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.
Ragtime era composer Henry Lodge gets his very own birthday tribute for the first time on tonight’s show. We’ll also have some rapidly rotating records about frogs, nightingales and cocoanuts, and in the last segment of the show we’ll play “One Thing in Common.”
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Rana Temporaria
Frog Hop – Clifford Hayes’ Louisville Stompers
Mr. Froggie – Henry Starr
Frogtown Blues – Tiny Parham’s Four Aces
Frog Tongue Stomp – Lovie Austin’s Serenaders
Segment 2: Nightingales
Nashville Nightingale – Marion Harris
Nightingale – Columbia Dance Orchestra
Good Evenin’, Mr. Nightingale – Tommy Tucker’s Californians / Kerwin Somerville, v.
Segment 3: Cocoanuts
Up In A Cocoanut Tree – Billy Murray
Cocoanut Trot – Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra
The Cocoanut Pudding Vendor – Xavier Cugat and His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra / Pedro Berrios & Fausto Degado, v.
Segment 4: Henry Lodge
Indian Butterfly – Ernie Golden and His Hotel McAlpin Orchestra / Margaret McKee, Whistling
Red Pepper Rag – Prince’s Orchestra
Temptation Rag – Rhythm Rascals (Jay Wilbur)
Segment 5: One Thing In Common
If I Had A Million Dollars – Richard Himber and His Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra / Joey Nash, v.
Make Believe – Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra / Scrappy Lambert, v.
Marie – Fats Waller and His Rhythm / Fats Waller, v.
Bonus Track: That’s Why I Love You – Gotham Nightingales / Ray Stillwell, v.
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