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  • The Four Aces - I'm Yours (1952) - Duration: 2 minutes, 48 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 928 views
    Charted at #17 on Billboard's Records Most Played by Disk Jockeys chart in 1952. The Four Aces cut a very good version of "I'm Yours" but the competition was too great, and this record didn't fare ...
  • Johnnie Ray - Walkin' My Baby Back Home (1952) - Duration: 2 minutes, 23 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 1,097 views
    Charted at #4 on Billboard's Most Played Juke Box Records chart in July 1952 and #12 on UK Singles chart. "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" was originally a hit back in 1931 when popular versions were re...
  • Don Cornell - I'm Yours (1952) - Duration: 2 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 1,364 views
    Charted at #3 on Billboard's Records Most Played by Disk Jockeys chart in June 1952. "I'm Yours" was Don's follow-up single to "I'll Walk Alone" and an even bigger hit. He had some considerable com...
  • Don Cornell - I'll Walk Alone (1952) - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 1,037 views
    Charted at #5 on Billboard's Records Most Played by Disk Jockeys chart in May 1952. Don had been a successful big band singer during the 1940's, notching up a number of hits with the Sammy Kaye Orc...
  • The Four Aces - A Garden in the Rain (1951) - Duration: 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 1,058 views
    Charted at #14 on Billboard Best Selling Pop Singles chart in January 1952. Remake of a pretty song which was popular in 1929 in versions by artists such as Gene Austin, George Olsen and John McCor...
  • Guy Mitchell - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1952) - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

    • 10 months ago
    • 798 views
    Charted at #4 on Billboard's Most Played Juke Box Records chart in May 1952. One of Guy's catchiest songs. You'll find yourself singing it after you hear it. Original Billboard review: "Mitchell tu...
  • Mario Lanza - The Song Angels Sing (1952) - Duration: 3 minutes, 34 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 405 views
    One of Mario's most beautiful songs, released as the B-side of "Because You're Mine" in August 1952 (which was also the title of the movie in which Lanza introduced both songs). Original Billboard ...
  • The Four Aces - Tell Me Why (1951) - Duration: 3 minutes, 17 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 1,162 views
    Charted at #2 on Billboard Best Selling Pop Singles chart in January 1952. Featuring Al Alberts on lead. Still a new group, The Aces had strong competition for their original from a competing versi...
  • Vic Damone - My Truly, Truly Fair (1951) - Duration: 2 minutes, 50 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 386 views
    Charted at #4 on Billboard's Records Most Played by Disk Jockeys chart in June 1951. Although Guy Mitchell had the biggest hit with this song (charting at #2) this equally spirited recording by Vic...
  • Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra - Red Roses for a Blue Lady (1948) - Duration: 2 minutes, 55 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 801 views
    Charted at #3 on Billboard's Records Most Played by Disk Jockeys chart in April 1949. Other versions to chart in 1949: #8 for Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians and #21 for John Laurenz. In 1965,...
  • Mindy Carson - My Foolish Heart (1950) - Duration: 2 minutes, 57 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 2,333 views
    Charted at #6 on Billboard's Records Most Played by Disk Jockeys chart in May 1950. From the movie of the same name starring Dana Andrews and Susan Hayward. "My Foolish Heart" was an enormous hit i...
  • Eddy Howard and His Orchestra - (It's No) Sin (1951) - Duration: 2 minutes, 48 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 357 views
    Charted at #1 on Billboard Best Selling Pop Singles chart in December 1951. Here we have the biggest hit version of this song, which also charted at #4 for the Four Aces (their first hit), #5 for S...
  • Mario Lanza - Because (1951) - Duration: 2 minutes, 12 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 1,563 views
    Charted at #16 on Billboard Best Selling Pop Singles chart in August 1951. The movie, "The Great Caruso", in which Lanza played Enrico Caruso, was such a big hit that three of the songs featured in...
  • Mario Lanza - The Loveliest Night of the Year (1951) - Duration: 3 minutes, 45 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 769 views
    Charted at #3 on Billboard Best Selling Pop Singles chart in September 1951. Utilizing a familiar melody, "Over the Waves", written in 1888 by Juventino P. Rosas; the music was adapted by Irving A...
  • Ray Anthony and His Orchestra - At Last (1952) - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

    • 11 months ago
    • 487 views
    Charted at #2 in Billboard in 1952. Vocal by Tommy Mercer and the Anthony Choir. "At Last" had originally been a Top 10 hit for the Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1942. This version, by Ray Anthony, a f...
  • Guy Mitchell - My Truly, Truly Fair (1951) - Duration: 2 minutes, 54 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    • 689 views
    Charted at #2 in Billboard in 1951. One of Guy's best. With Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus. Original Billboard review: "Mitchell belts out a happy new folker with exuberance and charm, a...
  • Jo Stafford - No Other Love (1950) - Duration: 3 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 889 views
    Charted at #8 on Billboard Best Selling Pop Singles chart in October 1950. Released as the B-side of "Sometime" which charted at #27. Based on Frédéric Chopin's Étude No. 3 in E, Op. 10. With Paul ...
  • Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra - Count Every Star (1950) - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,047 views
    Charted at #10 on Billboard Best Selling Pop Singles chart in August 1950. Hugo had one of the most beautiful orchestra and choruses of the time, and this recording provides a good example. Release...
  • Percy Faith and His Orchestra and Chorus - All My Love (Bolero) (1950) - Duration: 3 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 648 views
    Charted at #7 in Billboard in October 1950. In 1950, "All My Love" also charted at #1 for Patti Page (which I've also posted), #10 for Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, #11 for Bing Crosby and ...
  • Tony Martin - La Vie en rose (1950) - Duration: 3 minutes, 20 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 878 views
    Charted at #9 on Billboard Best-Selling Pop Singles chart in August 1950. Originally performed (and co-written) by Édith Piaf. Many other recordings of this popular song also charted in Billboard d...
  • Al Jolson - Are You Lonesome Tonight (1950) - Duration: 3 minutes, 8 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 624 views
    Despite the claim on the sheet music cover, this was not Jolson's last record, although it was close to it. Recorded April 28, 1950. He recorded a group of Stephen Foster songs in July for an album...
  • Frankie Laine - That Lucky Old Sun (1957) - Duration: 3 minutes, 31 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,845 views
    This 1957 re-recording of Frankie's 1949 #1 hit is, in my estimation, the most definitive version of the song. Although the original hit may have been a bit restrained comparably, Frankie, with the...
  • Ames Brothers - Sentimental Me (1949) - Duration: 3 minutes, 19 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,205 views
    Recorded December 5, 1949. Charted at #1 for one week on the Billboard Disk Jockey chart in June 1950. Released as the B-side of "Rag Mop", this single proved to be a smash hit. "Rag Mop" hit #1 fi...
  • Andrews Sisters - I Can Dream, Can't I? (1949) - Duration: 2 minutes, 41 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 392 views
    Charted at #1 in Billboard in December 1949. Lead vocal by Patty Andrews. This song had been a #5 hit for Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra over 10 years earlier, in 1938. Other competing charting ver...
  • Guy Lombardo - Boo Hoo (1956) - Duration: 2 minutes, 21 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,234 views
    Vocals by the Lombardo Trio. This re-recording was released on the 1956 album, "Guy Lombardo in Hi-Fi". "Boo Hoo" had originally been a #1 hit for Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians in 1937 and q...
  • Fats Waller and His Rhythm - Until the Real Thing Comes Along (1936) - Duration: 3 minutes, 36 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 423 views
    Charted at #3 in 1936. The opening notes of this recording are very similar to those used by the Ink Spots on most of their hits beginning a few years later. The Ink Spots recorded their own versio...
  • Benny Goodman Quartet - Moonglow (1936) - Duration: 3 minutes, 26 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 4,975 views
    Having hit #1 with "Moonglow" in 1934 with an earlier recording featuring his full orchestra, Goodman decided to record the song again for a different version featuring his quartet. This version ch...
  • Fats Waller and His Rhythm - Lulu's Back in Town (1935) - Duration: 2 minutes, 36 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 610 views
    Charted at #8 in 1935. This song was introduced in the movie "Broadway Gondolier" by Dick Powell and the Mills Brothers. Recorded May 8, 1935 (Victor 25063). Written by Al Dubin & Harry Warren. B-s...
  • Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra - I Only Have Eyes for You (1934) - Duration: 3 minutes, 22 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 2,088 views
    Charted at #4 in 1934. Vocal by Lew Sherwood. This beautiful song was introduced in the 1934 musical, "Dames". Recorded June 15, 1934. Other popular recordings from 1934 include ones by Ben Selvin,...
  • Annette Hanshaw - Let's Fall in Love (1934) - Duration: 2 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,341 views
    From Annette's final recording session (except for a few private recordings which were not issued). Released as the B-side of "This Little Piggie Went to Market" (Vocalion 2635). The song comes fro...
  • Whitey Kaufman and His Orchestra - Paddlin' Madelin' Home (1925) - Duration: 3 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 640 views
    A really fun song from the Roaring '20's. The best selling recording was by Cliff Edwards in 1925. A version by the Ipana Troubadors also did quite well. Whitey's version was recorded October 21, 1...
  • The Dixie Players - Looking at the World Through Rose Colored Glasses (1926) - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

    • 1 year ago
    • 790 views
    The Roaring '20's produced some of the most optimistic songs of any time period! Vocal by Arthur Fields. Recorded August 13, 1926 with quite a line-up of talent:
    Alto Saxophone - Arnold Brilhart, J...
  • Ted Weems and His Orchestra - Somebody Stole My Gal (1923) - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 636 views
    Charted at #1 in 1924 for five weeks selling over one million copies. "Somebody Stole My Gal" had originally been recorded in 1918 by Florence Millett but does not appear to have been a major hit u...
  • Rudy Vallée & His Connecticut Yankees - Betty Co-Ed (1930) - Duration: 3 minutes, 36 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 340 views
    Charted at #4 in 1930. Like "Stein Song", "Betty Co-Ed" was one of Rudy's big college-themed hits of 1930, a tribute to all college girls. Recorded June 25, 1930. Another version by Bob Haring & Hi...
