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 Harry Akst, Sidney Clare, Ned Washington and Al Goodman, and listen to some charming songs.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Harry Akst
August 15 marked the birth in 1894 in New York City of pianist, accompanist and composer Harry Akst.
Dinah – Harmony Dance Orchestra
t’s A Million To One You’re In Love – The Virginians (Nat Shilkret & Victor Orch) / Franklyn Baur, v.
Bad News Blues – Ladd’s Black Aces
All I Want Is You – Herman Kenin’s Hotel Multnomah Hotel / Van Fleming, v.
Segment 2: Charming
Charming – Smith Ballew AHO
The Snake Charmer – Jack Harris AHO / Dinah Miller, v.
What’s Keeping My Prince Charming – Jack Payne and His BBC Dance Orchestra / Billy Scott Comber, v.
Segment 3: Sidney Clare
August 15 marks the birth in 1892 in New York City of lyricist Sidney Clare.
Come On, Baby! – Lou Gold AHO / Jim Andrews, v. (Irving Kaufman)
Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone – Ethel Waters
One Sweet Letter From You – Original Indiana Five / Tom Morton, v.
I Can’t Make Her Happy – Ipana Troubadors (S. C. Lanin, Dir.) / Smith Ballew, v.
Segment 4: Ned Washington
August 15 marks the birth in 1901 in Scranton, Pennsylvania of 12-time Oscar nominated lyricist Ned Washington.
Singin’ In The Bathtub – Ben Bernie AHO / Dick Robertson, v.
Stay Out Of My Dreams – Ramona and Her Grand Piano / Ramona Davies, v.
I Gotta Have You – Hal Kemp AHO / Skinnay Ennis, v.
Someone’s Stolen My Sweet Sweet Baby – Fred Rich AHO
Segment 5: Al Goodman
August 12, marked the birth in Russia in 1890 of pianist, songwriter, arranger, musical director and conductor Al Goodman.
I Came, I Saw, I Fell – Kaplan’s Melodists
Music Of Love – Broadway Dance Orchestra
Lovable and Sweet – Al Goodman and His Orchestra / Unidentified v.
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