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  • 02:11

    Ragtime, 1981

    in Movies

    A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City

    Director: Milos Forman


    James Cagney - New York Police Commissioner Rhinelander Waldo
    Howard E. Rollins Jr. - Coalhouse Walker Jr.
    Brad Dourif - Younger Brother
    Elizabeth McGovern - Evelyn Nesbit
    Debbie Allen - Sarah
    Robert Joy - Henry Thaw
    Norman Mailer - Stanford White
    James Olson - Father
    Mary Steenburgen - Mother

  • 01:32

    Neo-Ragtime Artist, Dessy DiLauro Stops By The Mid Week Show! Wed @7:30pm

    in Politics Conservative

    Salutations, Konichiwa and Howdy to all of our longtime and future listeners!  Welcome to a new episode of The Mid Week in Review, courtesy of The Afronerd Radio machine airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm (EST).  Join us for another funky fact finding mission when multi talented neo-Ragtime songstress, Dessy DiLauro stops by to discuss her upcoming sophomore album, This is Neo-Ragtime, vol.2.  Just what is Neo Ragtime/Neo harlem Renaissance and how can we get this nostalgic redux groove to the masses?  And there's still more show, folks!  Additional topics to be covered are:  after the fallout over actress, Michelle Rodriguez' White vs minority superhero representation comments, an op-ed piece by Joseph Illidge (Verge Ent., Milestone Media) for Comic Book Resources provides further clarification on the issue;  in a recent Rolling Stones interview, Madonna raises eyebrows and ires by equating ageism with racism-do you agree?; Dburt reviews Will Smith latest cinematic effort, Focus and lastly, and regrettably, we discuss the illogic of MSNBC's Dr. Melissa Harris Perry's profanity laced doggerel supporting Trayvon Martin-"I hope Trayvon whopped the sh__t out of George Zimmerman."  Oh boy.  Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.  NOT THE SHOW TO MISS! 

  • 00:31

    The legendary ragtime pioneer John William Boone

    in Politics Conservative


    October 4, 1927 - John William “Blind” Boone, pianist and ragtime music composer, died. Boone was born May 17, 1864 near Miami, Missouri. When he was six months old, doctors removed his eyes in an attempt to cure his brain fever. Boone’s musical talents were recognized early and in 1872 he was sent to the St. Louis School for the Blind to study piano. In 1880, his professional career was launched after he played in a concert with the famous pianist, Blind Tom. After that, Boone played thousands of concerts in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. During his lifetime, Boone was a committed philanthropist who supported local causes and opened his home to the community. He donated generously to several churches and gave his time and talent to local youth. Boone’s home in Columbia, Missouri is listed on the National Registry of Historical Places. The John William Boone Heritage Foundation was founded to preserve the history of Blind Boone and Blind Boone Park in Warrensburg, Missouri is named in his honor. His biography, “Blind Boone: Missouri’s Ragtime Pioneer,” was published in 1998.

  • 00:10

    Ragtime, Scott Joplin reaching back into our History!

    in Music

    Ragtime, Scott Joplin reaching back into our History!

    Our American modern experience and music has been made on a rich and long track back from everything we listen to today.

    ACC  in its next Spring episodes can be heard in these Essays of Notes, music and culture programs. We will share perspectives on the music of the past that has brought us though until today.

    This week, Ragtime Music, and Scott Joplin. This music provided us with most of the elements we understand to be the roots of current popular music culture. today.  WE hope you enjoy!

    Don't miss any of Blog Talk Radio's/ Tavis Smiley networks shows.  Hear what 30,000 listeners have experienced with ACC.Hear You There!  Be sure to follow us now on Twitter. Be a follower @accbillbanfield Look for Bill Banfield's The jazz Urbane, ACC show's Theme Music(s) on the Jazz Urbane YOUTube channel news on the music and the grooves.

    Downloads on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/playing-other-peoples-heads/id807095731?uo=4

     Purchase CD at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Playing-With-Other-Peoples-Heads/dp/B00HX7SLHC/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1390324535&sr=8-17&keywords=bill+banfield

     View on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/JazzUrbaneRecords1


  • 00:21

    Sunday Night with the Ranch Boys

    in Country Music

    Playing Forgotten Music of the old 78 records    S3productions

    Sunday Night with the Ranch Boys

    Shorty Carson, Jack Ross, Curley Bradley (Vocal Trio with Guitar) 

     All credit due to the artist, musicians and Record Companies. No profit or income derived from this podcast. Have a historic 78 RPM and story you want to share with my listeners?  Contact me at: www.facebook.com/s3productions2 or curthahn74@yahoo.com

    The Ranch Boys ‎– The Last Round-Up / The Old Spinning Wheel

    Decca ‎– 5017

    Record Company – Decca Records, Inc.

