Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was a famous music and variety show that ran from 1948 to 1971. Hosted by Ed Sullivan, the show was famous for having some of the most popular music artists in the world on. Some of them are Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Doors, The Mamas & the Papas, The Rolling Stones, and many others.

Monday, November 25, 2013

On the Town

The 1949 movie musical On the Town stars Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller, and Betty Garrett. It is known for being set in New York City and the songs "New York, New York", and "Prehistoric Man". Ann Miller's dancing during the "Prehistoric Man" scene is a very popular.

Monday, February 18, 2013

40s girl group songs

I listed some 40s songs I like by girl groups. They are all on my must hear 40s songs list.

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - by The Andrew Sisters
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) - by The Andrew Sisters
Rum and Coca-Cola - by The Andrew Sisters

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Essential Duke Ellington

The Essential Duke Ellington

Pianist, composer, and bandleader Duke Ellington, is one of my favorite jazz musicians. He is one of the best jazz artists of all time. This collection has many of his songs from the 20s on. Some of my favorites are "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo", "Take It Easy", "Hot and Bothered", "The Mooche", "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)", "Caravan", "Pyramid", "Tired Socks", "Ko-Ko", "Take the "A" Train", "Perdido", and "Arabesque Cookie". A must own collection for jazz fans.

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Essential Louis Armstrong

The Essential Louis Armstrong

Bandleader, cornet, and trumpet player Louis Armstrong, is one of the most popular jazz musicians ever. This is a big collection of songs from the 20s to the 60s. Some of my favorites are "Sugar Foot Stomp", "Heebie Jeebies", "Willie the Weeper", "Potato Head Blues", "Beau Koo Jack", "Tight Like This", "Georgia on My Mind", "Blueberry Hill", and "What a Wonderful World".

The Essential Artie Shaw

The Essential Artie Shaw

Composer, bandleader, and one of the best jazz clarinetist, Artie Shaw had many popular songs in the 30s and 40s. This is a big collection of many of his song. Some of my favorites are "Begin the Beguine", "Stardust", "Frenesi", "Temptation", "Oh! Lady Be Good", "St. James Infirmary Bules (Parts 1 & II)", "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)", "Nightmare", "Blues in the Night", "Concerto for Clarinet (Parts 1 & II)", and many more very good big band songs.

The Essential Glenn Miller

The Essential Glenn Miller

This is a big collection of songs by bandleader and trombonist Glenn Miller from the late 30s to the 40s. Glen Miller's band unique sound makes them one of the most famous ever. My favorites are "In the Mood" and "Moonlight Serenade". Some other songs I like are "Tuxedo Junction", "Little Brown Jug", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo", "American Patrol", and "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)". Also here are songs with Glenn Miller & the Army Air Force Band, with great playing by all musicians. "Over There" and "The St. Louis Blues March" are some of my favorites.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dino: The Essential Dean Martin

Dino: The Essential Dean Martin

Dean Martin is one of my favorite singers, along with Frank Sinatra. This collection has many of his hits from the 40s to the 60s. Some of my favorite songs are "Powder Your Face with Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!)", "Mambo Italiano", "Memories Are Made of This", "Sway", "That's Amore", "Everybody Loves Somebody", "Someone There's a Someone", and "The Door Is Still Open to My Heart".

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Diz N Bird at Carnegie Hall

Diz N Bird at Carnegie Hall

This is a live album of bebop jazz from 1947 at Carnegie Hall with some of my favorite jazz artists; Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. All the songs are lively. Some of my favorites are "Dizzy Atmosphere", "Relaxin' at Camarillo", "Cubano-Be, Cubano-Bop", "One Bass Hit", and "Salt Peanuts". I also like Dizzy Gillespie's Complete RCA Victor Recordings 1947-1949 album.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Trumpet Blues: The Best of Harry James

Trumpet Blues: The Best of Harry James

Bandleader Harry James was known for his trumpet skills. This collection has many of his songs from the 30s and 40s. Some of my favorites are "Trumpet Blues and Cantabile", "Barn 12", "I've Heard That Song Before", "Blues on a Count", "Been a Long, Long Time", and "Ciribiribin".

