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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Songs for the original 99%...........a little Depression list.......

Here's a little list for the "Original" 99ers............
Are you makin' any money?-Chick Bullock and His Levee Loungers
Bring back those happy days-Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Brother Can You Spare A Dime?-Bing Crosby
Cause I feel low down-Sophie Tucker w/ Miff Mole and his Molers
Cheer Up! Smile! Nertz!-Eddie Cantor
Detroit Moan-Victoria Spivey and The Chicago Four
Hallelujah! I'm A Bum-Harry McClintock
Happy days are here again-Annettte Hanshaw
Here it is Monday and I've still got a dollar-Chick Bullock and His Levee Loungers
I Found A Million Dollar Baby-Smith Ballew
I'd Rather Be a Beggar with You-Roy Fox Orch. w/ Al Bowlly
I'm an unemployed sweetheart.-Lee Morse
I've Got Five Dollars-Ben Pollack Orch w/ Chick Bullock
Ich habe leider kein Vermögen- I Found A Million Dollar Baby-Aldoph Ginsburg Tanzorchester
If I Ever Get A Job Again-Dick Robinson
If I Had A Million Dollars-Richard Himber Orch. 
In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town-Belle Baker
Let's Have Another Cup Of Coffee-Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians
Money Blues-Fletcher Henderson Orch. w/ Louis Armstrong
Money In My Pockets-Mills Brothers
Oh babe, has your money come?-Harlem Hamfats
Our penthouse on 3rd Avenue-Ozzie Nelson Orch.
Plenty Of Money And You-Dick Powell
Potatoes Are Cheaper Now's the Time To Fall In Love-Ben Selvin Orch.
Remember My Forgotten Man-Hal Kemp Orch. w/ Dean Jeanus
Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief-Boyd Senter and his Senterpedes
Slumming on Park Avenue-Mildred Bailey
Some Days You Can't Make a Nickel-Hoosier Hotshots
Somepin' Slow and Low-Andy Kirk and his 12 Clouds of Joy/Mary Lou Williams
The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams-Ed Lloyd's Rhythm Boys w/ Helen Ward
The Gold Diggers Song-The Boswell Sisters with The Dorsey Bros.
There's No Depression In Love-Vincent Rose Orch.
W.P.A.-Mills Brothers
Why Don't You Do Right?-Lil Green
Wochenend Und Sonnenschein -happy Days Are Here Again-Comedian Harmonists



  1. What a great comp! Thank you very much.

  2. Great selection, now I know where that CURTIS COVER came from!

  3. Darnit....I got this list up, and then realized there were so many more songs I could've added that were an additional list? :)

  4. Sure. Sounds great!

    Early versions of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" have a great intro verse:

    Gee but it's tough to be broke, kid. It's not a joke, kid, it's a curse.
    My luck is changing, it's gotten, From simply rotten to something worse.
    Who knows someday I will win too. I'll begin to reach my prime.
    Now though I see what our end is, all I can spend is just my time.

    I can't give you anything but love, Baby.
    That's the only thing I've plenty of, Baby.
    Dream a while, scheme a while, we're sure to find
    Hapiness and, I guess, all those things you've always pined for.
    Gee, I'd like to see you looking swell, Baby.
    Diamond bracelets Woolworth doesn't sell, Baby.
    'Till that lucky day, you know darn well, Baby,
    I can't give you anything but love.

  5. Oh, indeed...Thanks for the reminder! :)I'll have Lee Wiley in my head singing it all day :)