Secular Music in the "Big Band Style"
A Man Without Love Originally recorded by Englebert. Large orchestra arrangement
A Walk in the Black Forest Horst Jankowski's famous tune of the 60's.
Always An Irving Berlin tune in the large orchestra style.
As Time Goes By "Play it again, Sam" (which Bogey never said incidentally) This song was written many yaers before the movie "Casa Blanca". Rudy Vallee and his orchestra recorded it in 1931.
Beautiful Ohio A waltz by M. Earl very popular in 1918. Dance to your hearts content!
C'est Si Bon A nice medium two beat of the late forties. (But the tune is older!)
Dipsy Doodle Larry Clinton tune of the late 30's. Big band styling. He then re-recorded in 1956.
Every Little Movement Very popular in 1910 (I remember) Written by K. Hoschna for "Madam Sherry"
Fascination Written in 1932 but made popular in 1954 by Dick Jacobs.
Forever and Ever An old German Waltz dedicated to "Bomi"
Worm Written in 1902 by Paul Lincke
this song was made very popular in the 30's by Lester Lanin and revived in the 40's by Spike Jones &
his "City Slickers." Johnny Mercer, who
wrote new lyrics, and the Mills Brothers recorded new vocal
versions in 1952. Jo Ann Castle also recorded it on piano in a fantistic "ragtime" rhythm. The
Gonna Find Me A Bluebird A Rather catchy little tune
written and performed by Marvin Rainwater in 1957. Several other country
stars also recorded it and Frank Ifield (Born in
Green Eyes Written by Nilo Menedez in 1929 and popularized by Xaviar Cougart (1938) and Jimmy Dorsey
The Happy Wanderer Sort of Bavarian and dedicated to Bomi.
Here's That Rainy Day Trumpet solo on this Van Huesen classic.
I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire A number 1 hit in 1941 with sax and piano leads.
If I Give My Heart to You A Doris Day hit of 1954 with a Big Band styling.
Ivory Tower The great Cathy Carr hit. An number 2 in 1956! (Come Down from Your Ivory Tower!)
Java Al Hirt had the biggest recording of this jumpy tune in 1958.
Let Me Call You Sweetheart A schmaltzy waltz from the 1910 era.
White Cloud That Cried One of Johnny Ray's biggest hits rising to number two in
1951. Probably only because it was on the flip side of "Cry"
which was number one for 11 weeks, it might also have reached the very
top. This sequence was done especially for "Jan" Check
out the great job she did using this
Maria Elena Rhumba written in 1932 and made popular by Jimmy Dorsey in 1941
Marine Corps Hymn And why not? Semper Fi!!!!
Melodie D'Amour AKA Shoo, Shoo Little Bird.
Memories Are Made of This Dean Martin had a number 1 hit in 1955.
My Happiness A 1933 tune recorded by Jon & Sandra Steele (1948) and Connie Francis (1958)
of Town (
Oh, Lonesome Me! A Don Gibson classic in a Country 2 beat style (Get that git-fiddle!)
Oh, What it Seemed to Be A World War II song dedicated to Enchante'
Old Lamplighter Sammy Kaye recorded this in 1948. This version dedicated to Enchante'
Que Sera, Sera From the Hitchcock Movie "The man Who Knew Too Much" (Doris Day 1955)
Quentin's Theme From the 1968 TV Series "Dark Shadows" Reached #13 on the charts.
the Rhine" or BOMI's Boogie A special tune for a special friend.
Written and orchestrated here for our good friend in
of Picardy One of those classic early 20th century songs. Written by Hayden
Woods in 1916. This
of Picardy (Version Two) The original sequence for this file dates back to
1979. Reworked and reworked until able to adapt to General
Sentimental Journey From the big band era. Written by Les Brown, Bud Green and Homer Benjamin in 1945, the Les Brown Orchestra recording soared to number 1 on the charts. But, also in that same year, Hal McIntyre's recording reached number 3 and the Merry Mac's rendition later in the year reached a number 4. So many other artists recorded it subsequently that space does not permit a listing here.
Secret Love From the western movie "Calamity Jane" in 1953 another Doris Day hit1
Me Written by James Cassin and &
James Morehead this tune was recorded by Guy Lombardo and later by Glenn
Miller about 1939. The biggest hit was by the
Singing the Blues A Melvin Endsley tune recorded by Guy Mitchell in 1954
Swinging Shepherd Blues A Moe Koffman hit of 1958. (Flute lead)
Eyes Actually an
Italian tune "Moon Over
Sugar Lips Another of Al Hirt's big hits!
Sweet Lorraine Another tune created for Enchante'
12th Street Rag A fine Dixieland rendition of the 1914 masterpiece by Euday Boman
This Ole House A Stuart Hamblin tune recorded by Rosie and a great big hit!
You Are My Sunshine Lots of "twangy guitar"
You Belong to My Heart Dressed up as a Bossa Nova
Can't Be True Dear German
tune called “Du Kannst
Nich Treu Sein” popularized by Ken Griffin (Lots of
You Don't Know Me Jerry Vale had the first big hit of this tune in 1956
You, You, You An
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