Wayne’s Music 17/18 May 2014. From the Golden Decades of modern jazz and western swing. The 1930s and 40s.
‘One O’Clock Jump Count Basie with his signature piece, The One O’Clock Jump with some of the stalwarts of his swing band.
‘Never Trust A Woman’ Tex Williams and His Western Caravan with the music that developed as an unorthodox style in the south western USA, which paralleled the evolution of orthodox swing jazz.
‘Prisoner Of Love’ The Ink Spots music led to rock and roll and doo-wop …
‘China Stomp’ Lionel Hampton was one of an exclusive handful of important musicians whose lives made a significant contribution to the evolution of jazz …
‘The Old lamplighter’ Sammy Kaye with Billy Williams on vocals …
‘If You Could See Me Now’ Sarah Vaughn with The Sonny Burke band and the wonderful trumpet solos from Freddie Webster.
‘Shame On You’ Spade Cooley and his orchestra in 1945 – had to be one of the biggest western swing outfits on the road in the 40s.
‘I Love You For Sentimental Reasons’ Nat King Cole – one of the stand out entertainers of his generation
‘Powder Your face With Sunshine’ Evelyn Knight and the Stardusters with her #1 in 1948.
‘Swingin’ In The Blues’ time to swing in The Blues with William Count Basie.
‘Dear Hearts And Gentle People’ Bing Crosby with the old song, inspired by the words on a scrap of paper found on the body of songwriter Stephen Foster when he was discovered in a New York Hotel Room in January 1864
‘San Antonio Rose’ Bob Wills was always fiercely proud of the music he helped to create and the influence it had on later generations, rockabilly, and rock and roll.
‘I Got The Sun In The Morning’ Les Brown plays Irving Berlin .
‘Personality’ John mercer with another clever song, written by Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van heusen –
‘Baby face ‘ Art Mooney
‘Hamp’s Walkin’ Boogie’ Lionel Hampton with more of the music you don’t hear much now … this features the full band in the studio in Los Angeles in September 1946.
Wayne’s Music Sunday 18 May 2014. Swingtime from the 1940s. PART ONE
‘Jumpin At The Woodside’ Count Basie doing what he just loved more than anything, leading some of the best swing bands the world has ever known with some of the finest swing musicians who ever played. .
‘Stone Cold Dead In The Market’ Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan with the hit song that has a very dark message, wrapped up in such a happy tune.
‘Let me Off Uptown’ Gene krupa …Of the 34 sides Anita O’Day recorded with Krupa, it was "Let Me Off Uptown", a novelty duet with Roy Eldridge, that became her first big hit.
‘Symphony’ Freddie Martin, knicknamed “Mr Silvertone” by his fellow musicians – for his silky saxophone sounds.
‘The Coffee Song’ Frank Sinatra with one of the gems on his first LP for his own Reprise Label.
‘Amazing Grace’ The Dixie Hummingbirds from South Carolina – this was a very influential gospel group in the 40s ….
‘String Of pearls’ Enoch Light And The Light Brigade play one of Glenn Miller’s signature swing tunes.
‘Cuanto La Gusta’ Carmen Miranda and the Andrews Sisters perform "Cuanto le Gusta," recorded November 1947 with Vic Schoen & His Orchestra.
‘You’ll never Know’ Vera Lynn with the song that won the Oscar for best song in 1943
‘Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart’ Judy garland … how old was she when this was recorded for the first time for the film “listen Darling (1938) … Ms garland must have been 16.
‘Pennsylvania Polka Horace Heidt
‘You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To’ Anne Shelton with one of the songs that “won the war” …and the brave hearts behind them
‘Taking A Chance On Love’ Benny Goodman Best Of The Big bands
‘Snatch And Grab It’ Julia Lee … #1 for 12 weeks in 1947-and what a great forgotten vocalist whom left us much too soon when she died of a heart attack back in 1958.
‘I’ll Hold You In My Heart’ Eddy Arnold …in 1948 this was the biggest hit in country music chart history, with 21 weeks at #1 and 46 weeks on the chart.
‘You Were Only Foolin’ Blue Barron with vocalist Clyde Burke … ‘Move On Up A Little Higher’ Mahalia Jackson sings the blues ..
‘Move It On Over’ Hank Williams Williams 40 Greatest Hits POLYDOR
‘Playhouse Number Two’ Count Basie