Between the Wars AKA The Jazz Age AKA Centuries of Sound Volume 2

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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.

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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 (ten months ago) link

bookmarked

calzino, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 22:24 (ten months ago) link

cheers calz!

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 06:17 (ten months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Here is 1918

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https://centuriesofsound.com/2019/10/10/1918/

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 (nine 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.

Tracks
0:00:17 Charles Ross Taggart – Uncle Zed Buys a Graphophone (Excerpt 1)
0:00:30 Earl Fuller’s Rector Novelty Orchestra – Russian Rag
0:03:35 Charles Ross Taggart – Uncle Zed Buys a Graphophone (Excerpt 2)
0:04:12 Original Dixieland Jass Band – At the Jazz Band Ball
0:06:49 Wilbur Sweatman’s Original Jazz Band – Dallas Blues
0:09:56 Rector Novelty Orchestra – Singapore
0:13:16 Nora Bayes – Regretful Blues
0:14:50 J.J. Pershing – Address From France, April 1918
0:15:19 Arthur Fields – Yanks Started Yanking
0:16:19 Premier Quartet and Company – A Submarine Attack (Excerpt 1)
0:16:42 Al Jolson – Tell That To The Marines
0:18:06 Henry Burr & Peerless Quartet – Submarine Attack Somewhere At Sea (Excerpt 1)
0:18:20 Marion Harris – Goodbye Alexander
0:21:42 Henry Burr & Lt Gitz Rice – Life In A Trench In Belgium (Excerpt 1)
0:21:57 Arthur Collins – When Tony Goes Over The Top
0:23:26 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 Morning
0:26:35 Henry Burr & Peerless Quartet – Submarine Attack Somewhere At Sea (Excerpt 2)
0:27:03 Imperial Marimba Band – General Pershing March
0:27:33 Premier Quartet and Company – A Submarine Attack (Excerpt 2)
0:27:41 The Peerless Quartet – Au Revoir, But Not Goodbye Soldier Boy
0:29:50 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 War
0:32:24 Thomas Alva Edison – Let Us Not Forget – A Message to the American People (Excerpt 2
0:32:52 Courtland And Jeffries – Good-Bye-Ee
0:35:28 Metropolitan Military Band – Grand Peace Record
0:36:18 Honey Land Jazz Band – Steve
0:38:07 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 Happy
0:41:07 Monroe Silver – Cohen on his Honeymoon (Excerpt 2)
0:41:17 Joseph C Smith’s Orchestra – Rose Room
0:42:59 Eugene Jaudas Society Orchestra – Howdy One Step
0:44:42 Billy Murray – K-K-K Katy
0:47:25 Ethel C. Olson – A Norwegian Woman Using the Telephone
0:47:35 Bohumir Kryl – Where The River Shannon Flows
0:49:31 Marika Papagika – Smyrneiko Minore
0:52:13 Zabelle Panosian – Groung (Crane)
0:56:18 Amelita GalliCurci – Crepuscule
0:59:14 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 eres
1:04:12 Pixinguinha – Os Oito Batutas
1:05:39 Fercor – La Commemorazione Di Cesare Battisti A Milano (Excerpt 1)
1:05:45 Orquesta De Enrique – El Biberon De Benitin
1:07:59 Yerkes’ Jazarimba Orchestra – Jazzie Addie
1:09:37 Theodore Roosevelt – Right Of The People To Rule (Excerpt 2)
1:09:50 Earl Fuller – Jazz De Luxe
1:13:52 Samuel Siegel & Marie Caveny – Ragtime Echoes
1:14:37 Pietro Frosini – New York Blues
1:16:16 Abe Schwartz Orchestra – Der Shtiller Bulgar
1:19:16 Harry Kandel’s Orchestra – Der Nicolaiver Bulgar
1:22:01 Eubie Blake Trio – Hungarian Rag
1:24:53 Bert Williams – Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting
1:27:32 Fercor – La Commemorazione Di Cesare Battisti A Milano (Excerpt 2)
1:27:55 Louisiana Five – Laughing Blues
1:30:35 Frisco Jazz Band – Johnson Jass Blues
1:34:47 Original Dixieland Jazz Band – Skeleton Jangle
1:37:39 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine months ago) link

three weeks pass...

New mix up! 1919, a hundred years ago.

https://centuriesofsound.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/1919-square-small.jpg

https://centuriesofsound.com/2019/11/07/1919/

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 (eight months ago) link

four weeks pass...

I've made it to the 1920s.

https://centuriesofsound.com/2019/12/05/1920/

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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 (seven months ago) link

Here's the tracklisting.

0:00:17 Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds – Crazy Blues
0:03:44 Yerkes’ Happy Six – Shake Your Little Shoulder
0:06:33 Lucille Hegamin – Jazz Me Blues
0:08:58 Paul Whiteman – Wang Wang Blues
0:12:15 Marion Harris – I Ain’t Got Nobody
0:14:28 George Gershwin – Swanee
0:16:03 Al Jolson – Swanee
0:18:37 All-Star Trio – Swanee
0:19:33 Louisiana Five – Clarinet Squawk
0:22:19 Wilbur Sweatman’s Original Jazz Band – Think of Me Little Daddy
0:23:46 Arthur Collins – Old Man Jazz
0:25:55 George Hamilton Green Novelty Orchestra – Oriental Stars
0:28:04 Ada Jones and Steve Porter – Backyard Conversation Between Mrs. Reilly and Mrs. Finnegan (Excerpt 1)
0:28:16 Noble Sissle – Great Camp Meetin’ Day
0:30:54 Rudy Wiedoeft + Orchestra – Saxema
0:33:28 Milo Rega’s Dance Orchestra – Young Man’s Fancy
0:36:33 Plantation Jazz Orchestra – Murder
0:39:04 Aleister Crowley- The Call Of The First And Second Aethyr (Excerpt 1)
0:39:23 Marika Papagika – O Marcos Botsaris
0:40:33 Mozmar Caire Orchestra – Raks Baladi Hag Ibrahim (Country Dance)
0:43:24 Original Dixieland Jazz Band – Soudan
0:46:26 Aleister Crowley- The Call Of The First And Second Aethyr (Excerpt 2)
0:46:55 Zeki Duygulu – Karciar Taksim
0:48:00 Abe Schwartz – National Hora Pt.2
0:50:27 Joseph Shlisky – Omar Rabi Elozor
0:53:29 Kandel’s Orchestra – A Freilachs von Der Chuppe (A Happy Dance from the Wedding Ceremony)
0:55:34 Mishka Ziganoff – Odessa Bulgar
0:56:50 Columbia Saxophone Sextette – Crocodile
1:00:08 Calvin Coolidge – Gov Coolidge for Vice President
1:00:21 Art Hickman – Love Nest
1:01:49 Mamie Smith – Don’t Care Blues
1:04:46 Yerkes’ Novelty Five – Bo La Bo
1:06:22 Raderman’s Jazz Orchestra – Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me
1:08:32 Ted Lewis – When My Baby Smiles At Me
1:10:09 Harry Raderman’s Jazz Orchestra – Peacock Walk
1:12:52 Warren G Harding – Speech
1:13:10 Bert Williams – When The Moon Shines on The Moonshine
1:15:46 Max Fells’ Della Robbia Orchestra – La Veeda
1:18:20 Orquesta Felipe Valdes – Bombo Camara
1:19:37 Ben Hokea – Honolulu March
1:22:11 Hawaiian Trio – Hawaiian Twilight
1:24:51 All-Star Trio – Oh! By Jingo!
1:26:47 Yerkes’ Blue Bird Orchestra – Scandal Walk
1:29:39 Louisiana Five – Weeping Willow Blues
1:31:44 George Gershwin – Singing The Blues
1:33:28 Leopold Stokowski & The Philadelphia Orchestra – Beethoven Symphony no 8 in F Movement 2
1:36:33 Will Fyffe – I Belong To Glasgow
1:40:29 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 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

