(old thread title was now wrong, hope nobody minds my shifting to a new one for a couple of years)
Centuries of Sound is a monthly downloadable mix of music from a particular year (possibly this makes it a podcast, I dunno). I started with the 1850s and have now worked my way forward to 1917, the year Jazz finally bubbled up into the record, and the records.
Centuries of Sound - 1917
This one is a longer mix at over two hours and features 60 tracks, because it's an important year. There is a longish blog post on the birth of jazz recordings and various other supplementary materials under the link. I used to do packs of source files but found copyright lawyers sniffing around the site, so have had to stop them. I also have a monthly show on Cambridge 105 Radio and mixes for 2016 and 2017 which might be better places to get started.
There will be another mix put up every month until I get to the present, in just under a decade, hopefully.
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 21:56 (five months ago) link
― calzino, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 22:24 (five months ago) link
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 06:17 (five months ago) link
Here is 1918
This is the first and only WW1-themed mix. It has lots of Earl Fuller.
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 10 October 2019 21:07 (four months ago) link
To expand a bit.mp3, mixcloud, blog post, etc. all behind the link. The street is a bit more on history than music for this one, but there is still plenty of very early jazz, Earl Fuller is the best thing on there, maybe, but the middle eastern and south American stuff is really worth checking out too.Tracks0:00:17 Charles Ross Taggart – Uncle Zed Buys a Graphophone (Excerpt 1)0:00:30 Earl Fuller’s Rector Novelty Orchestra – Russian Rag0:03:35 Charles Ross Taggart – Uncle Zed Buys a Graphophone (Excerpt 2)0:04:12 Original Dixieland Jass Band – At the Jazz Band Ball0:06:49 Wilbur Sweatman’s Original Jazz Band – Dallas Blues0:09:56 Rector Novelty Orchestra – Singapore0:13:16 Nora Bayes – Regretful Blues0:14:50 J.J. Pershing – Address From France, April 19180:15:19 Arthur Fields – Yanks Started Yanking0:16:19 Premier Quartet and Company – A Submarine Attack (Excerpt 1)0:16:42 Al Jolson – Tell That To The Marines0:18:06 Henry Burr & Peerless Quartet – Submarine Attack Somewhere At Sea (Excerpt 1)0:18:20 Marion Harris – Goodbye Alexander0:21:42 Henry Burr & Lt Gitz Rice – Life In A Trench In Belgium (Excerpt 1)0:21:57 Arthur Collins – When Tony Goes Over The Top0:23:26 Henry Burr & Lt Gitz Rice – Life In A Trench In Belgium (Excerpt 2)0:23:56 Arthur Fields – Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning0:26:35 Henry Burr & Peerless Quartet – Submarine Attack Somewhere At Sea (Excerpt 2)0:27:03 Imperial Marimba Band – General Pershing March0:27:33 Premier Quartet and Company – A Submarine Attack (Excerpt 2)0:27:41 The Peerless Quartet – Au Revoir, But Not Goodbye Soldier Boy0:29:50 Thomas Alva Edison – Let Us Not Forget – A Message to the American People (Excerpt 1)0:30:20 Harry Lauder – Don’t Let Us Sing Anymore About War0:32:24 Thomas Alva Edison – Let Us Not Forget – A Message to the American People (Excerpt 20:32:52 Courtland And Jeffries – Good-Bye-Ee0:35:28 Metropolitan Military Band – Grand Peace Record0:36:18 Honey Land Jazz Band – Steve0:38:07 