Music From 100 Years Ago

Brice Fuqua


Recordings from the early 20th Century with comments.

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918 episodes

Country Music 1934

Songs include: Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Montana Plains, There's No Hiding Place, Nobody's Darlin, Cattle Call and Beautiful Texas. Performers include: The Sons of the Pioneers, W. Lee O'Daniel, Red Foley, Patsy Montana, the Carter Family and Milton Brown. 

Feb 20
A Great Day In Harlem

Musicians who appeared in Art Kane's iconic 1958 photograph, celebrating the golden age of jazz.  Musicians include: Oscar Pettiford, Maxine Sullivan, Jimmy Rushing, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Sonny Rolling, Count Basie and Lester Young. 

Feb 13
Champagne and Cocktails

Songs include: Bubbles In the Wine, Pink Champagne, Abercrombie Had a Zombie, Salty Dog Blues, Rum and Coca-Cola, Scotching With the Soda and Cocktails For Two. Performers include: Lawrence Welk, the King Cole Trio, Glenn Miller, the Andrews Sisters Joe Liggins and Fats Waller. 

Jan 31
Mozart's Birthday 2024

Celebrating the 268th Birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Excerpts from the Symphony #39, Piano Sonata #17, String Quartet #23, Horn Concerto #4 and The Magic Flute. Performers include: Herbert Von Karajan, Claudio Arrau, The Budapest String Quarter and Dennis Brain. 

Jan 23
Centenials 2024

Celebrating performers born 100 years ago, this year, including, Dinah Washington, Bud Powell, Earl Scruggs, Roger Williams, Ella Mae Morse, Chet Atkins, Sarah Vaughn,Slim Whitman, Max Roach and Henry Mancini. Songs include: Cow Cow Boogie, Autumn Leaves, April In Paris, Baby, Get Back, Foggy Mountain Breakdown and Black Coffee. 

Jan 16
Nobody and No One

Songs include: Nobody's Sweetheart, Nobody's Darlin But Mine, Time Waits For No One, I Ain't Got Nobody and You're Nobody Till  Somebody Loves You. Musicians include: Helen Forrest, Thomas "Fats" Waller, the Mills Brothers, Judy Garland, Blind Willie Johnson and Doris Day.

Jan 08
Hits of 1924

Songs include: California Here I come, It Had To Be You, Tea For Two, Jellybean Blues, You Will Never Miss Your Mother Until She's Gone, All Alone and Somebody Loves Me. Artists include: Al Jolson, Bessie Smith, John McCormack, Jones & Hare, Marion Harris. Fiddlin John Carson and Paul Whiteman. 

Jan 02
Leftovers #33

Records left off of previous podcasts, along with a tribute to musics whom we lost this year. Performers include: Sarah Vaughn, Frank Sinatra, Artie Shaw, Les Paul, Moriz Rosenthal, Dick "Two Ton" Baker, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Fred Astaire. 

Dec 26, 2023
Beethoven's Birthday 2023

Celebrating Beethoven's 253rd birthday.  Movements from the Cello Sonata #3 and the String Quartet #7, along with the Leonore Overture #3. Performers include: Pablo Casals, Rudolf Serkin, Karl Bohm and the Vienna Comcethouse Quartet. 

Dec 16, 2023
A Christmas Christmas Part 2

Songs include: A Christmas Festival, Christmas Island, Christmas In Killarney, The Twelve Days of Christmas, All Around the Christmas Tree, I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.  Performers include: Leroy Anderson, Judy Garland, The Andrews Sisters, The DeCastro Sisters, Gayla Peevy, Buddy Clark and Sammy Kaye. 

Dec 11, 2023
A Christmas Christmas Part 1

Songs include: White Christmas, Little Christmas Tree, It's Gonna Be a Lonely Christmas, Christmas Roses, A Christmas Symphony, Christmas Blues and The Christmas Song. Performers include: Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Mantovani, The Orioles, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Jo Stafford and Doris Day.   

Dec 05, 2023
Someone and Somebody

Songs include: Everybody Loves Somebody, Somebody Stole My Gal, I'm Falling In Love With Someone, Someone To Watch Over Me, Somebody Loves Me and Like Someone In Love. Musicians include: George Gershwin, Joni James, Frank Sinatra, Fats Waller, Tommy Dorsey, Jo Stafford, Benny Goodman and Nelson Eddy. 

Nov 20, 2023

Songs include: No Strings, No Arms Can Ever Hold You, No Moon At All, No Other Love, Time Waits For No One and No Can Do. Performers include: Ella Mae Morse, Perry Como, Fred Astaire, Helen Forrest, Guy Lombardo and Pat Boone. 

Nov 13, 2023
Time Changes Everything

Songs about the passing of time, including: Time Changes Everything, Every Night About This Time, Time After Time, Moonlight Savings Time, As Time Goes By and Time Waits For No One.  Performers include: Dooley Wilson the Ink Spots, Helen Merrill, Artie Shaw, Guy Lombardo, Frank Sinatra and Harry James. 

Nov 07, 2023
National Recording Registry 2023

Songs include: Sugar Foot Stomp, Jesus Give Me Water, Walking the Floor Over You, Piano Sonata #13, El Chivo and Jeep's Blues. Performers include: Cuarteto Coculense, James P. Johnson, Ernest Tubb, Arthur Schnabel, FDR and the Soul Stirrers. 

