Options Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison: Playlist from December 4, 2012 Options

The Old Codger: playing 78 RPM records like they're going out of style!

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Options December 4, 2012: An hour of brutish entertainment

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Bud Freeman & His Summa Cum Laude Orchestra  The Eel   Options Bluebird 10386  Bluebird  0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George Formby  Swimmin' With the Wimmin   Options Decca 3666  Decca  0:04:25 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Kitty Gray & Her Wampus Cats with Oscar "Buddy" Woods  Baton Rouge Rag   Options Vocalion SA-2846  Vocalion  0:07:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Spivy  The Alley Cat   Options Exclusive S-101B  Exclusive  0:09:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Paul Whiteman's Sax Soctette  I Kiss Your Hand, Madame   Options Decca 2467  Decca  0:11:42 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Noel Coward  Don't Let's Be Beastly to the Germans   Options Codgerphone B-666  Codgerphone  0:14:04 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Billy Jones & Ernest Hare  Mr. Hoover & Mr. Smith   Options Edison 52367  Edison  0:17:18 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Waikiki Hawaiian Orchestra  Golden Showers   Options Edison 51950  Edison  0:25:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fats Waller  Martinique   Options Columbia 12998  Columbia  0:29:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sophie Tucker  The Man I Love   Options Odeon O-4096  Odeon  0:31:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
William H. Reitz  Turkish Patrol   Options Victor 16562  Victor  0:33:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Karl Davis & Harty Taylor  A Sweet Mama Put Him in Low   Options Conqueror 9842  Conqueror   0:36:51 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Dick Robertson  Now's the Time To Fall In Love   Options Perfect 12762  Perfect  0:45:57 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Revelers  My Ohio Home   Options Columbia 1257-D  Columbia  0:48:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Gadjos (Slovak bagpipe player)  Adamku Nas   Options Codgerplatten 1219  Codgerplatten  0:50:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Kate Smith  Maybe It's Love   Options Velvet Tone 2216-V  Velvet Tone  0:54:23 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  8:08pm Quiet Here:

Quiet Here here. Where's the noise?
  8:10pm Matt from Springfield:

@Quiet Here You just BROUGHT it!!

Howdy Codger and 78 fans!
  8:12pm Matt from Springfield:

That cat's a cad!
  8:12pm Loud Lou:

Anyone seen my ruckus?
  8:14pm Matt from Springfield:

Settling in the Boudoir with my own Rancho Malario and Sly Weasel.
  8:19pm Van in DC:

I'm new here (this show, etc). Hi.
  8:20pm G:

This reminds me of a certain insurance ad.
  8:21pm Matt from Springfield:

Howdy Van!
The Old Codger is the oldest DJ on WFMU -- by a long shot! He fills in occasionally.
  8:22pm Matt from Springfield:

And hi there G! :)
  8:22pm Van in DC:

Ah, thanks Mr Matt, and howdy!! Always a pleasure to see you, as it were, on the playlists :)
  8:22pm G:

Hoover and Smith -- a 1928 election song -- I never knew Herbert and Al sold vacuums and cough drops, though
  8:23pm Van in DC:

I'm not sure Matt from Springfield even sleeps... :)
  8:24pm G:

Matt is a bot :P Mattbot!
  8:24pm G:

As techs say: It's not a bug, it's a feature
  8:25pm Matt from Springfield:

Why thank ye, Van!
@G Don't know what kind of in-jokes those were. The mention of oil earlier prob alludes to the Teapot Dome scandal.
  8:26pm G:

They took 45 rpm out of the 78s and made 33s. Clear devolution.
  8:27pm Matt from Springfield:

RCA Victor probably screwed the pooch on the (Earth) surface noise.
  8:28pm Van in DC:

So about to go lay down on couch and will surely fall asleep but will have FMU streaming on to be there with me as I pass into sleeeeeeeeeeep.... I should do this more often :)
  8:29pm G:

@Van: Back in the 1930s depression people also used music to escape the woes created by poor policy choices :-)
  8:30pm Matt from Springfield:

Pleasant dreams Van! At least with THIS melody you'll get them!
  8:30pm Matt from Springfield:

  8:31pm Mike East:

I've been falling asleep listening to radio static because it calms my daughter. at times, I think I'm listening to one of the "stranger" shows on WFMU.
  8:31pm Van in DC:

G, Matt, Old Codger person, and everyone else, good night, I'll be still listening in.
  8:32pm G:

  8:32pm G:

The Man I Love: classic tune, classic performer
  8:32pm Matt from Springfield:

Say, would the Codger have anything by Skip McCullup & the Ennui Inducers? They played and sang ragtime songs, but in reverse. And this was before people figured out how to reverse a phonograph!
  8:33pm Matt from Springfield:

Night Van!
@Mike Like white noise!
  8:34pm Matt from Springfield:

This is pretty non blue for Sophie Tucker!
  8:38pm Mike East:

exactly, Matt. Knocks her right out, and keeps her there...for a while anyway.
  8:38pm G:

Blue enough for ya yet, Matt?
  8:42pm blossom:

yoohoo, courtney! just an old flame rarin' to spark things up once more. will you ever take me back?
  8:42pm Matt from Springfield:

The blue always comes through!
  8:42pm Matt from Springfield:

It's blossom, dearie!
  8:43pm G:

The old codger in the alley with a blackjack.
  8:44pm Radiola 18:

Hey old man, do I have to dial a 1 before that 6 ?
  8:45pm G:

You have to tell the operator the number you want to dial.
  8:46pm Matt from Springfield:

And wait to be connected, then shout out "Ahoy ahoy!"
  8:46pm G:

In bourbon veritas.
  8:48pm Radiola 18:

The line is busy ...
  8:50pm G:

The operator is canoodling in the moonlight with courtney, that dog.
  8:52pm PP Perkins:

UNCLE GADJOS!!!!! You really were a bagpipe star! Sorry I didn't believe you all those years.
  8:52pm Radiola 18:

Courtney is the original ladies man
  8:53pm G:

Little-known trivia: "My City Was Gone" is based on "My Ohio Home".
  8:53pm Luigi:

Courtney is plushed to the scuppers tonight.
  8:53pm Matt from Springfield:

By that you mean the ORIGINAL! First of the Red Hot Daddies!
  8:54pm Matt from Springfield:

Oooh, Slovak bagpipes.
  8:55pm Radiola 18:

more bagpipes!!!
  8:55pm G:

Yeah, never enough droneage on ye olde FMU :-)
  8:57pm G:

Kate! God Bless America! ;)
  8:57pm Radiola 18:

not much to say tonight, old man, cat got your tongue?
  8:59pm Matt from Springfield:

Swell show, Codger! Until you cart your 78s back again, good night! See you all later!
  9:00pm G:

Cadgerplatten lol, it's from here:

  9:00pm Radiola 18:

Christmas with the Codger, YES!!!
  12:40am Van Up:

Ha! Your surface noise explanation got me laughing out loud. I remember once when I was a kid my little brother asked "When did everything turn to color?" Long live Sophie!!
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