Monroe Silver – Cohen on his Honeymoon (Excerpt 1)0:38:16 Wilbur Sweatman’s Original Jazz Band – Ev’rybody’s Crazy ‘Bout the Doggone Blues But I’m Happy0:41:07 Monroe Silver – Cohen on his Honeymoon (Excerpt 2)0:41:17 Joseph C Smith’s Orchestra – Rose Room0:42:59 Eugene Jaudas Society Orchestra – Howdy One Step0:44:42 Billy Murray – K-K-K Katy0:47:25 Ethel C. Olson – A Norwegian Woman Using the Telephone0:47:35 Bohumir Kryl – Where The River Shannon Flows0:49:31 Marika Papagika – Smyrneiko Minore0:52:13 Zabelle Panosian – Groung (Crane)0:56:18 Amelita GalliCurci – Crepuscule0:59:14 Roland Hayes – Arioso from ‘Pagliacci’ (‘Vesti la giubba’)1:01:52 Theodore Roosevelt – Right Of The People To Rule (Excerpt 1)1:02:32 Sexteto Habanero Godínez – Rosa, que linda eres1:04:12 Pixinguinha – Os Oito Batutas1:05:39 Fercor – La Commemorazione Di Cesare Battisti A Milano (Excerpt 1)1:05:45 Orquesta De Enrique – El Biberon De Benitin1:07:59 Yerkes’ Jazarimba Orchestra – Jazzie Addie1:09:37 Theodore Roosevelt – Right Of The People To Rule (Excerpt 2)1:09:50 Earl Fuller – Jazz De Luxe1:13:52 Samuel Siegel & Marie Caveny – Ragtime Echoes1:14:37 Pietro Frosini – New York Blues1:16:16 Abe Schwartz Orchestra – Der Shtiller Bulgar1:19:16 Harry Kandel’s Orchestra – Der Nicolaiver Bulgar1:22:01 Eubie Blake Trio – Hungarian Rag1:24:53 Bert Williams – Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting1:27:32 Fercor – La Commemorazione Di Cesare Battisti A Milano (Excerpt 2)1:27:55 Louisiana Five – Laughing Blues1:30:35 Frisco Jazz Band – Johnson Jass Blues1:34:47 Original Dixieland Jazz Band – Skeleton Jangle1:37:39 Maude Powell – Poupee Valsante (Waltzing Doll)1:39:44 Charles Harrison – I’m Always Chasing Rainbows
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 11 October 2019 06:59 (four months ago) link
"the street"? sorry, I have a cold and no idea what I meant to write there.
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 11 October 2019 07:00 (four months ago) link
This is absolutely awesome work you're doing, don't let the lack of commenters on that blog discourage you.
― Siegbran, Friday, 11 October 2019 11:25 (four months ago) link
Thanks Siegbran, don't really expect anyone to comment on the blog, last one was someone complaining about the "criminal" lack of Luigi Russolo in 1913 (there are no recordings of Luigi Russolo from 1913) - I can always see people are downloading the mix (on whatever platform) so that's enough for me.
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 11 October 2019 13:56 (four months ago) link
New mix up! 1919, a hundred years ago.
I didn't have much to say about the year in general, so wrote an essay about James Reese Europe instead, you can find that under the link.
I also redesigned the main site, think it looks better / less cluttered now. centuriesofsound.com
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 7 November 2019 21:19 (three months ago) link
I've made it to the 1920s.
This one features Mamie Smith, "Queen of the Blues," and the whole explosion of what is clumsily called "classical female blues" on wikipedia. Also Marion Harris, Al Jolson, Lucille Hegamin, George Gershwin, Leopold Stokowski, "I Belong To Glasgow" and lots of early jazz.
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 6 December 2019 07:38 (two months ago) link
Here's the tracklisting.
