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Host Bryan Wright brings you a variety of 78 rpm records from the 1900s through the 1950s on each "Shellac Stack" program. You'll hear jazz, dance bands, blues, ragtime, vocals, country, classical, and more -- all direct from original 78 rpm pressings.

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Host Bryan Wright brings you a variety of 78 rpm records from the 1900s through the 1950s on each "Shellac Stack" program. You'll hear jazz, dance bands, blues, ragtime, vocals, country, classical, and more -- all direct from original 78 rpm pressings.

    Shellac Stack No. 204

    Shellac Stack No. 204

    Shellac Stack No. 204 ain’t disparaging towards a certain four-letter word. We hear from June Christy with Stan Kenton, Al Jolson, Ray Starita, Jimmy Dorsey, Bunny Berigan, Jaye P. Morgan, Horace Henderson, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and many others. “You ain’t heard nothing yet!” Support the Shellac Stack on Patreon: patreon.com/shellacstack — thank you!

    • 58 min
    Shellac Stack No. 203

    Shellac Stack No. 203

    Shellac Stack No. 203 revels with the Singing Sophomores, Billy Jones, Vera Guilaroff, Andy Razaf, Abe Lyman, Lee Wiley, Louis Armstrong, and many others in this tune-filled hour of fox-trots, novelty songs, sultry vocalists, and more.

    • 58 min
    Shellac Stack No. 202

    Shellac Stack No. 202

    Shellac Stack No. 202 watches black clouds pass by with Joe Green. We hear from Turk Murphy’s Jazz Band, the Washboard Wonders, Slatz Randall, Mary Lou Williams, the Coon-Sanders Orchestra, Aileen Stanley, Jimmie Lunceford, and many more in an especially eclectic assortment. If you enjoy the program and would like to contribute a bit towards … Continue reading »

    • 58 min
    Shellac Stack No. 201

    Shellac Stack No. 201

    Shellac Stack No. 201 rides a trolley — by golly — with Molly! We take a trip to New Orleans to hear the New Orleans Owls, the Jones and Collins Astoria Hot Eight, and Charlie Barnet. We also hear from vocalists Al Bowlly, Doris Day, and Nick Lucas. Lots more too! If you’d like to … Continue reading »

    • 58 min
    Shellac Stack No. 200

    Shellac Stack No. 200

    Shellac Stack No. 200 two-times it with records by Nathan Glantz and the Virginians. We swing with Vic Berton’s Orchestra and relax with Bing Crosby, Gladys Rice, and Franklyn Baur. We hear from jazz pianist Gene Schroeder, from Yukl’s Wabash Five, from Eddie Paul’s Paramount Orchestra, and many more. A special thanks to those contribute … Continue reading »

    • 58 min
    Shellac Stack No. 199

    Shellac Stack No. 199

    Shellac Stack No. 199 polkas with Brother Lee Roy and His Band! We hear from percussionist Billy Whitlock, vocalists Freddy Ross, Harry Richman, and Bing Crosby, enjoy the harmonies of the Hayden Quartet, and dance with Ben Selvin, Charlie Kerr’s Orchestra, and the Midway Dance Orchestra (of Chicago). Some good ’40s-era jazz too!

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

NitrateFan ,

Pure joy

I dare you to not to grin listening to this delightful, constantly surprising podcast showcasing rare 78 rpm recordings. Host Bryan White makes you feel as if you’re sitting with an old friend; his musical erudition is vast, but always presented with a dollop of humor. Long may the Shellac Stack keep spinning.

Tenor Horn ,

Great selections, great commentary!

This podcast is what the title suggests - a program featuring shellac 78 rpm records from the first half of the 20th century. The content is delightfully varied, with informative commentary and great way to learn about music and musicians from that era. The sound quality from these old records is surprisingly good, with minimal surface noise without sounding dull. I always look forward to each episode - I have been enjoying these since the beginning!

Godwinshelley ,

Always fun and a pleasant surprise!

What a wonderful podcast! I love hearing music from the 30s and 40s. This is a great place for a curated tour into different corners of that music. I smile often while listening and am always happy to see the next podcast appear.

On a personal note, Bryan love your selections. I say bravo! And when filling out your program, please know more Hoagy Carmichael and Hoosier Hotshots are ALWAYS good choices!

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