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 (one year ago) link

bookmarked

calzino, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 22:24 (one year ago) link

cheers calz!

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

wow this looks awesome

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

Ah I see, my bad!

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 13:01 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

calzino, Sunday, 16 February 2020 22:25 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (eleven 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 (eleven 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 (eleven 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (nine months ago) link

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

budo jeru, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 16:28 (nine months 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 (nine months ago) link

Thanks again for the Haitian stuff

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

I mean Hawaiian

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

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

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

three weeks pass...

SO!

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 3 August 2020 22:13 (eight months ago) link

Here we are with 1927! I am here to tell you that 1927 is the best year* in recorded music and no this is not a challops.

All 160 minutes are to be found here to stream - http://centuriesofsound.com/2020/08/03/1927/ - the download is for patrons, however I did make a "short" 45-minute preview mix featuring all the same tracks.

Here's what you can find inside:

0:00:22 Bix Beiderbecke - In A Mist (Bixology)
0:03:03 The Harlem Footwarmers - That Jungle Jamboree
0:06:03 Al Jolson - Excerpt from 'The Jazz Singer' 1
0:06:10 Washington Phillips - Lift Him Up That's All
0:08:52 Mrs. L. Reed; Mrs. T.A. Duncans - Light in the Valley (Excerpt 1)
0:09:01 Alfred G. Karnes - I Am Bound for the Promised Land
0:11:04 The Carter Family - The Poor Orphan Child
0:14:25 Jimmie Rodgers - Blue Yodel
0:16:36 Ben Simmons - (Blank)
0:17:00 Ben Simmons - Mu Kun Sebor Wa Wu
0:18:29 Prince Zulamkah - Ligiligi
0:19:01 The West African Instrumental Quintet - Adersu No. 2
0:22:02 Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang - At The Jazz Band Ball
0:24:50 Al Jolson - Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye
0:26:50 Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven - Twelfth Street Rag
0:29:09 Thomas A. Edison - Mary Had a Little Lamb
0:29:23 Savoy Orpheans - Vo Do Do De O Blues
0:32:36 Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra - Fidgety Feet
0:35:28 Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski - Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Excerpt 1)
0:36:07 Steva Nikolič - Arnautka
0:38:23 Osip Mandelshtam - Gypsy Girl (Excerpt 1)
0:38:32 Tetos Demetriades - Miserlou
0:40:42 Osip Mandelshtam - Gypsy Girl (Excerpt 2)
0:40:49 Marika Papagika - Ti Se Méli Esénane
0:42:24 Dajos Béla and His Dance Orchestra - Jalousie
0:43:19 Iriarte-Pesoa - Instrumental - Pericón Por María
0:44:56 Domingo Aguirre - Atamisqueña
0:46:06 Orquesta Gelix Gonzalez - Cabaniguan
0:47:14 Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra - Singin' the Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home)
0:50:13 Jelly-Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers - The Pearls [Take 2]
0:52:15 Memphis Jug Band - Memphis Jug Blue Take 1
0:55:00 Bobbie Leecan's Need-More Band - Washboard Cut Out
0:56:43 Henry Thomas - The Fox And The Hounds
0:59:16 DeFord Bailey - Pan American Blues
1:00:31 Tenneva Ramblers - The Longest Train I Ever Saw
1:02:10 J. P. Nestor - Train On the Island
1:03:23 Mead Lux Lewis - Honky Tonk Train Blues
1:05:57 Rev. A.W. Nix - Black Diamond Express to Hell
1:07:56 Rev. T.E. Weems - If I Have a Ticket Lord Can I Ride
1:09:36 Waring's Pennsylvanians - Hello Swanee Hello
1:10:58 Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys - Sweet L'il - Ain't She Sweet (take 2)
1:12:32 Al Jolson - Excerpt from 'The Jazz Singer' 2
1:12:37 Jack Smith - Birth Of The Blues
1:13:52 Bessie Smith - Backwater Blues
1:15:46 Robert Hicks (Barbecue Bob) - Mississippi Heavy Water Blues
1:17:04 Chris Bouchillon - Born In Hard Luck
1:20:18 Long 'Cleve' Reed And Little Harvey Hull (The Down Home Boys) - Mama You Don't Know How
1:21:43 Calvin Coolidge - Presentation Speech 1
1:21:56 Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club Orchestra - East St. Louis Toodle-oo
1:24:59 Ed Lang - A Little Love a Little Kiss
1:26:54 Tram Bix & Lang - For No Reason At All In C
1:29:13 Calvin Coolidge - Presentation Speech 2
1:29:39 Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven - Potato Head Blues
1:30:42 Sylvians - I Need Lovin'
1:32:15 Jelly-Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers - Wild Man Blues
1:34:25 Charles Lindbergh - Speech Part 1
1:34:43 Banjo Joe - My Money Never Runs Out
1:36:20 Charles Lindbergh - Speech Part 2
1:36:51 Charlie Parker & Mack Woolbright - Ticklish Reuben
1:37:26 Burnett & Rutherford - Ladies On the Steamboat
1:38:51 Obed Pickard of Station WSM Na - The Old Grey Horse
1:40:47 South Georgia Highballers - Blue Grass Twist
1:42:02 Frank Hutchison - The Last Scene Of The Titanic
1:43:34 Sylvester Weaver - Damfino Stump
1:44:59 Ernest Stoneman & Hattie Stoneman - Mountaineer's Courtship
1:46:11 Uncle Dave Macon and His Fruit-Jar Drinkers - Sail Away Ladies
1:47:35 Jaybird Coleman - Mistreatin' Mama
1:49:12 Blind Willie Johnson - Dark Was The Night -- Cold Was The Ground
1:52:11 Mrs. L. Reed; Mrs. T.A. Duncans - Light in the Valley (Excerpt 2)
1:52:36 Washington Phillips - Denomination Blues
1:53:52 Elder J.E. Burch - The Church and the Kingdom
1:55:59 Rev. T.E. Weems - God Is Mad With Man
1:56:24 Rust College Quartet - Hallelujah
1:57:44 Rev. Webb - Moses Was Rescued by a Negro Woman (Excerpt 1)
1:58:04 Sister Mary Nelson - Judgement
1:58:53 Rev. Webb - Moses Was Rescued by a Negro Woman (Excerpt 2)
1:59:04 Chhunnu Khan - Sarod Instrumental
2:01:59 Truett & George - Ghost Dance
2:03:05 Andrés Segovia - Tremolo Study
2:04:20 Septeto Machín - El Guateque
2:06:08 Estudiantina Oriental De R. Martinez - Nanore
2:09:07 Wilmoth Houdini - Good Night Ladies And Gents
2:11:11 Domingo Justus - Buje
2:11:43 Douglas Papafio - Kuntum
2:12:58 Demir Cholakov - Selska Svadba [Village Wedding]
2:14:12 Abe Schwartz's Orchestra - Rusihe Sher
2:16:19 Frank Hutchison - Logan County Blues
2:18:35 Al Bernard Accom. by Goofus Five - Hesitation Blues
2:20:29 Memphis Jug Band - Sometimes I Think I Love You
2:22:48 The Traymore Orchestra - Soliloqui
2:24:18 Miff Mole & his Molers - Davenport Blues
2:25:37 Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra - Crying All Day
2:27:37 Jean Goldkette and His Orchestra - My Pretty Girl
2:29:16 The Original Wolverines - Royal Garden Blues
2:31:26 Duke Ellington And His Washingtonians - Black and Tan Fantasy
2:34:47 Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orch. - Moten Stomp
2:35:38 Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five - Hotter Than That
2:37:17 Gene Austin - My Blue Heaven
2:39:24 Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski - Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Excerpt 2)

Please come and listen, tell friends, etc.

*ok, maybe a few other years are tied, but it's genuinely up there.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 3 August 2020 22:18 (eight months ago) link

Bumping this for the morning crew, come and listen, you will not regret it.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 09:27 (eight months ago) link

shared x 3 and listening now myself :)

budo jeru, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 18:14 (eight months ago) link

Just finished listening and it's an absolute joy and incredibly well done. Cheers, long may you carry on!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 18:16 (eight months ago) link

Thanks both of you, this one feels like a big chunk of my life, and I really want to get it out there, without making a pain of myself of course.

After the news that my company is probably folding, I have to find myself a new real job now, so there is a danger of this needing to be put on hold. Really hope it doesn't come to that, but if it actually starts to pick up some of the momentum it's been losing since 2018, *perhaps* it can lead me into some archivist work instead of my current career, which I am burned out on already. Perhaps a pipe dream, especially right now.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 20:51 (eight months ago) link

do you think you could make it financially feasible with some sort of crowdfunding effort ? i'd certainly be willing to pitch in a modest bit

budo jeru, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 21:26 (eight months ago) link

my cranky 78 collector friend:

'Listened to a bit — nice (although they could've found a quieter disc of "In a Mist")'

:)

budo jeru, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 21:27 (eight months ago) link

I have a funny relationship with old jazz people and 78 collectors in that I have no decent physical setup to speak of and am suspiciously enthusiastic about modern music. I actually chose that version of 'In a Mist' for its crackliness, the cleaner versions have some loss of high and low notes

do you think you could make it financially feasible with some sort of crowdfunding effort ? i'd certainly be willing to pitch in a modest bit

I do have a patreon - https://www.patreon.com/centuriesofsound

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 21:48 (eight months ago) link

it's fucking crazy the way recorded music just EXPLODES with 1927, it's one of those magic years in music

Kate (rushomancy), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 23:50 (eight months ago) link

ps - i _love_ the "scoped" or "timesweep" version!

