Options Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison: Playlist from February 18, 2021 Options

The Old Codger: playing 78 RPM records like they're going out of style!

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Options February 18, 2021: He owns two revolvers and his brother owns at least a dozen, though neither of them has fired one since the close of the Liberty Bond drives.

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Artist Track Approx. start time
Helen Kane  I'd Go Barefoot All Winter Long (If You'd Fall for Me in Spring)   Options  
Cole Porter  I Do   Options 0:03:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Gus Bodenheim  Rebuke to the Old Codger's slanderous remarks   Options 0:09:08 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
George Formby  It's a Grand and Healthy Life   Options 0:12:25 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Frantic Faye Thomas  I'm in Town   Options 0:15:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Hartman's Heartbreakers  Grandma and Grampa   Options 0:17:53 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five  Pettin' and Pokin'   Options 0:21:03 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Gus Bodenheim  The Gus Bodenheim Literary Guild   Options 0:25:01 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Flip the Frog  Circus (1932)   Options 0:29:07 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
George Formby  When I'm Cleaning Windows   Options 0:34:53 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra  Humpty Dumpty   Options 0:37:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Slim Gaillard  Travelin' Blues   Options 0:40:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Hildegard  Farming   Options 0:45:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Layton & Johnstone  Lazy   Options 0:48:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ruth Etting  Smoke Gets in Your Eyes   Options 0:52:14 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Hazel Scott  Brown Bee Boogie   Options 0:54:54 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Groucho Bodenheim  The Old Codger Network Signoff   Options 0:59:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:23am Davee:

Darn morons!
Avatar 12:23pm Lolabelle Pancake:

I hope the Codger show begins on time. He had a terrible tussle this morning with Gus Bodenheim and had to have his dentures adjusted. The Poligrip is still settling.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm zopa:

And yet... Fablio still has a show. Where is the justice?
Avatar 3:37pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Well, according to a widely publicized "study," Fablio is not a menace to society.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm zopa:

Perhaps not a menace, but surely a hazard.
  5:20pm Listener Robert:

The article vindicates Devo about Mongoloids.
  5:50pm Laura L:

Looks like there's not a real noticeable difference in the day to day life of a typical moron and a typical nonmoron.
Avatar 5:53pm HyperDose:

I hope Courtney's dentures stay as rigid as his unique charm!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm G:

Fablio final backannounce has commenced!!!!
Avatar 5:58pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Yes, Fablio, time is indeed running out for you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm rrg:

The end of Fablio! Or at least his show today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm G:

Fablio finito
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm rrg:

I can see the first song! Even though I can't hear it yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm G:

Morons get along just fine, but what about people who have to put up with them?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm dale:

boop boop de boop.
Avatar 6:01pm Constance De Witt:

Good evening, now that's my kind of music! I need to restore my ears after so much "jazz".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm Webhamster Henry:

Hiya Lollabelle and codger bunker busters!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm ultradamno:

Hearing the end of Fablio's show just for the pleasure of listening to this one is like driving through a terrible neighborhood to get to a dear old friend's home
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm dale:

constance - and that music only had jazz cigarettes. come here for the music - stay for the opium.
Avatar 6:03pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Helen Kane learned to sing by listening to Euneeda Bodenheim talk.
Avatar 6:04pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Hello everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm G:

Cole was a hep cat
  6:04pm headcleaner:

you've come to right place, constance
  6:05pm Miss G:

dale, the past two nights I was watching "Topsy-Turvy" where there was quite the poignant scene of morphine usage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm dale:

miss g - simpler times.
Avatar 6:06pm HyperDose:

Slackjaw is something fierce. Which is surprising, because I didn't think he was a slacker at all!
Avatar 6:06pm StringOFperils:

I read in Photoplay that Helen Kane gargles with horse lineament to get that minty fresh vocal effect. I have no idea how Courtney arrives at his.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm G:

Courtney gargles with razor blades
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm ultradamno:

Does this predictable falling out with Gus get us closer to a Euneeda fill-in?
Avatar 6:08pm Constance De Witt:

I will try opium only if it gives me such a lovely vocal expressivity as Helen Kane's!
  6:08pm Miss G:

