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’re gonna hear some squabbling, and celebrate the birthdays of Joseph M. White, Jack Shilkret and Gerald Marks.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Squabbles
Missouri Squabble – Carroll Dickerson’s Savoy Orchestra
Kansas City Squabble – Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orch
Washington Squabble – Claude Hopkins Orchestra
Two Hundred Squabble – Cab Calloway
Segment 2: Joseph M. White
October 14 marked the birth in 1891 in New York City of the Silver-Masked Tenor, Joseph M. White.
Reaching For The Moon – B. F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra / Joseph White, v.
Silver Song Bird – Joseph M. White
If All The Stars Were Pretty Babies (And I Were The Man In The Moon) – Joseph M. White
Segment 3: Gerald Marks
October 13 marked the birth in 1900 of composer and bandleader Gerald Marks.
I Can’t Write The Words – Ralph Bennett and His Seven Aces / Elmer Feldkamp, v.
Dream On – Adrian Rollini AHO / Red McKenzie, v.
I’d Walk A Million Miles (To Be A Bit Nearer To You) – Frank Black AHO / Scrappy Lambert, v.
Segment 4: Gerald Marks
Before becoming a composer, Gerald Marks worked as a pianist in local bands, and in the late 20s, formed his own orchestra.
Polly – Gerald Marks Hotel Tuller Orchestra
If I Can’t Have You (I Want To Be Lonesome, I Want To Be Blue) – Gerald Marks AHO Hotel Tuller Orchestra / Nelson Bitterman, v.
There’s Something About A Rose – Gerald Marks Hotel Tuller Orch. / Earl Bell, v.
Segment 5: Jack Shilkret
You hear Nat Shilkret quite often on this show, but last week, October 13 marked the birth in 1896 in New York City, of Nat’s younger brother Jack.
Africa – Jack Shilkret AHO / Billy Murray, v.
No One Knows What It’s All About – Jack Shilkret AHO
Get Rhythm In Your Feet – Jack Shilkret AHO / Dick Robertson, v.
In Your Green Hat – Jack Shilkret AHO / Billy Murray, v.
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