Wayne’s Music 25/26 May 2013. More swingers from the Golden Age.
‘ Sing, Sing, Sing’ - Benny Goodman, the King Of Swing with the Louis prima number originally called Sing Bing Sing – (a reference to the famous crooner) but it was changed to fit into wider contexts.
‘Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen’ - The Andrews Sisters with the song that became famous with English lyrics, but retaining the Yiddish title “Bei Mir Bist Du Schein” (to me you’re beautiful).
‘Over The Rainbow’ - Judy Garland with one of THE songs of last Century
‘T’Aint What You Do’ - Jimmy Lunceford
‘Night And Day’ - Billie Holiday with possibly Cole Porter’s most popular contribution to the American Songbook.
‘Jumpin At The Woodside’ - Count Basie Band with one of the tunes that put it on the International swing band stage.
‘The Way You Look Tonight’ – Fed Astaire with one of the main numbers from the film Swing Time
‘The man From Mars’ - Artie Shaw
‘It’s A Sin To tell A Lie’ - Fats Waller introduced this song, in his own inimitable style
‘I’ve Got My Love To keep me warm’ Mildred Bailey with red Norvo’s Orchestra
‘After You’ve Gone’ The Quintet Of The hot Club of France with leaders Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelly –
‘Cherokee’ - Charlie barnett’s most famous piece.
‘Tuxedo Junction’ – Glenn Miller with possibly the best selling rendition of the song that was originally written about a jazz and blues club in Birmingham, Alabama …
‘Blue Moon’ – Ray Noble With Al Bowlly singing the standard ballad written by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart who were commissioned to write some tunes for a film called Hollywood Party.
‘Song Of India’ – Tommy Dorsey .
Wayne’s Music Sunday 26 May 2013. Big band swing. PART ONE.
‘Bob White (Swing Tonight)’ – Bing sings with Connie Boswell – both in a class of their own, and one of the wonderful pairings in smooth, gentle swing songs of the 30s.
‘I Got Rhythm’ - Ethel Waters - the former chamber maid who hit the hotel circuit as a singer at 17, and said she worked from “nine until unconscious” … this was long before she became one of the great blues voices along with Bessie Smith.
‘The Music Goes Round And Round’ – Tommy Dorsey’s Clambake Seven with vocalist Edythe Wright (who has to be one of the most underrated of the swing band singers).
‘ I’m free, What’s new’ – Bob Crosby with Billy Butterfield –
‘In A Persian Market’ Larry Clinton
‘Minor Swing’ - Django Reinhardt with the unforgettable Minor Swing – this Gypsy Jazz piece would have to be one of the most covered compositions.
‘Dinah’ - Pee Wee Russell with his Rhythm Makers play some hot jazz New Orlean’s style.
‘Sugar Blues’ - Clyde McCoy –
‘720 In The Books’ Jan Savitt & the Top hatters -
‘Exactly Like you’ - Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton with a number from one of the many Musical Reviews Gertrude Lawrence starred in …
‘Blues In C Sharp Minor’ – teddy
‘All My Life’ Ella Fitzgerald with Teddy Wilson
‘Back Bay Shuffle’ Artie Shaw, that innovator in the big band idiom …
‘Once In A While’ Tommy Dorsey with the Sentimentalists – so smooth, so sweet … trombone magic from Tommy Dorsey.
‘Elmer’s Tune’ Glenn Miller with the 1941 tune written by a young mortician, Elmer Albrecht, who would go next door to where he worked, and play the piano in the hall to work out his compositions –
‘Love Is The sweetest Thing’ Raymond Stanley Noble wrote so many wonderful songs … this was one of his best, staying at the #1 slot for5 weeks in 1933 …
‘Little Joe From Chicago - Andy Kirk (Andrew Dewey Kirk) – the saxophonist usually associated with the 12 Clouds Of Joy
‘Your Mother’s Son In law’ The Six Swingers in 1938 the band were voted best broadcasting band by the British public.
‘Weekend Of A Private Secretary’ Mildred Bailey
‘My Prayer’ The Ink Spots with a 1939 song …
‘Siboney’ Alfredo Brito & His Siboney orchestra with the 1929 song about CUBA …
‘My Heart Belongs To daddy’ Artie Shaw with Kitty Kallen