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Song Title

Size

Category

Comments

Performed By

Sequencer

La Vie En Rose

34kb
3.34mpt

40's
Easy Listening
French Pop
Nostalgia
Vocal Pop

A Beautiful Song First Composed And Recorded By Edith In 1946 Becoming A Huge International Hit That Became Her Signature Song And Was Included On Most Of Her Albums Over The Years Including Her 1974 Album By The Same Name
(Her Real Name Was Edith Giovanna Gassion)

Edith Piaf
(1915-1963)
W&M By
Edith Piaf, Mack David & Marcel Louiguy

Ron Tilden

Lili Marlene

40kb
3.18mpt
40's
Big Band
War Tunes
World
A Favorite World War II Tune By All Soldiers On All Sides Of The Great Conflict
The Tune Was Inspired By An Old 1915 German Poem Composed By Hans Leip In World War I
Marlene Dietrich
Anne Shelton
Carly Simon
Vaughn Monroe
Many More
Andy Bakke

Limehouse Blues

19kb
3.32mpt
20's+
Broadway
Country
Country/Pop
Jazz
Parlor Songs
Swing
Theme Songs
A Great Guitar Duet Arrangement By Chet & Jerry Of The Classic Jazz Tune Recorded On Nearly 450 Albums By Many Artists Over The Years.  This MIDI Version Is From Chet & Jerry's 1972 Album "Me & Chet"
W&M By Douglas Furber &
Phillip Braham In 1922
(Also One Of The Songs Used In The 1946 Film, Ziegfeld Follies)
Chet Atkins With Jerry Reed Larry Kuhns
© 2000

Listen To The Mocking Bird

33kb
4.21mpt

19'th Century Pop
Ballads
Folk
Nostalgic
Vocals
Vocal Music

One Of The Classic Songs Of The 19'th Century Selling Over 20 Million Copies Throughout The United States And Europe And Remaining Popular To This Day
(The Tune Later Became A Very Popular Bluegrass & Folk Fiddle Tune Recorded Under Various Other Titles Including Listen To The Mockingbird, Mockingbird Schottische, & Mocking Bird)

Various
(Lyrics And Arrangement By Septimus Winner, aka "Alice Hawthorne" In 1854-55 To A Melody Written By Richard Milburn)
Benjamin Robert Tubb
© 1998

Lover Man
(Oh, Where Can You Be?)

31kb
5.13mpt
40's
Blues
Easy Listening
Light Jazz
Love Songs
Torch Songs
A Beautiful, Classic Female Blues,  Torch Song, Tune From 1944 And Still Considered By Many To Be Her Biggest Hit And Is Still Being Included On Albums To This Day!
(Billie Has Posthumously Received Five "Grammy Hall Of Fame Awards"
This Particular Tune Was Awarded In 1989)

This Great Tune Has Been Recorded On Over 800 Albums By Various Artists Over The Years
Billie Holiday
(1915-1959)
W&M By Jimmy Davis, Roger "Ram" Ramirez, & Jimmy Sherman
Mel Webb
aka "Kmel"
(1928-2005)
Mack The Knife

26kb
3.31mpt

30's ++
Big Band
Easy Listening
Jazz
Movie Theme
Pop
Vocals
An Old Favorite Jazz Standard Recorded By Over 100 Artists In Various Styles From The 30's Thru The 90's.  This Song Is Considered A "Top 10" Jukebox Hit Of All Time
"Written By Marc Blitztein"
Bobby Darin
Ella Fitzgerald
Louie Armstrong
Frank Sinatra
Duke Ellington
Peggy Lee
Many Others
Unknown

