Classic Nat King Cole song from 1950 shows the lasting influence of WWII on popular culture with its wartime lingo. It's a great, up-beat, toe-tapper. Performed at Westgate Farmers Market. July 2016.
Indiana native, Cole Porter wrote Night and Day in Ohio in 1932 for the play Gay Divorce. This romantic song is ever a classic and ever a favorite.
An early Dorothy Fields lyric, written with Jimmy McHugh (music) has become one of the standards in large part because of its up-beat message.
Irving Berlin's 1937 classic was not intended to become a Christmas song. But the Mills Brothers and then Bing Crosby's recordings became a standard part of the holiday song repertoire on the radio for many years.
A 1934 song by Irving Mills who's credited with discovering Duke Ellington and collaborated with Duke on many of his popular songs.
The young song-writing team of Lorenz and Hart wrote this while working for MGM in 1933. It was released on film twice with differing lyrics before getting a third and final rewrite with today's more romantic lyrics.