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    Songs for the Day of February 19, 2020



    The Number One US Top 75 Song for the year 1938 -


    Artie Shaw and His Orchestra - "Begin the Beguine"

    Written by Cole Porter

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK2mhzXf9AA


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    Artie Shaw (born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky; May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004) was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader and actor.


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    The Andrews Sisters - "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"

    Music by Sholom Secunda with lyrics by Jacob Jacobs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZsbIKUueRw


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    The Andrews Sisters were an American close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras. The group consisted of three sisters: contralto LaVerne Sophia (July 6, 1911 – May 8, 1967), soprano Maxene Anglyn (January 3, 1916 – October 21, 1995), and mezzo-soprano Patricia Marie "Patty" (February 16, 1918 – January 30, 2013). It is claimed that the sisters have sold more than 90 million records.


    The Number Three US Top 75 Song for the year 1938 -


    Chick Webb and His Orchestra featuring Ella Fitzgerald - "A-Tisket A-Tasket"

    Written by Ella Fitzgerald and Al Feldman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F_j0qr1VeM


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    William Henry "Chick" Webb (February 10, 1905–June 16, 1939)[1] was an American jazz and swing music drummer as well as a band leader.

    Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.

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    Songs for the Day of February 20, 2020



    The Number One US Top 75 Song for the year 1939 -


    Judy Garland - "Over the Rainbow"

    Music by Harold Arlen with lyrics by E.Y. "Yip" Harburg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSZxmZmBfnU


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    Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress, singer, and dancer. During a career that spanned 45 years, she attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received an Academy Juvenile Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Special Tony Award, and was the first woman to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for her 1961 live recording Judy at Carnegie Hall.


    The Number Two US Top 75 Song for the year 1939 -


    Glenn Miller and His Orchestra - "Moonlight Serenade"

    Written by Glenn Miller with subsequent lyrics by Mitchell Parish

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9nItq6gjW8


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    Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – disappeared December 15, 1944) was an American big-band trombonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1942, leading one of the best-known big bands. While he was traveling to entertain U.S. troops in France during World War II, Miller's aircraft disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel.


    The Number Three US Top 75 Song for the year 1939 -


    Kate Smith - "God Bless America"

    Written by Irving Berlin

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGMHnNqAjrI


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    Kathryn Elizabeth Smith (May 1, 1907 – June 17, 1986), known professionally as Kate Smith and The First Lady of Radio, was an American singer, a contralto, well known for her rendition of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America". She had a radio, television, and recording career spanning five decades, which reached its pinnacle in the 1940s. Smith became known as The Songbird of the South after her enduring popularity during World War II.

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    Songs for the Day of February 21, 2020



    The Number One US Top 75 Song for the year 1940 -


    Glenn Miller and His Orchestra - "In the Mood"

    Music by Joe Garland with lyrics by Andy Razaf

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXWBxHv3oaY


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    Glenn Miller and His Orchestra was an American swing dance band formed by Glenn Miller in 1938. Arranged around a clarinet and tenor saxophone playing melody, and three other saxophones playing harmony, the band became the most popular and commercially successful dance orchestra of the Swing era and one of the greatest singles charting acts of the 20th century.


    The Number Two US Top 75 Song for the year 1940 -


    Artie Shaw and His Orchestra - "Frenesi"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clevpVERS6E


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    Artie Shaw (born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky; May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004) was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader and actor.


    The Number Three US Top 75 Song for the year 1940 -


    Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra -

    Vocal refrain by Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers -

    "I'll Never Smile Again"


    Written by Ruth Lowe

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pusdvcy-DLw


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    Thomas Francis Dorsey Jr. (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist, composer, conductor and bandleader of the big band era. He was known as the "Sentimental Gentleman of Swing" because of his smooth-toned trombone playing.

