Monthly Archives: March 2017

Fats on Friday — By The Light of the Silvery Moon

Thanks to RF Burns for the You Tube By The Light of the Silvery Moon was written in 1909 music by Gus Edwards and lyrics by Edward Madden. It was a Tin Pan Alley song which was introduced on the … Continue reading

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If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight — In Popular Music

Popular music as a category was mostly defined by the volume of record sales. Sometimes it was called easy listening or middle of the road music. Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller, and Les Brown were probably the most successful at capturing … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight

Thanks to gullivior again for the You Tube Art Tatum recorded this in 1943. As usual, he makes it sound so easy. Ha. Ha.  Art Tatum’s main musical influence was Fats Waller and Fats Waller’s main musical influence was James … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight

Thanks to Ingrooves for You Tube We’ll spend another weekend with a song by James P. Johnson, this time If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight. It was again part of the show Runnin’ Wild. It was at … Continue reading

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