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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The music of 1940 part 9........

Two for Wednesday....another edition of the music of's part 9

All This And Heaven Too - Jack Leonard
At a Dixie roadside diner -Duke Ellington
Bedroom stomp -Rhythm Willie
Bouncing At The Beacon -Lionel Hampton and His Sextet
Chatter Box -Kay Kyser
Cryin' in my sleep -Jimmy Yancy
Cryin' who? cryin' you -Joshua White and Carolinians
Cupid's nightmare -Cab Calloway
Dancing on a dime -Orrin Tucker
Flying Home -Charlie Barnet
Good Queen Bess -Johnny Hodges
Grand Slam-Boy meets girl -Benny Goodman Sextet
Hill Billy Bill-Texas Jim Lewis
I Surrender, Dear -The Chocolate Dandies
I'll Be Seeing You -Tommy Dorsey v=Frank Sinatra
I'm Nobody's Baby -Judy Garland
Jack the bellboy-Lionel Hampton
Jukin' -Woody Herman
Let The People Sing -Jack Payne/BBC Dance Orch.
Magic carpet-Eddie Durham
Maybe -Joe Loss
Midnight Jamboree -The Quintones
Moon Over Burma -Shep Fields v=Dorothy Allen
Mr Meadowlark-radio -Ted Weems v=Perry Como
Muskrat ramble -Harry Levine Barefoot Dixieland
My Mommie Sent Me To The Store -Fats Waller
My pop gave me a nickel -Harlan Leonard and his Rockets
My Ranch-Ken "Snakehips" Johnson West Indian Orch.
Nerves And Fever - Alix Combelle
Never never land fantasy -Frankie Trumbauer
New block and tackle blues -Rhythm Willie and His Gang
New San Antonio Rose -Bob Wills
The nearness of you -Connie Boswell

(photo courtesy of the always excellent


  1. Barberella,
    This has been (still going) a vast, authentic and really wonderful compilation of music, images and memories of a time that most of us never saw... Thanks very much for all those who came from the 40's, if only in from our Grandparents and Parents, even Great-Grandparents...
    You are a fine popular historian, and music-lover, and radio, and popular culture in the best way... all that... lover and sharer.
    Keep up the good work!
    Den NC USA

  2. Thank you, thank you for this series, as well as all your fine posts and photos!

    -Dave from Edmonds, WA

  3. Wow, amazing photos! I really like old things and this blog is for me :)
    Thank you!

  4. I gotta high lissnin 2 diss

  5. Thank you for all these wonderful songs. And what labor of love! We hope you will be back soon, but for now, enjoy your break, and thanks for the photos too!