Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 7 (1898-1899)

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This time, coming towards the end of the 19th Century, we present an overview of the music and history of 1898 and 1899 – minstrel shows, vaudeville, cakewalk, the horribly-named “coon songs” and an exciting new genre called “ragtime.” This is a one-off solo show from James, as Sean is ill, expect lots of talking with occasional bits of something else, but it’s all good, really it is, honest.

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 6 (1896-1897)

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James and Sean use their audio archeology skills to take you on another time travel adventure with original recordings from the distant past. This time we visit 1896 and 1897, hear the birth pangs of something not yet called ragtime, find out the true origins of ‘The Laughing Policeman’ and hear some jokes so rude that the performer was actually sent to jail.

The show is on TODAY the 2nd of February at 8pm – you can listen in on the Cambridge 105 website here – https://cambridge105.co.uk/radioplayer/ – or on radio apps, or on 105fm / digital if you are actually in Cambridge.

Update: The show is now available to be streamed here:

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 5 (1894-1895)

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James and Sean continue their voyage into the distant history of sound recording. This time we cover the years 1894 and 1895, a time of popular unrest, great literature, and a burgeoning wax cylinder market, with at least two songs bound to be familiar to listeners in 2018. Also, as ever, plenty of Americans with moustaches, middle initials and banjos.

 

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 4 (1892-1893)

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More audio time travel adventures from James and Sean. This time we cover the years 1892 and 1893, the world’s fair in Chicago, a couple of notorious murderers, some rude jokes about Frances Folsom (the wife of the President of the USA), and some popular music hall songs, which may not be as innocent as they seem.

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 3 (1890-1891)

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Another journey into the history of recorded sound with James and Sean. This time we delve into the vaults for 1890 and 1891, explore the pop music of the gilded age, and hear the voices of P.T. Barnum, Florence Nightingale, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

1899 in Art

Kamal-ol-molk - The Doshan Tappeh Street

Kamal-ol-molk – The Doshan Tappeh Street

Almeida Júnior - Saudade (Longing)

Almeida Júnior – Saudade (Longing)

Winslow Homer - The Gulf Stream

Winslow Homer – The Gulf Stream

Claude Monet – Charing Cross Bridge

Claude Monet – Charing Cross Bridge

John F. Peto – Still life with Mug, Pipe and Book

John F. Peto – Still life with Mug, Pipe and Book

Nikolaos Gyzis - Behold the Bridegroom Arriving

Nikolaos Gyzis – Behold the Bridegroom Arriving

Paul Gauguin - Deux Tahitiennes

Paul Gauguin – Deux Tahitiennes

Thomas Eakins - Wrestlers

Thomas Eakins – Wrestlers

Vilhelm Hammershøi - Ida Reading A Letter

Vilhelm Hammershøi – Ida Reading A Letter

William Holman Hunt – The Miracle of the Holy Fire

William Holman Hunt – The Miracle of the Holy Fire

The Battle of the Nile 1899 by William Lionel Wyllie 1851-1931

William Lionel Wyllie – The Battle of the Nile