PopOff! #39: There Are No Words (Part 1)

Hello Poppies! Welcome to this two part series focusing on hit songs and classics that all have one thing in common … they have (mostly) no words. Part one dives into some of the biggest songs of the big band swing era, rock ‘n’roll in the 50s and the 60s soul and surf sounds, plus some other pop culture icon of music. Part 2 will descend into disco and new wave, then tribal dance scenes of house, techno and the rave. Enjoy!

Hello poppies please enjoy my 31 days of women’s history month streams. Each stream celebrates a random year in popular music and will feature only female acts/acts with female members. And often the stream will center around an iconic album released by a female artist that year. And all bonus beats will be from debut albums by artists that went onto to greater success.

PopOff! is an “anything goes” musical show hosted by me DJ Bear. Every episode is a unique sonic road trip through the multitudes of genres, eras, and musicians in recorded music. So if you have an open mind for musical exploration climb into the PopOff! Bubble and let’s get to it!!

Also, you can catch PopOff! live Thursdays from 7-10 on KBear Radio. Featuring more songs and after parties with more songs. Plus my other live streamed shows occurring throughout the week. I put the roar in more musical variety. Just join me here at KBear Radio.

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1. Glenn Miller Orchestra – Ine The Mood
2. Lil Armstrong and her Dixielanders – Riffin’ The Blues
3. Duke Ellington Orchestra – Take The “A” Train
4. Artie Shaw – Stardust
5. Harry James Orchestra – Trumpet Blues
6. Count Basie Orchestra – One O’Clock Jump
7. Charlie Varnet – Skyliner
8. Mary Lou Williams – Roll ‘Em
9. Hadda Brooks – Swingin’ The Boogie
10. International Sweethearts Of Rhythm – She’s Crazy With The Heat
11. Al Dexter and his Troopers – Guitar Polka
12. Dizzy Gillespie – A Night In Tunisia
13. Tommy Dorsey Orchestra – Well Get, It
14. Ted Weems Orchestra – Heartaches
15. Thelnious Monk – Round Midnight
16. The Third Man Theme
17. Pee Wee Crayton – Blues After Hours
18. Les Paul – Nola
19. Perez Prado – Mambo #5
20. Earl Bostic – Flamingo
21. Little Walter – Juke
22. Jimmy Forrest – Night Train
23. Ralph Flanagan – Hot Toddy
24. Les Baxter – The High And The Mighty
25. Johnny Guitar Watson – Space Guitar
26. Roger Williams – Autumn Leaves
27. Bill Doggett – Honky Tonk (Pts. 1&2)
28. Eddie Heywood & Hugo Winterhalter – Canadian Sunset
29. Mitch Miller – The River Kwai March
30. Bill Justis – Raunchy
31. Link Wray – Rumble
32. Duane Eddy – Rebel Rouser
33. Henry Macini – Peter Gunn
34. Santo & Johnny – Sleep Walk
35. Earle Hagen Herbert Spencer – Andy Griffith Show Theme
36. Peggy Jones – Aztec
37. Ray Charles – One Mint Julep
38. Booker T. and The Mgs – Green Onions
39. Mongo Santamaria – Watermelon Man
40. The Surfaris – Wipeout
41. Toots Thielemans – Bluesette
42. Jr. Walkers and the All Stars – Shotgun
43. Goldie and the Gingerbreads – The Skip
44. Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brasst – A Taste Of Honey
45. The Viscounts – Harlem Nocturne
46. The Bar-Kays – Soul Finger
47. Lalo Schfrin – Mission Impossible
48. Hugh Masakela – Grazing In The Grass
49. The Ventures – Hawaii 5-0 Theme
50. Memphis Minnie – Pickin’ The Blues
51. Fats Waller – Hanful Of Keys
52. Benny Goodman – Sing Sing Sing
53. Bob Crosby and his Bob Cats – Big Noise From Winnetka
54. Flatts and Scruggs –Foggy Mountain Breakdown
55. The Champs – Tequila
56. Dave Brubeck Quartet – Take 5
57. John Barry & Orchestra – James Bond Theme
58. Vince Guaraldi Trio – Linus and Lucy
59. Paul Mauriat – Love Is Blue

Bessie Smith & Louis Amrstrong – Sobbin’ Heart Blues

Charlie Varnet – Skyliner
Jr. Walkers and the All Stars – Shotgun
Vince Guaraldi Trio – Linus and Lucy

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