...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.

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https://centuriesofsound.com/2020/01/13/2018/

Complete tracklisting is behind the link, this is just the music.

0:00:20 Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury – Excerpt from “Annihilation” OST
0:00:51 Mount Eerie – Distortion
0:01:07 MGMT – When You Die
0:02:02 Ravyn Lenae – Sticky
0:03:58 Grace Vonderkuhn – Worry
0:05:54 Anna von Hausswolff – The Truth, the Glow, the Fall
0:07:27 Tune-Yards – Colonizer
0:09:07 Spice – Tik Tak
0:10:41 Hoodboi – Glide feat. Tkay Maidza
0:13:13 Nilufer Yanya – Thanks 4 Nothing
0:15:29 Leif – Number 13
0:17:14 JPEGMAFIA – 1539 N. Calvert
0:18:47 Kero Kero Bonito – Only Acting
0:22:50 E Ruscha V – Who Are You
0:24:03 ionnalee – Blazing
0:24:52 Simmy ft. Sun-EL Musician – Ubala
0:26:51 Peach – Silky
0:29:40 700 Bliss – Cosmic Slop
0:31:05 Stormzy – Brit Awards Performance
0:31:34 Loski – Cool Kid
0:33:41 Andrew W.K. – Music Is Worth Living For
0:36:20 Jon Hopkins – Emerald Rush
0:40:05 Natalie Prass – Short Court Style
0:42:16 Doja Cat – Go To Town
0:44:46 Novelist – Stop Killing the Mandem
0:45:50 Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)
0:47:21 Bicep – Opal (Four Tet Remix)
0:49:31 Grouper – Parking Lot
0:52:00 Sarah Davachi – Hours in the Evening
0:53:08 Hammock – Build a Castle (Reinterpretation)
0:55:32 Cavern Of Anti-Matter – Solarised Sound
0:58:01 Tyler, The Creator – OKRA
0:59:42 Jimothy Lacoste – Subway System
1:02:08 Gila – 106 Slipper
1:03:09 Jean Grae & Quelle Chris – Peacock
1:04:33 Henry Kaiser – Spoonful
1:04:50 Sons of Kemet – My Queen Is Ada Eastman
1:08:23 Cazzu – Chapiadora
1:10:31 Kali Uchis – In My Dreams
1:12:00 Autechre – All End
1:14:40 KAREN MEAT – Overdwelled
1:17:13 Donato Dozzy – Cleo
1:19:16 Róisín Murphy – All My Dreams
1:21:17 DJ Koze – Pick Up
1:22:45 Valee – Womp Womp (feat. Jeremih)
1:24:16 Childish Gambino – This Is America (Video Version)
1:26:35 Joy O, Ben Vince – Transition 2
1:28:04 Simian Mobile Disco – Defender (feat. The Deep Throat Choir)
1:29:33 Laura Jean – Girls On The TV
1:33:56 MEUTE – You & Me (Flume Remix)
1:37:33 Pusha T – If You Know You Know
1:39:22 Daphne & Celeste – BB
1:43:14 Melody’s Echo Chamber – Quand Les Larmes D’un Ange Font Danser La Neige
1:46:30 Lizzo – Boys
1:48:31 YOTA ft. MF DOOM – Drop the Bomb
1:50:05 Colin Stetson – Steve
1:51:34 Low – Fly
1:55:54 Hilary Woods – Sever
1:57:42 BLACKPINK – DDU-DU DDU-DU
1:59:30 DeJ Loaf feat. Leon Bridges – Liberated
2:01:56 Sophie – Immaterial
2:03:31 Koelsch & Tiga – HAL
2:06:19 Ella Mai – Boo’d Up
2:08:43 Emily Harrison – I’d like to thank the Academy (Tips on getting Prozac from your GP)
2:09:12 Mr Twin Sister – Jaipur
2:12:13 Denzel Curry – Black Balloons
2:14:31 Charli XCX – Focus
2:17:00 Mitski – Nobody
2:19:23 Moses Sumney – Rank & File
2:20:55 Yves Tumor – Noid
2:23:00 Daniel Avery – Quick Eternity (Four Tet Remix)
2:24:11 Daveed Diggs – Blindspotting – End Rap Scene
2:26:11 CHVRCHES – Out of My Head (feat. Wednesday Campanella)
2:28:55 Christine and the Queens – 5 Dollars
2:30:47 Kink – Perth (Dusky Remix)
2:31:35 Mac Miller – What’s the Use (feat. Thundercat)
2:35:00 Diana Gordon – Wolverine
2:36:16 Oh Sees – Sentient Oona
2:40:25 mewithoutYou – Julia (or, ‘Holy to the LORD’ on the Bells of Horses)
2:42:29 Louis Cole – When You’re Ugly
2:44:21 Paul Woolford feat. Kim English – Hang Up Your Hang Ups (The Only One) (CamelPhat Remix)
2:45:35 Szun Waves – Temple
2:47:30 Thom Yorke – Unmade
2:50:00 Tim Hecker – This Life
2:50:59 Suede – Roadkill
2:52:45 Illingsworth – Greens
2:53:50 Miljon – What Does It Take
2:55:50 Julia Holter – I Shall Love 2
3:00:02 Shackleton – Wakefulness & Obsession
3:02:01 Bruce – What
3:03:35 Low – Tempest
3:05:46 AdriAnne Lenker – Symbol
3:07:54 Sigrid – Sucker Punch
3:10:23 Lafawndah – Joseph
3:11:22 Marie Davidson – Work It
3:13:52 Lando Chill – Peso (feat. Quelle Chris & REY)
3:15:26 Toro y Moi – Freelance
3:17:16 Sam Wilkes – Tonight feat. Sam Gendel, Louis Cole & Brian Green
3:20:47 Daughters – Long Road No Turns
3:23:31 Neneh Cherry – Natural Skin Deep
3:25:07 Lone – Pulsar
3:26:20 Makaya McCraven – Mantra
3:27:47 Kelly Moran – Radian
3:29:07 Octo Octa – Beam Me Up (To The Goddess Mix)
3:30:57 The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Merrie Land
3:34:08 Zuli – Nari (feat. Abyusif, Mado $am, Abanob, R-Rhyme)
3:35:20 Earl Sweatshirt – Nowhere2go
3:36:37 Jonathan Personne – Comme Personne
3:38:18 The 1975 – Love It If We Made It
3:41:53 Holly Herndon & Jlin (feat. Spawn) – Godmother
3:43:10 Beta Librae – Problem Solving Program
3:45:10 Lubomyr Melnyk – Barcarolle
3:47:50 Andrew Bird – Bloodless

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 13 January 2020 10:10 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Ok, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Centuries of Sound - 1921

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Streaming / download options behind the link as usual.

