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 Billy Rose, Gus Arnheim, Charles Kuralt and Arthur Freed, and listen to this past week in recording history.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Billy Rose
September 6 marked the birth in 1899 on New York’s lower East Side, of William Samuel Rosenberg. You may know him better as lyricist, producer, and nightclub and theater owner Billy Rose.
Overnight – Jack Payne and His BBC Dance Orch / Val Rosing
Don’t Be a Fool, You Fool – Whispering Jack Smith
The Girl I Left Behind Me – Fats Waller and His Rhythm / Fats Waller
Segment 2: Gus Arnheim
September 11 marked the birth in 1897 in Phildelphia, Pennsylvania of Gus Arnheim.
Back in Your Own Back Yard – Gus Arnheim AHO / Russ Columbo
Sweet and Lovely – Gus Arnheim AHO / Donald Novis
It Might Have Been You – Gus Arnheim AHO / Meri Bell
Segment 3: Roads
September 10 marked the birth in 1934 in Wilmington, North Carolina of Charles Kuralt. In 1967 he began his series “On the Road”, producing more than 500 segments and logging more than a million miles, so to commemorate Charles Kuralt, here’s a set of rapidly rotating records about roads.
I Travel the Road – Ray Noble New Mayfair / Peter Dawson, v.
The Lonesome Road – Ted Lewis AHB / Ted Lewis and The Four Dusty Travelers
Rocky Road – McKinney’s Cotton Pickers / Don Redman
Dusty Road – Nat Shilkret / Nelson Eddy
Segment 4: Arthur Freed
September 9 marked the birth in 1894 of songwriter and producer Arthur Freed.
Here Comes the Sun – Bert Lown and His Biltmore Hotel Orchestra / The Biltmore Rhythm Boys
Fit as a Fiddle – Fred Waring ah Penns / Frank Zullo & Quartet
You Were Meant for Me – Nat Shilkret Victor/Scrappy Lambert, v.
Segment 5: This Week in Recording History
A New Kind of Man – Varsity Eight (September 10, 1924)
Deep Down South – Bix AHO / Wes Vaughn, v. (September 8, 1930)
Sweet Jennie Lee – Isham Jones AHO (September 10, 1930)
Hot Water Blues – Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orch / Bennie Moten, v. (September 7, 1928)
Segment 6: America
Today is the fourth anniversary of September 11, and so I’m going to close with a record from 1916.
Close with America – Clarence Whitehill
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