Deep In The Heart of Texas - Alvino Rey or Bing Crosby
or Horace Heidt or Merry Macs
Travelin Light - Paul Whiteman
Moonlight Cocktail - Glenn Miller
Tangerine - Jimmy Dorsey or Vaughn Monroe
A String of Pearls - Glenn Miler
See See Rider Blues - Bea Booze
Sleepy Lagoon - Harry James or Dinah Shore
Blues In The Night (My Mama Done Told Me) - Dinah Shore
or Woody Herman or Jimmie Lunceford or Cab Calloway or Artie Shaw
Jersey Bounce - Benny Goodman or Jimmy Dorsey
Mr Five By Five - Harry James or Freddie Slack and His
Orchestra or The Andrews Sisters
I Don't Want To Walk Without You - Harry James with
Helen Forrest or Bing Crosby or Dinah shore
Jingle Jangle Jingle - Kay Kyser or Merry Macs or Gene
Autry or Freddy Martin
When The Lights Go On Again (All Over The World) - Vaughn
Monroe or Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra
There'll Be Bluebirds Over (The White Cliffs of Dover)
- Glenn Miller or Kay Kyser or Kate Smith or Jimmy Dorsey or Sammy
Stormy Monday Blues - Earl Hines
Somebody Else Is Taking My Place - Russ Morgan or Benny
Goodman (with Peggy Lee)
Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)
- Glenn Miller
Take It and Git - Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy
I Said No - Alvino Rey (with Yvonne King) or Jimmy Dorsey
Who Wouldn't Love You - Kay Kyser or Charlie Spivak
Der Fuehrer's Face - Spike Jones
I Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen - Sammy Kaye
American Patrol - Glenn Miller
Strip Polka - Kay Kyser or The Andrews Sisiters or Johnny
Mercer or Alvino Rey
Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition - Kay Kyser
or Merry Macs
Bing Crosby Be careful It's My Heart This song, written by Irving Berlin, was originally performed
by Bing Crosby in the film Holiday Inn. The film told the story
of a performer who gets fed up with life as a stage performer
and buys a farm.. When he realizes farming is not for him, he
turns the farm into an Inn only opened on Holidays so he could
be off the rest of the year. This song was written for Valentine's
Day. Three other songs would also come out of this motion picture
The title song Holiday Inn also known as Happy Holidays, Easter
Parade and arguably the most popular of all Christmas songs,
Glenn Miller Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree With Anyone Else But Me
The history of Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree is long and varied.
It's origins begin in an eighteenth Century English folk song
entitled Long Long Ago. Long Long Ago was then transformed into
a song entitled Anywhere the Bluebird Goes. The song was written
by Sam H. Stept with the lyrics by Lew Brown and Charles Tobias.
At the outbreak of World War II the lyricists came back together
to create the song we now know. Glenn Miller made the original
recording but several artists would record the song. Though
not the original vocalists, The Andrews Sisters would team with
Glenn Miller and make the song their own.
Frank Sinatra Night and Day
Written by Cole Porter for a 1932 musical called the Gay Divorce,
the song was first performed by Fred Astaire, and would be performed
by him again in the 1934 film version of the show. One of Porters
claims is that it was the Islamic call to worship that inspired
the song, but there are other stories as well. Night and Day
would become the title of Cole Porter's first motion picture
Kay Kyser There'll Be Blue Birds Over The White Cliffs of Dover
This song was written by Walter kent and Nat Burton in 1941.
The song was written during the period of WW II when the Nazi's
and Allies were fighting over Dover during The Battle of Britain,
and looked forward to the time when there would be peace again.
The song was written and first performed before The United States
entered the war.
Merry Macs Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition
This song was written in direct response to the Japanese attack
on Pearl Harbor. There were many stories that surround the writing
of the lyrics. The music was written by Frank Loesser. One of
the stories is as follows: An officer in charge of an ammunition
line on the USS New Orleans during the attack on Pearl Harbor
said that, "I heard a voice behind me saying, 'Praise the
Lord and pass the ammunition.' I turned and saw Chaplain Forgy
walking toward me, along the line of men. He was patting them
on the back and making that remark to cheer and keep them going.
I know it helped me a lot, too." (Wikipedia)
Mills Brothers Paper Doll
The song was written by Johnny S Black in 1915, but was not
published until 1930. It took another 12 years until the song
would become a hit. Unfortunately for Mr. Black he would die
6 years before his song became the hit he had dreamed of.
Peggy Lee Somebody Else Is Taking My Place
Ross Morgan is listed as one of the writers of this song, but
it's real significance is it's putting Miss Peggy Lee on the
charts. With Benny Goodman's Orchestra and Miss Lee's vocals
the song would stay on the charts at number one for three weeks
during 1942. In 1948 when the song was released it became a
top thirty song all over again.
Spike Jones The Fuher's Face
Spike Jones released his song in an early part of 1942 and it
became very popular that same year the Walt Disney Studio released
a cartoon by the same name that has a version of the song and
starred Donald Duck. The cartoon was war propaganda for the
selling of war bonds and won The Academy Award for best animated
short that year.
Jimmy Dorsey Tangerine
The song was published in 1941 and written by Victor Schertzinger
with lyrics by Johnny Mercer but it was introduced in the 1942
film The Fleets In, which starred Dorothy Lamour and William
Holden. Jimmy Dorsey's version of the song would be the one
to make it the charts and it would peak at number one.
Woody Herman Blues in the Night
Written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, Blues in the Night
was written as the title song for a film by the same name. The
song was written very quickly and was played at a dinner party
hosted by Margaret Whiting whose guests included, Judy Garland
Mickey Rooney Mel Torme and Martha Raye. The song was a hit
with everyone at the party and would quickly take its place
in American Music history.
At Last, (I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo, Moonlight Cocktail, Don't
Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me), A String of
Pearls, Happy In Love, (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) the White
Cliffs of Dover, American Patrol, Perfida (Tonight), Serenade
In Blue, Moonlight Becomes You, Jukebox Saturday Night, Dearly
Beloved, Skylark, Everything I Love, Sweet Eloise
Strip Polka, Who Wouldn't You Love?, Jingle, Jangle, Jingle, (There'll
Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover, Praise The Lord
and Pass the Ammunition. He Wears a Pair of Silver Wings, Johnny
Doughboy Found A Rose In Ireland
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