Options Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison: Playlist from June 11, 2020 Options

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

Tuesdays 7 - 8pm (EST) | On WFMU | 91.1, 90.1, 91.9 FM & wfmu.org
WFMU LIVE Audio Streams (Get help):   Pop-up  |  128k AAC  |  128k MP3  |  32k MP3

iTunes Feed Also available as an MP3 podcast. More info at our Podcast Central page.

<-- Previous playlist | Back to Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison playlists | Next playlist -->

Options June 11, 2020: The zeitgeist is SO out of touch with him.

Listen to this show: MP3 - 128K | Pop-up listen Pop‑up player!

Playlist image Options

Artist Track Approx. start time
Fabian André & His Orchestra  Waltz Night at the Savoy   Options 0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mary Lou Williams  Gemini   Options 0:02:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Old Codger Show Proud Sponsor  Arid Deodorant   Options 0:08:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ruth Etting  Her Beaus are Only Rainbows   Options 0:09:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Tampa Red  Denver Blues   Options 0:12:25 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Lord Beginner  Injection   Options 0:15:29 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Oscar Pettiford  Take the "A' Train   Options 0:18:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Joseph Moskowitz  Don't Step on My Foot   Options 0:20:29 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Al Grey & Orchestra  Walking One   Options 0:27:29 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five  A Man's Best Friend is a Bed   Options 0:30:18 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Yamoah's Band  Comfort Mensu   Options 0:33:24 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bert Shefter & His Rhythm Octet  The Aeroplane and the Bee   Options 0:36:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Prof. Grampy's Red-Hot All-Stars  Ha-Cha-Nan   Options 0:39:42 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
John Kirby Sextet  The Peanut Vendor   Options 0:44:11 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Joe Venuti's Blue Four  Mystery   Options 0:47:09 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bruz Fletcher  Human News Reel   Options 0:50:16 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Henry Burr & the Nat Shilkret Orchestra  After the Ball   Options 0:53:58 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

<-- Previous playlist | Back to Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison playlists | Next playlist -->

RSS feeds for Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison: RSSPlaylists feed | RSSMP3 archives feed

| E-mail Courtney T. Edison | Other WFMU Playlists | All artists played by Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison |

Listen on the Internet | Contact Us | Music & Programs | WFMU Home Page | Support Us | FAQ

Live Audio Streams for WFMU: Pop-up | 128k AAC | 128k MP3 | 32k MP3    (More streams: [+])

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm RevWaldo:

First ones here! gfycat.com...
Avatar 4:15pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Hello, testing .... testing ... This is Lolabelle, Courtney's agent and personal assistant. I will be maintaining his playlist tonight because he refuses to go near a computer. Testing .... testing ....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13pm rrg:

Hi, Lolabelle. Your reputation precedes you.
Avatar 5:21pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Is that you, Randy Ray Goggins? Courtney asks: "Where's that bar of soap I lent you?"
Avatar 5:33pm Lolabelle Pancake:

The man who is on the radio station right now (before Courtney) is playing horrid music. Courtney has instructed me to organize a protest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm rrg:

I protest!
  5:56pm Laura L:

I too protest! And I haven't even turned the radio station on yet. Courtney's word is good enough for me!
Avatar 5:57pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Courtney is not at all amused by this so-called "music" that Fablo is playing. He's going to demand from the station manager that Fablo be fired and replaced with Rummy Delbarton or someone who can provide a more harmonious lead-in.
Avatar 5:59pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Courtney says he hopes you are all pouring a stiff glass of Sly Weasel Bourbon and lighting up a Rancho Malario as he takes to the airwaves.
Avatar 6:00pm Otis Fodder:

Nice to know I can connect a time when my great-great-grandparents were around. I love OTR!
Avatar 👻 6:00pm Jennica:

I'm eager to listen, but have a work meeting for a bit.
Avatar 6:01pm another old man:

I’m out of breath.
  6:01pm Laura L:

I'll take a Geritol on the rocks but take a pass on the Rancho Malario.
Avatar 6:02pm Otis Fodder:

Do you have anything new from the last 100 years?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm G:

Danny Stiles approves.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Carmichael:

Maybe something from that hippie radical Rudy Vallee?
  6:03pm The Butterman:

Howdyado, Courtney?
Avatar 6:04pm another old man:

We should make sure we wear our face masks. I cut a hole in mine so I could still smoke my cigar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Back then, the equivalent of playlist comments where called "telegrams."
Avatar 6:04pm Mailman Tom:

Welcome back, Old Codger!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm dave wuz here:

baseball sucks since they got rid of the pianos
Avatar 6:05pm Otis Fodder:

Did Courtney fall asleep? Somebody wake him up.
  6:05pm wendy del formaggio:

