Wayne’s Music Saturday 6th April 2013. The Roaring 40s.
‘Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar’ – a title with a bit of hipster slang from the 1940s, following the American Boogie-Woogie fashion of syncopated piano. Ella Fitzgerald recorded this with arrangements by Russ Garcia in 1959.
‘I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine’ - the most popular version of this song was done by Patti Page in 1950.
‘Dance With A Dolly With A Hole In her Stocking’ - Bill Haley with The Saddlemen – recorded back in 1952.
‘Mockin’ Bird Hill’ – Les Paul and Mary Ford
‘Ferry Boat Serenade’ – The Andrews Sisters doing what they did best – spreading some happiness through their music in this popular 1940s number.
‘That Lucky Old Sun’ - Tom Jones, the man who was born to sing always included this old 1949 song in his stage act in the 60s and 70s.
‘Fools Rush In’ - Keely Smith of Irish and Native American ancestry.
Some Enchanted Evening’ - is the tenth album by Art Garfunkel released in 2007.
‘Sleepy Lagoon’ – The Platters
‘Dear Hearts And Gentle People’ – The Springfields in a Kinda Folksy Mood in 1962.
‘Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie’ - Asleep At The Wheel
‘Powder Your Face With Sunshine’ Doris Day and Buddy Clark –
‘He Wears A pair Of Silver Wings’ - Dinah Shore
‘Beyond The Sea’ - Bobby Darin –
‘I Don’t Want To Walk Without You’ - Harry James
‘Almost Like Being In Love’ – Cliff Richard
‘I Got It bad And That Ain’t Good’ - Gladys Knight
Wayne’s Music Sunday April 7 2013. The Roaring 40s. PART ONE
‘You Make Me feel So Young’ - Frank Sinatra with one of the leading songs from “Three Little Girls In Blue” in 1946.
‘Someone’s Rocking My Dreamboat’ - a signature song for The Ink Spots.
Ole Buttermilk Sky’ – Willie Nelson …singing the standards as he does with feeling.
‘There’ll be Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs Of Dover’ – Howard Morrison Quartet with one of the most popular world war two tunes – written about a year after The Battle Of Britain in the skies over The White Cliff’s of Dover – the composers were American – and were possibly oblivious to the fact that there has never been “bluebirds” in The UK – the birds are NOT indigenous to Britain
How High The Moon’ Les Paul and Mary Ford with one of the few serious moments in a Broadway revue called “Two For The Show” in 1940.
‘I’m Beginning To See The Light’ – Michael Buble with Duke Ellington’s signature song, first published in 1944.
You Call Everybody Darlin’ – K T Oslin with a remake of the old 1940s number.
‘I left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen’ - Jo Stafford – or GI Jo as she was known in the 40s – one of the forces sweethearts – this was one of the top songs of 1942.
‘The More I See You’ – Peter Allen – revived this 1945 song for his 1976 album “Taught By Experts”.
These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You’ – Billie Holiday sings the song written by Eric Maschwitz when he was head of Variety at The BBC. .
‘One Dozen Roses’ - Jim Reeves
‘Dear Old Donegal’ – Ruby Murray, Irish and proud Of It - sings a traditional Irish song popularized by Bing Crosby in the 40s.
‘Love Letters’ - Boz Scaggs
‘I’ve Heard That Song before’ - Harry James with vocals from Helen Forrest
‘You Always Hurt The One You Love’ - Clarence Frogman Henry with a real oldie that had been a smash for the Mills Brothers in 1944.
‘Praise The lord And Pass The Ammunition’ – The Merry Macs
‘Ron Y Coca Cola’ – Julio Iglesias with the song that has a long long history
‘Idaho’ - Guy Lombardo with his sister Rosemarie, who left the stage to raise her family.
‘You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You’ - Dean Martin takes this 1944 song and gives it his interpretation in a 1965 recording.
‘People Will Say We’re In Love’ – Ray Coniff
‘Everytime We Say Goodbye’ – Ray Charles and Betty Carter with one of Cole Porter’s best songs
‘One For My Baby And One More For The Road’ – Etta James with the song that came from the 1943 film “The Sky’s The Limit”
‘You’ll Never Know’ - Rosie Clooney