BIX BEIDERBECKE RESOURCES
This is a satellite site for streaming audio files of the
Bixography Radio Station
Bix in 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio
"Through his music, Bix is alive."
WBIX is the virtual radio station of the Bixography web site. WBIX is dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of the musical legacy of Bix Beiderbecke, the jazz genius from Davenport, Iowa.
This is radio on demand. To join other Bixophiles who listen to the program "Bix is Alive" in cyberspace, all you have to do is click on any of the links to the radio programs.
Instructions: There are two methods to listen to a program.
1. If you click the link "Streaming Audio File", your real player will open and after a few seconds, music will start streaming. This method words very well if you have a fast connection to the internet. In my computer at home it also works well when I use a 56K modem. However, some WBIX listeners note that, when they use a 56K modem, Real Audio goes into a rebuffering mode within a short time. If this happens, hit the stop button of Real Player and start again. If the system goes into rebuffereing again, you may want to try the following procedure.
2. Left click the "Download Audio File" link. With a 56 K modem, it will take about 30 minutes for download to be complete. Once the file is downloaded, Real Audio opens and the program will start playing. There is no problem whatsoever with rebuffering. The WBIX program is stored in a temporary file.
3. To store the file in your
use the following procedures. (Thanks to Terry and Bill)
Internet Explorer. Right click on the download option and choose Save Target as. A window will come up inviting you to save to a folder, it will also say the file has a .ram extension. For correctness change .ram to .rm, though it wont affect playing the file.
Netscape 4.08. Go to Edit-Preferences-Applications, scroll down to X-pn-realaudio File, then Edit button, then check Save to Disk. When the download option is left clicked, a save to folder window as above will come up.
Netscape 4.75. Right click on "download file", go to "save link as" and save to a directory of your choice.
Radio Program # 1. (loaded on 12/10/99)
Two recordings of the same song by Bix. Riverboat Shuffle by The Wolverine and Frank Trumbauer Orchestras. My Pet by the Frank Trumbauer and Paul Whiteman Orchestras. Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang: Stringing the Blues and Wild Cat. Beale Street Blues by the California Ramblers. Vibraphonia by Joe Venuti's Blue Five. Vince Giordano's Nighthawks play Hurricane and Sweet Man.
Radio Program # 2. (loaded on 12/25/99)
Sylvester Ahola. Static Strut by Paul Specht. Spring is Here by the Georgians. Cornfed by Van and His Half Moon Hotel Orchestra. Frank Trumbauer and His Orchestra play Humpty Dumpty and Just An Hour of Love. Frisco Bay by the Georgians. How Long Has This Been Going On? by the OKeh Melodians. Dick Sudhalter and the New Paul Whiteman Orchestra play Reachin for Someone and Because My Baby Don't Mean Maybe Now.
Radio Program # 3. (loaded on 01/07/00)
Comparisons. Sugar by Fred Elizalde and by Paul Whiteman. I'm Coming Virginia by the Original Indiana Five and by Frank Trumbauer. Copenhagen by the Benson Orchestra of Chicago and by the Wolverines. Changes by the California Ramblers and by Paul Whiteman (take 2). Trevor Rippindale and the New Wolverine Orchestra play Tia Juana and Sorry.
Radio Program # 4. (loaded on 01/07/00)
Miff Mole. Sweet Papa Joe and Tain't Cold by the Original Memphis Five.
Flock of Blues and I'm Glad by the Sioux City Six. Delirium and Feeling
No Pain by Red and Miff Stompers. You're the Cream of My Coffee and
Blues by Miff Mole's Molers. John Howard and the San Francisco
Orchestra play Clementine and Proud of a Baby Like You.
Hans Eekhoff points out an error. After I announce two recordings by the Sioux City Six, the first recording is in fact "Big Boy" by the Wolverine Orchestra.
Radio Program # 5. (loaded on 02/05/00)
After Bix. Prince of Wails and When My Sugar Walks Down the Street by the Wolverine Orchestra. Here Comes the Showboat and She's Funny That Way by Jean Goldkette. Paul Whiteman plays From Monday On. Turn On the Heat and Sunny Side Up by Frank Trumbauer. Lino Patruno and the Red Pellini Gang play Sentimental Baby.
Radio Program # 6. (loaded on 02/20/00)
Bill Challis' arrangements. Proud of a Baby Like You and Blue River by Jean Goldkette. Old Man River by Paul Whiteman. Memorial to Bix Beiderbecke: Ray Noble plays A Handful of Stars. Dardanella by Bill Challis and by Paul Whiteman. Ostrich Walk by Frank Trumbauer. Charleston Chasers (new British group) play Clementine and That Red Head Gal.