    On January 26, 1940, Frank Sinatra made his first public appearance with the Tommy Dorsey band at the Coronado Theatre in Rockford, Illinois, opening the show with "Stardust". Dorsey recalled: "You could almost feel the excitement coming up out of the crowds when the kid stood up to sing. Remember, he was no matinée idol. He was just a skinny kid with big ears. I used to stand there so amazed I'd almost forget to take my own solos"

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    Songs for the Day of February 22, 2020



    The Number One US Top 75 Song for the year 1941 -


    Glenn Miller and His Orchestra - Vocal refrain by Tex Beneke and the Four Modernaires -

    "Chattanooga Choo Choo"


    Music by Harry Warren with lyrics by Mack Gordon

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=towd-TeGMVY


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    Gordon Lee "Tex" Beneke (February 12, 1914 – May 30, 2000 was an American saxophonist, singer, and bandleader. His career is a history of associations with bandleader Glenn Miller and former musicians and singers who worked with Miller.
    Beneke also solos on the recording the Glenn Miller Orchestra made of their popular song "In The Mood" and sings on another popular Glenn Miller recording, "Chattanooga Choo Choo". Jazz critic Will Friedwald considers Beneke to be one of the major blues singers who sang with the big bands of the early 1940s.


    The Number Two US Top 75 Song for the year 1941 -


    Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye - "Daddy"

    Written by Bobby Troup

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xY2vd-mNSU


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    Sammy Kaye (born Samuel Zarnocay Jr., March 13, 1910 – June 2, 1987) was an American bandleader and songwriter, whose tag line, "Swing and sway with Sammy Kaye", became one of the most famous of the Big Band Era.


    The Number Three US Top 75 Song for the year 1941 -


    The Ink Spots - "We Three (My Echo, My Shadow & Me)"

    Written by Nelson Cogane, Sammy Mysels, and Dick Robertson

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSCOB87JCIU


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    The Ink Spots were an American vocal jazz group who gained international fame in the 1930s and 1940s. Their unique musical style presaged the rhythm and blues and rock and roll musical genres, and the subgenre doo-wop. The Ink Spots were widely accepted in both the white and black communities, largely due to the ballad style introduced to the group by lead singer Bill Kenny.

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    Songs for the Day of February 23, 2020



    The Number One US Top 75 Song for the year 1942 -


    Bing Crosby - "White Christmas"

    Written by Irving Berlin

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQyy8SpDpTY


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    "White Christmas" is a 1942 Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. The version sung by Bing Crosby is the world's best-selling single with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide.

    The first public performance of the song was by Bing Crosby, on his NBC radio show The Kraft Music Hall on Christmas Day, 1941.

    He subsequently recorded the song with the John Scott Trotter Orchestra and the Ken Darby Singers and for Decca Records in 18 minutes on May 29, 1942, and it was released on July 30 as part of an album of six 78-rpm discs from the musical film Holiday Inn.

    The song initially performed poorly and was overshadowed by Holiday Inn's first hit song: "Be Careful, It's My Heart". By the end of October 1942, "White Christmas" topped the Your Hit Parade chart. It remained in that position until well into the new year. It has often been noted that the mix of melancholy—"just like the ones I used to know"—with comforting images of home—"where the treetops glisten"—resonated especially strongly with listeners during World War II. A few weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Crosby introduced "White Christmas" on a Christmas Day broadcast. The Armed Forces Network was flooded with requests for the song.


    The Number Two US Top 75 Song for the year 1942 -


    Glenn Miller and His Orchestra - Vocal refrain by Tex Beneke, Marion Hutton, and the Modernaires -

    "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo" -


    Written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW49uTN102M


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    "(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo" is a #1 popular song recorded by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra in 1942. It was written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren and published in 1942. It was featured in the musical film Orchestra Wives and was recorded by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, featuring Tex Beneke, Marion Hutton and The Modernaires, who released it as an A side 78 in 1942, 27934-A. The B side was "At Last".


