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Wayne’s Music 9/10 February 2013.  a Century of song.

In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree                  Louis Armstrong and The Mills brothers with a song written in 1905. 

Wait Til The Sun Shines Nellie                 Bing Crosby with Mary Martin with a pop standard of long standing – after all it has been around since 1905

Will You Love Me In December (As You Do In May)  Harry Macdonough and the Haydn Quartet with orchestra – this was actually recorded in December 1905.   

Anchors Aweigh            a grand old Military March which has been around since 1906, associated with The United States Navy

I Love A Lassie              a Scottish favourite  - in the Harry Lauder tradition sung by Jimmy Logan. 
Sun Bonnet Sue            Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys –with a number which was written before any of these musicians were born.

On The Road To Mandalay              Peter Dawson singing about the sometime capitol of Burma, a British Protectorate from 1885 to 1948. 

merry Widow Waltz                 mantovani from The Opera which has been a huge success down through the years since 1905 when Franz lehar wrote it

Cuddle Up A Little Closer                Betty Grable with a song that has survived since 1908. A tribute to America's top pin-up girl during World War II

Shine On Harvest Moon                   Leon redbone  a standard that first appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1908;.

Take me Out To the Ball Game                 This is played at most professional baseball games in America during the Seventh-Inning Stretch, where fans stand up and stretch out before the home team hits in the seventh inning. The Seventh-Inning Stretch started to catch on sometime in the 1920s, and this song soon became part of the tradition.  Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Esther Williams.

By The Light Of The Silvery Moon            Doris Day with another moon-related Tin Pan Alley song of the early 1900s . 

I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now             Ray Charles  with a song that came from the 1909 Musical  “The prince Of Tonight”. 

Down By The Old Mill Stream                  written by Tell Taylor in 1908 when he was sitting on the banks of the Blanchard River in Ohio.  His friends pleaded with him NOT to publish it, because they thought it didn’t have any commercial value –  this is Mitch Miller’s version.

Wayne’s Music Sunday 10 February 2013.  a Century Of Song.  PART ONE

Mother Macree               Michael O’Dwyer sings about The fabled mother so often invoked in times of crisis. In actual fact, the phrase has its origins in Ireland, where a unique mix of Irish (Gaelic) and English languages produces this phrase. 'McCree' is a derivative of the Irish "mo chroí", literally, "my heart":

Put Your Arms Around me Honey             Ella Mae Morse with a fifties version of one of THE pop songs of 1910. Lifted from her album The Dallas Dark Horse.

Some Of These Days                         Sophie Tucker.  Recorded with Ted Shapiro’s band in 1927, this song's title also became the title of her autobiography. 

Alexander’s Ragtime Band              Andrews Sisters.  Irving Berlin wrote a ragtime song called Alexander And His Clarinet" in 1910 but didn't think much of it, although he re-wrote it in 1911 after being asked to write a song for the Friar's Club Frolic; this new version was "Alexander's Ragtime Band". It was not Berlin's first hit, nor was it the first to attract international attention, but it did attract more publicity than any other song of the decade, selling a million copies of the sheet music in the first year; Berlin bought his mother a house out of the royalties, which eventually topped thirty thousand dollars.  A tribute to Patty Andrews who died last week – she was 94. 

I Want A Girl Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old dad        this is a song for mothers everywhere - It has been widely recorded, and was sung by Larry Parks in the 1946 biopic The Jolson Story;


Oh You Beautiful Doll            Nancy Sinatra with the 102 year old number – one of the first with a 12 bar opening.

Roamin’ In The Gloamin’      Harry Lauder with a favourite – still sung today, although who knows what Gloaming means – is it that time of the day immediately after sunset?  Or is that place where lovers would often retreat to, of the parks many secluded recesses to steal a kiss?

be My Little baby Bumble Bee                   Teresa Brewer from her 1960 album “Naughty Naughty Naughty”. 

My Melancholy baby               Al Bowlly – with his 1935 rendition of a 1912 song …

It’s A Long Way To Tipperary                   John McCormack.  this was the first hit song of World War One in the UK
Moonlight Bay               Doris Day with a song that has featured in so many films

Waiting For The Robert E lee          Dean Martin           for once he’s not kidding around – singing this song from 1912 fairly straight.

You Made Me Love You                   Patsy Cline with her styling of a song that goes back to 1913.

When irish Eyes Are Smiling           One would expect a song with a title like this to have been written by an Irish troubadour, but "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" is actually an American song;  it has long become a St Patrick's Day standard, and has been performed by artists as varied as Bing Crosby and Frank Zappa.

Peg O My Heart             The Harmonicats with another irish American tune … originally featured in the 1913 musical Ziegfeld Follies. the most notable version was by the American harmonica-based group, Jerry Murad's Harmonicats, whose 1947 recording sold over one million copies within three years, reaching #1 on the US Billboard chart.

Danny Boy                              Eva Cassidy recorded live in September 1994. 

St Louis Blues                         Louis Armstrong 

When You Wore A Tulip                  Judy garland sings in the film “For Me And My Gal”

Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go                 Ian Whitcomb with a pop version of a song that goes back to 1916.

I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles                   les Brown with one of his all time favourites. 

Bugle Call Rag                       Benny Goodman