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Wayne’s Music 27/28 October 2012.  1930s and before.

Beyond The Blue Horizon                Martha Tilton with her V-Disc playfellows –

Dancing With Tears In My Eyes                Joe Venuti the father of jazz violin with this rare piece recorded in 1930 with his New Yorkers.

Exactly Like You           Harry Richman and Gertrude Lawrence - This song was introduced by Richman and Gertrude Lawrence in "Lew Leslie's International Revue

Who Threw The Overalls In Mrs Murphy’s Chowder   here’s one of those wonderful old singalong numbers, depicting Irish immigrants into the US at the end of the 19th Century …

I Got Rhythm                 Bing Crosby and Peggy Lee – they’ve got the Dixieland Rhythm … pretty sure Joe Venuti plays the fiddle in this piece. 

On The Sunny Side Of The Street              Benny Goodman Sextet 

Three Little Words                   The Rhythm Boys were a male singing trio consisting of Bing Crosby, Harry Barris and Al Rinker.

Cuban Love Song                             Ruth Etting  America’s Sweetheart Of Song.        

Life is Just A Bowl Of Cherries                 Rudy Vallee from the 1931 Show called George White’s Scandals –

Last Night On The Back Porch                  Carl Schraubstader wrote one unforgettable hit, then turned his back on Tin Pan Alley in favour of Real estate

Marta                             Arthur Tracey, was dubbed “The Street Singer” and this was his very popular theme song – “Marta, Rambling Rose Of The Wildwood”. 

Penthouse Serenade                Bob Hope and Shirley Ross

When Yuba Plays the Rhumba On The Tuba               Rudy Vallee sings one of the hit numbers from the Third Little Show of 1931. 

I’ve Told Every Little Star                Mary Ellis (1933) the soprano and musical comedy actress sings one of the hit songs from “Music In The Air” –

Little Street Where Old Friends meet                   Nat King Cole

Say It Isn’t So                          Billie Holiday sings Irving Berlin …

 

Wayne’s Music Sunday 28 October 2012.  1930s and before.  PART ONE

Down By The Old Mill Stream         one for those who enjoy a good sing along – this came out of the year 1910 when in that year alone 4 million copies of the sheet music were sold. 

 

Night And Day                        Fred Astaire sings perhaps Cole Porter’s greatest contribution to The American Songbook .  Porter claimed it was the Islamic call to worship that he heard in Morocco that inspired the song


Snuggled On Your Shoulder            Al Bowlly

 

Lazy Bones                              Leon Redbone’s version of the song Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael wrote together when  Hoagy was “snoozing” on his sofa and Mercer said “Hoag – I’m Gonna write a song called “Lazy Bones …

PART TWO.

By The Beautiful Sea/Beautiful Ohio                  here’s one from the days long before radio – certainly years away from TV when music publishers would hire a group of singers, dress them up in sailor suits and send them through the amusement places singing the song. 

Stars Fell On Alabama          Jack Teagarden with one of his best known releases …

Smoke gets In Your Eyes                  …it goes back to the 1933 musical Roberta, and has been used in films, plays, and TV shows extensively ever since.

Isle Of Capris                                   lew Stone

Moonlight And Roses              In 1925 one of the most enduring of all romantic songs was born – adapted from “Andantino In D Flat” an organ piece by Edwin H Lemare into a lasting favorite at proms and weddings.

You’re The Top             The writer Cole Porter sings his own Classic from “Anything Goes”

I’ll See You In My Dreams               always the last dance set of the evening  (when people actually danced together) in the 1920s.  It’s one of four lasting hits that Isham Jones wrote in one single night – surely one of the most profitable that a composer had ever put in.   

When I Grow Too Old To Dream               Gracie Fields with a number from 1934 that has become a pop standard. 

It’s A Sin To tell A Lie            fats Waller – Billy Mayhew’s popular song from 1936 when it was introduced by Fats Waller on a 78 record. 

Say Si Si                                 Andrews Sisters with a song published in 1935, and used in so many films, stage shows, concerts ever since …

Bouquet Of Roses          another one of those romantic numbers with a bit of a twist in the tale … one rose for every time you broke my heart.

Flat Foot Floogie          Nat Gonella …

Three O’Clock In The Morning                 a famous melody which echoes the famous Westminster Chimes of Big Ben in its middle section.

Sweet lelani                   Cliffie Edwards