woensdag 22 december 2010

Oldtime songs Christmas gift

Oldtime sing- and swing-a-longs for the whole family. Burn them on a disc, wrap them up, put them under the tree and get that christmas party started. Best oldtime wishes to all!

Spike Jones & his City Slickers – All I want for christmas is my two front teeth
Vince Gauraldi Trio – Christmas time is here
Lucky Millinder & his Orchestra – When the lights go on again (all over the world)
Django Reinhardt – Smoke rings
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra – In my merry oldsmobile
Charlie Christian & Benny Goodman – Seven come eleven (Roast turkey stomp)
Joe Turner & his Memphis Men – Freeze and melt
Paul Whiteman Orchestra – Christmas night in Harlem
Pete Rugolo & his Orchestra – Jingle Bells Mambo
Harry Belafonte – Matilda, Matilda
The Pied Pipers – Mairzy doats
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra – Get happy
Archie Bleyer Orchestra – Too fat polka
Louis Prima – Buona sera
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra – Button up your overcoat
Hal Kemp Orchestra – Pennies from heaven
Helen Humes with the Bill Dogget Octet – Be-baba-leba
Ray Noble & his Orchestra – Play fiddle, play
Billie Holiday – One for my baby (and one for the road)

Get your Christmas tunes right HERE

zaterdag 27 november 2010

Oldtime songs matinée

Enjoy some surprising versions of old familiar tunes, laugh laugh laugh with comedy acts by Abbott & Costello and Paul Bendix, and get your feet a-stompin' with some fun swing rhythms. Cake and whisky are on the house!

Art Tatum – Jada
Ralph Marterie & his Orchestra – Caravan
Horace Heidt & his Orchestra – Man with the mandolin
Harry Bidgood & his Broadcasters – Doll dance
Ted Heath & his Music – Moulin Rouge Theme
Jan Savitt & his Top Hatters – Prelude to Carmen
Bud Raeburn's Orchestra – Over the rainbow
Budd Abbott & Lou Costello – Laugh! Laugh! Laugh!
Jan Savitt & his Top Hatter – Quaker city jazz
Horace Heidt & his Orchestra – Hot lips
Xavier Cugat & his Orchestra – Linda mujer
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra (with Louis Armstrong) – Sugar foot stomp
Paul Bendix & his Company – Die Schnitzelbank
Elisabeth Weeler & Haydn Quartet – Mary
Billie Holiday – Everybody's laughing
Art Tatum – Danny Boy (Londonderry air)

Step right in HERE

zaterdag 25 september 2010

Oldtime songs go on the town

The oldtime songs take a night on the town, stumblin' and jumpin' from whitey's ballroom to smokey blues and ragtime shacks, sneaking a peek in an after hours speakeasy and ending up broke and high in front of the cracklin' radio.

Phil Harris – Play a simple melody
Ray Noble & his Orchestra – My hat's on the wrong side of my head
King Oliver – Shake it and break it
Fats Waller – The Sheik of Araby
Bessie Smith – Gimme a pigfoot (Gimme a reefer)
Geechie Wiley & Elvie Thomas – Skinny leg blues
Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra – Blue prelude
Blanche Calloway – Growlin' Dan
Cab Calloway – The ghost of Smokey Joe
The Jungle Band – Jungle mama
Xavier Cugat & his Orchestra – Walter Winchell Rhumba
Ray McKinley & his Orchestra – Civilization (Bongo bongo bongo)
Ernest Hare & Billy Jones - That certain party
Chas Creath's Jazz-o-maniacs – King Porter's stomp
Fats Waller – Reefer song
Jack Sheedy's Dixieland Jazz Band – Gambler's blues
Bessie Smith – 't Ain' nobody's bizness if I do
Reverend Gary Davis – Candyman
Al Bowly – Kleine maat (little pal)
Ray Noble & his Orchestra – Midnight, the stars and you

Get into town right HERE

zondag 19 september 2010

Oldtime songs're takin' it easy

A wide selection of oldtime tunes for nice 'n chilled times. Starting off with some jazzy pickings, strolling along with some country and folk sounds from the ol' west, the big rock mountains, all the way to Hawaii, and ending with some pioneers of the blues.

Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra – You're gonna lose your gal
Billie Holiday – Baby, I don't cry over you
The Ink Spots – If I didn't care
The Andrew Sisters – I'll be with you in apple blossom time
Sammy Kay and his Orchestra – Umbrella man
Ella Fitzgerald – Blues in the night
The Sons of the Pioneers – Cool Water
Burl Ives – Big rock candy mountain
The Carter Family – Wildwood flower
Bow Wills and his Texas Playboys – Cotton-eyed Joe
Hank Williams – Long gone lonesome blues
Slim Whitman – Indian love call
Kane Hawaiians – Mokihana
Dorothy Lamaur – Lovely Hula hands
Rice Brothers Gang – You are my sunshine
Woody Guthrie – House of the rising sun
Leadbelly – Where did you sleep last night
Uncle Dave Macon – Uncle Dave's beloved solo

Start takin' 'er easy right HERE

zondag 20 juni 2010

Oldtime songs'll make you smile

A selection of snappy happy tunes that do just what it says on the tin: put a smile on your face and a tap in your feet. And that's a promise!

