Category Archives: Old Music Made New

The Platters — I’ll See You In My Dreams — 1963

Thanks to The Platters The Platters even did a Rock and Roll-Rhythm and Blues version of I’ll See You In My Dreams in 1963.   They are on tour this year.  Check their You Tube page for a date near you.  … Continue reading

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Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum each take a solo piano turn on I’ll See You in My Dreams

Thanks to gullivior for the You Tube Teddy Wilson recorded his version of I’ll See You In My Dreams in 1938 and Art Tatum recorded his in 1953.  These are also two very different concepts of jazz piano playing.  Although … Continue reading

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Claude Thornhill and Orchestra “I’ll See You In My Dreams” — Late 1949

Thanks to Overjazz for the You Tube This was recorded in New York City, estimated in December 1949.  It was reissued by Hep Records in England.  He was described as “The Godfather of the Cool,” and you can hear it … Continue reading

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In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town — Mrs. Mills

Thanks   TOTY  ITALY Much of Mrs. Mills popularity stemed from performing “sing along” songs.   In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town is a perfect example.  Mrs. Mills chose  songs with a simple lyric easy to sing and plays it at … Continue reading

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Doris Day — I’ll See You In My Dreams — The Biopic and the Song –1951– R.I.P.

e Thanks to sunryse111 for the You Tube I’ll See You In My Dreams  was the theme song of the movie biopic about lyricist Gus Kahn’s life.  Doris Day and Danny Thomas starred in the movie.  I’ll See You In … Continue reading

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Mrs. Mills — We’ll Meet Again

Thanks Toty Italy Originally sung by Vera Lynn during World War II, this was Britain’s hopeful “stiff upper lip” theme song of World War II.  It later became song of nostalgia for sing-alongs. My goodness!  I discovered that Dame  Vera Lynn … Continue reading

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Mills Brothers– I’ll See You In My Dreams” – Late 1940‘s

Thanks to Gonzalez Ggggonzalez for the You Tube I couldn’t find any listing of when this was recorded but my ears listening to the backup instrumentation says it was probably recorded in the late 1940‘s to early 1950‘s. They were … Continue reading

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Mrs. Mills — Medley: Chicago, Avalon, and Who’s Sorry Now?

Thanks to TOTY  ITALY  for the You Tube Now, for something entirely different. Who wouldn’t love that jolly smile?  Mrs. Mills was also a fabulous pianist. There are few people who can play stride bass piano that well at that … Continue reading

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Remembering Don Brown and the Cobweb Corner

Don Brown During  the summer of 1969,   I began  listening  to the Cobweb Corner, Don Brown’s radio program, on LA FM station KRHM.  He was the guide to my journey into the past through his radio program and his … Continue reading

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The Pied Pipers with the Paul Weston Orchestra — I’ll See You In My Dreams — 1947

Thanks to Mr.RJDB1969 The Pied Pipers were a vocal group and they got their break from Tommy Dorsey where they were vocal backup for Frank Sinatra.  After a quarrel with Dorsey, they struck out on their own  and here they … Continue reading

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