    The Number Three US Top 75 Song for the year 1942 -


    Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocalists Bob Eberly and Helen O'Connell -

    "Tangerine"


    Music by Victor Schertzinger with lyrics by Johnny Mercer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yt8v3hdBY4


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    James Francis Dorsey (February 29, 1904 – June 12, 1957), professionally known as Jimmy Dorsey, was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and big band leader.

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    Some great songs and artists recent enough to stir memories of my childhood. Begin the Beguine, Frenesí, others. Good to see the Dorseys come into view. Jimmy Dorsey, with Eberle and O'Connell, were especially well represented on 78s in the family living room. I love Frenesí, no matter who sings it; recently been listening to Linda Ronstadt and Natalie Cole, both singing it in Spanish.

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    Songs for the Day of February 24, 2020



    The Number One US Top 75 Song for the year 1943 -


    The Mills Brothers - "Paper Doll"

    Written by Johnny S. Black

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYGtbXCADWQ


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    The Mills Brothers, sometimes billed the Four Mills Brothers, and originally known as the Four Kings of Harmony, were an American jazz and pop vocal quartet who made more than 2,000 recordings that sold more than 50 million copies and garnered at least three dozen gold records.

    The Mills Brothers were the first African-American artists to have their own show on national network radio, on CBS in 1930, and the first to have a #1 hit on the Billboard singles chart, with Paper Doll in 1943. They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998.


    The Number Two US Top 75 Song for the year 1943 -


    Dick Haymes and the Song Spinners - "You'll Never Know"

    Music by Harry Warren with lyrics by Mack Gordon

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLLOvnwA8H0


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    Richard Benjamin Haymes (September 13, 1918 – March 28, 1980), known as Dick Haymes, was an American actor and singer, born in Argentina. He was one of the most popular male vocalists of the 1940s and early 1950s.


    The Number Three US Top 75 Song for the year 1943 -


    Al Dexter & his Troopers - "Pistol Packin' Mama"

    Written by Al Dexter

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwsJDFgBO9k


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    Clarence Albert Poindexter (May 4, 1905 – January 28, 1984), known as Al Dexter, was an American country musician and songwriter. He is best known for "Pistol Packin' Mama," a 1944 hit that was one of the most popular recordings of the World War II years and later became a hit again with a cover by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters.

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    Songs for the Day of February 25, 2020



    The Number One US Top 75 Song for the year 1944 -


    Bing Crosby - "Swinging On a Star"

    Written by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Johnny Burke

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNUg0t3D97w


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    "Swinging on a Star" was introduced by Bing Crosby in the 1944 film Going My Way, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song that year.


    The Number Two US Top 75 Song for the year 1944 -


    Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters - "Don't Fence Me In"

    Music by Cole Porter with lyrics by Robert Fletcher and Cole Porter

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILyuEtGrMwI


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    "Don't Fence Me In" is a popular American song written in 1934, with music by Cole Porter and lyrics by Robert Fletcher and Cole Porter. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.

    Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen and his Orchestra recorded it in 1944, without having seen or heard the song. Crosby entered the studio on July 25, 1944. Within 30 minutes, he and the Andrews Sisters had completed the recording, which sold more than a million copies and topped the Billboard charts for eight weeks in 1944–45.


    The Number Three US Top 75 Song for the year 1944 -


    Bing Crosby - "I'll Be Seeing You"

    Music by Sammy Fain with lyrics by Irving Kahal

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUvpf0yI8uA


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    Harold Lillis "Bing" Crosby Jr. (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer, comedian and actor. The first multimedia star, Crosby was a leader in record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture grosses from 1931 to 1954. His early career coincided with recording innovations that allowed him to develop an intimate singing style that influenced many male singers who followed him, including Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Dick Haymes, and Dean Martin.

    Yank magazine said that he was "the person who had done the most for the morale of overseas servicemen" during World War II. In 1948, American polls declared him the "most admired man alive", ahead of Jackie Robinson and Pope Pius XII. Also in 1948, Music Digest estimated that his recordings filled more than half of the 80,000 weekly hours allocated to recorded radio music.

