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 Joe Young, Walter Barnes and Noble Sissle, and do some rockin’ and rollin’.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Joe Young
Born on the same day as the US, but a few years later, in 1889, was lyricist Joe Young
I’m Sitting on Top of the World – Sam Lanin AHO / Arthur Hall (as Frank Nichols), v.
There’s a New Day Comin’ – Ted Lewis and His Band / Ted Lewis
Ooh, That Kiss – Dorsey Brothers and Their Orchestra / Tony Sacco
Segment 2: Noble Sissle
July 10 marks the birth in 1889 in Indianapolis, Indiana of Noble Sissle.
You Can’t Get to Heaven That Way – Noble Sissle and His Sizzline Syncopators / Noble Sissle
Polka Dot Rag – Noble Sissle and His Intl. Orch
Miranda – Noble Sissle AHO / Noble Sissle
Segment 3: Rock and Roll
One of the participants of Ian Whitcomb’s Monday evening Salons, I believe he’s the co-founder, is the author of several books on music history – Jim Dawson. Jim points out in his book, “rock and roll” was used as a term for dancing as early as the mid 1920s, and I am going to play some records which are mentioned in the book.
My Daddy Rock Me (With One Steady Roll) – Charles Creath’s Jazz-O-Maniacs
Steady Roll Blues – The Bucktown Five
Rock and Roll – The Boswell Sisters
Segment 4: Walter Barnes
July 8 marked the birth in 1905 in Vicksburg of bandleader Walter Barnes.
How Long How Long Blues – Walter Barnes and His Royal Creolians
My Kinda Love – Walter Barnes and His Royal Creolians
It’s Tight Like That – Walter Barnes and His Royal Creolians
Segment 5: London
We have a number of loyal listeners in Great Britain, and I want to express my sympathies to them and all the people of London in the aftermath of last week’s bombings. Listener Jim here in the US suggested that I play some songs having to do with London in a gesture of solidarity and I am happy to do so. So here for our listeners in Great Britain and especially for those in London, along with our thoughts and prayers, are some rapidly rotating records about London.
The Londonola – Billy Merrin and His Commanders
London Rhythm – The Mills Brothers
London Blues – New Orleans Rhythm Kings
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