Shellac Stack No. 304 gets out of the way with Dalhart’s Texas Panhandlers! We dance to the music of Al Handler’s Alamo Hotel Cafe Orchestra and the bands of Sam Lanin, Fred Hall, and Billy Banks. We enjoy some crooning from Dick Mine and Bing Crosby… and the “not quite” crooning of Ethel Merman. More too!
Shellac Stack No. 303 cakewalks with Burt Bales and flippity flops with Meyer Davis! Lots of good jazz and dance music this time from the likes of Charlie Barnet, Sam Lanin, Jack Hylton, Bob Mielke, Jack Sheedy, and Ambrose. We also hear from crooners Annette Hanshaw and Dick Powell and enjoy some dazzling piano pyrotechnics from Renara. More too!
Shellac Stack No. 302 crawls, drags, and jitterbugs with the music of Fats Waller! We hear from Lu Watters, the Halfway House Dance Orchestra, Carroll Gibbons, Billy Butterfield, Errol Garner, Isham Jones, and — of course — the great Fats Waller himself. Join us!
Shellac Stack No. 301 asks: What’s the name of that song? Put your knowledge to the test as we sample records by Bunk Johnson, Wayne King, Teddy Wilson, Morton Gould, Lu Watters, Freddy Ellis and His Orchestra, and others.
Shellac Stack No. 300 gives three cheers with Buddy Clark! We sample some Western Swing with Leon McAuliffe and Tex Williams, enjoy a humorous monologue with Tom McNaughton, dance with Sam Lanin, Frankie Trumbauer, Leo Erdody, and Ted Lewis, and enjoy more fine records by the Hylton Sisters, the Ink Spots, Vincent Lopez, and more.
Shellac Stack No. 299 says it with ukuleles! We dance with the Savoy Orpheans, Mike Markel’s Orchestra, the Charleston Chasers, and Anson Weeks. We enjoy some Irish fiddling by Michael Coleman and the suave piano stylings of Edgar Fairchild and Adam Carroll. More from Jane Green, Nick Lucas, Johnny Marvin, and others.
Shellac Stack No. 298 savors a Japanese sunset with Justin Huber’s Orchestra. We dance along to the orchestras of Art Kahn, Paul Specht, and Judge Sturdy, relax to the crooning of Seger Ellis, and take a trip to Williams College in western Massachusetts. Plenty more too!
Shellac Stack No. 297 falls down with the Little Ramblers and works its way through some hot boogie-woogie with pianist Bob Zurke! Along the way, we hear from Duke Ellington, Collins and Harlan, Lou Gold, Bob Crosby, Art Hodes, Billy Murray, Al Jolson, and others. Join us!
Shellac Stack No. 296 sings a “new” song with the Coon-Sanders Orchestra, Mel Torme, Dick Robertson, Al Bernard, Frank Luther, and others. We hear from Jimmie Noone, Duke Ellington, George Olsen, Will Osborne, Art Hodes, and many more in this just-right mix for a new year!
Shellac Stack No. 295 wanders with Santa! We enjoy Yuletide favorites by Bing Crosby, Harry Macdonough, the Trinity Choir, and Francis J. Lapitino. We also revisit some Christmas novelties of the 1950s by Brenda Lee, Lu Ann Simms, Ricky Zahnd, Gayla Peevey, and others. Merry Christmas!