Category Archives: Old Music Made New

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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Ella Fitzgerald, I’ll See You In My Dreams, 1945-47

Thanks to Dante Vargas for the You Tube Ella sings this song  with that wonderful lilt in her voice.  Others on this cut were not listed except for Eddie Heywood, piano; Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Cozy Cole, drums.   I can’t find … Continue reading

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Time On My Hands (1931)– another Ray Noble with vocal by Al Bowlly featuring a Charlie Chaplin silent The Adventurer

  Thanks again to terencenunn35 This Charlie Chaplin movie clip is from The Adventurer, written and directed by Chaplin for  the Mutual Film Company, in 1917.  IMDB says that the movie was shot in Venice Beach, California.  But these scenes … Continue reading

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Django Reinhardt and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France — I’ll See You In My Dreams becomes an influential instrumental 1939

Thanks tortwodtwo565 for the You Tube Django was a giant; he influenced jazz, country, and pop music.  But, that came later.  Don Brown told me when Django’s records first appeared in record stores in the U.S.,  the store owners thought … Continue reading

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Dinah Shore — It Had To Be You- written by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn, 1924

Thanks to ssou02 for the You Tube According to one of the You Tube commentators,  this recording was from 1960 with Andre Previn, piano; Red Mitchell, bass; and Frank Capp on drums.  1960 seems right for the sound quality, the … Continue reading

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Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys — recorded in 1938 but only released later on 33 1/3 LP collections.

Thanks to TheVinylVindcator for the You Tube Bob Wills was asked what type of music he played and he called it Western Swing.  He said what made it different was he mixed up old country music along with New Orleans … Continue reading

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Jabbo Smith and his Rhythm Aces — Sau Sha Stomp

Thanks again to Atticus Jazz for the You Tube Well, it has been awhile since I posted a Jabbo Smith record and whenever you need to blow out the Cobwebs, you can count on Jabbo Smith.  His Rhythm Aces on … Continue reading

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