Records from Victor

A Gay Caballero

October 20, 2017
By joycejohnston

A Sultry Day in New York

November 21, 2015
By joycejohnston

This is not one of Templeton’s satiric pieces. Rather, it’s a lovely piece written by Templeton in which he recreates a summer day in New York City. Solo piano.

Abdul Abulbul Amir

July 26, 2018
By joycejohnston

Across the Breakfast Table Looking at You

January 10, 2016
By joycejohnston

Song by Irving Berlin from the 1930 movie “Mammy,” starring Al Jolson.

Across The Breakfast Table Looking At You

August 13, 2018
By joycejohnston

Ain’t Misbehavin’

April 2, 2017
By joycejohnston

Stephane Grappelly, viola; Django Reinhardt, Pierre Ferret, Marcel Bianchi, guitars; Louis Vola, bass.

All Alone Monday

January 6, 2016
By joycejohnston

This adorable song is from the musical comedy, “The Ramblers,” which opened on Broadway on September 20, 1926 and closed 289 performances later on May 28, 1927. Words and music by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby.

Almentanz

January 10, 2016
By joycejohnston

An American In Paris – Part 1

April 2, 2017
By joycejohnston

An American In Paris – Part 2


By joycejohnston

Arkansaw Traveler

September 12, 2018
By joycejohnston

At The Village Post Office

June 2, 2017
By joycejohnston

Bacarolle

January 6, 2016
By joycejohnston

Back In Your Own Backyard

August 14, 2018
By joycejohnston

Boston Fancy

August 28, 2018
By joycejohnston

Chicken Little

July 28, 2018
By joycejohnston

Coquette

January 6, 2016
By joycejohnston

Dear Old Sunny South by the Sea

January 9, 2016
By joycejohnston

Doctor Jazz Stomp

November 6, 2015
By joycejohnston

This is one of Morton’s 1920s recordings for Victor, which are regarded as classics of 1920s jazz. The Red Hot Peppers featured Kid Ory, Omer Simeon, George Mitchell, Johnny St. Cyr, Barney Bigard, Johnny Dodds, Baby Dodds, and Andrew Hilaire. See Wikipedia for more information.

Dream Kisses

July 28, 2018
By joycejohnston

Drink to Me with Thine Eyes

January 7, 2016
By joycejohnston

Favorite Irish Jigs

September 13, 2018
By joycejohnston

1. Dublin Jig
2. Geese In The Bog
3. Connaughman’s Rambles

Favorite Irish Reels


By joycejohnston

1. The Old Torn Petticoat
2. Off to Dublin
3. The Boys of Lough

Fol the Rol Lol

November 22, 2015
By joycejohnston

Forsaken

December 6, 2015
By joycejohnston

Frankie and Johnnie

July 26, 2018
By joycejohnston

Get Away Old Man Get Away

December 31, 2015
By joycejohnston

Personnel: Frank Crumit, vocals; Frank Banta, piano. Crumit was a ukulele player; I am assuming that’s him playing on this delightful recording.

Goldilocks And The Three Bears

July 28, 2018
By joycejohnston

Goody Goody

April 8, 2018
By joycejohnston

This is the first recorded version of our perennial favorite, “Goody Goody” Helen Ward is the vocalist and has such a great delivery! Who knew there were so many different ways of emphasizing the title words?

Hand Me Down My Walking Cane

January 5, 2016
By joycejohnston

The label says this is a “Mountaineer’s song,” but it was written by African-American James A. Bland in 1880. Kelly’s cover combines the sweetness of a southern summer with humorous lyrics like “If I die in Tennessee, If I die in Tennessee, oh if I die in Tennessee, just send me back by COD cuz all my sins are taken away.” He’s accompanied by some simple guitar playing and a fiddle. Wonderful recording. Don’t miss this one.

Holla Lady

January 10, 2016
By joycejohnston

Humming Bird Polka

November 26, 2015
By joycejohnston

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby

April 2, 2017
By joycejohnston

I Don’t Work for a Living

November 26, 2015
By joycejohnston

As the title suggests, this is one of those songs that unapologetically celebrates the joys of laziness.

I Learned About Women From Her

October 20, 2017
By joycejohnston

I Love to Stay at Home

November 26, 2015
By joycejohnston

I’ll See You in C-u-b-a

January 9, 2016
By joycejohnston

In the Town Where I Was Born

March 13, 2016
By joycejohnston

It’s Been So Long

April 8, 2018
By joycejohnston

This is the delightful ‘B’ side to the fantastic “Goody-Goody”

Just Take Me Down To Wonderland

June 2, 2017
By joycejohnston

Lady of the Lake

January 5, 2016
By joycejohnston

Here’s another recording of Mellie Dunham and his Orchestra playing for a contra dance. Mellie calls the dance and plays the fiddle.

Maid in a Cherry Tree

November 14, 2015
By joycejohnston

You can’t get more traditional Irish than these two.

Maple Leaf Rag

November 8, 2015
By joycejohnston

This is the earliest surviving recording of Scott Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag.”

Margie

December 11, 2015
By joycejohnston

Margie was composed by vaudeville performer and pianist Con Conrad and ragtime pianist J. Russel Robinson, with lyrics by Benny Davis. The song is named for the five-year-old daughter of singer and songwriter Eddie Cantor. A jazz standard, it has been covered by zillions of people, including Bix Beiderbecke, Cab Calloway, Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Mercer, Dave Brubeck and Ray Charles. Check out Brother Bones’ version, recorded almost 30 years after this one. This version is a medley of Margie and Singin’ the Blues.

Maybe

January 7, 2016
By joycejohnston

Medley Of Highlands

September 13, 2018
By joycejohnston

1. Humours of Cappa
2. Green Grows the Rushes
3. Ewe Fling

Medley of Polkas


By joycejohnston

1. Babes in the Woods
2. Moore’s Favorite

Memphis Shake

November 8, 2015
By joycejohnston

We discovered this gem on the reverse side of Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers recording of Doctor Jazz Stomp.

Miss Annabelle Lee

April 2, 2017
By joycejohnston

Mountain Rangers

January 6, 2016
By joycejohnston

This is a recording of Mellie Dunham and his Orchestra playing for a contra dance. Mellie calls the dance and plays the fiddle.