Options Surface Noise with Joe McGasko: Playlist from October 14, 2008 Options

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Options October 14, 2008: 78: Colbumbus

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments
Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra  Christopher Columbus   Options The Fletcher Henderson Story  Columbia/Legacy  1994  CD  Recorded 1936 
Fats Waller  Christopher Columbus   Options A Handful of Keys  Proper  2004  CD  Recorded 1936 
Cab Calloway and His Orchestra  Queen Isabella   Options   Variety  1937  78   
John Drew Barrymore  Christopher Columbus Digs the Jive   Options The Beat Generation, Vol 1  Rhino/Word Beat  1992  CD  From "High School Confidential" 
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra  Christopher Columbus   Options The Great Band Era  RCA Custom  mid-60s  LP  Recorded 1936 
MAC (Harry McClintock)  The Bum Song   Options   Victor  1928  78   
Harry McClintock  Big Rock Candy Mountain   Options O Brother, Where Art Thou? (soundtrack)  Mercury  2000  CD  Recorded 1929 
Weary Willie  Who Said I Was a Bum?   Options   Perfect  1928  78   
Frankie Wallace  Hobo Bill's Last Ride   Options The APMP Presents Death, Disaster, and Despair Country Style  WFMU  2007  CD  Recorded 1930 
Hobo Jack Turner  Hallelujah! I'm a Bum   Options   Diva  1928  78   
Uncle Pete and Louise  Only a Tramp   Options Times Ain't Like They Used to Be, Volume 7  Yazoo  2003  CD  Recorded early 30s 
Unidentified Players  Pastorale   Options Old-Country Music in a New Land: Folk Music of Immigrants From Europe and the Near East  New World  1976  LP  Recorded ca. 1916 
MIchele Lentine e Antonio Papariello  Tarantella Zampognara   Options   Columbia  c. 1918  78   
Effisio Melis  Fiorassio   Options Secret Museum Of Mankind Vol. 1 - Ethnic Music Classics: 1925-48  Yazoo  1995  CD   
F. Fazio  La Promessa   Options   Columbia  late 20s  78   
Frosini  Hot Fingers   Options   Decca  1934  78   
The Mills Brothers  The Song Has Ended   Options Chronological, Vol. 5  JSP  1991  CD  Recorded 1937; unissued outtake version 

Listener comments!

  Tue. 10/14/08 7:07pm Joe:

You're a sick man, Mr. McGasko
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:09pm annie:

sorry, i like my man buckley
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:09pm Joe McG:

  Tue. 10/14/08 7:14pm annie:

you looking for 78s?? i have many....
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:19pm frenchee:

Joe, this is the first time I've heard your show and it's GREAT. Did you know that HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL is on Turner Classics tonight? I can hardly wait to se the Jive Columbus routine.
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:23pm Joe:

No I didn't know...but I'll be sure to announce it!
Thanks for the kind words, Frenchee!
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:23pm Joe:

Annie, I'd like to hear about your 78s. I'll contact you after the show.
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:24pm annie:

sure, you have my email
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:25pm annie:

would love to hear lord buckley, you prolly have none..
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:27pm Sean Daily:

Not even close to first comment! Woo hoo!
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:30pm annie:

you win, once again
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:33pm annie:

hey sean, you'll have to listen twice as hard tomorrow. i will not be listening. you can do that for me? and make the appropriate comments?
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:38pm Dave:

Weary Willie was maybe Vernon Dalhart?
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:39pm Joe:

I just remembered: Frank Luther!
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:44pm Sean Daily:

Annie, I will listen twice as hard for you! As for making appropriate comments... what is this "appropriate" you speak of, stranger?
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:45pm annie:

well, best to spark conversation for ken's show.. 'tis all. keep up the banter.. and speak of beer often
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:47pm annie:

tomorrow i'm in transit from one computer site to another and so will miss out the wednesday morning joviality
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:47pm Sean Daily:

Well, safe trip to you, Annie.
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:49pm annie:

thx... i'll be back.. i can trust you to maintain...i know that
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:55pm frenchee:

I think the movie starts in five minutes....cheerio!
  Tue. 10/14/08 7:57pm annie:

great show joe.. i just emailed you.
  Tue. 10/14/08 8:00pm Jeff M:

Great show Joe, enjoyed it much
  Wed. 10/15/08 9:26pm Mark:

By the way, what's the background music during your comments?
  Thu. 10/16/08 10:36am Joe:

For the past few shows I've been going back and forth between two tracks on a Fats Waller CD called "Fine Arabian Stuff": "Swaltzing with Faust" and "Intermezzo." It's a nice CD, mostly Fats playing standards on the organ.
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