Can't we have both Old Codger and Gus Bodenheim? Kind of like "good cop/bad cop." (you choose)
  6:08pm Listener Robert:

I've eaten at Wolfie's Rascal House, numerous times.
Avatar 6:09pm Buddha of Suburbia:

LOL
Avatar 6:09pm StringOFperils:

Rank Calumny. Wasnt' he in some John Ford movies?
  6:10pm Listener Robert:

I even ate at the Rascal House before Wolfie made it his.
  6:10pm Miss G:

*swoon* (I usually have the clip from COAHTR about "mendacity" at the ready)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11pm G:

"I remain Gus Bodenheim"

bragging? or complaining?
Avatar 6:11pm StringOFperils:

I liked the sound of the Old Squirrel getting slammed back into the desk drawer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11pm ultradamno:

Gus' words got into a pile up there at the end.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11pm dale:

harry bennett leads gus' security detail.
Avatar 6:12pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Rte 46, Rascal House? That shall be my next Tinder date location
  6:13pm Miss G:

Pulling out the dear George Formby falls under the "dirty tricks" category.
Avatar 6:13pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Gus has cooties. The BAD cooties.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm G:

There are good cooties?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm dale:

has he tried a kerosene soak lolabelle? a douse for your louse works every time.
Avatar 6:14pm StringOFperils:

Thus the euphemism 'Bodenheim's Complaint'
Avatar 6:15pm HyperDose:

Cooties?! How PC of you Lolabelle. and by PC I mean Pretty Correct, of course!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm dale:

when he met those ladies from maine who promised to take him crabbing they weren't kiddin'!
Avatar 6:16pm Buddha of Suburbia:

This is the music stylings of Billie Holiday's "ALL OF ME"
Avatar 6:17pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Hello HyperDose! It would have been fun to have experimented with music like this for the remix contest, uh?
  6:17pm Listener Robert:

Wolfie Cohen:
bellgab.com...
Avatar 6:18pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Courtney insists that "Gus's inherent mediocrity is vastly overrated."
Avatar 6:18pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Dale, you're awful!! LOL
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm G:

Even his mediocrity is mediocre.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm ultradamno:

I rate it right in the middle
Avatar 6:19pm StringOFperils:

A shabby sort of mediocrity.
Avatar 6:19pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Courtney's BS Detector is set at an extremely high sensitivity rate. There's an adjustment knob at the lower right just below the Hogwash Filter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm G:

Codger is an alpha. Gus is a typically jealous beta.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm dale:

is betty lou legal? 14 or 15?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:21pm G:

legal if they don't catch you
  6:21pm Listener Robert:

Buddha, I knew only of the Rascal House in Florida, though I did hear of Wolfie's locations in some other state. He's a very industrious wolf.
Avatar 6:22pm HyperDose:

I've always wanted a Bad Salami detector. Can never trust those shady meat dealers by the docks with their "imports".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:22pm G:

I didn't know rap went back to the 1940s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25pm ultradamno:

Chuck? Like meat?
Avatar 6:25pm HyperDose:

He has a certain, je ne sais...free market capitalism
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Makes you wonder ... Is Gus Bodenheim one of Fablio's plants?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25pm dale:

wet grab bag? ew...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:26pm ultradamno:

These titles sound spicy
  6:26pm Listener Robert:

Buddha, I see Rascal House now has pizzerias. Wolfie almost fell snout first into my pizza pan once or twice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:26pm loveless:

Umm, my interest is peaked.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:27pm G:

Another Ub Iwerks classic, the man who Walt D ripped off
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:27pm ultradamno:

I imagine the frog cried over that snub
  6:28pm De Fenestrated:

Are Flip the Frog tee shirts available in the Sears catalog?
Avatar 6:28pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Listener Robert, LOL!
Avatar 6:31pm Buddha of Suburbia:

I am enjoying the comments. Everyone's so funny.
Avatar 6:31pm Lolabelle Pancake:

It appears that Flip will only receive an Oscar posthumously. Such a scandal. However, he is in the Acting Amphibians Hall of Fame.
Avatar 6:32pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Lolabelle, ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm G:

Flip died in a wheelchair because a restaurant stole his legs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm ultradamno:

