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.
On this week’s very special edition of Rapidly Rotating Records, we celebrate just one birthday, that of trumpeter and composer Bob Effros, and to help celebrate, joining us is Bob’s granddaughter, Barbara Effros. She affectionately refers to her grandfather as “GBE” for Grandpa Bob Effros, or simply “Grandpa Bob.” You hear him a lot on the show, but generally as a side man without being mentioned. He’s heard in most of the records played this week, and we’ll also play a couple more of Bob’s own compositions. Barbara also joined us last December, and that show is available on the RRR website in the December 2016 archive, or by clicking here. As usual, there are at least a couple of records making their RRR debut. If you enjoy the show, please let us know by leaving a comment on the website or the Facebook page or sending an email. 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:
Each of the records below is introduced individually with added commentary by Barbara Effros.
Brother Can You Spare A Dime – Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees / Rudy Vallee, v.
Cheer Up! – Phil Spitalny’s Music / Eddie Cantor, v.
Happy Days Are Here Again – Ben Selvin AHO / The Crooners, v.
Doin’ The Raccoon – Ben Selvin AHO / Ben Selvin, v.
I Found A Million Dollar Baby – Bing Crosby
Fire! (An Alarming Novelty) – Earl Oliver’s Jazz Babies (Harry Reser) / Tom Howard (Tom Stacks), v.
Creole Rag (Reg) – Phil Napoleon and His Memphis Five
The Mem’ry Of This Dance – Donna (Wood) and Her Don Juans (Horace Heidt AHO) / Larry Cotton, v.
My Love Parade – Majestic Dance Orchestra
Gimme A Little Kiss, Will Ya? Huh? – Whispering Jack Smith, v.
Sunny Side Up – Ben Selvin AHO / Smith Ballew, v.
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