What’s the Matter With That Cat There?


The Stranger reels to you from some tip-top joint in time, stranded in 1932. Straight from his yap through the aether to your radio tubes, on the level, square, news-comment and music that you require to prepare for these tumultuous days ahead.

Ben Selvin – Who Am I?
Jack Hylton & His Orchestra – You’re Blasé
George Gershwin & Paul Whiteman – Rhapsody In Blue
Cab Calloway – Reefer Man
Bing Crosby – Brother Can You Spare A Dime
Vernon Dalhart – The Runaway Train
Fred Astaire – Puttin’ On The Ritz
Ted Lewis & His Band – Just A Gigolo
Louis Armstrong – All of Me
Billy Murray – Ghost That Never Walked
Bessie Smith – I Ain’t Got No Body (I’m Thus a Ghost!)
Isham Jones & His Orchestra – I’m So Afraid Of You
Harpo Marx – Everyone Says I Love You
Annette Hanshaw – Fit As A Fiddle
Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra – Georgia On My Mind
Clarence Williams – You Rascal You
Fletcher Henderson – Sing, Sing, Sing
Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians – Soft Lights And Sweet Music
Blind Willie Johnson – John The Revelator
Memphis Jug Band – He’s In The Jailhouse Now
Blind Willie McTell – Southern Can Is Mine
Jungle Band – Rocking in Rhythm
Jimmie Rodgers – No Hard Times
Jackson County Barn Owls – Bake That Chicken Pie
Abe Lyman – High Society
Gene Austin – Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra – Strangers
George Olsen – Say It Isn’t So

Don’t fear his mystical moniker, the Stranger is a friend, no narker, no nitwit, and will soon go back to his own fine decade in his own pleasant time once he’s gotten the bugs out of this thingamajig! (Might this message reach its destination)

Stranger in a Strange Land 2009-10-24: Circa 1932 by The Stranger on Mixcloud

~The Stranger

“I believe he’s losin’ his mind.”
“I believe he’s lost his mind.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s