Radio Program # 7. (loaded on 03/03/00)
Bix and Hoagy. Washboard Blues by Paul Whiteman and by the Arkansas Travellers. Rocking Chair and Barnacle Bill the Sailor by Hoagy Carmichael. Dick Hyman plays Thinking of Bix. Dave Frishberg plays Dear Bix. Georgia on My Mind and Bessie Couldn't Help It by Hoagy Carmichael. Randy Sandke and His All Stars play My Pretty Girl.
Radio Program # 8. (loaded on 03/19/00)
Battle of the bands: Red vs. Louis. Drop That Sack by Louis Armstrong.
Tain't Cold by Red Nichols. Chicago Breakdown by Louis Armstrong.
Breakdown by the Arkansas Travellers. Paul Whiteman plays Tain't So,
Tain't So and That's My Weakness Now. Red Nichols plays That's No
Louis Armstrong plays West End Blues. Paul and His Gang play Big Boy
With all the problems in uploading this file, I truncated it; the end of "I'll be A Friend With Pleasure" has been cut out. SORRY! At least I got all of Bix's solo in.
Radio Program # 9. (loaded on 04/03/00)
Bing Crosby. It's the Girl by Don Clark. Wistful and Blues, Making
and Mary (take 2) by Paul Whiteman. I'll Get By by the Ipana
Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love by the Dorsey Brothers. Louise by the
Boys. Mississippi Mud (take 2) and Waiting At the End of the Road by
Whiteman. Bix's Gang Lives: Bill Rank and Tony Newstead play Thou Swell.
Again I had problems in uploading this file and I truncated it; the end of "I'll be A Friend With Pleasure" has been cut out. SORRY! At least I got all of Bix's solo in.
Radio Program # 10. (loaded on 04/15/00)
Bands that Bix listened to. Angry and Wolverine Blues by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. Ma and My Sunny Tennesseee by Isham Jones. Pee Wee Russell's tribute to Bix:Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down. 1920 recording of Singin' the Blues by Benny Krueger. Wabash Blues by Isham Jones. Norman Thatcher's Ragtime Band plys That Teasing rag.
Radio Program # 11. (loaded on 04/30/00)
Spiegle Willcox with the California Ramblers (Sweet Man), with the Jean Goldkette Orchestra (After I Say I'm Sorry, Dinah, Roses, Lonesome and Sorry, Slow River )take 2), and Pretty Girl). Charlie Staight plays Too Busy. Hans Eekhoff and the Veteran's Jazz with Spiegle Willcox play Hoosier Sweetheart. Spiegle Willcox with Lino Patruno and the Red Pellini Gang play Idolizing and My Pretty Girl.
Radio Program # 12. (loaded on 05/13/00)
Sylvester Ahola in England. How Long Has This Bee Going On and Miss Annabelle Lee by Harry Hudson's Men. There's a Cradle in Caroline and I Ain't Got Nobody by the Rhythmic Eight. The Chicago Loopers play I'm More Than Satisfied (take 1) and Three Blind Mice (take 1). Painting the Clouds With Sunshine by Ambrose. When I Met Connie in the Cornfield. Ralph Norton and his Varsity Ramblers playAin't That a Grand and Glorious Feeling and Rosy Cheeks.
Radio Program # 13. (loaded on 05/28/00)
Boy and Mississippi Mud by Armand Hug. Ostrich Walk by Jimmy
When A Woman Loves a man and The Tap Tap by Roger Wolfe Khan. Bix
and His Gang play Sorry. Frank Trumbauer and His Orchestra play Crying
All Day. Louis Armstorng plays Ain't Misbehavin'. The Beau Hunks
play music from Laurel and Hardy films: Smile When the Raindrops Fall,
Bells and On A Sunny Afternoon.
Hans Eekhoff points out that I made an error. I announced that the first selection by Armand Hug was going to be Sweet Sue. In fact, it was China Boy. Thanks to Hans for correcting me and apologies to the WBIX listeners.
Radio Program # 14. (loaded on 06/10/00)
Bands that Bix sat with. Everything Is Hotsy Totsy Now and The Girl Friend by the California Ramblers. My Troubles Are Over and Man From the South by Ted Weems. Armand Hug plays Sweet Sue. Paul Whiteman plays From Monday on (take 6). Nighthawk Blues and Deep henderson by the Coon Sanders Nighthawks. The New Wolverine Orchestra plays Japanese Sandman.
