Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
1 Rudy Vallee– Stein Song
2 Nathaniel Shilkret– Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
3 Gus Arnheim– Sweet And Lovely
4 Bing Crosby– Please
5 Ted Lewis– In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town
6 Fred Astaire– Night And Day
7 Harold Arlen– Stormy Weather
8 Al Bowlly– Love Is The Sweetest Thing
9 George Olsen– The Last Round Up
10 Paul Whiteman– Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
11 Bing Crosby– June In January
12 Al Bowlly– Isle Of Capri
13 Fred Astaire– Cheek To Cheek
14 Benny Goodman– The Glory Of Love
15 Bing Crosby– Pennies From Heaven
16 Fred Astaire– The Way You Look Tonight
17 Bing Crosby– Sweet Leilani
18 Tommy Dorsey– Once In A While
19 Ella Fitzgerald– A Tisket A Tasket
20 Tommy Dorsey– Music Maestro Please
21 Larry Clinton– My Reverie
22 Artie Shaw– Begin The Beguine
23 Larry Clinton– Deep Purple
24 Glenn Miller– Over The Rainbow
25 Frankie Masters– Scatterbrain
Thursday, May 27, 2021
1 Dardenella - Ben Selvin
2 Swanee - Al Jolson
3 When My Baby Smiles At Me - Ted Lewis
4 Whispering - Paul Whiteman
5 Wabash Blues - Isham Jones
6 April Showers - Al Jolson
7 Three O'Clock In The Morning - Paul Whiteman
8 Yes! We Have No Bananas - Billy Jones
9 It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo' - Wendell Hall
10 Somebody Stole My Gal - Ted Weems
11 I'll See You In My Dreams - Isham Jones
12 The Prisoner's Song - Vernon Dalhart
13 Sweet Georgia Brown - Ben Bernie
14 If You Knew Susie - Eddie Cantor
15 Who? - George Olsen
16 Valencia - Paul Whiteman
17 Some Of These Days - Sophie Tucker
18 In A Little Spanish Town - Paul Whiteman
19 My Blue Heaven - Gene Austin
20 Charmaine - Guy Lombardo
21 Ramona - Gene Austin
22 Sonny Boy - Al Jolson
23 Carolina Moon - Gene Austin
24 Honey - Rudy Vallee
25 Tip-Toe Through The Tulips - Nick Lucas
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Roberta Sherwood (1913–1999) was an American singer, notable in part for her sudden rise to fame at the age of 43.
Roberta's father, Robert Sherwood, was the manager of a traveling minstrel show; she and her sister Anne were raised on the road after their mother died. Roberta started performing in vaudeville at age 11, and the sisters soon became a vaudeville and nightclub act. In 1932 they met Broadway actor Don Lanning, who mentored Roberta and ultimately married her in 1938. They both abandoned careers to settle in Miami, opening a small nightclub where she continued to perform. After the restaurant lost its lease, they got a concession to operate a hotel lounge. In 1953 Don was diagnosed with lung cancer and lost their concession. After an attempt to start another nightclub failed, Sherwood began to seriously pursue her career.
For several years she met with little success. A trip to Las Vegas failed to advance her career. In September 1955 a chance meeting led to a nightclub gig in a Miami Beach club, and in January 1956 she suddenly became a success. The comedian Red Buttons became a fan and brought columnist Walter Winchell to see her; he gave her rave reviews. Soon she was performing in clubs nationwide and had a contract with Decca Records. She was profiled in Life magazine in October. A November 1956 Billboard poll of DJs picked her as the 19th most popular "album artist" and #8 on a list of "Most Promising Female Vocalists".
Sherwood was usually described as a torch singer; she appeared on stage in a sweater and glasses, and used a cymbal held in her hand for accompaniment. Life described her as "flashy, richly sentimental, as unsubtle as her crashing cymbal and as unpretentious as her $49.50 dress"!
This 2CD collection contains three complete albums, 'I Gotta Right To Sing', 'My Golden Favorites' & 'Live Performance!', plus 25 rare single sides. A must for fans and collectors, but also a terrific way for new listeners to discover her unique voice and vocal style.
disc one disc two
Friday, April 30, 2021
Herb Alpert set up a small recording studio in his garage and had been overdubbing a tune called "Twinkle Star", written by Sol Lake, who would eventually write many of the Brass's original tunes. During a visit to Tijuana, Mexico, Alpert happened to hear a mariachi band while attending a bullfight. Following the experience, Alpert recalled that he was inspired to find a way to express musically what he felt while watching the wild responses of the crowd, and hearing the brass musicians introducing each new event with rousing fanfare. Alpert adapted the trumpet style to the tune, mixed in crowd cheers and other noises for ambience, and renamed the song "The Lonely Bull".
