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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion (September 30, 2017)

We open today’s show with song made popular in 1925 by Ethel Waters. Since that time, it’s been performed and recorded by Josephine Baker, Cab Calloway, Bing Crosby, the Mills Brothers, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, and the Temperance Seven—a British 1920s revival band that became popular in the 1960s. Today’s show opens with a 1960s recording by the Temperance Seven and features an unusual percussion instrument: the spoons. The spoons belong to a peculiar class of instruments known as idiophones, making sound by the whole instrument vibrating. Brass, Reeds, and Percussion begins with “Dinah.”

  1. Dinah (1925, features spoons)
    Composer:  Harry Akst (1894-1963), Sam Lewis (1885-1959), and Joe Young (1889-1939)
    Performer:  Temperance Seven
    Album:  Very Best of Temperance Seven
  2. Optimists March
    Composer:   Miroslav Juchelka (1922-2001)
    Performer:  German Army Band 2, Kassel
    Album:  Von Marchen under Marschen
  3. Ain't She Sweet (1927)
    Composer:  Milton Ager (music, 1893-1979) and Jack Yellen (lyrics, 1892-1991)
    Performer:  Temperance Seven
    Album:  Very Best of Temperance Seven
  4. Ol' Man River (1927)
    Composer:  Jerome Kern (music, 1885-1945) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics, 1895-1960)
    Performer:  U.S. Coast Guard Band
  5. Miss Saigon (1989)
    Composer:  Claude-Michel Schonberg (1944- ), arranged by Johan de Meij
    Performer:  Strasbourg Wind Orchestra
    Album:  Les Titres
  6. Espana Waltz
    Composer:  Emile Waldteufel (1837-1915)
    Performer:  Strasbourg Wind Orchestra
    Album:  Les Titres
  7. Festive Overture (1947)
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
    Performer:  Her Majesty's Band of the Royal Marines
    Album:  Royal Marines Play the Classics

Air Date: 

Saturday, September 30, 2017



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