Malaguena

28kb
3.28mpt

Classical Piano
Cuba
Film Music
Latin
Latin Jazz

Latin Pop
Love Songs
Spanish
World
A Great Classical Piano, Latin Jazz, Tune That Was Originally Composed In Spanish By Cuban Composer Ernesto Lecuona In 1927.  A English Translation Was Later Provided By Marian Banks
This Beautiful Song Has Been Recorded On Over 550 Albums By Many Artists In Many Styles
Ernesto Lecuona
(1895-1963)
Eleanor Adams
(1928-2002)
Mama Goes Where Papa Goes
(Or Papa Don't Go Out Tonight)
35kb
2.15mpt
20's+++
Big Band
Blues
Classic Female Blues
Classic Jazz
Novelty
Trad. Pop
Swing
A, Favorite Roaring 20's, Tin Pan Alley Pop, Classic Female Blues, Classic Jazz Tune Dating Back To The Early 20's And Still Being Recorded Thru The 00's By Many Artists In Various Styles The Georgians
Cotton Pickers
Ida Cox
Kay Starr
Nancy Sinatra
Smitty
Many More

W&M By Milton Ager & Jack Yellen
Herbert Harari
Margie

12kb
1.22mpt

30's ++
Big Band
Jazz
Swing
An Old Favorite Jazz Piano Tune Recorded By Well Over 100 Artists In Many Various Styles From The 30's Thru The 90's
"W&M By Conrad/Davis/Robinson"
Cab Calloway
Louis Armstrong
Gene Krupa
Jim Reeves
Al Jolson
Benny Goodman
Ray Charles
Fats Domino
Many Others
Margi Harrell
© 1993

aka "Llerrah, Inc."

Minnie The Moocher

34kb
3.19mpt

30's
Big Band
Jazz
Jive
Swing

A Great Old Jive, Swing Tune Composed Originally By Cab And A Huge Hit For Him In 1931 And Since Recorded On Over 140 Albums Over The Years By Many Artists In Various Styles

Cab Calloway
(1907-1994)
Danny Kaye
Duke Ellington
Blues Brothers
Many More

Clifford E. Odenkirk
(The)
Missouri Waltz
33kb
2.44mpt
Country
Easy Listening
Folk
Lullaby
Melody
Adopted As The Official Missouri, USA, State Song
In 1949
  (See The Lyrics)
Written By
J. R. Shannon

Music By
John Valentine Eppel

Arranged By Frederick Knight Logan
The Software Toolworks
© 1991
(This File Provided With Permission To Post By Wallace Music & Sound, Inc.)
Moonlight Serenade 27kb
3.20mpt
40's
Big Band
Classic Jazz
Great Dancing Music Or Just Sit Back And Listen Glen Miller Unknown

My Melancholy Baby

28kb
3.25mpt
1900's+++
Country
Easy Listening
Film
Folk
Jazz
Love Songs
Pop
Soundtracks
Standards
Vocals
A Classic, Easy Listening, Jazz Standard Dating Back To The Early 1900's That Has Been Recorded On Over 450 Albums In A Variety Of Styles By Many Artists Including Mildred Bailey, Larry Adler, Clair Austin, Coleman Hawkins, Dave Brubeck, Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Vic Damone, Burl Ives, Hank Locklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Dean Martin, Barbra Streisand And Many, Many More!
The song was often recorded and used in motion pictures.  It was sung by Bing Crosby in the Hollywood musical "The Birth of the Blues" (1941) and by Judy Garland in "A Star is Born" (1954) and Gogi Grant, dubbing for Anne Blyth, in "The Helen Morgan Story" (1957)
Various
W&M By Maybelle E. Watson, George A. Norton & Ernie Burnett In 1912
Will Campbell

My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night!

29kb
4.09mpt

Big Band
Country
Jazz
Piano
Traditional

A Great Old Tune Composed By Stephen Collins Foster In 1853 And Since Recorded By Many Artists In Various Styles Over The Years
This Version Is As Close To The Original Version As You'll Get!

Stephen C. Foster
Sons Of The Pioneers
Johnny Cash
Don Reno
Gene Krupa
Bing Crosby
Lawrence Welk
Many More

Benjamin R. Tubb
© 1998

Now's The Time

13kb
4.29mpt
40's
Blues
Boogie Blues

A Great Boogie Blues Tune From The Mid 40's Recorded On Well Over 200 Albums By Many Artists Over The Years

Charlie Parker
(1920-1955)
W&M By Charlie Parker
Jean-Pierre Amringer

Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!