He personally funded the production of the record as a single, and it spread through radio DJ's until it caught on and became a Top 10 hit in the Fall of 1962. He followed up quickly with his debut album, The Lonely Bull by "Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass". Originally the Tijuana Brass was just Alpert overdubbing his own trumpet, slightly out of sync. The title cut reached No. 6 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. This was A&M's first album with the original release number being #101, although it was recorded at Conway Records. For this album and subsequent releases, Alpert recorded with the group of L.A. session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew, whom he holds in high regard.
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (December 25, 1907 – November 18, 1994) was an American jazz singer, dancer, bandleader and actor. He was associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, where he was a regular performer and became a popular vocalist of the swing era. His niche of mixing jazz and vaudeville won him acclaim during a career that spanned over 65 years.
Calloway was a master of energetic scat singing and led one of the most popular big bands in the United States from the early 1930s to the late 1940s. His band included trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie, Jonah Jones, and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham, saxophonists Ben Webster and Leon "Chu" Berry, guitarist Danny Barker, bassist Milt Hinton, and drummer Cozy Cole.
Calloway had several hit records in the 1930s and 1940s, becoming known as the "Hi-de-ho" man of jazz for his most famous song, "Minnie the Moocher", originally recorded in 1931. He reached the Billboard charts in five consecutive decades (1930s–1970s). Calloway also made several stage, film, and television appearances until his death in 1994 at the age of 86. He had roles in Stormy Weather (1943), Porgy and Bess (1953), The Cincinnati Kid (1965), and Hello Dolly! (1967). His career saw renewed interest when he appeared in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.
Calloway was the first African American musician to sell a million records from a single and to have a nationally syndicated radio show. In 1993, Calloway received the National Medal of Arts from the United States Congress. He posthumously received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. His song "Minnie the Moocher" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, and added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry in 2019. He is also inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame and the International Jazz Hall of Fame. .
Friday, April 16, 2021
1 Thursday - Helen Humes
2 Restless - Helen Ward
3 Don't Try Your Jive on Me - Una Mae Carlisle
4 Drop in Next Time You're Passing - Elisabeth Welch
5 I Wish I Were Twins - Valaida
6 When I Grow Too Old to Dream - Putney Dandridge
7 Loveable and Sweet - Annette Hanshaw
8 Dream Man (Make Me Dream Some More) - Fats Waller
9 I Just Couldn't Take It, Baby - Jack Teagarden
10 Ten Cents a Dance - Ruth Etting
11 Sing Me a Swing Song (And Let Me Dance)- Ella Fitzgerald
12 Zaz Zul Zaz - Cab Calloway
13 Louisiana - Bing Crosby
14 Three Little Words - Rhythm Boys
15 Troubled Waters - Ivie Anderson
16 I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart - Connee Boswell
17 Wha'd Ja Do to Me? - The Boswell Sisters
18 Isle of Capri - Wingy Manone
19 More Than You Know - Mildred Bailey
20 Am I Blue? - Ethel Waters
21 One, Two, Button Your Shoe - Billie Holiday
22 Thanks a Million - Louis Armstrong
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Helen Merrill (born Jelena Ana Milcetic; July 21, 1930) is an American jazz vocalist. Her first album, the eponymous 1955 release Helen Merrill, was an immediate success and associated her with the first generation of bebop jazz musicians. After a prolific 1950s and '60s when she recorded with Charlie Parker and Clifford Brown, Merrill spent time recording and touring in Europe and Japan, falling into obscurity in the United States. In the 1980s and '90s, a contract with Verve Records and high-profile performances in America returned her to prominence. Noted for her emotional, sensual vocal performances, her career continues in its sixth decade with concerts and recordings.
