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 thing you’ll notice about this week’s show is that we’re back–permanently–to Red Nichols’ February 1928 recording of “Avalon” as our theme song. Although there was some support for Billy Cotton’s version, the overwhelming opinion of listeners, probably due to tradition, was to stick with Red and the Five Pennies. After all, his record has been used as the theme song for the show for all but the first few months of our 18 years on the air. Thanks to all who voiced their opinion and I hope this won’t deter you from listening. As for the rest of this week’s show, were going to do some jumping, celebrate the birthday of Walter Blaufuss, learn a new word, deal with some snakes and get admitted to the bar. 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: Jump Start
Jumping Jack – Varsity Four
Mexican Jumping Bean – Raymond Scott and His New Orchestra
Segment 2: Walter Blaufuss
Your Eyes Have Told Me So – Jan Garber AHO
My Heart Will Tell Me So – Lewis James
My Isle Of Golden Dreams – Bing Crosby
Daisy Days – Ben Selvin’s Orchestra
Segment 3: Great Snakes!
The Snake Charmer – Freddy Gardner and His Swing Orchestra
Snake Rag – King Oliver’s Jazz Band
Snake Doctor Blues – Jelly Jaw Short
Segment 4: Footle
Just Another Day Wasted Away – Abe Lyman’s California Ambassador Hotel Orchestra / Frank Sylvano, v.
Am I Wasting My Time? – The Cavaliers (Ben Selvin) / Franklyn Baur, v.
Wasted Life Blues – Bessie Smith
Segment 5: Belly Up to the Bar
The Guy At The End Of The Bar – Billy Murray
The Face On The Barroom Floor – Tiny Hill AHO / Tiny Hill, v.
The Gambling Bar Room Blues – Jimmie Rodgers
Barstool Cowboy From Old Barstow – Spike Jones and His City Slickers / Del Porter, v.
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