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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.
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|Mexican Tipica Orchestra||Mexican Dances||Victor||1926||78|
|Elder Curry and Congregation||Memphis Flu||People Take Warning: Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs 1913-1938||Tompkins Square||2007||CD||Recorded 1930|
|Roy Atwell||Some Little Bug is Going to Find You||Columbia||1916||78|
|Lonesome Luke and His Farm Boys||Wild Hog in the Woods||Kentucky Mountain Music||Yazoo||2003||CD|
|Tennessee Ernie Ford & Ella Mae Morse||I'm Hog Tied Over You||16 Tons of Boogie: The Best of Tennessee Ernie Ford||Rhino||1990||CD||Recorded 1952|
|The Washingtonians||Hop Head||The Okeh Ellington||Columbia||1991||CD||Recorded 1927|
|Duke Ellington and His Orchestra||Daybreak Express||Hot Trains||Saga||2003||CD||Recorded 1933|
|Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn||Tonk||Solos, Duets, and Trios||Bluebird/BMG||1990||CD||Recorded 1946|
|Duke Ellington's Cotton Club Orchestra||Echoes of Harlem||Cotton Club 1938 Volume Two||Jazz Archives||?||LP||Live broadcast from the Cotton Club in May of 1938|
|Duke Ellington and His Orchestra||Harlem Air Shaft||The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz||Columbia||1973||LP||Recorded 1940|
|Duke Ellington and His Orchestra||Caravan||The Indispensible Duke Ellington Vol. 11||RCA/BMG||1994||CD||Recorded 1945|
|Duke Ellington and His Cotton Club Orchestra||Mood Indigo||Victor||1930||78|
|Merle Travis||Silver Spurs||1946||Soundtrack to a "Soundie"|
|The Rangers Quartet||Riding the Range for Jesus||RCA Victor||1947||78|
|Sister Wynona Carr||Dragnet for Jesus||Dragnet for Jesus||Specialty||1992||CD||Recorded 1954|
|Mother McCollum||Jesus Is My Air-O-Plane||Goodbye Babylon||Dust-to-Digital||2004||CD||Recorded 1930|
|Rev. Utah Smith||Two Wings||I Got Two Wings||Case Quarter||2009||CD||Recorded 1953|
Tue. 4/28/09 7:07pm
A set dedicated just to me! [bats eyelashes] How sweet!
Tue. 4/28/09 7:08pm
Goin' hog wild tonight!
Tue. 4/28/09 7:38pm
Nice Ellington set, Mr. McGasko. Did you ever catch the orchestra when they had a weekly gig at Birdland a few years ago, led by his grandson Paul? It was pretty solid. I read that the orchestra is playing somewhere in Manhattan tomorrow for Duke Ellington day.
Tue. 4/28/09 7:47pm
Thanks, Jim--sounds like a great show!
Tue. 4/28/09 7:53pm
Turns out that they're going to be playing on the A train.
Tue. 4/28/09 7:54pm
That's just TOO cool!
Tue. 4/28/09 7:59pm
Almost did a double take when you played one of my old favorites, the now very obscure "Riding The Range For Jesus, " a song covered by many gospel & country singers from the 50s through the 90s. Ironically, that song & the one before it, "Silver Spurs" were together on an obscure CD from the 90s by Slim Whitman & his son Byron. Homer would have done well singing it - had it been written a generation earlier.Except for the disaster & flu songs, nice stuff Joe.
Wed. 4/29/09 7:03am
What's the background music you played after the Duke Ellington series?
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