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.
The violin is ranked as the most difficult musical instrument to play, with the harp, theatre pipe organ, French horn, and bagpipes close behind. But there’s one musical instrument that just about everyone can play, and in fact master, without lessons or practice. And we’ll celebrate that instrument in the second segment of the show. We’ll also double down with double segments of “double” songs. We’ll celebrate the birthday of James P. Johnson and have a howling good time!
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Double Double – Part 1
When We Are M A Double R I E D – Bob Roberts
I Double Dare You – Freddie Gardner and His Swing Orchestra
Double Crossin’ Papa – James P. Johnson’s Hep Cats / Rosetta Crawford, v.
Darts And Doubles – Patricia Rossborough
Segment 2: National Kazoo Day
When Erastus Play His Old Kazoo – Herman Kenin’s Garden Dancing Palace Orchestra
Kazoo Moan – Washboard Serenaders / Walton McKinney, v.
Buck-Town Blues – Blind Blake And His Kazoo Band
Segment 3: Howling
Wolves Howling – Stripling Brothers
It’s My Night To Howl – California Ramblers / Eddie Lloyd (Ed Kirkeby), v.
Howling Tom Cat Blues – Bo Carter
Segment 4: James P. Johnson
Mournful Tho’ts – Jimmy Johnson Orchestra
Sweet Mistreater – Bessie Smith, Accompanied by James P. Johnson
Everybody’s Doing The Charleston Now – Original Indiana Five
Segment 5: Double Double – Part 2
Double Check Stomp – Duke Ellington and His Cotton Club Orchestra
Double Trouble – Ozzie Nelson AHO / Ozzie Nelson, v.
Under The Double Eagle – Milton Brown and His Brownies
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