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!

Any posts taken down as a result of the sniveling coward will be re-upped. Check the link below for where to find them in the event that this site is unable to repost them. Don't forget to bookmark http://whereismrvolstead.blogspot.com/ in the event that the internet terrorists shut this page down.

05 December 2013

Happy Repeal Day (pt. II)

This is a bit of a repeat post (the first!) because I wanted to mark two occasions, albeit with different music to share.

First off, it's Happy Repeal Day! This day, 80 years ago, the United States Congress repealed the 18th Amendment - known as the Volstead Act - when Utah became the 36th state to ratify what is now the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution. This restored control of alcohol to the states. Although Andrew Volstead sponsored the bill, the 18th Amendment was the work of the Anti-Saloon League's Wayne Wheeler who conceived and drafted the bill.

Elsewhere in this blog is a copy of Bob Miller's "Page Mr. Volstead" (the flip side is "Five Cent Glass of Beer"), the namesake for this blog. I've been neglecting this site, though not out of desire. In my work (self-employed) one has to take any and all jobs that come down the pike, so I have. "No excuse, Chester!" I agree. There are still quite a number of great albums to be uploaded, as well as Chick Bullock. I believe that I left off in early 1933, and he recorded into 1940. So rest assured that there is more to come.

The other occasion is that this blog has survived 5 years. Gadzooks! Who'd a thunk it? Know that rumours of this blog's demise are premature. Today's share is a surprise because I have never yet shared anything from this label. I have several others, but I really do encourage people to order cd's from the label (the link is on the main page of this blog). It is an excellent company that has reissued a lot of music that we fans of the genre would be without otherwise. So, enjoy it while it lasts. I may not even reactivate the link once it is expired. So get it while you can. Enjoy! And Happy Repeal Day! +

(photo of a bartender 80 years ago today, serving the first two legal beers at a bar in Minneapolis, MN)


Anonymous said...

Chester- Thanks for 5 years of wonder-
5 years of taste and more
I wish you the best and hope you continue. YOu are a force for good on the internet. If you ever get to Montreal, Dinner's on Me
as ever

boppinbob said...

Welcome back Chester! And thanks for the Adrian Rollini.
Regards, Bob.

Larry said...

Hi Mr. Volstead,
I love your blog. It's so hard to find the pre-swing era and early swing era stuff. Teddy Grace was a revelation. I'd never heard her before. And I was looking forward to the libations this posting offered. But the link leads to one of my favorite artists, bass saxman Adrian Rollini instead. A nice consolation prize, but...I'm hoping to might post the Repeal Day post,
Thanks, and thanks for doing this in the first place. Great lost music.

Chester Proudfoot said...

Campbie, deal! It's been too long since I've been to a Habs game, too.

Cheers, Boppin Bob!

Larry, I'll try to re-up the original post by next week.

Work is reaching a crescendo as clients try to get everything done before the end of the year, so fortunately I'm pretty busy. First on tap is a few days rest, and then I plan to re-up some posts and offer some new ones. Until then!...

Larry said...

Greetings, Professor. Happy New Year! I hope you're still planning to post your musical Repeal Day celebration sequel.
Thanks agai
n for all you do.

Chester Proudfoot said...

The update is in the link (different from the original post 5 years ago). I still plan on posting more music, but I'm struggling to find time.

Larry said...

Greetings. Do you mean the link in the post that had first led to the Adrian Rollini?
Sorry for my cluelessness.

Chester Proudfoot said...

No problem, yes the 'update' such as it was consisted of a different download (Rollini) and minor changes to the post content.

Larry said...

Great, thanks. I thought your earlier Prohibition post was great and I didn't want to miss a sequel. But I love Rollini's great bass sax sound. Nothing evokes the era better than that.