Tracks

0:00:17 Harry E. Humphrey – Santa Claus hides in your phonograph (Excerpt 1)
0:00:32 American Symphony Orchestra – Ride of the Valkyries
0:01:30 Harry E. Humphrey – Santa Claus hides in your phonograph (Excerpt 2)
0:01:41 Zez Confrey – Kitten On The Keys
0:04:42 Shelton Brooks & Co. – Darktown Court Room
0:04:50 The Jazz Hounds – Royal Garden Blues
0:07:47 Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds – ‘U’ Need Some Lovin’ Blues
0:10:40 Justine Roberts – The Shop Girl (Excerpt 1)
0:10:50 Ladd’s Black Aces – Aunt Hagar’s Children’s Blues
0:14:01 Justine Roberts – The Shop Girl (Excerpt 2)
0:14:11 Lucille Hegamin – Wabash Blues
0:17:24 John Riley – Casey Departing to Congress
0:17:29 Fletcher Henderson – There Ain’t No Nothin’
0:20:39 Isham Jones – Wabash Blues
0:23:37 Yerkes’ Happy Six – Yokohama Lullaby
0:25:32 Carl Fenton with Rudy Wiedoeft – Biminy Bay
0:28:45 Sergei Esenin – Confessions Of A Hooligan (Excerpt 1)
0:29:16 Luigi Russolo – Serenata
0:31:14 Sergei Esenin – Confessions Of A Hooligan (Excerpt 2)
0:31:30 Jacob Gegna – A Tfileh fun Mendel Beilis
0:34:58 Claudia Muzio – Sei Forse L’angelo Fedele
0:37:42 Bucca-Perez Co. – Nofriu al Telefono
0:37:52 Agustín Barrios – Tarantella
0:40:10 Achilleas Poulos – Kamomatou
0:42:06 Bucca-Perez Co. – Nofriu Buscevicu
0:42:18 Doumoua Ellaini – Aicha
0:43:13 Grupo Pixinguinha – Domingo Eu Vou Lá
0:45:14 Grupo Do Moringa – No Rancho
0:47:41 Warren G. Harding – Opening of Limitation of Armaments Conference
0:47:55 Michael Coleman – Bag of Spuds
0:48:44 Ford Hanford – My Old Kentucky Home
0:49:20 Kandel’s Orchestra – Kandel’s Bulgar
0:51:21 Marcus Garvey – Objects of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (Excerpt 1)
0:51:36 Eubie Blake – Sounds Of Africa
0:53:07 Marcus Garvey – Objects of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (Excerpt 2)
0:53:32 Rudy Wiedoeft’s Californians – Jabberwocky
0:56:45 Gene Rodimichs Orchestra – Home Again Blues
0:58:45 Edgar A. Guest – Wait Till Your Pa Comes Home
0:59:26 Al Weston & Irene Young – At The Circus
1:01:34 Maurice Chevalier – Je N’ Ose Pas
1:04:10 Bert Williams – Unexpectedly
1:05:41 William Cahill – Dinnie Donohue on Prohibition
1:05:55 Sam Moore and Horace Davis – Laughing Rag
1:08:26 Empire Vaudeville Co. – Down At Finnegan’s
1:08:36 Ethel Waters’ Jazz Masters – Bugle Blues (introducing Old Miss Blues)
1:11:11 Original Dixieland Jazz Band – St Louis Blues
1:14:23 Lanin’s Southern Serenaders – Shake It & Break It
1:17:19 Fletcher Henderson – Unknown Blues
1:18:46 Paul Whiteman – Humming
1:21:11 Green Brothers – Moonbeams
1:23:51 Newport Society Orchestra – Yoo Hoo
1:25:43 Benson Orchestra Of Chicago – Ain’t We Got Fun
1:28:49 Brown and Terry Jazzola Boys – Saxophone Blues
1:30:45 James P Johnson – Keep Off The Grass
1:33:02 Sissle’s Sizzling Syncopators – Low Down Blues
1:35:34 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YViiv4KdY2Q

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 12:04 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months ago) link

wow this looks awesome

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 12:23 (five months 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 (five months ago) link

Ah I see, my bad!

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 13:01 (five months 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 (four months ago) link

Search 1933 on Spotify and selecting albums had some promising results, especially this Jail House Bound: John Lomax’s First Southern Prison Recording’s, 1933

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 16 February 2020 21:42 (four months ago) link

sorry if I'm polluting the thread here but I'm crap with spreadsheets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgfvzDEKTso

Champion Records 16627 - (In 1935 the Starr Piano Company sold some Gennett masters, and the Gennett and Champion trademarks to Decca Records.) Asa Martin - "Jake Walk Papa" (Recorded April 5, 1933) The "Jake" in the song refers to a Poison put into early bootleg alcohols (triorthocresylphosphate) Organophosphate poisoning Ginger Jake.

calzino, Sunday, 16 February 2020 22:24 (four months ago) link

lol I thought putting the youtube in quotes would stop it embedding

calzino, Sunday, 16 February 2020 22:25 (four months ago) link

Good recommendations, cheers! Yeah, that youtube embed code is tenacious.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 16 February 2020 23:02 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Here we go with 1922

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https://centuriesofsound.com/2020/03/02/1922/