    Released: 1934

    Genre: Folk, World, & Country

    A: The Last Round-Up

    Composer Billy Hill

    The Before version was played as is on the Tutntable 

    The After Version was after I tried to physically and electronically to clean up it 

    B: The Old Spinning Wheel

    Composer Billy Hill

    Ranch Boys

    Decca 5074 A Ragtime Cowboy Joe

    C9439 Chicago 9/7/34

    5074B Strawberry Roan

    C9581 Chicago 10/28/34


  • Origins/Orgy inRhythm

    in History

    I will be playing two hours of music to honor the life of Linard "Scotty" Scott, host of Origins/Orgy in Rhythm on KUVO 89.3 FM in Denver, Colorado. As Scotty described his show every Sunday " Origins: Orgy In Rhythm “traces the roots and explores the rich heritage of Black Music; it is a soulful journey and a joyous celebration that takes us from Harlem to Dar es Salaam, from Trenchtown to Motown, from Ragtime to No Time; from Bebop thru Doo Wop to Hip Hop and other expressions and destinations. In it’s myriad manifestations, Black Music from Ancient to the Future!"

  • 00:30

    Andrew DePrisco & Cabaret for Life Celebrate 20 Years of Musical Theater

    in Radio

    With Andrew DePrisco at the helm since the beginning, Cabaret for Life is celebrating 20 years of raising funds for organizations that help people coping with life-threatening diseases. With community support, CFL brings talented people together to help others in need. Each year CFL produces multiple cabaret and musical theatre shows. Prior to forming CFL, Andrew  began volunteering for The Center in Asbury Park in 1991. He produced, wrote, and directed 4 annual cabaret benefits for The Center at St. Anselm’s Church in Wayside, NJ, and these shows helped raise tens of thousands of dollars. Cabaret for Life was established in September 1995 by a core group of Monmouth and Ocean County residents. CFL has cooperated with Broadway artists like Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Charles Strouse, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, and others. Each of these professionals has donated the rights to their work to CFL free of charge. Andrew DePrisco has served as president of CFL since its inception and has produced and/or directed every major show including such favorites as Hairspray, Ragtime, Swinging on a Star, Cabaret Goes to Hollywood, A Century of Broadway, elegies for angels, punks and raging queens, and all three seasons of Gay and Be Glitter, and Housewives of Monmouth County. CFL has donated to The Frances Foundation For Kids Fighting Cancer, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital/Jersey Shore University Medical Center Family HIV Program (Neptune, NJ), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Memphis, TN), The Valerie Fund Children’s Center at Monmouth Medical Center, and many more. In 2005 Andrew was honored by the Volunteer Center of Monmouth County as Volunteer of the Year for his work with CFL. After the interview, check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.

  • 00:18

    Bing Crosby , Al Jolson and Ben Bernie

    in Music

    Playing Forgotten Music on 78 RPM Records by Curt Hahn

    Bing Crosby & Al Jolson ‎ Alexander's Ragtime Band

    The Spaniard that blighted my life

    Ben Bernie & His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra ‎ Yes Sir! That's My Baby


    All credit due to the artist, musicians and Record Companies  

    No profit or income derived from this podcast.

    Have a historic 78 RPM and story you want to share with my listeners?  Contact me at:

    www.facebook.com/s3productions2 or oscssw@juno.com

    Bing Crosby & Al Jolson ‎– Alexander's Ragtime Band

    Decca Specialty Series 40038

    A: Alexander's Ragtime Band

    Written By Irving Berlin

    Bing Crosby recorded another duet version, and hit the top-20 in 1947 with Al Jolson.

    "Alexander's Ragtime Band" is a song by Irving Berlin. It was his first major hit in 1911

    B: The Spaniard That Blighted My Life

    Written By Billy Merson

    Orchestrated By Morris Stoloff

    The Jolson Story is a 1946 Technicolor musical biography which purports to tell the life story of singer Al Jolson. 

    Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Yes Sir! That's My Baby / Collegiate

    Vocalion   15080

    The Brunswick Balke Collender Company

    Recorded August 10, 1925, New York, NY.

