Ben Bernie I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover
Written by Harry Woods and Mort Dixon the song has a long history
of being remade. It was used in more than one of Warner Brothers Merrie
Melody cartoons. The song is a staple for St. Patrick's Day and was
even parodied in 1973, the title changed to I'm Looking over My dead
Dog Rover. The song has been adapted as an anthem for Major League
Soccer's Philadelphia Union and The Son's of Ben, the team supporters,
sing it at every home game. In 2012 the song was recorded again by
Ben Bernie Ain't She Sweet.
Was written by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen, both of whom have places
in the Song Writers Hall Of Fame. The song would continue to recorded
across the 20th century by such artist as Pearl Bailey, Guy Lombardo
and The Beatles.
Ben Selvin Blue Skies
Blue Skies was written by Irving Berlin who plays an important role
in the first half of the 20th century in American Pop Music. It would
go across the century and into the 21sr century being recorded again
and again by such artists as Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Debbie Boone
and Rod Stewart.
The song was written by Berlin as an added song to the Rodger's and
Hart Musical, Betsy. The song would live on, but the musical closed
after 39 performances.
Blue Skies would go to be performed both on television movies and
Broadway shows. The song had a movie named after it and joined other
Berlin songs that has that honor such as White Christmas, Easter Parade
and There's No Business Like Show Business. Most recently the song
was brought back to life in a production number for the Broadway production
of Irving Berlin's White Christmas.
George Olson The Best Things in Life Are Free.
This song is from the 1927 musical Good News, book by Laurence Schwab
and B.G. DeSylva, lyrics by DeSylva and Lew Brown, and music by Ray
Henderson. The story surrounds a college football player who needs
to pass an exam in order to play in the big game that weekend. He
gets a tutor to help study and during their study time this song is
This is another song that would make it's a way across the rest of
the 20th century. Being recorded by June Allyson Joe Stafford, Frank
Sinatra and Barbara Striesand. There would be a film named after the
song in 1956, based on the lives of the writers.
Gertrude Lawrence Someone to Watch Over Me
Someone To Watch Over Me, was written by George and Ira Gershwin for
the musical Oh Kay, which still is done, on occasion, by community
theatre groups. The song would be introduced by Gertrude Lawrence,
who would remain a top Broadway name for many years. She would eventually
go on to play the lead of Anna Leonowens in Rodger's and Hammerstein
the King and I. The King and I was written specifically for her and
at her request. The ineresting thing about the show is Gertrude Lawrence
would fade and he C0-Saty Yul Brynner would begin to rise. The King
and I would be his most remembered roll.
The song would grow in popularity and be regularly rerecorded by
such singers as Rosemary Clooney, Linda Ronstadt, Sting, Brian Wilson
and as late as 2011 by Susan Boyle. The song was performed 3 times
on American Idol. It was used as an instrumental in the second season
of GLEE and Lady Gaga would perform the song on the today show. Proving
this song is timeless. The video provided is Julie Andrews singing
the song in the movie STAR which was the life of Gertrude Lawrence.
Hoagy Carmichael Stardust
Stardust was originally an instrumental written by Hoagy Carmichael
in 1927. Two years later lyricist Mitchell Paris would write lyrics
for the song based on ideas that both he and Carmichael had discussed.
The song would go on to be recorded by Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Ringo
Starr and as recently as 2009 by Michael Buble.
Whispering Jack Smith Me and my Shadow
The song was originally written by Al Jolson, Billy Rose, and Dave
Dreyer. The truth may be that Jolson contributed very little to the
song. The song is a standard that was still being played on the radio
as late as the 1960s. Artists that recorded the song include Michael
Ball and Antonio Banderas, Perry Como, Lou Rawls and Mandy Patimkin.
Paul Whiteman Side by Side
"Side by Side" is a popular song from 1927 with lyrics by
Gus Kahn and music by Harry M. Woods. It is still considered a standard
though not as well know today as in the 20th century. The song has
been recorded by many artists including Bruce Willis and Danny Aiello
for Hudson Hawk, Hayley Mills and Paul Anka, but is probably best
known in a 1953 recording by Kay Starr.
Vaughn Deleath Are You Lonesome Tonight
Vaughn De Leath was also known as The Original Radio Girl actually
recorded this song twice in 1927 on June 13 as a solo and again on
September 21 as the vocalist for The Colonial Club Orchestra. The
song would continue to be popular but rise to mega popularity when
Elvis Presley recorded it in 1960. It would remain number one on the
Billboard charts for 6 weeks.
Vernon Dalhart Lucky Lindy
Lucky Lindy was written in honor of Charles Lindbergh's historic flight
between New York and Paris in a single seat single engine plane called
The Spirit of St Louis on May 21 thru the 22, 1927. He was 25 years
old and would have careers as an aviator, author, explorer and social
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