0:00:20 Joe Hayman – Cohen Listens in on the Radio
0:00:27 Frederic Lamond – Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 5 ‘Emperor’
0:02:10 Monroe Silver – Cohen on the Radio
0:02:23 Edith Wilson – Rules And Regulations ‘signed Razor Jim’
0:05:33 Joe Hayman – Cohen Buys a Wireless Set
0:05:39 Ladd’s Black Aces – Virginia Blues
0:08:30 Sophie Tucker – High Brown Blues
0:11:36 Prof. Charles H. Collins – Victor Records for Health Exercises
0:11:59 Frank Guarente’s Georgians – Chicago
0:14:35 Sara Martin & Fats Waller – T Ain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do
0:17:24 James P. Johnson – Carolina Shout
0:20:04 Eva Taylor – Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home
0:22:58 Fats Waller – Birmingham Blues
0:25:54 The Virginians – Blue
0:27:41 Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds – Four O’Clock Blues
0:30:45 Mamie Smith – New Orleans
0:33:42 Ethel C. Olson – The Larson Kids Go Bathing (Excerpt 1)
0:33:59 Henry C. Gilliland And A. C. (Eck) Robertson – Arkansaw Traveler
0:36:53 Eck Robertson – Sally Gooden
0:39:57 Ethel C. Olson – The Larson Kids Go Bathing (Excerpt 2)
0:40:15 Rudy Wiedoeft – Saxema
0:41:44 New Orleans Rhythm Kings – Bugle Call Blues
0:44:03 Carl Fenton – Kitten On The Keys
0:46:24 Zez Confrey – Coaxing the Piano
0:49:03 Gilbert Girard – Santa Claus Tells of Mother Goose Land (Excerpt 1)
0:49:15 Original Memphis Five – Strutting At The Strutters Ball
0:52:13 Conchita Piquer – El Florero
0:55:13 La Argentinita – Una Vida De Mujer
0:55:30 Salgado do Carmo & Eugenio Cibelli – Fado popular
0:58:36 Agustín Barrios – Minueto
0:59:26 Robert Trucksess – Flow gently sweet afton & Bonnie, sweet Bessie
1:00:51 Gilbert Girard – Santa Claus Tells of Mother Goose Land (Excerpt 2)
1:01:08 Original Dixieland Jazz Band – Bow Wow Blues
1:04:21 Edith Wilson and Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds – Old Time Blues
1:06:07 Alberta Hunter – Down Hearted Blues
1:09:07 Ethel Waters – ‘Frisco Jazz Band Blues
1:12:32 Ed Gallaher & Al Shean – Mr Gallagher And Mr Shean
1:14:53 Anna Hoffman and Jacob Jacobs – Chana Pesel furht in an Automobile (Excerpt 1)
1:15:15 Anton Günther – Wu de Wälder haamlich rauschen
1:16:52 Anna Hoffman and Jacob Jacobs – Chana Pesel furht in an Automobile (Excerpt 2)
1:17:15 W. C. Handy’s Memphis Blues Band – St. Louis Blues
1:18:41 Lucille Hegamin – He May Be Your Man But He Comes To See Me Sometimes
1:20:41 The Cotton Pickers – Hot Lips
1:23:04 The Original Memphis Five – Ji-Ji-Boo
1:25:01 Carl Fenton + Rudy Wiedoeft – Georgia
1:26:47 Ethel Waters’ Jazz Masters – Tiger Rag
1:29:53 Guy Maiere and Lee Pattison – Espana Rhapsody
1:32:40 The Original Sacred Harp Choir – The Christian Warfare 179
1:33:32 Shimizu Itoko – Yasugi Bushi
1:35:18 Marika Papagika – Olympos Ke Kisavos
1:37:57 Monroe Silver – Cohen Becomes a Citizen
1:38:00 Harry Kandel’s Orchestra – Kiever Bulgar
1:40:33 Semen Kirsanov Reads Velimir Khlebnikov – Not To Panel!
1:40:59 Naftule Brandwein – Kallarash
1:44:08 Georgel – La Garçonne
1:45:13 Maurice Chevalier – Pas Pour Moi
1:47:40 Okeh Laughing Record – Okeh Laughing Record
1:50:29 Amelita Galli-Curci – Rimsky-Korsakov- Sadko – Song Of India

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 09:16 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Hello!

I'm compiling stuff for 1934 now - not just music but movie scenes, newsreels, radio, etc.

If you have any suggestions, please click this link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SrCI54fjCioSVuyRLLckVlnuNDGalZaB/view?usp=sharing

Then 'Open With Google Sheets' and select the '1934' tab.

It doesn't work on mobile for some reason.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 21 March 2020 20:16 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

1923

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Getting into the better-remembered 1920s now - mix includes Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Fletcher Henderson, Fred Astaire and as you can see, many more.

Download / stream / show notes / etc. here - https://centuriesofsound.com/2020/04/06/1923/

0:00:18 No Artist Listed – Morse Code Record. Part 1 (Excerpt 1)
0:00:35 King Oliver – Snake Rag
0:03:46 No Artist Listed – Morse Code Record. Part 1 (Excerpt 2)
0:03:54 Cotton Pickers with Billy Jones – You Tell Her I Stutter
0:06:49 Edgar Guest – A Heap o’ Livin’
0:06:58 Bessie Smith – Aggravatin’ Papa
0:10:04 Sara Martin – I Got What It Takes To Bring You Back (Excerpt 1)
0:10:21 Sara Martin – Atlanta Blues
0:13:11 Sara Martin – I Got What It Takes To Bring You Back (Excerpt 2)
0:13:57 Edith Wilson and Johnny Dunn Original Jazz Hounds – Evil Blues
0:17:14 Art Landry – Rip Saw Blues
0:19:56 Fletcher Henderson – West Indian Blues (Seven Brown Babies)
0:21:52 Esther Bigeou – West Indies Blues
0:24:39 Monroe’s String Orchestra – Old Lady Old Lady
0:26:10 Rosita Quiroga – Sollozos
0:29:24 Isa Kremer – Dwie Guitarre
0:30:16 Bishop Leadbetter of Sydney Australia – To Those Who Mourn (Excerpt 1)
0:30:35 Yossele Rosenblatt – Tal
0:32:33 Bishop Leadbetter of Sydney Australia – To Those Who Mourn (Excerpt 2)
0:32:51 Pablo Casals – Hebrew Melodies Op. 47
0:34:24 Naftule Brandwein’s Orchestra – Doina
0:36:38 Bessie Weisman – Vu Iz Mayn Yukel (Where is My Yukel)
0:38:34 Ignacy Ulatowski – Niemowa Kapelmaister (Excerpt 1)
0:38:41 Jacob Hoffman With Kandel’s Orchestra – Doina And Hora
0:40:55 Ignacy Ulatowski – Niemowa Kapelmaister (Excerpt 2)
0:41:00 Naftule Brandwein – Heyser Bulgar
0:44:05 Fred & Adele Astaire – Opening Dialogue
0:44:46 Fred & Adele Astaire – Whichness Of The Whatness
0:47:34 Eva Taylor – Oh Daddy Blues
0:50:12 Clarence Williams – Achin’ Hearted Blues
0:53;05 Sophie Tucker – You’ve Got To See Mama Every Night
0:55:47 Vic Meyers – Shake It And Break It
0:58:42 Frank Guarente’s Georgians – Learn To Do The Strut
1:01:28 Woodrow Wilson – Armistice Day Radio Address (Excerpt 1)
1:01:50 Marian Anderson – Deep River
1:04:55 Woodrow Wilson – Armistice Day Radio Address (Excerpt 2)
1:05:09 Huston Ray – Concert Fantasie
1:06:28 Anon (central Javanese gamelan) – Tedhak Saking
1:07:39 Clay Custer – The Rocks
1:09:10 Clara Smith – Kind Lovin’ Blues
1:12:09 Jelly Roll Morton – New Orleans Joys
1:14:54 Mamie Smith – I’m Gonna Get You
1:17:49 Abe Lyman – Weary Weazel (Tiger Rag)
1:21:00 Will Rogers – Will Rogers’ First Political Speech
1:21:21 Irving Kaufman with Bailey’s Lucky Seven – Yes, We Have No Bananas
1:23:54 King Oliver – Dipper Mouth Blues
1:26:06 Thomas Morris – Original Charleston Strut
1:28:50 Virginians – He May Be Your Man
1:31:59 Willy Derby – Loe Loe Ja Moe (Maggie Yes Ma)
1:33:31 Sara Martin & Sylvester Weaver – I’ve Got to Go and Leave My Da
1:36:07 Sylvester Weaver – Guitar Blues
1:39:00 Eck Robertson – Ragtime Annie
1:42:23 Fiddlin’ John Carson – The Old Hen Cackled & The Roosters Gonna Crow
1:44:12 Henry C. Gilliland And A. C. (Eck) Robertson – Turkey In The Straw
1:47:09 King George V of England – Empire Day Message
1:47:14 Pipe Major Henri Forsyth – Bagpipe Selection
1:47:59 Queen Mary of England – Empire Day Message
1:48:18 Marika Papagika – Ah! Giatre Mou
1:50:02 Edgar Guest – Ten Little Mice
1:50:24 The Benson Orchestra of Chicago – Dreams of India
1:52:14 New Orleans Rhythm Kings – Millenberg Joys
1:53:42 Rosetta Crawford – Down on the Levee Blues
1:56:00 Benny Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra – Elephants Wobble
1:59:06 Ida Cox – I’ve Got The Blues For Rampart Street
2:01:51 Sidney Bechet – Kansas City Man’s Blues
2:04:45 Fletcher Henderson – Do Doodle Oom
2:07:23 Clarence Williams’ Blue Five – Wild Cat Blues
2:10:20 Mamie Smith – Lady Luck Blues
2:13:28 Virginia Liston – Bed Time Blues
2:15:54 Bessie Smith – ‘Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
2:18:47 Norfolk Jazz Quartette – Sad Blues
2:19:54 Isham Jones – Farewell Blues

