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.
On this evening’s show, we’ve got rapidly rotating records about eskimos, elevators, pheasants, weddings, honeymoons and even even-toed ungulates, eh…camels…yes, camels. We’ll also celebrate some birthdays and listen to this past week in recording history.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Weddings
I’m very proud and happy that today is my 35th wedding anniversary. Now there aren’t a lot of vintage songs about anniversaries, but there are plenty about weddings and marriage, so for my lovely wife Rita, for putting up with me for better than a third of a century, is a set of rapidly rotating records about weddings, beginning with the Rhythmic Eight.
What A Wonderful Wedding That Will Be – Rhythmic Eight / Maurice Elwin, v.
Wedding of the Birds – Paul’s Novelty Orchestra / Frank Luther, v.
I’ll Dance At Your Wedding – Fats Waller and His Rhythm / Fats Waller, v.
The Wedding In The Ark – Six Jumping Jacks / Tom Stacks, v.
Segment 2: Honeymoon
Now what usually follows a wedding is a honeymoon, so here’s a set of rapidly rotating records about honeymoons
Sky High Honeymoon – Harry Roy AHO / Harry Roy, v.
Honeymoon Hotel – Leo Reisman AHO / Frank Luther, v.
Honeymoon Home – Art Hickman’s Orchestra
Shanghai Moneymoon – Wisconsin Roof Orch. / Henry “Bubbles” Reber, v
Segment 3: Couldn’t
We try to be upbeat and positive on this show, and have a “can-do” attitude, but here’s a set of rapidly rotating records about some people who just couldn’t do some things.
Bessie Couldn’t Help It – Rube Bloom and His Bayou Boys / Roy Evans, v.
Charleston Chasers 2I Couldn’t Help It – Billy Merrin and His Commanders / Billy Merrin, v.
I Couldn’t Get To It (In Time) – Harold Ortli and His Ohio State Collegians / Clarence Buck, v.
I Couldn’t If I Wanted To (Wouldn’t If I Could) – Irving Mills and His Hotsy Totsy Gang / Irving Mills, v.
Segment 4: Elevators and Pheasants
Elevators and Pheasants?! Well, sometimes I’ll have what sounds like an interesting topic, and just not be able to find enough records to make a whole segment out of it. That happened a couple of times this week, so for this segment, I’ve combined two topics.
If You Believe In Me – Austin Wylie’s Golden Pheasant Orchestra
Call Of The South – Walt Anderson and His Golden Pheasant Hoodlums / Charles Forsyth & James Kelley, v.
Dan The Elevator Man – Six Jumping Jacks / Tom Stacks, v.
Elevator Papa, Switchboard Mama – Butterbeans and Susie
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