55kb
2.17mpt

1900's-2000's
Big Band
Boogie Woogie
Novelty
Polka
Pop
Show Tunes
Swing
Vocal Group
Vocals
War Tune

A "Golden Great" Old Tune Dating Back To 1917 That Has Always Been A Very Popular Tune And Recorded By Many Artists In Many Styles Over The Years

Orrin Tucker
Henry Lewis
Andrew Sisters
Peggy Lee
Lawrence Welk
Glenn Miller
Many More

W&M By Ed Rose & Abe Olman In 1917

Frank Schober
aka "Grandpa Schober"

One For My Baby
aka "One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)"

24kb
5.08mpt

40's+++
Pop
Jazz
Standards
Trad. Pop
Vocal Jazz

One Of Johnny Mercer's Classic, Vocal Jazz Tunes That Became A Jazz Standard And Has Been Covered By Many Artists Over The Years

Johnny Mercer
(1909-1976)
W&M By Johnny Mercer & Harold Arlen In 1943
Sam Snedegar
aka "sksnedegar"
Over There 17kb
1.12mpt
10's+++
Big Band
Orchestral Pop
Patriotic
Pop
War Tune
A Great Old Favorite, Inspirational, Orchestral Pop And American Popular Song Dating Back To World War One
(In 1942 George Cohen Was Awarded The Congressional Medal Of Honor For The Famous War Tune)
Charles King
Nora Bayes
Glenn Miller
James Cagney
Bill Crosby
Many Others
Original Words & Music Composed By George M. Cohen In 1917
(His Name Is Sometimes Spelled Cohan)
(1878-1942)
James K. Taylor

New
Pennies From Heaven
(Posted 11/09/08)

34kb
2.35mpt

30's+++
Easy Listening
Film
Jazz
Soundtrack
Vocal Pop

An American Popular Song First Introduced By Bing Crosby In 1936 In The Film Of The Same Name And Since Recorded By Numerous Artists Over The Years On Over 600 Albums
Other Notable Artists Who Have Recorded The Song Include Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Arthur Tracy, Big Joe Turner, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Gene Ammons, The Skyliners, Louis Prima And Many Other Jazz And Popular Singers

Bing Crosby
W&M By Arthur Johnston & Johnny Burke In 1936

Bob Barnes
Pinetop's Boogie Woogie

25kb
2.35mpt

20's+++
Boogie-Woogie
Jazz
Piano Blues
Pre-War Blues
A Classic, Boogie-Woogie, Piano Blues Tune Composed By Clarence "Pinetop" Smith In 1928 And It Became The First Recorded Tune Known Using The Phrase, "Boogie-Woogie"
The Tune Has Been Recorded On Numerous Albums By Many Artists Over The Years
Clarence "Pinetop" Smith
(1904-1929)
"Pinetop Was Shot And Killed By A Stray Bullet During A Dancehall Fracas In 1929"
Don Carroll
Police Dog Blues 18kb
5.03mpt
Acoustic Blues
Folk Blues
Originals
Ragtime Guitar
An Excellent Example Of The "Acoustic Blues" Style Featuring The Acoustic Guitar "Acoustic Blues" Is Actually A Catch-All Term That Covers All Styles Of Blues Performed On Any Non-Electric Instrument Mike C. Martin
(Mike C. Martin's Guitar Composition Is Based Around Arthur "Blind Blake's" Original Police Dog Blues From 1926)
Steve J. McWilliam
© 1998

Roll 'Em

14kb
2.29mpt
30's+
Ragtime
Boogie Woogie
Stride Piano
A Great Ragtime, Boogie Woogie,  Stride Piano, Tune Composed By Mary Lou Williams In The 30's And Since Recorded On More Than 80 Albums Over The Years
It Was A Fantastic Hit For Benny Goodman In The 30's And Was Recorded On Many Of His Albums
Mary Lou Williams
(1910-1981)
John Farrell

Route 66

45kb
5.58mpt

40's+
Jazz
Jazz Piano
Swing
A Great Old Jazz Swing Standard Originally By Bobby Troup And Since Covered By Many Artists In Many Styles From The 1940's Through The 2000's Bobby Troup
(1918-1999)
Many Others
W&M By
Bobby Troup
Jeanne Coello

