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Hiatus

I announced the passing of Chuck Cecil and that I missed the news  back in April.  Most of what I had scheduled was scheduled in January of this year.  I discovered medical problems of my own in early April.  Everything … Continue reading

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Chuck Cecil R.I.P.

It is with deep regret to discover that Chuck Cecil passed away on April 30 of this year.  I am late in discovery.  He kept the music, the history, his generation alive long after time had moved on.  It was … Continue reading

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Nokie Edwards and Thom Bresh play I’ll See You In My Dreams

Thanks to BreshDigitalTV Nokie Edwards was a founding member of the pioneering surf rock band The Ventures.The Ventures were big sellers in the early 1960’s during the California surfing craze.  Thom Bresh is a singer song writer who was primarily … Continue reading

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Chet Atkins and Merle Travis– I’ll See You In My Dreams — 1974

Thanks to doubleotwentyone I’ll See You In My Dreams was more than “A little ditty” in their hands.  It might have been Merle Travis who showed other country artists the guitar picking potential of this song.  Chet Atkins was not … Continue reading

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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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