Favorite Old Songs

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Favorite Old Songs

Post by Kitty » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:56 am

I think it's time just to make a thread for songs we like that we aren't quite sure which thread to put in. Sometimes single songs are what we'd like to share, and don't want to create a brand new thread for it. So here!
This version of Beautiful Eyes by Irving Fields was issued in 1949, as a B-side. The A-side was St. Louis Blues.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=914EGHq8kMM
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Re: Favorite Old Time Songs

Post by Kitty » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:07 pm

I don't know what year this came out, but I think it's fun song! A Nice Cup of Tea, Sam Costa. Do you agree with him?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqEnAI_ufQ8
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Re: Favorite Old Time Songs

Post by Kitty » Wed May 03, 2017 6:29 pm

Danny Kaye is a serious heart throb of mine. This song makes me instantly so happy. Danny Kaye and Barbara bel Geddes singing Ragtime Lullaby from Five Pennies---minus the baby crying. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb0OjjYmRG0
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Re: Favorite Old Time Songs

Post by donnie » Fri May 05, 2017 3:25 pm

Kitty wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:07 pm
I don't know what year this came out, but I think it's fun song! A Nice Cup of Tea, Sam Costa. Do you agree with him?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqEnAI_ufQ8
I like that a lot! :D A very pleasant song. Yes, I agree with him on the tea—except at bedtime—that's a no go due to the caffeine. I order Davidson's Organic English Breakfast by the pound and drink it everyday. However, I drink it at room temperature, which is a little unusual, I guess. But it has more flavor that way than either hot or iced.

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Re: Favorite Old Time Songs

Post by Kitty » Fri May 05, 2017 4:10 pm

I like tea. My favorite is probably raspberry. I never really thought about it, but room temperature is actually nicer. You don't burn your face, either. :lol:
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Re: Favorite Old Time Songs

Post by donnie » Fri May 05, 2017 7:37 pm

I'm getting into the habit of drinking a hit of matcha in the afternoons, too. It's better when whisked in the bowl with the bamboo whisk, traditional Japanese style. I still like the flavor of black tea better, though.
Kitty wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 6:29 pm
Danny Kaye is a serious heart throb of mine. This song makes me instantly so happy. Danny Kaye and Barbara bel Geddes singing Ragtime Lullaby from Five Pennies---minus the baby crying. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb0OjjYmRG0
That's a nice one, too! Danny Kaye had a very good voice and a nice style with a song, didn’t he? And I had no idea Barbara Bel Geddes could sing that well—I only knew of her as an actress.

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Re: Favorite Old Time Songs

Post by Kitty » Fri May 05, 2017 10:06 pm

Kaye's smooth voice was so jazzy. I 💓 him. 😺
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Re: Favorite Old Time Songs

Post by donnie » Sun May 07, 2017 7:50 pm

One of my favorite Annette Hanshaw songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySN62DIr0EQ

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Re: Favorite Old Time Songs

Post by Kitty » Mon May 08, 2017 10:32 am

Martha Tilton, (Ah, Yes) There's Good Blues Tonight! I love this one! Reminds me of that Casper Cartoon called Good Boos Tonight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLPqbEABqMo
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Re: Favorite Old Time Songs

Post by donnie » Fri May 12, 2017 9:06 pm

That's a catchy one and a really good arrangement.

Here's another Annette Hanshaw favorite of mine—a 1929 novelty song in honor of the new talkies. :D This one has the characteristic "That's all" at the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdDY_XFFYGY

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