The Essential Benny Goodman

The Essential Benny Goodman

Bandleader Benny Goodman, was known as the "King of Swing". This big collection has many of his songs from the 30s and 40s. Some of my favorites are "Let's Dance", "Bugle Call Rag", "Sing, Sing, Sing", "There's a Small Hotel" (with Helen Ward), "This Can't Be Love" (with Martha Tilton), "Roll 'Em", and "Stealin' Apples". There are many more swing jazz songs of his here. I also like Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman - Complete Recordings 1941-1947.

Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman - Complete Recordings 1941-1947

Complete Recordings 1941-1947

This collection has many early 40s songs by Peggy Lee and Benny Goodman. Some of my favorites are "Elmer's Tune", "My Old Flame", "How Long Has This Been Going On?", "That Did It, Marie", "Blues in the Night", "I Threw A Kiss in the Ocean", and "For Every Man There's a Woman". Many more songs are here. I also like The Best of Miss Peggy Lee and The Essential Benny Goodman.

Dizzy Gillespie songs

I listed some 40s songs I like by Dizzy Gillespie. They are all on my must hear 40s songs list.

I'm Beboppin' Too
Jump Did-Le Ba
Manteca

Dizzy Gillespie - Complete RCA Victor Recordings 1947-1949

Complete RCA Victor Recordings 1947-1949

Dizzy Gillespie was a great jazz trumpeter, scat singer, and bandleader. This is a big collection of many of his bebop jazz and scat songs. Some highlights on here are "Manteca", "Anthropology", "Two Bass Hit", "Night in Tunisia", "Cool Breeze", "Ool-Ya-Koo", "Jump Did-Le Ba", "I'm Beboppin' Too", and more great 40s jazz music. I also like Diz N Bird at Carnegie Hall.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tommy Dorsey songs

I listed some 40s songs I like by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. They are all on my must hear 40s songs list.

I'll Never Smile Again - by Tommy Dorsey Orchestra & Frank Sinatra
There Are Such Things

Peggy Lee songs

I listed some 40s songs I like by Peggy Lee. They are all on my must hear 40s songs list.

Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep)
Golden Earrings

Jimmy Dorsey songs

I listed some 40s songs I like by the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. They are all on my must hear 40s songs list.

Maria Elena
Tangerine

Guy Lombardo songs

I listed some 40s songs I like by Guy Lombardo. They are all on my must hear 40s songs list.

Auld Lang Syne
It's Love-Love-Love

Art Mooney songs

I listed some 40s songs I like by Art Mooney. They are all on my must hear 40s songs list.

Baby Face
I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover

Friday, December 17, 2010

40s wedding songs

I listed some 40s songs for weddings. These songs would be great to play at your wedding. They are all on my must hear 40s songs list.

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) - by The Andrews Sisters
I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You) - by Harry James Orchestra
It's Love-Love-Love - by Guy Lombardo
You Are My Sunshine - by Jimmy Davis

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Margaret Whiting songs

I listed some 40s songs I like by Margaret Whiting. They are all on my must hear 40s songs list.

A Tree in the Meadow
Baby It's Cold Outside - by Jimmy Wakely & Margaret Whiting
Slipping Around - by Jimmy Wakely & Margaret Whiting

Evelyn Knight songs

I listed some 40s songs I like by Evelyn Knight. They are all on my must hear 40s songs list.

A Little Bird Told Me - by Evelyn Knight with the Stardusters
Brush Those Tears from Your Eyes
Buttons and Bows

Harry James songs

I listed some 40s songs I like by the Harry James Orchestra. They are all on my must hear 40s songs list.

I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)
I've Heard That Song Before
Tuxedo Junction