Category Archive: 1953

THE HAPPY WANDERER (song)

The Happy Wanderer “The Happy Wanderer” (“Der fröhliche Wanderer” or “Mein Vater war ein Wandersmann”) is a popular song. The original text was written by Florenz Friedrich Sigismund (1788-1857). The present tune was composed by Friedrich-Wilhelm Möller shortly after World War II. The work is often mistaken for a German folk song, but it is …

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BAUBLES, BANGLE & BEADS (song)

Baubles, Bangles, & Beads 1953 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “Baubles, Bangles & Beads” is a popular song from the 1953 musical Kismet, credited to Robert Wright and George Forrest. Like all the music in that show, the melody was based on works by Alexander Borodin, in this case the second theme of the second …

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TELL ME WHY

Tell Me Why (1951 song) Published 1951 Writer(s) Composer: Marty Gold lyricist: Al Alberts “Tell Me Why” is a popular song written by Marty Gold with the lyrics by Al Alberts. The song was published in 1951. The first version of the song released was a recording by Jerry Gray and his orchestra, released by …

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STRANGER IN PARADISE

Stranger in Paradise (song) “Stranger in Paradise” is a popular song from the musical Kismet (1953), and is credited to Robert Wright and George Forrest. Like almost all the music in that show, the melody was taken from music composed by Alexander Borodin (1833–1887), in this case, the “Gliding Dance of the Maidens”, from the …

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CRYING IN THE CHAPEL

Song by Darrell Glenn Written 1953 Writer(s) Artie Glenn A song written by Artie Glenn for his son Darrell to sing. “Crying in the Chapel” is a song written by Artie Glenn for his son Darrell to sing. Darrell recorded it while still in high school in 1953, along with Artie’s band the Rhythm Riders. …

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BUT NOT FOR ME

SONG & HIT DETAILS Artist Name: ELLA FITZGERALD Song Author: George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. SONG PROFILE But Not for Me (song) “But Not for Me” is a popular song, composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It was written for their musical Girl Crazy (1930) and introduced in the original …

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BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON (album)

By the Light of the Silvery Moon (album) – 1953 By the Light of the Silvery Moon is a Doris Day album (released March 13, 1953) featuring songs from the movie of the same name. It was issued by Columbia Records as a 10″ long-playing record, catalog number CL-6248 and as a 45rpm EP set, …

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CALAMITY JANE (album)

Calamity Jane (album) – 1953 Calamity Jane was the name of a 10″ LP album, released by Columbia Records (as catalog number CL-6273) on November 9, 1953, of songs sung by Doris Day and Howard Keel from the movie of the same name. In the UK, the album was also released as a 10″ minigroove …

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A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON

A Kiss to Build a Dream On – 1953 A Kiss to Build a Dream On – 1953 “A Kiss to Build a Dream On” is a song composed by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and Oscar Hammerstein II in 1935. It was recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1951. It was also performed by Armstrong as …

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TEACH ME TONIGHT

Teach Me Tonight – 1953 “Teach Me Tonight” is a popular song that has become a pop standard. The music was written by Gene De Paul, the lyrics by Sammy Cahn. The song was published in 1953. Cahn wrote a new verse for Frank Sinatra’s 1984 recording on L.A. Is My Lady, referencing Sinatra’s many …

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