Monday, March 6, 2017

Popular Songs Of 1947, Vol. 1

Continuing with the retro music posts, here's what folks were listening to 70 years ago. Crooners, jazz, swing, as well as country and western music are all represented well here. If you remember these when they came out, well...I don't really have to say it. You already know. Popular Songs Of 1947 begins...NOW!  ~  JH

1)  Frankie Laine  ~  “Shine / We’ll Be Together Again”

2)  Bing Crosby, Dick Haymes, & The Andrews Sisters  ~  “Anything You Can Do”

3)  Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five  ~  “Jack, You’re Dead”

4)  Eddy Arnold  ~  “I’ll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms)”

5)  Merle Travis  ~  “Sixteen Tons”  (Tennessee Ernie Ford had greater success with this song a few years later, but Travis actually wrote the song and was its original performer.)

6)  Dinah Shore  ~  “The Anniversary Song”

7)  Dick Haymes  ~  “How Are Things In Glocca Morra”

8)  Bing Crosby  ~  “Galway Bay”

9)  Count Basie & His Orchestra  ~  “Open The Door, Richard!”

10)  Perry Como  ~  “Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go To Sleep)”

11)  Al Jolson  ~  “Let Me Sing And I’m Happy”  (This song was actually a hit some seventeen years earlier, but in 1946 the biopic The Jolson Story propelled some of Jolson’s old hits back onto the charts in ’47. This was one of those songs.)

12)  Frank Sinatra  ~  “Always”

13)  Jo Stafford ~  “Serenade Of The Bells”

14)  Lonzo and Oscar  ~  “I’m My Own Grandpa”

15)  Ernest Tubb  ~  “Filipino Baby”

16)  Eddy Arnold  ~  “What Is Life Without Love”

17)  Frankie Laine  ~  “Singing The Blues”

18)  Peggy Lee  ~  “Golden Earrings”

19)  Red Foley & The Cumberland Valley Boys  ~  “That’s How Much I Love You”

20)  The Harmonicats  ~  “Peg O’ My Heart”

21)  Doris Day & Buddy Clark  ~  “Love Somebody”

22)  Savannah Churchill & The Sentimentalists  ~  “I Want To Be Loved (But Only By You)”

23)  Hank Williams  ~  “Move It On Over”

24)  Vaughn Monroe  ~  “Ballerina”

25)  Julia Lee And Her Boy Friends  ~  “(Opportunity Knocks But Once) Snatch And Grab It”

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