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 have quite a melange of music, as we celebrate National Train Day, Mother’s Day, and the birthdays of Billy Cotton and Bing Crosby, and remember Claude Choules.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Bing Crosby
May 3, marked the birth in Tacoma, Washington in 1903 of Harry Lillis Crosby, better known as “Bing”.
If I Had You – Sam Lanin AHO / Bing Crosby, v.
Paradise – Victor Young AHO / Bing Crosby, v.
Lovable – Paul Whiteman AHO / Bing Crosby, v.
Segment 2: Billy Cotton
May 6 marked the birth in 1899 in London of race car driver, pilot, athlete, yachtsman and for more than 25 years leader of one of the most popular bands in Britain, William Edward Cotton, better known as Billy Cotton.
Sunny Skies – Billy Cotton’s London Savannah Band / Sid Buckman & Joe Ferrie
Mammy Bong – Billy Cotton and His Band / Alan Breeze & Chorus, v.
Remember Me? – Billy Cotton and His Band
Segment 3: World War 1
Claude Choules, last veteran of “The Great War”, died last week at age 110 and 2 days. In 1916, he lied about his age and joined the Royal Navy to serve in World War I. Listener Rich in Illinois suggested some songs from the era in remembrance of Claude.
I Want To Be A Soldier Like My Dad – Robert Lewis, v.
I Didn’t Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier – Morton Harvey
When You Come Back – Raymond Dixon and Orpheus Quartet
The Boys Who Won’t Come Home – Henry Burr
Segment 4: Trains
Who doesn’t love trains? As May 7 was National Train Day we’ll need a set of rapidly rotating records about trains.
Train 45 – G. B. Grayson and Henry Whitter
Express Train Blues – Fowler’s Washboard Wonders
Railroad Man – Original Memphis Five
Segment 5: Mothers
Today is Mother’s Day here in the US, so lets play some rapidly rotating records about mothers.
Mother Dear – Elmer Grosso AH Greenwich Village Orchestra / Elliott Stewart, v.
You remind me of my mother – Bar Harbor Society Orchestra
Baby Your Mother (Like She Babied You) – Don Bestor AHO / Franklyn Baur, v.
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