Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Jessica 6 in 1942

Jessica 6 in 1942
6 December 2011

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas - Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians
Recorded on 29 July 1942 in New York City
Featured on the album ‘‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’
(Decca Records)

Trav’lin’ Light - Paul Whiteman with Billie Holiday (credited as Lady Day)
#1 on Harlem Hit Parade; #23 on US Billboard Pop Chart
(Capitol Records)

Why Don’t You Do Right - Peggy Lee With Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
Recorded on July 27 1942 in New York City
#4 on US Billboard Chart
(Columbia Records)

Moonlight Cocktail - The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Vocals by Ray Eberle and The Modernaires
Recorded on 8 December 1941 and released in January 1942
#1 on US Billboard Chart from February to May 1942
(Bluebird Records)

Der Fuehrer’s Face - Spike Jones & His City Slickers
Originally titled ‘Donald Duck in Nutzi Land’ (from Disney propaganda cartoon of the same name)
(Bluebird Records)

There’ll Be Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs Of Dover - Vera Lynn
(Decca Records)

By The Sleepy Lagoon - Harry James & His Orchestra
#3 on US Billboard Best Seller Chart in April 1942
(Columbia Records)

Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) - The Andrews Sisters
Released in May 1942
Featured in film ‘Private Buckeroo’ with the Harry James Orchestra
#16 on the US Billboard chart
(Decca Records)

Blues In The Night - Jimmie Lunceford
#4 on US Billboard Chart
(Decca Records)

Flying Home - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
Tenor saxophone solo by Illinois Jacquet
(Decca Records)

Deep In The Heart Of Texas - Alvino Rey
#1 Billboard Chart
(Bluebird Records)

Shake My Mother’s Hand For Me - Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
Recorded on 2 November 1941 between 9.30pm and 12.30am in Kimball Hotel, Atlanta GA
Released in April 1942
(Bluebird Records)

White Christmas - Bing Crosby
Recorded on 29 May 1942 in just 18 minutes
Released in July 1942 on ‘Holiday Inn’ film soundtrack
#1 on Your Hit Parade; #1 Harlem Hit Parade
(Decca Records)

Next month I'll be in 1976 - requests via twitter or you can find my e-mail address at radionowhere.org

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