Friday, March 5, 2021
Steve Conway received notoriety as a British balladeer in the post-World War II era. Although forgotten today, he was considered a star being compared to Bing Crosby, had a string of best-selling 78rpm records, sung to sell-out performances, and his own BBC radio show on Sunday afternoons.
b. Walter James Groom, 24 October 1920, Hackney, London, England, d. 19 April 1952, London, England. Conway was a ballad singer with a smooth, straightforward delivery, sometimes compared to the 30s heartthrob, Al Bowlly. As a young boy Conway suffered rheumatic fever that left him with a weak heart, making him unsuitable for military service during World War II. After singing in local bars and ballrooms, he made his broadcasting debut in 1945 on Variety Bandbox, followed by appearances with top dance bands Lew Stone and Ambrose and a series of broadcasts with Peter Yorke and His Concert Orchestra.
In 1945 Conway signed for Columbia Records (UK), and recorded nearly 100 titles through to 1951. Some of these were solemn ballads such as ‘Bless This House’, ‘At The End Of The Day’ and ‘Good Luck, Good Health, God Bless You’. The rest included schmaltzy treatments of standard songs such as ‘My Foolish Heart’, ‘Mona Lisa’, ‘Look For The Silver Lining’, ‘The Gypsy’ and ‘Too Young’. Orchestra accompaniments were by Roberto Inglez, Peter Yorke, Jack Byfield, Arthur Young, Jackie Brown and Philip Green with occasional assistance from the Hastings Girls’ Choir.
In the late 40s and early 50s Conway toured the UK variety circuit, but his health steadily deteriorated. After collapsing onstage in December 1951, he died a few months later at Guy’s Hospital, London.
Monday, January 18, 2021
Richard Smith Vaughn (April 12, 1919 – September 26, 1991), known as Billy Vaughn, was an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, orchestra leader and A&R man for Dot Records.
Vaughn was born in Glasgow, Kentucky, United States, where his father, Alvis Radford Vaughn, was a barber who loved music and inspired Billy to teach himself to play the mandolin at the age of three. He went on to learn a number of other instruments.
Vaughn charted a total of 42 singles on the Billboard charts, often based on the sound of two alto saxophones. He also charted thirty six albums on the Billboard 200, beginning with 1958's Sail Along Silv'ry Moon and ending with 1970's Winter World of Love. He also had nineteen Top 40 hits in (Germany), beginning with the chart-topping "Sail Along, Silv'ry Moon", also a gold record, which was a cover of a 1937 Bing Crosby hit. He had two more number ones in Germany: "La Paloma" and "Wheels" (all three were reportedly million sellers).
Billy Vaughn's recording of "Wheels" was No.1 for 14 weeks in Germany (Hit Bilanz) as well as No. 1 in India, New Zealand, and Italy (Billboard hits of the world, various issues 1961). Vaughn also charted in Australia, Latin America, and Japan. "Pearly Shells" was a major success in Japan. Vaughn's tours of that country began about the time "Pearly Shells" was a hit in 1965. Many songs which were not US hits or even singles releases there, were major hits in other countries. These included "Lili Marlene", "Zwei Gitarren am Meer", "Blueberry Hill" (Germany), and "Greenfields". Also successful were "Song of Peace", "It's a Lonesome Old Town" (Japan), "Michelle" (No 1 in Argentina and Malaysia), "Mexico" (No. 1 in the Philippines), and "Bonanza" (a major success in Brazil and Italy [Billboard Hits of the World, 1960s]) plus "Theme from the Dark at the Top of the Stairs" (various Latin American countries). The album La Paloma was a success throughout Latin America.
He also had a number one album in Germany in the early 1980s with Moonlight Melodies, which consisted of 20 of Billy's biggest hits (original Dot recordings, original LP notes and credits).
Thursday, January 7, 2021
This wonderful compilation, with 79 minutes of music, is a great introduction to long gone names whose music still sparkles after many decades.
