The Old Codger: playing 78 RPM records like they're going out of style!
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|Ruth Etting||Cigarettes, Cigars!|
|Marcia Freer||When Lights Are Low|
|Dinah Washington||Don't Come Knocking at My Door|
|Clarence Williams Trio||Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)|
|Coot Grant and Kid Wilson||Mama Didn't Do It and Papa Didn't Do It|
|The Raymond Scott Quintette||Brass Buttons and Epaulets|
|a word from our sponsor||Use Sinologen|
|Sophie Tucker||Hollywood Will Never Be the Same|
|Moondog||Oboe Rounds / Chant / All Is Loneliness|
|Blue Lu Barker||Where's Joe|
|Zuzu Bollin||Why Don't You Eat Where You Slept Last Night?|
|Bing Crosby||Teddy Bears' Picnic|
|Mamie Smith||Golfing Papa|
|Hobo Jack Turner||Hallelujah, I'm a Bum|
|John Burkhardt||Light As a Feather|
Tue. 1/22/08 7:11pm
Dave Emory ought to investigate what happened to most of the words in the title of Hoagy Carmichael's 1945 classic, "I'm a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama, Doin Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues" when the song was transfered from 78 rpm records to 33 1/3 rpm LPs.
Wed. 1/23/08 1:06am
Never listened, but have just read the playlists. Looks like playlists from eight year on KRAB-FM in Seattle in the 1970's. Have a few items you might like, twenty-six varients of "Chew Tobacco Rag," and if you look at the 365 Day project, I'm Dec. 14, 2007, and Dec. 22, 2007. Happy to send you unusual and sometimes annoying 78 rpm items. Dennis Flannigan
Wed. 1/23/08 4:55am
WOW! Zuzu! Sorry' bout your cold, you poor gentleman. Chewing onions'll boost your pluck. Get well soon.
Wed. 1/23/08 5:30am
I hate Mondays - but alternate Wednesdays? Your podcast hits London. WE LOVE IT!!!
Wed. 1/23/08 5:43am
Utterly sublime - as always. Probably the best radio programme in the world.
Wed. 1/23/08 1:31pm
You're still a loser.
Wed. 1/23/08 9:57pm
I am not sure but think that I may be your illigitimate son, did you as an older man have a relationship with a very young Sophie Tucker? As far as I can trace back I may be her son, or one of her many lovers mistresses - not sure how that works out but anyhow I know that I have very old shoes, handed down the adoption agent said, from a very old man carrying a crate of wonderful new 78 records - muttering something about "how beautiful background sound made the empty spaces of his life not so miserable". Please if you can direct me, I feel that I may have missed the boat on this, as I may have outlived my father by decades.
Your son?, Christopher?
p.s. my great, great, great, great grandson has transcribed this for me telling me that telegrams are "nowheresville", the hippie. tell whoever reads this to you about the telegram.
Fri. 2/1/08 12:15am
christopher? size 10 and a half:
Dear Mr. Edison, I recieved the response from your lawyer, a Mr. Irwin. Let me say that I do understand that you probably have spawned quite a few illigitimate children over your long, long, long and enlightened life. However to suggest that I become a part of a playgroup meeting club for your offspring, or playlist as you have come to call it (due to obvious talents), disturbs me.
This confirms that we may indeed be related, this and my collection of old shoes. I must request your shoe size.
Please understand that I want nothing from you but a little fatherly advice on care of 78 records and any crates of 78s that you may possess and be willing to pass on in the case that I should outlive you.
Not likely I am sure, but considering the fact that I have outlived every decendant, exluding my hippie great, great, great, great grandson (who I was finally able to stir from his stupor enough to transcribe this message) I feel that I deserve something - if only surface noise.
Please do not worry that your precious 78s would become his property as I am leaving him nothing, maybe a pair of shoes, but nothing of street value as he would sell it post haste to feed his hippie needs.
Call off your lawyer please, as I have no use for their type. If you need to call please do, the number is 18.
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