All songs performed by Ken Cashion.
On this shelf is
"1900 - 1939
Music On Ukulele & Plastic Instruments...Mostly"
To go to shelf with " Original Songs" --
To go to shelf with "Folkish & Old Timey Songs" --
To go to shelf with "More Recent & Esoteric
(Date placed on web site
-- length of song.)
Cottage For Sale; 1930-Larry Conley &
Willard Robison. Just about everybody recorded this pretty song...even Julie
London...only she didn't do the verses. This was not nice of her.
A-2 A Little Music In The Moonlight;
1926-Johnny Marvin. In a time of June- moon-spoon
songs, this is about the most romantic song I know and enjoy.
(10/31/2006 -- 2:42)
In The Saddle; 1939-Gene Autry & Ray
Whitley. I can't take this song very seriously. And didn't.
(10/30/2006 -- 2:34)
Along With The Breeze; 1926-Haven Gilliespie,
Seymour Simons, & Richard Whiting. Richard Whiting, Margaret
Whiting's dad, did some really nice tunes.
(11/03/2006 -- 3:33)
Can You Spare A Dime?; 1931-E.W. Harburg &
Jay Gorney. This song from the 1932 musical "Americana" depicts the
Depression days but its message continues today. The show was not successful.
(10/31/2006 -- 2:02)
A-8 Honey; 1928-Haven Gillespie & Richard Whiting. Another Whiting
tune. This was John Dillinger's favorite song. It is rarely heard with the
verses. This is too bad because it has the June, spoon, moon, themes presented in a
more clever manner.
(10/30/2006 -- 2:40)
A-9 If We Can't Be The Same Old
Sweethearts; 1915-Joe McCarthy & Jimmie
V. Monaco. Or could be called, "Song Of The Wimps."
But it is just too pretty to not be heard. Very popular song. Art Gillham had
a good version.
(11/02/2006 -- 4:14)
A-10 I Hate To Lose You;
1918-Archie Gottler & Grant Clarke. This was
romantic when written. Now it seems presumptuous and downgrading. I hear and
generally do all these songs in context of when they were written.
(10/30/2006 -- 3:09)
A-11 Ill See You In C-U-B-A;
1920-Irving Berlin. The Volstead Act went in to
force January, 1920, and the US became "dry." It is still a fun song to do
in light of the US today.
(10/30/2006 -- 3:02)
Forever Blowing Bubbles; 1919-Jaan Kenbrovin
& John Kellette. Again, a song often done without the beautiful
introduction...and the chorus suffers for it.
A-13 It's The Talk Of The Town;
1933-Marty Symes, Al. J. Neigurg, & Jerry
Levinson. Ozzie Nelson and His Columbia Orchestra had a good hit of this.
(11/03/2006 -- 2:25)
A-14 It's All Over Now; 1920-Lew Brown & Albert Von Tilzer. A song of
A-15 Let The Rest Of The World Go By;
1919-J. Keirn Brennan & Ernest R. Ball.
Considering the date it was composed, it is easy to see where the sentiment of this song
came. It's appeal is still the same today.
A-16 When You And I Were Young,
Maggie; 1866-George W. Johnson & J.A.
Butterfield. Originally a poem by George, the song has found its way into Scot
music. George was a Canadian school teacher and "Maggie" was Margaret
Clark, a pupil.
They became engaged but Maggie contracted TB. George and Maggie were married in
1864; she died the following year. While Maggie had been very sick and in bed,
Johnson had walked to a favorite hill of theirs and composed the poem. His friend,
Butterfield, put it to music. George died in 1917.
Bing Crosby, with son, Gary, had a hit of a jazzed up version of this song in 1949;
(10/30/2006 -- 3:48)
Whoopee; 1929-Gus Kahn & Walter
Donaldson. A much maligned song because of performers not doing the verses.
The song topic is more current today than in 1929. The song makes several social
(10/30/2006 -- 3:14)
Baby; 1912-George A. Norton & Ernie
Burnett. Another maligned song for the same reason as "Makin'
(11/03/2006 -- 5:30)
A-19 Mindin My
Busness; 1923-Gus Kahn & Walter
Donaldson. A fun song with good chord changes. There were several
versions. Van and Schenck's was played a little broadly.
(10/30/2006 -- 3:42)
A-20 Painting The Clouds
With Sunshine; 1929-Al Dubin & Joe
Burke. Important song from a good movie "Gold Diggers of Broadway".