Radio Program # 15. (loaded on 06/24/00)
Vic Berton with the Wolverines (?) (I Need Some Pettin'), with The Hottentots (Camel Walk and Pensacola), with The Redheads (Nothing Does Does Like It Used to Do Do), with Paul Whiteman (Magnolia), Annette Hanshaw (I'm Somebody's Some One Now) and Bing Crosby (I'll Get By). The San Francisco Starlight Orchestra plays Some Sweet Day and Counting the Stars Alone.
Radio Program # 16. (loaded on 07/08/00)
Jimmy Dorsey with the Frank Trumbauer Orchestra (Clarinet Marmalade),
Bix (Deep Down South), with the California Ramblers (Oh! Mabel
Sweet Georgia Brown), with Joe Venuti's Blue Four (I'll Never Be the
and I Found A New Baby), and with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
and Bee Bee). Vince Giordano's Nighthawks plays Quality Shout and
is the Best Dance After All..
Mike Heckman points out an error. The selection "I'll Never Be the Same" by Joe Venuti's Blue Four does not include a vocal by Harold Arlen, in contradiction with what I announced in the program.
Radio Program # 17. (loaded on 07/29/00
Battle of the Bands: B. A. Rolfe (Can't Help Lovin' That Man, Mean to Me, You Took Advantage of Me) vs Paul Whiteman (Lovable, After You've Gone, You Took Advantage of Me). Johnny Marvin sings Half a Moon and Crazy Rhythm. Johnny Marvin. Scott Black's Hot Horns play That Certain Party.
Radio Program # 18. (loaded on 08/12/00)
Frank Trumbauer as a side man without Bix. 1929 Singin' the Blues with Bee Palmer. John Gill's Dixieland Sernaders.
Radio Program # 19. (loaded on 08/26/00)
Recordings by Don Murray and by Pee Wee Russell. Short tribute to Spiegle Willcox on the first anniversary of his death: "Hoosier Sweetheart" by Jean Goldkette and "Oh! Baby" by the Veteran's Jazz (courtesy of Hans Eekhoff).
Radio Program # 20. (loaded on 09/11/00)
Recordings by Frank Teschmacher and by unknown clarinet player. Bix's Place by Randy Sandke.
Radio Program # 21. (loaded on 09/24/00)
Recordings by Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra with Tommy Ladnier and Joe Smith. Lalo Schiffrin's Rhapsody for Bix (In a Mist).
Radio Program # 22. (loaded on 10/07/00)
Recordings by Annette Hanshaw and by Roger Wolfe Kahn. Bix's composition "Flashes" played by Ry Cooder.
Radio Program # 23. (loaded on 10/21/00)
Recordings of "In A Mist" by Dick Cathcart, Tom Talbert, Bunny Berigan and Bucky Pizzarelli. Obscure records of Bix with Paul Whiteman. The San Francisco Starlight Orchestra.
Radio Program # 24.(loaded on 11/03/00)
Battle of the bands between the Wabash Dance Orchestra and Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra. A little bit of Eddie Lang. The Dukes of Dixieland: from their CD "The Sound of Bix".
Radio Program # 25.(loaded on 11/17/00)
French and Argentinian Connections: Carlos Gardel; Jean Sablon; Adolfo Carabelli; the Portena Jazz Band; Gregor et ses Gregoriens; Quintette of the Hot Club; Lino Patruno with the Red Pellini Gang.
Radio Program # 26. (loaded on 12/01/00)
Musicians discussed recently in the Bixography Forum: Jelly Roll Morton, Ted Lewis, Red Nichols. A little bit of Bix: error!! I announced Blue River but played There's a Cradle in Caroline. Two of Bix's compositions played by Bunny Berigan and His Men.
Radio Program # 27. (loaded on 12/15/00)
Recordings without Bix with musicians who recorded with Bix: Benny Goodman, Adrian Rollini, Miff Mole. Trumbauer's Blue River. The New Paul Whiteman orchestra.
Radio Program # 28. (loaded on 12/29/00)
Influence on 1920s trumpet players: Jimmy McPartland with Mill's
Clowns, Tony Gianelli with Roger Wolfe Kahn, Manny Klein with Paul
Harry Goldfield with Jan Garber. Billy Butterfield: Billy plays Bix.
