(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 (two months ago) link
― calzino, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 22:24 (two months ago) link
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 06:17 (two 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (two weeks ago) link