Wayne’s Music 9/10 November 2013. 40s Hit Tunes.
‘There’s No Tomorrow’ Tony Martin with the tune based on the Italian Love song ‘O Sole Mio’ …
‘Scarlett Ribbons For Her hair’ The Browns with the 1949 song a woman called Evelyn Danzig wrote in 15 minutes …
‘I Don’t care If The Sun Don’t Shine’ Dean Martin – another 1949 song that has eased itself into the standard repertoire
‘Sentimental Me’ Billy Vaughn with the tune originally released in 1949 by The Ames Brothers.
‘Enjoy Yourself, It’s Later Than You Think’ Guy Lombardo with a wonderful example of how everyday phrases and expressions turned into songs.
‘Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo’ Perry Como with The Fontane Sisters turned the song from Cinderella into a hit.
‘Red Roses For A Blue Lady’ Vaughn Monroe and His Moon men believe it or not had the best seller with this old 1948 number – since then everybody has had a crack at it.
‘Almost Like Being In Love’ Cliff Richard with the old show song written in 1947 for Brigadoon …
‘Five Minutes More’ Frank Sinatra with one of his indispensable early classics written for the 1946 “Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi”
‘Tenderly’ Rosemary Clooney with possibly the best known version of the 1946 song.
‘How Are Things In Glocca Morra’ Dick Haymes with the song from the original broadway production of Finian’s Rainbow.
‘Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree Andrews Sisters and Glenn Miller made the song famous.
‘I left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen’ Sammy Kaye with the song that inspired the 1943 movie
‘One Dozen Roses’ Jim Reeves with a top seller of this old 40s number -
‘I Remember You’ Frank Ifield with one of the big songs from the 1942 movie The Fleet’s In …
‘The Third Man Theme’ Anton Karas – the first man of the Zither.
Wayne’s Music Sunday 10 November 2013. The roaring 40s. PART ONE.
‘Chi Baba Chi baba’ Perry Como …
‘When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again’ Hank Snow and Anita Carter, with sisters Helen, June and Mother Maybelle on backup vocals … the whole caboodle was produced by Chet Atkins
‘I’ll Dance At Your Wedding’ Peggy Lee
‘Full Moon And Empty Arms’ Ray Noble with a 1945 tune based on Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto Number 2 …
‘La Vie En Rose’ Edith Piaf … life in pink – or life through rose covered glasses …the little sparrow wrote the lyrics herself,.
‘Rum And Coca Cola’ Julio Inglesias with probably the best known traditional calypso song from Trinidad – made famous by the Andrews Sisters who were quite naïve about the lyrics and didn’t pay much attention to the fact that they were a bit naughty – but not naughty enough to deny the hit status of the song …
‘Hair Of Gold Eyes Of Blue’ Gordon McRae
‘I Git The Sun In The Morning’ Doris Day sings from Annie Get Your Gun – and it hit the charts in 1947.
‘The More I See You’ Peter Allen with a song that first appeared in the 1945 film “Diamond Horseshoe” sung by Dick Haymes …
‘Cruising Down The River’ Blue Barron orchestra with a song written by two middle-aged women Eily Beadell and Nell Tollerton for a public song writing contest in Britian in 1945. .
‘Don’t Fence Me In’ Bing Crosby’s Record company decided to put him with their top female group, the result was a steady stream of hits over a decade for the crooner and The Andrews Sisters.
‘You Always Hurt The One You Love’ Clarence Frogman Henry …
‘You’ll Never Know’ Ella Fitzgerald with the hit song from the 1943 film “Hello Frisco, Hello” ….
‘You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You’ Dean Martin.
‘Do Nothin Til You Hear From me’ Suzy Bogguss with her superb rendition of Duke Ellington’s 1940 number. .
‘Everytime We Say Goodbye’ Ray Charles and Betty Carter. It was in 1944 in Billy Rose’s Musical revue “Seven Lively Arts” when this Cole Porter song burst upon the charts – it’s now a jazz classic.
‘I’ve Got A Gal In Kalamazoo’ Glenn Miller was a band out of the box – the sounds he came up with, were simply overwhelming, and made everyone forget their worries
‘You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To’ another Cole Porter winner from the 1943 film “Something To Shout About”. Suzannah McCorkle.
‘Sleepy Lagoon’ The Platters with the 1930 song written by Eric Coates when he was looking over the lagoon on a West Sussex Beach. .
‘Fools Rush In’ Ricky Nelson with his 1963 rendition of Johnny Mercer and Rube Bloom’s 1940 hit song.
‘A String Of pearls’ Enoch Light and The Light Brigade.