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I am looking to fill an ipod with music from the 30's and 40's. Any suggestions.
The more the merrier.. title.. artist.. or both will do.
Simplicity never goes out of style, and never comes into fashion.
From my very own iPod:
The Wallace Trio
Both Dorsey brothers
British 1930s dancehall jazz bands (I mostly find them softer and dreamier than their US counterparts of the same period)
(A great compilation of the above is the 3-disk, 70-track set Pennies from Heaven - music from the BBC TV series)
Duke Ellington (his small group stuff from the 30s is great)
Naturally, many of the above didn't record albums as such - many just recorded 'sides' that were later compiled. The Chronogical Classic series is a good one that collates these recordings, but there are lots of compilations.
from Robert Crumb's collection: That's What I Call Sweet Music
Beethoven Wrote It... But It Swings - Swingin' Classics
Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Robin Hood / Captain Blood, etc.
Miklos Rozsa - Double Indemnity / Spellbound / The Lost Weekend, etc.
Max Steiner - King Kong / Casablanca / Gone with the Wind, etc
Franz Waxman - Rebecca / Suspicion / Bride of Frankenstein, etc
Cliffhangers - Music from the Republic serials
Interesting classical with jazz links:
Shostakovich - Jazz Suites
Stravinsky - Preludium for Jazz Band and Ebony Concerto for clarinet and jazz band (Benny Goodman was the 1st to record the latter)
The Beau Hunks - Leroy Shields' music for the Laurel and Hardy shorts (I love this stuff!)
Way out there:
Charlie and his Orchestra - a Nazi-sponsored German propaganda swing band created by jazz-hating (in fact, everything-hating) propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels
The Caretaker - a contemporary IDM electronica artist who uses 1920s and 30s 78rpm records to create ambient, moody, spooky music-scapes.
Last edited by davidraphael; 10-27-2010 at 04:58 AM.
On Sunday nights Rich Conaty does his "Big Broadcast" radio show on WFUV in New York. He streams it as well:
It's all music from the 20's through the 40's. He publishes his play lists too. If you like you can always record the streams so that you can listen to them on your ipod.
I like Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher." I also like Duke Ellington's "Caravan."