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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