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 going to celebrate the birthdays of Fred Ahlert, William McKinney, Alfred Bryan and Earl Carroll, and listen to this past week in recording history.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Fred Ahlert
September 19 marked the birth in 1892 in New York City of composer Fred Ahlert.
Beets and Turnips – Varsity Eight
Little Women (Like You) – Victor Young AHO / Harlan Lattimore, v.
Why Dance? – Abe Lyman AHO / Paul Neely, v.
Segment 2: William McKinney
September 17 marked the birth in 1895 in Paducah, Kentucky of drummer William McKinney.
Will You, Won’t You Be My Babe – McKinney’s Cotton Pickers
Hullabaloo – McKinney’s Cotton Pickers / Dave Wilborn, v.
Hello – McKinney’s Cotton Pickers / Dave Wilborn, v
Segment 3: Alfred Bryan
September 15 marked the birth in 1871 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada of lyricist Alfred Bryan.
Wear A Hat With A Silver Lining – Ted Lewis AHO
Red Lips, Kiss My Blues Away – Mike Markel’s Orchestra / Les Reis, v.
Down In The Old Cherry Orchard – Tom Darby and Jimmie Tarlton
Segment 4: Earl Carroll
September 16 marked the birth in 1893 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania of theatrical producer, director, and songwriter, Earl Carroll.
Along Came Love – Don Bestor AHO / Neil Buckley, v.
Blue Shadows – The Revelers
Hittin’ The Bottle – Ted Wallace and His Campus Boys
Segment 5: This Week in Recording History
Celebrating the release day for some great songs that were recorded this week only many years ago.
The Stop Trot – Al Starita and The Piccadilly Players / Eddie Gross-Bart, v. (September 15, 1928)
Siberia – Original Indiana Five (September 21, 1925)
Desdemona – University Six (September 18, 1925)
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