Shellac Stack No. 177 dusts the keys with Frank Westphal, rumbas with Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians, dreams with Jack Shilkret’s Orchestra, and stomps with the Basin Street Six. Along the way we hear from Ruth Etting, Chick Webb, the 5 Red Caps, and more.
Shellac Stack No. 176 strolls along Flirtation Walk with Hal Kemp then waits for the sunrise with Brother Bones. We hear from Earl Burtnett, Arthur Hall, That Girl Quartet (no, I’m not being dismissive — that’s their name!), Mark Andrews, Sophie Tucker, and more.
Shellac Stack No. 175 does the town — well, 14 of them actually! From Boston to Miami to Kansas City to San Francisco and points in between, we enjoy a musical variety hour with the likes of Jimmy Dorsey, Carson Robison, Johnny Maddox, Arthur Gibbs, the Halfway House Dance Orchestra, Bob Haring, and more.
Shellac Stack No. 174 swelters with some hot music — from the orchestras of George Olsen, Fred Elizalde, and Johnny McGee (no relation to Fibber!), to personalities like Ethel Merman, Jimmy Durante, and Gene Austin. We even hear from the Quintet of the Hot Club of France and the Massed Bands of the Aldershot Command. (Where else will you find them back-to-back on the same program?) Grab a cold one and tune in!
Shellac Stack No. 173 celebrates a brand-new 78 rpm record release (in 2019!) by the Chicago Cellar Boys and dances along with Count Basie, Ross Gorman, Fletcher Henderson, Jack Coleman, Ben Bernie, and others. We hear from Hollywood stars Shirley Temple, Jimmy Stewart, Maurice Chevalier, and more in this fully-packed edition of the Shellac Stack.
Want your own copy of the new Chicago Cellar Boys 78? You can pick one up over at Rivermont Records.
Shellac Stack No. 172 visits again with our friend JiHoon Suk for a selection of jazz, pop, and blues records from his collection. We hear some rare recordings by Bix Beiderbecke and Annette Hanshaw, as well as classics by King Oliver, Paul Whiteman, Isham Jones, Django Reinhardt, and more. Join us!
Shellac Stack No. 171 joins Lew Lehr at the fair — the 1939 Worlds Fair, that is! We also hear from Lud Gluskin, Joe Shelton, Charlie Ackerson, Chick Bullock, Wee Bonnie Baker, the New Dixie Demons, and more in this musical variety hour.
Shellac Stack No. 170 visits for an hour with a notable musical Friend. We hear from the California Humming Birds, Gene Austin, Ted Weems, Sherman Hayes, George Olsen, Art Landry, and many more.
Shellac Stack No. 169 claps hands because the tamale man cometh! We hear from Doc Cook’s Dreamland Orchestra, Isham Jones, Irving Aaronson, Johnny Marvin, Smith Ballew, the All Star Trio, Billy Butterfield, and more in a pleasing mix of records sweet and hot!
Shellac Stack No. 168 jumps with Cab Calloway, parades with Paul Whiteman, and cakewalks with Hazel Gertrude Kinscella. We hear records by the Korn Kobblers, Ben Berlin, Nat Shilkret, Ted Weems, Leroy Montesanto, Olive Kline, and even a full-length “Junior Operetta” from c. 1923 in this musical children’s hour.