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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion (October 6, 2018)

One hundred years ago today, Americans were dying in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I. This edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion commemorates this event with 100-year-old recordings and other music from that time. When the attack began on September 26, the allies expended more artillery ammunition than both the Union and Confederate armies had expended during the entire American Civil War. On this very day, 100 years ago today, the so-called American Lost Battalion had been surrounded by German forces. During their isolation, the Lost Battalion received friendly artillery fire. So to begin our commemoration, we open Brass, Reeds, and Percussion with “Voice of the Guns,” a march about artillery.

  1. Voice of the Guns (1917)
    Composer:  Frederic Joseph Ricketts a.k.a. Kenneth Alford (1881-1945)
    Performer:  Texas A&M University Band
    Album:  Legacy of the March, Vol. 3
     
  2. Gas Shells Bombardment (1918 recording)
    Composer:   Will Gaisberg (?-1918), recording engineer
    Performer:  Will Gaisberg (?-1918), recording engineer
    Album:  Oh, It's a Lovely War, Vol. 1
     
  3. Hello Central, Give Me No Man's Land (1918 recording)
    Composer:   Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young, Jean Schwartz
    Performer:  Al Jolson
    Album:  Archeophone 1918: Like the Sunshine After Rain
     
  4. Black Jack (1918)
    Composer:  Fred Huffer (1879-1943)
    Performer:  Texas A&M University Band
    Album:  Legacy of the March, Vol. 3
     
  5. Ja Da (1919 recording)
    Composer:  Bob Carleton (1894-1956)
    Performer:  369th Infantry Division Band (New York National Guard)
    Album:  Complete Recordings of Jim Europe's 369th Infantry Band
     
  6. Castles in Europe
    Composer:  James Reece Europe (1880-1919)
    Performer:  Regimental Band of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Album:  Heroes of New York
     
  7. I Don't Know Where I'm Going, but I'm on My Way (1917 recording)
    Composer:  George Fairman
    Performer:  Peerless Quartet
    Album:  Archeophone 1918: Like the Sunshine After Rain
     
  8. Tiger Rag (1917)
    Composer:  Nick LaRocca (1881-1961)
    Performer:  Preservation Hall Jazz Band
    Album:  Best of Preservation Hall Jazz Band
     
  9. Over There (1917)
    Composer:  George M. Cohan (1878-1942)
    Performer:  Henry Burr & Peerless Quartet
    Album:  Boardwalk Empire (CD3)
     
  10. Dark Town Strutter's Ball
    Composer:  Shelton Brooks (1886-1975)
    Performer:  Pete Fountain & His Mardi Gras Strutters
    Album:  Best of Dixieland
     
  11. Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
    Composer:  Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
    Performer:  Arthur Fields
    Album:  Archeophone 1918: Like the Sunshine After Rain
     
  12. Hindustan
    Composer:  Oliver G. Wallace (1887-1863) & Harold Weeks
    Performer:  Dr. Michael Whie and His Band
    Album:  Jazz from the Soul of New Orleans
     
  13. Hindustan (1918 recording)
    Composer:  Oliver G. Wallace & Harold Weeks
    Performer:  Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra
    Album:  Archeophone 1918: Like the Sunshine After Rain
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

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