www.swingdjs.com

www.swingdjs.com
It is currently Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:05 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:04 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:11 am
Posts: 1919
This is interesting just to see what was big at one time and what is still remembered.

Many of these songs are still heard today b/c they still get performed or were done in movies or even in cartoons, otherwise later generations would never have heard of them.

I know all the 40s tunes and all the artists.
30s - I know them all except "Little Dutch Mill" and I know all the artists.
20s - I know all the artists, but only 7 of the tunes.
10s - I know only 3 tunes (the 2 WW1 hits and the still heard today "...Silvery Moon"). Only know 3 artists.
00s - I know 5 tunes and 3 artists.
90s - I know 3 tunes and no artists.

1890s - There's a song from a WB cartoon that you will possibly know and a tune that Duke Ellington recorded, so you may know those.

I'd be interested to see what tunes or artists more recent generations know who may not have been raised on revival versions of them.

THE 1940s

1949 ... "Cruising Down the River" by Russ Morgan
1948 ... "MaƱana (Is Soon Enough for Me)" by Peggy Lee
1947 ... "Heartaches" by Ted Weems
1946 ... "Prisoner of Love" by Perry Como
1945 ... "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" by Les Brown
1944 ... "I Love You" by Bing Crosby
1943 ... "I've Heard That Song Before" by Harry James
1942 ... "Tangerine" by Jimmy Dorsey
1941 ... "Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)" by Jimmy Dorsey
1940 ... "Tuxedo Junction" by Glenn Miller

THE 1930s

1939 ... "Our Love" by Tommy Dorsey
1938 ... "Please Be Kind" by Red Norvo
1937 ... "Sweet Leilani" by Bing Crosby
1936 ... "A Melody from the Sky" by Jan Garber
1935 ... "Lullaby of Broadway" by Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
1934 ... "Little Dutch Mill" by Bing Crosby
1933 ... "Stormy Weather" by Leo Reisman featuring Harold Arlen
1932 ... "Paradise" by Leo Reisman
1931 ... "Dream a Little Dream of Me" by Wayne King
1930 ... "Stein Song (University of Maine)" by Rudy Vallee

THE 1920s

1929 ... "Honey" by Rudy Vallee
1928 ... "Ramona" by Paul Whiteman
1927 ... "Blue Skies" by Ben Selvin
1926 ... "Always" by George Olsen
1925 ... "I'll See You in My Dreams" by Isham Jones with Ray Miller's Orchestra
1924 ... "It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'" by Wendell Hall
1923 ... "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" by Paul Whiteman
1922 ... "Angel Child" by Al Jolson
1921 ... "O-H-I-O (O-My! O!)" by Al Jolson
1920 ... "Swanee" by Al Jolson

THE 1910s

1919 ... "Till We Meet Again" by Nicholas Orlando's Orchestra
1918 ... "Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight (for Her Daddy Over There)" by Henry Burr
1917 ... "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag (and Smile, Smile, Smile)" by Knickerbocker Quartet
1916 ... "I Love a Piano" by Billy Murray
1915 ... "I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier" by Morton Harvey
1914 ... "Rebecca of Sunny-brook Farm" by American Quartet
1913 ... "When I Lost You" by Henry Burr
1912 ... "That Haunting Melody" by Al Jolson
1911 ... "I Love the Name of Mary" by Will Oakland
1910 ... "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" by Billy Murray & Haydn Quartet

THE 1900s

1909 ... "Shine On, Harvest Moon" by Harry MacDonough & "Miss Watson" (Elise Stevenson)
1908 ... "Wouldn't You Like to Have Me for a Sweetheart?" by Ada Jones & Billy Murray
1907 ... "Because You're You" by Harry MacDonough & Elise Stevenson
1906 ... "So Long, Mary" by Corrine Morgan
1905 ... "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" by Henry Burr
1904 ... "Navajo" by Billy Murray
1903 ... "In the Good Old Summer Time" by Sousa's Band
1902 ... "On a Sunday Afternoon" by J.W. Myers
1901 ... "Tell Me, Pretty Maiden" by Harry MacDonough & Grace Spencer
1900 ... "When You Were Sweet Sixteen" by Jere Mahoney

THE 1890s

1899 ... "Hello, Ma Baby" by Arthur Collins
1898 ... "Break the News to Mother" by George J. Gaskin
1897 ... "My Mother Was a Lady" by Dan Quinn
1896 ... "Dat New Bully" by Len Spencer
1895 ... "The Sidewalks of New York" by J.W. Myers
1894 ... "Say Au Revoir, But Not Goodbye" by Edward M. Favor
1893 ... "After the Ball" by George J. Gaskin
1892 ... "Sally in Our Alley" by Manhansett Quartette
1891 ... "The Laughing Song" by George Washington Johnson

_________________
Will big bands ever come back?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:36 am
Posts: 1277
Location: London
Eyeball wrote:
I'd be interested to see what tunes or artists more recent generations know who may not have been raised on revival versions of them.

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by 'Top songs of this day', but anyway ... of those listed I think I know the following ...

1943 ... "I've Heard That Song Before" by Harry James
1940 ... "Tuxedo Junction" by Glenn Miller

1935 ... "Lullaby of Broadway" by Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
1933 ... "Stormy Weather" by Leo Reisman featuring Harold Arlen
1931 ... "Dream a Little Dream of Me" by Wayne King

1927 ... "Blue Skies" by Ben Selvin
1920 ... "Swanee" by Al Jolson

1917 ... "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag (and Smile, Smile, Smile)" by Knickerbocker Quartet
1910 ... "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" by Billy Murray & Haydn Quartet

1905 ... "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" by Henry Burr
1892 ... "Sally in Our Alley" by Manhansett Quartette


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:42 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:11 am
Posts: 1919
http://mercurior.blogspot.com/2009/02/n ... y-5th.html

Just some blogger that came to me today.

Haha - SALLY IN OUR ALLEY - I have heard the title, but never heard the song. I know "I WONDER WHAT'S BECOME OF SALLY?" Maybe that was the 'sequel'.

You dont know these? They were monster all time hits,

1942 ... "Tangerine" by Jimmy Dorsey
1941 ... "Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)" by Jimmy Dorsey

You prolly recognize some of the other tunes if you heard them b/c they are still floating around and were done many times over the decades.

Jazz musicians kept a lot of stuff alive after the pop artists moved on.

Some good pop stuff came out of the UK, too. All the Ray Noble tunes and things like THESE FOOLISH THINGS REMIND ME OF YOU. I never knew that was a Brit tune until a few years ago. Goodman/Ward did it.

I've had the edge beginning as a casual listener to old tunes because when I was a kid this stuff was heard fairly frequently. My Mom belonged to the Columbia Record Club and she was ordering those SING ALONG WITH MITCH (MILLER) LPs that were all the rage in the late 50s and 60s. He had a TV show and he had this good sized chorus and all they did was old tunes from the first 50 years of the 20th century. No Jazz and no pop masterpieces by any means, but well and clearly sung and you could learn them w/o effort. A lot of these songs are really good nd you never come across them except in old movies set in earlier times or in cartoons from WB.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group