Kate (rushomancy), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 23:57 (eight months ago) link

Kate, do you mean the 42-minute preview mix? Because I just listened to it and there's a glaring mistake a few minutes in. Guess I don't want to make it too good or people won't go for the full version.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 7 August 2020 14:54 (eight months ago) link

had a lot of fun listening to this one. the gene austin / j.s. bach ending was a nice touch. loved the barbeque bob, memphis jug band, the ben simmons track (which i recognize from the "living is hard" compilation on honest jons), and the demetriades "misirlou"

new to me favorites:

Washington Phillips – Lift Him Up That’s AllSteva Nikolič – Arnautka
Iriarte-Pesoa – Instrumental – Pericón Por María
Henry Thomas – The Fox And The Hounds
Rev. A.W. Nix – Black Diamond Express to Hell
Rev. T.E. Weems – If I Have a Ticket Lord Can I Ride
Estudiantina Oriental De R. Martinez – Nanore

budo jeru, Friday, 7 August 2020 17:04 (eight months ago) link

Kate, do you mean the 42-minute preview mix? Because I just listened to it and there's a glaring mistake a few minutes in. Guess I don't want to make it too good or people won't go for the full version.

― Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length)

haha, no worries, i honestly didn't notice myself! now that you've mentioned it it'll probably be obvious next time i listen

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 7 August 2020 17:07 (eight months ago) link

The Rev AW Nix is hairs on the back of the neck intense.

There was a Washington Phillips compilation releasd a couple of years ago, which is essential listening.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 7 August 2020 17:11 (eight months ago) link

yeah i'm beginning to think i've been seriously missing out on a lot of amazing early gospel music. i say to myself, i say, there's more to life than blind willie johnson !

budo jeru, Friday, 7 August 2020 17:30 (eight months ago) link

i'm following up on some of the gospel stuff that jumped out at me.

all of the REV. T.E. WEEMS recordings are available on a document records CD (part of the "Preachers & Congregations Vol 7 1925 – 1928" comp), as is the late 1928-1930 REV. A.W. NIX material (the 23 April 1927 To 26 October 1928 recordings are only available as a download).

There was a Washington Phillips compilation released a couple of years ago, which is essential listening.

the 2005 yazoo CD comp "the key to the kingdom" seems like the best bet: complete recordings + pat conte's liner notes from the '91 comp + 4 bonus tracks from blind mamie & a.c. forehand. secondhand copies seem to be easy enough to come by online.

^ and all of the above is available on spotify fwiw

budo jeru, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 19:19 (eight months ago) link

My main source for this stuff is "Goodbye, Babylon", a massive box set of early gospel recordings on Dust to Digital

https://dust-digital.com/shop/goodbye-babylon
https://dusttodigital.bandcamp.com/album/goodbye-babylon-2

Some other tracks are from "American Primitive Vol. I: Raw Pre-War Gospel (1926-36)" - an earlier single CD compilation on Revenant

https://www.discogs.com/Various-American-Primitive-Vol-I-Raw-Pre-War-Gospel-1926-36/release/1213316

Don't know if any of this stuff is on Spotify as I don't use it.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 19:54 (eight months ago) link

ah, thanks !

budo jeru, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 22:47 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Here's 1928!

https://centuriesofsound.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/1928-icon-picture.jpg

https://centuriesofsound.com/2020/09/07/1928/

This one was a bit of a beast to make, over 200 minutes long and featuring somewhere over 100 tracks, but listening back it doesn't feel at all tiring or repetitive, there's just such a wealth of great music being made at this time. Also managed to find some radio test disks, which hold the whole thing together as if its a radio show.

Was going to post the tracklist, but it is probably too long, it's under the link anyway. Hope people enjoy!

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 8 September 2020 09:45 (seven months ago) link

Anyone have any suggestions from 1939?

(you can put them here - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SrCI54fjCioSVuyRLLckVlnuNDGalZaB/view?usp=sharing - or just tell me here or elsewhere)

好 now 烧烤 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 17 September 2020 21:37 (seven months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHM7KgJuKI0&ab_channel=HeinzBecker

this is pretty cool, Ben Webster does a pretty cool solo on it that hints at his later style. He used the same saxophone from 1938 till his death in the early 70's. He should be held as big a ledge as Coltrane imo!

calzino, Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:01 (seven months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJmp07eNffM&ab_channel=OverjazzRecords

calzino, Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:03 (seven months ago) link

oh fuck it!

calzino, Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:03 (seven months ago) link

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHM7KgJuKI0&ab_channel=HeinzBecker]

this anyway!

calzino, Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:04 (seven months ago) link

oh come one ILX you amateur site!

Ben Webster linkie

calzino, Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:06 (seven months ago) link

Nice vibes on there too! Added. (You have to delete the & and everything after it from the URL to make it embed, think that's what happened)

好 now 烧烤 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 17 September 2020 22:14 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

We have come to 1929, the twenties going out with a crash.

https://centuriesofsound.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/1929-icon.jpg

https://centuriesofsound.com/2020/10/05/1929/

This is the one where I finally had enough sound films and newsreels to come good on the "soundscape" promise, well sort of anyway.
Think this one sounds pretty good overall, there is a lot of variety here.