Heckman writes on 1/13/01: "Listen to the sax solo in the middle of the
piece [Stardust]. JD twice interpolated Bix's break from Singin' the
Radio Program # 29. (loaded on 01/12/01/)
Bix's Influence on 1920s trumpet players: Norman Payne with Fred Elizalde; Max Goldberg with Spike Hughes; Sylvester Ahola with the Rhythmic Eight. Tom Pletcher.
Radio Program # 30. (loaded on 01/27/01/)
Bix's Influence on trumpet players: Andy Secrest with Frank Trumbauer; unknown cornet with Pat Dollohan; Esten Spurrier; Tom Pletcher; Bill Challis' Jean Goldkette project with Tom Pletcher and Vince Giordano's Nighthawks.
Radio Program # 31. (loaded on 02/10/01/)
Musicians discussed in the forum: Clifford "Ukelele Ike" Edwards, Bing Crosby with Paul Witeman and with Lennie Hayton, Wild Willie Dunn's Gin Bottle Four, The Dorsey Bothers with Tommy on trumpet and the (New, British group) Charleston Chasers. Two problems: I forgot to give the titles of Blind Willie Dunn's Gin Bottle Four: Jet Black Blues and Blue Blood Blues. After You've Gone has Secrest on cornet; Bix was in Davenport when this side was recorded.
Radio Program # 32. (loaded on 02/24/01/)
Musicians and songs discussed in the forum: Jack Pettis, Original Indiana Five, Star Dust by Hoagy Carmichael and His Pals and by Bing Crosby, Charleston Chasers. One side from the album "Hooray for Bix".
Radio Program # 33. (loaded on 03/08/01/)
Bix's Birthday Broadcast: Mississippi Mud (Tram and Whiteman versions), Louise (Tram and Whiteman versions), Krazy Kat and Baltimore (both Ttrumbauer orchestra); Ray Miller's Cradle of Love; Lou Raderman's Why Do I Love You?; Bobby Hackett' But Not For Me.
Radio Program # 34. (loaded on 03/22/01/)
Adrian Rollini before Bix: with the California Ramblers, with Joe Venuti's Blue Four, with the Goofus Five and with Miff Mole's Little Molers. The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Band.
Radio Program # 35. (loaded on 04/14/01/)
Comparisons: recordings by Bix and of the same song recorded by modern
You Took Advantage of Me. San Francisco Starlight Orchestra and Paul Whiteman.[correction:
the "Starlight Boys" vocal trio consists of Bob Schulz, Ed Rosenback, and Ray Landsberg]
Georgia on My Mind. The New Wolverine Jazz Orchestra and Hoagy Carmichael.
Big Boy. Paul and His Gang and The Wolverine Orchestra.
Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down. Original Motion Picture Sound Track Orchestra and
Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang.
From Bill Challis Goldkette Project. Vince Giordano Augmented Nighthawks play The Blue Room.
Radio Program # 36.(loaded on 04/27/01/)
Bobby Davis with the California Ramblers, with Spike Hughes, with Fred Elizalde and with the University Six. I announced that I was going to play a side by Terry Waldo and the Gotham City Band, but I did not include such a side.
Radio Program # 37. (loaded on 05/11/01/)
Is the vocalist in Ben Selvin's recording of "Tain't No Sin" Roy Evans? Two recordings by the Charleston Chasers with Roy Evans. Two recordings by Rube Bloom and His Bayou Boys with Roy Evans. "Tain't No Sin" by Ben Selvin with vocalist in question. Irving Kaufman with Ben Selvin and with the Six Hottentots.
Radio Program # 38. (loaded on 05/25/01/)
Frank Signorelli with the Cotton Pickers, with the Origfinal Memphis Five, with Bob Effros, with Eddie Lang, with Annette Hanshaw, with the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and with the Tennessee Ten. The two fox-trot takes of Jean Goldkette's "In My Merry Oldsmobile." Terry Waldo and His Gotham City Band.
Radio Program # 39.(loaded on 06/08/01/)
Chelsea Quealey with the California Ramblers, the University Six, the New York Syncopators, Fred Elizalde and Jan Garber. The San Francisco Starlight Orchestra plays "Static Strut."
Radio Program # 40. (loaded on 06/22/01)
Bix's "sound-alike" trumpet players with the orchestras of Don Jose, Harry Reeser, Henny Hendrickson, Pat Dollohan, Lange-McKay, Jan Garber and Hal Kemp. Bixian solos on clarinet by Benny Goodman and Jimmy Dorsey.