What we have here is some really fun and entertaining music, even from the times when ballads were supposed to be sad (Al Jolson chest-beating became unintentionally funny). The album opens with the (then) young and awful-voiced Marlene Dietrich singing her signature song "Falling In Love Again", which sounds much, much different than her later versions (later she honed it to a perfection, here she was just a young German woman who was falling in and out of pitch!), and what follows is really glowing with humour. Listeners will recognise Cab Calloway's "Minnie The Moocher" from the "Blues Brothers" movie. Also of note is the great Paul Robeson and Fred Astaire, the lovely, happy "Louise" by Maurice Chevalier, the breathtaking vocal acrobatics of The Mills Brothers and Ink Spots and the wonderful "Leaning On A Lamp Post" by George Formby.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
1) White Christmas (03:08) Bing Crosby
2) Christmas Bells At Eventide (02:50) Gracie Fields
3) Winter Wonderland (02:58) Lew Stone and His Band
4) Sleigh Ride (02:49) Leroy Anderson
5) Santa Claus is Coming To Town (02:42) The Andrews Sisters / Bing Crosby
6) Christmas Dreaming (a Little Early This Year) (03:00) Frank Sinatra
7) Silent Night (02:45) Bing Crosby
8) Jingle Bells (03:27) Glenn Miller
9) I'm Sending a Letter To Santa Claus (03:05) Gracie Fields
10) All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth (03:12) Spike Jones & His City Slickers
11) Don't Wait till the Night Before Christmas (02:40) Dick Robertson
12) Christmas Island (02:38) The Andrews Sisters
13) Merry Christmas Polka (02:38) Dinah Shore
14) Frosty the Snowman (02:17) Harry Babbitt
15) Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (02:47) Connie Boswell
16) Twelve Days of Christmas (03:24) The Andrews Sisters / Bing Crosby
17) There is No Christmas Like a Home Christmas (03:18) Perry Como
18) Here Comes Santa Claus (02:40) Doris Day
19) It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas (02:48) Bing Crosby
20) Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) (03:13) Nat King Cole
21) Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot (03:00) Phyllis Robins
22) Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful) (03:12) Bing Crosby
23) Auld Lang Syne (03:00) Peter Dawson
24) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (02:29) Harry Babbitt
25) Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (02:51) Judy Garland
Sunday, December 13, 2020
A perfect martini-and-mistletoe combo, Christmas Cocktails will gaily seduce you with its bevy of nostalgic and occasionally campy holiday fare. Vocal vixens Peggy Lee, Julie London (her "I'd Like You for Christmas" will melt the ice cubes in your fridge), Kay Starr and Nancy Wilson join forces with perennial crooners such as Lou Rawls, Dean Martin and the immortal Nat "King" Cole, along with a handful of instrumental big-band numbers and odd, at times cheese-ball-shaped jazz organ pieces from Jimmy McGriff and the flammable Eddie Dundstedter, among others. But the essential item that makes plunking down your pelts for this very chi-chi set is none other than Billy May's lovably kitschy workout called "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo." It's a scream!
–Billy May Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo 2:40
–Peggy Lee Winter Wonderland 1:54
–Ray Anthony Christmas Trumpets / We Wish You A Very Merry Christmas –Lou Rawls Christmas Is 3:15
–Jimmy McGriff Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town / White Christmas 6:48
–Julie London I'd Like You For Christmas 2:37
–Al Caiola & Riz Ortolani Holiday On Skis 2:32
–Kay Starr (Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag 2:42
–Hollyridge Strings* Jingle Bells / Jingle Bell Rock 5:15
–Dean Martin I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm 2:44
–Eddie Dunstedter I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / Jingle Bells Bossa Nova –Ray Anthony Christmas Kisses 1:58
–Jackie Gleason / Jack Marshall I'll Be Home For Christmas / Baby, It's Cold –Nancy Wilson What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? 2:25
–Capitol Studio Orchestra Cha-Cha All The Way 2:22
–Nat King Cole The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) 3:12
–Les Brown & His Band Of Renown* The Nutcracker Suite 6:32
–Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians Ring Those Christmas Bells 5:00
–Renzo Cesana Today I Buy You Violets 2:26
–Nat King Cole & Peggy Lee & Nancy Wilson Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots –Capitol Studio Orchestra Jingle Bells From Capitol Records 1:21
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Christmas Crooner Wesley Alfvin and Grammy Winning Production Team Marry New with Nostalgia in Holiday Album
Like a ride on a sleigh through a twinkling town dressed in white, a new album from velvet-voiced Wesley Alfvin makes its way to the fore. Offering listeners a romp through a sentimental wonderland of all things festive, “The Magic of Christmas Eve” is what one could call a well-won respite wrapped in holiday cheer. Containing five original songs and four re-imagined classics, the Christmas album debuted at #37 on the iTunes Top 200 Holiday Chart. This nod is high-acclaim in any environment, especially for a self-produced album that, despite quarantine, embraced musicians’ talents from all over the world keen to share their art. Partner that with the expertise of a Grammy and Emmy award-winning production team who kept company with the Sinatras, and it’s no wonder it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.
