Shellac Stack No. 160 leads off with the King of Swing before turning to Jelly Roll Morton, Art Tatum, the Revelers, Archie Bleyer, Aileen Stanley, Seger Ellis, Jean Goldkette, the Bar-Trio, and more. Not bad!
Shellac Stack No. 159 lays a few eggs with Ted Weems and Parker Gibbs. We hear a Stephen Foster song as recycled in a 1902 Broadway show; dance with Gene Kardos, Johnny Hamp, and Tom Timothy’s Frivolity Club Orchestra; and enjoy fine keyboard work by Billy Mayerl and Sister Slocum. Let the Shellac Stack serve you a tuneful potpourri!
Shellac Stack No. 158 ventures from April showers to the sunny side of the street, stopping to smell the flowers on the way. We hear from Al Jolson, the Tietge Sisters, Earl Fuller’s Rector Novelty Orchestra, Alec Wilder, Will Bradley, Sam Lanin, and many more in this vintage music variety hour.
Shellac Stack No. 157 pays homage to Debussy, Previn, and the fighting men of WWI. Along the way, we hear from Helen Kane, George Olsen, Mario Perry, Arthur Fields, the Tailgate Jazz Band, Mel Powell, and even the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Shellac Stack No. 156 travels the world with Odeon! From New York to Buenos Aires; from Copenhagen to Berlin, we hear a variety of performances by jazz and dance bands (The Santa Paula Serenaders, Frankie Trumbauer, Joseph Samuels, etc.); vocalists Yves Montand and Vaughn De Leath; and swinging piano by Manuel Salsamendi and Lothar Perl. Lots more goodies too!
Shellac Stack No. 155 tents down in Tennessee with the Ipana Troubadours, asks why with Ben Light, and finds itself “in wrong in Hong Kong”! Join us for records by Jane Green, Bing, Eddie Peabody, Russ Morgan, Freddy Martin, Jack Payne, Doc Evans, and many more.
Shellac Stack No. 154 whips cream with banjoist Fred Van Eps and grooves high with Dizzy Gillespie. Along the way, we hear from the dance bands of Fred Rich, Paul Specht, and Tal Henry, relax with the Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra, and sample a few hot jazz records by McKinney’s Cotton Pickers and Johnny Dodds.
Shellac Stack No. 153 bids Mr. Henry to stomp, stomp, stomp! We’ve got the big band stylings of Eddie Miller, Henry Jerome, and Jimmie Lunceford; a charming Renaissance madrigal by the English Singers, a visit with NBC’s Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street, and lots more!
Shellac Stack No. 152 bids wild women good-bye in anticipation of Prohibition! We hear from singers Arthur Fields, Billy Murray, Roy Madison, Layton and Johnstone; dance with Paul Whiteman, Phil Romano, John Firman, and Glenn Miller; and hear some phenomenal piano pyrotechnics from Pauline Alpert.
Shellac Stack No. 151 steps in society with a program of early Viva-Tonal electric recordings. From the New Orleans Owls to Van and Schenck; from Donald Lindley to Earl Gresh; from Ben Selvin to Blossom Seeley, we’ve got an hour of “joys” on this edition of the Shellac Stack.