New York City Ramblings - Episode 1 Tue, 2012-01-17 15:28

Episode One: 30s and before

With Tin Pan Alley churning out hit after hit, and the Harlem Renaissance in full flow, 1930s New York is a city in musical overdrive. In episode one, we explore the golden age of big band orchestras, broadway hits, and some of the sounds creeping up from the southern states.

Track List

Rhapsody In Blue? George Gershwin
Everybody Loves My Baby ? The Boswell Sisters
42nd Street ? Gene Kardos Orchestra
This Joint Is Jumpin’ ? Fats Waller
Light Up ? Buster Bailey & His Rhythm Busters
Harlem Congo ? Chick Webb & His Orchestra
Caravan ? Valaida Snow & Her Orchestra
Biff’ly Blues ? Henry Allen Jr & His Orchestra
Tea For Two ? Art Tatum
Strange Fruit ? Billie Holiday
Yiddish Love Song ? Isa Kremer
The Last Round-Up ? Gene Autry
Bull Cow Blues ? Big Bill Broonzy
Yo Yo Blues ? Barbeque Bob
El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor) ? Don Azpiazu and The Havana Casino Orchestra