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Benny Goodman - Sing Sing Sing

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)" is a 1936 song, written by Louis Prima and first recorded by him with the New Orleans Gang and released in March 1936 as a 78 as Brunswick 7628 (with "It's Been So Long" as the B side). It is strongly identified with the big band and swing eras. It was covered by Fletcher Henderson and most famously Benny Goodman. Originally entitled "Sing Bing Sing", in reference to Bing Crosby, it was soon retitled for use in wider contexts. The song has since been covered by numerous artists. The original version of the song by Louis Prima includes lyrics, but, due to the better-known Benny Goodman version being instrumental (and including many musical flourishes in its arrangement), many assume the song was written as such.

Top 20 Greatest Songs 1940-1949

Friday, July 19, 2013


1. White Christmas - Bing Crosby (1942)
2. Star Dust - Artie Shaw (1941)
3. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry (1949)
4. Paper Doll - The Mills Brothers (1943)
5. Body and Soul - Coleman Hawkins (1940)
6. Near You - Francis Craig and His Orchestra (1947)
7. The Christmas Song - Nat "King" Cole (1946)
8. I'll Never Smile Again - Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers (1940)
9. Buttons and Bows - Dinah Shore and Her Harper Valley Boys (1948)
10. Frenesi - Artie Shaw (1940)
11. Sentimental Journey - Les Brown with Doris Day (1945)
12. Swinging on a Star - Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter's Orchestra & the Williams Brothers Quartet (1944)
13. Peg O' My Heart - The Harmonicats (1947)
14. Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend) - Vaughn Monroe (1949)
15. Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller with Tex Beneke & the Four Modernaires (1941)
16. The Gypsy - The Ink Spots (1946)
17. I've Heard That Song Before - Harry James with Helen Forrest (1943)
18. When You Wish Upon a Star - Cliff Edwards (1940)
19. Heartaches - Ted Weems with Elmo Tanner (1947)
20. You Are My Sunshine - Jimmie Davis (1940)

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