First song by the child star for her 1934 film BRIGHT EYES,
This songwould go on to become Miss Temple's trademark. Miss
temple would go on to be featured and star in many films,
but eventually leave show-business and pursue a successful
career in The United Nations and The State Department. She
is now retired.
Fred Astaire Cheek To Cheek
Two Legends - One Song. Cheek to Cheek was written by Irving
Berlin for Astaire's Top Hat (#7 below), which co-starred
his most well known partner Ginger Rodgers.
Astaire was not as well known for singing capabilities so
much as his incredible dancing ability. Debbie Reynolds tells
of him spending hours and hours practicing with the choreographer
Hermes Pan. Mr. Astaire was a consummate hard working professional
who strived for perfection through hard work.
Glen Gray Blue Moon
Written by Rogers and Hart, this one song that tends to make
a regular comeback, originally recorded by Glenn Gray and
The Casa Loma Orchestra. The Marcels made it number on the
Billboard charts in 1961. Gray was a saxophonist that fronted
the orchestra. His named appeared on most of the recordings
from 1934 on.
Cole Porter You're The Top
Originally song by Ethel Merman in the Porter musical Anything
Goes. This recording was made by the composer, lyricist himself,
Cole Porter. Mr. Porter was born in 1891 and is a legend of
the Broadway stage. A musical film of his life was made in
2004 and titled De - Lovely (another song from Anything Goes).
The movie starred Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd.
Eddie Duchin I Won't Dance
This song was written by Jerome Kern with lyrics by Oscar
Hammerstein and Otto Harbach for a 1934 musical called Three
Sisters which opened in London and flopped. When it was decided
to film the Broadway show Roberta the song was re-worked by
Kern and Harbach and included in the movie.
Ethel Merman I Get a Kick Out of You
This is another hit out of Cole Porter's Anything Goes. The
musical legends of both Porter and Merman would grow out of
this musical as they both become stars on musical sky. One
thing that should be mentioned here is that there is a line
from the song that would be cut and reinstated over the years
as the harmfulness of drugs was discovered and being true
to a creator's original work was argued out. The Line is "I
get no kick from cocaine, even if I took one little sniff
it would bore me incredibly too. But I get a kick out of you."
Fats Waller I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
With music by Fred E. Ahlert and lyrics by Joe Young, this
song would become part of what is known as The Great American
Song Book. The book itself doesn't exist but it's meaning
is clear. If a song has lasted past a certain amount of years
and is retained in peoples memory then it is part of the book.
Many songs from different periods of American Music still
come up today some of them in commercial jingles others as
part of a movie score. These song haunt our collective memory
and I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter is
included in these songs. The Song itself was recorded several
times throughout the 20th century by Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby
and Barry Manilow.
Richard Himber and his Orchestra It Was Just One Of Those Things
Written by Cole Porter for the musical Jubilee, this song
would take on a life of it's own as it was recorded over the
years by several artists. Twice by Doris Day for two of her
films Lullaby of Broadway and Young At Heart. Frank Sinatra
recorded it as well as Bing Crosby and Lena Horne. It was
used in JD Sallinger's novel as the narrator say of the song
even the "stinking band" in the hotel lounge "couldn't
ruin it entirely." A line from the song, "good bye
farewell amen," was used as the title for the last episode
of the hit series MASH. John Barrowman of TV's Torchwood has
recorded the song for the twenty-first century.
The Dorsey Brothers The Lullaby of Broadway
The music for this song was written by Harry Warren and lyrics
by Al Dubin, the song made it's first appearance in the film,
Gold Diggers of 1935. That same year it was also used as background
music in a scene from the Bette Davis movie Special Agent.
It would eventually win the 1936 Academy Award for Best Original
Song. The song would grow in popularity and would have film
named after it in 1951 starring Doris Day. It would be used
in a Merrie Melody cartoon and would become a pivotal song
in the plot of the Broadway version of 42nd St. sung by Jerry
Orbach, Lumiaire of the film Beauty and The Beast.
Louis Armstrong You Are My Lucky Star
Recorded by Louis Armstrong, the song would go on to be recorded
in the film Broadway Melody of 1936. But the song would become
an important part of MGM musicals when it was song by Debbie
Reynolds in what some call the most important movie musical
of all time, Singin In The Rain.
Top Artists and Songs of
Al Bowlly and
the Ray Noble Orchestra
Roll Along, Prairie Moon
King Porter Stomp
I Wished The Moon
It's Easy To Remember
Red Sails in the Sunset
Bob Crosby and his Orchestra
In a Little Gypsy's Tea Room
The Object of my Affection
Keep That Hi-De-Hi in Your Soul
Sonho de Papel
You're The Top
In a Sentimental Mood
Cheek To Cheek
I Won't Dance
Lovely To Look At
You Are My Lucky Star
I Get A Kick Out Of You
A Little Bit Independent
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter
Lulu's Back In Town
Cheek To Cheek
Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
When I Grow Too Old To Dream
I'm Sittin' High on a Hill Top
Red Sails In The Sunset
What's The Reason (I'm Not Pleasin' You)
Lovely To Look at
Rhythm Is Our Business
I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
It Ain't Neccessarily So
Little Jack Little
I'm In The Mood For Love
I'm In The Mood For Love
You Are My Lucky Star
Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life
Ozzie Nelson and his Orchestra
And Then Some
Patsy Montana and the Prairie Ramblers
I WAnt To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart
Isle of Capri
Let's Swing It
Paris in the Spring
Richard Himber and his Orchestra
Just One Of Those Things
The Music Goes Round and Round
Life Is A song
On The Good Ship Lollipop
Sleepy John Estes Stop That Thing
The Carter Family
Can The Circle Be Broken (Bye and Bye)
The Dorsey Brothers
Lullaby of Broadway
Tom Coakley and his Palace Hotel Orchestra
East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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