Friday, October 2, 2015

Music Break 8


It's been awhile since I did a music break, but since I'm so busy, I thought it was time for another one.

For those of you that are new to my blog, I was doing a weekly series on music artists from before 1965 and mostly focusing on the 20s, 30s and 40s.

I think from now on that I'll just keep it to once a month or when I'm too busy to do a regular post.

Anyway...

Martha Tilton.

Have you heard of her?

If you've listened to Benny Goodman, you've probably heard her voice, because she sang with the band from 1937 until the end of 1939.

She also played with a number of other bands and appeared in many films and radio programs.

You can read more about her life 'here'.


Her most famous song is "And the Angels Sing" from 1938 with the Benny Goodman Orchestra.

It was written by Johnny Mercer and Ziggy Elman.



And here she is singing "A Little Jive Is Good For You" with Ben Pollack and His Orchestra.

Written by Ralph Yaw and Mel Waters.


Now back to painting ;)

xo
rue



22 comments:

  1. I haven't heard that voice in a long time. When I played the video, my kids said, "Oh Christmas music!" Haha. Not quite. Have fun painting.

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  2. Never heard of either of these songs, Rue. She's got a fabulous voice though.

    Happy October! Good luck painting.

    ~Sheri

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  3. I love any Johnny Mercer song and the Angels Sing is a beautiful love song, but I don't remember knowing Martha Tilton's name. I bet my mother would have recognized her! She loved the big band music.

    A music break is always good, Rue!
    Dewena

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  4. Count me as one who has never heard of these songs, but they're lovely. Great voice!

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  5. This was a fun post and Martha has a wonderful voice. Love the Benny Goodman band too. Happy Friday Rue.
    Have a wonderful week end.
    Kris

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    1. I am so mad that the sound does not work on my computer!! I love this idea for posts....hopefully I can get it fixed for the next one.

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    2. gosh i love these vintage song posts you do for us.
      i'm never disappointed!
      the minute i hear them i relax and the world is a better... kinder ... place.
      happy painting dear rue! xoxo♥

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  6. Let's make a deal...I will come help you paint if you will come help me! I love her voice..always have. And the Benny Goodman Orchestra...perfection!! Much love and hugs and happy painting! Can't wait to see it all! :-)

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  7. I have never heard of her---but I love those old singers...it just reminds me of the times our world was a more innocent place (or at least seemed to be). Thanks!!! Blessings- xo Diana

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  8. Great music and love this post!! Look forward to more...
    Mary Alice

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  9. Thanks for the introduction to Martha.

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  10. Awesome post and I absolutely love this music, Rue! Thank you so much for sharing, you have made my weekend! :)

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  11. Awesome post and I absolutely love this music, Rue! Thank you so much for sharing, you have made my weekend! :)

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  12. -clapping hands- I think I solved the "Blog Size Issue" for Everyone!!!!!

    Tessa

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  13. Love that first song, just beautiful. Never heard the second, how fun! Certainly put a smile on my face today!

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  14. She certainly has a beautiful voice! I enjoy the instrumentals from these time periods too! Don't work too hard painting! Can't wait to see how it turned out... I know it will be lovely! :) ~Rhonda

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  15. To pass the time while painting check out the Alka Seltzer radio show with Martha and the rich baritone of Curt Massey’s Halloween show for some October entertainment! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDC4udXj73o

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    1. This is great! I'm listening to it right now. Thank you, Kari :)

      xo

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    2. If you enjoy that one, you can download all 19 of their Radio shows for free on Zoot radio. I turn that on for hours of listening while working and enjoy it so much - I even find all the cheesy Alka Seltzers plugs amusing and find myself with those jingles stuck in my head. Zoot is a treasure trove of other old radio mostly drama shows but also Glenn Miller, Gene Autry etc - check it out if you don't already know about it - it is a lot of fun listening to these old shows! :).

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    3. Sorry this took so late to answer, but I just now caught up.

      That sounds great and no, I'd never heard of it. So, thank you, Kari :)

      xo

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  16. I'm always looking for more singers to add to my CD list for my shop so I am really enjoying this series you are doing. And the quotes are outstanding. That is exactly how I feel about Whimsy. May I use that quote and link it to your blog?
    Ginene

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