Shellac Stack No. 128

Shellac Stack No. 128

Shellac Stack No. 128 parades and polkas to victory! Alongside some terrific jazz from Benny Carter, Mel Powell, and Fats Waller, we hear some very good vocals from Helen Richards and Betty Hutton. The jury’s still out on Florence Foster Jenkins. We also do a bit of sleuthing into a mysterious record by the “Reno & Jahco Melody Boys.”

Shellac Stack No. 125

Shellac Stack No. 125

Shellac Stack No. 125 spans more than 40 years to bring you an Irish waltz by Frank Quinn, a big band classic from Kenny Baker’s All Star Orchestra, a violin solo by Charles D’Almaine, jazz organ by Fats Waller, a tango played by a marimba band, and a Jimmie Rodgers soundalike. We’ve got lots more too. Variety is the spice of life!

Shellac Stack No. 122

Shellac Stack No. 122

Shellac Stack No. 122 goes to the Woodchopper’s Ball with Nat Gonella. Perhaps that’s where they play “outdoor chamber music”? We hear records this time by Al Katz and His Kittens, Jimmie Lunceford, the Peerless Quartet, Bud Powell, Red Ingle and the Natural Seven, and Andres Segovia. How’s that for variety?

Shellac Stack No. 120

Shellac Stack No. 120

Shellac Stack No. 120 buttons shoes so we can “step” to heaven… or maybe ten little miles from town. We have great jazz from Frank Teschemacher, Red Nichols, and Miff Mole; solid dance records from George Olsen, the Bostonians, and Johnny Johnson; assorted odds ‘n’ ends by Sophie Tucker, Alec Wilder, Lani McIntire, Arthur Lynn (“America’s Golden Tenor”), and more!

Shellac Stack No. 119

Shellac Stack No. 119

Shellac Stack No. 119 looks on the bright side with records by Harry James, Jean Goldkette, Jay Wilbur, the Revelers, Teddy Hill’s Orchestra, and others. With songs by George Gershwin, Mack Gordon and Harry Revel, Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger (among others), it’s a pleasant, tuneful hour. Here’s lookin’ at you, kid!