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Popular TV Shows of the 1950s

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The 1950s brought about the start of television. Old time radio was fading out. Everyone began buying a television for every home. Culture shifted into a new opportunity to bring about vast entertainment to the public. The birth of the television meant that families could enjoy entertainment in their living rooms instead of driving to the local drive in movie theater.

Here are some popular tv shows from the 1950s to get you familiar of that wonderful exciting time period. There were many shows. Not all are listed in this post. To get a complete list visit this page.

Popular Shows (1950s):

1. The Many Loves of Doby Gillis
2. The Lone Ranger
3. The Nat King Cole Show
4. Peter Gunn
5. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
6. The Phil Silvers Show
7. The Donna Reed Show
8. This is Your Life
9. Make Room for Daddy
10. Wagon Train
11. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
12. Maverick
13. What's My Line
14. You Bet Your Life
15. Alfred Hitchcock Presents
16. Dragnet
17. The Jack Benny Program
18. Perry Mason
19. The Jackie Gleason Show
20. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
21. The Milton Berle Show
22. Father Knows Best
23. The Steve Allen Show
24. Leave it to Beaver
25. The Honeymooners
26. Gunsmoke
27. The Ed Sullivan Show
28. American Bandstand
29. I love Lucy
30. Your Show of Shows

There are many more shows that aired at that time. The shows listed here are just an overall glimpse into the 1950s. I hope you enjoyed the Blast to the Past.


Shoo Shoo Baby - The Andrews Sisters

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"Shoo Shoo Baby" is a popular song made famous by The Andrews Sisters. They sang it in the 1943 film Three Cheers for the Boys and it became a big hit for them in 1944, reaching No. 6 in the chart. Their version features a jazzy vocal pop arrangement typical of the time, with a key hook provided by the horns. It was written by Phil Moore and has appeared on many albums of 1940's music.
Ella Mae Morse also recorded this song in 1943, released on CAPITOL label 143, with Dick Walters Orchestra. This version went to number four on the pop chart and number one on the R&B charts for 2 weeks in Dec, 1943.[1] It was also recorded by Glenn Miller with the vocals performed by the Crew Chiefs. Frank Sinatra recorded the song in the fifties, as did Nat King Cole.
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Frank Sinatra - Pick Yourself Up

Friday, August 2, 2013

Pick Yourself Up - this song is always important to listen to if you are feeling down. Or maybe you feel like there is nothing better for you. Well, you can always pick yourself up and start all over again.
This song has been done by many artists. Fred Astaire sang this song too in the early 30s. So it has been around a while. You need inspiration and motivation. Hopefully this song will help you.