Pandemic Radio: Morning Coffee – A Vintage Music Playlist – 2021 Mix

This is going to seem like a hard left unless you’ve been hanging out for a bit, so you know that anything at all is possible and surprises are probable. This mix surprised me with its inviting warmth. I’ve spoken often of nostalgia for futures that never came to be. This goes entirely in the other direction. This is nostalgia for a past that never existed, at least not for me. I suspect it recalls a specific American mythology, one of those good old days stories that was manufactured for radio and early television but never exactly occurred. Well, hell, they tried, didn’t they?

They sure tried, and I’m not so sure that’s a bad thing.


  • 00:00 The Music of Home- Bing Crosby
  • 02:52 Sunrise Serenade- Glenn Miller
  • 06:17 The Java Jive- The Ink Spots
  • 09:20 Cooking Breakfast for the One I Love- Bernie Cummins
  • 12:16 Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise- Artie Shaw
  • 15:28 You’re the Cream in My Coffee- Nat King Cole
  • 17:56 Oh How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning- Tommy Dorsey
  • 20:29 Start the Day Right- Guy Lombardo
  • 22:55 Living in the Sunlight- Bernie Cummins
  • 24:57 Sunny Side Up- Johnny Hamp
  • 27:44 Good Morning- Abe Lyman
  • 30:30 I Got the Sun in the Morning- Artie Shaw
  • 33:26 Good Morning Starshine- Benny Goodman
  • 35:51 The Coffee Song- Frank Sinatra
  • 38:41 Carolina in the Morning- Dean Martin
  • 40:56 Have A Nice Day- Bing Crosby

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