Radio Program # 41. (loaded on 07/06/01)
78 rpm acoustic recordings from 1920-1922: Isham Jones, Ray Miller, The Benson Orchestra of Chicago, and Paul Whiteman; 78 rpm acoustic recordings from 1924: The Majestic Dance Orchestra. The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Band plays Davenport Blues.
Radio Program # 42. (loaded on 07/18/01)
Sterling Bose with Jean Goldkette and with Annette Hanshaw. Bix plays obligato behind the vocal of Austin Young in Paul Whiteman's "My Melancholy Baby." "My Sweeter Than Sweet" by Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra: a solo by Secrest very similar to Bix's solo in Paul Whiteman's "Waiting At The End Of The Road." Robert Smith of the New Wolverine Orchestra plays Bill Challis' arrangement for piano of Bix's immortal composition "Davenport Blues."
Radio Program # 43. (loaded on 08/03/01)
Trumbauer's recording of "Sugar" preceded and followed by authentic Bix's solos (From Monday On, Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down, Sorry, Cryin' All Day). A solo by Louis Armstrong (?) with Bixian overtones: "Alone At Last" by the Southern Serenaders. A great version of "Star Dust" by the Chocolate Dandies. The Jean Goldkette Orchestra of 1959.
Radio Program # 44. (loaded on 08/17/01)
Drummer Chauncey Moorehouse with the Georgians, Annette Hanshaw, Roger Wolfe Kahn. Featured: cymbal work of Chauncey in Trumbauer's recording of "I'm Coming Virginia." A vocal version of "Singin' the Blues" by Lino Patruno with the Red Pellini Gang.
Radio Program # 45. (loaded on 08/31/01)
Part 2 of Drummer Chauncey Morehouse program. Chauncey with Irving Mills and His Hotsy Totsy Gang, with the Dorsey Brothers and with Red Nichols. Duke Ellingon's recording of "My Gal Is Good For Nothing But Love" with a highly Bixian trumpet solo. Gordon Whitworth's Bix Tribute Band plays Rhythm King.
Radio Program # 46. (loaded on 09/14/01)
Juxtapositions: two recording of the same tune: Baltimore by the Redheads and by Frank Trumbauer; I'm Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now by Jane Green and Jean Goldkette; Sunday bu Cliff Edwards and Jean Goldkette; Riverbaot Shuffle by Isham Jones and the Wolverines. Peter Ecklund's "Blue Bix" by the Independence Hall Jazz band.
Radio Program # 47. (loaded on 09/28/01)
Compositions recorded by Gershwin and Kern recorded by bands that included Bix. "Old Man River" by Paul Whiteman and by Bix and His Gang; "Selections from Showboat" by Paul Whiteman; "Sunny Disposish" by Jean Goldkette; "The Man I Love" and Concert in F by Paul Whiteman. Two recordings of Bix's "Candlelights": a piano solo by Ralph Sutton and an orchestral arrangement by the Metropolitan Jazz Octet.
Radio Program # 48. (loaded on 10/21/01)
Recordings with Joe Tarto. The Broadway Bellhops: "There Ain't No Land Like Dixieland To Me," "There's A Cradle In Caroline." The Six Hottentots: "I'm In Love Again," "Rosy Cheeks." The Georgians: "Aggravatin' Papa," "You Tell Her, I Stutter." Annette Henshaw: "Lover Come Back To Me," "You Wouldn't Fool Me, Would You." A Joe Tarto composition: "Black Horse Stomp" by the Dixie Stompers .
Radio Program # 49. (loaded on 11/03/01)
to Bix. 1. Duke Ellingon: "Three Little Words"; "St. Louis Blues." 2.
Roll Morton: New Orleans Rhythm Kings recordings of "Clarinet
and "Mr. Jelly Lord." Jelly Roll Morton's Recordings of "Mr. Jelly
and "The Pearls." 3. Leo Reisman: "What is This Thing Called Love." 4.
Louis Armstorng: Seegar Ellis recording of "Ain't Misbehaving." Modern
musician: Paul and His Gang plays "Felix the Cat."
Radio Program # 50. (loaded on 11/16/01)
A battle of the bands between the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and the
Orchestra. Songs that were recorded by both bands are played in sequence: Tiger Rag, Fidgety
Feet, Sensation, Lazy Daddy, Jazz Me Blues, Royal Garden Blues. Modern musicians: the San
Francisco Starlight Orchestra plays "That Moaning Saxophone Rag."
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