Infused with a nostalgic gait fresh from the 1940's, the album was arranged by Ryan O’Connell, who assisted with orchestrations for “Sinatra 100” on CBS and “Michael Bublé’s Christmas in Hollywood” on NBC. Adding to the impressive list, the tracks were mixed by Grammy and Emmy award-winner Carl Glanville, who worked on Frank Sinatra’s final studio albums, “Duets” and “Duets II.” Enlisting the expertise of yet another Grammy winner, all holiday songs were mastered by Dave Collins, who worked on Nancy Sinatra’s album “Shifting Gears.”
stream and download here: https://lnk.to/christmasevealbum
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Ray Conniff on trombone, Billy Butterfield on trumpet, plus organ, guitar and rhythm section (uncredited). This is the small group that plays the great music in this 1963 get-together of old friends Conniff and Butterfield, kiddin' around with their horns on several standards. "Alexander's Ragtime Band","Heartaches", and "When I Grow Too Old to Dream" receive an uptempo treatment with Ray's trombone and Billy's trumpet!
This album is a real throwback to the big band music of the forties and fifties, and, if you like music, you'll love it! When you hear "Peg 'O My Heart," you will likely want to grab somebody and dance to it. They did an excellent job of putting real quality sound into the album, and this one is sure to keep you awake and interested. It's smooth, classy and very vintage!
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Tammi Savoy and The Chris Casello Combo are back, with their second release on Swelltune Records! Twelve killer mid-century rock 'n' roll tracks, released this October on compact disc and digital download. Tammi and Chris have everything your ears need... rockin', danceable tunes, a soft, tender ballad, and a hot instrumental.. all infused with the rhythm and blues flavor they're known for. Perfect for fans of powerful female vocals and masterfully crafted guitar licks. That Rock 'N' Roll Rhythm! was recorded at Magic Basement Studio except "G'wan 'Bout Your Business" (an Annisteen Allen cover) which was recorded at Wat-Sun Studio (Dale Watson's studio) in Memphis, TN.
Tammi Savoy and guitarist Chris Casello perform Original 40's, 50's and 60's inspired music, early roots Rhythm and Blues, Jump Blues, Roots Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Pure Rhythm and Roll! Both are Ameripolitan Music Award winners. Chris won the "Musician Of The Year" award in 2017 and Tammi took home the "Rockabilly Female Artist Of The Year" award in 2019.
Marty's review: this second album release from Tammi Savoy and The Chris Casello Combo proves what a powerful combination these artists are. With the dynamic and thrilling vocal style from Tammi Savoy that is straight out of 50's rhythm and blues and the "rockingest" guitar of Mr.Chris Casello, this release is guaranteed to have you boppin', rollin', reelin' and rockin'. The recording techniques are what makes it special as the rawness and spontaneity harks back to the glorious 50's and 60's. A superb effort!
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
1.01 –José Feliciano Light My Fire
1.02 –Matt Monro From Russia With Love
1.03 –Julie London Black Coffee
1.04 –Andy Williams Can't Get Used To Losing You
1.05 –Cilla Black Alfie
1.06 –Young Holt Unlimited Soulful Strut
1.07 –Paul Jones Featuring Mike Leander And His Orchestra I've Been A Bad Bad Boy
1.08 –Dusty Springfield Son Of A Preacher Man
1.09 –Ramsey Lewis Trio A Hard Days Night
1.10 –Glen Campbell By The Time I Get To Phoenix
1.11 –The Hollies He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
1.12 –Aretha Franklin Say A Little Prayer
1.13 –Mel Tormé Comin' Home Baby
1.14 –Sandie Shaw Girl Don't Come
1.15 –Dean Martin Cha Cha Cha D'Amour
1.16 –Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl
1.17 –Henry Mancini Baby Elephant Walk
1.18 –Jackie De Shannon What The World Needs Now Is Love
1.19 –Burl Ives A Little Bitty Tear
1.20 –Mama Cass Dream A Little Dream of Me
1.21 –Don McLean Vincent
2.01 –The London Studio Orchestra The Avengers
2.02 –Donovan Sunshine Superman
2.03 –Harry Nilsson Coconut
2.04 –Ella Fitzgerald Mack The Knife
2.05 –Chris Montez The More I See You
2.06 –The Seekers A World Of Our Own
2.07 –Bob Dylan Lay Lady Lay
2.08 –Tom Jones Help Yourself
2.09 –Simon & Garfunkel Mrs. Robinson
2.10 –Burt Bacharach Trains And Boats And Planes
2.11 –George Benson This Masquerade
2.12 –Bobby Hebb Sunny
2.13 –The Peddlers Girlie
2.14 –Dinah Washington What A Dif'rence A Day Makes
2.15 –The Sandpipers Guantanamera
2.16 –Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot Bonnie & Clyde
2.17 –Stevie Wonder My Cherie Amour
2.18 –Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66 The Look Of Love
2.19 –Bobby Darin Beyond The Sea
2.20 –Dionne Warwick Message To Michael
2.21 –Trini Lopez If I Had A Hammer (Live)
2.22 –Melanie Look What They've Done To My Song
Room Service One
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Take a trip down Memory Lane with this classic collection of children’s favourites. These original recordings from the 1920's, 30's and 40's revisit the simple pleasures of childhood: adventure and discovery, fun and silliness, imagination and fantasy, and the special magic of laughter and love. Includes settings of Edward Lear’s The Owl and the Pussycat and of poems by A.A. Milne, along with iconic songs from the world of cinema (Whistle While You Work, We’re Off to See the Wizard, On the Good Ship Lollipop) and the timeless delights of Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?, Looby Lou, Three Little Fishies and of course, the party to end all parties: The Teddy Bears’ Picnic.