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 09:10 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Collecting recordings from 1935 now, if anyone has any to share, I'll be working on the '1935' tab on here over the weekend - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SrCI54fjCioSVuyRLLckVlnuNDGalZaB/view?usp=sharing (you need to click 'open with google sheets' - if it doesn't work then a comment here is fine too)

Also I'm recording next batch of radio shows (all here - https://centuriesofsound.com/tag/cambridge-105-shows/ - if you want a flavour of what it is) over zoom and need guests, if you know people who are willing to chat about music in years from 1917-1921 then please let me know.

Also also the 1924 mix is out on Monday, think it's a good one.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 1 May 2020 11:27 (two months ago) link

1924

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Here's my mix for 1924, this time it's a little different as I've sandwiched everything between the two halves of the original recording of Rhapsody in Blue, and written a bit of a sprawling blogpost to explain why. There really is a lot of exciting music here, a lot I will come back to later.

Please share with anyone you think might be interested - it's a struggle to keep this going these days, pretty confident I will anyway, but nice not to post it into the void.

Blog post, free stream & download, some other bits and pieces here - https://centuriesofsound.com/2020/05/04/1924/

These are the tracks, yeah it's a bit long.

0:00:17 WLAG – National Defense Day (Excerpt 1)
0:00:22 Paul Whiteman & His Concert Orchestra (the composer at the piano) – Rhapsody In Blue, Part 1
0:04:44 Wolverine Orchestra – Fidgety Feet
0:07:07 WLAG – National Defense Day (Excerpt 2)
0:07:13 Bessie Smith – Hateful Blues
0:10:12 J.D. Harris – The Grey Eagle
0:11:34 Fiddlin’ John Carson – Dixie Boll Weevil
0:13:24 Vernon Dalhart – Prisoner’s Song
0:16:37 Ernest V. Stoneman – The Titanic
0:18:41 Jasper Bisbee & Beulah Bisbee-Schuler – Opera Reel with Calls
0:20:34 Honorable James M. Curley – The Elks’ Eleven O’Clock Toast
0:20:59 Whistler and his Jugband – Jerry O’Mine
0:22:29 Emile Berliner – To His Grandson Bobby Frank (Excerpt 1)
0:22:33 Emmett Miller – Anytime
0:24:40 Emile Berliner – To His Grandson Bobby Frank (Excerpt 2)
0:24:43 Cliff Edwards – Fascinating Rhythm
0:27:07 Green Brothers – Fascinating Rhythm
0:28:52 Johnny Bayersdorffer and his Jazzola Novelty Orchestra – I Wonder Where My Easy Rider’s Gone
0:31:33 International Novelty Orchestra – Hey Hey And Hee Hee (with Rudy Wiedoeft)
0:33:32 Sioux City Six – Flock O’ Blues
0:36:08 George Mcclennon’s Jazz Devils – New Orleans Wiggle
0:38:32 Trixie Smith – Choo Choo Blues
0:41:04 Clarence Williams’ Blue Five – House Rent Blues (The Stomp)
0:43:59 Margaret Johnson – Absent Minded Blues
0:46:55 Johnny De Droit and his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra – The Swing
0:48:51 Calvin Coolidge – Speech
0:49:10 Virginia Liston – You’ve Got The Right Key But The Wrong Keyhole
0:57:18 King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band – London (Cafe) Blues
0:54:59 Arcadian Serenaders – Bobbed Haired Bobby
0:57:09 Oliver Naylor’s Seven Aces – Ain’t That Hateful
0:59:58 Charleston Seven – Nashville Nightingale
1:02:34 Johnny Dunn – Johnny Dunn’s Cornet Blues
1:03:35 Marion Harris – It Had To Be You
1:06:48 Jimmy Blythe – Chicago Stomp
1:09:39 Ted Weems and His Orchestra – Traveling Blues
1:12:06 Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra – Copenhagen
1:14:05 Fry Million Dollar Pier Dance Orchestra – Whom Do You Love
1:16:36 Billy Jones & Ernest Hare – I’m Gonna Bring A Watermelon To My Girl Tonight
1:18:30 Doc Cook – Scissor Grinder Joe
1:20:07 Edith Wilson – How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
1:21:53 Ma Rainey with The Pruitt Twins – Dream Blues
1:23:33 Sylvester Weaver – Guitar Rag
1:26:30 Sophie Tucker – Mama Goes Where Papa Goes (in Yiddish)
1:28:33 Yetta Zwerling – Yankele Karmantshik (Yankele Little Pickpocket)
1:30:09 Naftule Brandwein – Wie Bist Die Gewesen Vor Prohibition? (Where Were You Before Prohibition?)
1:33:11 Lady Cantor Madam Sophie Kurtzer – Kiddush
1:35:03 Emma Liébel – Pars
1:36:57 Georgius – La Plus Bath des Javas
1:39:51 FT Marinetti – La Battaglia di Adrianopoli (Excerpt 1)
1:40:08 George Olsen and his Music with Rudy Wiedoeft – Sax O Phun (take 3)
1:42:06 Wolverine Orchestra – Big Boy
1:44:52 Ray Miller and His Orchestra – Red Hot Mama
1:47:35 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra – Someone Loves You After All
1:50:51 The Red Onion Jazz Babies – Of All The Wrongs You’ve Done To Me
1:52:13 Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra – South
1:54:54 Bessie Smith – Rainy Weather Blues (7.5 low-key late-night drunken speakeasy sound, cut out 1:34 to 2:13)
1:57:45 Butterbeans & Susie – Construction Gang
2:00:50 Alf. Taylor and His Old Limber Quartet – Brother Noah Built an Ark
2:02:47 Sam Manning – Amba Cay La (7.5 Trinidad string band, cut out 1:37 to 2:39)
2:04:42 Juan de la Cruz y Bienvenido Leon – Que Partes el Alma – Rumba Son
2:06:14 Niño de Cabra y Ramón Montoya – Que Te Quise Con Locura (Malagueña)
2:08:17 Gaspare Marrone e Co. – Santa Genoveffa
2:08:28 Fatimah Bent Meddah And Kouider – Adhouh, Adhouh, Pt. 1
2:10:18 Sitt Wedoudah al-Manyalawiyyah with Sami al-Shawa – Asmar Helwah ya nas uhibuh
2:12:13 King George V – Speech at the opening of the British Empire Exhibition – 23 April 1924
2:12:26 Berlin State Opera Orchestra – Mahler Symphony #2 (Resurrection)
2:15:11 Bucca & Co. – Nofrio dal Barbiere
2:15:15 Orchestra, A. Paganucci director – 2nd record, Sept. 15, 1924
2:16:19 FT Marinetti – La Battaglia di Adrianopoli (Excerpt 2)
2:16:27 Staatskapelle Berlin – Bruckner- Symphony No. 7
2:17:00 Bellini Ensemble Unique – Moonlight Sonata
2:18:03 Gaspare Marrone e Co. – Santa Genoveffe Parte 3a. (‘Ntra la Sirva Erranti)
2:18:10 Paul Whiteman & His Concert Orchestra (the composer at the piano) – Rhapsody In Blue, Part 2