0:00:17 Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds – Crazy Blues0:03:44 Yerkes’ Happy Six – Shake Your Little Shoulder0:06:33 Lucille Hegamin – Jazz Me Blues0:08:58 Paul Whiteman – Wang Wang Blues0:12:15 Marion Harris – I Ain’t Got Nobody0:14:28 George Gershwin – Swanee0:16:03 Al Jolson – Swanee0:18:37 All-Star Trio – Swanee0:19:33 Louisiana Five – Clarinet Squawk0:22:19 Wilbur Sweatman’s Original Jazz Band – Think of Me Little Daddy0:23:46 Arthur Collins – Old Man Jazz0:25:55 George Hamilton Green Novelty Orchestra – Oriental Stars0:28:04 Ada Jones and Steve Porter – Backyard Conversation Between Mrs. Reilly and Mrs. Finnegan (Excerpt 1)0:28:16 Noble Sissle – Great Camp Meetin’ Day0:30:54 Rudy Wiedoeft + Orchestra – Saxema0:33:28 Milo Rega’s Dance Orchestra – Young Man’s Fancy0:36:33 Plantation Jazz Orchestra – Murder0:39:04 Aleister Crowley- The Call Of The First And Second Aethyr (Excerpt 1)0:39:23 Marika Papagika – O Marcos Botsaris0:40:33 Mozmar Caire Orchestra – Raks Baladi Hag Ibrahim (Country Dance)0:43:24 Original Dixieland Jazz Band – Soudan0:46:26 Aleister Crowley- The Call Of The First And Second Aethyr (Excerpt 2)0:46:55 Zeki Duygulu – Karciar Taksim0:48:00 Abe Schwartz – National Hora Pt.20:50:27 Joseph Shlisky – Omar Rabi Elozor0:53:29 Kandel’s Orchestra – A Freilachs von Der Chuppe (A Happy Dance from the Wedding Ceremony)0:55:34 Mishka Ziganoff – Odessa Bulgar0:56:50 Columbia Saxophone Sextette – Crocodile1:00:08 Calvin Coolidge – Gov Coolidge for Vice President1:00:21 Art Hickman – Love Nest1:01:49 Mamie Smith – Don’t Care Blues1:04:46 Yerkes’ Novelty Five – Bo La Bo1:06:22 Raderman’s Jazz Orchestra – Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me1:08:32 Ted Lewis – When My Baby Smiles At Me1:10:09 Harry Raderman’s Jazz Orchestra – Peacock Walk1:12:52 Warren G Harding – Speech1:13:10 Bert Williams – When The Moon Shines on The Moonshine1:15:46 Max Fells’ Della Robbia Orchestra – La Veeda1:18:20 Orquesta Felipe Valdes – Bombo Camara1:19:37 Ben Hokea – Honolulu March1:22:11 Hawaiian Trio – Hawaiian Twilight1:24:51 All-Star Trio – Oh! By Jingo!1:26:47 Yerkes’ Blue Bird Orchestra – Scandal Walk1:29:39 Louisiana Five – Weeping Willow Blues1:31:44 George Gershwin – Singing The Blues1:33:28 Leopold Stokowski & The Philadelphia Orchestra – Beethoven Symphony no 8 in F Movement 21:36:33 Will Fyffe – I Belong To Glasgow1:40:29 Carl Fenton – On Miami Shore (+ Rudy Wiedoeft)1:42:16 Ada Jones and Steve Porter – Backyard Conversation Between Mrs. Reilly and Mrs. Finnegan (Excerpt 2)
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 6 December 2019 08:00 (two months ago) link
...and I should probably put this here for completeness - I do a "contemporary" mix every January - this one got a bit out of control. Back to 1921 next month.
Complete tracklisting is behind the link, this is just the music.
