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  1. AlanDP

    Week 641 - Going to Katmandalamazoo, Titicacamonga, and Wooloo Wooloo!

    One of the cities listed in the original post. Recorded by Paul Whiteman's Orchestra with Billy Murray on vocals, although, like many of Whiteman's arrangements, Murray sings through the chorus only once and the rest of the piece is instrumental. Has two stanzas, but I did only the first and...
  2. AlanDP

    SOTU 640: BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN

    This song is about choosing a horse-drawn buggy rather than an automobile. I wore my most ridiculous hat. It's from the Hannah Montana collection.
  3. AlanDP

    SOTU 640: BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN

    Officially credited as being written by Gene Autry, Fred Rose, and Johnny Marvin, but most likely Autry and Rose were on there only so they could make more money from it, and probably largely written by lyricist, composer, and ukulele hero Johnny Marvin. I couldn't find any sheet music for this...
  4. AlanDP

    Season 639 - You Tell ME What the Theme Is

    One more song for my "dark" theme.
  5. AlanDP

    Season 639 - You Tell ME What the Theme Is

    An original I did today, about 4 hours work. Here's the story: I live about a quarter mile from the end of a 2-mile long dead end road. There used to be a girl who lived somewhere between me and the highway who would take walks at night, listening to music on her device with headphones while...
  6. AlanDP

    Season 639 - You Tell ME What the Theme Is

    I chose for my theme the line from the lyrics "to the darkened sky," doing songs with a form of the word "dark" in the title. I'll try to do one more this week so I have at least two songs for the theme. I also did some whistling in the song. Rudy Vallee recorded this song, in which he showed...
  7. AlanDP

    Season 638: Road signs

    An old song written, after the intro, entirely in advertising slogans that were common in 1929, and used on highway billboards all across the U.S. I had to look them up to satisfy my curiosity, so what I discovered is listed below. The only one I knew for certain was "say it with flowers" for...
  8. AlanDP

    Season 638: Road signs

    My favorite thing about wombats is that they have cube-shaped poop.
  9. AlanDP

    Season 637 - Here and Now

    I searched my collection of sheet music and found this one that I think fits. It turned out not to be too hard.
  10. AlanDP

    Season 636 - One for sorrow...

    This one has a man's name used in the title and many times in the lyrics, and also mentions a secret later on in the lyrics. This song led me down a musical rabbit hole and the video below the song is all about that, if anyone is interested. Also a very brief comment at the end of the song...
  11. AlanDP

    Season 636 - One for sorrow...

    I know several old songs with a girl's name in the title. I always get a kick out of this one.
  12. AlanDP

    seasonistas play other instruments

    Here's one I did (with ukulele) for the Facebook Tin Pan Alley group that features a couple of instrumental bits played on a Roland AE-01 electronic wind instrument I got not long ago, using a tenor sax sound. Bass & percussion were programmed with ChordPulse. In the second instrumental part...
  13. AlanDP

    SOTU 635: Castles

    Jimi also wrote one called "Spanish Castle Magic."
  14. AlanDP

    SOTU 635: Castles

    Music by Hoagy Carmichael.
  15. AlanDP

    SOTU 635: Castles

    I know a couple of old songs about castles.
  16. AlanDP

    Season 634 - Love Your Larynx!

    I used to watch these shows all the time in the afternoons after school when I was a kid, but I don't remember ever seeing this one. I remember the one where he sings The Barber of Seville, lol.
  17. AlanDP

    Season 634 - Love Your Larynx!

    Don't forget crooning! A hard song to play even though it's not a fast tempo.
  18. AlanDP

    Season 634 - Love Your Larynx!

    Many of these old songs have ukulele versions that were intended to be played on a uke tuned to Eb, so since I've had the thrift store uke tuned to D for several weeks, I've tuned it on up to Eb and I'll see if it can stay there. A couple of tricky parts on this one where it goes into the key...
  19. AlanDP

    Season 634 - Love Your Larynx!

    From 1951, this one was sung by Clint Eastwood in the infamous 1969 western musical "Paint Your Wagon," or so I have read, because I've never seen it. P.S. I get laryngitis almost every time I get a cold. Once it was so bad I couldn't speak for about a month, couldn't sing for several more...
  20. AlanDP

    SOTU 633: Time is on my side (yes it is)

    A song by the Gershwins. From the musical Girl Crazy, 1930. First recorded by The Foursome, who also performed it in the original musical. Also performed by Judy Garland in the movie version of the musical. Much later recorded by Nat King Cole and others. The same musical that brought us "I...
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