Shellac Stack No. 49 has the post-St. Patrick’s Day “greens.” We’ve got Irish piper Michael J. Gallagher, hot dance from Jack Shilkret, Roger Wolfe Kahn, the California Ramblers, and Harry Reser, and some scintillating piano solos from Frank Banta and Pauline Alpert. Lots more too!
Following an ode to spring by Olive Kline (under the pseudonym “Alice Green”), I reference a YouTube post of an interview with Ms. Kline in her later years. She reminisces about her days recording at Victor, and, despite her gravelly voice, it’s well worth a listen. If you are so in-Klined (zing!), you can hear it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMMIx-RBrYg