Shellac Stack No. 167 just rolls along (having its ups and downs) with “Hula Lou” and “Sioux City Sue!” We hear songs about Joe and enjoy a cheerful earful with Roy Smeck. We’ve also got records by Jimmie Lunceford, the Carolina Tar Heels, Nat Shilkret, Hum and Strum, and the Aaron Sisters.
Shellac Stack No. 166 digs in with Dexter Gordon, Leo Watson, Flip Phillips, Frankie Laine, Tom Gerun, Anson Weeks, Bill Snyder, the Buffalodians and many others. Oh yeah — and Charley Drew tells us about the biggest kanakas in Hawaii…
Shellac Stack No. 165 swings with the goons and crazy people! We hear from Rosalind Paige, Bunk Johnson, Charlie Thompson, Teddy Wilson, Dick Robertson, Tex Beneke, Helen Ward, Ted Weems, Eubie Blake, Peter Wyper, and many more in this musical variety hour!
Shellac Stack No. 164 shakes off the blues with a little help from bandleaders Billy James, Sam Lanin, Bob Haring, Cass Hagan, Fletcher Henderson, Art Landry and others. We enjoy novelty vocals from the Happiness Boys and Wendell Hall as well as hot jazz from the Georgia Melodians, the OM5 (that’s the Original Memphis Five), and more.
Shellac Stack No. 163 takes a road trip to visit with JiHoon Suk, who shares rare and interesting classical and operatic gems from his collection. From Alfred Dubois and Antonina Neshdanova to Enrico Caruso, Walter Gieseking, Meta Seinemeyer, Gregor Piatigorsky and more, it’s another entertaining variety hour!
Shellac Stack No. 162 charts a course for the Isle of Sweethearts with Sam Moore and Horace Davis. We hear from Paul Whiteman, Johnny Dodds, Ray Starita, Bing Crosby, Dick Mine, Tex Williams, and many others in this tuneful hour.
Shellac Stack No. 161 gets some fun out of life with Dick Robertson, the Georgia Melodians, Jimmie Noone, Johnny Johnson, and Jay Wilbur’s Orchestra, even as our thoughts drift to Paris with the monks of the Saint-Pierre de Solesmes Abbey. Add Art Fowler (the Wizard of the Uke), Errol Garner, and Freddy Martin to the mix and you’ve got another musical variety hour on the Shellac Stack!
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.