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Wayne's Music Boxing Day 26 December 2010. Songs of the thirties.

When The red Red Robin Al Jolson from the film Jolson Sings Again.
All I Want Is Just One Girl Maurice Chevalier from the days when Paramount had more musical stars than any other studio.
A brown Bird Singing Webster Booth.
Embraceable You Billie Holiday
Nine Little Miles from ten-ten Tennessee Duke Ellington
Sitting On Top Of The World Mississippi Sheiks - with another Grammy Hall of Fame song.
Any Little Fish Noel Coward, from "Cochran's 1931 Review
Somebody's Been using That thing Big Bill Broonzy copyrighted more than 300 songs during his lifetime.
All Of Me Louis Armstrong with a popular standard written in 1931, one of the most recorded songs of its era.
A Shanty In old Shanty Town Ted Lewis performed it with his band in the film "the Crooner" in 1932. Soon after, his version was released as a single, and it stayed on the top of the charts for 10 weeks.
The Thrill Is Gone Rudy Vallee - was hitting his straps with his Connecticut Yankees by 1931.
Where The Blue Of The Night Bing Crosby, the theme that Bing chose for his radio show. The song was originally "When the Gold of the Day Meets the Blue of the Night", but the title was changed before recording.
The Younger Generation Ray Noble and His New Mayfair Orchestra were purely a "house-band" with no existence outside the recording studios, but the bands superb records were well received in the United States, and that resulted in Noble traveling to New York in 1934 for an extended visit.
Searching The desert For The Blues Blind Willie McTell, the 12 string finger-picking Piedmont Blues man who recorded 149 songs between 1927 and 1956.
Winnie The Wailer Lonnie Johnson. In 1952 Johnson toured England. Tony Donegan, a British musician who played on the same bill, paid tribute to Johnson by changing his name to Lonnie Donegan.

PART TWO

Did You Ever See A Dream Walking Eddy Duchin had no formal music training-which was said to frustrate his musicians at times.
Stormy Weather Ethel Waters exercised an unmatched artistic range. Miss Waters didn't simply sing a song, she enacted a minidrama replete with theatrical flourishes. No other Jazz Age singer rivaled her versatility.
We're In The Money Ginger Rogers - with the opening song from the film "The Gold Diggers" in 1933.
You Ought To See Sally on Sunday Ray Noble
You're Getting To be A Habit With me Bing Crosby with Guy Lombardo
I'll String Along With You Diana Krall with the popular song from 1934, it was used for the show-girl audition scene in the film of a few years ago Mrs Henderson presents.
The Gypsy In My Soul Shirley Bassey.
The Boulevarde Of Broken Dreams Tony Bennett sings about that famous boulevarde that runs through the heart of the entertainment centre, the metropolitan centre and red light district in Los Angeles - Sunset Boulevarde.
Cocktails For Two Zarah Leander - with the song that seems to refer to the end of prohibition in America .
Isle Of capris Gracie Fields - with a song about her beloved Isle where she had a Villa for many years. I think singer Mariah Carey has a Villa also on Capris these days.
Moon Glow was first recorded by Joe Venuti and his Orchestra in 1933.
The Continental leo reisman the violinist and bandleader from Boston had over 80 hits on the popular charts during his career. He ran a very hot dance orchestra - Jerome Kern called "The String Quartet Of Dance Bands.
The Scat Song Cab Calloway, they don't make em like this anymore - what a fabulous entertainer Cabal Calloway was, introducing Scat the way he did .
LazyRiver Hoagy Carmichael - a classic jazz standard now, but that would not have been on Carmichael's mind when he wrote it in 1930, not long after he decided to leave the law firm in Indiana he was working for and take up full-time songwriting.
Stay As sweet As you Are Sam browne sings with the Ambrose Band..
It's A Sin To tell A Lie fats Waller one of the most popular entertainers of his era.