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 Roy Bargy, Billy Hillpot and Rudy Vallee, get into some wrecks, and listen to this past week in recording history.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Roy Bargy
July 31 marked the birth in 1894 in Newaygo, Michigan of pianist Roy Bargy.
Get Lucky – Isham Jones AHO / Isham Jones
Foolish Child – The Benson Orchestra of Chicago
Feedin the Kitty – Isham Jones AHO / Roy Bargy, piano
Segment 2: Wreck
Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech – Goofus Five / Cyril Pitts, Tom Muir, Ed Kirkeby, v.
Wreck of the Southern Old 97 – Carl Fenton AHO / Billy Jones & Ernest Hare
Shipwreck Blues – Bessie Smith
The Freight Wreck at Altoona – Vernon Dalhart (as Al Craver)
Segment 3: Billy Hillpot
July 31 marked the birth in 1904 of vocalist William Arthur Hillpot, better known as “Billy” Hillpot.
There Must Be A Silver Lining – Vincent Lopez AHO / Scrappy Lambert & Billy Hillpot, v.
Following You Around – Ben Bernie AHO / Scrappy Lambert & Billy Hillpot, v.
How About It – Bob George and His Orchestra / Billy Hillpot (as Billy Hughes)
Segment 4: Rudy Vallee
July 28 marked the birth in 1901 in Island Point, Vermont, of Hubert Prior Vallee, better known as Rudy. The last couple of times we’ve done a segment on Rudy Vallee, we’ve had him singing, but here are some others, singing compositions Rudy Vallee had a hand in writing.
She Loves Me Just The Same – Hal Kemp AHO / Skinnay Ennis / Saxie Dowell, v.
I’m Just a Vagabond Lover – Al Goodman AHO / Unidentified Male Vocal
Two Little Blue Little Eyes – Chester Leighton and His Sophomores / Dick Robertson, v.
Segment 5: This Week In Recording History
Songs recorded this week many years ago.
Sailin’ Along – Frank Banta, Piano (waxed August 2 in 1927)
Oh If I Only Had You – University Six (recorded August 2, 1926)
Come On Home – Clarence Williams / Eva Taylor (unissued Edison 78 waxed August 2, 1929)
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