Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 42 (1933)

Time: 6pm GMT, Sunday 27th February 2022
Place: Cambridge 105 Radio

Another trip into the archives with James Errington, this time to 1933. It’s the worst year of the great depression, terrible things are afoot in Europe, but with the first golden age of Hollywood, all America seems to want to do is celebrate. It’s an odd moment, then, but one with some fantastic music.

You can listen to the show on 105fm in Cambridge, on DAB digital across South Cambridgeshire, on the Cambridge 105 website here, or on any good radio apps, or you can play the whole extended version on this handy mixcloud player.

Tracks featured

Maurice Jaubert – Zéro De Conduite – If The Kids Are United
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra – Toby
Las Estrellas Hababeras – Buey Viejo
Art Tatum – Tiger Rag
Lightnin’ Washington – Long John
Ethel Waters – Stormy Weather
Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire – Music Makes Me
Casa Loma Orchestra – White Jazz
Bessie Smith – Gimme A Pigfoot And A Bottle Of Beer
Clarence Ashley & Gwen Foster – Bay Rum Blues Roots
Groucho Marx & Margaret Dumont – The Laws Of My Administration
Carmen Miranda – Alvorada (Samba)
Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra – Sophisticated Lady
Georg Kulenkampff – Tambourin Chinois (Kreisler)
Arthur Schnabel – Sonata No 22 In F Major, Op 54 Ii Allegretto
Harry Roy – Bugle Call Rag (Piano Duet – Ivor Moreton & Dave Kaye)
Spike Hughes And His Orchestra – How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
Boswell Sisters – Shuffle Off To Buffalo
Big Bill Broonzy – How You Want It Done?
Wilmouth Houdini and his Humming Bird – Trinidad Hurricane
Fernando Vilches & Ramon Montoya – Flor De Petenera
Jimmie Rodgers – Gambling Bar Room Blues
Marta Eggerth – Ave Maria (Schubert)

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 41 (1932)

Time: 6pm GMT, Sunday 23rd January 2022
Place: Cambridge 105 Radio

Another trip back in time, with original sounds from the year 1932, curated by James Errington. Aside from jazz we have foundational blues and roots recordings, highlights from Hollywood and Broadway, and an interview with White Town’s Jyoti Mishra about Al Bowlly, who he sampled on his 1997 number one hit Your Woman.

You can listen to the show on 105fm in Cambridge, on DAB digital across South Cambridgeshire, on the Cambridge 105 website here, or on any good radio apps, or (as the show has already gone out and it is too late to do any of these things) you can play the whole extended version (and this is a particularly extended one) on this handy mixcloud player.

Tracks played

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Conducted By Leopold Stokowski – Schoenberg’s Gurre-Lieder (Excerpt)
Lew Stone with Al Bowlly – My Woman
Ray Noble And His New Mayfair Orchestra, Vocal Al Bowlly – Love Is The Sweetest Thing
White Town – Your Woman
Dua Lipa – Love Again
The Three Keys – Jig Time
Fred Astaire with The Leo Reisman Orchestra – Night And Day
Cab Calloway And His Orchestra – Reefer Man
Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra – It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra – Hobo, You Can’t Ride This Train
Silvio Caldas – E Ela Não Jurou
Josephine Baker – Ram Pam Pam
Cheikha Tetma – Ach Hal Men Ijarra
B.S. Krishnamurthi Sastrigal – Gottuvadyam Instrumental
Kouta Katsutaro – Shima No Musume
Roger Wolfe Kahn – Fit As A Fiddle
Don Redman & His Orchestra – I Got Rhythm
Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra – Take Me Away From The River
Sidney Bechet And His New Orleans Feetwarmers – Maple Leaf Rag
The Boswell Sisters – Everybody Loves My Baby
Big Bill Broonzy – How You Want It Done?
Pinetop And Lindberg – I Believe I’ll Make A Change
Noel Coward – The Party’s Over Now / Let’s Say Goodbye

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio Special – Christmas 1902-1924

Time: 8pm GMT, Saturday 25th December
Place: Cambridge 105 Radio

In this festive edition of Centuries of Sound, audio curator James Errington is joined by his son Theo to check out some Christmas records from the years 1902 to 1924. We have choirs, carols, brass bands, and of course a selection of bizarre novelty Christmas wax cylinders for your Christmas evening listening

You can listen to the show on 105fm in Cambridge, on DAB digital across Cambridgeshire, on the Cambridge 105 website here, or on any good radio apps, or play the whole extended version on this mixcloud player.

