Wayne's Music 20/21 June 2009. 1940s.
Wayne Mowat plays the chart-toppers of the roaring forties...
One of the most popular entertainers of the times was Frank Sinatra and it was in 1940 when he made one of the best moves of his career, he joined the Tommy Dorsey orchestra.
I'll never Smile Again Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey band in 1940.
You're Breaking My Heart Vic Damone, an Italian favourite by Mr Golden tonsils.
A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square Glenn Miller.
Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) Dinah Shore with this number adapted from an 18th Century English song.
That Starlit Hour Ella Fitzgerald.
Far Away Places Margaret Whiting released this in the year the LP was introduced by Columbia Records.
Practice Makes Perfect Billie Holiday was well into her career with this 1940 hit.
A Dreamers Holiday Buddy Clark singing with The Girlfriends and Ted Gale's Orchestra in 1949.
and many, many more ...