Rum And
Coca Cola

aka "L'Anee Passee"

23kb
1.15mpt
Big Band
Caribbean Steel
Traditional
Trinidad
World War II
This Was A Great Hit For The Andrews Sisters In 1945 And Has Became A Classic The Andrews Sisters
W&M By Morey Amsterdam
Andy Bakke
© 1999
Andy's First Try At A "Caribbean Steel" Style Tune

Sentimental Journey

26kb
2.31mpt
40's++
Big Band
Easy Listening
Jazz
Romantic
Swing
Trad. Pop
War Tunes
A Favorite Sentimental And Romantic Song From WWII That Was A Major Hit For Les Brown And His Orchestra In 1944 And Has Been Included On Many Albums Over The Years By Many Artists Les Brown & His Orchestra Featuring Doris Day
W&M By Bud Green, Les Brown & Ben Homer In 1944
Gary Hess

Showboat

41kb
9.04mpt
20's
Broadway
Medley
Musical
A Great Series Of Popular Tunes From The 1927 Musical Lyrics Oscar Hammerstein II
Music Jerome Kern
Jackie O'Neill
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 34kb
4.36mpt
30's++++
Easy Listening
Film
Jazz
Musicals
Pop
R&B
Show Tunes
Soundtracks
Vocal Jazz
Vocal Pop

Mel's Frank Sinatra MIDI Version Of The Great Tune
Originally Written For The 1933 Musical Comedy & In 1935 The Movie: "Roberta"
(This Legendary Tune From The 30's Has Been Included On Over 880 Albums Over The Years In Many Styles And By Many, Many Artists)
I Have This One On My "Fire" Page As It Fits The Firefighter Well!

Frank Sinatra
Irene Dunne
Paul Whiteman

(#1-1934)
The Platters

(#1-1958)
Original W&M By Otto Harbach & Jerome Kern In 1933
Mel Webb
aka "Kmel"
(1928-2005)

Some Enchanted Evening

13kb
2.30mpt

40's
Ballads
Broadway
Easy Listening
Musicals
Show Tunes
Soundtrack
Theme
Vocals
A Beautiful Easy Listening Love Song From The 1949 Broadway Musical: "South Pacific"
This Great Song Has Been Recorded On Over 250 Albums By Many Artists Over The Years And Was A #1 For Perry Como In 1949 And A Top 10 Hit For No Less Than Six Other Artists
Ezio Pinza
Perry Como
Bing Crosby
Broadway Singers
Frank Sinatra
Many Others

W&M By Oscar Hammerstein II & Richard Rodgers
Derek Vintschger
aka "ScooterDoo"
(The)
Song Is You
40kb
3.47mpt
40's++
Big Band
Jazz
Pop
Soundtrack
Vocal
A Lively Pretty, Light Jazz, Tune Recorded By Over 200 Artists On Over 470 Albums In Many Styles from The 40's Through The 00's And Was Used As A Soundtrack In The 1993-1995 Cable TV Series: "Fallen Angels" Frank Sinatra
Benny Carter
Charlie Parker
Tommy Dorsey
Many Others

Composed By Oscar Hammerstein II & Jerome Kern
Josef Huber

South Of The Border

33kb
2.33mpt

40's
Big Band
Country
Jazz
Swing

Everyones Favorite Spanish Tune Recorded By Many Artists And In Many Styles From The 40's Thru The 90's

Herb Alpert
And The Tijuana Brass

(1964)
Written By Jimmy Kennedy And Michael Carr

Chuck Duklis

Stormy Weather

42kb
3.31mpt
30's+++
Easy Listening
Film Music
Jazz
Soundtrack
Trad Pop
Vocal Jazz
A Beautiful Easy Listening, Vocal Jazz, Tune From The Early 1930s First Performed By Ethel Waters And That Lena Later Sang For Her Hollywood Debut In 1943 In A Film By The Same Name.  The Song Became Lena's Signature Song And Was Included On Many Of Her Albums Over The Years Including Her 1943 Album By The Same Name
The Great Song Has Been Included On More Than 880 Albums By Many Artists In Many Styles Over The Years
Ethel Waters
Lena Horne

