Category Archives: Old Music Made New

Marion Harris — I’ll See You In My Dreams — 12-23-1924 2nd Version

Thanks to Tim Gracyk for the You Tube Marion Harris’s version of I’ll See You In My Dreams made  number 4 in record sales in 1925.  She was a very early recording artist having started with Victor records in 1916. … Continue reading

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Heartaches — Patsy Cline (1962), Al Bowly(1931), Elmo Tanner(1938-1947)

Thanks to MrBlindFreddy9999 Heartaches was written in 1931 music by Al Hoffman lyrics by John Klenner.   Many versions of it were recorded but it wasn’t a hit until the Ted Weems-Elmo Tanner version below. Patsy Cline had made the rough … Continue reading

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Isham Jones — I’ll See You In My Dreams — The Original 1924

Thanks to Tim Gracyk This is the original recording of the song in 1924 with Isham Jones conducting the Ray Miller Orchestra and Frank Bessenger on  vocal.  Isham is pronounced “Eyeshum.”  He had teamed up with Gus Kahn who wrote … Continue reading

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In memory of Andre Previn — Art Tatum — Sweet Lorraine, Three Versions 1938, 1944, 1949, plus Andre Previn’s I Remember You

  Thanks to Gullivior for the You Tube. I wrote earlier that I would give Art Tatum a rest.  But I read on the KTLA news site that Andre Previn has passed away.  The Previn family fled Nazi Germany in … Continue reading

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Joe Brown — I’ll See You In My Dreams — A Song for a Century 1924-2008

Thanks to Commarx for the You Tube This version of I’ll See You In My Dreams is not from the famous George Harrison tribute in 2001.  It is from  A  Best of Joe Brown Album (Fifty Six and Taller Than … Continue reading

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Nancy Wilson — R.I.P

You Tube Thanks to Jurgen Wladi Grunewald February 20th is Nancy Wilson’s birthday.  She passed away in December but asked that she be remembered on her birthday.  So here it is.  Here is the late Nancy Wilson singing the great … Continue reading

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Valentines Day — I’m in Love Again — Red Nichols

Thanks to Atticus Jazz for the You Tube Well, it’s Valentines Day so why not play the song I’m in Love Again, an early one written by Cole Porter?  This was a Red Nichols band  called the Six Hottentots.  Red Nichols … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — How High The Moon

Originally written: music, Morgan Lewis; lyrics, Nancy Hamilton; for the Broadway Show  Two For The Show. This is from the 1949 Shrine Auditorium Concert re-engineered by Zenph Studios.    I think we hear some of Art Tatum’s sense of humor here. … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby

Thanks to mymusicdiscovery for the You Tube. I’ve never heard of this version before, but it sounds like a transcription of a radio broadcast.   The poster didn’t name his source. Fats Waller was a master of the piano and a … Continue reading

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Art Tatum – Stars Fell On Alabama

Thanks to OnlyJazzHQ for the You Tube Stars Fell On Alabama is from the Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces recorded by Norman Granz in the early 1950’s rereleased on compact disc Vol. 5.  This was written music by Frank Perkins lyrics … Continue reading

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