Month: October 2015

I’m On A See-Saw

Written by Desmond Carter & Vivian Ellis in 1934 for a musical comedy and first sung by actor John Mills. Ever since I heard him I’ve had a soft spot for this surprisingly poignant song. There’s more about this album on Albums 6 in…

Misty

Pianist Errol Garner wrote Misty as an instrumental in 1954 but Johnny Burke’s lyrics and Johnny Mathis’ recording brought it to world acclaim in 1959 and has since been recorded many times and sold many millions. There’s more about this album on Albums 6…

Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat

Frank Loesser’s brilliant song from his 1950 musical, Guys And Dolls. There’s more about this album on Albums 6 in the menu.

If Your Kisses Can’t Hold The Man You Love

Vivian Ellis was a music master. In 1930 he teamed up with Jack Yellen to write this classic song. Fun to sing and fun to play, Words & music Jack Yellen & Vivian Ellis 1930 There’s more about this album on Albums 6 in the…

I Saw Stars

Words & music Maurice Sigler/Al Goodhart/Al Hoffman  There’s more about this album on Albums 6 in the menu

Have A Bit Of Pity On The Crooner

The music halls of the 1930’s, 40s and 50’s had increasing competition from the latest singing stars and American films portraying a more exciting world very different from tired, dreary, hard-up Britain. At a time when ‘crooners’ such as Bing Crosby were particularly in vogue Arthur Askey…

Sunday Arternoon, Arter Dinner