Bing Crosby Be careful It's My Heart This song, written by Irving Berlin, was originally
performed by Bing Crosby in the film Holiday Inn. The
film told the story of a performer who gets fed up with
life as a stage performer and buys a farm.. When he
realizes farming is not for him, he turns the farm into
an Inn only opened on Holidays so he could be off the
rest of the year. This song was written for Valentine's
Day. Three other songs would also come out of this motion
picture The title song Holiday Inn also known as Happy
Holidays, Easter Parade and arguably the most popular
of all Christmas songs, White Christmas.
Glenn Miller Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree With Anyone Else But
The history of Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree is long
and varied. It's origins begin in an eighteenth Century
English folk song entitled Long Long Ago. Long Long
Ago was then transformed into a song entitled Anywhere
the Bluebird Goes. The song was written by Sam H. Stept
with the lyrics by Lew Brown and Charles Tobias. At
the outbreak of World War II the lyricists came back
together to create the song we now know. Glenn Miller
made the original recording but several artists would
record the song. Though not the original vocalists,
The Andrews Sisters would team with Glenn Miller and
make the song their own.
Frank Sinatra Night and Day
Written by Cole Porter for a 1932 musical called the
Gay Divorce, the song was first performed by Fred Astaire,
and would be performed by him again in the 1934 film
version of the show. One of Porters claims is that it
was the Islamic call to worship that inspired the song,
but there are other stories as well. Night and Day would
become the title of Cole Porter's first motion picture
Kay Kyser There'll Be Blue Birds Over The White Cliffs of Dover
This song was written by Walter kent and Nat Burton
in 1941. The song was written during the period of WW
II when the Nazi's and Allies were fighting over Dover
during The Battle of Britain, and looked forward to
the time when there would be peace again. The song was
written and first performed before The United States
entered the war.
Merry Macs Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition
This song was written in direct response to the Japanese
attack on Pearl Harbor. There were many stories that
surround the writing of the lyrics. The music was written
by Frank Loesser. One of the stories is as follows:
An officer in charge of an ammunition line on the USS
New Orleans during the attack on Pearl Harbor said that,
"I heard a voice behind me saying, 'Praise the
Lord and pass the ammunition.' I turned and saw Chaplain
Forgy walking toward me, along the line of men. He was
patting them on the back and making that remark to cheer
and keep them going. I know it helped me a lot, too."
Mills Brothers Paper Doll
The song was written by Johnny S Black in 1915, but
was not published until 1930. It took another 12 years
until the song would become a hit. Unfortunately for
Mr. Black he would die 6 years before his song became
the hit he had dreamed of.
Peggy Lee Somebody Else Is Taking My Place
Ross Morgan is listed as one of the writers of this
song, but it's real significance is it's putting Miss
Peggy Lee on the charts. With Benny Goodman's Orchestra
and Miss Lee's vocals the song would stay on the charts
at number one for three weeks during 1942. In 1948 when
the song was released it became a top thirty song all
Spike Jones The Fuher's Face
Spike Jones released his song in an early part of 1942
and it became very popular that same year the Walt Disney
Studio released a cartoon by the same name that has
a version of the song and starred Donald Duck. The cartoon
was war propaganda for the selling of war bonds and
won The Academy Award for best animated short that year.
Jimmy Dorsey Tangerine
The song was published in 1941 and written by Victor
Schertzinger with lyrics by Johnny Mercer but it was
introduced in the 1942 film The Fleets In, which starred
Dorothy Lamour and William Holden. Jimmy Dorsey's version
of the song would be the one to make it the charts and
it would peak at number one.
Woody Herman Blues in the Night
Written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, Blues in
the Night was written as the title song for a film by
the same name. The song was written very quickly and
was played at a dinner party hosted by Margaret Whiting
whose guests included, Judy Garland Mickey Rooney Mel
Torme and Martha Raye. The song was a hit with everyone
at the party and would quickly take its place in American
Top Artists and Songs of 1942
Deep In The Heart of Texas, I Said No
Three Little Sisters, Pennsylvania Polka, Strip Polka
Jersey Bounce, Somebody Else Is Taking My Place, Idaho,
I Don't Want To Walk Without You, Moonlight Becomes You,
Be Careful Its My Heart, Let's Start the New Year Right,
Deep In The Heart of Texas
Blues In The Night
Stormy Monday Blues
Night and Day
Rose O'Day (The Filla-Da-Gusha Song), Tonight We Love
Cow Cow Boogie, Mr. Five By Five
At Last, (I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo, Moonlight Cocktail,
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me),
A String of Pearls, Happy In Love, (There'll Be Bluebirds
Over) the White Cliffs of Dover, American Patrol, Perfida
(Tonight), Serenade In Blue, Moonlight Becomes You, Jukebox
Saturday Night, Dearly Beloved, Skylark, Everything I
Love, Sweet Eloise
Chattaniiga Choo Choo
Easter Parade, Sleepy Lagoon, I Don't Want To Walk Without
You, One Dozen Roses, I Cried For You
Every Night About This Time
Tangerine, Brazil, My Devotion, Just As Though You Were
Here, Always In My Heart
Blues In The Night
Strip Polka, Who Wouldn't You Love?, Jingle, Jangle, Jingle,
(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover,
Praise The Lord and Pass the Ammunition. He Wears a Pair
of Silver Wings, Johnny Doughboy Found A Rose In Ireland
Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition
Paul Whiteman and Billie Holiday
Somebody Else is Taking My Place
I Left My Heart At The Stagedoor Canteen, Remember Pearl
Der Fuher's Face
Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra
(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) the White Cliffs of Dover
Blues In The Night, I'll Remember April
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