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 birthday of Henry Thies, have some cowboy songs, song digital songs, some presidential songs, and listen to this past week in recording history.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Henry Thies
November 1 marked the birth in 1893 in Chicago of bandleader Henry Thies.
Dapper Dan – Thies’ Detroit Ritz Orchestra
Angry – Henry Thies and His Castle Farm Orch
Sharing – Henry Theis AHO / Jane Froman, v.
Don’t Wait Until The Lights Are Low – Henry Thies ah Hotel Sinton Orch. / Don Dewey/Howard Hafford, v.
Segment 2: Cowboys
On more than one occasion I’ve mentioned the Monday evening Salon, and one of the frequent participants in those gatherings is Will Ryan. Will and his Cactus County Cowboys have just released a new CD called “Rhythm Rides The Range”, and I thought, “Hey, “Cowboys” would make a good segment for the show. So, here for Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys are some rapidly rotating records about some vintage cowboys.
The Whistlin’ Cowboy – Jan Garber AHO / Lee Bennett, v.
The Cowboy Song – Cliff Carlisle
When the cactus is in bloom – Jimmie Rodgers
Segment 3: Fingers
Last week I managed to fracture my ring finger while out playing, and just underwent a surgical procedure to have it put back together. The good news is that thanks to my orthopedic surgeon, it’s gonna be just fine, and it gave me the suggestion for this segment of the show: rapidly rotating records about fingers.
Snap Your Fingers – Debroy Somers Band
Butterfingers – Don Bestor AHO / Neil Buckley
Slippery Fingers – Roy Smeck
Fractious Fingering – Fats Waller and His Rhythm
Segment 4: Presidential
You may have heard that we’re having an election here in the US on Tuesday. So for our new president, whoever that turns out to be, here is a set of presidential songs.
Governor Al Smith For President – Carolina Night Hawks / Ted Bare, v.
II Don’t Want To Be President – Little Jack Little
Wintergreen for President – Hal Kemp AHO
Segment 5: This Week in Recording History
It’s here where we play rapidly rotating records celebrating birthdays, having been recorded this past week in years past.
Bouncin’ Round – Bennie Moten’s KC Orch (October 31, 1930)
That Wonderful Something – Nat Shilkret & Victor Orch (October 31, 1929)
An Evenin’ In Caroline – Ted Lewis and His Band
What-Cha-Call-Em Blues – Palledo Orch of St. Louis
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