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, in addition to “this week in recording history”, we’ll celebrate the birthdays of Roger Wolfe Kahn, Annette Hanshaw, Esther Walker and Jelly Roll Morton.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Roger Wolfe Kahn
How many instruments can you play? Born on 19 October 1907 in Morristown, New Jersey the bandleader and composer Roger Wolfe Kahn could play over a dozen instruments!
Song Of The Flame – RWKAHO
Lucky Boy – RWKAH Hotel Biltmore Orchestra
You’re The Only One For Me / Scrappy Lambert, v.
Segment 2: Annette Hanshaw
This singer had over half a dozen pseudonyms – “The Personality Girl” Annette Hanshaw was born 18 October 1901.
Ain’t He Sweet – Annette Hanshaw
Yes Indeedy (He Do) – Annette Hanshaw
Sing A Little Low-Down Tune – Annette Hanshaw
Segment 3: “Jelly Roll” Morton
October 20 marked the birth in 1890 in New Orleans of pianist Ferdinand Joseph Morton, better known as “Jelly Roll” Morton, of Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers.
Dr. Jazz Stomp – JRMAHRHP / Jelly Roll Morton, v.
Boogaboo – JRMAHRHP
Little Lawrence – JRMAHRHP
Segment 4: Esther Walker
Born Esther Thomas on 18 October 1984 in Louisville, Kentucky, she grew up to become the singer you know as Esther Walker.
I Love My Baby (My Baby Loves Me) – Esther Walker, Rube Bloom, Piano
Sahara – Esther Walker
Brighten My Days – Esther Walker
Segment 5: This Week in Recording History
What’ll You Do – Isham Jones AHO / Eddie Thomas, v.
St. Louis Blues – Cliff Edwards with the Eaton Boys
Dance Your Blues Away – Billy Merrin and His Commanders / Ken Crossley, v.
Blossoms That Bloom in the Moonlight – Nat Shilkret AHO
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