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Wayne’s Music 24/25 March 2012.  1930s.

When It’s Springtime In The Rockies               Ben Selvin  Originally a violinist,  probably made more records than any other bandleader of the 78 rpm era, his career in the record industry spanning decades. 

The Lion Sleeps Tonight                     written in the 1920s by Solomon Linda a South African singer of Zulu origin, who worked for the Gallo record Company as a cleaner and record packer, and who performed with a choir, The Evening Birds.  Mbube" became a hit and Linda a star throughout South Africa. By 1948 the song had sold about 100,000 copies in Africa and among black South African immigrants in Great Britain and had lent its name to a style of African acapella music.

If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight                Louis Armstrong and His Sebastian new Cotton Club orchestra.

Penny Serenade                          Sammy Kaye with vocal from Jimmy Brown and The Three Barons in 1939.

Sitting On Top of The World            Mississippi Sheiks  a popular country blues  band of the 1930s.

 Beer Barrel Polka                           The Andrews Sisters  with a song that was composed in 1927. 

Embraceable You                   Red Nichols - climbed onto the pop charts within weeks of its Broadway introduction.

I let A Song Go Out Of My Heart               While with "Three Hits and a Miss," Martha Tilton was the first girl singer to sing four-part harmony with a pop group.

Three O’Clock In The Morning              ted Lewis orchestra – one of the best selling bands of the 1920s.

Alexander’s Ragtime Band             Bing Crosby with Conee Boswell.  Irving Berlin’s first major hit in 1911, and it has almost none of ragtimes characteristic features. 

My baby Just cares For me                   Ted Weems -

Any Old Time                 Artie Shaw  signed Billie Holiday as his band's vocalist in 1938, becoming the first white bandleader to hire a full-timeblack female singer to tour the segregated Southern US

Sugar Blues                      Clyde McCoy        a lowdown blues number" dating from 1932.

 I Found A Million Dollar baby          Fred Waring

Lady Of Spain            Ray Noble -  with his favourite singer Albert Allick 'Al' Bowlly (January 7, 1899 April 17, 1941) was a popular British Jazz singer in the United Kingdom during the 1930s, making more than 1,000 recordings between 1927 and 1941.

At The Woodchoppers Ball                Woody Herman always said that Woodchoppers started out slowly at first.

Wayne’s Music Sunday 25 March 2012      1930s.  PART ONE.

Shortnin’ Bread                Andrews Sisters with a number that is often thought of as a “ traditional plantation” song.

Song Of India                        Tommy Dorsey  - lifted from Rimsky-Korsakov’s  1898 Opera “Sadko” …

Lonesome Valley                              The Carter Family, A P, Sara and Maybelle with the 1930 folk song.      

You Can’t Stop me From Dreaming             teddy Wilson.

 I’ve Got The World On A String             Cab Calloway      



The Lady is A Tramp                   Sophie Tucker

Smoke gets In Your Eyes                  Charlie Kunz became immensely popular as a result of BBC radio broadcasts that were transmitted from the Casani Club in Regents Street, London.

They All Laughed              Fred Astaire 

Try A Little Tenderness             Ray Noble - Val Rosing may be forever best-known as the vocalist on the BBC’s original recording of the classic children’s song, Teddy Bears' Picnic. But Rosing was one of England’s most prolific vocalists of the 1930s Dance Hall era and recorded more than 100 songs with many of Britain’s top orchestras, including the Henry Hall BBC Orchestra, Ray Noble’s New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, Jack Payne’s BBC Dance Orchestra, Spike Hughes and His Decca-Dents, Jay Wilbur’s band and Rosing’s own swing combos, the Radio Rhythm Rascals and the Swing Stars.

The First Time I Saw You              Bunny Berigan, one of the great swing era jazz trumpeters, until he lost his battle with the bottle at the age of 33.  As Louis Armstrong said – “the only thing wrong with Bunny Berigan was that he died too young.” 

 In A Shanty In old Shanty Town           Ted Lewis orchestra - performed it with his orchestra in the film "The Crooner" in 1932.

I’ve Got My Love To keep me warm                  Billie Holiday recorded this Irving Berlin song in 1937.                                    

Jazz Me Blues                                     Joe Venuti, the father of jazz violin – what a catalogue – it’s huge – Venuti enjoyed a recording career under his own billing that stretched from 1926 to 1978; 

 In The Chapel In The Moonlight   Shep Fields and His Ripplin Rhythm with vocal by Bob Goday.

How Come You Do me Like You Do          Spike Hughes with a song from 1924 that is now part of the standard jazz repertoire – he has Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax in this pressing from 1933. 

Great Speckled Bird                          Roy Acuff and his Smokey Mountain Boys – the grand old man of country music with a Southern hymn whose lyrics were written by the Reverend Guy Smith.

These Foolish Things           leslie Hutchinson

Steel Guitar rag                       Bob Wills – with a favourite number written by his long serving steel guitarist and vocalist leon McAuliffe.            

Moon Glow                                      benny Goodman   

Until The Real Thing Comes Along    Andy Kirk 

 Honey Suckle Rose                fats Waller

She’s A latin From Manhattan               Victor Young

 Inka Dinka Do                        Jimmy Durante in 1934  His distinctive clipped gravelly speech, comic language butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and large nose helped make him one of America's most familiar and popular personalities of the 1920s through the 1970s.

 Fanlight Fanny                      George Formby with his little ukulele.

The Very Thought Of You      Ray Noble, the wonderful piano player, but he seldom played at all when he was directing his orchestras.

In A Little Gypsy Tearoom          Bob Crosby.         The Baby of the seven Crosby Children.  There was Larry, Everett, Ted, Harry (popularly known as Bing) – two girls, Catherine and Mary Rose and Bob rounding out the family.