Grandpa Jones – Turn your radio on
Burl Ives – Mama don't want no peas no rice
Ethel Smith – Diga diga doo
Helen Grayco with her Orchestra – Oop shoop
Al Casey – Easy Pickin'
George Zimmerman & The Thrills – Ain't got no money to pay for this drink
Moondog – Paris
Burl Ives – Fooba wooba John
Carmen Miranda & the Bando de Lua – Chica-chica-boom-chick
Jackie Davis – Maňana (Is soon enough for me)
Yma Sumac – Bo Mambo
Louis Prima – Beep Beep
Perry-Kingsley – Swan's splashdown
Mulatu Astatké – I faran gami i faram
Carmen Miranda & the Bando de Lua – Tico tico nu fuba
Shankar Jaikishan – Typewriter tip tip tip
The Champs – Limbo rock
The Muppets – Man nah man nah
Bruce Reitherman – Bear necessities
Charles Trenet – Boum!
The Wellingtons – The ballad of Davy Crocket
Burl Ives – Grey goose

Listen or download and start smiling HERE

woensdag 2 juni 2010

Space Age Stereophonic Pop Bonanza (BBQ edit)

Some summery and highly stereophonic tunes to light your BBQs with, a best of selection from the Space Age Pop compilations, celebrating the strange and funny tunes that kept the cocktailparties in the 50s and early 60s swinging till the early hours.

Esquivel – Jungle Drum
Sir Julian – Caravan
The 3 Suns – Fever
John Klein & Sid Ramin – The Third Man Theme
Bernie Green & his Orchestra – Under Paris Skies
Bob Thompson, his Choir & Orchestra – Diga Diga Doo
Leo Addeo & his Orchestra – Stumbling
The 3 Suns – Delicado
Esquivel – Foolin' around
Perez Prado – Why wait
The 3 Suns – Danny's inferno
Henry Mancini – Springtime for Hitler
Perez Prado – Monitor Mambo
Russ Case & his Orchestra – Wardance of the wooden indians
Sauter-Finegan Orchestra – Swingcussion
The Guitars Unlimited plus 7 – Crazy Rhythm
Bernie Green & his Orchestra – Ping Pong
Esquivel – Carioca
The 3 Suns – Caravan

Light up that BBQ HERE

zaterdag 13 februari 2010

In the Swing of Things

A shamelessly swinging selection from the dusty vaults and a combination of obscure funny little ditties and well known dancefloor fillers. Or as we say “'T ain't what you do (it's the way that cha do it)”

Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra – A night at the Cotton Club
Ella Fitzgerald feat. The Chick Webb Orchestra – 'T ain't what you do (it's the way that cha do it)
Claude Hopkins & his Orchestra – Ain't misbehavin'
Cole Porter – Anything goes
Arthur Fields – Ja-Da (Ja Da, Ja Da, Jing Jing Jing)
Shep Fields & his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra – Nice work if you can get it
Freddie Fisher & his Orchestra – The wild, wild, wild women (are making a wild man of me)
Red Foley – Cincinatti dancing pig
Louis Jordan – Stone cold dead in the market
Betty Hall Jones – Buddy, stay of the wine
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra – Diga diga doo
Louis Prima – I wanne be like you
Louis Armstrong – When the saints go marching in
Marilyn Monroe – I wanne be loved by you
Jan Garber & his Orchestra – Boulevard of broken dreams
Ruth Etting – Glad rag doll
Four Aces feat. Jack Pleis & his Orchestra – Mister Sandman

Start a-listenin' HERE, folks!

woensdag 20 januari 2010

Oldtime songs'll keep you warm

Don't mind the cold, turn up the heath, put on a straw hat and get fingersnappin' and foottappin' with this extra swingable selection of oldtime tunes.

Billy Eckstine and Hugo Winterhalster's Orchestra – Caravan
Cliff Edwards – Singin' in the rain
Ted Heath & his Music – Saxophone mambo
Sonny Thompson – Blues mambo
Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra – It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that swing
Rose Murphy (The Chee-Chee Girl) – Is I in love? I is
Henry King & his Orchestra – Jungle drum
Orchestre Créole Delvi – Belle belle
Henry Kings & his Orchestra – The peanut vendor
Don Baretto et son Orchestre Cubain – A si paré
Tito Puente – Mambo con Puente
Carmen Cavallaro & his Orchestra – Enlloro (Voodoo moon)
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra – Limehouse blues
Jerry Murad and his Harmonicats – Dance of the comedians
Les Brown and his Band of Renown – In the mood
Lowell Fulson – Check yourself
The Champs – Tequila
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra – The Mooche
Trio Matamoros – Cuidadito compay gallo

Listen or download right HERE folks