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Hey there! Today we listen to Victor 18701 which features two sides by the Benson Orchestra of Chicago performing a medley of “I Love You Sunday” with “Ev’rybody Calls Me Honey” on side A and on side B “Oh Gee! Oh Gosh! (My Feet Won’t Behave)” Also: health updates all around.

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This fortnight we listen to Victor 18735 featuring two sides with medleys by Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra: “Bright Eyes” with “You Oughta See My Baby” and “Love Bird” with “Under the Honeymoon” (maybe?). Also: breaking things.

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The Talking Machine has been around for two years now, and to celebrate we have a record featuring a band we haven’t heard since almost the beginning. We listen to Victor 18633 which features Selvin’s Novelty Orchestra performing “Dardanella” and a medley waltz of “My Isle of Golden Dreams” with “Lullaby Time”. Also: Muzak.

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And we’re back! After a long, unexpected hiatus, The Talking Machine is back with an episode that has been sitting on the shelf for over a month. Fortunately, we are talking about a record that has been on the shelf for about a century! We listen Victor 18171, featuring “My Lonely Lola Lo” performed by the Sterling Trio and “My Own Iona” performed by Wright and Dietrich. Also: Family films.

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A welcome return from our first and most frequent musical contributor, Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, with Victor 18856 featuring “Dear Old Southland” and a medley of “They Call It Dancing” introducing “The Schoolhouse Blues” from Irving Berlin’s “Music Box Revue”. Also: questions answered.

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We listen to Victor 19318 featuring “Doodle Doo Doo” and “Back in Hackensack, New Jersey” performed by The Benson Orchestra of Chicago led by Don Bestor with vocals by Frank Sullivano (aka Sylvano). Also: the department of corrections.

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Back to 1924 this episode with Victor 19318 featuring the International Novelty Orchestra with vocals by Elliott Shaw singing “Jealous” and the Garber-Davis Orchestra performing “Waitin’ Around”. Also: resolution updates.

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This episode we have two records from the Silvertone Record Club: 209 featuring Vic Damone and the orchestra of Tutti Camarata performing “Dancing in the Dark” and “Something to Remember You By”, and 211 featuring “Beautiful Dreamer” and “Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming” performed by the Silvertone String Orchestra led by Glen Osser. Also: contemplations on stellar armed conflicts in filmic form.

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Just in time for your holiday celebration, it’s two Christmas records from the Peter Pan label: First, #2231 featuring “Silent Night” and “O Little Town of Bethlehem” on the A-side and on the B-side “Jingle Bells” and “Adeste Fideles”; second, #2233 featuring a reading titled “The Night Before Christmas” on the A-side and the B-side a collection of songs including “It Came upon a Midnight Clear”, “Away in a Manger”, “The First Noel”, and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”. Also: Mailbag!

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Polka time again with this episode where we listen to two records with performances by Ray Henry and His Orchestra from the Dana label: Dana 3008 featuring “Roller Derby Polka” and “Barrel of Fun Polka” and Dana 3056 featuring “Cheer Up” and “Rolly Polly Polka”. Also: A long rambling rant about Charlie Brown.

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