Playing tracks by
Jimmy Lunceford and his Orchestra, Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five, Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra, Al Cooper’s Savoy Sultans, Nellie Lutcher and her Rhythm and more.
This show was 5th in the global swing chart.
Vintage disc records with a coarse groove and standardized speed of 78 revolutions per minute were made roughly from late 1920’s to 1961 (or in some countries even later) and were the primary medium for music reproduction before microgroove vinyl records with speeds of 45 and 33 rpm slowly began to replace them during 1950’s. The majority of 78 rpm records were made of shellac mixed with various other compounds. Today, these records can be well played with e.g. modern DJ-turntables with 78 rpm speed selection and special coarse-groove needles. This was my first 78 rpm mix I recorded in March 2011 for Samurai FM, which does not exist anymore - and now you have a chance to listen to this again via Mixcloud. The emphasis in this mix is on jazz rhythms recorded between 1935 and 1959. Some of the records in this selection had survived with us as long as 75 years so have to respect them even with slight background noises and other marks of time. See the track list in the comments section.