Wayne's Music 7/8 February 2009 … 1940's.
Wayne's Music with a collection of fine old songs from the 1940s, an age more innocent than the one we're living in today. Yet, the music of those times has specific qualities that explain its enduring appeal.
The Woodchuck Song one from 1946 when Tex Beneke was directing the Glenn Miller band under his own name, producing the hits in the Miller style.
Dream A Little Dream Of me two titans of popular culture who both came from under-privileged backgrounds … each was exposed to vicious racism, and virtually abandoned by their parents as youngsters. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong .
My Wahine And me a song that has been wafting around the Pacific for decades.
Vagabond Shoes one of the most popular and charismatic of the post war solo vocalists was a handsome, Italian from Brooklyn called Vic Damone.
Haven't Got A Worry Rosemary Clooney.
Blues On The Downbeat Pete Johnson.
I've Heard That Song before after working for the rudest man she ever met, Benny Goodman, Helen Forrest feeling used and abused contacted Harry James who opened the door to instant hits, and stardom.
The Merry Go Round Broke Down Jimmie Lunceford's band.
and many, many more ...