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.
This evening’s show features rapidly rotating records about ghosts, goblins, graveyards and ghouls. I’m pleased to report that all or very nearly all of the records on tonight’s special Halloween show are being played on the show for the first time.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Haunted
I think the studio is haunted, as evidenced by this first set, beginning with The Columbians.
Dear Eyes That Haunt Me – The Columbians / Lewis James, v.
Haunting Blues – Broadway Dance Orchestra
That Haunting Waltz – Joseph M. Knecht
Haunting Me – Scott Fisher AHO/ Lee Johnson, v.
Haunting Humoreske – Sam Lanin AHO
(I’m Haunted By) That Swanee River song – Waring’s Pennsylvanians
Segment 2: Ghostly
Nothing’s more closely associated with Halloween than ghosts. Let’s see, there’s Casper, George and Marian Kirby, and these:
The Ghost Of The Rumba – Lud Gluskin ah Continental Orch / Unidentified, v.
The Ghost Of The Saxophone – Six Brown Brothers
The Ghost Of Piccolo Pete – Ted Weems AHO / Parker Gibbs, v.
(I Don’t Stand) A Ghost Of A Chance – Ted FioRito AHO / Vera Van, v.
Segment 3: Goblins
Goblin Market – Joe Haymes AHO
The Goblin Band – Casa Loma Orchestra
Them’s Graveyard Words – Bessie Smith
She’s In The Graveyard Now – Earl McDonald’s Original Louisville Jug Band
Segment 4: Boogie Men and Zombies
The Boogie Man Is Here – Tom Gerun AHO / Steve Bowers & Trio, v.
The Boogie Man – Todd Rollins and Chick Bullock
Zombie – Gene Kardos AHO
Abercrombie Had A Zombie – Fats Waller
Segment 5: Last mystery
You’ve Got Me Voodoo’d – Luis Russell AHO w/Louis Armstrong
Mysterious Mose – All-Star Radio Novelty Orchestra / Dick Robertson, v.
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