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 week’s edition of Rapidly Rotating Records is even more eclectic than usual. We’re going to take a musical trip to Trinidad, hear from some “happy” bands, celebrate the birthday of “The Wizard of the Strings,” (that would be Roy Smeck), we’ll go out into the woods and give you some peace and quiet. And a fair number of this week’s records are being heard on the show for the first time.
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!
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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:
Segment 1: Wooden records!
The Woodpecker Song – Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye / Jimmy Brown, v.
Driftwood – George Olsen and His Music / Bob Borger, v.
At The Woodchopper’s Ball – Woody Herman AHO
Nights In The Woods – David H. Silverman Orchestra
Segment 2: Calypso
Trinidad – Lovey’s Original Trinidad String Band
Johnnie Take My Wife – Wilmoth Houdini and His Caribbean Orchestra
Don’t Le’ Me Mother Know – Keskidee Trio
Segment 3: “Happy” Bands
Happy Pal Stomp – Roy Johnson’s Happy Pals
Get Happy – Happy-Rose Orchestra / Unidentified Vocal Trio
Solid Ground – Happy Halmes
Segment 4: Roy Smeck
Indiana March – Roy Smeck’s Tropical Serenaders
There’s Nothing Else To Do – Roy Smeck Trio
Cheerful Little Earful – Roy Smeck’s Novelty Orchestra / Irving Kaufman, v.
Segment 5: Peace and Quiet
Sundown In Peaceful Valley – George Hall and His Hotel Taft Orchestra / Johnny McKeever, v.
Just A Quiet Evening – Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm / Bob Goday, v.
Peaceful Valley – Paul Whiteman AHO
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