Wayne's Music 21/22 Feb 2009; 1930s.
Wayne Mowat with our weekly musical time-line, playing the songs that were written long before you and I were born, but when money, food, and jobs were scarce, people turned to music for inspiration. The music of the 1930s wasn't sad, and depressing like some we have now, it was cheerful, uplifting and full of improvisation.
Happy Days Are Here Again Ben Selvin, the song is probably best remembered as the campaign song for Franklin Delano Roosevelt's (FDR) successful 1932 Presidential campaign.
Three Little Fishes the old professor Of Music Kay Kyser recorded over 400 songs.
Just A Gigolo Tony Martin.
Sing Sing Sing Benny Goodman, 1936 song, written by Louis Prima, that has become one of the definitive songs of the big band and swing era.
Night And Day Fred Astaire, is perhaps Porter's most popular contribution to the Great American Songbook. Song Of India Tommy Dorsey.
Gold Diggers Song (We're In The Money) Dick Powell, the hard-edged star of screen classics such as Murder My sweet, To The Ends Of The Earth and The bad and The Beautiful.
Serenade For A Wealthy Widow Fats Waller, written by piano novelty man Reginald Forsythe.
The Very Thought Of You, recorded by Ray Noble and His Orchestra on Victor in 1934, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
and many,many more ...