Playing tracks by
The Chancellors, Bobby Helms, Lorne Greene, Arthur Tatler, Leaves and more.
A whole Ta Ra Ra filled with tin-pan alley piano tunes, free and avant-garde jazz, show tunes, road gang songs, doo wop/soul, heavy psych-punk and folky garage-pop, sing-alongs, Turkish folk songs, Rio Grande Valley conjunto, wild exotica, crooner's laments, banned novelties, 20s German Cabaret and soundtracks to amusement park rides.
Break out your transistors. In this episode, The Chancellors, Leaves, The Dovers, Marikka Rok. This is a big country we live in, and songs about road gangs workin' in the hot sun are Lorne Greene's forte. Sung by actor/ukulele master George Formby, "With My Little Ukulele in My Hand" was popular in the 1935 film "Off the Dole," but was banned from radio play. We're happy to break the rules for you here in this century. Art Ensemble of Chicago rearranges jazz in a live recording, and there are tunes from Xmas Past from The Lennon Sisters, Buck Owens, and more. This is the show you've heard about, talked about, so don't touch that switch.