Shellac Stack No. 189 documents some of my favorites: records by Ted Weems, Stan Freberg, Casper Reardon, Lu Watters, Irving Aaronson, Rudy Wiedoeft, Claudio Villa, Fats Waller, and many more! Support the Shellac Stack on Patreon: patreon.com/shellacstack
Shellac Stack No. 188 paddles Madeline home with Whitey Kaufman’s Orchestra. We also hear from Rudy Vallee, Jane Green, Sydney Kyte, Ben Selvin, Ted Weems, Al Jolson, the Three Ginx, and many others in this especially tuneful program. As always, I’m grateful to those who support the Shellac Stack on Patreon: patreon.com/shellacstack — Thank you!
Shellac Stack No. 187 wonders what made Caldonia’s big head so hard. We sample some popular adaptations of operatic melodies, dance with Jack Crawford, Sam Lanin, Don Bestor, and Fred Rich, head south of the border with Morton Gould and the San Remo Dance Orchestra, and hear from Elmo Tanner, Red Norvo, and others. Support the Shellac Stack on Patreon: patreon.com/shellacstack — Thank you!
Shellac Stack No. 186 has the key to JiHoon’s record cellar! Mr. Suk treats us to another stack of musical delights from his eclectic collection, from Bert Williams, Deanna Durbin, Carlos Gardel, and the Rev. J. M. Gates to Kim Kye-seon, Josephine Baker, Li Xiang-lan, Ramon Novarro, and more. Thank you for supporting the Shellac Stack on Patron: patreon.com/shellacstack.
Shellac Stack No. 185 travels the world in under 60 minutes! We listen to records about far away places (from the American POV) with Nat Shilkret, Beatrice Lillie, Ray Miller, Lu Watters, Graeme Bell, Ben Selvin, Raymond Scott, and many more. No security lines and no ticket required! Support the Shellac Stack on Patreon: patreon.com/shellacstack — Thank you!
Shellac Stack No. 184 sizzles — but doesn’t want to set the world on fire! We listen to 78s by Theo Karle, Johnny Hamp’s Kentucky Serenaders, Duke Ellington, Johnny Green, Jane Green, Stan Greening… gee, I just realized I could have had a “Green” theme going! As always, your support of the Shellac Stack through Patreon is greatly appreciated: patreon.com/shellacstack
Shellac Stack No. 183 turns on the heat… and the sweet! We hear from the orchestras of Jack Albin, Ed Kirkeby, Count Basie, Roger Wolfe Kahn, Ray Miller, and others. We also hear from singers Dinah Washington, Dolly Dawn, Dick Robertson, and more. Support the Shellac Stack: patreon.com/shellacstack
Correction: Bandleader Joe Sanders died in 1965 — not 1956 as I mistakenly said.
Shellac Stack No. 182 makes hay while the sun is shining! We hear from Jay Wilbur, Mike Speciale, Vaughn De Leath, Morton Downey, Earl Gresh and His Gangplank Orchestra, Hazel Scott, Willie Lewis, and many others.
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Shellac Stack No. 181 compares and contrasts in another installment of “Same Song, Second Version.” How does Jesse Crawford’s version of “Dinah” stack up against the Quintet of the Hot Club of France? What happens when you pit the Andrews Sisters against the Waikiki Serenaders? Gene Austin vs. Paul Ash? George Olsen vs. Frank Sinatra? Tune in and find out!
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Shellac Stack No. 180 gets happy… and angry… with Isham Jones, Art Gillham, Ruth Etting, Gene Austin, Coon-Sanders, the California Ramblers, Margaret McKee, the ODJB, and more. NEW! Support the Shellac Stack on Patreon: patreon.com/shellacstack. Your contribution helps offset the cost of bringing these programs to you, and there are some nice little bonuses. Thank you for your support! — Bryan