Music: K

Kaddish Traditional Jewish prayer The Jazz Singer (sung by Cantor Josef Rosenblatt), 1927 Kaigoon Written by James V. Monaco and Johnny Burke, 1940 Road to Singapore (production number sung and danced by Chorus), 1940 Kangaroo Court Words by Lorenz Hart, music by Richard Rodgers, 1933 Hallelujah, I’m a Bum (Edgar … Continue reading “Music: K”

Music: L

L’Amour Toujours (Tonight for Sure) Written by Nicholas Brodszky and Sammy Cahn, 1951 Rich, Young and Pretty (sung by Danielle Darrieux), 1951 L. B. J. aka “Initials” Refers to Lyndon Baines Johnson, president of the USA from 22 November 1963 – he was Vice President when John F. Kennedy was … Continue reading “Music: L”

Music: M

Madame, I Love Your Crêpes Suzettes Written by Ralph Freed, Burton Lane and Lew Brown, 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady (sung by Red Skelton singing to Lucille Ball), 1943 Mademoiselle from Armentieres (Hinky-Dinky Parlez-vous) there are many variations on the spelling Popular World War I Song Sources vary on … Continue reading “Music: M”

Music: N

Nagasaki Words by Mort Dixon, music by Harry Warren, 1928 My Dream Is Yours (sung by Doris Day, danced by Day and Chorus Girls), 1949 Namely You Words by Johnny Mercer, music by Gene de Paul, 1956 Li’l Abner (sung by Imogene Lynn dubbing for Leslie Parrish and Peter Palmer), … Continue reading “Music: N”

Music: O

O Tamarack Music and lyrics by Lenny Adelson Marjorie Morningstar (sung by Girls at Camp Tamarack), 1958 O’Brien Has Gone Hawaiian Words and music by Mack Gordon and Harry Owens Song of the Islands (sung by Betty Grable), 1942 O’Brien to Ryan to Goldberg Written by Betty Comden, Adolph Green … Continue reading “Music: O”

Music: P

Pace, pace, mio Dio From the opera LA FORZA DEL DESTINO by Giuseppe Verdi, first presented in St. Petersburg, 1862 Up in Central Park (sung by Deanna Durbin), 1948 Pack Up Your Sins and Go to the Devil Words and music by Irving Berlin, 1922 Introduced by The McCarthy Sisters … Continue reading “Music: P”

Music: Q

Quaint Dainty Me Words by Harry Ruby, music by Bert Kalmar Everybody Sing (performed by Fanny Brice), 1938 Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be) Words and music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, 1956 Introduced by Doris Day in the remake of the film The Man Who Knew … Continue reading “Music: Q”

Music: R

Racing with the Clock Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, 1954 Introduced in the stage musical “The Pajama Game,” 1954 The Pajama Game (Ensemble), 1957 Ragamuffin Romeo Written by Harry DeCosta and Mabel Wayne, 1930 The King of Jazz (sung by Jeanie Lang and George Chiles; danced by Marion … Continue reading “Music: R”

Music: S

‘S Wonderful Words by Ira Gershwin, music by George Gershwin, 1927 Introduced by Adele Astaire and Allen Kearns in the stage musical “Funny Face,” 1927 Rhapsody in Blue (sung by Chorus, danced by Joan Leslie and Chorus), 1945 An American in Paris (sung by Gene Kelly and Georges Guetary), 1951 … Continue reading “Music: S”

Music: T

T.S.U. Alma Mater Written by Lew Pollack and Sidney D. Mitchell, 1936 Pigskin Parade (sung by Chorus), 1936 T.V. Studio Written by Pete Townshend, 1969 Tommy (performed by Pete Townshend, Ann-Margret and Oliver Reed), 1975 T’Aint Nobody’s Business (If I Do) Written by Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins Lady Sings … Continue reading “Music: T”