Welcome to Glenn Robison’s 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.
Because there isn’t nearly enough happiness, sunshine or rhythm in the world these days, we’re going to spread some around. We’ll take a musical trip to New Jersey to celebrate admission of “The Garden State” to the Union. We’ll also hear about some “Tillies” and fulfill a request. Believe it or not!
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Spread It Around
Spread A Little Happiness – Arthur Roseberry and His Ket-Kat Dance Band / Len Lees, v.
I Want To Spread A Little Sunshine – Jack Norworth, v.
Spreadin’ Rhythm Around – Fats Waller and His Rhythm / Fats Waller, v.
Segment 2: New Jersey Statehood
My Old New Jersey Home – Billy Murray
Back In Hackensack, New Jersey – Benson Orchestra of Chicago / Frank Sullivano, v.
Jersey Walk – Johnny Marvin
Segment 3: Believe It Or Not
Believe It Or Not – Rudy Vallee
I Don’t Believe It, But Say It Again – The Vanderbilt Orchestra (Harry Archer / Frankyn Baur, v.
I Won’t Believe It (Till I Hear It From You) – Fats Waller and His Rhythm / Fats Waller, v.
I Can’t Believe It’s True – Isham Jones AHO / Eddie Stone, v.
Segment 4: Tillie
Tillie Titwillow – Al Jolson
Whoa, Tillie! Take Your Time – The Virginians
Shout ‘Em, Aunt Tillie – Duke Ellington
Pump Tillie – Jimmy Blythe’s Sinful Five / Viola Bartlett, scat vocal
Segment 5: Requests
The Moon Is Grinning At Me – Ben Pollack AHO / Ben Pollack, v.
Nothing’s Blue But The Sky – Kay Kyser AHO / Virginia Simms, v.
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