radio boise playlist for week of 03/12/07

Once again I strayed from my usual meanderings to devote an entire show to a single theme.

Last week all the music I programmed was raucous and full of piss and vinegar. Pop music that went against the grain, something more unruly that the norm of the era in which it was produced.

The same was true of the show this week, perhaps the only significant difference being that the music selected was recorded between the years 1928 and 1932.
(Give or take a year or two in a few cases. And okay - - just for giggles, the last 3 tracks are contemporary, recorded by modern bands who've adopted a vintage style)

I suppose it's pretty tame by modern standards, but within the context of the period, if you take, say, Cab Calloway and his orchestra, or Duke Ellington's Jungle Band - - The performances are every bit as frenzied, intense, and innovative as your favorite notorious Garage/Punk/Alt/Psyche/Funk/Grunge combo was in theirs.

Hope you enjoyed it.
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Thanks again!


TITLE / ARTIST / ALBUM (or source)



Kansas City Stomps / Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers / R. Crumb's Heroes Of Blues, Jazz & Country

Memphis Kick-Up / Slim Lamar & His Southerners / Classic Ragtime: Roots And Offshoots

Hum & Strum / "Doc" Cook & His 14 Doctors of Syncopation (vocal by unknown trio) / That's What I Call Sweet Music: American Dance Orchestras of the 1920s

Everybody Loves My Baby / Taylor's Dixie Serenaders / Jazz The World Forgot Volume 1

How Could Red Riding Hood / The Yacht Club Boys / Roaring Twenties

She's Got "It" / Six Jumping Jacks / Volume 2-The Old Masters

Half-Way To Heaven / Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards / Singin' in the Rain

Chasing A Buck / Dick McDonough / Pioneers of the Jazz Guitar

Hell's Bell's And Hallelujah / Joe Venuti And His Blue Four / Jazz In The Thirties

Clowin' The Frets / Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Trio / Sliding On The Frets

Coffee In The Morning and Kisses at Night / Jim & Bob (The Genial Hawaiians) / Honolulu to Hollywood

Let's Get It / Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra / Squeeze Me: 1929-40 The Jazz and Swing Accordion Story

Then I'll Be Happy / Jos├ęphine Baker / Jos├ęphine Baker

Rhymes / Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians / Fred Waring - Vol 2: The Broadway Years

Crazy Words Crazy Tune / Vaughn DeLeath / Wonderful Nonsense

He's So Unusual / Fred Rich And His Orchestra (with vocal by The Rollickers) / Art Deco: Can't Help Lovin' That Man

Delirium / Red & Miff's Stompers / The Jazz Age: New York In The Twenties

Wall Street Wail / Duke Ellington / The Jungle Band - The Brunswick Era Vol 2 (1929-31)

Come On, Baby / Fred Hall & His Sugar Babies / Fred Hall & His Sugar Babies

Masculine Women! Femine Men! / Irving Kaufman / Wonderful Nonsense

There's A Wah-Wah Girl In Agua Caliente / Isham Jones Orchestra / Volume 1

Honeysuckle Rose / Mildred Bailey And her Alley Cats / The Rockin' Chair Lady (1931 - 1950)

After You've Gone / The California Ramblers / Lost Chords: White Musicians And Their Contribution To Jazz

Etiquette Blues / Mona Motor Oil Twins / Roaring Twenties

Blue Devil Blues / Walter Page's Blue Devils (vocal by Jimmy Rushing) / The Real Kansas City Of The '20s '30s & '40s

Tight Like This / Louis Armstrong / The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings

Makin' Friends / Eddie Condon / 1927-1938

St. James Infirmary / Cab Calloway / 1930-1931

Have To Change Keys To Play These Blues / Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang / Pioneers of the Jazz Guitar

Crackerjack / Harry Reser / Banjo Crackerjax 1922-1930

I Got Rhythm / Harold Lem & His Orchestra (with vocal by Smith Ballew) / Art Deco: Can't Help Lovin' That Man

Shuffle Off To Buffalo / The Boswell Sisters with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra / That's How Rhythm Was Born

Riddle Me This / Abe Lyman / Brother Can You Spare A Dime: Songs Of The Depression

We'll All Go Riding On A Rainbow / Jay Wilbur And His Band / Songs The Bonzo Dog Band Taught Us

White Jazz / Casa Loma Orchestra / Lost Chords: White Musicians And Their Contribution To Jazz

Do Something / Beau Hunks / Saxophone Soctette

There, There, There / Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six / Heretic Blues

Dora Goes To Town / Andrew Bird's Bowl Of Fire / Oh! The Grandeur!