Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 24 (1916)

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Time: 8pm BST, Saturday 20th June 2020
Place: Cambridge 105 Radio

This time James Errington is joined by John Ashlin to explore the music of 1916. While Europe lies devastated in the midst of the darkest year of the first world war, America is hotting up, with the birth of jazz and blues music imminent, while the old world of Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley is struggling to adapt.

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

But as you’ve already missed it, here is a mixcloud stream, so you can listen at your leisure. Enjoy!

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 23 (1915)

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Time: 8pm BST, Saturday 23rd May 2020
Place: Cambridge 105 Radio

James Errington takes you on another journey into the pre-history of recorded sound – this time joined by Cambridge 105 Radio’s own Alex Elbro to explore the music of 1915, from hot dance ragtime to South-American proto-tango, English music hall comedy and some surprising responses to the first world war.

You could have listened to the show on 105fm in Cambridge, on DAB digital nationwide, on the Cambridge 105 website here, or on any good radio apps. But instead, as you missed it already, you could just listen via this handy mixcloud player.

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 22 (1914)

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Time: 8pm BST, Saturday 25th April 2020

Place: Cambridge 105 Radio

James Errington takes you on another trip into the ancient history of recorded sound, this time joined by Cambridge native Liam Higgins to review the music scene on both sides of the Atlantic in 1914, the year the lights famously went out all over Europe. This episode includes for the first (and hopefully the last) time, your hosts actually singing. Sorry.

You can’t listen to the show on 105fm in Cambridge, on DAB digital nationwide, on the Cambridge 105 website here, or on any good radio apps, because it’s already gone out, however you can still play it below or – even better! – sign up to my patreon for the radio podcast.

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 18 (1910)

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Time: 8pm GMT, Saturday 4th January 2020

Place: Cambridge 105fm

Back for the new decade, that decade being the 1910s, audio historian James Errington returns for a deep dive into the sounds of 110 years ago. This time we’re joined by Cambridge 105’s own George Kirkman to listen to some ragtime frolics, eccentricities, proto-barbershop, proto-gospel and some meandering comic monologues.

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 it, just listen via this mixcloud player.

CoS on Geopats: Virtual Expats

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Earlier this month I did an interview about the show and my life as an expat for an excellent show called ‘Geopats’ – here is the blurb from their site

Has music ever soothed your soul and made you feel connected again? Yes, me too. And it sounds like the same happened to James when he was an expat for well over a decade. He is back in his home country now so his perspective on his time in the Czech Republic and China are especially poignant. As is the origin story for his intensely researched and impressively sounding podcast, Centuries of Sound.

The episode can be found here – https://geopats.podbean.com/e/expat-isolation-music-with-james-errington-centuries-of-sound-podcast/ – or on any good podcast app by searching for ‘Geopats’

There are also extensive show notes on the show host’s websites, including many links.

https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopats-podcast/109-premium-expat-isolation-music-with-james-errington-of-the-centuries-of-sound-podcast

CoS on Your Podcast or Mine

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I did an interview on Your Podcast or Mine, where I talk about the show, the process of making it and my favourite podcasts. The interview can be found by searching for ‘Your Podcast or Mine’ wherever you get your podcasts, or you can stream it by following the link below.

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/yourpodcastormine/2019/12/23/your-podcast-or-mine–featuring-centuries-of-sound

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

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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 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 11 (1903)

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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 –>

 

Centuries of Sound on Cambridge 105 Radio – Episode 10 (1902)

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Time: 8pm on Saturday 25th March 2019

Place: Cambridge 105fm

James Errington takes you on another trip into the history of sound recording. This time we’re visiting the year 1902, and will be hearing insanely catchy tin pan alley tunes from the Edwardian Elvis, virtuoso instrumental showpieces, sublime sopranos and a terrifying scene from The Hound Of The Baskervilles.

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 miss it, the show will be available to hear on demand on this very page.