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    Songs for the Day of February 26, 2020



    The Number One US Top 75 Song for the year 1945 -

    Les Brown and His Band of Renown - Vocal chorus by Doris Day - "Sentimental Journey"

    Music by Les Brown and Ben Homer with lyrics by Bud Green

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKCozjGub_M


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    Lester Raymond Brown (March 14, 1912 – January 4, 2001) was an American jazz musician who led the big band Les Brown and His Band of Renown for nearly seven decades from 1938 to 2000.

    Doris Day (born Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff; April 3, 1922 – May 13, 2019) was an American actress, singer, and animal welfare activist. She began her career as a big band singer in 1939, achieving commercial success in 1945 with two No. 1 recordings, "Sentimental Journey" and "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" with Les Brown & His Band of Renown. She left Brown to embark on a solo career and recorded more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967.


    The Number Two US Top 75 Song for the year 1945 -


    The Andrews Sisters - "Rum and Coca-Cola"

    Written by Lionel Belasco with lyrics by Lord Invader

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THUmz7vvld4


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    "Rum and Coca-Cola" is a popular calypso song composed by Lionel Belasco with lyrics by Lord Invader. The song was copyrighted in the United States by entertainer Morey Amsterdam and became a hit in 1945 for the Andrews Sisters, spending ten weeks at the top the Billboard Pop Singles chart.

    After the release of "Rum and Coca-Cola", Belasco and Lord Invader sued for copyright infringement of the song's music and lyrics, respectively. In 1948, after years of litigation, both plaintiffs won their cases, with Lord Invader receiving an award of $150,000 in owed royalties. However, Morey Amsterdam was allowed to retain copyright to the song.


    The Number Three US Top 75 Song for the year 1945 -


    Perry Como - "Till The End of Time"

    Written by Ted Mossman wit lyrics by Buddy Kaye

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTqx1NIfKD0


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    Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer, actor and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively for RCA Victor for 44 years, after signing with the label in 1943. "Mr. C.", as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records and pioneered a weekly musical variety television show. His weekly television shows and seasonal specials were broadcast throughout the world.

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    Songs for the Day of February 27, 2020



    The Number One US Top 75 Song for the year 1946 -


    Frank Sinatra - "Five Minutes More"

    Music by Jule Styne with lyrics by Sammy Cahn

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6J7LRQJm2M


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    Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.


    The Number Two US Top 75 Song for the year 1946 -


    Perry Como - "Prisoner of Love"

    Music by Russ Colombo and Clarence Gaskill with lyrics by Leo Robin

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pct26fL-KQ


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    Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer, actor and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively for RCA Victor for 44 years, after signing with the label in 1943. "Mr. C.", as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records and pioneered a weekly musical variety television show. His weekly television shows and seasonal specials were broadcast throughout the world.


    The Number Three US Top 75 Song for the year 1946 -


    Nat King Cole - "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons"

    Written by Ivory "Deek" Watson and William "Pat" Best

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdIG5cNjg3E


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    Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American vocalist and jazz pianist. He recorded over one hundred songs that became hits on the pop charts. His trio was the model for small jazz ensembles that followed. Cole also acted in films and on television and performed on Broadway. He was the first African-American man to host an American television series.

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    Songs for the Day of February 28, 2020



    The Number One US Top 75 Song for the year 1947 -


    Francis Craig and His Orchestra - "Near You"

    Music by Francis Craig with lyrics by Kermit Goeli

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=angP...4&pbjreload=10


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    Francis Craig (September 10, 1900 – November 19, 1966) was an American songwriter, honky tonk piano player, and leader of a Nashville dance band. His works included "Dynamite" and "Near You", the latter being the first Billboard #1 hit out of Nashville.


    The Number Two US Top 75 Song for the year 1947 -


    Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra - "Ballerina"

    Music by Carl Sigman with lyrics by Bob Russell

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3veIFyNGbo


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    Vaughn Wilton Monroe (October 7, 1911 – May 21, 1973) was an American baritone singer, trumpeter, big band leader, actor, and businessman, who was most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for recording and another for radio performance.