The Teddy Bears' Picnic
Friday, September 11, 2020
–Art Tatum And Ben Webster My Ideal 7:11
From "Hannah And Her Sisters"
–Harry James And His Orchestra You Made Me Love You 3:27
–Harry James And His Orchestra I've Heard That Song Before 2:54
–Count Basie And His Orchestra* The Trot 3:06
–Wiener Symphoniker Rhapsody In Blue - Fragment - 1:24
–Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now 2:44
From "Radio Days"
–Harry James And His Orchestra The Flight Of The Bumble Bee 1:52
–Benny Goodman Quartet* Body And Soul 3:08
–Glenn Miller And His Orchestra In The Mood 3:31
–Artie Shaw And His Orchestra Begin The Beguine 3:09
–Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Opus One 2:55
–Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Goodbye 3:28
–Frank Sinatra If You Are But A Dream 3:07
–Harry James And His Orchestra September Song 3:12
–Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra I'm Getting Sentimental Over You 4:24
–Glenn Miller And His Orchestra American Patrol 3:17
–Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Take The "A" Train 2:53
–Carmen Miranda South American Way 2:50
From "Stardust Memories"
–Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Stardust 3:30
–Chick Webb And His Orchestra If Dreams Come True 3:19
–Django Reinhardt Trio I'll See You In My Dreams 2:28
From "Midsummer Night's Dream"
–Hamburg Symphony Orchestra* Wedding March - Fragment - 1:33
From "Play It Again, Sam"
–Dooley Wilson As Time Goes By 2:51
Woody Allen's Movies
Sunday, August 30, 2020
She remained popular after the war, appearing on radio and television in the United Kingdom and the United States, and recording such hits as "Auf Wiederseh'n, Sweetheart" and her UK number-one single "My Son, My Son". Her last single, "I Love This Land", was released to mark the end of the Falklands War. In 2009, at the age of 92, she became the oldest living artist to top the UK Albums Chart with the compilation album We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn. In 2014, she released the collection Vera Lynn: National Treasure and in 2017, she released Vera Lynn 100, a compilation album of hits to commemorate her centenary—it was a No. 3 hit, making her the first centenarian performer to have a Top 10 album in the charts. By the time of her death in 2020 she had been active in the music industry for 96 years.
Lynn devoted much time and energy to charity work connected with ex-servicemen, disabled children and breast cancer. She was held in great affection by Second World War veterans and in 2000 was named the Briton who best exemplified the spirit of the 20th century.
(There'll Be Blue Birds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover 3:18
Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart 2:37
We'll Meet Again 3:02
Travellin' Home 3:06
As Time Goes By 3:00
Faraway Places 2:42
Harbour Lights 3:07
It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow 3:14
If You Love Me 2:59
When You Hear Big Ben 2:31
The Loveliest Night Of The Year 1:12
Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye 3:16
Half As Much
Isle Of Innisfree
You Belong To Me
Up The Wooden Hill To Bedfordshire 3:05
When I Grow Too Old To Dream 2:45
Somewhere Along The Way
Here In My Heart
Let The Rest Of The World Go By
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles 3:29
From The Time You Say Goodbye (The Parting Song) 2:28