*KNOCK KNOCK* "Yea?" "Umm...my friend, uh, 'Larry', says this is a good place to visit." "Larry's right. Come on in then, pal..."
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Shhhh! Don't tell nobody, but the Cap'n knows the place a guy or gal can get a…Continue
You Dry bastards! You dumped it out! Damn you! Damn you to hell!!
Oh, the humanity! The bastards have done it! That damned Russell and his pack of meddling preacher pals and nattering old nannies have, against the will of the majority, pressured through the 18th Amendment,…Continue
Added by Cap'n Tony on May 11, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
VICTORY!! At long last this horrible war is over! The authoritarian powers of Europe are all in collapse and it appears that the flowering of democracy is in bloom, like the Poppies that now sprout over Flanders fields. With Wilson's new league of nations to shepherd the new peace and freedom, we may soon come to know the 20th Century as the Century of Peace.Continue
The appearance of mechanized war tractors and the late entrance of the USA is breaking the stasis of the Western Front. Meanwhile Revolution in Russia and the systematic collapse of the Italian Front at Caporetto threatens to drive both those nations from the Entente. Has the tide of this horrible war finally turned? If so, to whose advantage?…Continue
Lately, I've had the privilege to be asked to design a set of covers for albums of the "New Albion Trilogy", a set of operas by Paul Shapera, a very talented composer. The opus is basically about the story of the city of New Albion. A Steampunk Opera, a Dieselpunk opera... aren't they what the genres needed and fully deserved? Paul Shapera is busy making up for this gap with his New Albion Trilogy. Learn more about Paul's great work at:…Continue
Up in the Heavens, daring Devils bring Hell to Earth! On and under the Seas Men of Iron in Ships of Steel duel for supremacy of the seas.
Yes, those Gallant Knights of the Air in their Incredible Flying Aeroplanes! The glory! The romance! The excitement! Oh, and the old "die horribly in a fiery plummet after ripping apart…Continue
Added by Cap'n Tony on April 20, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
War is Hell...why not find a way to dig in faster?
It's a year into this horrible war, this Great War, and we're going nowhere fast. The western and eastern fronts have stabilized with no significant progress. Even the Italians joining the Entente have merely created a third static front. All sides have dug in,…Continue
Added by Cap'n Tony on April 13, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
The kerfluffle over the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand has set Europe aflame! Will this madness spread to the entire world?
What a mess! To attempt to summarize this amazing cluster of alliances and enmities that are…Continue
Added by Cap'n Tony on April 6, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
The Flickers, the Silver Screen, the Moving Pictures...call them what you will, I call them GOLD!
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Yes, the Motion Pictures Industry is coming into its own thanks to amazing new directors, stars, and actors with a keen new eye on what's possible. Folks in faraway places like Southern California and Paris and…Continue
What's that ya' say? Lookin' for an act that'll amaze, astound, and amuse even the most hardened of working stiffs, and for only a nickel? Well, step right in, friend, for Vaudeville awaits!Continue
Shock! Riot! A new and scandalous breed of "Modern" artists are violating the ancient rules of beauty!!
Broken forms, harsh lines, dissonant sounds...will 1913 become the year that art died?! Some are saying as much as radical new painters like…Continue
Bonsoir e bienvenue a'Cabaret, mon Amis! Today we visit romantic Paris, France, for a sample of the new Parisian sound of Bal Musette.
It's the Record Cabaret's first visit abroad  and away from our US home, and while the long, rocking journey in the belly of a steamer was not the best of experiences for our new band, it was well worth it from the second we saw the French…Continue
Added by Cap'n Tony on March 9, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
The Mother Road, Main Street America, Route 66...call it what you like, it is truly the beaten path of the American Dream!
Magnolia Gas Station, Shamrock, TX [image via wikimedia]…Continue
Broadway, New York City! The Mecca of Musical Theater! Shuffle Along with Tony, folks, and see what the fuss is about!
Yes, sir, it's another episode of the Record Cabaret and we're having a swell time…Continue
Added by Cap'n Tony on February 16, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Yet another American musical innovation? Bully! It's Jass Music, the newest sound to emerge from the south!
Welcome again, my friendly (and growing) listenership! Today the Record Cabaret visits the Jewel of the Delta, New Orleans, Louisiana, where a whole new sound is emerging, the sound of Jass. My friends in Chicago may have heard this new sound from the…Continue
Hello again, fans at home listening from your phonographs! Today the Record Cabaret is on a small little stretch of 28th Street in New York City between 5th and 6th avenues. The locals call it Tin Pan Alley.
It may not look like much, but this little stretch of road is home to a handful of publishers which are in this narrator's humble opinion, at the cutting edge of American…Continue
Added by Cap'n Tony on February 2, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
[Ok, so I just speak into this tube and the needle writes it on the wax? Bully, gramps.] Hello, friends out there! My name is Kid Tony and I have hit upon a most Bully idea: a recorded Cabaret Show! 
Yes, I record the music and the drink recipies, and you dear listener, at your leisure, listen to it right at home from your phonograph! …Continue
Added by Cap'n Tony on January 26, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
It's hot, it's exciting, it's Rock & Roll! Too bad it's never going to last.
The shock of the new is nothing new here to the Cabaret. We've been cruising the cutting edge in music for decades. And while some of my contemporaries are fortelling the end of music to be replaced with random noise, they seem to…Continue
Added by Cap'n Tony on January 19, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Things are movin' up in Motor City! yes, Detroit, Michigan, Automobile Capital of America, the crown jewel of the Great Lakes, is on the grow and on the go!
This swanky city of neon and steel has been around for a while serving as a trade post, trans-shipment point, and industrial center for most of the New World's written history, even serving as an arsenal of democracy…Continue
Added by Cap'n Tony on January 12, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
It's a long and winding road trip for the Cabaret today visiting two completely different ends of the music scale, the Country sounds of Nashville and the Bebop sounds of Kansas City, with the Rockabilly sound of Memphis in between! While Cowboys & Bebop may seem as bizarre a combination as a Japanese Space Western, the two share more of a heritage than you might think.