Here's the tracklist

0:00:20 Movietone Newsreel – Trooping the Colour (Excerpt 1)
0:00:38 Various – Early Sound Footage of Kyoto, Japan (Excerpt 1)
0:00:57 James Joyce – Anna Livia Plurabelle (Finnegans Wake) (Excerpt 1)
0:01:03 Victor Symphony Orchestra feat. George Gershwin – An American In Paris (Excerpt 1)
0:01:56 Burns and Allen – Lambchops (Excerpt 1)
0:02:24 Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra – Cotton Club Stomp
0:04:46 Interviews With Elderly People Throughout The US (Excerpt 1)
0:04:54 Fats Waller – Handful Of Keys
0:07:35 Laurel & Hardy – Unaccustomed As We Are (Excerpt 1)
0:07:47 Bessie Smith – Kitchen Man
0:09:24 Interviews With Elderly People Throughout The US (Excerpt 2)
0:09:36 Bing Crosby – Spell Of The Blues
0:11:59 Walter Ripman MA – Good Speech Lecture (Excerpt 1)
0:12:07 Jack Payne BBC Dance Orchestra – Riding On A Camel In The Desert
0:14:45 James Joyce – Anna Livia Plurabelle (Finnegans Wake) (Excerpt 2)
0:14:58 Messrs. Vyas Bros. – Jalatharangam-Mandolin Duet- Bhupali
0:18:02 David Lloyd George – Unemployment (Excerpt 1)
0:18:06 Don Azpiazu & His Havana Casino Orchestra – El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)
0:21:34 Domingo Aguirre – El Gato De Aguirre
0:22:36 Horacio Paolantonio and Alfredo Pelaia – Uruguayita
0:23:28 Agustín Barrios – La Catedral
0:24:43 Movietone Newsreel – Trooping the Colour (Excerpt 2)
0:24:51 Sekiya Toshiko – Field Thorns
0:27:15 Various – Early Sound Footage of Kyoto, Japan (Excerpt 2)
0:27:27 Sato Chiyako – Beniya no Musume
0:28:05 Various – Early Sound Footage of Kyoto, Japan (Excerpt 3)
0:28:33 Hotaru Koi – Sekiya Toshiko
0:29:59 Various – Early Sound Footage of Kyoto, Japan (Excerpt 4)
0:30:32 Blind Willie Dunn – Jet Black Blues
0:33:32 Interviews With Elderly People Throughout The US (Excerpt 3)
0:33:50 Jelly-Roll Morton and His Orchestra – Burnin’ The Iceberg
0:35:39 Laurel & Hardy – Unaccustomed As We Are (Excerpt 2)
0:35:54 Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra – Ain’t Misbehavin’
0:38:32 John Carson & Moonshine Kate – Okeh Medicine Show (Excerpt 1)
0:38:41 Charlie Poole – If The River Was Whiskey
0:40:00 AA Milne – Reads from Pooh’s Corner (Excerpt 1)
0:40:31 Bert Ambrose – Tip Toe Through The Tulips
0:41:58 Ramsay MacDonald – Unemployment (Excerpt 1)
0:42:04 Blind Sammie – Travelin’ Blues
0:45:05 Robert Wilkins – That’s No Way To Get Along
0:46:12 Freeman Stowers – Railroad Blues
0:47:44 Jimmie Rodgers – Waiting For A Train
0:50:25 Eddie Mapp – Riding The Blinds
0:51:13 British Pathe – Monologue from Henry V (Excerpt 1)
0:51:24 Tampa Red’s Hokum Jazz Band – My Daddy Rocks Me With One Steady Roll
0:53:47 Emmett Miller & Bud Blue – Okeh Medicine Show (Excerpt)
0:54:48 Ethel Waters – Get Up Off Your Knees
0:57:32 Burns and Allen – Lambchops (Excerpt 2)
0:57:57 Alberta Hunter – My Particular Man
0:59:37 Interviews With Elderly People Throughout The US (Excerpt 4)
0:59:48 The Jungle Band – Jungle Jamboree
1:02:46 David Lloyd George – Unemployment (Excerpt 2)
1:02:49 Jabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces – Jazz Battle
1:04:47 John Carson & Moonshine Kate – Okeh Medicine Show (Excerpt 2)
1:05:22 Andy Kirk 12 Clouds Of Joy – Mess-A-Stomp
1:06:06 Jelly Roll Morton – Pep
1:07:45 Fats Waller – Numb Fumblin’
1:08:16 James Ensor – Discours prononcé à l’occasion de son exposition rétrospective au Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles en 1929 (Excerpt 1)
1:08:25 Amadie Breaux, Ophey Breaux & Cleoma Breaux – Ma Blond Est Partie
1:09:45 James Ensor – Discours prononcé à l’occasion de son exposition rétrospective au Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles en 1929 (Excerpt 2)
1:09:53 Bartmon Montet – Je Me Suis En Alle
1:10:35 Interviews With Elderly People Throughout The US (Excerpt 5)
1:10:44 Fred Sugar Hall – I Faw Down And Go Boom (vocal – Arthur Hall)
1:12:02 Burns and Allen – Lambchops (Excerpt 3)
1:12:33 Fred Rich – Singin’ In The Rain
1:14:54 Song Mei-Ling – Newsreel Speech
1:15:00 Nicholas DeHeer – Ewuri Beka
1:15:49 Victor Symphony Orchestra feat. George Gershwin – An American In Paris (Excerpt 2)
1:18:03 Henry Newbolt – Vitai Lampada (Excerpt)
1:18:27 Stokowski – Stravinsky ‘Rite of Spring’
1:19:33 Alfred Hitchcock – Knife scene from Blackmail
1:19:57 Lizzie Miles – I Hate A Man Like You (+ Jelly Roll Morton)
1:21:42 Henry Newbolt – Drake’s Drum (Excerpt 1)
1:21:58 Ricardo Borges de Sousa, João de Matos & Eduardo Alves – Fado Espanhol E Alexandrino
1:23:12 G. de Sousa & S. Freire – Variações sobre o fado corrido
1:25:20 Maria Alice – O Louco
1:27:13 João Pernambuco – Sonho De Magia
1:28:13 João de Matos & Eduardo Alves – Fado de outros tempos
1:29:39 Margaret Bondfield – Speech (Excerpt 1)
1:29:59 Abd-ol-Hoseyn Shahnazi – Mavara’-an-Nahr (Rast!Panjgah)
1:30:14 The Jungle Band – Tiger Rag
1:33:06 Burns and Allen – Lambchops (Excerpt 4)
1:33:11 Seven Gallon Jug Band – Wipe Em Off
1:35:46 Interviews With Elderly People Throughout The US (Excerpt 6)
1:35:58 The Bubbling Over Five – Don’t Mistreat Your Good Boyfriend
1:37:18 Interviews With Elderly People Throughout The US (Excerpt 7)
1:37:34 Bowman Sisters – Old Lonesome Blues
1:38:35 Alabama Sacred Harp Singers – Present Joys
1:39:23 Rev. D. C. Rice and Congregation – In The Battlefield For My Lord
1:41:29 Rev. J.M. Milton – The Black Camel of Death
1:43:56 Interviews With Elderly People Throughout The US (Excerpt 8)
1:44:21 Big Chief Henry’s Indian String Band – The Indian Tom Tom
1:45:26 Roy Harvey & Leonard Copeland – Lonesome Weary Blues
1:48:17 John Carson & Moonshine Kate – Okeh Medicine Show (Excerpt 3)
1:48:27 Dallas String Band with Coley Jones – Shine
1:49:44 James Joyce – Anna Livia Plurabelle (Finnegans Wake) (Excerpt 3)
1:49:57 The Carter Family – John Hardy Was a Desperate Little Man
1:51:49 AA Milne – Reads from Pooh’s Corner (Excerpt 2)
1:51:56 Gid Tanner & His Skillet-Lickers – It Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo’
1:53:03 Emmett Miller & Moonshine Kate – Okeh Medicine Show (Excerpt)
1:53:13 Earl Hines – Everybody Loves My Baby
1:54:28 Walter Ripman MA – Good Speech Lecture (Excerpt 2)
1:54:37 Arthur Miles – Lonely Cowboy Part 1
1:54:56 Luis Russell – New Call Of The Freaks
1:57:04 Interviews With Elderly People Throughout The US (Excerpt 9)
1:57:17 Joe Venuti – Running Ragged (Blue Four)
1:59:22 Ramsay MacDonald – Unemployment (Excerpt 2)
1:59:56 Bessie Smith – St.Louis Blues
2:01:47 Margaret Bondfield – Speech (Excerpt 2)
2:02:01 Clara Smith – It’s Tight Like That
2:05:10 Interviews With Elderly People Throughout The US (Excerpt 10)
2:05:28 Roosevelt Sykes – Boot That Thing
2:07:32 Meade Lux Lewis – Honky Tonk Train
2:09:30 Walter Ripman MA – Good Speech Lecture (Excerpt 3)
2:09:45 Rudy Vallee – Baby Oh Where Can You Be?
2:12:56 James Joyce – Anna Livia Plurabelle (Finnegans Wake) (Excerpt 4)
2:13:01 Frank Stokes – I Got Mine
2:14:25 British Pathe – Monologue from Henry V (Excerpt 2)
2:14:31 Walter Page’s Blue Devils – Squabblin’
2:17:31 Burns and Allen – Lambchops (Excerpt 5)
2:17:55 Karol Stoch – Na Lysej Polanie (On Lysej Polana)
2:19:37 Julie Marsellaise – Yama Na Chauf Haja Tegennen
2:20:51 Mussolini – Movietone Speech 29 Jan 1929
2:21:13 Blind Blake – Hastings Street
2:22:27 Melvin Dupree – Augusta Rag
2:23:12 Interviews With Elderly People Throughout The US (Excerpt 11)
2:23:31 Louis Armstrong And His Savoy Ballroom Five – Mahogany Hall Stomp
2:26:41 Movietone Newsreel – Trooping the Colour (Excerpt 3)
2:26:49 Irving Fisher – Speech
2:26:56 Sergei Rachmaninov & Philadelphia Orchestra – Piano Concerto N°2 in C minor Op.18 – III. Allegro scherzo
2:28:12 Eddie Cantor – Tips On The Stock Market (Excerpt 1)
2:28:23 Jabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces – Till Times Get Better
2:30:10 Eddie Cantor – Tips On The Stock Market (Excerpt 2)
2:30:28 Victor Symphony Orchestra feat. George Gershwin – An American In Paris (Excerpt 3)
2:30:43 James Joyce – Anna Livia Plurabelle (Finnegans Wake) (Excerpt 5)
2:30:54 Movietone Newsreel – Closing Theme

I also have a radio show on Saturday interviewing Janiva Magness about Mamie Smith and the classic female blues thing, she had a lot of interesting stuff to say.

好 now 烧烤 (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 6 October 2020 13:44 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

I was having a bit of a break from ILX the last month so neglected to post this, here it is for completion's sake

https://centuriesofsound.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/1930-icon.jpg

https://centuriesofsound.com/2020/11/02/1930/

This one has an experimental editing style, built around Dziga Vertov's “Enthusiasm” and Walter Ruttman’s “Wochenende” and a number of other audio clips from movies - it also features Deep Harlem by Irving Mills Hotsy Totsy Gang, one of the ten or so songs which have become personal favourites since I started this project.

Track list:

0:00:21 MGM Studios – Lion’s Roar
0:00:27 Groucho Marx – Animal Crackers (Excerpt 1)
0:00:29 Dziga Vertov – Enthusiasm! The Dombass Symphony (Excerpt 1)
0:00:37 Walter Ruttmann – Wochende (Excerpt 1)
0:00:50 Louis Armstrong – Dear Old Southland
0:04:05 James Sibley Watson – Tomatos Another Day (Excerpt 1)
0:04:08 Walter Ruttmann – Wochende (Excerpt 2)
0:04:25 Jonuzi Me Shoket – Vome Kaba
0:05:23 M. Nguyen Van Minh-Con – Nam Nhi-Tu
0:06:09 Dziga Vertov – Enthusiasm! The Dombass Symphony (Excerpt 2)
0:06:24 Irving Mills Hotsy Totsy Gang – Deep Harlem
0:08:04 Walter Ruttmann – Wochende (Excerpt 3)
0:08:16 George Bernard Shaw – New Talk To Movietone (Excerpt 1)
0:08:34 Big Bill Broonzy – Hip Shakin’ Strut
0:11:29 Groucho Marx and Margaret Dumont – Animal Crackers (Excerpt 2)
0:11:45 Barbecue Joe and his Hot Dogs – Tar Paper Stomp (Wingy’s Stomp)
0:13:30 Jean Harlow – Hells Angels (Excerpt 1)
0:13:46 Lucille Bogan – They Ain’t Walking No More
0:15:45 James Sibley Watson – Tomatos Another Day (Excerpt 2)
0:16:02 Dziga Vertov – Enthusiasm! The Dombass Symphony (Excerpt 3)
0:16:06 Cyganska Orchestra Stefana – Cyganske Vesilia, Pt. 4
0:17:23 Walter Ruttmann – Wochende (Excerpt 4)
0:17:46 Lotte Lenya – Alabama Song
0:19:10 Marlene Dietrich – Blue Angel Screentest (Excerpt 1)
0:19:15 Walter Ruttmann – Wochende (Excerpt 5)
0:19:30 Marlene Dietrich – Falling In Love Again
0:21:03 Marlene Dietrich – Ich Bin Von Kopf Biss Fuss
0:22:29 Marlene Dietrich – Blue Angel Screentest (Excerpt 2)
0:22:31 Walter Ruttmann – Wochende (Excerpt 6)
0:22:54 Louis Davids – Kleine Man (soundtrack)
0:23:48 Albert Einstein – Einstein Speaks (1930 Movietone Moment)
0:23:58 Comedian Harmonists – Wochenend Und Sonnenschein
0:25:06 Walter Ruttmann – Wochende (Excerpt 7)
0:25:15 Lotte Lenya – Denn wie man sich bettet, so liegt man
0:27:17 Walter Ruttmann – Wochende (Excerpt 8)
0:27:31 Joe Venuti – Wild Dog
0:28:55 British Pathe – The Greatest Road Race Ever! (Excerpt 1)
0:29:00 Casa Loma Orchestra – San Sue S
0:30:57 British Pathe – Giant British Air Liner (Excerpt 1)
0:31:06 Fletcher Henderson – Chinatown My Chinatown
0:32:59 Unknown Performers – Unknown (Cantonese)
0:33:08 Nai Po & Thai Royal Page Military Brass Band – Pleng Khrawp Chakara Wan Thao Tawn Abu Hassan Taeng Ngan
0:34:42 Mr. Muean & Ms. Aet, The Sak Som Peo Ensemble – Srey Sroh Mien Thrung
0:36:00 Dziga Vertov – Enthusiasm! The Dombass Symphony (Excerpt 4)
0:36:17 Jimmie Davis – Doggone That Train
0:37:42 British Pathe – Giant British Air Liner (Excerpt 2)
0:37:56 Jimmie Rodgers – Hobo Bill’s Last Ride
0:40:27 Dziga Vertov – Enthusiasm! The Dombass Symphony (Excerpt 5)
0:40:35 Gus Cannon’s Jug Stompers – Money Never Runs Out
0:42:13 Edward G. Robinson – Little Caesar (Excerpt 1)
0:42:23 Cab Calloway and His Orchestra – The Viper’s Drag
0:45:42 Greta Garbo – Anna Christie (Excerpt 1)
0:45:56 The Jungle Band – Tiger Rag (Part II)
0:47:23 Groucho Marx – Animal Crackers (Excerpt 3)
0:47:25 Dziga Vertov – Enthusiasm! The Dombass Symphony (Excerpt 6)
0:47:29 Askari Wa K.A.R. Ya Sita (6th K.A.R.) – Kofia Nyekundu
0:49:24 Mbaruk Talsam – Comic Sketch
0:50:21 Richard Ábé Brown Band – Bārā Sānābo Bārā
0:51:35 John Gilbert – Speech in front of the court in Redemption (Excerpt 1)
0:51:42 Caluza’s Double Quartet – Imini Ifikile
0:52:47 Blind Willie Johnson – John The Revelator
0:54:31 Rev. D.C. Rice – We Got the Same Kinda Power Over Here
0:56:31 Elder Curry – Memphis Flu
0:58:31 Holy Ghost Sanctified Singers – Thou Carest Lord, For Me
0:59:16 James A Fitzpatrick – Movie Horoscope (Excerpt 1)
0:59:25 Jack Hylton – Great Day
1:00:45 Santa Claus – Meets Calvin Coolidge
1:00:57 Paul Whiteman – Ragamuffin’ Romeo
1:02:39 Elinor Glyn – Explains IT! (Excerpt 1)
1:02:57 Ethel Waters – Three Little Words
1:05:51 Anne Sullivan – Newsreel Footage
1:06:01 Jack Payne BBC Dance Orchestra – My Baby Just Cares For Me
1:07:17 Jack Payne BBC Dance Orchestra – Will Anybody Here Have A Drink?
1:08:55 Grigoraș Dinicu – Ca Pe Luncă
1:11:29 Greta Garbo – Anna Christie (Excerpt 2)
1:11:32 Walter Ruttmann – Wochende (Excerpt 9)
1:11:53 Josephine Baker – J’ Ai Deux Amours
1:13:26 Lucienne Boyer – Dans La Fumée
1:15:26 British Pathe – Great Danes (Excerpt 1)
1:15:47 Maurice Chevalier – Livin’ In The Sunlight
1:17:54 Georgius – Je suis blasé
1:19:33 Pola Illéry & Albert Préjean – Sous les toits de Paris
1:19:45 Ruth Etting – Ten Cents A Dance
1:21:57 James Sibley Watson – Tomatos Another Day (Excerpt 3)
1:22:14 Boswell Sisters – That’s What I Like About You
1:24:13 Charles Farrell – Love Scene from Liliom (Excerpt 1)
1:24:24 Luis Russell & His Orchestra – Panama
1:27:40 Laurel & Hardy – Scene from The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (Excerpt 1)
1:27:47 Ben Tobier And His California Cyclones – Hot And Heavy
1:30:15 President Cosgrave – British Pathe Newsreel (Excerpt 1)
1:30:29 Fred Astaire – Puttin On The Ritz
1:32:02 British Pathe & Albert Einstein – Relatively Speaking … He’s Delighted!
1:32:13 Ben Selvin – Happy Days Are Here Again
1:34:06 Robert Montgomerie – The Big House (Excerpt)
1:34:10 Memphis Jug Band – Cocaine Habit Blues
1:36:56 Reichsprassident Von Hindenburg – Am Rhein! Aka Reichsprafident (Excerpt 1)
1:37:07 Chuck Darling – Blowing Blues
1:37:54 Dilly and his Dill Pickles – Pickin’ Off Peanuts
1:39:21 Emmett Miller – Sam’s New Job (Excerpt)
1:39:37 Yank Rachel With Sleepy John Estes & Jab Jones – Sweet Mama
1:41:12 Greta Garbo – Anna Christie (Excerpt 3)
1:41:15 Mississippi Bracey – You Scolded Me And Drove Me
1:42:59 British Pathe – The Fastest Game In The World
1:43:09 Roy Harvey & Jess Johnson – Jefferson Street Rag
1:45:18 Calvin Coolidge – Meets Santa Claus
1:45:28 Lil McClintock – Don’t Think I’m Santa Claus
1:46:32 Walter Ruttmann – Wochende (Excerpt 10)
1:46:47 Son House – My Black Mama, Pt. 1 & 2
1:48:41 Willie Walker – South Carolina Rag
1:50:56 Dziga Vertov – Enthusiasm! The Dombass Symphony (Excerpt 6)
1:51:25 Walter Page – Blue Devil Blues
1:54:07 Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan – 1930 Newsreel Footage (Excerpt 2)
1:54:35 Carmen Miranda – Deixa Disso
1:55:35 James A Fitzpatrick – Movie Horoscope (Excerpt 2)
1:55:44 Orquesta Tipica Porteña – Esponjita
1:56:50 British Pathe – Soccer Again
1:56:57 California Rambers – The Peanut Vendor
1:59:24 British Pathe – Great Danes (Excerpt 2)
1:59:30 Joe Venuti’s Blue Four – Raggin’ The Scale
2:00:40 George Bernard Shaw – New Talk To Movietone (Excerpt 2)
2:00:57 Fritz Kreisler – Liebesleid (Kreisler) (Love’s Sorrow)
2:02:07 Walter Ruttmann – Wochende (Excerpt 11)
2:02:37 Llaqi Me Llautte – Havazi I Dy Motrave
2:03:20 Norma Shearer & Chester Morris – The Divorcee (Excerpt 1)
2:03:54 Madame Hafize & Selim – Sta Triya (Treshe (In Three) Dance)
2:04:21 Dziga Vertov – Enthusiasm! The Dombass Symphony (Excerpt 7)
2:04:39 James Sibley Watson – Tomatos Another Day (Excerpt 4)
2:04:53 King Oliver – Mule Face Blues
2:07:46 Groucho Marx and Margaret Dumont – Animal Crackers (Excerpt 4)
2:08:06 Bix Beiderbecke Orchestra – I’ll Be A Friend With Pleasure
2:09:39 Red Nichols & His Five Pennies – Bug-A-Boo
2:12:47 British Pathe – The Greatest Road Race Ever! (Excerpt 2)
2:12:53 Louis Armstrong – St. Louis Blues
2:13:56 Cab Calloway – St. Louis Blues
2:16:03 Charles Farrell – Love Scene from Liliom (Excerpt 2)
2:16:04 Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra – Get Happy
2:18:28 Groucho Marx – Animal Crackers (Excerpt 5)
2:18:33 James P Johnson – Jingles
2:20:30 Jack Payne BBC Dance Orchestra – Any Rags Bottles Or Bones
2:21:02 A.A. Gray & Seven Foot Dilly – Streak of Lean, Streak of Fat
2:22:14 Greta Garbo – Anna Christie (Excerpt 4)
2:22:17 Jimmie Rodgers – Those Gambler’s Blues
2:24:58 John Gilbert – Speech in front of the court in Redemption (Excerpt 2)
2:25:09 Geeshie Wiley – Last Kind Words Blues
2:26:23 Edward G. Robinson – Little Caesar (Excerpt 2)
2:26:31 Giftiddle Jim – Paddlin’ Blues
2:29:43 Laurel & Hardy – Scene from The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (Excerpt 2)
2:29:51 Charley Patton – High Water Everywhere (part 1)
2:31:41 Walter Ruttmann – Wochende (Excerpt 12)
2:32:05 Delta Big Four – We All Gonna Face The Rising Sun
2:33:03 Dziga Vertov – Enthusiasm! The Dombass Symphony (Excerpt 8)
2:33:11 Cheikha Tetma – Guenene Tini
2:33:28 Urbano A. Zafra & Mauro Baradi – Danza Filipina
2:35:02 Elinor Glyn – Explains IT! (Excerpt 2)
2:35:12 Sak Som Peo Ensemble – Phleng Boran
2:37:02 James Sibley Watson – Tomatos Another Day (Excerpt 5)
2:37:15 Los Jardineros – Conversacion
2:38:24 George Bernard Shaw – New Talk To Movietone (Excerpt 3)
2:38:32 António Landeiro – Variações Sobre o Fado Corrido Em Ré Maior
2:39:50 Jean Harlow – Hells Angels (Excerpt 2)
2:39:55 Fred Rich – I Got Rhythm (vocal Smith Ballew)
2:42:21 Charles Farrell – Love Scene from Liliom (Excerpt 3)
2:42:33 The Jungle Band – Mood Indigo
2:44:46 Reichsprassident Von Hindenburg – Am Rhein! Aka Reichsprafident (Excerpt 2)
2:44:50 Barbecue Joe and his Hot Dogs – Tin Roof Blues
2:45:36 Missourians – Swingin’ Dem Cats
2:47:00 Bennie Moten – Bouncin’ Round
2:48:15 President Cosgrave – British Pathe Newsreel (Excerpt 2)
2:48:20 Joe Venuti – I’ve Found A New Baby
2:51:14 James Sibley Watson – Tomatos Another Day (Excerpt 6)
2:51:28 Willie Brown – Future Blues
2:52:58 Bayless Rose – Jamestown Exhibition
2:54:45 Groucho & Zeppo Marx – Animal Crackers (Excerpt 6)
2:54:50 The Deauville Syncopators – Cheerful Little Earful
2:56:36 Elinor Glyn – Explains IT! (Excerpt 3)
2:56:55 Helen Kane – How Are You?
2:57:41 Newsreel – Hells Angels Premiere
2:58:00 Dziga Vertov – Enthusiasm! The Dombass Symphony (Excerpt 9)
2:58:14 Julius Meytuss – Dnieprostroi, The Dnieper Hydro-electric Power Station
2:59:17 Walter Ruttmann – Wochende (Excerpt 13)
2:59:36 Leopold Stokowski and The Philadelphia Orchestra – 1812 Overture Op. 49
3:00:39 George Bernard Shaw – New Talk To Movietone (Excerpt 4)
3:00:57 Ben Bernie – Au Revoir Pleasant Dreams
3:02:30 Lewis Milestone – All Quiet on the Western Front (Excerpt)

