Welcome to "Rapidly Rotating Records," Glenn Robison's weekly, one hour radio program of "toe-tapping music from rapidly rotating 78 RPM records of the 1920s and 30s", broadcast Sunday evenings at 6:00 PM over KISL FM 88.7 Avalon.
We're back this week with another BRAND NEW edition of the show! I come up with segment topics from a variety of sources. Composer and artist birthdays, historical events, current events, inventions, obscure words, animals and so on. But this show has perhaps the most unusual source to date for a segment topic: the original, vintage sheet music for western themed songs framed and hanging on the walls of the men's room in the Dog House Saloon at Tanque Verde Guest Ranch in Tucson, Arizona! We'll also have two segments of "stair" and "stairway" songs to thank the Avalon Lions Club for replacing the stairs, porch and railing outside the KISL studios. They even donated $500 toward materials for the project! We'll also take a musical journey to Arizona. There are lots of records making their RRR debut on this show, and be sure to listen to the very end, because we had time to squeeze in an extra record after the last segment. Enjoy the show!
Here's the complete playlist:
Segment 1: Stairs
Climbing The Stairs (Into Your Heart) – Jack Denny AHO / Scrappy Lambert, v.
I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise – Paul Whiteman AHO
When You Climb Those Golden Stairs – Ambrose AHO / Sam Browne, v.
Segment 2: Sheet Music
Home On The Range – Don Bestor AHO / Neil Buckley, v.
Redskin – Louis Katzman and His Brunswick Orchestra / Vaughn DeLeath, v.
Livery Stable Blues – Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Segment 3: Stairways
Stairway Of Dreams – Lud Gluskin AHO / Unidentified Vocal Trio
Sitting On The Stairs (Counting The Stars) – Charles W. Hamp ("The California Blue Boy")
Stairways – Vincent Lopez AHO
Segment 4: Sheet Music
Don't You Know Or Don't You Care – Jolly Coburn AHO / Bill Hawley, v.
Redwing – Shannon Quartet
Go 'Long Mule – The Goofus Five / Ernest Hare, v.
Segment 5: Arizona
Ridin' Down The Arizona Trail – Jimmie Davis
The Arizona Yodeler – The DeZurik Sisters
Arizona Stomp – East Texas Serenaders
Medley: They Made It Twice As Nice As Paradise And They Called It Dixieland; Come Back To Arizona; You'll Always Be The Same Sweet Baby; Down Honolulu Way – Conway's Band
THANKS FOR LISTENING!
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Rapidly Rotating Records is now in the lineup of YesterYear Radio at WYYR.com. RRR is heard each Tuesday evening at 10 Eastern / 7 Pacific following David Miller's "Swinging Down the Lane." Click in to WYYR.com for some great big band programming.