0:00:20 Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury – Excerpt from “Annihilation” OST0:00:51 Mount Eerie – Distortion0:01:07 MGMT – When You Die0:02:02 Ravyn Lenae – Sticky0:03:58 Grace Vonderkuhn – Worry0:05:54 Anna von Hausswolff – The Truth, the Glow, the Fall0:07:27 Tune-Yards – Colonizer0:09:07 Spice – Tik Tak0:10:41 Hoodboi – Glide feat. Tkay Maidza0:13:13 Nilufer Yanya – Thanks 4 Nothing0:15:29 Leif – Number 130:17:14 JPEGMAFIA – 1539 N. Calvert0:18:47 Kero Kero Bonito – Only Acting0:22:50 E Ruscha V – Who Are You0:24:03 ionnalee – Blazing0:24:52 Simmy ft. Sun-EL Musician – Ubala0:26:51 Peach – Silky0:29:40 700 Bliss – Cosmic Slop0:31:05 Stormzy – Brit Awards Performance0:31:34 Loski – Cool Kid0:33:41 Andrew W.K. – Music Is Worth Living For0:36:20 Jon Hopkins – Emerald Rush0:40:05 Natalie Prass – Short Court Style0:42:16 Doja Cat – Go To Town0:44:46 Novelist – Stop Killing the Mandem0:45:50 Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)0:47:21 Bicep – Opal (Four Tet Remix)0:49:31 Grouper – Parking Lot0:52:00 Sarah Davachi – Hours in the Evening0:53:08 Hammock – Build a Castle (Reinterpretation)0:55:32 Cavern Of Anti-Matter – Solarised Sound0:58:01 Tyler, The Creator – OKRA0:59:42 Jimothy Lacoste – Subway System1:02:08 Gila – 106 Slipper1:03:09 Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – Peacock1:04:33 Henry Kaiser – Spoonful1:04:50 Sons of Kemet – My Queen Is Ada Eastman1:08:23 Cazzu – Chapiadora1:10:31 Kali Uchis – In My Dreams1:12:00 Autechre – All End1:14:40 KAREN MEAT – Overdwelled1:17:13 Donato Dozzy – Cleo1:19:16 Róisín Murphy – All My Dreams1:21:17 DJ Koze – Pick Up1:22:45 Valee – Womp Womp (feat. Jeremih)1:24:16 Childish Gambino – This Is America (Video Version)1:26:35 Joy O, Ben Vince – Transition 21:28:04 Simian Mobile Disco – Defender (feat. The Deep Throat Choir)1:29:33 Laura Jean – Girls On The TV1:33:56 MEUTE – You & Me (Flume Remix)1:37:33 Pusha T – If You Know You Know1:39:22 Daphne & Celeste – BB1:43:14 Melody’s Echo Chamber – Quand Les Larmes D’un Ange Font Danser La Neige1:46:30 Lizzo – Boys1:48:31 YOTA ft. MF DOOM – Drop the Bomb1:50:05 Colin Stetson – Steve1:51:34 Low – Fly1:55:54 Hilary Woods – Sever1:57:42 BLACKPINK – DDU-DU DDU-DU1:59:30 DeJ Loaf feat. Leon Bridges – Liberated2:01:56 Sophie – Immaterial2:03:31 Koelsch & Tiga – HAL2:06:19 Ella Mai – Boo’d Up2:08:43 Emily Harrison – I’d like to thank the Academy (Tips on getting Prozac from your GP)2:09:12 Mr Twin Sister – Jaipur2:12:13 Denzel Curry – Black Balloons2:14:31 Charli XCX – Focus2:17:00 Mitski – Nobody2:19:23 Moses Sumney – Rank & File2:20:55 Yves Tumor – Noid2:23:00 Daniel Avery – Quick Eternity (Four Tet Remix)2:24:11 Daveed Diggs – Blindspotting – End Rap Scene2:26:11 CHVRCHES – Out of My Head (feat. Wednesday Campanella)2:28:55 Christine and the Queens – 5 Dollars2:30:47 Kink – Perth (Dusky Remix)2:31:35 Mac Miller – What’s the Use (feat. Thundercat)2:35:00 Diana Gordon – Wolverine2:36:16 Oh Sees – Sentient Oona2:40:25 mewithoutYou – Julia (or, ‘Holy to the LORD’ on the Bells of Horses)2:42:29 Louis Cole – When You’re Ugly2:44:21 Paul Woolford feat. Kim English – Hang Up Your Hang Ups (The Only One) (CamelPhat Remix)2:45:35 Szun Waves – Temple2:47:30 Thom Yorke – Unmade2:50:00 Tim Hecker – This Life2:50:59 Suede – Roadkill2:52:45 Illingsworth – Greens2:53:50 Miljon – What Does It Take2:55:50 Julia Holter – I Shall Love 23:00:02 Shackleton – Wakefulness & Obsession3:02:01 Bruce – What3:03:35 Low – Tempest3:05:46 AdriAnne Lenker – Symbol3:07:54 Sigrid – Sucker Punch3:10:23 Lafawndah – Joseph3:11:22 Marie Davidson – Work It3:13:52 Lando Chill – Peso (feat. Quelle Chris & REY)3:15:26 Toro y Moi – Freelance3:17:16 Sam Wilkes – Tonight feat. Sam Gendel, Louis Cole & Brian Green3:20:47 Daughters – Long Road No Turns3:23:31 Neneh Cherry – Natural Skin Deep3:25:07 Lone – Pulsar3:26:20 Makaya McCraven – Mantra3:27:47 Kelly Moran – Radian3:29:07 Octo Octa – Beam Me Up (To The Goddess Mix)3:30:57 The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Merrie Land3:34:08 Zuli – Nari (feat. Abyusif, Mado $am, Abanob, R-Rhyme)3:35:20 Earl Sweatshirt – Nowhere2go3:36:37 Jonathan Personne – Comme Personne3:38:18 The 1975 – Love It If We Made It3:41:53 Holly Herndon & Jlin (feat. Spawn) – Godmother3:43:10 Beta Librae – Problem Solving Program3:45:10 Lubomyr Melnyk – Barcarolle3:47:50 Andrew Bird – Bloodless
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 13 January 2020 10:10 (one month ago) link
Ok, back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Centuries of Sound - 1921
Streaming / download options behind the link as usual.
0:00:17 Harry E. Humphrey – Santa Claus hides in your phonograph (Excerpt 1)0:00:32 American Symphony Orchestra – Ride of the Valkyries0:01:30 Harry E. Humphrey – Santa Claus hides in your phonograph (Excerpt 2)0:01:41 Zez Confrey – Kitten On The Keys0:04:42 Shelton Brooks & Co. – Darktown Court Room0:04:50 The Jazz Hounds – Royal Garden Blues0:07:47 Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds – ‘U’ Need Some Lovin’ Blues0:10:40 Justine Roberts – The Shop Girl (Excerpt 1)0:10:50 Ladd’s Black Aces – Aunt Hagar’s Children’s Blues0:14:01 Justine Roberts – The Shop Girl (Excerpt 2)0:14:11 Lucille Hegamin – Wabash Blues0:17:24 John Riley – Casey Departing to Congress0:17:29 Fletcher Henderson – There Ain’t No Nothin’0:20:39 Isham Jones – Wabash Blues0:23:37 Yerkes’ Happy Six – Yokohama Lullaby0:25:32 Carl Fenton with Rudy Wiedoeft – Biminy Bay0:28:45 Sergei Esenin – Confessions Of A Hooligan (Excerpt 1)0:29:16 Luigi Russolo – Serenata0:31:14 Sergei Esenin – Confessions Of A Hooligan (Excerpt 2)0:31:30 Jacob Gegna – A Tfileh fun Mendel Beilis0:34:58 Claudia Muzio – Sei Forse L’angelo Fedele0:37:42 Bucca-Perez Co. – Nofriu al Telefono0:37:52 Agustín Barrios – Tarantella0:40:10 Achilleas Poulos – Kamomatou0:42:06 Bucca-Perez Co. – Nofriu Buscevicu0:42:18 Doumoua Ellaini – Aicha0:43:13 Grupo Pixinguinha – Domingo Eu Vou Lá0:45:14 Grupo Do Moringa – No Rancho0:47:41 Warren G. Harding – Opening of Limitation of Armaments Conference0:47:55 Michael Coleman – Bag of Spuds0:48:44 Ford Hanford – My Old Kentucky Home0:49:20 Kandel’s Orchestra – Kandel’s Bulgar0:51:21 Marcus Garvey – Objects of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (Excerpt 1)0:51:36 Eubie Blake – Sounds Of Africa0:53:07 Marcus Garvey – Objects of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (Excerpt 2)0:53:32 Rudy Wiedoeft’s Californians – Jabberwocky0:56:45 Gene Rodimichs Orchestra – Home Again Blues0:58:45 Edgar A. Guest – Wait Till Your Pa Comes Home0:59:26 Al Weston & Irene Young – At The Circus1:01:34 Maurice Chevalier – Je N’ Ose Pas1:04:10 Bert Williams – Unexpectedly1:05:41 William Cahill – Dinnie Donohue on