W&M By Harold Arlen & Ted Kohler In 1933
Unknown

Tenderly

26kb
3.56mpt
40's++
Ballads
Country
Easy Listening
Jazz
Pop
This Great Old 40's Jazz Standard Has Been Recorded By Many Artists In Various Styles Over The Years Including
Sarah Vaughan, Nat "King" Cole, Louie Armstrong, Rosemary Clooney, Bill Evans, Art Tatum, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, Frank Sinatra, Etta James And Even Willie Nelson Plus Many, Many More And Has Also Been Recorded On Over 400 Albums From The 30's Through The 90's
Various
W&M By Walter Gross & Jack Lawrence In 1947
Will Campbell

That Lucky Old Sun
(Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)

41kb
3.25mpt
40's+++
Country
Country/Pop
Easy Listening
Jazz
Jump Blues
Pop
R&B
Rockabilly
Soundtrack
Vocal
A Great Old Song That Has Been Recorded By Numerous Artists In Many Styles Over The Years And Included On Over 265 Albums With The Most Notable Being Frankie Laine's #1 In 1949 That Stayed On The Charts For 22 Weeks, Vaughn Monroe's #9 In 1949, Louie Armstrong's #24 In 1949 And Frank Sinatra's #16 In 1949
The Song Has Also Been Used As A Soundtrack In Several Films Over The Years Including Jerry Lee Lewis's Rockabilly Version In The 1989
Film: "Great Balls Of Fire" And Ray Charles's Jump Blues Version In The 1992 Film: "Malcolm X"
Louis Armstrong
Frankie Laine
Vaughn Monroe
Ray Charles
Johnny Cash
Pat Boone
Bing Crosby
Red Foley
Willie Nelson
Jerry Lee Lewis
The Marcels
Many More

W&M By Haven Gillespie & Harry Beasley Smith In 1949
Bob Barnes

Up A Lazy River
aka "Up The Lazy River"

38kb
3.21mpt

30's++
Big Band
Easy Listening
Jazz
Nostalgic
Swing

Ron's Mills Brothers 1948 Version Of The Classic Jazz, Swing Tune Recorded By Many Great Artists Over The Years

Mills Brothers
Si Zenter
Bobby Darin
Doc Evans
Pete Fountain
Bing Crosby
Louis Armstrong
Many Others

W&M By Hoagy Carmichael & Sidney Arodin In 1931

Ron Tilden

Who Threw The Overalls In Mrs. Murphy's Chowder

24kb
1.56mpt

40's+
Comedy
Irish
Novelty
Vocals

A Great, Old  Irish Standard, Comic/Novelty, Tune Made Famous By Bing Crosby Sometime Between 1940 And 1952 As A Single And Later Included On A 24 Track Compilation Album: "Top O' the Morning: His Irish Collection" Released In 1996

Bing Crosby
W&M George L. Giefer

Chuck Mourmouris
(Deceased)

You Oughta' Be In Pictures

29kb
2.49mpt
30's
Jazz
Trad Pop
Swing
A Great Version Of The "Tin Pan Alley" Pop Tune From The 1930's Performed By Many Artists Over The Years The Boswell Sisters-30's
Sammy Kaye-50's
Doris Day-50's

Ray Coniff-60's
Chuck Mourmouris
(Deceased)

Zip-A-Dee
Doo-Dah

77kb
3.41mpt
40's
Big Band
Broadway
Children's
Dance
Film
Show Tunes
Trad/Pop
This One Will Make You Feel Better In The Morning!  A Great Old Tune Which Also Won An Academy Award And An Oscar After Its Introduction In The 1946 Disney Movie:
"Song Of The South"
Johnny Mercer
Louie Armstrong
Bing Crosby
Doris Day
And Many Others

Words And Music Score Composed And Arranged For The Disney Film By Allie Wrubel, Ray Gilbert & Roger Holmes
Gary Wachtel
aka GaryW0001
Coming Soon 00kb
0.00mpt
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