Valentine Bridge Playlist Recordings

We have more than enough prepared material for two sets.  The tunes listed below will give you a sense of the style we will deliver.  Some of the tunes have short (~20 secs.) audio clips.  They are less than 1/2 MB in size.

1.  How High the Moon       (Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton, 1940)

Les Paul & Mary Ford, 9 weeks #1 in '51; Ella Fitzgerald Grammy in '73
2.  All By Myself       (Irving Berlin, 1921)
  from the film "Blues Skies" sung by Bing Crosby

3.  I Only Have Eyes For You     (Harry Warren, Al Dubin, 1934)


 from the film "Dames"; big hit for the Flamingos in '59

4.  There'll Be No Freebies at Miss Jenny's Ball    (Nathaniel Reed, 1924)


 just a snappy jazz favorite...

5.  Crazy     (Willie Nelson, 1962)
  biggest Patsy Cline hit  at #2;
6.  Besame Mucho     (Consuelo Velazquez 1940)
  written when she was only 15 and "...not yet been kissed..."
7.  Moonlight In Vermont     (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf, 1943)
  note the verses are written in haiku; unofficial song of Vermont, typically sung at weddings.
8.  Dream A Little Dream of Me   (Fabian Andre, Wilber Schwandt, Gus Kahn, 1931)
  covered by Louis Armstrong, Doris Day, and 'Mama' Cass Elliot in '68.
9.  Someday Sweetheart    (John & Reb Spikes 1919)
  another jazz standard covered by Jelly Roll Morton in '23
10.  I Want to Be Seduced    (Gary Tigerman 1978)
  covered by Leon Redbone; sung by Richard Dryfuss on Saturday Night Live
11.  On the Street Where You Live     (Allen Learner, Fredrick Loewe, 1956)
  from the film "My Fair Lady"; Vic Damone #1 in '58 in UK
12.  Stars Fell On Alabama   (Mitchell Parish & Frank Perkins, 1934)
  reference to Leonid meteor shower of 1833; added to Alabama license plates in 2002
13.  What a Difference a Day Made    (Maria Grever, (English) Stanley Adams, 1959)
  Grammy for Dianna Washington in '59
14.  The Way You Look Tonight    (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields 1936)
  from the film "Swing Time" w/ Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, won Oscar; #1 for 6 weeks
15.  Minnie the Moocher     (Cab Calloway, 1931)
  sold a million copies; Grammy Hall of Fame in '99
16.  Till There Was You   (Meredith Wilson, 1957)
  from the musical "The Music Man"; Beatles cover failed Decca audition
17.  My Monday Date (Sid Robin, Earl Hines) /  Its a Sin To Tell a Lie   (Fats Waller 1930)
  refers to weekly jam session with Hines, Armstrong, & wife
18.  Are You Having Any Fun ?    (Sammy Fain, Jack Yellen, 1939)
  Broadway show "George White's Scandals of 1939"; sung by The Three Stooges
19.  Sway (Pablo Ruiz 1953) / Perhpas, Perhaps, Perhaps  (Osvaldo Farres, Joe Davis)
  get the mambo beat; covers in English, French, Icelandic, Cantonese, Turkish, Persian
20.  Heart and Soul     (Hoagy Carmichael, 1938)
  from the film "A Star is Born"; Larry Clinton #1 in 1939
21.  Hard Hearted Hannah    (Milton Ager, Jack Yellen, Bob Bigelow, Charles Bates, 1924)
  Milton's grand daughter was named Hannah...hummmm?
22.  Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans    (Eddie DeLang, Louis Alter, 1947)
  from the film "New Orleans" performed by Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday
23.  I'll See You In My Dreams    (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn, 1924)
  7 weeks at #1; later a film about Gus Kahn
24.  Since I Fell For You    (Buddy Johnson, 1948)
  E. Kitt, D. Washington, B. Streisand, Lenny Welch hit (#4) in '63
25.  It's Twilight Time    (Morty & Al Nivins, Artie Dunn, Buck Ram 1944)
  released as 'B' side on Les Brown's "Sentimental Journey" in '44; Platters #1 hit in '58
26.  All of Me    (Seymour Simons, Gerald Marks, 1931)
  covers by Armstrong, E. Fitzgerald, D. Martin, F. Sinatra
27.  The Nearness of You    (Hoagy Carmichaael, Ned Washington 1938)
  Glen Miller 8 weeks on charts, peak #5; most recent popular recording by Norah Jones
28.  At Last    (Mack Winston, Harry Warren, 1941)
  from the musical "Orchestra Wives"; Etta James Grammy '60
29.  Deep Purple    (Peter DeRosa & Mitchell Parish, 1939)
  Larry Clinton #1 for 9 weeks; Nino Tempo and April Stevens #1 & Grammy in 1963
30.  That's Amore    (Harry Warner, Jack Brooks, 1952)
  from the film "The Caddy" with Lewis & Martin
31.  Stardust    (Hoagy Carmichael, 1927, Mitchell Parish; 1929)
  over 1800 covers of this song... most recorded ever?
32.  Don't Get Around Much Anymore    (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell, 1942)
  #1 R&B in '43; recorded by P McCartney 1988 on Back in USSR (released only in Russia)
33.  A Kiss to Build a Dream On    (Bart Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Oscar Hammerstein 1935)
  Louis Armstrong 1951;  featured in the film "Sleepless in Seattle"
34.  L-O-V-E    (Bert Kaempfert, Milt Gabler 1964)
  Nat King Cole hit

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