and staff of San Antonion Regional Hospital, this week’s is not “Orthophonic,” but “orthopedic” with rapidly rotating records about hips, knees, bones, skeletons, fingers, feet and joints.
RRR is also available as a podcast on iTunes. Simply enter Rapidly Rotating Records in the iTunes search box and a link to the show will appear. Our iTunes ID has changed, and is now https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rapidly-rotating-records/id1166703514. Unfortunately, with the change, we lost all of the comments and ratings for the podcast. If you use iTunes, please subscribe to the podcast and leave a rating and comment. THANK YOU!
The Rapidly Rotating Records telephone request line is waiting for your call! In addition to sending cards or letters, sending email, or posting to the the show’s website or facebook page, you can now call in to request a particular artist, song or topic segment, leave feedback about the show, or ask questions or comment about the music. Of course, I’d be happy if you just call in to say “Hi!” and let me know you’re out there listening. Listen to the show for the easy-to-remember number.
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:
Segment 1: Hip, Hip, Hooray
The Joint Is Jumpin’ – Fats Waller and His Rhythm / Fats Waller, v.
Hip Shakin’ Strut – Hokum Boys and Jane Lucas
Shake Your Hips – Jack Teagarden Orchestra
Snake Hip Dance – The Harlem Footwarmers (Duke Ellington)
Snakes Hips – The Cotton Pickers
Segment 2: Knees
Bees Knees – Russo & FioRito’s Oriole Orchestra
Get Up Off Your Knees – Ethel Waters
I’m Knee Deep In Daisies (And Head Over Heels In Love) – Bill Foley’s Keystone Serenaders
Segment 3: Bones
Shake Yo’ Bones – Nate Leslie AHO
Lazybones – Joseph RObichaux and His New Orleans Rhythm Boys / Alfred Gushard & Walter Williams, v.
‘Tain’t No Sin (To Dance Around In Your Bones) – Ben Selvin AHO / Unidentified, v.
Segment 4: Skeletons
Skeleton Jangle – Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Skeleton Rag – American Quartet
The Skeleton In The Closet – Putney Dandridge AHO
Segment 5: Extremities
Your Feets Too Big – The Ink Spots
Finger Buster – Willie “The Lion” Smith (Piano Solo)
Fractious Fingering – Fats Waller and His Rhythm / Fats Waller, v.
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