Options Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison: Playlist from November 9, 2021 Options

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Options November 9, 2021: "Latin never seemed to be about anything. They were all kinda bughouse—Caesar, and Cicero, and what's-his-name." — Fred Whitmarsh

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Artist Track Album Label
Paul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra  Gershwin's Piano Concerto In F: III. Allegro con brio (Allegro agitato)   Options Paul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra  Whiteman Records 
Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang  Doin' Things   Options 21561  Victor Records 
 
Gus Bodenheim  Maxwell Bodenheim's Classic Poetry   Options Gus Bodenheim's Faulty Reminiscences  Bodenheim & Bailey Records 
Fats Waller  Alligator Crawl   Options B.8784  His Master's Voice 
Nora Bayes  I Work Eight Hours, Sleep Eight Hours, That Leaves Eight Hours for Love   Options Bayes 78  Columbia 
Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra  China Stomp (Chinatown, My Chinatown)   Options 25586-A  Victor 
Noel Coward  Parisian Pierrot   Options B.8414  His Master's Voice 
 
Edith Evans  Get Out, Get Under the Moon   Options Edith 98239  HMV 
Lonnie Johnson & Blind Willie Dunn  Bull Frog Moan   Options 8695  Okeh 
R.G. Dunbarton Industries  R.G. Dunn Cigars   Options R.G. Dunbarton Industries Fine Products  R.G. Dunbarton Industries 
Willie "The Lion" Smith  Relaxing   Options xxxx9  Decca 
 
Betty Boop & Prof. Grampy  The Candid Candidate   Options Betty Boop, The Great Jewish Actress  Fleischer Bros. 
George Gershwin  Do, Do, Do   Options George Gershwin demos  Gershwin Demos 
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five  You Run Your Mouth and I'll Run My Business   Options 7705  Decca 
Gus Bodenheim  Gas Station Brand Hot Dogs™   Options Gus Bodenheim's Commercial Scams  Bodenheim Mengele Productions 
Al Jolson  Lazy   Options 99Ch-102Ch  Brunswick 


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11/6 7:09am G:

Pre-paration. Commendable.
Avatar 11/6 10:04pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Hello, G — you are quite an early bird! Courtney is halfway thru a plushed-to-the-scuppers weekend and hasn't even begun putting together Tuesday's program. As a regular listener you know that Courtney's show prep consists of three yawns and a pack of Luckies.
Avatar 11/8 9:39am Davee:

Where am I?
Avatar 1:26pm Lolabelle Pancake:

I don't know, Davee. Have you discovered your whereabouts yet? When the Codger's listeners get lost, we send out an Amberol Alert.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm G:

Back early again. But she who must obeyed made a dinner reservation for 6:30, leaving early...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm G:

Me and my time zones. Too much traveling. I mean, I'll be back after 7pm ET...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm G:

Two hours? Wow, he'll be super plushed by the end.
  6:48pm Listener Robert:

The second column of the Gargle is headlined in Hebrew, isn't it?
Avatar 6:53pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Yes, Robert. In Hebrew it says, "Grampy's Losing Rival Is Kinda Bughouse."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm ultradamno:

So a whole second hour of major motion picture soundtracks?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm dale:

herro dere. i used to get the morning gargle. but now i get the evening expectorate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm ultradamno:

Electricity used to wield switchblades twitter.com...
Avatar 7:05pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Not tonight, Ultra. On Nov. 23.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm ultradamno:

Yeah, I knew tonight is the Morricone birthday special
  7:08pm lieutenant lambrusco:

Hey Old Codger. Loving the radio tonight - thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm ultradamno:

Domestic terrorism is a deal breaker at WFMU now?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm Euneeda S. Bodenheim:

I hate it when he impugns the family name. Don't tar us all with the same brush!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm dale:

shades of the commercial with the second mr. french.
  7:13pm Listener Robert:

If he hits the floor, is that a poetry slam?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm ultradamno:

That is indeed some purty talkin'
Avatar 7:17pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Euneeda, as Gus and Courtney explain it, everyone in the Bodenheim family gets tarred with their own brush.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm PigeonsAndRust:

I think most of the folks on here will appreciate that I accidentally and quite literally tarred and feathered myself today. Alao, I pulled a copy of 'Doin' Things' out of the bottom of chicken coop in Greene County last year-- black label Okeh electric
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm rrg:

That second Mr. French was John Williams, a great and prolific English actor. He was ill-used by that commercial. After he died they continued to use it and got someone to badly imitate his English accent to say that the records now cost $24.95 instead of $19.95.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm Euneeda S. Bodenheim:

I keep my brushes clean, thank you very much!
Avatar 7:20pm Lolabelle Pancake:

All Bodenheim brushes are manufactured by J.G. Paine & Sons.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm spodiodi:

aloha, Courtney, Lolabelle, and everyone. this music sounds kind of fast.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm dale:

120 musical masterpieces rrg. better than the kenny rogers quick pickin' easy strumming guitar course.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm Tommy in Neversink:

Lionel Hampton is certifiably insane on piano
Avatar 7:25pm Mailman Tom:

So this is where Tiny Tim got his vocal style!
Avatar 7:27pm Mailman Tom:

I saw Lionel Hampton at Carnegie Hall!
Avatar 7:30pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra performed at Sascha Bodenheim's bar mitzvah reception.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm PigeonsAndRust:

This is great! I'm always looking for new versions of "Get out and get under the moon" Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm PigeonsAndRust:

Looks like she created at least three matrices of that song for Brunswick. I wonder, could it be the same famous English actress?
  7:37pm Listener Robert:

Tom, who was Lionel Hampton there to see?
Avatar 7:39pm Lolabelle Pancake:

At the bar mitzvah, Lionel announced that they were playing "Hamanagila."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm spodiodi:

heavens
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm PigeonsAndRust:

In Rockland County, I think in Pearl River, there used to be a dentist named Dr. Mengele. He was Jewish too.
Avatar 7:44pm Mailman Tom:

Lionel Hampton was part of the Stan Lee extravaganza held there in 1972
  7:46pm Listener Robert:

Sounds like a Russian plot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm PigeonsAndRust:

Interesting...I wonder how they doubled Betty Boop's voice before magnetic tape was in use!
Avatar 7:53pm Mailman Tom:

Was he nick named the "White Angel"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm G:

Louis J, huge star of 40s music. Big influence on Ray Charles and so many others.
  7:54pm Listener Robert:

White Angel is a brand of toilet paper, I believe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Asheville Jon:

mmmmm, gas station hot dogs. the roller variety are true culinary delights!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm spodiodi:

deaath dogs ftw! 🦃⛽
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm spodiodi:

thank you, Courtney, Lolabelle, Euneeda, Gus!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm rrg:

Here it comes, my favorite lyric: "a great big valise full of books to read where it's peaceful."
Avatar 7:58pm Lolabelle Pancake:

Thank you all for staying tuned. You can leave now. The station is signing off the air for today. The station will sign on again in 167 hours.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm rrg:

Yes, thanks, Team Courtney.
Avatar 7:59pm Stillwell Coney Islander:

Thank you Courtney!
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