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.
The first line of the song “Me And My Shadow” starts with “Me and my shadow / strolling down the avenue.” But the lyric never reveals the avenue being strolled down. So we’re going to present some possibilities. And because there are so many famous avenues in New York City, there’s a separate segment for New York avenues. We’ll also celebrate the vernal equinox and the birthdays of Paul Specht and Mort Dixon. There are at least a couple of records making their RRR debut. If you enjoy the show, please let us know by leaving a comment on the website or the Facebook page or sending an email to Glenn@RapidlyRotatingRecords.com. And remember, your requests and topic segments are always welcome. As always, just click on the link below to instantly listen streaming online and/or download the show.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Strolling Down The Avenue
Blue Sky Avenue – Ted Weems AHO / Red Ingle, v.
Dream Avenue – Jack Denny and His Mount Royal Hotel Orchestra / Scrappy Lambert, v.
Compton Avenue Blues – Benny Washington’s Six Aces
Segment 2: Mort Dixon
(I’m In Love With You) That’s Why – The Royal Troubadours / The Tremaine Brothers, v.
There’s A Ring Around My Rainbow – Ted Lewis and His Band / Ted Lewis, v.
I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover – Nick Lucas
Segment 3: New York Avenues
Lenox Avenue Blues – Fats Waller (Organ Solo)
Park Avenue Fantasy – Paul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra
The Lady From Fifth Avenue – Woody Herman AHO / Woody Herman, v.
Lenox Avenue Shuffle – Texas Blues Destroyers
Segment 4: Vernal Equinox
Melody In Spring – Lew Stone and His Band / Al Bowlly, v.
Spring Is Here Again – Marion Harris
Echoes Of Spring – Willie “The Lion” Smith
Segment 5: Paul Specht
Bye-Bye Baby – Paul Specht AHO / Harold “Red” Saliers, v.
Whoopee! – Paul Specht AHO / Johnny Morris, v.
I’m Knee Deep In Daisies – Paul Specht AHO / Lewis James, v.
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