What are you listening to?

Discussion in 'Radio' started by mikepara, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. vitanola

    vitanola I'll Lock Up

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    Spending a pleasant evening on the porch with the portable phonograph.

    This is the first sunny, warm day of the season.

    The first selection was Victor 25539, "Mendellsohn's Spring Song" as played by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra.


    I believe I have a copy of the Six Jumping Jacks' immortal "If You Can't Land Her On the Old Veranda (You'll Never Land Her At All!)" somewhere near the bottom of the pile of platters.
     
  2. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    78s to test out my new Philco wireless phonograph -- "Plays records right thru any radio! No wires required!" -- by:

    Starting off with Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm in 1937, as Bobby Goday ripples a tonsil around "Now That Summer Is Gone." We haven't even had much of spring yet, but I'm not optimistic.

    Next, it's 1934 with Ted Fio Rito and his Orchestra and an agreeable benediction, "Thank You For A Lovely Evening." The vocal is by Ray Hendricks, an utterly forgettable light baritone who sang to no significant impression with several very good bands in the mid-thirties, and then disappeared from public view until 1947 -- when he became the complainant in a notorious alienation-of-affection case, alleging that baseball manager Leo Durocher seduced his wife, the prim-and-proper actress Laraine Day, and ran her off to Mexico for a quickie divorce. Thank you for a lovely evening, indeed.
     
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    "Mares eat Oats" on RTR FM "Nostalgia" with Tess Earnshw
     
  4. anon`

    anon` One Too Many

    Epica - Martyr of the Free World

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  5. THe Conductor

    THe Conductor One of the Regulars

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    Palast Orchester - Wenn der weisse Flieder wieder blüht
     
  6. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    I got your number missy...you're just swooning over Durocher.

    Ray's web site, showing that even an utterly forgettable light baritone can have a life.
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    With comic Cliff Nazarro, r, on the Hoagy Carmichael Show, CBS, 1946.
    Evidently Ray knew what to do with the whole piano, not just the bench.
     
  7. Chainsaw

    Chainsaw Suspended

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    Used to listen to Jazz religiously ( www.jazz.fm )[/url], and Classical. Some rapp is interesting as a study. It's kind of ingenious, and the story telling is facinating.

    If I'm reading or writing anything deep, I like the gregorian chant.

    I'm into the Frank Sinatra Platinum now.
     
  8. vitanola

    vitanola I'll Lock Up

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    Finally got the old RCA Victor R-99 working, and so have been playing some "modern" records. Tonight's selections include;

    RCA Victor 20-2760 "Shine" played by the Quintette of the Hot Club of France
    RCA Victor 25-0046 "Violetta: by the Will Glahe' Orchestra
    RCA Victor 1901 "Die Walkuere-Du Bist Der Lenz", Kirsten Flagstad with the Philadelphia Orchestra
    RCA Victor 70-9061 (Mexican) "Jazz Me Blues" Perez Prado y su Orquestra
    Decca F.41010 (British) "Belleville" Quintette of the Hot Club of France
    Bluebird 30-0807 "Take It Slow" Shep Fields and his New Music
    Columbia 37321 "Viddle De Vop" The Three Flames
    Columbia 36989 "I Love an Old Fashioned Song" Kay Kyser and his Orchestra
    Bluebird B-11276 "In Pinetop's Footsteps" Teddy Powell and his Orch.
    ARA 155 "Ginger and Spice" Hoagy Carmichael and Orchestra
    Bluebird B-10504 "Uptown Shuffle" Erskine Hawkins & his Orchestra
    Decca 2081 "How Can We Be Wrong?" Andy Kirk And His Black Clouds of Joy
    Bluebird B-10292 "No Soap" Erskine Hawkins and his Orchestra
     
  9. Ephraim Tutt

    Ephraim Tutt One Too Many

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    Jimi is back from the dead

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  10. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    Chant of the Jungle, as recorded 75 years ago this day by Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra.
     
  11. Nathan Dodge

    Nathan Dodge One Too Many

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    Grant Green- Sunday Mornin'
     
  12. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    78s to prove that a watched kettle never boils by --

    Starting off in 1939 with Abe Lyman and his Californians and a blaring version of "Good Morning", vocalized by Mrs Lyman herself, Rose Blane. A record better enjoyed *after* one has had one's tea.

    Next, back to 1930 for Bert Lown and his Hotel Biltmore Orchestra, and Smith Ballew vocalizing the theme song for one of the more unusual movies of the year, "Under A Texas Moon." Imagine Frank Fay, the most resistable man on the screen, as a smooth, singing Cisco Kid-like caballero, romancing the fiery senorita Myrna Loy. In Technicolor, no less.
     
  13. Antje

    Antje One Too Many

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    Wuthering Heights, Kate Bush
     
  14. "Trashy Rumours"

    [​IMG]"This is actually "There she goes" from Michelle Philpps "Victim of romance" this is not the Track that appears on the 1977 Album, its much faster, with all that "Honky Tonk" Piano, the second version with the castanets, is the version on the Album, much more atmospheric, my favourite track on the album is "Trashy Rumours"

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  15. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    From Sonny Clay's Dixie Serenaders, a band of note in the Los Angeles area in 1931, a blues-and-tango-flavored instrumental with the rather alarming title of Cho-King.
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    Never play jazz with your mouth full, I guess they're telling us.
     
  16. chanteuseCarey

    chanteuseCarey Call Me a Cab

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    Been learning the lyrics and practicing singing a new old song in the car. The title tune from RSJO's CD, "What a Perfect Combination". Since our computer has had the DSL not working, requiring us to use a very slow dialup as an alternate- I cannot get YouTube up and working at home. So I finally went to the library yesterday to see the YouTubes of this fun tune; first with Eddie Cantor singing it in the 1932 film The Kid from Spain, and then RSJO's two videos with Frederick Hodges doing the vocal on it.

    The very first time I tried singing this to the CD in my car, something very unusual for me occurred- a very fun but silly little 30s style voice and character came out of me, like a female Eddie Cantor with a bit of Betty Boop sauciness rolled into one! Too much fun...
     
  17. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    Carey, I think I'd like to hear that!
     
  18. Chad Sanborn

    Chad Sanborn A-List Customer

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  19. chanteuseCarey

    chanteuseCarey Call Me a Cab

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    Aw shucks, thank you Fletch! HA! If I ever get to sing it as being a vocal foil with Dr. Hodges, I'll make sure somebody catches it on video, okay? It would sure be a hoot, though... yeah, I'll just ring up RSJO's band leader Don Neely and present the idea to him...;) Frederick could wear his vintage DB tuxedo and I'll wear that full length pink beaded gown with a vintage fur!

     

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