discogs marketplace of ideas (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 26 November 2020 16:55 (four months ago) link

an experimental editing style, built around Dziga Vertov's “Enthusiasm” and Walter Ruttman’s “Wochenende”

very cool!

budo jeru, Thursday, 26 November 2020 16:58 (four months ago) link

very cool!

I thought so! However reaction has been suspiciously subdued - it is not really a relaxing listen, at all. Or it could just be that people have a lot going on right now I guess. I have just today reluctantly accepted redundancy from my job, trying to combine this project with a couple of other more obviously lucrative things (online courses, private tuition) to get by, it is going to be a bit of a struggle though, to say the least. I made an advert for myself, if anyone wants to easily share the thing.

Sorry, /blog etc., getting on with getting 1931 now, also nursing a sick hamster.

discogs marketplace of ideas (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 26 November 2020 22:41 (four months ago) link

frankly the editing was amazing. it's my opinion that all the mixes should be done like that. found it to be super engaging.

sorry to hear about your job. you now have +1 patreon members, hope that helps :)

budo jeru, Friday, 27 November 2020 00:06 (four months ago) link

Wow, thank you.

Job will work out, hamster is looking better too.

discogs marketplace of ideas (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 27 November 2020 00:29 (four months ago) link

listening through 1930 for a second time. i was pretty immersed in a task during the first listen. it's nice to take the time to consult the track list and jot down my favorite tracks for the purposes of further research!

budo jeru, Saturday, 5 December 2020 01:08 (four months ago) link

Well there is a lot crammed into that one! Currently working flat-out to get 1931 finished, it is much more leisurely in its pace, though it has a very strong great depression / classic horror theme which has emerged somehow.

Also should mention maybe that I'm on the radio tonight playing some records from 1922 - https://centuriesofsound.com/2020/12/05/centuries-of-sound-on-cambridge-105-radio-episode-30-1922/

Gary Sambrook eats substantial meals (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 5 December 2020 12:53 (four months ago) link

Just finished this one, my last of 2020

https://centuriesofsound.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/1931-icon.jpg

https://centuriesofsound.com/2020/12/07/1931/

This is kind of the first one where I've really been able to lean into the "sound collage" promise to represent cinema as well as I have done music.

Themes are: Cab Calloway, The Great Depression, Universal Horror films

A tracklist follows for searching purposes

0:00:23 Will Rogers – Bacon, Beans, and Limousines (Excerpt 1)
0:00:29 Cab Calloway and His Orchestra – Minnie The Moocher
0:03:36 James Cagney – The Public Enemy Piano Scene (Excerpt 1)
0:03:42 Harlem Footwarmers – Rockin’ in Rhythm
0:06:03 Colin Clive – Frankenstein (Excerpt 1)
0:06:31 The Boswell Sisters – It’s You
0:09:35 The Mills Brothers – Nobody’s Sweetheart Now
0:11:57 Isaac Pitman – Pitman’s Gramophone Course (Excerpt 1)
0:12:03 Jazz-Band Sam Libermann – Sandeman
0:14:26 Will Rogers – Bacon, Beans, and Limousines (Excerpt 2)
0:14:32 Hazekiah Jenkins – The Panic Is On
0:16:54 Will Rogers – Bacon, Beans, and Limousines (Excerpt 3)
0:17:13 Bessie Smith – Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl
0:18:40 Bessie Smith – Safety Mama
0:20:04 James Cagney – The Public Enemy Piano Scene (Excerpt 2)
0:20:10 Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra – Lazy River
0:23:14 Johnny Mack Brown – Berk Jarvis’ Inspirational Speech from The Great Meadow (Excerpt 1)
0:23:23 Skip James – Hard Time Killin’ Floor Blues
0:25:22 Johnny Mack Brown – Berk Jarvis’ Inspirational Speech from The Great Meadow (Excerpt 2)
0:25:38 Duke Ellington Orchestra – Creole Rhapsody
0:30:13 Chants Populaires Tahitiens – Chant D´Amour
0:31:03 Sol K. Bright – Tomi Tomi
0:33:08 Ronald Colman – Arrowsmith (Excerpt 1)
0:33:14 Fatma El Chameya Sudaneya – Gawadallah
0:34:30 DJelouwei Wenike Ahlanon – Pantanon
0:34:57 Fredric March – Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Excerpt 1)
0:35:38 Kju Pora – Ke Tre Urat Për Matanë (Across Three Bridges)
0:36:19 Peter Lorre – Kangaroo Court Scene from M
0:36:48 Alexander Mossolov – Zavod, Symphony Of Machines
0:38:09 Colin Clive – Frankenstein (Excerpt 2)
0:38:22 Albert Whelan – My Brother Makes the Noises for the Talkies
0:41:08 Groucho Marx – Monkey Business (Excerpt)
0:41:17 Toña La Negre – El Cacahuatero
0:43:05 Mahatma Gandhi – 1931 Oct 20 – English (Excerpt 1)
0:43:14 Paul Robeson – River Stay Away From My Door
0:44:57 Beans Hambone & El Morrow – Beans
0:46:43 Laurel and Hardy – One Good Turn (Excerpt 1)
0:46:50 Gene Autry – Do Right Daddy Blues
0:48:53 Will Rogers – Bacon, Beans, and Limousines (Excerpt 4)
0:48:59 Willie Brown – Future Blues
0:50:19 James Dunn – Scene from ‘Bad Girl’
0:50:29 Skip James – Cypress Grove Blues
0:52:24 Skip James – Devil Got My Woman
0:54:10 Rev. Emmet Dickenson – Hell and What It Is (Excerpt 1)
0:54:18 Bryant’s Jubilee Quartet – I’ll Be Satisfied
0:55:39 Mahatma Gandhi – 1931 Oct 20 – English (Excerpt 2)
0:55:52 Maddilla Satyamoorthy – Violin Instrumental- Parimala Rangapathey (Kambhoji)
0:57:04 Mahatma Gandhi – 1931 Oct 20 – English (Excerpt 3)
0:57:09 Jimmie Rodgers & The Carter Family – Jimmie Rodgers Visits The Carter Family
1:00:23 Jimmie Rodgers – Mississippi River Blues
1:01:49 Ramsay Macdonald – Speaks To The Nation (Excerpt 1)
1:01:54 Leroy Carr – Papa’s On The House Top
1:03:22 David Lloyd George – Speaks To The Nation (Excerpt 1)
1:03:24 The Baltimore Bell Hops – Hot And Anxious
1:04:21 Don Redman – Shakin’ The African
1:06:58 Claudette Colbert – The Smiling Lieutenant (Excerpt)
1:07:09 Mississippi Sheiks – Bed Spring Poker
1:08:51 Will Rogers – Bacon, Beans, and Limousines (Excerpt 5)
1:09:09 Slim Smith – Bread Line Blues
1:12:22 Arthur Henderson MP – General Election 1931
1:12:36 Al Bowlly accompanied by orchestra – I’d Rather Be A Beggar With You
1:14:23 Norma Shearer & Robert Montgomery – Private Lives (Excerpt)
1:14:29 Cab Calloway and His Orchestra – Kicking The Gong Around
1:16:57 James Cagney – The Public Enemy Piano Scene (Excerpt 3)
1:16:59 Noble Sissle and His Orchestra – The Basement Blues
1:20:11 Bela Lugosi – Scene from Dracula (Excerpt 1)
1:20:14 Seger Ellis – Montana Call
1:23:31 Jean Renoir – La Chienne (Excerpt)
1:23:42 Les Freres Péguri – Enivrante
1:25:00 René Clair – À nous la liberté
1:25:12 Uncredited Pinpeat Ensemble – Teb Bantom (Cambodia)
1:26:01 Pierre Laval – Speech About His Forthcoming German Visit
1:26:10 Fujiyama Ichiro – Sake ha Namida ka Tameike ka
1:27:40 FT Marinetti – Sintesi Musicali Futuriste
1:28:14 D. Busuttil u il Cumpanija Musica V.Ciappara – Festa ta Rahal
1:29:11 Carlo Satariano – Maddalena
1:29:25 Adolfo Carabelli Y Su Orquesta Tipica – Me Vuelves Loco
1:31:08 Fredric March – Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Excerpt 2)
1:31:15 Washboard Rhythm Kings – Call Of The Freaks
1:33:59 Wallace Beery – The Champ 1931 (Ending scene) (Excerpt 1)
1:34:15 Ted Lewis and his Band – Dallas Blues
1:36:34 Glen Gray and his Orchestra – Casa Loma Stomp
1:39:25 Albert Whelan – Pass! Shoot!! Goal!!!
1:41:31 The Mills Brothers – Tiger Rag
1:43:23 Laurel and Hardy – One Good Turn (Excerpt 2)
1:43:35 Bing Crosby And The Mills Brothers – Dinah
1:45:11 Ronald Colman – Arrowsmith (Excerpt 2)
1:45:20 Wilmoth Houdini – I Need a Man
1:47:34 Edward, Price of Wales (future King Edward VIII) – Speech on trade with Argentine
1:47:40 Cuarteto Flores – Cecilia
1:49:40 Ramsay MacDonald – General Election 1931
1:49:55 Julio J. Martínez Oyanguren – Jota
1:52:27 Adolphe Menjou – The Front Page Ending scene (Excerpt 1)
1:52:32 G.Cefai – Imhabba fuk il bahar
1:54:24 Rev. Emmet Dickenson – Hell and What It Is (Excerpt 2)
1:54:46 Sam Collins – Lonesome Road Blues
1:55:58 Wallace Beery – The Champ 1931 (Ending scene) (Excerpt 2)
1:56:06 Sexteto Okeh – Estrella De Oriente
1:57:35 James Cagney – The Public Enemy Piano Scene (Excerpt 4)
1:57:41 Clyde McCoy & His Orchestra – Sugar Blues
2:00:32 Marlene Dietrich – Jonny
2:01:41 Comedian Harmonists – Mein Lieber Schatz Bist Du Aus Spanien
2:04:25 Ambrose And His Orchestra – Yes, Yes (‘My Baby Said Yes’)
2:05:30 James Cagney – The Public Enemy Piano Scene (Excerpt 5)
2:05:35 Jacques Renard & His Orchestra – As Time Goes By
2:07:01 Isaac Pitman – Pitman’s Gramophone Course (Excerpt 2)
2:07:18 Akropong Singing Band – Monyi Moho Adi
2:08:29 Marguerite and Razanatsoa – Dia Veloma I Said Omar
2:10:21 Rev. F. W. McGee – Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room
2:13:00 Silver Leaf Quartette of Norfolk – Daniel Saw the Stone
2:14:22 Rev. Emmet Dickenson – Hell and What It Is (Excerpt 3)
2:14:37 Willie Walker – Dupree Blues
2:16:21 Son House – My Black Mama – Part I
2:18:11 Ramsay Macdonald – Speaks To The Nation (Excerpt 2)
2:18:18 A. Kostis – I Filaki ine Scholio
2:19:21 Bela Lugosi and A Wolf – Scene from Dracula (Excerpt 2)
2:19:38 Josef Pizio – Pidkamecka Kolomyjka
2:20:15 Adolphe Menjou – The Front Page Ending scene (Excerpt 2)
2:20:29 Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1 – Bells of Love
2:21:48 Boswell Sisters – Shout, Sister, Shout
2:22:48 Clark Gable – Possessed (Excerpt)
2:22:49 Sato Chiyako – Kage o Shitaete
2:23:44 Winston Churchill – General Election 1931 (Excerpt)
2:23:51 Kyle Wooten – Choking Blues
2:25:37 Ted Lewis & His Band feat. Fats Waller – Royal Garden Blues
2:28:32 Mahatma Gandhi – 1931 Oct 20 – English (Excerpt 4)
2:28:46 Louis Armstrong – Stardust
2:32:18 The Charleston Chasers – Basin Street Blues
2:34:43 British Pathe – The Crisis! (1931)
2:34:46 Adolphe Menjou – The Front Page Ending scene (Excerpt 3)
2:34:48 Al Bowlly with Ray Noble & His Orchestra – Goodnight Sweetheart