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 08:02 (two months ago) link

Oops, left some editing notes in the tracklist, please ignore

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 08:16 (two months ago) link

four weeks pass...

NEW! 1925!

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https://centuriesofsound.com/2020/06/01/1925/

This is easily the best mix so far, partially because the dawn of electronic recording has provided me with more ingredients, partially because Dziga Vertov has inspired me to change the mixing style, and it's always good to mix things up a bit.

Tracklist

0:00:25 Dziga Vertov – Radio Ear – Radio Pravda (Excerpt 1)
0:00:38 Joseph Cherniavsky & Yiddish American Jazz Band – Chasene Niginim
0:03:41 Victor – Victor constant note record No 21 (Excerpt 1)
0:03:42 American Concert Orchestra – Extracts from the ballet- suite Scherazada
0:06:07 John Henry & Blossom – My Wireless Set
0:06:17 Clarence Williams’ Blue Five – Cake Walking Babies from Home
0:09:10 Dziga Vertov – Radio Ear – Radio Pravda (Excerpt 2)
0:09:26 Fred Longshaw – Chili Pepper
0:11:11 Gus Visser – Gus Visser and His Singing Duck
0:11:15 Sam Manning – Sly Mongoose
0:13:17 Original Cast – The Green Archer Silent Serial Promotional Record (Excerpt 1)
0:13:19 Paul Whiteman – Charleston (take 8)
0:14:59 James P. Johnson – Charleston (South Carolina)
0:16:46 Benson Orchestra Of Chicago – Riverboat Shuffle
0:18:10 Dziga Vertov – Radio Ear – Radio Pravda (Excerpt 3)
0:18:28 Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra – T N T
0:21:15 Original Cast – The Green Archer Silent Serial Promotional Record (Excerpt 2)
0:21:19 Clara Smith – Shipwrecked Blues
0:24:29 Bessie Smith – My Man Blues (Spoken word section)
0:24:57 Bessie Smith – He’s Gone Blues
0:27:50 Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five – My Heart
0:30:12 Phil Baker’s Bad Boys – How Can You Look So Good (Spoken intro)
0:30:56 Duke Ellington’s Washingtonians – I’m Gonna Hang Around My Sugar
0:33:55 Charlie Poole – Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down Blues
0:36:44 Frank Ferera – The Farmer’s Dream
0:38:15 Dziga Vertov – Radio Ear – Radio Pravda (Excerpt 4)
0:38:33 Sexteto Habanero – Loma De Belen
0:41:34 Shelton Brooks & Company – The Spiritualist
0:41:46 Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra – Kater Street Rag
0:44:16 Uncle Dave Macon – Old Dan Tucker
0:47:16 Billy Mayerl – Jazzaristrix (7.5 yeah, loads going on here, use start-1:03, 1:49-2:35)
0:49:04 Victor – Victor constant note record No 21 (Excerpt 2)
0:49:05 Wilhelm Kempff – Beethoven Piano Sonata No.23 Op.57
0:51:29 Revelers – Oh Miss Hannah
0:53:46 Dziga Vertov – Radio Ear – Radio Pravda (Excerpt 5)
0:54:02 Leipzig Gewandhaus Wind Quintet – Hindemith Kleine Kammermusik
0:56:00 Osip Mandelshtam – Gypsy Girl (Excerpt 1)
0:56:16 Harry Kandel’s Orchestra – Di Terkishe Khasene
0:59:25 Rita Ambadsi – Hanumakia
1:02:40 Cheikh Amin Hasanayn – Surah Al-Haaqqa, Pt. 1
1:02:51 Dahi Ben Walid – Soubhanak Allah
1:04:26 Ghulam Haider – Sindhi Song- I Play Music In The Bazaar
1:04:33 Golden Gate Orchestra – Red Hot Henry Brown
1:05:42 Dora Carr – Cow-Cow Blues
1:08:29 Hersel Thomas – Suitcase Blues
1:10:08 Billy Jones & Ernest Hare – Why Aren’t Yez Eatin’ More Oranges (Excerpt 1)
1:10:47 Billy Jones & Ernest Hare – As A Porcupine Pines For It’s Pork
1:12:21 Billy Jones & Ernest Hare – Why Aren’t Yez Eatin’ More Oranges (Excerpt 2)
1:12:33 Al Jolson – I’m Sitting On Top Of The World
1:14:27 Roy Smeck – Laughing Rag
1:15:49 Carl Sprague – When the Work’s All Done This Fall
1:18:41 Bix & His Rhythm Jugglers – Davenport Blues
1:21:25 Osip Mandelshtam – Gypsy Girl (Excerpt 2)
1:21:34 Kandel’s Orchestra – A Laibediga Honga (A Lively Honga)
1:23:33 Dziga Vertov – Radio Ear – Radio Pravda (Excerpt 6)
1:24:16 Tamara Tsereteli – Dorogoi Dlinnoyu
1:25:38 Gertrude Lawrence – Poor Little Rich Girl
1:28:30 Marcelle Meyer – Trois Mouvements Perpétuels
1:32:38 Art Gillham – Hesitation Blues
1:34:35 Ethel Waters – Sweet Man
1:37:26 Josephine Baker – I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
1:38:45 Roger Wolfe Kahn and his Hotel Biltmore Orchestra – Bam Bam Bamy Shore
1:40:37 Irving Kaufman – Yes Sir, That’s My Baby
1:41:57 Calvin P. Dixon – Who Is Your God? Part I (Excerpt 1)
1:42:14 Fiddlin’ John Carson & Moonshine Kate – Welcome To The Travelers Home No-2
1:43:23 Calvin P. Dixon – Who Is Your God? Part I (Excerpt 2)
1:43:52 The Blue Ridge Duo (Gene Austin and George Reneau) – Lonesome Road Blues
1:45:39 Percy Glascoe – Steaming Blues
1:46:55 Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra – Sweet Georgia Brown
1:48:16 Fletcher Henderson & His Orchesta – Carolina Stomp
1:51:24 Tercato Yoyo – El Cangrejito
1:52:52 Orquesta Típica F. Canaro con canto – Besos de Miel
1:54:01 Fritz Kreisler & London Symphony Orchestra – Mozart Violin Concerto No 4 (1st mvt)
1:56:06 Joseph Cherniavsky’s Yiddish American Jazz Band – Kale Bazetzns (Seating Of The Bride)
1:58:31 Josie Miles – Mad Mama’s Blues
2:01:22 Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five – Put It Where I Can Get It
2:04:04 The Original Jazz Hounds – 1620 to 1865 Uncle Ephs Dream
2:05:45 Oliver Naylor’s Orchestra – Slowin’ Down Blues
2:08:01 Sippie Wallace – Baby, I Can’t Use You No More
2:10:57 Shelton Brooks & Company – Work Don’t Bother Me
2:11:09 San Francisco Symphony Orchestra – Wagner: Parsifal Prelude
2:15:40 Paul Robeson – Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
2:18:14 Maggie Jones – Suicide Blues
2:19:34 Dziga Vertov – Radio Ear – Radio Pravda (Excerpt 7)

