[Dixielandjazz] "Radio"

Scott Anthony santh at pacbell.net
Sun Oct 15 16:12:58 PDT 2006

The Anderson collection shows a date of 1969 for Radio.

Ed Krenz, Uptown Lowdown's second trumpet man who passed away a few years 
ago, sings it on one of their albums/cassettes/CDs. Paul Woltz does it now 
in live appearances. Bert has been reissuing all his older stuff recently on 
CD, and maybe that one is available.

Scott Anthony

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Snogpitch" <snogpitch at prodigy.net>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2006 3:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] "Radio"

>I first heard it performed by Banu Gibson on the "Oh, Jazz Me" album. 
> notes indicates the following information.
> Radio, believe it or not, is a comparatively "new" song composed by Bob
> Marcus and introduced to Banu by Jazz banjoist, Eddy Davis.  This 
> recording
> of "Radio" has served for the past several years as the theme song of 
> New Orleans' popular nostalgia radio station.
> One time when I saw Banu in concert, she mentioned that the song was
> originally written for a TV special.  Who?  I can't remember at the 
> moment,
> but for some reason Rudy Vallee comes to mind.
> The album has been reissued on CD and is now titled:  Vintage Banu
> For a quick listen:  http://jazzbymail.com/Streams/so109_1.rm
> I've got it on another album by the Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band on their "High
> Society" album.  No writeup or liner notes with the CD.
> Basic lyrics go:
> Radio, remember radio?
> We'd sit and close our eyes and use our imagination.
> Comedy, mystery, fireside chat.
> Together we sat listening nightly to our favorite shows.
> Radio, why did you ever go?
> Oh, won't you please come back and entertain us?
> I long to turn that dial again and hear the past an' smile again.
> Radio I miss you so.
> I think I have somewhere a taped interview when she was interviewed by a
> local dj.  If I can find it perhaps that song is also mentioned there. 
> Time
> to do some digging into my tape collection......
> on 10/15/06 4:16 PM, Bert Joss at jaroberts at webtv.net wrote:
>>      Any listmate know anything about the above tune? It's a lament for
>> the "good old days" of radio, but the performer didn't know who wrote
>> it, when published, etc.
>> I'm sure someone on the list does!  TIA
>> Bert
>> jaroberts at webtv.net
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