Category Archive: 1945

THIS CHRISTMAS

The Christmas Song In the Cool of Evening” (Capitol 311, 1945) “Laguna Mood” (Capitol 15201, 1948) “(All I Want for Christmas Is) My Two Front Teeth” (Capitol F90036, 1953; Capitol F2955, 1954) “The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot” (Capitol 3561, 1956) Released November 1946 November 1953 Format 10-inch, 7-inch Recorded August 19, 1946 August …

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YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE

You’ll Never Walk Alone – 1945 “You’ll Never Walk Alone” is a show tune from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. In the second act of the musical, Nettie Fowler, the cousin of the female protagonist Julie Jordan, sings “You’ll Never Walk Alone” to comfort and encourage Julie when her husband, Billy Bigelow, the …

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KANSAS CITY (Oklahoma!)

Kansas City (Oklahoma!) – 1955 “Kansas City” is a song from the musical Oklahoma!. The plot set-up for it is the return of cowboy Will Parker from an excursion to the city of the same name. He describes his experiences in song. The song describes the wonders of there and its entertainments (from the viewpoint …

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BLUEBIRD OFF HAPPINESS (Song)

Bluebird of Happiness (song) – 1945 “Bluebird of Happiness” is a song composed in 1934 by Sandor Harmati, with words by Edward Heyman and additional lyrics by Harry Parr-Davies. Harmati wrote the song for his friend, the tenor Jan Peerce, the leading singer at Radio City Music Hall. Peerce recorded it three times: in 1936, …

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RUM AND COCA-COLA

Rum and Coca-Cola – 1945 “Rum and Coca-Cola” is the title of a popular calypso. Originally composed by Lord Invader and Lionel Belasco, it was copyrighted in the United States by entertainer Morey Amsterdam and became a huge hit in 1945 for the Andrews Sisters, spending ten weeks at the top of Billboard’s U.S. Pop …

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IT’S BEEN A LONG LONG TIME

It’s Been a Long, Long Time – 1945 “It’s Been A Long, Long Time” is a 1945 popular song, written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn, that became a major hit at the end of World War II. The lyrics are written from the perspective of a person welcoming home his or her spouse or …

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SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

Sentimental Journey (song) – 1945 “Sentimental Journey” is a popular song, published in 1944. The music was written by Les Brown and Ben Homer, and the lyrics were written by Bud Green. Les Brown and His Band of Renown had been performing the song, but were unable to record it because of the 1942–44 musicians’ …

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DOCTOR, LAWER, INDIAN CHIEF

Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief – 1945 “Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief” is a popular song published in 1945, with music written by Hoagy Carmichael and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. The biggest-selling version of the song was recorded by Betty Hutton on June 29, 1945. The recording was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 220. …

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LET IT SNOW (SONG)

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – 1945 “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”, also known as “Let It Snow”, is a song written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in July 1945. It was written in Hollywood, California during a heat wave as Cahn and Styne …

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AUTUM LEAVES

Autumn Leaves (1945 song) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “Autumn Leaves” is a much-recorded popular song. Originally it was a 1945 French song, “Les feuilles mortes” (literally “The Dead Leaves”), with music by Hungarian-French composer Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert. The Hungarian title is “Hulló levelek” (Falling Leaves). Yves Montand (with Irène …

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