Nick Lucas played a steel string guitar with a flat pick for "Tip Toe Through The
Tulips" in this, now lost, 1929 movie.
(11/02/2006 -- 3:18)
A-21 Riding Down the Canyon;
1939-Gene Autry & Smiley Burnett. A classic
cowboy song from the heights of cowboy musical movie days.
(10/30/2006 -- 3:03)
A-22 She's Funny That Way; 1928-Neil Moret & Richard Whiting. Whiting composed an
unusually pretty tune for some superb lyrics. It has nice chord progressions.
(11/03/2006 -- 6:03)
A-23 Smiles; 1917-J. Will Callahan & Lee S. Roberts. Again, a song that
is too familiar to be fully appreciated because so often the pretty verses are not done.
(10/30/2006 -- 3:21)
A-24 Somebody Else Is Getting It;
1912-Andrew B. Sterling & Harry Von Tilzer. A
very dated song but still fun to hear.
A-25 The Man Who Comes Around;
c.1930-Tommy Tucker. "Little" Tommy
Tucker got away with doing this song on the radio, but the Hays Code was just being put
into action. The Hays Code should be reintroduced.
(11/01/2006 -- 2:34)
A-26 They Go Wild, Simply Wild
Over Me; 1917-Joe MeCarthy & Fred
Fisher. A good-time, nonsense song from vaudeville and music halls. Naturally,
Billy Murray did it.
A-27 Ukulele Lady; 1925-Gus Kahn & Richard Whiting. The Whiting tune is
clever, and as usual, Gus Kahn had good lyrics. Always a fun song to do, but it
needs ukuleles, of course.
(10/30/2006 -- 4:32)
A-28 What Can I
Say, After I Say I'm Sorry?; 1926-Walter
Donaldson & Abe Lyman. This was a very popular song in the late '20s and for
good reason. It is fun to play.
A-29What Do You
Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?; 1916-Joe
McCarthy, Howard Johnson, & Jimmy V. Monaco. Significant song because it shows
that flirting was a hobby back then, but in this song it went a little far. The song
done today generates more sinister thoughts.
(10/30/2006 -- 2:43)
A-30 When I Grow Too Old To Dream;
1935-Oscar Hammerstein & Sigmund Romberg.
(11/03/2006 -- 2:02)
A-31 Will You Remember Me?; 1924-Harry Richman & Henry Santly. This is the first song
Richman wrote, and though a little insipid for a man's song, he was such a romantic, the
song is a pleasure to hear and do.
(11/02/2006 -- 3:41)
A-32 She Wouldn't Do What I Asked Her To; 1923 - Humorous song was done by Billy Murray during the Vaudeville
days. All songs from the period of 1900 to 1930 should be heard in context of that
date; not the current date.
A-33 A Picture From Life's Other Side; 1896. Charles E. Baer. One of many old- time,
tear-jerkin' songs...with morals, yet. Beware, this is a long song and slow
downloading...but worth the effort.
(11/13/2010 -- 4:50)
A-34 Do I Worry?; 1940. Ink
Spots' song. During this period, Bill Kenny was the lead singer and it would be hard
to find a smoother voice and with that amount of range. This is played on my
e-Guitar...a flat top guitar with a built-in amp. The guitar is not plugged in for
this song. So it is being recorded acoustically.
(11/04/2011 -- 2:20)
A-35 All Of Me; 1931.
By Seymour Simmons & Gerald Marks. Very popular song made famous by Belle Baker.
This has been one of the most recorded songs of its era.
(05/10/2015 -- 2:05)
A-36 Don't Fence Me In; 1934.
Bob Fletcher, some lyrics; Cole Porter lyrics and music. This was written for a movie that
was never produced. Cole Porter bought the lyrics (poem) from Fletcher for $250.
Porter reworked the lyrics, only using some phrases of Fletcher's. Porter wrote
both verses. Then his publisher wouldn't let Porter give Fletcher credit for any lyrics.
When the song became popular, Fletcher got some lawyers and he was then given credit for
the lyrics; I assume he got royalties.
When the song was popular, Porter's two verses were
not used, nor were they used in the two movies where the song was performed. But in
1944, Roy Rogers did sing the verses in the movie, "Hollywood Canteen."
Porter always said it was his least favorite of his compositions.
I do whole songs.
(05/10/2015 -- 3:33)
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