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.
For those of you who were unable to tune in over the air or listen streaming online to the recent special 2 hour, live, 18th anniversary show, the plan was to record the show and post it so you could vicariously share in the fun. Unfortunately, due to operator error, no doubt on my part, the show didn’t record. However, all is not lost. I have recreated the anniversary show and it’s now available for streaming online and/or download. Because the show is over two hours in length, I’ve split it into two parts. In the first part of the show I pose a question to the audience and ask you to please let me know your opinion. You can leave a comment here on the website, on the Facebook page, or by 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: Avalon
Avalon – Billy Cotton and His Band
Segment 2: “18” Songs
18th Street Strut – Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra
In An Eighteenth Century Drawing Room – Raymond Scott Quintette
18th Street Strut – Five Musical Blackbirds
Between 18th And 19th On Chestnut Street – Bob Zurke and His Delta River Band / Sterling Bose, v.
18th Street Strut – Fats Waller (1926 Piano Roll)
Segment 3: Engineer Bruce
When Two Hearts Beat – Helge Lindberg’s Orchestra / Sonia Estelle, v.
Segment 4: “Banjo Ikey” Robinson
You’ve Had Your Way – Hokum Trio / “Banjo Ikey” Robinson, v.
Take Me Away From The River – Fletcher Henderson AHO / Ikey Robinson, v.
My Four Reasons – Banjo Ikey Robinson and His Bull Fiddle Band / Frankie “Half Pint” Jaxon, v.
Segment 5: Tom Cat
Tom Cat On The Keys – Bob Zurke and His Delta Rhythm Band
Tom Cat Rag – Light Crust Doughboys
Tom Cat Blues – Bob Clifford (Cliff Carlisle)
Tom Cat And Pussy Blues – Jimmie Davis
Segment 1: Stanley Kerwin Somerville
Pettin’ In The Park – Adrian Schubert’s Orchestra / Kerwin Somerville, v.
Sweet – Henry Lange Orchestra / Kerwin Somerville, v.
The Man That Comes Around – Tommy Tucker Time / Kerwin Somerville, v.
Segment 2: Down In Tennessee
Tentin’ Down In Tennessee – The Revelers
Chatanooga (Down In Tennessee) – Fletcher Henderson and His Sawin’ Six
Ten Little Fingers And Ten Little Tows (Down In Tennessee) – Julius Lenzberg’s Riverside Orchestra / Arthur Hall, v.
Money Bus-Ness (Down In Tennessee) – International Novelty Orchestra / Billy Murray, v.
Segment 3: University Lancers
University Lancers – Part 1 – International Novelty Orchestra
University Lancers – Part 2 – International Novelty Orchestra
Segment 4: Shake That Thing
Shake That Thing – Papa Charlie Jackson
It’s Tight Like That – Tampa Red and Georgia Tom
Selling That Stuff – The Hokum Boys
Segment 5: Songs Written in ’18 (Part 1)
Smiles – Carson Robison and His Deep River Orchestra / Annette Hanshaw, v.
I’m Sorry I Made You Cry – Red Nichols AHO / Tony Sacco, v.
Hindustan – Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra
Segment 6: Songs Written in ’18 (Part 2)
Dallas Blues – Isham Jones AHO
Everything Is Peaches Down In Georgia – Spike Hughes and His Decca-Dents
A Good Man Is Hard To Find – The Red Heads
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, or go directly via the following link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rapidly-rotating-records/id1166703514. If you use iTunes, please subscribe to the podcast and leave a rating and comment. THANK YOU!
We are proud and happy that Rapidly Rotating Records is part of Global Community Radio and are glad to be part of a new addition to the network, Troon Radio from Raleigh, North Carolina. Troon Radio can be heard online at TroonRadio.com. We’re also heard on WXDR, 99.1 FM in New Orleans, Louisiana, Saturday mornings at 7:00 AM (Central). WXDR, known on the air as Dolphin Radio, is the student station at Delgado Community College.
The Rapidly Rotating Records telephone request line is now OPEN! 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. The easy-to-remember number is 234-PLAY 78s or 234-752-9787.
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