Update On Links

March 18, 2013 - I'm now using various file sites with varying success. With over 200 albums listed here, obviously I cannot upload everything at once. So if you're dying to hear something, please post a comment on that particular post and I will move it up in the priority queue. Enjoy!

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31 July 2009

Learn To Croon

Another collection with some really nice tunes. How can you go wrong with Gene Austin, Chick Bullock and Al Bowlly? The most interesting track here may be Bing Crosby's "Boo Boo Boo" in which he pokes fun at the phrase identified with his singing, despite his never having recorded the song to disc. This tune is from a film soundtrack. And some humor by the editors of the disc, they position "Learn to Croon" in the lineup just ahead of Crosby. Enjoy. +


1. Blue Kentucky Moon - Gene Austin
2. You Brought a New Kiind of Love to Me - Smith Ballew
3. Love Is the Sweetest Thing - Al Bowlly, New Mayfair Orchestra, Ray Noble
4. Cocktails for Two - Carl Brisson
5. Out in the Cold Again - Chick Bullock
6. Evening - Buddy Clark
7. Goodnight, Sweetheart - Russ Columbo
8. Learn to Croon - Sam Coslow
9. Boo Boo Boo - Bing Crosby
10. Singing a Song to the Stars - Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards
11. Don't Tell Her What Happened to Me - Sammy Fain
12. Confessin' That I Love You - Art Gillham
13. Hold Me - Little Jack Little
14. Hello! Beautiful! - Nick Lucas
15. You're My Everything - Jack Miller
16. Try a Little Tenderness - Charlie Palloy
17. Happiness Ahead - Dick Powell
18. I Love to See the Evenin' Sun Go Down - Conrad Thibault
19. It's Only A Paper Moon - Conrad Thibault
20. Without That Certain Thing - Rudy Vallée

22 July 2009

Percolatin' Blues

It's been over a week since the last post, so hopefully this is worth the wait. Volume 2 was posted some time back, and this weekend I was fortunate enough to borrow a copy from a friend. There are some jumping tunes here, including one each from Bennie Moten and Jelly Roll Morton. Click on the cover for a hi-res image. Enjoy. +


1. To-Wa-Bac-A-Wa - Louis Dumaine's Jazzola Eight
2. Happy Pal Stomp - Roy Johnson's Happy Pals
3. Goin' Crazy With The Blues - Mamie Smith
4. Over In The Gloryland - Sam Morgan's Jazz Band
5. Mojo Strut - Pickett-Parham Apollo Syncopators
6. Four Four Rhythm - Paul Tremaine And His Aristocrats
7. The Boy In The Boat - Charlie Johnson And His Paradise Band
8. She's Sweeter Than Sugar - Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
9. Florida Rhythm - Ross De Luxe Syncopaters
10. Texas And Pacific Blues - Frenchy's String Band
11. Everybody Loves My Baby - Taylor's Dixie Serenaders
12. Kansas City Stomps - Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers
13. Hot And Heavy - Ben Tobier And His California Cyclones
14. Percolatin' Blues - Fowler's Favorites
15. Slowin' Down Blues - Oliver Naylor's Orchestra
16. While You're Sneaking Out - George McClennon's Jazz Devils
17. Hard Luck - Floyd Mills And His Marylanders
18. Postage Stomp - Maynard Baird And His Orchestra
19. Mabel's Dream - King Oliver's Jazz Band
20. I'll Fly to Hawaii - Gowan's Rhapsody Makers
21. Arkansas Shout - Sammie Lewis With His Bamville Syncopators
22. Lot's O'Mama - The Hotentots
23. Sombody Stole My Gal - Frankie Franko And His Louisianians

14 July 2009

Aren't Women Wonderful?

Sophie Tucker billed herself as the last of the red hot mammas, and she certainly gave some gusto to her vocals. She originally performed in blackface until someone stole her makeup kit one night. She briefly joined the Ziegfield Follies until costars refused to share the stage with her. Professional jealousy, perhaps. Maybe she was too red hot. Anyway, here's another collection from ASV though it runs a short 16 tracks. Enjoy. +


1. Follow A Star - Overture
2. Follow A Star
3. That's Where The South Begins
4. Oh! You Have No Idea!
5. Washing The Blues From My Soul
6. Makin' Wicky Wacky Down In Waikiki
7. There's Something Spanish In My Eyes
8. I'm The Last Of The Red Hot Mammas
9. Selection of Sophie Tucker's Songs
10. If Your Kisses Can't Hold The Man You Love
11. 'Cause I Feel Low Down
12. I Never Can Think Of The Words
13. That Man Of My Dreams
14. What Good Am I Without You?
15. Aren't Women Wonderful?
16. Some Of These Days