Category: 1930s song

Georgia On My Mind

This demo recording for one of my guitar classes of Stuart Morrell and Hoagy Carmichael’s wistful song was written in 1930.

My Canary’s Got Circles Under His Eyes

Written by Ted Kohler, Edward Pola and Jack Golden, British dance band star Elsie Carlisle recorded My Canary’s Got Circles Under His Eyes in 1931 and so did Al Bowlly, Marion Harris, the Debroy Somers Band (Dan Donovan, vocalist), and Fred Spinelly’s Band. The “Proops’ column”, mentioned in…

Love Is The Greatest Thing

‘Go to the park,’ said my wife, ‘someone’s leaving Christmas angels on the benches for people to find!’ So down I went and sure enough I saw one and took a photo. I walked about looking for more but they’d all been taken. Then…

Don’t Fence Me In

A demo for my guitar classes. The song was written by Robert Fletcher and Cole Porter. There’s a difference between being fenced in and being fenced out. I like the open air, and hedges and trees are useful boundaries, but I don’t mind fences…

Georgia On My Mind

Written in 1930 by Stuart Morrell and Hoagy Carmichael, this was a demo recording for one of my guitar classes.

The Way You Look Tonight

Fred Astaire sang the song in the film ‘Swing Time’ and it won an Academy Award as the best original song, 1936. Music by Jerome Kern with lyrics by Dorothy Fields.

The Very Thought Of You

The Very Thought Of You was another big hit for Ray Noble. He wrote the song for Al Bowlly in 1934. Ray Noble was also a highly successful music arranger with his own orchestra, recording for HMV, who later became popular in the USA in films…