    The Number Three US Top 75 Song for the year 1947 -


    Perry Como - "Chi-Baba Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go To Sleep)

    Written by Mack David, Jerry Livingston, and Al Hoffman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIiSXQ9QCDE


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    Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer, actor and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively for RCA Victor for 44 years, after signing with the label in 1943. "Mr. C.", as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records and pioneered a weekly musical variety television show. His weekly television shows and seasonal specials were broadcast throughout the world.

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    Songs for the Day of February 29, 2020



    The Number One US Top 100 Song for the year 1948 -


    Dinah Shore and Her Happy Valley Boys - "Buttons And Bows"

    Music by Jay Livingston with lyrics by Ray Evans

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wkQsrU3pBs


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    Dinah Shore (February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994) was an American singer, actress and television personality, and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1940s. She rose to prominence as a recording artist during the Big Band era. She achieved even greater success a decade later, in television, mainly as hostess of a series of variety programs for Chevrolet automobile company.

    After failing singing auditions for the bands of Benny Goodman, and both Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Shore struck out on her own. She became the first singer of her era to achieve huge solo success. She had a string of 80 charted popular hits, spanning 1940–1957, and after appearing in a handful of feature films, she went on to a four-decade career in American television. She starred in her own music and variety shows from 1951 through 1963 and hosted two talk shows in the 1970s. TV Guide ranked her at number 16 on their list of the top 50 television stars of all time.


    The Number Two US Top 100 Song for the year 1948-


    Pee Wee Hunt and His Orchestra - "12th Street Rag"

    Written by Euday L. Bowman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Uv_FypO4Ic


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    Walter Gerhardt "Pee Wee" Hunt (May 10, 1907 – June 22, 1979) was an American jazz trombonist, vocalist, and bandleader.


    The Number Three US Top 100 Song for the year 1948 -


    Nat King Cole - "Nature Boy"

    Written by George Alexander Aberle, known as eden ahbez

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyGLBCgq_xI


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    Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American vocalist and jazz pianist. He recorded over one hundred songs that became hits on the pop charts. His trio was the model for small jazz ensembles that followed. Cole also acted in films and on television and performed on Broadway. He was the first African-American man to host an American television series.

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    Songs for the Day of March 1, 2020



    The Number One US Top 100 Song for the year 1949 -


    Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra - "(Ghost) Riders In The Sky: A Cowboy Legend"

    Written by Stan Jones

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAPCxfuBzyo


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    Vaughn Wilton Monroe (October 7, 1911 – May 21, 1973) was an American baritone singer, trumpeter, big band leader, actor, and businessman, who was most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for recording and another for radio performance.


    The Number Two US Top 100 Song for the year 1949-


    Gene Autry - "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer"

    Written by Johnny Marks

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnLcGkafOik


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    Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998), nicknamed The Singing Cowboy, was an American singer, songwriter, actor, musician and rodeo performer who gained fame largely by singing in a crooning style on radio, in films, and on television for more than three decades beginning in the early 1930's.

    Gene Autry's recording of the song hit No. 1 on the Billboard pop singles chart the week of Christmas 1949. The recording sold 2.5 million copies the first year, eventually selling a total of 25 million, and it remained the second best-selling record of all time until the 1980s.


    The Number Three US Top 100 Song for the year 1949 -


    Frankie Laine - "Mule Train"

    Written by Johnny Lange, Hy Heath, and Fred Glickman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL6RIfj-lzU


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    Frankie Laine (born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio; March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007) was an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spanned nearly 75 years, from his first concerts in 1930 with a marathon dance company to his final performance of "That's My Desire" in 2005. Often billed as "America's Number One Song Stylist", his other nicknames include "Mr. Rhythm", "Old Leather Lungs", and "Mr. Steel Tonsils".