Gary Sambrook eats substantial meals (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 7 December 2020 23:12 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Hello anyone who reads my thread!

As a new year's wish, could anyone point me to anywhere I can get hold of this record in any form? (good quality digitized would be best!)

https://www.si.edu/object/siris_arc_232926

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 1 January 2021 13:58 (three months ago) link

there's a UK seller on discogs who has a copy in nice shape (with booklet) for £10

https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/867000445

budo jeru, Friday, 1 January 2021 15:35 (three months ago) link

Thanks, I've bought it! Now to try to get my record player set up to rip audio, can't be too hard, surely?

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 2 January 2021 13:12 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Hi.

https://centuriesofsound.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/1932-large.jpg

Here is 1932 - - - - - > https://centuriesofsound.com/2021/02/02/1932/ < - - - - -

Didn't post on this thread last month as I was doing a yearly "contemporary" detour to 2019 but don't reckon I'll continue with those, so chronological it is from now on.

This one is (of course) for the year 1932, and as the US record business was in the doldrums at this point, it's a kind of world tour, including a whole 25+ minutes of music from the UK, which is a first (and probably won't be matched until the 60s) and some amazing stuff from the Arab world and India.

So a three-hour audio collage, free to stream, one-hour preview mix available to download.

These take me forever and I'm trying to justify spending my time on them now my company has closed and I've taken redundancy (yeah I know, would be better to dedicate the time to jobhunting) so if you know anyone who may be interested, please do share.

Here is the tracklist, it has already been pointed out to me that James & Martha Carson are not even remotely from 1932, not sure how I missed that, but it will be re-edited at some point to fix that.

