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 Bert Lown, William Boyd and Ted Lewis, take a musical trip to Panama, and listen to this past week in recording history.
Enjoy the show!
Here’s the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Hopping
June 5 marked the birth in 1895 of actor William Boyd. You may know him better as cowboy film star Hopalong Cassidy, and to celebrate his birthday, we’re gonna do some hopping of our own.
Hop Skip – Frank Ellis and His St. Francis Hotel Orchestra
Hop Off – Fletcher Henderson AHO
Harvard Hop – Adrian Schubert and His Salon Orchestra / Scrappy Lambert
Segment 2: Panama
The Panama Canal officially opened on August 15, 1914, but last week on June 2 in 1930, the first baby was born on a ship passing through the Panama Canal. So, here’s a set of rapidly rotating records about Panama.
Those Panama Mamas – The Little Ramblers
Panama – Henry Halstead AHO
Panamania (Medley) – Carroll Gibbons and His Boyfriends
Segment 3: Ted Lewis
June 6 marked the birth in 1891 in Circleville, Ohio of Theodore Leopold Freidman, better known as Ted Lewis.
Rhythm – Ted Lewis and His Band
Tiger Rag – Ted Lewis Jazz Band
Buy American! – Ted Lewis and His Band / The Bachelors
Segment 4: Bert Lown
June 6 marked the birth in 1903 in White Plains, New York of violinist, bandleader and composer Bert Lown.
Bye Bye Blues – Bert Lown and His Hotel Biltmore Orchestra / Biltmore Rhythm Boys
You’re the One I Care For – Ruth Etting
I’ll Build a Nest – Bert Lown and His Hotel Biltmore Orchestra / Ted Holt
Segment 5: This Week in Recording History
Powerhouse – Hal Kemp AHO (June 1, 1937)
Get Happy – Nat Shilkret & The Victor Orchestra
In the Merry Month of Maybe – Ralph Bennett and His Seven Aces (June 4, 1931)
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