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Vaughn Monroe - Riders in the Sky

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend
by Vaughn Monroe
"(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend" is a cowboy-styled country/western song written in 1948 by noted American songwriter Stan Jones.[1] A number of versions were crossover hits on the pop charts in 1949. The ASCAP database lists the song as "Riders in the Sky" (title code 480028324[2]), but the title has been written as "Ghost Riders", "Ghost Riders in the Sky", and "A Cowboy Legend".
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The Top 20 Greatest Songs of the 1940s

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


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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Nancy Walker - Shady Lady Bird

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Nancy Walker
"Shady Lady Bird"

Here's a tune from the Ralph Blane-Hugh Martin score of the 1941 musical "Best Foot Forward," the play in which comic actress-singer Nancy Walker made her Broadway stage debut.
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Bing Crosby and Andrew Sisters - Don't Fence Me In

Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters
"Don't Fence Me In"

"Don't Fence Me In" is a popular American song written in 1934, with music by Cole Porter and lyrics by Robert Fletcher and Cole Porter. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.[1]
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Evelyn Knight - A Little Bird Told Me

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Evelyn Knight and the Stardusters
A Little Bird Told Me
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A Little Bird Told Me
A little bird told me that you love me
And I believe that you do
This little bird told me I was fallin'
Fallin' for no one but you

There's no use denying
Might as well confess
Of all the boys I know, dear
I'm sure I love you best

The little bird told me we'd be happy
And I believe that it's true
A little bird told me we'd be married
And I believe that it's true

This little bird told me when we marry
We'll have a pretty cottage
Not too far
All fenced in like a movie stars

We'll have a great dane pup
We'll call him Ace
Lying there by the fireplace
A goldfish pond and a wishing well
Everything is gonna turn out swell

A little bird told me we'd be happy
And now I know that it's true
Come June it's bound to be true

Vaughn Monroe - What is This Thing Called Love

Friday, August 8, 2014

Vaughn Monroe
"What Is This Thing Called Love"

Released: 1951
10-inch 33 1/3 LP and 78 set

So In Love [2]
I Concentrate On You
Easy To Love
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Don't Fence Me In
What Is This Thing Called Love

Vaughn Monroe - Let It Snow

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Vaughn Monroe
Let It Snow

First recorded in 1945 by Vaughn Monroe,[1] it became a popular hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard music chart the following year. One of the best-selling songs of all time, "Let It Snow!" has been covered countless times. Due to its seasonal lyrics, it is commonly regarded as a Christmas song. However, the song has no Christmas references and is therefore a seasonal song shared by those who do not join in the celebration of Christmas.
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Vaughn Monroe - Tangerine

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Vaughn Monroe - Tangerine

Vaughn Monroe - Dream

Vaughn Monroe - Dream

Vaughn Wilton Monroe (October 7, 1911 – May 21, 1973) was an American baritone singer, trumpeter and big band leader and actor, most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; for recording and radio.
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