Party in Pawtucket

The latest episode describes the exciting conclusion to the ASL’s second season and names the team of the year and player of the year.

Listen to the podcast here.

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The American Soccer League’s 1922-23 Team of the Year

Music in the episode from archive.org

Theme song: Bix Beiderbecke, “Clarinet Marmalade”

Headlines: Waring’s Pennsylvanians, “Bolshevik”

Sponsor: Frank Teschemacher’s Chicagoans, “Jazz Me Blues”

Additional Music: Bessie Smith, “Aggravatin’ Papa (Don’t You Try To Two-Time) Blues”

Paul Whiteman, “Bambalina”

Jelly Roll Morton, “Kansas City Stomp”

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The Threadmen Cometh

The episode outlines the second half of the 1922-23 American Soccer League season and discusses the National Challange Cup final.

Listen to the podcast here.

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John “Jock” Ferguson was the rock at the heart of the J & P Coats defense. Source: Spalding Soccer Foot Ball Guide, http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/sie_soccer

Music in the episode from archive.org

Theme song: Bix Beiderbecke, “Clarinet Marmalade”

Headlines: Waring’s Pennsylvanians, “Bolshevik”

Sponsor: Frank Teschemacher’s Chicagoans, “Jazz Me Blues”

Additional Music: Billy Jones and Ernest Hare, “Thats a Lot of Bunk”

James P. Johnson, “Charleston”

Jelly Roll Morton, “King Porter Stomp”

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A War Hero in Bethlehem

The episode describes the first two months of the American Soccer League’s second season and tells the story of two players: Philadelphia’s Percy Andrews and Bethlehem Steel forward James Currie.

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The Distinguished Conduct Medal, one of two medals earned by Bethlehem Steel forward James Currie during WWI. Image: http://www.rutlandremembers.org/information/medals

 

Music in the episode from archive.org

Theme song: Bix Beiderbecke, “Clarinet Marmalade”

Headlines: Waring’s Pennsylvanians, “Bolshevik”

Sponsor: Frank Teschemacher’s Chicagoans, “Jazz Me Blues”

Additional Music: Virginians, “Choo Choo Blues”

Fats Waller and Jelly Roll Morton, “Carolina Shout”

John McCormack, “Keep the Home Fires Burning”

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New Faces and New Places

The episode details the offseason changes in the American Soccer League as the players and teams prepare for the 1922-23 season.

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Former Liverpool man Robert Terris. Image: kjellhanssen.com

Music in the episode from archive.org

Theme song: Bix Beiderbecke, “Clarinet Marmalade”

Headlines: Waring’s Pennsylvanians, “Bolshevik”

Sponsor: Frank Teschemacher’s Chicagoans, “Jazz Me Blues”

Additional Music: Dicky Wells and Django Reinhardt , “Bugle Call Rag”

Kid Orly, “Kid Orly’s Creole Trombone”

Paul Whitman and his Orchestra, “Hot Lips”

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Malcolm Goldie. Image: www.clydebankprogrammesonline.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fantastic Philadelphia

The episode reviews the American Soccer League’s first season and names the player and team of the year.

The American Soccer League’s 1921-22 Team of the Year

 

Music in the episode from archive.org

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Image from the Evening Public Ledger, January 3 1922.

Theme song: Bix Beiderbecke, “Clarinet Marmalade”

Headlines: Waring’s Pennsylvanians, “Bolshevik”

Sponsor: Frank Teschemacher’s Chicagoans, “Jazz Me Blues”

Additional Music: Abe Lyman ,”A Jazz Holiday”

Whispering Jack Smith, “Feelin’ Kind O’Blue”

Bix Beiderbecke and the Wolverines, “Big Boy”

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The Magic of the Cups

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The National Challenge Cup trophy. Image: sieu.edu

In this episode I examine the American Soccer League at the half way point in the first season. I also recount the performance of ASL clubs in the 1921-22 National Challenge Cup and other state and regional competitions.

Music in the episode from archive.org

 

Theme song: Bix Beiderbecke, “Clarinet Marmalade”

Headlines: Waring’s Pennsylvanians, “Bolshevik”

Sponsor: Frank Teschemacher’s Chicagoans, “Jazz Me Blues”

Additional Music: Paul Whiteman , “That American Boy of Mine”

Lena Wilson and the Jazz Masters, “The Wicked Five Blues”

Zez Confrey, “Stumbling”

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At the Quarter Pole

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The 1920-21 Robins Dry Dock squad including Frank McKenna, John McGuire and George McKelvey. Source: The Spaulding “Foot Ball” Soccer Guide, 1920-21. SIUE

 

The new episode of the Soccer History USA Podcast details the first quarter of the 1921-22  American Soccer League season.

Music in the episode from archive.org

Theme song: Bix Beiderbecke, “Clarinet Marmalade”

Headlines: Waring’s Pennsylvanians, “Bolshevik”

Sponsor: Frank Teschemacher’s Chicagoans, “Jazz Me Blues”

Additional Music: Dick de Pauw  and his Royal Dance Orchestra , “Somebody and Me”

Leo Mathisen Orchestra, “Little Girl”

DeFord Bailey, “John Henry”

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Origins of the American Soccer League

The latest episode of the Soccer History USA Podcast details the origins and first days of the American Soccer League. Launched in 1921 it was the nation’s first major professional league.

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Thomas Cahill. Source: The Spaulding “Foot Ball” Soccer Guide, 1914-15. SIUE

Music in the episode from archive.org

Theme song: Bix Beiderbecke, “Clarinet Marmalade”

Headlines: Waring’s Pennsylvanians, “Bolshevik”

Sponsor: Frank Teschemacher’s Chicagoans, “Jazz Me Blues”

Additional Music: John McCormack, “A Little Bit of Heaven”

Amparito Farrar, “Madelon”

Hoagey Carmichael, “Bessie Couldn’t Help It”

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