The statuette for that is waterproof and therefore better in any event.
Avatar 6:33pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Mickey Rooney as the chimp-on-a-chain is in the next scene.
  6:35pm Edward:

Someday, the rumored 10 hours' studio-discarded footage from THE DAY THE FROG CRIED will be discovered in a Pasadena attic, and the world will finally take notice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:35pm Webhamster Henry:

A double dose of Formby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:35pm G:

The official peeping tom song
Avatar 6:35pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Ultra (6:25): The title of Gus's book is "A Fistful of Chuck." We have no idea what he meant.
Avatar 6:36pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Courtney read the book but he was too mortified to discuss it with me.
Avatar 6:37pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Flip tried to steal a scene from Formby in one of the latter's films. Formby's wife had Flip booted from the set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm loveless:

@Lolabelle Pancake I offer to read it and would gladly have a chat about its contents.
Avatar 6:38pm HyperDose:

¡ƃoɹℲ ǝɥʇ dᴉlℲ
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:38pm ultradamno:

Is it the one with the cartoon by that Finnish fella Tom on the cover?
Avatar 6:39pm Buddha of Suburbia:

I'm going to get going. Thanks for a great ole time, folks'!
Avatar 6:40pm Lolabelle Pancake:

So long, Buddha. Courtney advises you to "Stay plushed to the scuppers!"
Avatar 6:41pm ledzeppelinsucks:

I repair cables in the laboratory. I had burritos and cheese popcorn. Because of thieves and vandalism, I had to check my parked truck.
Avatar 6:42pm StringOFperils:

I see where you're going with this...
Avatar 6:42pm ledzeppelinsucks:

There are cameras above me and thick security between here and the street. Outside there is a homeless camp 60 feet away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm ultradamno:

Dare one dream of traveling to exotic Cleveland?
  6:43pm headcleaner:

Why can't anybody make real music anymore?
Avatar 6:44pm ledzeppelinsucks:

Here we are developing advanced retail technology and the guy outside is panhandling.
Avatar 6:44pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Good plan Lollabelle, I think I'll have some red wine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm Webhamster Henry:

The real line is "Dear Mae West is at her best in the hay"
Avatar 6:48pm HyperDose:

@Henry is that a NSFW edition of Clue?
Avatar 6:50pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Piano accompaniment for Layton & Johnston was by Milagros Horrage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm Webhamster Henry:

Mae West was safe for her work - your work, probably not.
Avatar 6:51pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Courtney has issued the following correction: piano accompaniment behind L&J was by Kip Mousely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm rrg:

"With a great big valise full of books to read where it's peaceful." I love that lyric.
Avatar 6:52pm Lolabelle Pancake:

This song is about the burning sensation of being around Courtney when he lights up a Rancho Malario.
Avatar 6:53pm Lolabelle Pancake:

A *fragrant* Rancho.
Avatar 6:54pm HyperDose:

How old is Gus in dog years?
Avatar 6:54pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Hyper, that is an excellent question. For obvious reasons. We'll get back to you on that.
Avatar 6:55pm HyperDose:

Of course, Courtney's denture repair/jaw realignment must come first.
  6:56pm Listener Robert:

Trouble is, I'm spoiled by Allan Sherman's "When you live in Van Nuys, smog gets in your eyes...."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm G:

What is a brown bee? Some drug reference, I doubt not haha
Avatar 6:57pm ledzeppelinsucks:

Yeah, Van Nuys is ugly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm G:

There's a freeway runnin through the yard
Avatar 6:58pm StringOFperils:

Thanks for the lovely music, and the poutin' shanty vibe.
Avatar 6:58pm JohnEBGood:

Go Johnny Go!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm dale:

thank you lolabelle and codger and laudenum addicts.
Avatar 6:59pm HyperDose:

Until next week, pouters!
Avatar 6:59pm cosmic matrix:

great show! sorry i nevered' mentioned' it yet
Avatar 6:59pm ledzeppelinsucks:

Thanks for the delicious show.
Avatar 6:59pm cosmic matrix:

so good. this was a toe-tapper!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm rrg:

Perfect sign off!
Avatar 7:44pm Jennica:

Another fantastic show. Great close. I had to play catch-up as I have had visitors from out of town - revolving door lately.
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