Category Archive: 1946

COME RAIN COME SHINE (song)

Come Rain or Come Shine From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “Come Rain or Come Shine” is a popular music song written by Harold Arlen, who composed the music, and Johnny Mercer, who wrote the lyrics. The song was wr. itten for the musical St. Louis Woman, and was published in 1946. Recordings were made in …

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THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL

They Say It’s Wonderful “They Say It’s Wonderful” is a popular song written by Irving Berlin for the musical Annie Get Your Gun (1946), where it was introduced by Ethel Merman and Ray Middleton. Notable recordings Ethel Merman recorded it for the original Decca Records cast album of Annie Get Your Gun (1946). In 1979, …

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THE JOLSON STORY

The Jolson Story – 1946 The Jolson Story is a 1946 Technicolor musical biography which purports to tell the life story of singer Al Jolson. It stars Larry Parks as Jolson, Evelyn Keyes as Julie Benson (approximating Jolson’s wife, Ruby Keeler), William Demarest as his manager, Ludwig Donath and Tamara Shayne as his parents, and …

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ON THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND THE SANTA FE

On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe – 1946 “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe” is a popular song which refers to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (AT&SF). It was featured in the 1946 film, The Harvey Girls, where it was sung by Judy Garland, with support from Ben Carter, …

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PRISONER OF LOVE

Prisoner of Love – 1931 “Prisoner Of Love” is a 1931 popular song with music by Russ Columbo and Clarence Gaskill and lyrics by Leo Robin. The song was popularized by Columbo and later became a major hit for Billy Eckstine, Perry Como and The Ink Spots. African-American crooner Billy Eckstine recorded his version with …

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TO EACH HIS OWN (SONG)

To Each His Own (song) – 1946 “To Each His Own” is a popular song with music written by Jay Livingston and lyrics by Ray Evans. The song was published in 1946. Original 1946 recordings In 1946, four different versions hit number one on the Billboard charts in the United States. Eddy Howard reached number …

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THE OLD LAMP LIGHTER

“The Old Lamp-Lighter” – 1946 The music was written by Nat Simon, the lyrics by Charles Tobias. The song was published in 1946. Several versions of the song made the best-seller charts in 1946-1947: The most popular recording, by Sammy Kaye, was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-1963. It first reached the …

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CRUISING DOWN THE RIVER

Cruising Down the River “Cruising Down the River” is a 1946 popular recording song. Words and music were by Eily Beadell and Nell Tollerton, two middle-aged women who wrote the song in 1945. It became the winner of a public songwriting competition held in the UK. One of the original early recordings of this song …

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THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS

There’s No Business Like Show Business – 1946 “There’s No Business Like Show Business” is an Irving Berlin song, written for the 1946 musical Annie Get Your Gun and orchestrated by Ted Royal. The song, a slightly tongue-in-cheek salute to the glamour and excitement of a life in show business, is sung in the musical …

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DON’T FENCE ME IN – 1946

Don’t Fence Me – Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters Don’t Fence Me In is a compilation album of phonograph records by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters released in 1946 featuring Country and Western songs. This album contained the enormously popular record “Pistol Packin’ Mama”, which sold over a million copies and became the …

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