Bing Crosby Dancing in the Dark
The music for this song was by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard
Dietz, and was originally performed by John Barker in the 1931
revue The Band Wagon. Besides Bing Crosby the song was recorded
by Fred Astaire, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennet. The song was also
used as a ballet sequence danced by Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse
in the 1953 MGM film version of The Band Wagon.
Cab Calloway and his Cotton Club Orchestra Minnie the Moocher
This song would be song recorded and rerecorded by Cab Calloway.
The song would be known for it's skat lyrics which would have
Callaway sing a phrase and then the audience would repeat the
phrase. Calloway would make the phrases more and more complicated
until the audience could no longer follow him. Max Fleisher
would animate the song using Betty Boop as its main character.
The song would be used in many TV shows such as That Girl and
Family Guy. In movies the song would be used in The Blues Brothers,
Calloway would sing the song himself in the film. Cab Calloway
would have a long and successful career. He would even star
with Pearl Bailey in an all black version of Jerry Herman's
Ethel Waters I Got Rhythm
This song would span the decades. Written by The Gershwin brothers,
the song was originally sung by the great Ethel Merman in the
show Girl Crazy. It would be used in An American in Paris starring
Gene Kelly and made it to # 3 on the charts in 1967 when sung
by The Happenings. Barbra Streisand and Brian Wilson also recorded
the song and Merman would record a disco version in the 1970s.
Guy Lombardo Goodnight Sweet Heart
The song was written by the British song-writing team of Ray
Noble,Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly,and performed by such
artists as Rudy Vallée, Bing Crosby and Dean Martin,
among others. The song appeared in two different films Stage
Door Canteen and Holiday in Mexico.
Jacques Renard and his Orchestra As Time Goes By
As Time Goes By was written by Herman Hupfeld and performed
as hit by Jacques Renard and his Orchestra as well as Rudy Vallee
that year. The song was performed first in the Broadway musical
Everybody's Welcome. This song would come in to it's full popularity
in 1942 when it was song in the film Casablanca. This song would
appear on AFI's 100 years 100 songs at #2.
Libby Holman Love For sale
This was written in 1930 for the Broadway musical The New Yorkers.
although it became popular it was considered scandalous at the
time as it was sung by a prostitute describing her profession.
The song was banned by radio stations at the time, but it would
go on to be recorded many times in subsequent years.
Louis Armstrong Lazy River
This song was written by Hoagy Carmichael and
Sidney Arodin and published in 1930. The song began making it's
mark in 1931 when it was recorded by Louis Armstrong. The song
would be recorded over and over by such artists as The Mills
Brothers and Harry Connick Jr. The song was sung as a duet by
Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett in an episode of The Lucy Show.
Paul Whiteman Cuban Love Song
This song was the title for a 1931 film that told the story
of a U.S. soldier who returns to Cuba to seek his illegitimate
child. Directored by W.S. Van Dyke, and produced at MGM in 1931,
the film starred Lawrence Tibbett, Lupe Velez, Jimmy Durante.
Ray Noble Lady Of Spain
This song was written in 1931 by Robert Hargreaves, Tolchard
Evans, Stanley J. Damerell, and Henry Tilsley. It would continue
to be recorded and gain in popularit over the next decade and
more. Artist like Bing Cosby, Eddie Fisher. The song was a sort
of signature song for Lawrence Welk's Accordionist Myron Floren.
Cab Calloway and his Cotton Club Orchestra
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Kickin The Gong Around
Minnie The Moocher
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