Shellac Stack No. 57 invites you to pour a tall glass of iced tea (or your preferred beverage) and settle back for records by Lou Gold, Scrappy Lambert, Rose Murphy, Johnny Wittwer, Joe Haymes, Marty Grosz, Bix Beiderbecke, and more. We also celebrate the music of Mel B. Kaufman in honor of the new CD from the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra devoted to Kaufman’s music. We listen to several period recordings of Kaufman compositions by Earl Fuller’s Rector Novelty Orchestra and Vincent Lopez and sample the new PRSO disc.
Full disclosure: I had a hand in producing the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra’s new Mel Kaufman CD (Step With Pep), but don’t let that scare you away! Director Andrew Greene and his musicians bring vitality and virtuosic musicianship to their performances, and the 40-page booklet that accompanies the CD is worth the price of admission alone. I couldn’t be prouder of the CD, and if you enjoy the Shellac Stack, the best way to support the podcast (and get something nice for yourself in the process!) is to order a copy of the CD from Rivermont Records. Thanks!