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Sunday, April 8, 2012

My 1940 music project: PART ONE....Soooo NOT a "Billboard-type" list. But, then..Y'all pretty much know how I roll by now ;)

1940 wasn't just Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman, so as usual this won't just be a feel good "In the Mood" list.......

There was a lot more released in all genres of music....a LOT more.

I believe in covering the music that EVERYONE listened to.....not just what we're TOLD that real people were hearing in 1940.....

So, doing things the way we do around here.......firing on all cylinders and forward we's MY 1940 music list.....Part One:

Aberdeen Mississippi Blues-Bukka White
Abi gezunt -Ozzie Nelson v=Rose Ann Stevens (from radio)
About Rip Van Winkle -Don Redman
AC-DC Current -Charlie Christian with Benny Goodman
Adios, Mariquita Linda -Artie Shaw
All Star Strut -Charlie Christian/Goodman
All the things you ain't-Tommy Dorsey
All The Things You Are -Tommy Dorsey
All The Things You Are -Ozzie Nelson
And So Do I -Jimmy Dorsey v=Bob Eberle
Andiology -Charlie Shavers/John Kirby Orch.
Baby Won't You Please Come Home -Ella Fitzgerald
Ballad For Americans -Paul Robeson
Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar -Andrews Sisters
Beer And Skittles -Louise Massey and The Westerners
Blue Afterglow -Jimmie Lunceford
Blueberry Hill -Gene Autry
Boogie Woogie -Django Reinhardt w/ Philippe Brun and his Jam Band
Bugle call rag -Glenn Miller
Bugs Parade -Jimmie Lunceford
Cabbage greens -Champion Jack Dupree
Cabin In The Sky -Ella FItzgerald
Can't get Indiana off my mind -Bing Crosby
Cant We Be Friends -Buster Bailey/John Kirby
Careless -Glenn Miller
Chop chop Charlie Chan -Gene Krupa
Cocoanut Grove -Teddy Wilson
Cottontail -Ben Webster
Darn That Dream -Benny Goodman v=Mildred Bailey
Deed I do- (v Mary Ann McCall) -Charlie Barnet
Did your mother come from Ireland -Bing Crosby/King's Men
Dinah Part 2 -Jimmie Lunceford
Do You Care -Bob Crosby v=Johnny Desmond
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Never No Lament) -Duke Ellington
Down Argentina Way -Gene Krupa
The Breeze and I -Jimmy Dorsey

Much, much much more to come..................much more :)


  1. This Blog is Great!!!!!! Everytime I step out for a few, I come back and the posts are fantastic!


  2. This is going to be one LONG series of posts......You have NO IDEA how much music I have just from

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