Centennial Songs / The Antique Phonograph Music Program with MAC Options

Playlist for February 19, 2013 Options

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100+ year old lo-fi recordings contextually presented.

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Title Artist Recording
Just Blue   Options All Star Trio   Edison BA 3624 4-minute cylinder 1919  
Pucker Up and Whistle   Options Billy Murray  Victor 18760-A 10" 1921  
Baby Face   Options Dixie Troubadours  Madison 1604 (a) 10" 1926  
The Hot Tamale Man   Options Arthur Collins  Victor 16293-B 10" 1908  
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans   Options Vernon Dalhart  Banner 1147-B 10" 1922  
Flanagan's Night Off   Options Ada Jones & Steve Porter  Edison BA 3992 4-minute cylinder 1920  
The Three Trees   Options Tom McNaughton  Victor 17222-B 10" 1911  
Life in a Trench in Belgium part 4   Options Lietenant Gitz Rice and Henry Burr  Columbia A2583 10" 1917  
National Dance   Options Kirloff's Russian Balilaika Orchestra  Victor 73210-A 10" 191?  
Addio Napoli   Options Vessella's Italian Band  Victor 16900-B 10" 1911  
Berchtesgadener -Landler   Options Bayr. Hochland Zither Trio  Victor 69644-B 10" 191?  
In Miami   Options Nora Bayes  Columbia A2785 10" 1919  
I'm Wise   Options Clarice Vance  Victor 17253-B 10" 1907  
Oh Judge (He Treats Me Mean)   Options Marion Harris  Columbia A2968 10" 1920  
There's A Little Bit Of Bad in Every Good Little Girl   Options Irving Kaufman  Columbia A2091 10" 1916  
Those Longing For You Blues   Options Isham Jones Orchestra  Brunswick 2243-B 10" 1922  

Listener comments!

  Tue. 2/19/13 8:04pm Radiola18:

Yo, MAC!
  Tue. 2/19/13 8:26pm j-No:

Arthur Collins specialized in what was then called coon songs, popular African-American dialect numbers associated with vaudeville and minstrel shows. selective discography:
"Every Darky Had A Raglan On"
"Coon, Coon, Coon"
"All Coons Look Alike To Me"
"A Possum Supper At The Darktown Church"
"Three Pickaninnies"
"Mammy Blossom's possum Party
"Darktown Strutters' Ball"

What a dick.
Avatar Tue. 2/19/13 8:33pm G:

@j-No: I get it, but since we are making judgments across 100-year distances, how will African-American professionals 100 years from now look at hip-hop culture? Any ideas? I know some right now today that call it postmodern minstrel-show material.
Avatar Tue. 2/19/13 8:50pm G:

Fun fact: Berchtesgadener Land is a region in the way far southern tip of Bavaria, by the Austrian border. It's really mountainy and scenic, and Germans have always seen it as one of their most romantic/scenic areas.

The Nazi leaders later had a lot of their personal retreats there, most of all Hitler's "Berghof" mountain retreat/resort. I got schlepped there on a bus once while really touring Austria. (It's right on the Germany-Austria border practically.) Creepy but interesting.
Avatar Tue. 2/19/13 8:51pm G:

The name of the band on the Berchtesgadener tune is "Bavarian Highland Zither Trio"
  Tue. 2/19/13 8:52pm timotato:

Nice show. I always love your show. Thanks.
  Wed. 2/20/13 7:34am EBOB:

Hi! Do you have "Flanagan's Mother In Law" by Steve Porter? I've only heard a very crusty cylinder version, but I really love that record! The jokes are funny, and the song at the end kicks ass!
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