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 Edwin J. McEnelly and Don Voorhees, fulfill a request, and play “eight” songs.
Actually we’ll play more than eight songs, but we’ll have two segments of songs having to do with the number “eight”, because this is our eighth anniversary show. Rapidly Rotating Records debuted on KISL on July 23, 2000, and we’ve been here ever since.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Bands of Eight
The first several anniversary shows were easy to program: there are lots of songs with one, two three or four in the title. There aren’t quite so many having to do with “eight”, so here’s bands with eight in their name.
Savoy Shout – Luis Russell and His Burning Eight
Astoria Strut – Jones and Collins Astoria Hot Eight
Come On, Baby – The Rhythmic Eight
Pretty Audrey – Louis Dumaine’s Jazzola Eight
Segment 2: Eight
Continuing this special eighth anniversary edition of Rapidly Rotating Records.
Cheatin’ On Me – Varsity Eight
This Little Piggy Went To Market (from “Eight Girls In A Boat” – Coslow & Harold Lewis) – Annette Hanshaw
A Day Without You (from “Eight Girls In A Boat”) – Ed Loyd AHO / Vocal Trio
Dinner at Eight – Ray Noble AHO / Al Bowlly, v
Segment 3: Edwin J. McEnelly
July 21 marked the birth in 1879 in Spencer, Massachusetts, of one of my favorite bandleaders, Edward James McEnelly, better known as Edwin J. McEnelly.
Sleep, Baby, Sleep – Edwin J. McEnelly’s Orchestra / Elliott Shaw, v.
In The Middle Of The Night – Edwin J. McEnelly’s Orchestra
Just Cross The River From Queens – Edwin J. McEnelly’s Orchestra / Frederick L. Wade, v.
Segment 4: Don Voorhees
July 26 marked the birth in 1903 in Allentown, Pennsylvania of bandleader, composer and conductor Don Voorhees.
That’s My Hap-Hap-Happiness – Don Voorhees AHO
Oh, Doris, Where Do You Live? – Don Voorhees AHO / Arthur Fields, v.
Clementine – Don Voorhees AHO / Irving Kaufman, v.
Segment 5: Different Collections
As much as I’d wish it, not every record you hear on this program is the actual original 78 from my very own collection. Happily, for the final segment of this eighth anniversary edition of Rapidly Rotating Records I have a record courtesy of my friend Edgar Bullington, who many of you know as the curator of Bathwater Music.
Stars – Bar Harbor Society Orch (as The Harmonians) / Frank Bessinger, v.
Me and Jane In A Plane – Debroy Somers Band
Hot Aire – Perry’s Hot Dogs
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