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OK…a few months since episode 24 has turned into almost two years. But we are finally going to finish the great story about how early recording devices became the music machines of the 1950s. So get ready to hear some great tunes while we learn about how we got the music you want when you want it with Volume 112: Music America Loves Part 2.

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Credits and Copyrights:

Various – 60 Years Of “Music America Loves Best”
Label: RCA Victor Red Seal – LM-6074
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Gatefold
Country: US
Released: 1959
Genre: Jazz, Pop, Classical, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Vocal, Opera, Romantic, Swing, Instrumental

We’ll hear 7 of the 14 songs on disk two of this two-record set, which is sides 2 and 3.

Duke Ellington–Take The “A” Train
Composed by Billy Strayhorn and released in 1941, “Take the ‘A’ Train” became the Duke Ellington orchestra’s signature tune. The February 15, 1941 recording of the song remained on the top charts for seven weeks and is now considered the definitive version.

Artie Shaw–Begin The Beguine
written by Cole Porter who composed the song between Kalabahi, Indonesia, and Fiji during a 1935 Pacific cruise.
Recorded July 24, 1938

Leopold Stokowski And The Philadelphia Orchestra–Blue Danube Waltz
Composed by Johann Straus II in 1867
Recorded in 1927

José Iturbi–Polonaise In A-Flat
composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1842
Recorded in 1946

Perry Como–Prisoner Of Love
Clarence Gaskill, Russ Columbo, Leo Robin om 1931
Recorded in March 1946

May the bird of happiness fly up your nose
Jan Peerce–Bluebird Of Happiness
written by Edward Heyman, Sandor Harmati, Harry Parr-Davies
Recorded in 1958

Jascha Heifetz–Hora Staccato
Hora staccato, written in 1906, is a virtuoso violin showpiece by Grigoraș Dinicu. It is a short, fast work in a Romanian hora style, and has become a favorite encore of violinists, especially in the 1932 arrangement by Jascha Heifetz you just heard.

I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

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