0:00:30 The Philadelphia Orchestra, Conducted By Leopold Stokowski – Schoenberg’s Gurre-Lieder (Excerpt)
0:03:34 The Three Keys – Jig Time
William Butler Yeats – Introduction (Excerpt)
0:05:52 Cab Calloway And His Orchestra – Reefer Man
Jewel Robbery (Excerpt)
0:08:50 The Mills Brothers – Old Man Of The Mountain
John Barrymore – Clip from A Bill of Divorcement
0:10:38 Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra – It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
0:12:28 The Boswell Sisters – It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
The Most Dangerous Game (Excerpt 1)
0:14:51 Sidney Bechet and his New Orleans Feetwarmers – Shag
Trouble in Paradise (Excerpt)
0:18:10 Lew Stone with Al Bowlly – My Woman
0:21:18 Groucho Marx – I’m Against It
0:24:32 Fred Astaire with The Leo Reisman Orchestra – Night And Day
I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (Excerpt 1)
0:27:31 Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra – Hobo, You Can’t Ride This Train
0:30:24 Jimmie Rodgers – Hobo’s Meditation
Amelia Earhart Radio Broadcast (Excerpt)
0:32:35 Mike Hanapi & The Ilima Islanders – Hilo Hula
0:34:37 Leona Gabriel – Liva
Scarface (Excerpt 1)
0:37:28 Lionel Belasco and His Orchestra – Depression (Pasillo)
0:38:46 L’orchestre Typique Martiniquais – Eugenie
0:40:44 Orchestre Typique Martiniquais Charlery-Delouche – Ti Roro
0:42:31 Orchestre Creole Delvi – Edamyso
0:45:11 Silvio Caldas – E Ela Não Jurou
The Most Dangerous Game (Excerpt 2)
0:46:16 Las Cuatro Huasas – La Papa Araucana
Tarzan the Ape Man (Excerpt)
0:48:35 Xavier Cugat – Carmen De Cabaret
Intimate Interviews – Bela Lugosi (Excerpt 1)
0:49:51 Jean Moscopol – Mai Spune-Mi Inca-Odata
Intimate Interviews – Bela Lugosi (Excerpt 2)
0:51:37 Aleksandr Vertinskiy – Klassicheskiye Rozy
Intimate Interviews – Bela Lugosi (Excerpt 3)
0:53:40 Carl Theodor Dreyer – Excerpts from “Vampyr”
Intimate Interviews – Bela Lugosi (Excerpt 4)
0:55:50 London Symphony Orchestra With Yehudi Menuhin, Conducted By Edward Elgar – Elgar Violin Concerto (Excerpt)
0:57:26 Ríta Abadzí – At Tsambíkous Teké
0:58:41 Giórgos Michalópoulos – Olympus And Kissavos
0:59:59 Ioannis Chalkias – Minore Tou Teke
1:00:55 William Butler Yeats – The Lake Isle of Innisfree
1:01:50 Arthur Schnabel – Beethoven Sonata No 31 In A Flat Major, Op 110 Moderato Cantabile Molto Espressivo
King George V The first ever Royal Christmas Message (Written by Rudyard Kipling) (Excerpt 1)
1:03:22 Bert Ambrose & His Orchestra – The Clouds Will Soon Roll By
David Lloyd George speech (Excerpt 1)
1:05:15 Henry Hall BBC Dance Orchestra – Teddy Bear’s Picnic
King George V The first ever Royal Christmas Message (Written by Rudyard Kipling) (Excerpt 2)
1:06:54 Noel Coward – Mad Dogs And Englishmen
Hilaire Belloc – Tarantella (Excerpt)
1:08:44 George Formby – Old Kitchen Kettle / I Told My Baby With The Ukulele / Let’s All Go To Reno
1:11:43 Henry Hall BBC Dance Orchestra – Here Comes The Bogey Man
A Farewell To Arms (Excerpt)
1:13:39 Ray Noble And His New Mayfair Orchestra, Vocal Al Bowlly – Love Is The Sweetest Thing
A Bill of Divorcement (Excerpt 1)
1:15:29 Josephine Baker – Ram Pam Pam
Boudu sauvé des eaux (Excerpt)
1:17:05 Damia – La Veuve
1:18:05 Madame Maiotte Almaby Et Orchestre Des Waddy’s Boys – Coeur Moin Dans Piment
1:20:39 Guerino Et Son Orchestre Musette & Django Reinhardt – Gallito
1:22:09 Medard Ferrero – Mazurka Fantasie
1:23:10 Mireille et Jean Sablon – Les Pieds Dans L’eau
1:24:33 Pills et Tabet – C’est Un Jardinier Qui Boîte
1:26:56 Lys Gauty – L’amour Qui Passe
A Bill of Divorcement (Excerpt 2)
1:29:35 Yehudi Menuhin – Paganini Kreisler Caprice No. 24
1:30:04 Cheikha Tetma – Ach Hal Men Ijarra
1:33:01 Musique Citadine De Tlemcen, Algerie – Musaddar
1:35:11 Musique Savante De Bagdad, Irak – Abûdhiyya
1:36:33 Musique Citadine De Tunis, Tunisie – Danse De La Ghayta
1:38:43 William Butler Yeats – The Fiddler of Dooney
1:39:17 Gajananrao Joshi Of Aundh – Violin Instrumental- Bihag
1:41:08 Mr. Musiri Subramania Iyer – Nagumomu Ganaleni (Part 1)
1:43:09 Desamangalam Subramania Iyer – Veena Instrumental- Sankarabharanam Part 1- Ragam
1:44:07 B.S. Krishnamurthi Sastrigal – Gottuvadyam Instrumental- Pullikalabamayeil Kavad I Chinthu
Shanghai Express (Excerpt)
1:48:00 Kouta Katsutaro – Shima No Musume
The Clairvoyant Record (Excerpt)
1:49:54 Joe Sanders – Southology
Herbert Hoover – Nomination Speech (Excerpt)
1:51:20 Mildred Bailey – Georgia On My Mind
Frankin D Roosevelt – Nomination Speech (Excerpt)
1:53:32 Rudy Vallee – Brother Can You Spare A Dime
Frankin D Roosevelt – Campaign Speech (Excerpt)
1:55:54 Paul Robeson – Ol’ Man River (+ Victor Young Orchestra)
Frankin D Roosevelt – Acceptance Speech (Excerpt)
1:59:05 Charlie Kunz Solo Medley – Lovely To Look At, Etc.
The Marx Brothers – Excerpts from Horse Feathers
2:02:33 Roger Wolfe Kahn – Fit As A Fiddle
The Marx Brothers – Excerpts from Horse Feathers
2:06:21 James & Martha Carson – I’ll Fly Away
Island of Lost Souls (Excerpt)
2:08:42 The Carter Family – Little Moses
Freaks (Excerpt)
2:10:43 Cab Calloway And His Orchestra – How Big Can You Get?
Love Me Tonight (Excerpt)
2:15:00 Glen Gray & His Casa Loma Orchestra – Black Jazz
2:17:33 Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra – Lot O’ Fingers (Fast And Furious)
Laurel & Oliver Hardy – Towed in a Hole (Excerpt 1)
2:19:43 Big Bill Broonzy – How You Want It Done?
Laurel & Oliver Hardy – Towed in a Hole (Excerpt 2)
2:22:59 Tommie Bradley – Nobody’s Business If I Do
2:24:35 Ruby Glaze & Hot Shot Willie – Searching The Dessert For The Blues
2:26:30 Pinetop And Lindberg – I Believe I’ll Make A Change
2:29:28 Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell – Gone Mother Blues
Oldest Recording of ABC Radio – 1932 Melbourne Cup (Excerpt 1)
2:31:23 Mississippi Sheiks – New Stop And Listen
Oldest Recording of ABC Radio – 1932 Melbourne Cup (Excerpt 2)
2:33:29 Don Redman & His Orchestra – I Got Rhythm
Red Dust (Excerpts)
2:35:50 Sidney Bechet And His New Orleans Feetwarmers – Maple Leaf Rag
I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (Excerpt 2)
2:38:57 Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra – Take Me Away From The River
Scarface (Excerpt 2)
2:42:13 Earl Hines & His Orchestra – I Love You Because I Love You
Mae West – Night After Night (Excerpt)
2:45:10 Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra – The New Tiger Rag
If I Had a Million (Excerpt)
2:48:38 The Boswell Sisters – Everybody Loves My Baby
2:50:57 The Mills Brothers with Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra – Diga Diga Doo
2:53:23 The Mills Brothers – Goodbye Blues (Radio Broadcast)
The Old Dark House (Excerpt)
Intimate Interviews – Bela Lugosi (Excerpt 5)
British Pathe – Adolf Hitler’s presidential campaign (Excerpt)
British Pathe – Amidst A Nation’s Rejoicing (Excerpt)
The Mummy (Excerpt)
2:56:40 Joe Venuti – Beale Street Blues (+ Eddie Lang & Vocal – Jack Teagarden)
Grand Hotel (Excerpt)
2:59:55 Noel Coward – The Party’s Over Now / Let’s Say Goodbye
3:01:53 Bing Crosby – Let’s Put Out The Lights And Go To Sleep

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 2 February 2021 21:18 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

First Monday of the month, so here we go once again with 1933

https://centuriesofsound.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/1933-icon.jpg

This one comes with an anti-nostalgia rant as a blog post, just to sabotage any chance I have of getting a job on most radio stations.

If you like classic Hollywood, and especially if you like the Marx Brothers, this is quite likely the one for you.

Please share! This is hilariously/terrifyingly my only source of income right now.

Here is the track list.

0:00:30 Maurice Jaubert - If The Kids Are United (Zéro De Conduite)
(Clip from Employees Entrance)
0:01:18 Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - Toby
0:04:36 Mae West & Cary Grant - Clip from "She Done Him Wrong"
0:05:01 Estrellas Hababeras - Buey Viejo
(Clip from Dinner at Eight)
0:08:20 Art Tatum - Tiger Rag
0:10:33 Lightnin' Washington - Long John
(Clip from Design For Living)
0:13:21 Ethel Waters - Stormy Weather
0:16:14 Comedian Harmonists - Ohne Dich (Stormy Weather)
(Clip from The Little Rascals - Mush & Milk)
0:17:46 Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire - Music Makes Me
(Clip from 42nd Street)
0:20:02 Casa Loma Orchestra - White Jazz
(Clip from newsreel announcing the end of prohibition)
0:23:27 Tex Ritter - Rye Whiskey, Rye Whiskey
(Clip from Footlight Parade)
0:24:56 Bessie Smith - Gimme A Pigfoot And A Bottle Of Beer
(Clip from Baby Face)
0:28:05 Clarence Ashley & Gwen Foster - Bay Rum Blues Roots
(Clip from Duck Soup)
0:32:18 Groucho Marx & Margaret Dumont - The Laws Of My Administration
(Clip from Burns & Allen Routine)
0:34:04 Billy Cotton - Skirts
(Clip from 42nd Street)
0:36:10 Sol Hoopii's Novelty Quartette - Hula Girl
0:39:11 Kanui & Lula - Tomi Tomi
0:41:19 Noi Lane - Hawaiian Ripple
0:42:57 Carmen Miranda - Alvorada (Samba)
(Clip from Murders In The Zoo)
0:45:19 Enrique Bryon Y Su Orquesta - Las Maracas De Cuba
0:48:20 Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra - High Society / Dusky Stevedore
(clip from Bombshell)
0:52:02 Ray Noble - It's Bad For Me (Vocal - Al Bowlly)
(Clip from Dinner at Eight)
0:53:47 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra - Sophisticated Lady
0:57:21 Art Tatum - Sophisticated Lady
(Clip from Universal Newsreel about Cecil H. Dill doing hand-farts)
0:58:48 Rudi Schneider - Trance-Breathing
0:58:53 Maboudana & Badolo - Chant Dâ´invitation A La Danse
0:59:23 Kurt Engel - Xylophonismus
1:00:38 Miss Columbia - 19 No Haru
1:01:14 Ichimaru - Tenryuu Kudareba
1:03:40 Kouta Katsutaro - Tokyo Ondo
(Clip from Gabriel Over the White House)
1:05:03 Marianne Oswald - Complainte De Kesoubah
(Clip from Gabriel Over the White House)
1:07:10 Hoagy Carmichael - Cosmics
1:07:33 Robert Frost - Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
1:08:28 Georg Kulenkampff - Tambourin Chinois (Kreisler)
(Clip from The Invisible Man)
1:09:59 Fletcher Henderson - King Porter Stomp
(Clip from I'm No Angel)
1:11:53 Benny Goodman & His Orchestra with Billie Holiday - Your Mother's Son-In-Law
1:13:32 Joe Robechaux - Jig Music
(Clip from Duck Soup)
1:17:15 Henry Hall B.B.C. Dance Orchestra - The Wedding Of Mr. Mickey Mouse
(Clip from Walt Disney's Three Little Pigs)
1:20:25 Mae Questal & Cab Calloway - You Gotta Hi De Ho
(Clip from Burns & Allen Routine)
1:22:15 Boswell Sisters - Shuffle Off To Buffalo
1:24:19 Bing Crosby - Someone Stole Gabriel's Horn
(Clip of Fiorello H. La Guardia Attacks Tammany Hall)
1:25:54 James 'Iron Head' Baker - Black Betty
1:26:29 Ashley & Foster - The Rising Sun Blues
(Clip of Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugural address)
1:27:44 Big Bill Broonzy - How You Want It Done?
(Clip from Franklin Roosevelt - Fireside Chat #1, On the Banking Crisis)
1:29:50 Salty Dog Sam - Lonesome Road Blues
1:30:47 Josh White - Blood Red River
1:32:40 Fernando Vilches - Flor De Petenera
(Clip of nazis burning books)
1:35:47 Paul Robeson - Swing Low Sweet Chariot
(Clip from Einstein Speech at the Royal Albert Hall London)
1:37:42 Arthur Schnabel - Sonata No 22 In F Major, Op 54 Ii Allegretto
(Clip from Morning Glory)
1:39:25 Ethel Waters - Don't Blame Me
(Clip from Dinner at Eight)
1:42:41 Al Bowlly Acc. By Orchestra Directed By Carroll Gibbons - Night And Day
1:44:18 Ambrose & His Orchestra - Night And Day
(Clip from Calvacade)
1:45:32 Harry Roy - Bugle Call Rag (Piano Duet - Ivor Moreton & Dave Kaye)
1:48:09 Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - Moten Swing
(Clip from Employees' Entrance)
1:50:14 The Lone Star Cowboys - Just Because
1:51:28 Prairie Ramblers - Shady Grove
(Clip from The Private Life of Henry VIII)
1:53:02 Ashley & Foster - East Virginia Blues
(Clip from Calvacade)
1:54:53 Jack Kelly & His South Memphis Jug Band - Cold Iron Bed Dark
1:57:57 Rudyard Kipling - France
1:58:16 Guerino Et Son Orchestre Musette & Django Reinhardt - Brise Napolitaine
(Clip from Zéro De Conduite)
2:00:53 Eddie South - Nagasaki
2:02:43 Midge Williams - Lazy Bones
(Clip from The Bitter Tea of General Yen)
2:05:59 The Mills Brothers with Bing Crosby - My Honey's Lovin' Arms
(Clip from International House)
2:07:45 Dorsey Brothers - By Heck
(Clip from Duck Soup)
2:11:07 Cab Calloway And His Orchestra - Zah Zuh Zah
2:13:03 Spike Hughes And His Orchestra - How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
2:16:05 Wilmouth Houdini and his Humming Bird - Trinidad Hurricane
2:18:26 Lionel Belasco - The Treasury Fire
(Clip from The Mayor of Hell)
2:20:05 Blind Willie Mctell - Savannah Mama
(Clip from King Kong)
2:21:29 Jimmie Rodgers - Gambling Bar Room Blues
2:23:27 Cliff Carlisle - Mouse's Ear Blues
(Clip from Burns & Allen Routine)
2:25:06 Carter Family - Gold Watch And Chain
2:26:32 Bradley Kincaid - Dog And Gun (An Old English Ballad)
(Clip from Calvacade)
2:28:52 Joseph Schmidt - Jetzt Spielen Hull Dich In Tand Nur (Pagliacci)
(Clip from The Testament of Dr Mabuse)
2:31:01 Wanda Landowska, Harpsichord - Variation 17
2:32:51 The Three Ginx - On A Steamer Coming Over
(Clip from Employees' Entrance)
2:34:44 Eddie Condon - Madame Dynamite
2:36:35 Joe Robechaux - Ring Dem Bells
2:38:20 Joe Venuti & His Blue Six - The Jazz Me Blues
2:39:33 Benny Carter Orchestra - Swing It
(Clip from Laurel & Hardy - Sons of the Desert)
2:41:18 Cliff Edwards - It's Only A Paper Moon
(Clip from Queen Christina)
2:43:22 Marta Eggerth - Ave Maria (Schubert)
(Clip from Employees' Entrance)

