Category Archive: 1943

GOOD NIGHT, IRENE

Goodnight, Irene Song by Lead Belly Released 1943 Genre Folk Length 2:25 “Goodnight, Irene” or “Irene, Goodnight,” is a 20th-century American folk standard, written in 3/4 time, first recorded by American blues musician Huddie ‘Lead Belly’ Ledbetter in 1933. The lyrics tell of the singer’s troubled past with his love, Irene, and express his sadness …

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YOU’LL NEVER KNOW

You’ll Never Know – 1943 “You’ll Never Know” is a popular song with music written by Harry Warren and the lyrics by Mack Gordon. The song is based on a poem written by a young Oklahoma war bride named Dorothy Fern Norris. The song was introduced in the 1943 movie Hello, Frisco, Hello where it …

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CARMEN JONES (album)

Carmen Jones – 1943 Carmen Jones is a 1943 Broadway musical with music by Georges Bizet (orchestrated for Broadway by Robert Russell Bennett) and lyrics and book by Oscar Hammerstein II which was performed at The Broadway Theatre. Conceptually, it is Bizet’s opera Carmen updated to a World War II-era African-American setting. (Bizet’s opera was, …

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THE FARMER AND THE COWMAN

The Farmer and the Cowman – 1943 “The Farmer and the Cowman” is a song composed by Richard Rodgers and with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II for their musical Oklahoma!. It is sung primarily by Andrew Carnes, Aunt Eller, and Ike Skidmore. In various versions of Oklahoma!, the singing parts for Ike, Andrew, and Aunt …

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OKLAHOMA (song)

Oklahoma (song) – 1943 “Oklahoma” is the title song from the Broadway musical Oklahoma!, named for the setting of the musical play. The music and lyrics were written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The melody is reprised in the main title of the 1955 film version and in the overtures of both film …

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PAPER DOLL (song)

Paper Doll (song) “Paper Doll” was a hit song for the Mills Brothers. In the United States it held the number-one position on the Billboard singles chart for twelve weeks, from November 6, 1943, to January 22, 1944. The success of the song represented something of a revival for the group, after a few years …

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HITS OF 1943

HITS OF 1943 SONG & HIT DETAILS Artist Name: ARTISTS AND SONG TITLES 1943 SONG PROFILE HITS OF 1943 “As Time Goes By” by Rudy Vallee “Boogie Woogie” by Tommy Dorsey “Brazil” by Xavier Cugat “Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer” by The Song Spinners “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” by The Ink …

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