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 celebrate the birthdays of Con Conrad, Sammy Fain, Alf Pearson and Louis Alter, and take a musical trip to Arkansas.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Con Conrad
June 18 marked the birth in 1891 in New York City of Conrad K. Dober. You may know him better as composer Con Conrad.
Breakaway – Lou Gold AHO / Robert Wood, v.
Honey I’m In Love With You – The Goofus Five
Miami – George Olsen and His Music / Fran Frey, Bob Rice, Jack Fulton, v.
Segment 2: Alf Pearson
Still with much to sing about, on June 15 British singer of the 1920s, Alf Pearson celebrated his 101st birthday.
When You’re Smiling – Bob and Alf Pearson
Careless Hands – Bob and Alf Pearson
Seven Veils – Bob and Alf Pearson
Segment 3: Sammy Fain
June 17 marked the birth in 1902 of Samuel Feinberg. You may know him better as
the Oscar-winning musician and composer Sammy Fain.
I’ve Got “it”, But It Don’t Do Me No Good – Harry Roy and His New Lyricals / Harry Roy and Bill Currie, v.
Mia Cara – Leo Reisman AHO / Lew Conrad
I Still Believe In You – Fred Rich ah Hotel astor Orch / Sammy Fain & Artie Dinn
Segment 4: Arkansas
June 15 in 1836, Arkansas joined the union as the 25th State of the United States of America.
Arkansas Blues – The Goofus Five
I Want To See A Little More Of What I Saw In Arkansas – Fletcher Henderson AHO
Arkansas Mule – Charley Straight’s Rendezvous Orchestra
Birmingham Breakdown – Arkansas Travelers (Red Nichols & Miff Mole)
Segment 5: Louis Alter
June 18 marked the birth in 1902 in Haverhill, Massachussetts, of composer, arranger and pianist Louis Alter.
Come Up And See Me Sometime – Ramona Davies
Overnight – The High Hatters / Johnny Marvin, v.
Strut Your Jones – Original Dixie Rag Pickers
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