Just a note that while it's still free to stream, I got a little spooked by some things about lawyers coming after podcasters for using music, so the download is now just a 10-minute taster. The full dl is still there on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/centuriesofsound - sorry if this seems money-grubbing, but really have got to find a way to make money from the thing which sucks up all my time, now my income is otherwise compromised.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 08:34 (one month ago) link

Shamelessly bumping for North America, now they are awake. Sorry, it is just once a month.

Also cannot believe I left some of my notes in the track listing, again.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 14:56 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Just finishing listening to 1936, and would like to report that I remain un-blown-away by Robert Johnson. Teddy Wilson, on the other hand! Why isn't he a bigger name in jazz?

Anyway, collecting material for 1937 now, please help out by suggesting anything not already on the 1937 tab here - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SrCI54fjCioSVuyRLLckVlnuNDGalZaB/view?usp=sharing - looking particularly for bits of speech, novel sounds, brilliant movie dialogue, etc.

Also I've just started putting out my radio show on the podcast feed, if anyone feels like listening to me talk about things instead of keep my mouth shut as I usually do.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 27 June 2020 19:31 (two weeks ago) link

iirc the latter half of alan lomax's recordings in haiti take place in early 1937. some great music on there obviously, but also recitations by zora neale hurston among others, weirdo sounds, etc.

i have the 10xCD set on a hard drive if you're interested.

budo jeru, Saturday, 27 June 2020 20:09 (two weeks ago) link

or rather than dumping hours of sound on you i can listen through and share a few recordings of interest, how's that ?

budo jeru, Saturday, 27 June 2020 20:12 (two weeks ago) link

Sounds good! I am a bit pressed for time so 10 CDs sounds like too much, if you can send / share mp3s to centuriesofsoundmail at gmail, would be very much appreciated.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 27 June 2020 20:18 (two weeks ago) link

Just posted 1926

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https://centuriesofsound.com/2020/07/06/1926/

This one felt like a huge project all on its own. 1926 is the year electrical recording really took off, and this means there's a big uptick in the quality and variety of stuff available, so I wanted to do it justice. Writing a bit about every track in the blog post was possibly pushing it a bit. Here's what we have, it's a bit shorter than last time because I'm really trying to make tighter mixes.

