Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 17 (1909)

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Time: 8pm GMT, Saturday 7th December 2019

Place: Cambridge 105fm

More time travel to the earliest days of recorded sound with James Errington, this time joined by Cambridge 105’s own Dave Hammond. This time we go back to 1909 to hear novelty songs about moon-orbiting aeroplanes and juvenile smoking, wildly unpredictable vaudeville routines, “authentic” black music from the deep south played by a former plantation owner, and, not to be missed, the theme tune from the snooker.

Listen to the show on 105fm in Cambridge, on DAB digital nationwide, on the Cambridge 105 website here, or on any good radio apps, or, as it is already too late to do that, just listen on this mixcloud player

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 16 (1908)

Vesta Tilley

Time: 8pm GMT, Saturday 9th November 2019

Place: Cambridge 105fm

Another adventure into the history of recorded music with James Errington, this time joined by veteran BBC presenter & producer Tony Barnfield to listen to and talk about the sounds of 1908, right at the heart of the era when music hall and vaudeville dominated music on either side of the Atlantic.

Listen to the show on 105fm in Cambridge, on DAB digital nationwide, on the Cambridge 105 website here, or on any good radio apps, or, as you are too late to do any of these things, just use this mixcloud player.

 

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 15 (1907)

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Time: 8pm BST, Saturday 12th October 2019

Place: Cambridge 105fm

Audio historian DJ James Errington takes you on another time travel adventure, this time to hear some original sounds from 1907, including some wonderful stuff from Enrico Caruso, a few original vaudeville routines and some very premature Christmas cheer.

Listen to the show on 105fm in Cambridge, on DAB digital nationwide, on the Cambridge 105 website here, or on any good radio apps – or, as it’s too late to do any of these things, just stream it below.

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 14 (1906)

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Time: 8pm BST, Saturday 14th September 2019

Place: Cambridge 105fm

Another journey back in time with James Errington bringing you original historic recordings, this time from 1906, the year of the San Francisco earthquake. We have a brace of songs from the brilliant Bert Williams, plenty of music hall and vaudeville, and a performance of Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag from Sousa’s Band.

Listen to the show on 105fm in Cambridge, on DAB digital nationwide, on the Cambridge 105 website here, or on any good radio apps – or, as it is now too late to do any of these things, listen using the facility below.

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 13 (1905)

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Time: 8pm BST, Saturday 17th August 2019

Place: Cambridge 105fm

Another sonic adventure through time with James Errington, this time joined by guests Dominic, Joanne & Adam to listen to the sounds of 1905 and discuss such pressing topics as skeleton xylophones, the hubris of Dick Dastardly, melancholy in Spanish music, the latter-day lack of songs about bears in pop music and, for some reason, collared doves, which are definitely a type of pigeon.

Listen to the show on 105fm in Cambridge, on DAB digital nationwide, on the Cambridge 105 website here, or on any good radio apps – or, as you have already missed this one, use the handy ‘listen again’ function below! (Please note that the first two minutes are silent – this is the gap for the news which I generally cut off for the upload. Not this time though, apparently!)

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 12 (1904)

July 1 – The third Modern Olympic Games opens in St. Louis, Missouri, United States as part of the World's Fair

Time: 8pm BST, Saturday 20th July 2019

Place: Cambridge 105fm

James Errington takes you on another journey back into the forgotten history of recorded sound, this time joined by Liam Higgins, playing cylinders and shellac all from the year 1904. Aside from the usual brass band, banjo and proto-ragtime and barbershop music, you can listen to the last castrato, find out what a ‘gamp’ is and hear a lengthy excoriation of the worst Olympic Games of all time.

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Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 11 (1903)

Margaret MacDonald - Opera Of The Winds

Time: 8pm BST, Saturday 22nd June 2019

Place: Cambridge 105fm

Another journey back in time with original recordings from the year 1903. This episode features sounds from as far afield as Tanganyika, Moscow, Kyoto and New York, and songs about cars, ducks, and bread and marmalade. Introduced by James Errington.

Listen to the show on 105fm in Cambridge, on DAB digital nationwide, on the Cambridge 105 website here, or on any good radio apps. Or if you missed it, the show is available to hear on demand on this very page, just here –>