1920 Pop Standards and Artists
1. Swanee – Al Jolson
2. When My Baby Smiles At Me – Ted Lewis
3. Whispering – Paul Whiteman
4. I’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time – Charles Harrison
5. Tell Me, Little Gypsy – Art Hickman
Top Artists and Songs of 1920
I’ve Got My Captain Working For Me Now
Wonderful Kid From Madrid
You Ain’t Heard Nothin Yet
Tell Me Little Gypsy
The Love Nest
Dardanella, My Island of Golden Dreams, Afghanistan
|Bert Williams – In World War II, the United States ship SS Bert Williams was named in his honor.
The Moon Shines on the Moonshine
I’ll See You In Cuba
I’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time
Pretty Kitty Kelly
That Old Irish Mother of Mine
|Eddie Cantor – nicknamed “Banjo Eyes” because of his big, round eyes. He was also the man who named the “March of Dimes” which initially battled polio.
You’d Be Surprised
|Edith Day -had a cocktail named after her – made with dry gin, grapefruit juice, sugar, and an egg white.
Alice Blue Gown
Fala Meu Louro
Lonesome Little Raindrop
My Little Bimbo Down on Bamboo Isle
Oh! By Jingo! (Oh! By Gee, By Goosh, By Gun, By Juu),
The Love Nest, Girl of My Dreams
|Mamie Smith – Mamie was the first African-American woman to be a ‘million-seller artist. After ‘Crazy Blues” the recording companies started paying more attention to race records.
It’s Right Here For You
You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down
|Marion Harris– Marion was the first popular white singer to sing jazz and blues songs.
St. Louis Blues
Sweet Mama (Papa’s Getting Mad)
|Nora Bayes – In 1917, George M. Cohan asked her to be the first to record his patriotic WW I son, Over There.
Prohibition Blues, Without You
|Paul Whiteman – Paul was (controversially) called The King of Jazz. Duke Ellington believed he deserved the title, so there really shouldn’t be a controversy.
Anytime Anyday Anywhere
The Japanese Sandman
Wang Wang Blues
|Ted Lewis and his Orchestra – Better known as Ted ‘is Everybody Happy?’ Lewis.
When My Baby Smiles At Me
|The Kentucky Serenaders – The Pennsylvania band was originally called The Serenaders. “My Old Kentucky Home” was their theme song and Kentucky kind of stuck with them.
Rose of Washington Square
I Know Where The Flies Go In Summertime