0:00:22 The Savoy Orpheans - Radio Christmas 1926 (Excerpt 1)
0:00:40 King Oliver And His Dixie Syncopators - Deep Henderson
0:03:44 Edward B. Craft - The Voice from the Screen (Excerpt 1)
0:03:56 Gustav Holst with London Symphony Orchestra - Mars from The Planets
0:07:04 Birmingham Jubilee Singers - He Took My Sins Away
0:08:16 Rev. J. M. Gates - Death's Black Train Is Coming
0:09:56 Jelly-Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers - Dead Man Blues
0:10:12 Jelly-Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers - Doctor Jazz
0:13:33 Al Jolson - April Showers (Intro)
0:13:38 Irving Kaufman - Masculine Women! Feminine Men!
0:15:17 Ethel Waters - Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
0:16:51 Rev. S.J. 'Steamboat Bill' Worell - The Prodigal Son
0:19:51 Duke Ellington and his Kentucky Club Orchestra - East St Louis Toodle-Oo
0:22:30 Banat Chemama, Malouf, Leila Sfez, Fritna Damon, Habbiba Msika, Louisia Tounsia... - Habibi Ghab (Leila Sfez)
0:22:51 Danae & Panos Visvardis - Aishe
0:25:45 Ibrahim Özgür - Son nefez
0:27:54 Compagnia Columbia - Il Funerale di Rodolfo Valentino (Excerpt 1)
0:28:17 Carl T. Sprague - O Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie (The Dying Cowboy)
0:29:45 Uncle Dave Macon - The Bible's True
0:31:08 Edward B. Craft - The Voice from the Screen (Excerpt 2)
0:31:15 Abe Lyman - Shake That Thing
0:34:12 Erskine Tate's Vendome Orchestra - Stomp Off, Let's Go
0:36:00 Dixieland Jug Blowers - House Rent Rag
0:38:02 Ben Bernie & His Hotel Rooswelt Orchestra - Hello! Swanee, Hello
0:39:59 Lill's Hot Shots - Drop That Sack
0:41:34 Rev. J.M. Gates - Death Might Be Your Santa Claus (Excerpt 1)
0:42:31 Arizona Dranes - It's All Right Now
0:44:26 Rev. J.M. Gates - Death Might Be Your Santa Claus (Excerpt 2)
0:45:14 Taskiana Four - Creep Along, Moses
0:47:04 Rev. J.C. Burnett - The Downfall of Nebuchadnezzar
0:48:11 The Savoy Havana Band - Turkish Towel
0:49:43 Farid & Asmahan - Ishak ya boulboul
0:51:36 Toula Amvrazi - Sultana
0:54:17 Morteza Ney-Davud - 'Oshshaq, Bayat Esfahan (Homayun) (Excerpt 1)
0:54:43 Said El Kurdi - Kassem Miro
0:56:20 Morteza Ney-Davud - 'Oshshaq, Bayat Esfahan (Homayun) (Excerpt 2)
0:56:46 Sally Hamlin and Myrtle C. Eaver - The Sugar-Plum Tree (Excerpt 1)
0:56:55 Fritz Kreisler & Berlin State Opera Orchestra - Mendelssohn Violin Concerto e-moll Op.64
0:58:48 Sally Hamlin and Myrtle C. Eaver - The Sugar-Plum Tree (Excerpt 2)
0:59:05 Charles Penrose - The Laughing Policeman
1:01:28 George Formby - I Was A Willing Young Lad
1:01:40 Billy Jones & Ernest Hare - What? No Women!
1:03:05 Sol Hoʻopiʻi’s Novelty Trio - Farewell Blues
1:04:31 Nick Lucas - Bye Bye Blackbird
1:06:00 Chris Bouchillon - Hannah
1:07:32 Sam McGee - The Franklin Blues
1:08:58 Vernon Dalhart - Ain't-Ya Comin' Out To-Night?
1:10:57 Gene Austin - Ya Gotta Know How To Love
1:13:31 Joe Venuti - Stringin' The Blues (1) (+ Eddie Lang)
1:15:58 Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Black Bottom
1:18:33 Fred Astaire - Half Of It Dearie Blues (+ Adele Astaire & George Gershwin)
1:21:18 Jelly-Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers - Sidewalk Blues
1:21:33 Jelly-Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers - The Chant
1:23:43 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five - Heebie Jeebies
1:25:51 King Oliver's Jazz Band - Wa Wa Wa
1:27:28 Sexteto Occidente - Miguel, Los Hombres No Lloran
1:30:16 Iriarte and Pesoa - Libertad
1:31:35 Alfredo Pelaia - Chinita
1:32:58 Dick Henderson - Introduction
1:33:00 NuGrape Twins - I Got Your Ice Cold Nugrape
1:35:44 Bessie Smith - Jazzbo Brown From Memphis Town
1:37:32 Dick Henderson - "She has the advantage of me..."
1:37:37 Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra - Brainstorm
1:40:24 Art Landry and His Orchestra - Slippery Elm
1:41:27 Erskine Tate's Vendome Orchestra - Static Strut
1:43:32 Bert Firman & His Band - You Got ' Em
1:44:55 Stanley Roper - Impressions Of London (Excerpt)
1:45:12 Grigoraș Dinicu - Ciocârlia
1:47:54 Cortot, Thibaud and Cassals - Schubert Trio No. 1 in B Flat - Op. 99 1st Movement
1:49:10 The Revelers - Blue Room
1:51:06 Gowan's Rhapsody Makers - I'll Fly To Hawaii
1:52:01 The Fletcher Henderson Orchestra - Stampede
1:54:33 George Mcclennon's Jazz Devils - While You're Sneaking Out
1:56:48 Joe Candullo and His Everglades Orchestra - Brown Sugar
1:59:51 Dock Walsh - In The Pines
2:01:24 Uncle Bunt Stephens - Candy Girl
2:02:08 Maurice Chevalier - Moi Je Fais Mes Coups En Dessous
2:04:08 Pablo Casals - Saint- Saens - Le Cygne (The Swan)
2:06:11 Compagnia Columbia - Il Funerale di Rodolfo Valentino (Excerpt 2)
2:06:38 Paul Robeson - Swing Low Sweet Chariot
2:08:43 The Savoy Orpheans - Radio Christmas 1926 (Excerpt 2)

The mp3 download is a 30-minute version, but contains every track in the full version, which is still streamable.

Anyway, go check it out if so inclined, and I welcome any questions / chat about the music used.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 13:19 (six days ago) link

was pat conte's "secret museum of mankind" series a helpful source for finding recordings outside of western europe and USA ? what other resources did you use to track down the so-called "ethnic" stuff ?

budo jeru, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 16:28 (six days ago) link

btw just remembered the lomax in haiti stuff — will ILX mail you.

budo jeru, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 16:28 (six days ago) link

I did get some stuff from Secret Museum of Mankind, but also generally from a variety of compilations of old music from around the world, they are all a treasure trove but it's such a hassle trying to work out years of recordings, I end up guessing a third and unable to use another third. Ultimately there is only so much time in the day.

The most productive source of this stuff has been the Excavated Shellac archive, they have good quality rips and always do their best to work out the year - https://freemusicarchive.org/curator/Excavated_Shellac

Should also say Jonathan Bogart's Just One Song More has been brilliant, especially for (unsurprisingly) Latin music of various sorts. https://justonesongmore.com

Somebody also shared a big archive of old Japanese music, sorted by year. And failing all of these, there is this one guy on slsk with an amazing collection.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 21:30 (six days ago) link

Thanks again for the Haitian stuff

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 21:31 (six days ago) link

I mean Hawaiian

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 21:32 (six days ago) link

cool, thanks for those links.

sent an email just now. it's definitely haitian music :)

budo jeru, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 21:44 (six days ago) link

It's all H----n to me. Apparently.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 21:51 (six days ago) link

Nice, I have some interesting-looking tracks (mainly Middle Eastern) queued up already!

For the record, the proper spelling of the title of the Ibrahim Özgür track is “Son nefes” (‘last breath’). Lovely little song, in surprisingly modern sounding Turkish, vocabulary and enunciation-wise.

And Maurice Chevalier! Now there’s a blast from a much more recent past, or so I thought. Turns out he’d been recording from 1919 and had been famous ever since. Maybe he feels like a part of my lifetime to me (without really knowing his music) because (and this is a guess) his passing in 1972 was a big news event here in the Netherlands that made an impact on 10-year old me?

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 23:20 (six days ago) link

Corrected the Ibrahim Özgür title, yes, lovely track, such an odd mixture of Turkish music with tango and it has the intro from Carmen.
I have doubts about the dating of the old world tangos here, but am trying my best not to worry about them now.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 9 July 2020 21:39 (four days ago) link


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