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 Roger Wolfe Kahn, Annette Hanshaw and Jelly Roll Morton, fulfill some requests, and play some hokum.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Roger Wolfe Kahn
October 19th marked the birth in 1907 in Morristown, New Jersey, of bandleader and composer Roger Wolfe Kahn.
Birdie – Roger Wolfe Kahn AHO / Sibyl Sanderson Fagan, Whistling
Yankee Rose – Roger Wolfe Kahn AHO
Raquel Meller Medley – Roger Wolfe Kahn AHO
A Little Birdie Told Me So – Roger Wolfe Kahn AHO / Johnny Marvin, v.
Segment 2: Requests
There is no rhyme nor reason whatsoever to this next set of records other than they’re all requests.
Homesick – Bailey’s Lucky Seven / Cliff Edwards, v.
Hollywood – Ambassadors
Ragtime Cowboy Joe – Bob Roberts
Segment 3: Hokum
Hokum is defined as “trite or mawkish sentiment or crude humor used to elicit a quick emotional response from an audience, or something which is apparently impressive, legitimate or genuine, but is in fact untrue, insincere or false. Well, here’s a whole set of musical hokum.
Hokum Smokum Yodel Indian Man – The Radio Boys
Hokum – Art Hickman’s Orchestra
Hokum Blues – Dallas String Band with Coley Jones / Band, v.
Hokum Stomp – Hokum Boys and Jane Lucas
Segment 4: Annette Hanshaw
October 18 marked the birth in 1901 of “The Personality Girl”, Annette Hanshaw. She earned her nickname for the many many names she was released under: for sentimental songs she was renamed Gay Ellis, on the Harmony label she was known as Dot Dare, on Velvet Tone she was Patsy Young, and other of her pseudonyms included Ethel Bingham, Marion Lee, Janet Shaw and Lelis Stanford.
That’s You, Baby – Annette Hanshaw
My Inspiration Is You – Annette Hanshaw
Happy Days Are Here Again – Gay Ellis and Her Boys
Segment 5: “Jelly Roll” Morton
October 20 marked the birth in 1890 in New Orleans of Ferdinand Joseph Morton, better known as “Jelly Roll” Morton.
Courthouse Bump – Jelly Roll Morton AHO
Seattle Hunch – Jelly Roll Morton Piano Solo
That’ll Never Do – Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers
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