Shellac Stack No. 64 offers another diverse stack of 78s ranging from fleet-fingered Irish fiddling by Patrick J. Cawley to nimble-fingered piano playing by Frank Banta, Raie Da Costa and Paul Estabrook. We’ll listen to some birds, share a few laughs, dance to Bob Haring’s Orchestra, and hoot and holler with Red “Pepper” Sam (Billy Costello). Don’t miss it!
If you like the Frank Banta and Raie Da Costa records played this week, please consider showing your support for The Shellac Stack by picking up a copy of either Frank Banta: Upright and Grand or Dainty Debutantes: Female Novelty Pianists of the 1930s. Both are CDs on the Rivermont label that I helped to produce (with novelty piano expert Alex Hassan), and they feature some truly dazzling popular pianistics.