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Wayne’s Music 18/19 August 2012.  Those showtunes and others from the 1930s.

But Not For Me                Doris Day with the Gershwin’s song they wrote for their musical “Girl Crazy”.

I get Along Without You Very Well     Red Norvo - a popular song composed by Hoagy Carmichael in 1939, with lyrics based on a poem written by Jane Brown Thompson. Thompson's identity as the author of the poem was for many years unknown; she died the night before the song was introduced on radio by Dick Powell.

Can This Be Love                            Matt Monroe sings a Kay Swift song.  Two of her most famous songs were written for the 1930 hit musical "Fine and Dandy," It was the first Broadway show for which all the music was composed by a woman. Miss Swift was romantically involved with George Gershwin in the 1930's, and Years later, she was an invaluable resource to Gershwin scholars because she could fill in gaps in manuscripts and remember how Gershwin played his music.                                

Stairway To The Stars            Ella Fitzgerald -Two legendary female vocalists are responsible for definitive versions of “Stairway to the Stars,” Ella Fitzgerald on her lighthearted 1939 recording (The Early Years Part 2) and Sarah Vaughan on a much slower version from 1957 (Live at Mister Kelly’s).

Embraceable You          Maureen McGovern’s version of The song originally written in 1928 for an unpublished operetta named East is West.

Three Little Fishies           Kay Kyser with just one of the many versions of the 1939 #1 hit.      

I Got Rhythm            Bing Crosby and Peggy Lee with a jazz standard, and a foundation for many other jazz tunes. 

Kitty From Kansas City  Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees …

Jeepers Creepers             Louis Armstrong in that wonderful movie scene in 1938 – the one about the racehorse. 

All Of me                           one of jazz legend Mildred Bailey’s majestic sides …

Rosalie                             Artie Shaw recorded this about the time in 1939 when he hired drummer Buddy Rich then promptly broke up the band and retired to Mexico.  Tony Pastor takes the vocal on the old Col Porter tune..

I Found A Million Dollar baby           Helen Forrest’s rendition

 It Looks Like Rain In Cherry Blossom Lane             Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians with one of his top hits of 1937.

Dream A Little Dream Of me           Ozzie Nelson the entertainer and band leader

Lady Of Spain             Al Bowlly a popular British Jazz singer in the United Kingdom during the 1930s, making more than 1,000 recordings between 1927 and 1941.


Wayne’s Music Sunday 19 August 2012.  Show tunes and others from the 1930s.  PART ONE.

Night And Day                Dionne Warwick with the song that was written for the 1932 Musical Play Gay Divorce.

Gloomy Sunday                  The song was composed by Rezső Seress  – it was first recorded, in Hungarian and became associated with a high number of suicides; several people jumped into the Danube holding copies of the sheet music.

You’re Getting To be A habit With me                 Frank Sinatra with the song from the musical film of 42nd street in 1932.

 I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A letter -      Fats Waller with another standard from The Great American Songbook, featured in the Broadway Musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’”. 



It’s Only A paper Moon           The Four Freshmen.

Have You Ever Seen A Dream Walking                  Gene Austin with a song that surfaced in the 1933 Movie “Sitting Pretty” .. it has been used in all sorts of productions ever since.                 

Stormy Weather           LENA HORNE first recorded the song in 1941 and recorded the song at least five times throughout her career.

Anything Goes                    Susannah McCorkle

Goody Goody                 Helen Ward, possibly Benny Goodman’s Best singer – and no doubt about the 30s where they used real instruments – not just manufactured beats in a studio.

 I’m In The Mood For Love                   Brook Benton

The Music Goes Round And Round            Tommy Dorsey with Edyth Wright to bring back those times you miss …

You Are My Lucky Star             Frances Langford with her most famous hit from Broadway melody in 1936. 

The Way You Look Tonight             Tony Bennett sings the Academy Award Winner For Best original Song in 1936 …

Red Sails In The Sunset            Gracie Fields  could sing anything …

The Very Thought Of You               here’s the original version by the writer Ray Noble, his band and his boss singer Al Bowlly. 

The Breeze and  I            Catarina Valente, a true world citizen, a polyglot having sung in twelve different languages.

Is It True What They say About Dixie                 Al Jolson with The Mills Brothers.

Little Man You’ve Had A Busy day            Henry Hall orchestra with vocalist Kitty Masters

When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again                   Hank Snow and Anita Carter with one of the lovely old country ballads.