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 1 March 2021 22:37 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Here is 1934, much less in the way of hits and hot jazz and much more in the way of abrasive records from places far away from the USA, I think it's not bad but would not be surprised if casual listeners are less keen.

https://centuriesofsound.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/1934-large.jpg?w=768

https://centuriesofsound.com/2021/04/05/1934/

Track list:

0:00:00 Percussion Ensemble Cond. By Nicolas Slonimsky - Ionisation
0:00:22 Malinke Musicans, Mali - War Song, Harp with Drums
0:01:15 Sukru Tunar - Huzzam Taksim
0:02:04 Dorothy Melton - I Want Jesus To Walk With Me
0:03:22 Sergei Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini
0:05:37 Hot Club De France - Tiger Rag
0:08:19 Henry Hall BBC Dance Orchestra (Vocal - Dan Donovan) - Radio Times
0:10:27 Sexteto Pellin - A Goya Le Dio La Gripe
0:13:11 Trio Armonico - Ausencia
0:16:25 Big Bill Broonzy - Mississippi River Blues
0:18:52 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Solitude
0:22:10 The Delmore Brothers - Brown's Ferry Blues
0:24:59 Lucille Bogan - Shave 'em Dry
0:26:44 Jimmy Durante - Inka Dinka Doo
0:30:01 Blanche Calloway - Growlin' Dan
0:32:46 Cab Calloway And His Orchestra - Jitter Bug
0:35:05 Chick Webb & His Orchestra - What A Shuffle
0:37:55 Gertrude Stein- If I Had Told Him; A Completed Portrait of Picasso
0:39:09 Arthur Schnabel - Sonata No 21 In C Major, Op 53 'waldstein' I Allegro Con Brio
0:40:47 Robert Frost - Birches
0:43:47 Avro Kinderkoor Jacob Hamel - Kleppermarsch
0:45:19 Billy Merrin's Commanders - We'll Make Hay While The Sun Shines (Vocal - Sam Browne)
0:47:23 Jack Buchanan and Geraldo - Brewster's Millions Medley
0:49:44 Django Reinhardt - Dinah
0:52:23 Maurice Jaubert - Underwater Dance from L'atalante
0:53:50 Hot Club De France - I Saw Stars
0:54:52 Tuareg Musicans, Mali - Marriage Song
0:55:14 Bambara Kora Musican, Mali - Song for Chief
0:56:34 The Lion - Wanga
0:58:08 Wilmoth Houdini - Blow Wind Blow
1:00:25 Bert Ambrose - Let's Make Love
1:02:09 Carroll Gibbons - Let's Fall In Love
1:05:46 Márkos Vamvakáris - Koroido
1:08:26 Stellakis Papazoglou - I Lachanades
1:09:49 D. Góngos Or Bayiadéras - Hash Smoking Chicks
1:11:08 Márkos Vamvakáris - Kápote Ímouna Ki Egó
1:12:46 Henry Hall BBC Dance Orchestra - Wild Ride
1:15:07 Pandit Omkarnath Prakur - Garawa Mayi Sang Lage Pt 1
1:17:47 Udi Hrant - Cifte Telli
1:19:23 Munir Nurettin Selcuk And Sadettin Kaynak - Cikar Yuclerden
1:20:34 Mahmut Celalettin - Neva Hicaz Gazel
1:21:35 Ko Bok-Soo - Tahyangsal-i
1:24:08 Kouta Katsutaro - Sakura Ondo
1:25:58 Joe Mccoy - Evil Devil Woman Blues
1:27:17 Lucille Bogan - Pig Iron Sally
1:29:08 Papa Charlie Jackson - Scoodle Um Skoo
1:30:40 Memphis Jug Band - Gator Wobble
1:32:58 Benny Goodman - Cokey
1:34:19 Boswell Sisters - Alexander's Ragtime Band
1:36:48 Lew Stone And His Band - Canadian Capers
1:38:14 Bing Crosby - I'm Hummin' I'm Whistlin' I'm Singin'
1:40:19 Jimmy Grier - Goofus
1:42:34 Gid Tanner And His Skillet Lickers - Hawkins Rag
1:44:30 Edgar Lee Masters - Lucinda Matlock
1:45:20 Amedie Ardoin - Aimez-Moi Ce Soir
1:47:44 Benny Goodman & His Music Hall Orchestra - Bugle Call Rag
1:51:00 Fats Waller - African Ripples
1:54:27 Austin Coleman With Joe Washington - Good Lord (Run Old Jeremiah)
1:56:46 Sin Killer Griffin - The Man Of Calvary (Easter Service)
1:56:55 Leadbelly - Irene
1:58:05 Lightnin' Washington - Black Gal
1:59:06 Sam McGee - Railroad Blues
2:00:58 Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra - Stompin' At The Savoy
2:02:48 Adrian Rollini (Vocal - Clay Bryson) - Got The Jitters
2:04:43 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - The Continental
2:06:15 Ray Noble (Vocal - Al Bowlly) - You Ought To Be In Pictures
2:10:02 Al Bowlly Accompanied By Small Orchestra - That's Me Without You
2:11:40 George Formby - Believe It Or Not
2:13:26 Leslie Sarony - What Can You Give A Nudist On Her Birthday?
2:15:36 Michel Warlop - Presentation Stomp (Orchestre + Django Reinhardt)
2:17:50 Luperce Miranda - Naquele Tempo
2:19:58 Robert Frost - The Road Not Taken
2:20:58 Joe Venuti's Blue Four - Satan's Holiday
2:22:55 Boswell Sisters - Object Of My Affection
2:25:30 Fletcher Henderson - Hotter Than 'ell
2:28:24 Edgar Lee Masters - Emily Sparks
2:29:07 Coleman Hawkins (Piano - Buck Washington) - On The Sunny Side Of The Street
2:30:49 Elsie Carlisle - Show Is Over
2:32:10 Malinke Musicans, Mali - War Song, Harp with Drums
2:32:53 Percussion Ensemble Cond. By Nicolas Slonimsky - Ionisation

Bastard Lakes (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 5 April 2021 14:59 (one week ago) link


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