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’ll play some once and twice songs, celebrate the birthdays of Fletcher Henderson and Andy Razaf, and play some songs about that “thing”.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Once
Once In A Lifetime – Johnny Johnson and His Statler Pennsylvanians / Franklyn Baur, v.
Every Once In A While – Richard Himber and His Ritz Carlton Orchestra / Stuart Allen, v.
Because Of Once Upon A Time – Hal Davis AHO (Sid Peltyn) Dick Robertson, v.
Just Once For All Time – Sydney Kyte and His Piccadilly Hotel Band / The Three Ginx, v.
Segment 2: Twice
Better Think Twice – Harry Roy AHO / Harry Roy, v.
Once Or Twice – Junie Cobb and His Grains of Corn
You’re Twice As Nice As The Girl In My Dreams – Ray Noble New Mayfair DO/Al Bowlly, v.
Segment 3: That Thing
Boot That Thing – Junie Cobb
I’m Wild About That Thing – Bessie Smith
Sock That Thing – Dixie-Land Thumpers
Segment 4: Fletcher Henderson
December 18 marks the birth of Fletcher Henderson. He earned a degree in chemistry, then in 1922 went on to lead his first band in New York before starting composing and arranging. Fletcher Henderson died in New York on December 29, 1952.
Hocus Pocus – Fletcher Henderson AHO
Snag It – Dixie Stompers
Do That Thing – Fletcher Henderson and His Club Alabam Orchestra / Rosa Henderson, v
Segment 5: Andy Razaf
December 16 marked the birth in 1895 of Andreamanantena Paul Razafinkerefo. You know him better as lyricist Andy Razaf. He wrote or co-wrote over 800 songs, before his death from cancer in North Hollywood, California on February 3, 1973.
Strange As It Seems – Isham Jones AHO / Scrappy Lambert, v.
Nobody But My Baby (Is Getting My Love) – The University Six / Hal White, v.
Concentratin’ – California Ramblers / Elmer Feldkamp, v.
Extra – time for just one more:
Send Me To The ‘Lectric Chair – Bessie Smith
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