Here’s something a little different, but not unheard of for the podcast. Music shows have been done before, but not of the magnitude of this one. Get ready for close to 2 and a half hours of the biggest hits, from the top artists of this personal milestone year for me. A milestone? Before I was born? Just listen to the first few moments, and you’ll find out.
I tried to find as many songs on the top charts as I could, and in the best quality that I could find. Mostg are from original 78RPM records, but others are later recordings. I almost didn’t, but I decided to compile this show in a high quality bit rate. Sorry for the huge file size, but I think it’ll be worth it for you,.
Playlist in count down order (missing songs mean I couldn’t find them, or the audio quality was just too poor):
59. Benny Goodman 1939 I Thought About You – (Mildred Bailey, vocal)
52. Artie Shaw 1939 Thanks For Everything – (Helen Forrest, vocal)
50. Bob Crosby 1939 Day In Day Out – (Helen Ward, vocal)
51. Marion Hutton And Glenn Miller Orch – The Man With The Mandolin 1939
46. Bob Hope and Shirley Ross 1938 Two Sleepy People
44. Artie Shaw 1939 I Poured My Heart Into A Song – (Helen Forrest, vocal)
42. Bing-Crosby–Connee-Boswell-An Apple for the Teacher
41. Glenn Miller 1940 Faithful Forever – (Ray Eberle, vocal)
40. Andrews Sisters, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra – Hold tight (Want some Sea Food Mama)
32. The Cats and the Fiddle 1940 I Miss You So – (their original version)
31. Guy Lombardo 1939 Penny Serenade – (Lombardo Trio, vocal)
28. Frankie-Masters–his-Orchestra Scatterbrain
26. Red Norvo 1938 Says My Heart – (Mildred Bailey, vocal)
22. Glenn-Miller-Wishing-Will-Make It So
21. Tommy Dorsey 1939 Our Love – (Jack Leonard, vocal)
18. Louis-Armstrong-When-the-Saints Go Marching In
17. The-Andrews-Sisters-Bir Mir Bis Du Shein
14. Woody-Herman-At-the-Woodchoppers Ball
13. Gene-Autry-Back-in-the-Saddle Again
PS: Do you want to see this in a lower quality, or in a playlist with individual tracks? Drop me a line. Do you want to see more features like this… or less… let me know that too.