    "Mule Train" was featured in the 1950 Republic Western Singing Guns (where it was sung by Vaughn Monroe) and nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1950, but lost out to "Mona Lisa".

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    Songs for the Day of March 2, 2020



    The Number Four US Top 75 Song for the year 1910 -


    Bert Williams - "Play That Barber-Shop Chord"

    Music by Lewis F. Muir with lyrics by William Tracey

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnYV_0soTnQ


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    Bert Williams (November 12, 1874 – March 4, 1922) was a Bahamian-American entertainer, one of the pre-eminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time. He was by far the best-selling black recording artist before 1920. In 1918, the New York Dramatic Mirror called Williams "one of the great comedians of the world."

    Williams was a key figure in the development of African-American entertainment. In an age when racial inequality and stereotyping were commonplace, he became the first black American to take a lead role on the Broadway stage, and did much to push back racial barriers during his three-decade-long career. Fellow vaudevillian W. C. Fields, who appeared in productions with Williams, described him as "the funniest man I ever saw—and the saddest man I ever knew."


    The Number Five US Top 75 Song for the year 1910 -


    Nora Bayes - "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?"

    Music and lyrics by C.W. Murphy and Will Letters

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z71pGDq9FbY


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    Nora Bayes (born Rachel Eleanora Goldberg, October 3, 1880 – March 19, 1928) was an American singer, comedian, actress and vaudeville star of the early 20th century.


    The Number Six US Top 75 Song for the year 1910 -

    Harry MacDonough - "In the Valley of Yesterday"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xjRyxRxzp4


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    John Scantlebury Macdonald (May 30, 1871 – September 26, 1931) was a Canadian singer and recording executive. Under the pseudonym Harry Macdonough, he was one of the most prolific and popular tenors during the formative years of the recording industry.

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    Historic Popular Vocalists - 1910 - 1949 -

    Songs for the Day of March 3, 2020


    The Number Four US Top 75 Song for the year 1911 -



    Ada Jones and Billy Murray - "Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine"

    Music by Fred Fisher with lyrics by Alfred Bryan

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6edHmmPySY


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    Ada Jane Jones (June 1, 1873 – May 2, 1922) was an English-American popular singer who made her first recordings in 1893 on Edison cylinders. She is among the earliest female singers to be recorded.

    William Thomas "Billy" Murray (May 25, 1877 – August 17, 1954) was one of the most popular singers in the United States in the early 20th century. While he received star billing in vaudeville, he was best known for his prolific work in the recording studio, making records for almost every record label of the era.


    The Number Five US Top 75 Song for the year 1911 -


    Victor Herbert and His Orchestra -

    "Dream Melody Intermezzo: Naughty Marietta"


    Music by Victor Herbert with lyrics by Rida Johnson

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6h_QTTYQDs


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    Victor August Herbert (February 1, 1859 – May 26, 1924) was an American composer, cellist and conductor of Irish ancestry and German training. Although Herbert enjoyed important careers as a cello soloist and conductor, he is best known for composing many successful operettas that premiered on Broadway from the 1890s to World War I. He was also prominent among the tin pan alley composers and was later a founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). A prolific composer, Herbert produced two operas, a cantata, 43 operettas, incidental music to 10 plays, 31 compositions for orchestra, nine band compositions, nine cello compositions, five violin compositions with piano or orchestra, 22 piano compositions and numerous songs, choral compositions and orchestrations of works by other composers, among other music.


    The Number Six US Top 75 Song for the year 1911 -


    Victor Light Opera Company - "Gems from Naughty Marietta"

    Music by Victor Herbert with lyrics by Rida Johnson

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uswGqqQyfVs


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    The Victor Light Opera Company - This name was applied to a constantly changing lineup of performers, mostly studio singers. This included Elsie Baker, Marguerite Dunlap, Ada Jones, Olive Kline, Harry Macdonough, Lucy Isabelle Marsh, Billy Murray, Reinald Werrenrath and many others. These artists received no label credit for their work.
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