    A: Yes Sir! That's My Baby

    Composed By Donaldson Lyrics by Kahn

    B: Collegiate

    Written By Jaffe, Bonx

     Ben Bernie (1891 – 1943), was an American jazz violinist and radio personality, introduced as The Old Maestro.

  • 00:33

    Music Director Producer Gary D. Hines

    in Music

    Gary D. Hines, Music Director and Producer of the 3-time, Grammy Award-Winning Sounds of Blackness. 

    Pop, Hip-Hop, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Latin, Rock, Blues, Reggae, Ragtime, Classical and Gospel. Gary has recorded, performed, toured, written for and appeared with: Quincy Jones, Jimmy “Jam” Harris & Terry Lewis, Prince, Usher,

    Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Johnny Gill, Patti LaBelle, Sting,

    Dolly Parton, Danny Glover and Jordin Sparks to name just a few. Gary has performed in every major city in the U.S. and abroad in Africa, England, Holland, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Bermuda, Jamaica, Martinique and The Bahamas - with Sounds of Blackness

    Gary has also conducted countless Music Workshops, Seminars, Lecture-Demonstrations and Master Classes across the United States and internationally about the history, impact and evolution of African-American music and culture. Gary has been the recipient of such honors as a Grammy, International Time For Peace Award, Minnesota Music Academy Awards,

    Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Award, Distinguished Citizen Award, Golden Scroll For The Promise of Greatness Award and, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from his Alma Mater Macalester College, St. Paul.

    Sounds of Blackness latest CD, "THE SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS" won a 2012 NAACP Image Award!

  • 00:36

    Tuesday Nights 78 Treats

    in Music

    “Forgotten music on 78 records" by Curt Hahn

    Tuesday Nights 78 Treats

    Jack Fina &Orchestra ‎– Spaghetti Rag / Shangri-La

    Jack Wald: Clarinet High Jinks / A friend of yours –FT

    Johnny Johnson: Sing Baby Sing / You turned the tables on me

    Les Brown& and his band of Renown Sleigh ride in July / Robin Hood

    Link to podcast to listen and enjoy this music:


    For information on the background of the songs, Requests or contacting Curt Hahn, write to www.Facebook.com/s3productions2 or Forgotten Music on 78 records or oscssw@juno.com

    All on Shellac 10” 78 rpm “Foxtrots “and released in the US

    Jack Fina &Orchestra ‎– Spaghetti Rag / Shangri-La

    Label: MGM Records 10610

    Released: 1950

    Genre: Jazz

    Style: Big Band Ragtime

    Jack Fina (August 13, 1913 – May 14, 1970) was a Bandleader, Songwriter and Pianist.

    Known as "The Ten Most Talented Fingers on Radio”

    Jack Wald -Clarinet High Jinks / A Friend of Yours –FT

    Bing Crosby Movie “The Great John L” T516

    Clarinet High Jinks by Wald and Shank T513

    A Friend of Yours –FT, Vocal by Dick Merrick

    Majestic 7137

    Johnny Johnson Sing Baby Sing Vocals Bob Treaster

    Both songs From Movie “Sing Baby Sing”

    You turned the tables on me (vocals Barbara Blake)

    Melotone 19520

    Les Brown & and his band of Renown Sleigh ride in July (crack in record)

    Columbia 36763 vocals by Gordon Drake

    From Movie “Belle of the Yukon”

    Robin Hood Vocal by Butch Stone 



  • 00:27

    The Phantom of The Opera Star ANNE KANENGEISER (Madame Giry)

    in Education

    The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Anne Kanengeiser.  She will discuss her role in the hit Broadway Series THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

    Credits for ANNE KANENGEISER include:  (Madame Giry). Broadway: Ragtime; Little Women. National Tour: Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts); The Phantom Of The Opera (Mme. Giry); Little Women. Helen Hayes Awards for Eleanor: An American Love Story (Eleanor Roosevelt, Ford’s Theater); Passion (Fosca, Signature Theatre). Regional: Fiddler On The Roof (Golde, Penn. Shakespeare); Carousel (Nettie, Goodspeed). TV: L&O: SVU; Guiding Light. Recordings: Ragtime; Eleanor: An American Love Story.

    In Pittsburgh, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will play Wednesday, February 18 through Sunday, March 1, 2015.

    To purchase tickets, visit www.TrustArts.org, call 412-456-4800 or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue.  Ticket prices start at $40.