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.

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 34 (1926)

Time: 6pm BST, Sunday 25th April 2021
Place: Cambridge 105 Radio

Audio archaeologist James Errington is joined by Cambridge 105’s Pete Butchers to excavate the sounds of 1926, the year jazz exploded and country roots music started to sizzle. Join us for the hits and the hidden gems of this wonderful year.

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.

But actually you can’t do any of those things as the show has already finished – no worries though, here is an extended version on Mixcloud.

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 33 (1925)

Time: 8pm GMT, Saturday 27th February 2021
Place: Cambridge 105 Radio

Another trip into the early days of recorded sound with audio curator James Errington – this time joined by Cambridge 105’s own Greg Butler to dive into the sounds of 1925, including early jazz recordings by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson, pioneering country and folk recordings, stride piano, klezmer, rembetika and a song from a Noel Coward musical.

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 as it’s too late to do any of those things, here’s an extended cut of the show on Mixcloud.

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 32 (1924)

Time: 8pm GMT, Saturday 30th January 2021
Place: Cambridge 105 Radio

Sound curator James Errington presents the story of recorded music year by year. This time we go back to 1924, the year of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and music critic John Lewis tells us about why this piece, this recording and this composer have all made such an indelible mark on American music, and hold such power nearly a century later. the debuts of Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith and King Oliver and plenty of other pioneering jazz, blues and country records.

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.

However, as it is too late to do any of those things, here is is on Mixcloud.

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 31 (1923)

Time: 8pm GMT, Saturday 2nd December 2021
Place: Cambridge 105 Radio

James Errington once again takes you back to the early days of recorded music with original recordings, this time to 1923, which saw the debuts of Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith and King Oliver and plenty of other pioneering jazz, blues and country records.

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 as it is already too late to do any of those things, why not use this handy listen again facility?