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 40 (1931)

Time: 6pm BST, Sunday 28th November
Place: Cambridge 105 Radio

James Errington presents an archaeological investigation into the year 1930. Wall Street has crashed, the great depression has arrived, record James Errington takes you on a journey to 1931, a year of sleazy pre-code speakeasy jazz, guitar blues from the Mississippi Delta, relentlessly inventive vocal groups, perhaps the first ever football song, and much more!

You can listen to the show on 105fm in Cambridge, on DAB digital across Cambridgeshire, on the Cambridge 105 website here, or on any good radio apps, or play the whole extended version on this mixcloud player.

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 39 (Halloween 1902-1926)

Time: 6pm BST, Sunday 24th October
Place: Cambridge 105 Radio

In this very special episode of Centuries of Sound, sound curator James Errington plays a selection of Halloween-themed recordings from the acoustic recording era, prior to 1927. Be ready for ghosts, skeletons, vampires, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, “The Goose Bone Man” and Mr Halloween himself, Aleister Crowley

You can listen to the show on 105fm in Cambridge, on DAB digital, on the Cambridge 105 website here, or on any good radio apps, or play the whole extended version on this mixcloud player, as you’ve already missed it.

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 38 (1930)

Time: 6pm BST, Sunday 26th September
Place: Cambridge 105 Radio

James Errington presents an archaeological investigation into the year 1930. Wall Street has crashed, the great depression has arrived, record sales are down 95%, but the music goes on! Featuring Louis Armstrong, Jimmie Rodgers, Cab Calloway, Marlene Dietrich, Blind Willie Johnson and much more.

You can listen to the show on 105fm in Cambridge, on DAB digital, on the Cambridge 105 website here, or on any good radio apps, or play the whole extended version on this mixcloud player, as you’ve already missed it.

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 37 (1929)

Time: 6pm BST, Sunday 22nd August 2021
Place: Cambridge 105 Radio

Another trip into history with James Errington. This time we’re in 1929, when the roaring twenties comes crashing to a halt. Aside from American jazz, blues, country and vaudeville, we have recordings from Cuba, Portugal, Tunisia, Japan, India and even a couple from the UK, all in an end of term party for a decade and an era.

You can listen to the show on 105fm in Cambridge, on DAB digital, on the Cambridge 105 website here, or on any good radio apps, or play the whole extended version on this handy mixcloud player.

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 36 (1928)

Time: 6pm BST, Sunday 27th June 2021
Place: Cambridge 105 Radio

Audio archivist James Errington takes you on another trip to the early days of recorded sound. This time we visit 1928, a year bursting with energy and creativity, if often in a muddled way, and possibly the first year of rock & roll.

You can listen to the show on 105fm in Cambridge, on DAB digital, on the Cambridge 105 website here, or on any good radio apps, or play the whole extended version on this handy mixcloud player.

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 35 (1927 Part Two)

Time: 6pm BST, Sunday 27th June 2021
Place: Cambridge 105 Radio

Audio archivist James Errington is joined by Cambridge 105 Radio’s Emily Dongray to explore the astonishing sounds of the greatest ever year for recorded music; 1927!

You can listen to the show on 105fm in Cambridge, on DAB digital, on the Cambridge 105 website here, or on any good radio apps, or play the whole extended version on this handy mixcloud player

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 35 (1927 Part One)

Time: 6pm BST, Sunday 23rd May 2021
Place: Cambridge 105 Radio

Audio archivist James Errington is joined by Cambridge 105 Radio’s Emily Dongray to explore the astonishing sounds of the greatest ever year for recorded music; 1927!

You can listen to the show on 105fm in Cambridge, on DAB digital, on the Cambridge 105 website here, or on any good radio apps.

%d bloggers like this: