Gramophoney Baloney


April 9, 2012
4:23 am

Easter Sunday’s edition certainly won’t disappoint fans of DJ McSchmormac’s “unflawlessness” – with recordings dating 1906-1950 from at least three continents, some Dylan Thomas for National Poetry Month, and a gentle plug for the forthcoming Radio Valencia Silent Movie Night!




  • “(Couperain’s) Les Baricades Mystérieuses (excerpt)” by Wanda Landowska from “Treasury of Harpsichord/Dances of Ancient Poland -1946-1951”
  • “I Haven’t The Faintest Idea” by George Robey from “The Old Bull & Bush”
  • “In A Monastery Garden” by Ronnie Ronalde from “EMI Presents the Magic of…”
  • “(Bretón‘s) Escenas andaluzas, for orchestra: Polo Gitano” by Madrid Symphony Orchestra conducted by Enrique Arbós from “Enrique Fernández Arbós Conducts Arbós and Other Spanish Composers”
  • “Ghanna Rabi’bi-lisan at-Tayr” by Oum Kalsoum from “The Legend … The Arab World’s Greatest Singer”
  • “The Wind Blow East” by Unidentified Group, Nassau from “Deep River Of Song: Bahamas 1935 – Ring Games And Round Dances”
  • “Tomi Tomi” by Sol K. Bright from “It’s Hotter in Hawaii”
  • “I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket/ I’d Rather Lead a Band/ Let Yourself Go“ by Larry Adler with Jay Wilbur & His Band from “Maestro of the Mouth Organ”
  • “Kalymniki sousta” by S. Zebillas & I. Maillis from “The Ace & Deuce of Pipering – 1906-1947”
  • “Do-Do-Do” by George Gershwin from “Gershwin plays Gershwin”
  • “Deception D’amour” by Jean Vaissade from “Django Reinhardt – Musette to Maestro 1928-1937– The early work of a guitar genius”
  • “Over St. John’s Hill” by Dylan Thomas from “Dylan Thomas at the BBC”
  • “The Resurrection Canon: ”This is the Day of Resurrection”- Heirmoses of the 1st and the 3rd Ode” by Don Cossack Choir Serge Jaroff from “Russian Orthodox Easter”
  • “Tzadik Adoshem” by Richard Tucker with Alessandro Scarlatti Orchestra of Naples conducted by Sholom Secunda from “Welcoming the Sabbath”
  • “Hatikvah” by Richard Tucker with chorus conducted by Sholom Secunda from “Welcoming the Sabbath”
  • “Jhinjhoti Thumri: Piya Bin Nahin Avata Chain (Adatal)” by Abdul Karim Khan from “1934-1935”
  • “Un minuto de silencio” by Manuel Vallejo & Antonio Moreno from “Grabaciones Discos Pizarra – Año 1930”
  • Funiculì, Funiculà” by John McCormack from “The McCormack Edition, Vol. 5: The Acoustic Recordings (1914-1915)”
  • “Rabbit On The Log” by John Lee Hooker from “Jack O’ Diamonds – 1949 Recordings
  • “Hallelujah, I’m a Bum” by Harry “Haywire Mac” McClintock from “The Road to Nashville – A History of Country Music 1926 – 1953”
  • “Yeibichei Song” by Navajo Elders from “Navajo Songs – recorded by Laura Boulton in 1933 and 1940
  • “On Reading One’s Poems Aloud” by Dylan Thomas from “Dylan Thomas at the BBC”
  • “Serbianka” by Orkestar. Kr. Garde from “The Ace & Deuce of Pipering – 1906-1947”
  • “True Blue Sam (the traveling man)” by The Zez Confrey Orchestra from “Keyboard Wizards of the Gershwin Era – Volume IV”
  • “Any Old Time” by Artie Shaw and his Orchestra featuring Billie Holiday from “Artie Shaw and his Orchestra”
  • “Stagolee” by David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards from “Robert Johnson & The Last Of The Great Mississippi Blues Singers”
  • “Raised In The Alley Blues” by Freddie Brown from “The Paramount Masters”
  • “Violin Blues” by The Johnson Boys from from “A Richer Tradition – Country Blues and String Band Music 1924-1942”
  • “New Shake ‘Em On Down” by Big Bill Broonzy from “Part 2 – 1937-1940”
  • “La Machicha” by Orquesta de Felipe Valdés from “The Cuban Danzón– Before There Was Jazz 1906-1929”
  • “Môsô biwa: Jishinkyô” by Kitada Meichô from “Japanese Traditional Music – Noh · Biwa · Shakuhachi – Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai 1941”
  • “Dumbo’s Triumph/ Making History/ Finale (When I See an Elephant Fly)” by Cliff Edwards and the Hall Johnson Choir from “Walt Disney’s Dumbo – Original Soundtrack”