Lolabelle, there was a debate on the comments page last week and maybe you can help settle it. Is Courtney’s phone number 6 or 7? Don’t worry. Nobody will actually call him. We’re just wondering.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm dale:

i listen to behavior night on shortwave wbcq with some guy from vince giordano and the nighthawks - this era of music is just fantastic
Avatar 6:05pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Courtney has been "file-sharing" music since the 1930s. Only then it was called "shoplifting."
Avatar 6:06pm northguineahills:

It's been so long since the Old Codger has been on, the last time I heard him, there was no clicky star on the page for his program!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm Handy Haversack:

Still bright enough to see this without those faddish electric lights, at least.
Avatar 6:06pm northguineahills:

I agree, let's bring back pianos to baseball!
Avatar 6:06pm Otis Fodder:

How was your nap Courtney, you sound fantastic, not a day over 132.
  6:07pm hoeg:

Fly free Adriene!
Avatar 6:07pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

the old yammerer
Avatar 6:08pm craplivion:

lol.the codg strikes back
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm G:

Avatar 6:09pm Deborah:

Let your freak flag fly, Old Codger!
Avatar 6:09pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm dale:

i miss the antique phonograph show too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Avatar 6:09pm craplivion:

science is earths worse enemy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm dale:

after low brow there is lower brow and then lowenbrau and then no brow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11pm G:

Courtney did payola before there was even a word for it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

What about unibrow?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11pm Carmichael:

Beat me to it, Hopey!
Avatar 6:12pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

ooh. Unibroue. Thirsty now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm dale:

that's above lowenbrau.
Avatar 6:12pm craplivion:

unibrow only when its pc correct
Avatar 6:12pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Courtney welcomes "donations," "contributions," and "under the table compensation." Cash only, please.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm G:

Avatar 6:12pm craplivion:

and fashionable
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm chris:

"bourbon and stogies don't grow on trees, goddamnit!" i can hear him say.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm dale:

can billy murray be far away?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm Carmichael:

Avatar 6:14pm craplivion:

just get your stogies on cigars.com.they are cirarelloes.but they cost 10 bucks a carton
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:15pm G:

Mr. Edison wore no mask and took no precautions during the 1918-19 flu epidemic. The alcohol level in his blood destroyed all viruses.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:15pm dale:

HA! they spelled 'beer hall' wrong.
Avatar 6:16pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Courtney still has full bladder control — and boasts about it often!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm chris:

that made me smile, dale. thanks, man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17pm dale:

is rolf's still a thing in manhattan? 'here's some meat with your meat and have some meat for dessert.'
Avatar 6:17pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

as regards killing two birds with one stone: Maker's Mark makes a bourbon-flavored cigar. It's the only cigar I've ever tried, so my review is utterly worthless.
Avatar 6:18pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Used to be a ritual after each LP or CD release to have a Maker's Mark cigar while lounging on the roof of our DC rowhouse. Felt like a king for about half an hour...
Avatar 6:18pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Courtney wants me to pass along to all the femmes fatales in the listening audience this personal message: "I am very fond of younger women—age 45, or 50. But I ain't messin' with no 35-year-old jail bait!"
Avatar 6:19pm craplivion:

an interesting thing i heardon the spanish flu.they tryed to infect 300 peeps 3 times and couldnt doit.one might thing putting spanish flu puss in to healthy peeps wouldnt be a problem to infect.i guess viruses has their own intelegence and chioce of where it wants to colonize
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm chris:

miss pancake, please pass on my compliments to mr. edison. these records are swell.
  6:19pm wendy del formaggio:

Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself, but I’m really curious / worried about what this show’s marathon premium will be next year.
Avatar 6:20pm Megaroni:

Old Codger! You’re fantastic! Thanks for the laughs, first time today and much needed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Surplus 1926 calendars are a possibility, Wendy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:22pm G:

@wendy: Think shellac. All premiums come pre-shattered in the mail.
Avatar 6:22pm craplivion:

hey codg.do you know radio unamable bob fass?
  6:23pm The Butterman:

Dats good pianer
Avatar 6:24pm Sonderangebot:

I am very disappointed to be too young Courtney! I'm just going keep on obsessing over Norma Shearer alone. K BYE!
Avatar 6:24pm another old man:

Did someone steal Courtney’s shopping cart? Is that why he is in his bunker?
Avatar 6:24pm Lolabelle Pancake:

I trust that none of you were subjected to the foulness that preceded Courtney tonight. Someone named "Fablo" was playing awful noise and calling it "music." Why must music be unpleasant? Life is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25pm G:

@Lolabelle: Think of it as a test of strength
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:27pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Chattanooga Flu Flu.
Avatar 6:27pm craplivion:

hmmm.buffalo.maybe stay away from smallpox
Avatar 6:29pm craplivion:

ohgod.your funny.i guess you might be a eugenesist to control the stupid people syndrome
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm listener 126464:

what's the matter, grooves too big for ya?
Avatar 6:33pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Courtney in 1912: "No one drinks Coca-Cola anymore. It's so 19th century. No one likes it since they removed the cocaine content. Won't be long before that company's out of business. Mark my words."
Avatar 6:33pm northguineahills:

