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.
I’m happy to announce that we are now using new software to create the Rapidly Rotating Records podcast which makes posting new episodes of the show to iTunes much easier. This means a small change in the appearance of the website, but with a new online player with added features. In the past, you had to click on a link to listen to the show. Now the new player appears at the bottom of the playlist and there’s a new “Download” button right on the face of the player so you can download the show without a “right-click.” I hope you find the change to be an improvement and I welcome your feedback.
Watch for a couple of other special announcements in the next few days about the show.
As for this week’s show, we’re going to celebrate the birthdays of Ernest L. Stevens and Ben Black. We’re also going to have a tea party, take a musical trip to Alabama and try to get inside your head!
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.
Enjoy the show!
Segment 1: Ernest L. Stevens
Keep On Building Castles In The Air – Ernest L. Stevens Trio
Little Butterfly – Ernest L. Stevens Dance Orchestra
Hot Lips – Ernest L. Stevens Trio
Segment 2: Ben Black
I Love You California – Ben Black AHO
Moonlight And Roses – Ray Miller AHO / The Radio Franks, v.
Waiting For The Springtime – Ben Black AHO / Lewis James, v.
Segment 3: Tea Time
Tea For Two – Marion Harris
Tea Time – Joe Venuti’s Blue Four
Segment 4: Alabama
Alabama Stomp – Dixie Stompers (Fletcher Henderson)
Alabama Skedaddle – William Mitcham
Alabamy Bound – Isham Jones AHO
Segment 5: Heads Up!
Heads Up! – Casino Jazzers (Fred Hall) / Irving Kaufman, v.
Silver Head – Polla’s Clover Garden Orchestra / Vernon Dalhart, v.
Head Over Heels – Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra
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We are proud and happy that Rapidly Rotating Records is part of Global Community Radio and are glad to be part of a new addition to the network, Troon Radio from Raleigh, North Carolina. Troon Radio can be heard online at TroonRadio.com. We’re also heard on WXDR, 99.1 FM in New Orleans, Louisiana, Saturday mornings at 7:00 AM (Central). WXDR, known on the air as Dolphin Radio, is the student station at Delgado Community College.
The Rapidly Rotating Records telephone request line is now OPEN! In addition to sending cards or letters, sending email, or posting to the the show’s website or facebook page, you can now call in to request a particular artist, song or topic segment, leave feedback about the show, or ask questions or comment about the music. Of course, I’d be happy if you just call in to say “Hi!” and let me know you’re out there listening. The easy-to-remember number is 234-PLAY 78s or 234-752-9787.
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