Prohibition1:05:55 Sam Moore and Horace Davis – Laughing Rag1:08:26 Empire Vaudeville Co. – Down At Finnegan’s1:08:36 Ethel Waters’ Jazz Masters – Bugle Blues (introducing Old Miss Blues)1:11:11 Original Dixieland Jazz Band – St Louis Blues1:14:23 Lanin’s Southern Serenaders – Shake It & Break It1:17:19 Fletcher Henderson – Unknown Blues1:18:46 Paul Whiteman – Humming1:21:11 Green Brothers – Moonbeams1:23:51 Newport Society Orchestra – Yoo Hoo1:25:43 Benson Orchestra Of Chicago – Ain’t We Got Fun1:28:49 Brown and Terry Jazzola Boys – Saxophone Blues1:30:45 James P Johnson – Keep Off The Grass1:33:02 Sissle’s Sizzling Syncopators – Low Down Blues1:35:34 Justine Roberts – The Shop Girl (Excerpt 3)1:35:44 Mamie Smith – Lovin’ Sam From Alabam’1:38:19 Harry E. Humphrey – Santa Claus hides in your phonograph (Excerpt 3)
― Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 3 February 2020 21:43 (one week ago) link
Only listened to a bit because it spurred me into a mamie smith youtube wormhole - she's so good! But good work you do here CAAL.
― calzino, Monday, 3 February 2020 22:18 (one week ago) link
Can’t wait to listen to this. I love “Santa Claud Hides In Your Phonograph”
― turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Monday, 3 February 2020 22:20 (one week ago) link
Cheers both! Yes, that is absolutely one of the creepiest recordings of the era, more so even than Okkulte Stimmen, that's why I chose it as the lead-in.
― Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 12:30 (one week ago) link
Not sure where to put this, but wanted to share with whoever is interested.
This is Al Bowlly performing Minnie The Moocher! It actually isn't that bad, pretty sure Al doesn't understand what "kicking the gong around" entails though.
― Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 12:04 (one week ago) link
pretty sure Al doesn't understand what "kicking the gong around" entails though.
He recorded, what, 600 songs in the early 30s? Now, it was more common then to record that many songs in a short space of time, but I wouldn't bet against Bowlly having done coke!
― Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 12:16 (one week ago) link
Oh wow, idk how I missed these.
― With considerable charm, you still have made a choice (Sund4r), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 12:21 (one week ago) link
wow this looks awesome
― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 12:23 (one week ago) link
I wouldn't bet against Bowlly having done coke!
Sure, but by my understanding "kicking the gong around" means smoking opium, and he really doesn't seem the type.
― Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 12:40 (one week ago) link
Ah I see, my bad!
― Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 13:01 (one week ago) link
I am about to start listening to 1933 and don't have anywhere near as much material as I had in, say, 1928. I know, the depression wasn't great for the record business.So I've made this google sheet where people can add suggestions. I need not just music, but movie scenes, radio, newsreels, any audio which would work.If you want to suggest anything, just click the link, click 'Open with Google Sheets' then go to the 1933 tab and add away. Adding for other years is also fine!
― Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 16 February 2020 18:52 (forty-two minutes ago) link