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.
Christmas being not just a day but a season, I had it all planned out to continue the season with a new show consisting of songs having to do with merriment, jollity, happiness, joy and cheer. But alas, Mother Nature had other plans, namely, that I should come down with a severe cold the day after Christmas which has kept me literally flat on my back and without solid food until today. So, this week’s show is a reprise of the show from New Year’s Eve 2007. For many of you it will be new, and even if you heard it all those 11 years ago, it holds up and is worth hearing again. Around this time of the year, a number of composers and artists don’te get featured so that we can present vintage Christmas music. So this week we’ll be celebrating the birthdays of Oscar Levant, Kid Ory, Ted FioRito, Nat Shilkret and Cab Calloway. 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. Best wishes for a safe. healthy, happy and exceptionally prosperous New Year.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Oscar Levant
Keep Sweeping The Cobwebs Off The Moon – Earl Randolph’s Orchestra (Sam Lanin) / Scrappy Lambert, v.
If You Want The Rainbow (You Must Have The Rain) – Annette Hanshaw and Her Novelty Orchestra / Annette Hanshaw, v.
Lovable And Sweet – Rhythmic Eight / Maurice Elwin, v.
Segment 2: Kid Ory
Ory’sd Creole Trombone – Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five
Society Blues 0 Ory’s Sunshine Orchestra (Spikes Seven Pods Of Pepper Orchestra)
Muskrat Ramble – Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five
Segment 3: Nat Shilkret
Nothin’ – Nat Shilkret AHO / Gene Austin, v.
You Can’t Take Away Things That Were Made For Love – Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra
There’s Everything Nice About You – Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra
Segment 4: Ted FioRito
Hangin’ On The Garden Gate – Ted FioRito’s Orchestra / The Mariners, v.
A Smile Will Go A Long, Long Way – Dan Russo-Ted FioRito’s Oriole Orchestra
Nothing Else To Do But Sit Around – Russo-FioRito Oriole Orchestra
Segment 5: Can Calloway
Jitterbug – Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra
You Dog – Cab Calloway AHO
The Scat Song – Cab Calloway AHO
Auld Lang Syne – Frank C. Stanley
THANKS FOR LISTENING and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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