Big Hits of the 1950s, No. 2

Here is some music I found on an Internet station playing all sorts of great tunes from the middle of the 20th century, and recorded it off the air to VHS tape, as I knew it wouldn't last.

That was in 2004. Later I digitized the recordings and added them to the Internet Archive for posterity.

Here also is traditional country, cowboy tunes, and western swing from The Jerry Gray Show and vintage jazz, swing and big band on Hot Jazz Saturday Night, both mainstays on 88.5 WAMU FM.

Finally, there are some Baltimore Orioles post-gane highlights from a cassette I recorded in the 1980s.

I found a station playing all sorts of great music from the middle of the 20th century, and recorded it off the air to VHS tape as I knew it wouldn’t last.

That was in 2004. Later I digitized them and added them to the Internet Archive for posterity.

Aircheck Collection

I used to be a hoarder of found moments on the AM & FM radio airwaves:

The Big Broadcast

Ed Walker, one of the Joy Boys, brought back the golden days of radio every Sunday night for 30 years.

Gunsmoke. Jack Benny. Dragnet. Lum 'n Abner. The Shadow. News of the day, much more.

The Big Broadcast played on WAMU FM on Sunday nights, mostly from 7 to 11.

The Eddie Stubbs Show

Eddie Stubbs's Sunday show on WAMU FM played a variety of classic honkytonk, traditional country and vintage bluegrass + deep catalog favorites.

This was a show for listening to while drinking beer in the sun in the afternoon, great music delivered with unique insight.

The Dick Spottswood Show

The "Obsolete Music Hour" played rare classic recordings of bluegrass, country, string bands, honky tonk, western swing, blues, gospel & old world music.

Great Music & Sports

Off-the-air live recordings of a now-defunct station playing all sorts of great American popular music from the mid-20th century, back when music was good.

You'll also find some Baltimore Orioles post-game highlights from the mid-1980s.

News & Music on WAMU

From elections to 9/11 to the war on terror, these off-the-air live recordings of events of the day are from NPR on WAMU FM.