Nov 01, 2023
Halloween 2023

The annual Halloween show, Songs include: At the Devil's Ball, I Got the Jitters, Bloody Razor Blues, You Got Me Voodooed, Punky Punkin and What's Halloween? Performers include: Rosemary Clooney, The Peerless Quartet, Helen Gross, Don Redman, Mary Ann  McCall and Mel Torme.

Oct 18, 2023
Black Is the Color Of My True Love's Podcast

Songs include: Black Is the Color Of My True Love's Hair, Black Bottom Stomp, That Old Black Magic, Black and Blue, Black Snake Moan, Black Coffee, Black Eyes and Black and Tan Fantasy. Performers include: Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughn, Glenn Miller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Jo Stafford, Nat King Cole and Spike Jones.  

Oct 10, 2023
Oscar Nominated Songs 1940-1955

Songs include: Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, Lavender Blue, It Might As Well Be Spring, The High and the Mighty, Mona Lisa, Count Your Blessings and I Fall In Love Too Easily.  Performers include: Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dinah Shore, Fred Astaire,  Bing Crosby, Margaret Whiting and Eddie Fischer.

Oct 03, 2023
Ballads 1947

Songs include: Just One Of Those Things, Midnight Sun, Interlude, Golden Earrings, There Is No Greater Love and Blue Shadows On the Trail. Performers include: Jo Stafford, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Bing Crosby, Stan Kenton, Lionel Hampton and Al Jolson. 

Sep 26, 2023
Mozart Overtures

Overtures to The Impresario, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi fan Tutte, The Clemency of Titus, Don Giovanni and more.  Conductors include: Arturo Toscanini, Thomas Beecham, Bruno Walter, Wilhelm Furtwangler and Karl Bohm. 

Sep 19, 2023
A Kiss To Build a Show On

Songs include: A Kiss To Build a Dream On, We Kiss In a Shadow, Kiss the Boys Goodbye, I Still Love To Kiss You Goodnight and Kiss Of Fire. Perfomers include: Georgia Gibbs, Bing Crosby, Rudy Vallee, Louis Armstrong, Freddie Slack and Dinah Shore.

Sep 12, 2023
Train Wrecks

Songs include: Casey Jones, Ben Dewberry's Final Run, Wreck of the Old 97 and Wreck of the Royal Palm. Singers include: Eddie Arnold, Marty Robbins, Blind Alfred Reed, Jimmie Rodgers and Vernon Dalhart.

Sep 06, 2023
Big Band Small Groups Part 2

Small jazz combos drawn from big bands. Including: Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Count Basie, Woody Herman and Bunny Berigan. Tunes include: I Can't Get Started, Seven Come Eleven, The Lady Is a Tramp. Home James and Hop, Skip and Jump.

Aug 29, 2023
Hollywood Musicals 1936

Songs from the movies: Show Boat, Swingtime, Rose Marie, Follow the Fleet, Pennies From Heaven and Gold Diggers of 1937 Performers include: Paul Robeson, Bing Crosby, Helen Forest, Fats Waller, Jeannette McDonald and Fred Astaire.

Aug 22, 2023

Songs include: Oh Lady Be Good, Lady of Spain, The Lady In Red, The Lady Is a Tramp. Red Roses For a Blue Lady and The Lady's In Love With You/ Musicians include: Glenn Miller, the Andrews Sisters, Johnny Hodges, Vaughn Monroe, Tommy Dorsey, Xavier Cugat and Cliff Edwards.   

Aug 15, 2023

Songs include: Solid Potato Salad, Mixed Salad, Beans and Cornbread, The Yam, Onions, Dill Pickle Rag and Celery Stalks At Midnight. Performers include: Louis Jordan, Duke Ellington, Doris Day, Fred Astaire, Cab Calloway and the New Orleans Bootblacks. 

Aug 08, 2023
Music Of Chopin

Works include:  Waltzes #3 &6, The Revolutionary Etude, Prelude #17, Scherzo #1, Nocturne #13 and Mazurka # 26. Pianists include: Alfred Cortot, Arthur Rubinstein, Sviatoslav Richter, Claudio Arrau, Dinu Lipatti and Wilhelm Backhaus. 

Jul 25, 2023
Strange Music

Songs include: Strange Enchantment, Strange Things Are Happening, A Strange Fact, Strange As It Seems, Strange Fruit and Strange Blues. Musicians include: Billie Holiday, Artie Shaw, Red Buttons, June Valli, Nat King Cole, Harlin Lattimore and Coleman Hawkins. 

Jul 19, 2023
Leftovers #32

Songs include: Old Devil Moon, Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out, On the Mall, I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night, Beer Barrel Polka and Body and Soul. Musicians include: The Andrews Sisters, The Goldman Band, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Pinetop Smith, Serge Charlof, Charlie Parker and Gene Krupa. 

Jul 11, 2023
Independence Day 2023

Music includes: Anchors Aweigh, Semper Fidelis, The Caissons Go Rolling Along, Promenade, I Got Rhythm Variations, Look Sharp, Be Sharp and God Bless America.

Jul 03, 2023