@Rev: I almost never smoke (I have a cigarette maybe every other month), and a cigar every other year. It''s nice every couple blue moons...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:35pm G:

Cigarette smokers have fewer COVID19 issues, statistically, so some actual medical studies have said, Who knows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm G:

Smoking like a chimney has gotten Courtney through a century of pandemics now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm Carmichael:

Codger remembers when Lyle was a little kid cutting his chops with Tommy Dorsey.
Avatar 6:37pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Courtney says: "I like my coffee light and sweet — like Ruth Etting. But not weak and watery, like Annette Hanshaw."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:39pm dale:

can we hear some song about henry and his flivver next week?
Avatar 6:40pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Courtney says if anyone wants to call him during the program, feel free. He's had the same phone number since 1892. It is "6."
Avatar 6:41pm craplivion:

hey pancake.i dont know why people feel they have to post things on shows they dont have a taste for.it really pisses me off when i see that.honestly.im not in to every show on any medium.whether its wfmu or anywhere else.but i will not post my opppinion.or atleast,i hope im not drunk enough to do that dumb ass thing
Avatar 6:41pm Snortley:

So, do we get to hear any Van and Schenck, to go with the pic?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:41pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Whoa there, missy! I need to get pen and paper ready first so I can write that down!
  6:41pm watchpocket:

Fass?! he's a ROOKIE! A self-important boob! Why, what they did in the 60s, they think that was NEW? People don't remember that the '20s ROARED.
  6:44pm Laura L:

Miss Pancake, I only have a push-button telephone--is a crank or rotary dial instrument required to reach Courtney at "6"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm Tome:

this is cooool long not heard ,, what happen to the ichiban stream ?<>?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm G:

Maybe that Irwin guy has an old-fashioned streak, too. When they told him he couldn't do a regular in-studio show for a whole friggin' year, he took his marbles -- those that he hasn't lost yet -- and went on leave.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm G:

@Laura L: two Dixie cups and a string.
Avatar 6:48pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Laura: I don't know about those old phones, but Courtney says he "likes his lovin' the way he likes his cars — hand-cranked."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm Carmichael:

I think you just hit the hang-up switch a few times and wait till Sarah comes on.
Avatar 6:48pm craplivion:

hey watchpocket.lol.im no expert of fass.i started listening to fass five years ago.i like his current radio show format of playing some offbeat music and listener caller ins.and the listener callins can be interesting.normal everyday people phone ins,im sorry if i bugged you watcpocket with my question to codge if he personally knew fass.it was just a random question
  6:48pm wendy del formaggio:

I think you need a buffalo nickel to call Courtney.
  6:49pm wendy del formaggio:

You’d also have to find a pay phone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm dale:

grew up with a party line. 'i hear you kids on the phone! hang up now or i'll tell your parents!'
Avatar 6:51pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Hear how clear this Venuti 78 is? Courtney knows how to clean up those old discs with a screwdriver and paint solvent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:53pm G:

Has anyone ever seen Lolabelle and Courtney in the same room?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:53pm Jim the Poet:

This show is the Tops
  6:53pm watchpocket:

@craplivion PITOOEY! They're all a buncha kids!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:53pm dale:

love this....queer and proud of it.
Avatar 6:54pm another old man:

Thanks Courtney and you too Lolabelle.
Avatar 6:54pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Jim: Courtney loves poetry! Do you know that classic work about the man from Nantucket?
Avatar 6:55pm Floradix Hundwasser:

Lolabelle this board thingamajig isn't big enough for the both of us. Courtney doesn't like em scrawny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm Carmichael:

I think the MAN was from Nantucket. The lady was from Pawtucket.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm dave wuz here:

hey watch it my mom is from pawtucket
Avatar 6:56pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Hello, Car Michael: I mis-heard Courtney and had to change the comment. Sometimes it's hard to understand him with that Rancho Malario in his mouth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm Jim the Poet:

I'm from Massachusetts but we could never afford to visit Nantucket. Pawtucket is great, though.
Avatar 6:58pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Floradix: You are fixin' for a wallop with my nine-iron.
Avatar 6:58pm Otis Fodder:

Pancake, poetry... I don't doubt. Was it not Courtney who instructed that child, Percy Dovetonsils.
Avatar 6:59pm Otis Fodder:

Courtney, you are a devil in your own hometown. Thanks for the GOOD music. Finally!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Thank you for your time, Courtney.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks old man!
  7:00pm Laura L:

Courtney should receive some reward for the last 60 minutes!
Avatar 👻 7:00pm Jennica:

What a riot. Thank you. x
Avatar 7:01pm craplivion:

hey watchpocket.thanks for the history link.i havnt been able to read it all before the end of the show
Avatar 7:02pm craplivion:

thanks codger and wfmu for keeping it original and morphing the abnorm to the norm
(C) 2021 WFMU. Generated by KenzoDB, (C) 2000-2021 Ken Garson