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A dream is a wish your heart makes (1949)

A dream is a wish your heart makes

This song is very special as a tune from the Disney film Cinderella. Yet, we only discovered this once we chose to use it to welcome our daughter into this world.

On Youtube one can find the Cinderella-Disney version:

and the Victor RCA version, released prior to the movie.

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Byebyeblues (1930)

Bye bye blues (1930)

Bye Bye Blues” is a popular and jazz standard written by Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, and Chauncey Gray and published in 1930.

The year it was introduced it was sung by The Vikings on the NBC radio series, The Vikings. It has been recorded by many artists, but the best-known recording is one made in 1952 by Les Paul and Mary Ford.

Byebyeblues (1930)

Youtubes

Blue Skies (1926)

This perennial favorite song, Blue Skies, was introduced by Belle Baker in the 1926 musical Betsy. The following year the tune went big with the public, especially the version by Ben Selvin and His Orchestra recording under the pseudonym, The Knickerbockers.

The leadsheet

Blue Skies (1926)

Youtubes:

 

Basin Street Blues (1933)

Basin Street Blues (1928)

Pianist and composer Spencer Williams titled Basin Street Blues after the street where he lived as a youngster with his aunt. But the house he lived in was no ordinary house: it was Mahogany Hall, probably the most famous brothel of Storyville, New Orleans’ red light district. And Spencer’s aunt was the notorious madam Lulu White.
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St Louis Blues (1914)

St Louis Blues (1914)

When it comes to standards written before 1920, none has enjoyed more recordings by jazz artists than W.C. Handy’s classic, “St. Louis Blues.” Considered the most famous blues composition, the song was the most-recorded of all time from the 1930’s until “Star Dust” took the title over twenty years later.
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Sophisticated Lady !933

Sophisticated lady (1933)

Duke Ellington and Otto Hardwick’s sophisticated song from 1933 was a hit following its introduction. Two bands considered to be Ellington rivals, those of Don Redman and Jimmie Lunceford, recorded the tune in 1933 and 1934, respectively, while the great jazz trio of the Boswell Sisters did a superb job also in 1934. Lees verder

Duke Ellington’s Orchestra introduced “Mood Indigo” at New York’s Cotton Club in 1930. Although composer credit for the tune was Albany Bigard, Duke Ellington, and Irving Mills (Ellington’s manager at the time), the complete story is a bit more complicated. The orchestra’s first recordings of the tune were made in October and December, 1930.

Mood Indigo (1930)

Duke Ellington’s Orchestra introduced “Mood Indigo” at New York’s Cotton Club in 1930. Although composer credit for the tune was Albany Bigard, Duke Ellington, and Irving Mills (Ellington’s manager at the time), the complete story is a bit more complicated. The orchestra’s first recordings of the tune were made in October and December, 1930. Lees verder

Sweet and lovely (1931)

Sweet and lovely (1931)

Gus Arnheim’s orchestra was the most popular dance band on the West Coast in the late 1920s and early ‘30s, and they were the house band at the posh Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles. With vocal honors by vocalist Donald Novis, Arnheim’s version of “Sweet and Lovely” scored a prime spot in the charts for 14 weeks in 1931.

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Body and Soul (1930)

Todays song is the all famous: Body and Soul. While in London, Hollywood songwriter/conductor Johnny Green wrote “Body and Soul” for Gertrude Lawrence. Jack Hylton & His Orchestra recorded the ballad first in Britain, but it was Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra (Jack Fulton, vocal) who popularized it. Their recording hit the charts on October 11, 1930, and held the number one spot for six weeks.

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Just an echo in the valley (1932)

Just an echo in the valley (1932)

Todays song is Just an echo in the valley (1932):
Just an echo in the valley (1932)

The Youtubes:

Rudy Vallee


Bing Crosby


Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra


Ray Noble and Al Bowlly


Layton and Johnstone


Jack Payne and his band


Piano roll


Alfalfa Schweizer

I'm confessing that I love you (1930)

I’m confessing that I love you (1930)

Classic song: I’m confessing that I love you (1930) with leadsheet here:

I'm confessing that I love you (1930)

and numerous Youtubes:

Judy Garland


Peggy Lee


Louis Armstrong (in tv show in 1950s)


Thelonious Monk


Ella Fitzgerald (1944)


Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees – Victor 22506-A, Confessin’ (That I Love You) written by Doc Daugherty, Ellis Reynolds & Al Neiburg.


Les Paul and Mary Ford


Lionel Hampton and his orchestra (1937)


Count Basie and Oscar Peterson


Tony Bennet and KD Lang


Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians


Perry Como


Frank Ifield


Django Rheinhardt &Stephane Grapelli


Lester Young and Oscar Peterson trio


The Easy Riders Jazz Band: Personnel: George Lewis [clarinet] Big Bill Bissonnette [trombone], Fred Vigorito [cornet] Dick Griffith [banjo] Mouldy Dick McCarthy [string bass] Noel Kalet [piano] Art Pulver [drums]


Brenda Lee

Hold my hand (1931)

Hold my hand (1931)

The leadsheet for Hold my hand, from the musical Me and my girl.

Hold my hand (1931)

The youtube version:

Al Bowlly and New Mayfair Dance Orchestra.
Ray Noble, directing: Max Goldberg-Bill Shakespeare/Trumpets, Jack Fleming And Another Trombone, Reeds probably: Laurie Payne, Harry Hines, George Smith, Bob Wise, Eric Siday-Reg Pursglove-Jean Pougnet-Violins, Harry Jacobson/Piano, Bert Thomas/Guitar
Jack Evetts/String Bass, Bill Harty/Drums.