Category Archive: 1951

ON TOP OF OLD SMOKY

On Top of Old Smoky 1951 “On Top of Old Smokey” is a traditional folk song of the United States. As recorded by The Weavers, the song reached the pop music charts in 1951. It is catalogued as Roud Folk Song Index No. 414. In one version the first verse is the following; for more …

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I CAN’T HELP IT IF I’M STILL INLOVE WITH YOU

I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love With You) – 1951 “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You)” is a song written and originally recorded by Hank Williams on MGM Records. It hit number two on the Billboard country singles chart in 1951. Cover versions Ray Price cut the …

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SHOW BOAT (Musical & Film)

Show Boat (1951 musical & film) Show Boat is a 1951 American musical romantic drama film based on the stage musical of the same name by Jerome Kern (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (script and lyrics), and the 1926 novel by Edna Ferber. This 1951 film version, by MGM, was adapted for the screen by …

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ON MOONLIGHT BAY (film & album)

On Moonlight Bay (film) – 1951 On Moonlight Bay is a 1951 musical film directed by Roy Del Ruth which tells the story of the Winfield family at the turn of the 20th century. The movie is based loosely on the Penrod stories by Booth Tarkington. There was a 1953 sequel, By the Light of …

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SHALL WE DANCE? (1951 song)

Shall We Dance? (1951 song) “Shall We Dance?” is a show tune from the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The King and I. It is sung by Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam, played by Gertrude Lawrence (in the original Broadway production) and Yul Brynner respectively. In addition, it was sung by Valerie Hobson …

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU (song)

Getting to Know You (song)- 1951 “Getting to Know You” is a show tune from the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I. It was first sung by Gertrude Lawrence in the original Broadway production and later by Marni Nixon who dubbed for Deborah Kerr in the 1956 film adaptation. In the show, …

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HELLO YOUNG LOVERS (song)

Hello, Young Lovers (song) – 1951 “Hello, Young Lovers” is a show tune from the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The King and I. It is sung by Anna, played by Gertrude Lawrence in the original Broadway production; by Valerie Hobson in the original London West End production; and by Deborah Kerr in the film …

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I WHISTLE A HAPPY TUNE

I Whistle a Happy Tune – 1951 “I Whistle a Happy Tune” is a show tune from the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The King and I. It is sung by Anna Leonowens to her son Louis after the curtain rises on Act One of the musical, to persuade him not to be afraid as …

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OL’ MAN RIVER

Ol’ Man River – 1927 “Ol’ Man River” (music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II) is a song in the 1927 musical Show Boat that contrasts the struggles and hardships of African Americans with the endless, uncaring flow of the Mississippi River; it is sung from the point of view of a black …

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IT’S NO SIN

(It’s No) Sin – 1951 “(It’s No) Sin” is a 1951 popular song with music by George Hoven and lyrics by Chester R. Shull. Popular recordings of the song were made by The Four Aces and Eddy Howard. The recording by Eddy Howard was released by Mercury Records as catalog number 5711. It first reached …

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