Shellac Stack No. 324 chirps with the birds! We dance with Bob Deikman, Roger Wolfe Kahn, Sam Lanin, Nat Shilkret, the Savoy Havana Band, and others; laugh with Homer and Jethro; and relax with the National Cavaliers and the Victor Orchestra.
Shellac Stack No. 323 teases the frets with banjoist Michele Ortuso and swings by the waters of Minnetonka with Bob Haggart. We dance along with Nathan Glantz, Kenn Sisson, Glenn Miller, Art Landry, the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, and others — and relax a bit with the Revelers and Freddie Rose. More too!
Shellac Stack No. 322 stomps up a storm with the Firehouse Five Plus Two, Lucky Millinder, Boyd Senter, Fletcher Henderson, Don Ewell, Georgie Auld, Jelly Roll Morton, and many others. Hot weather calls for hot music, and we’ve got it on this installment of the Shellac Stack!
Shellac Stack No. 321 salutes the ladies! From Keely Smith and Eartha Kitt to Ethel Waters, Annette Hanshaw, Helen Forrest, Dolly Dawn, and more, we spend this hour swingin’, swayin’, jumpin’, and relaxin’ with 16 female vocalists of the 1920s-1950s.
Shellac Stack No. 320 stampedes with Spike Hughes and His Dance Orchestra! We spend this tuneful hour in London with the likes of Jay Whidden, Jack Payne, Billy Cotton, Ray Noble, Billy Merrin, Harry Hudson, and other British dance bands of the 1920s and ’30s. Join us!
Shellac Stack No. 319 hikes with Ray Noble and the New Mayfair Dance Orchestra! We travel to recording studios around the world to hear Hawaiian guitars, Parisian swing, British dance bands, Central American marimbas, “Bohemian” waltzes — and we spice it all up with some American ragtime. Mutt Carey, Jan Garber, Lou Gold, Oscar Aleman, Duke Ellington, and more!
Shellac Stack No. 318 walks, struts, and dances with Ed Kirkeby, Brother Bones, Paul Ash, Harry Raderman, Earl Burtnett, the Original Memphis Five, and others! We swing out with Count Basie, relax with Bob Stanley’s Orchestra, and visit Cuba with Don Azpiazu’s Havana Casino Orchestra. More too — including a novelty “party” record of the mid-1940s.
Shellac Stack No. 317 vo-do-de-os with Irving Aaronson! We hear some “June” songs from Allen McQuhae and Bennie Krueger, dance with Jack Hylton, Harry Hudson, and Roger Wolfe Kahn, and reflect on maritime disasters with Vernon Dalhart and F. J. Hawtrey.
Shellac Stack No. 316 stumbles with Yank Lawson and sings in the rain with Lud Gluskin. We hear from Isabella Patricola and Peggy Lee, and dance along with George Olsen, Fletcher Henderson, Charles Dornberger, and Jimmie Lunceford. More too — including a trip to Buenos Aires for a delightful disc by Raul Sanchez Reynoso with singer Lois Blue.
Shellac Stack No. 315 practices with Eddy Duchin and swings with Vincent Lopez. We enjoy the “lightning fingers” of pianist Ben Light, relax with crooners Singin’ Sam, Kate Smith, and Morton Downey, and take a country detour with Hank Locklin, Hank Williams, Flatt and Scruggs’ Foggy Mountain Boys, and a mystery vocalist on the “Dixie” label. More too!