My grandpa was an engineer at Detroit's WJR radio beginning in 1943. He kept what was considered ''trash'' at the time: the on-air master transcription discs of the radio shows that he liked. He also cut a lot of discs for his own use. I've inherited his collection of over 250 discs and am digitizing and podcasting them. If he were alive today, these are the things that would be on his iPod.
Invitation to Music, 2-16-4415/03/2010
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Frankie Carle, 2-21-4423/02/2010
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Music from Squibb, 6-7-4422/02/2010
A cool program from the day after D-Day. See www.grandpasipod.com for details.
Jean Sablon 194702/02/2010
see http://www.grandpasipod.com/2010/02/03/jean-sablon-uncertain-date/ for details.
Music by Warrington 9-7-4323/01/2010
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Part 2 of 2 (part 1 is missing). Episode is titled ''Wild Oranges'' for details visit www.grandpasipod.com
Meet the Missus, 5-19-4714/01/2010
A locally-produced show from Detroit's WJR. For details visit www.grandpasipod.com
To Your Good Health, 3-24-4406/01/2010
Squibb Orchestra and Chorus of Stars directed by Lyn Murray. Todays special guest soloist is Audrey Marsh. The program is all music by Vincent Youmans including Flying Down to Rio,
Sing Along with Karl, Jack and Dan01/01/2010
March 27, 1944The Landt Trio sings ''I Want to be Happy,'' ''So Little Time,'' ''Someone Else is Taking my place,'' ''When the Red Red Robin goes Bob-bob-bobbin' along'' and ''Ikki Tikki Tambo'' (or something close to that, it's a little hard to catch exactly what they're saying).
To Your Good Health22/12/2009
from The House of Squibb. Lyn Murray directs the Squibb Orchestra and Chorus of Stars, with Hubie Hendrie. Includes a medley from the Broadway revival of The Merry Widow, (Girls Girls Girls, Veila and Maxims), Molly on the Shore, and Where eer You Walk.
Gus Haenschen's Rehearsal 12-19-4419/12/2009
Gus Haenschen and his All-String Orchestra with Thomas L. Thomas and Margaret Daum. Includes Im Making Believe, Tango of Roses (in a rumba arrangement), and White Christmas, and what I'm guessing is Wang Wang Blues.
Howard Smith 12-16-4417/12/2009
Howard Smith - piano: Body and Soul, I Told Every Little Star, and When a Woman Loves a Man
All Around the Christmas Tree - Warnow and Toddmedley: Skip to my Lou, Polly Wolly Doodle, Baby Bumblebee, Jingle Bells - unknownWhite Christmas - Bing CrosbySanta Claus is Comin to Town - Woody Herman and his orchestra
A disc my grandpa made for Christmas 1946. Includes Perry Como, Frank Sinatra and Glenn Miller.