Options Surface Noise with Joe McGasko: Playlist from November 25, 2008 Options

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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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Options November 25, 2008: 78: Two Babs and Some Bop

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments
Cab Calloway and His Orchestra  Hi-De-Ho Man (That's Me)   Options   Columbia  1947  78   
Joe Carroll  I Was in the Mood   Options The Bebop Singers  Prestige  1999  CD  Recorded 1952 
Harry Gibson "The Hipster"  Bop Bop   Options   Diamond  1947  78  See neat autobiographical sketch about Harry here. 
Babs Gonzales  Get Out of That Bed   Options All That Jive  Savoy  2003  CD  Recorded 1953 
Babs' 3 Bips and a Bop  1280 Special   Options   Apollo    78  Babs Brown = Babs Gonzales! Who knew? 
Gene Krupa Orchestra Feat. Roy Eldridge  Knock Me a Kiss   Options Roy Eldridge With The Gene Krupa Orchestra  CBS  1990  CD  Recorded 1942 
Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra  Mambo Mania   Options Mambo Mania!  Rhino  1995  CD  Recorded 1952 
Machito and HIs Orchestra  Jungle Drums   Options   Mercury  1949  78   
Tito Puente with Vincentico Valdes  Mambo Macoco   Options The Complete 78s, Volume One  Universal/Fania  2008  CD  Recorded in 1949 
Esy Morales  Jungle Fantasy   Options   Rainbow  1950  78   
Conjunto Cubakonga  Como Ayer   Options The Music Of Cuba 1909-1951  Columbia/Legacy  2000  CD  Recorded 1951 
Yma Sumac  Xtabay (Lure of the Unknown)   Options The Ultimate Yma Sumac Collection  Capitol  2000  CD  Recorded 1950. See here for handy Yma info. 
Yma Sumac  Kuyaway (Inca Love Song)   Options Legend of the Sun Virgin  The Right Stuff  1996  CD  Recorded 1952 
Yma Sumac  Witallia! (Fire In The Andes)   Options The Spell of Yma Sumac  Pair  1987  CD  Recorded 1950 
Yma Sumac  Najala's Lament   Options The Ulimate Yma Sumac Collection  Capitol  2000  CD  Recorded 1951. Originally in Broadway show "Flahooey." 
Bing Crosby  Thanks   Options Classic Crosby Vol. 1  Naxos  2000  CD  Recorded 1933 

Listener comments!

  Tue. 11/25/08 7:10pm Sean Daily:

First comment! Woo hoo!
  Tue. 11/25/08 7:35pm Second is the new first:

50s mambo is pretty raw. Very Beat. Great stuff.
  Tue. 11/25/08 7:42pm bzul:

I feel like I need to dress all Mad Men or Sweet Smell of Success and have a drink -- in a glass! -- with this talk-over music. It's goooood.
  Tue. 11/25/08 7:45pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

I think this is the first time I've caught your show, is nice.
  Tue. 11/25/08 7:53pm JOe:

Thanks for the swell comments, everybody!
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