Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Music break 2


Since I love music so much from the 20s through the 40s, and because it's what I mostly listen to, I thought I'd share artists and songs of that time once a week.

Sometimes it will be songs from the same artists I've already shared and sometimes it'll be a different artist that I'll tell you a little bit about.

Maybe you've heard of them and maybe you haven't, but if I post about them, I think they're wonderful.

Mildred Bailey was a singer in the 1930s. She was known as the Queen of Swing and she performed with the biggest names of the era. She never reached superstardom, although she's one of my all time favorite artists and had such a wonderful voice.

All that said, here she is singing "Please Be Kind"


I hope you enjoy this little series.

You can find the first music break 'here'.

And you can read more about my favorite music 'here'.

xo
rue



25 comments:

  1. I remember that my father loved Mildred Bailey. I had forgotten all about her. Thanks for sharing this!!! Hope you have a great week! xo Diana

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  2. I had no idea that you had a love for music going so far back. That's awesome! Most of us---myself included, follow the old time movies and stars so I find this refreshing. I wish I recognized this lady, I bet my mom and dad would if they were still here.

    Jane x

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  3. My daughter is really into big band music of the 40s, she'd know this gal.....but I had never heard of her till now, thanks, Rue!

    You know for over 90 year-old music that is remarkably clean and clear a sound - just wow.

    Looking forward to lots more! Appreciate your efforts!!

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  4. I love this idea, Rue! I love 40's music, and look forward to learning more about the artists who performed it! Thank you.

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  5. I love this old music too! My dad always listened to Glen Miller and other big bands when I was growing up. Now I often listen to those plus Big Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, and others from that era. Oh and who can forget Patsy Cline. :)

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  6. Rue,
    My Mother and Father loved music (as do I) in fact they met at a Saturday dance gathering in their little local community.
    We had the radio on all of the time growing up and my Mom had the sweetest voice. Brings back such wonderful memories.
    xo
    Jemma

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  7. We listen to this type of music every chance we get. We get to relax, take a deep breath and just enjoy something wonderful from another time! Thanks for the breath of fresh air! Hugs!!

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  8. This is going to be a great series! I love music from the 1940's, especially the mid 40's.

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  9. How fun! I love this series and I really like the idea of listening to music on the blog. I always have music playing in my house. Always!

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  10. I love music, period... all ages, most types! :) Thanks for sharing this post on Mildred Bailey. I'll definitely look her up. Some of the restaurants and shops we go to play the older music... love it, really sets the tone, but I never how to find the "good old stuff" on my own! I'm looking forward to this series!

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  11. What a great idea... Sharing a love, of yours/ours.

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  12. What a beautiful song! Perfect as I get a little work done while watching the rain.

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  13. I just love music ....

    All the best Jan

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  14. I just love music ....

    All the best Jan

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  15. Rue, I love music, all different kinds. I used to listen to my brother's records growing up, and he used to tell me about the song and the musician who played it. It's a nice idea to have a music post from time to time, and I know I'll come across a song that I know and love. :~) Mildred's voice is a gentle one.

    ~Sheri

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  16. good grief! i have no idea why sitting here listening to that brought tears to my eyes. but it did.
    i was born too late.
    i have always connected to the 30's and 40's. my favorite eras for so many reasons. even if it held such an horrendous war.
    but it also had such heart. and seemingly innate style. oh i love it. especially the music.
    and this will be so special... what you're doing for us. THANK YOU rue! xoxo

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  17. Hi Rue! You know how I love music! I love these olden tunes too. Once there was a radio station that played big band and 30s music and I just loved it! You still amaze me how you're just a spring chick and you love everything olden and vintage! You're a peach! Hope you're having a great week.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  18. I love Nan Wynn from the 40s.. She had what I would call a smooth, soulful voice. She actually did the singing for Rita Hayworth in that Fred Astaire clip you posted.

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    1. I love Nan Wynn too! I did know that she sang this song for Rita, now that you mention it :)

      xo

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  19. I will definitely check her out. I've had Night Train stuck in my head all week. I love all the brass of the big band sound. I set a station for it on Pandora at work the other day, and it seriously got me through!

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  20. Hi Rue, I just love all kinds of music but there is something special about the music from this era. Love it!! Thanks for sharing these music post. Really enjoyable. Have a great day! cm

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  21. I love it! What a great idea and I look forward to your next music post!

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  22. Hi Rue!
    Loving this! I may have grown up in the sixty's but I was raised listening to the forty's.......I was probably the only teenager who could Lindy to the Beatles! My favorite singer is Billie Holiday.....
    Have a great weekend ......

    Lois@pineridgehills.com

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  23. I recently found a link to your webpage on another blog and when I saw a shared love of old music I subscribed right away! Can't wait to hear your selections! ~ Kari

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    1. Hi Kari :)

      Thank you for stopping by! I'll have another song up soon ;)

      rue

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