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Rapidly Rotating Records Show – December 4, 2016

This week it’s a SPECIAL EDITION of RRR as we welcome Barbara Effros as a guest on the show. As many of you will know, Barbara is the granddaughter of jazz trumpeter and composer Bob Effros and tonight’s entire show is a celebration of Bob’s birthday, which is this coming Tuesday, December 6. Barbara shares some interesting details about the life and career of the man she affectionately calls “Grandpa Bob.” And, we’ll actually hear from Grandpa Bob himself through a recording of a 1979 interview. And of course, there’ll lots of great toe-tapping music.

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We’re also proud and happy to now be rebroadcast over Global Community Radio! We’re on GCR’s music channel GRC-2 and can be heard on the University of Wisconsin’s station WRST-FM 90.3 in Oshkosh at www.wrst.org Saturday mornings at 8 AM (Eastern).  Wwe’re also now heard on WXDR, 98.9, in New Orleans, Louisiana. WXDR, known on the air as Dolphin Radio, is the student station at Delgado Community College at 7:00 AM (Central). You can find out more about Global Community Radio at globalcommunityradio.blogspot.com.

As always, just click on the link below to instantly listen streaming online and/or download the show. A number of records are making their RRR debut and your comments, topic suggestions and requests are always welcome. Let us know what your favorite record is by posting a comment to the website or to our Facebook page.

Enjoy the show!

Here’s the complete playlist:

Segment 1: St. Louis Blues

St. Louis Blues – Broadway Broadcasters

Segment 2: Vincent Lopez

A Cup Of Coffee, A Sandwich And You – Vincent Lopez and His Casa Lopez Orchestra

Segment 3: Annette Hanshaw

You’re The Cream In My Coffee – Annette Hanshaw

Segment 4: Bob Effros, Composer

Why Don’t You Get Lost – Chick Bullock and His Levee Loungers / Chick Bullock, v.
Cornfed – Red Nichols and His Five Pennies
Tine Ear – Bob Effros, Trumpet Solo with Arthur Schutt, Piano
Tine Ear – Jan Garber AHO

Segment 5: The Boswell Sisters

Sing A Little Jingle – The Boswell Sisters

Segment 6: Ethel Waters

True Blue Lou – Ethel Waters

Segment 7: Mae Questel & Cab Calloway

Minnie The Moocher Cartoon Soundtrack (Excerpt)

Segment 8: Sweet And Hot

Sweet And Hot – Bob Effros, Trumpet Solo with Frank Signorelli, Piano

Segment 9: Ben Selvin

Smile, Darn Ya, Smile – Ben Selvin AHO / The Sunshine Boys, v.


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