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.
Last week I mentioned that on Saturday, May 20, the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles will host the 15th annual Avalon Ball in the Catalina Casino Ballroom. But that’s not the only big event going on that week-end. If you can’t get to the island, get yourself to Culver City for the Jolson Festival, sponsored by the International Al Jolson Society. Complete information is on the Society’s website at www.jolson.org. And in honor of the Jolson Festival, the third segment of this week’s show is devoted to Al Jolson. We’re also going to spend some time in the kitchen, do some weeping, and celebrate Douglas Furber’s birthday and Mother’s Day. Several records on this week’s show are making their RRR debut, so let us know which is your favorite.
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: Weeping
Why Should I Weep About One Sweetie – Brooke Johns Orchestra / Brooke Johns, v.
Weepin’ The Blues – Isham Jones Orchestra
Willie The Weeper – Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven
Weep No More, My Baby – Ray Noble AHO / Al Bowlly, v.
Segment 2: In The Kitchen
Devil’s Kitchen – Vic Berton AHO
Kitchen Man – Bessie Smith
The Old Kitchen Kettle (Keeps Singing A Song) – Ted Weems Orchestra / Parker Gibbs & Trio, v.
Segment 3: Jolson Festival
You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet – Charles Prince Orchestra / Al Jolson, v.
Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night? – Al Jolson
Avalon – Al Jolson
Segment 4: Douglas Furber
Three Wishes – Ray Noble AHO / Al Bowlly, v.
That’s Where The South Begins – Orpheus Dance Band / Maurice Elwin, v.
Let Me Give My Happiness To You – Ted Weems AHO / Elmo Tanner, v.
Segment 5: Mother’s Day
Your Mother And Mine – The Dorsey Brothers’ Orchestra / Unidentified, v.
My Mother’s Eyes – The Connecticut Collegians from the Edgewater Inn, Greenwich, Connecticut /
Cavan O’Connor, v.
Baby Your Mother – Sam Lanin’s Dance Orchestra / Allan Reid (Leroy Montesanto), v.
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