  • Ray Noble and the New Mayfair Orchestra - Lady of Spain (1931) - Duration: 3 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 537 views
    Vocal by Al Bowlly (pictured in the last portion of the video). This is the original hit version of "Lady of Spain" which became a popular number with accordion players. Charted at #5 in 1931. Reco...
  • Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Cecilia (1925) - Duration: 2 minutes, 50 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 525 views
    One of the cutest songs of the 1920's. Recorded August 13, 1925 (Victor 19756). The Victor ledgers note that this was the first recording for this dance band. The featured vocalists are Frank Maste...
  • Jeanette MacDonald - One Hour with You (1932) - Duration: 3 minutes, 21 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,402 views
    The enchanting Jeanette MacDonald sings the invigorating title song from her 1932 motion picture, also starring Maurice Chevalier. Recorded April 24, 1932 (Victor 24013). Paramount Studio Orchestra...
  • Bing Crosby with Guy Lombardo - You're Getting to be a Habit with Me (1933) - Duration: 2 minutes, 46 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 494 views
    Charted at #1 in 1933. This is one of the catchiest songs from the musical, "42nd Street". Recorded January 12, 1933 (Brunswick 6472). Written by Al Dubin and Harry Warren. The other side of this r...
  • Dick Powell - By a Waterfall (1933) - Duration: 3 minutes, 19 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 625 views
    Dick Powell sang this song to Ruby Keeler in the movie, "Footlight Parade". The two most popular recordings of this song from 1933 appear to be those by Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians and Le...
  • Bing Crosby - Thanks (1933) - Duration: 3 minutes, 20 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 501 views
    Charted at #2 in 1933. Bing sang this song in the movie, "Too Much Harmony". For another lovely ballad from the movie, check out my posting of "The Day You Came Along". Recorded August 27th, 1933 (...
  • Cliff Edwards - It's Only a Paper Moon (1933) - Duration: 2 minutes, 37 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,472 views
    With the onset of the Great Depression, Cliff "Ukulele Ike" Edwards, one of the big singing stars of the 1920's, began to experience a career decline. "It's Only a Paper Moon" provided his only sub...
  • Ben Selvin and His Orchestra - You're Getting to be a Habit with Me (1932) - Duration: 3 minutes, 23 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 245 views
    Vocal refrain by Muriel Sherman and Elmer Feldkamp. From the musical, "42nd Street". Recorded December 16, 1932 on the Columbia label. Written by Al Dubin and Harry Warren. The other side of this r...
  • Ray Noble and His New Mayfair Orchestra - Love is the Sweetest Thing (1932) - Duration: 3 minutes, 21 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 607 views
    Vocal by Al Bowlly. Charted at #1 for 5 weeks in 1933. From the film, "Say It With Music". Written by Ray Noble. Recorded September 8, 1932 (Victor 24333). Another version of this song charted at #...
  • Wayne King and His Orchestra - Alice Blue Gown (1940) - Duration: 3 minutes, 3 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 866 views
    Recorded March 1, 1940 for the Victor label. From the 1919 musical "Irene" which starred Edith Day in the title role. The song was revived in 1940 because of a movie version of "Irene" starring Ann...
  • Bing Crosby - Just a Gigolo (1931) - Duration: 3 minutes, 26 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,851 views
    "Just a Gigolo" was a German language song written in 1929 by Leonello Casucci and Julius Brammer. After becoming a success in Europe, the song was brought to the United States where English lyrics...
  • Al Jolson - Tell Me (1919) - Duration: 2 minutes, 51 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 775 views
    Charted at #3 in January 1920. Beautiful forgotten song with a haunting melody. Recorded October 4, 1919. The sheet music features Ruby de Remer (also known as Rubye De Remer), a dancer and silent ...
  • The Peerless Quartet - While You're Away (Pack Up Your Cares in a Bundle of Joy) (1918) - Duration: 3 minutes, 12 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 302 views
    Charted at #2 in December 1918. World War I song recorded a few months before the end of the war (August 17, 1918 to be exact). Lead singer is Henry Burr. Written by Anatol Friedland and L. Wolfe G...
  • Al Jolson - Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody (1918) - Duration: 3 minutes, 30 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 708 views
    Charted at #1 in September 1918. This is the lesser-heard original version of one of Al Jolson's most enduring hits. This was also one of the biggest records of 1918. Introduced in the Broadway mus...
  • The Original Dixieland Jazz Band - Tiger Rag (1918) - Duration: 3 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 791 views
    Charted at #1 in September 1918. An enormous hit, this recording was one of the key factors in bringing jazz music to the mainstream and ushering in the Jazz Age of the 1920's. Recorded March 25, 1...
  • Al Jolson - Someone Else May Be There While I'm Gone (1916) - Duration: 2 minutes, 47 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 486 views
    Charted at #2 in January 1917. Written by Irving Berlin. Also check out Al Jolson's 1947 re-recording of this hit which I posted awhile ago. It's quite a bit different. Recorded September 19, 1916....
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