Category Archive: 1947

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS (Song)

Here Comes Santa Claus Song by Gene Autry Published 1947 Composer(s) Oakley Haldeman Lyricist(s) Gene Autry “Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)” is a Christmas song originally written and performed by Gene Autry, with music composed by Oakley Haldeman. Autry’s original version was a top-10 hit on the pop and country charts; the …

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OLD DEVIL MOON

Old Devil Moon “Old Devil Moon” is a popular song composed by Burton Lane, with lyrics by E.Y. Harburg for the 1947 musical Finian’s Rainbow. It was introduced by Ella Logan and Donald Richards. Notable recordings Miles Davis – Blue Haze (1954) Sarah Vaughan – Make Yourself Comfortable (1954) Mickey Baker (1955) Jack Pleis, His …

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ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Almost Like Being in Love – 1947 “Almost Like Being in Love” is a popular song published in 1947. The music was written by Frederick Loewe, and the lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. The song was made popular by David Brooks and Marion Bell in the 1947 musical Brigadoon. It …

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SONGS BY SINATRA 1947

Songs by Sinatra – April 1947 (78 rpm release) Songs by Sinatra, Volume 1 is the second studio album by Frank Sinatra. The tracks were arranged and conducted by Axel Stordahl and his orchestra. It is a collection of eight recordings from six different sessions. It was originally released as a set of four 78 …

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MOVE IT ON OVER

Move It On Over (song) – 1947 “Move It On Over” is a 12-bar blues song written and recorded by the American country music singer-songwriter Hank Williams in 1947. The song was Williams’ first major country hit, reaching #4 on the Billboard Country Singles chart. The song is considered one of the earliest examples of …

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NEAR YOU

Near You – 1947 “Near You” is a popular song written and originally recorded by Francis Craig in 1947, with lyrics by Kermit Goell, that has gone on to become a pop standard. The recording by Francis Craig (the song’s composer) was released by Bullet Records as catalog number 1001. It first reached the Billboard …

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SMOKE THAT CIGARETTE

Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) – 1947 “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)” is a Western swing novelty song written by Merle Travis and Tex Williams, for Williams and his talking blues style of singing. Travis wrote the bulk of the song. The original Williams version went to number one for 16 non-consecutive weeks on the …

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OPEN THE DOOR RICHARD

Open the Door, Richard “Open the Door, Richard” is a song first recorded on the Black & White Records label by saxophonistist Jack McVea at the suggestion of A&R man Ralph Bass. In 1947, it was the number-one song on Billboard’s “Honor Roll of Hits” and became a runaway pop sensation. “Open the Door, Richard” …

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MANANA (IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME)

Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me) “Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)” is a popular song that was written by Peggy Lee and Dave Barbour and published in 1947. Peggy Lee also recorded the song, on November 25, 1947, with Dave Barbour’s orchestra as backing. Released by Capitol Records (catalog number 15022), it became her …

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GOOD ROCKING TONIGHT

Good Rocking Tonight – 1947 “Good Rocking Tonight” was originally a jump blues song released in 1947 by its writer, Roy Brown and was covered by many other recording artists. The song includes the memorable refrain, “Well I heard the news, there’s good rocking tonight!” The song anticipated elements of rock and roll music. Brown …

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