joey de vivre

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T'Ain't No Sin! (pop-hoppy music from the 1930's)

Artist Song Buy
Fred Astaire  Beginner's Luck  buy on itunes
Roger Wolfe Kahn  Fit As a Fiddle  buy on itunes
Fats Waller  Yacht Club Swing  buy on itunes
Bob Crosby  I Was Lucky  buy on itunes
Hoosier Hotshots  Like A Monkey Likes Coconuts  buy on itunes
Jack Hylton  I'll Never Say Never   buy on itunes
Ambrose & his Orchestra  Happy Days Are Here Again  buy on itunes
Don Neely   T'Ain't No Sin (to take off your skin, & dance around in your bones)  buy on itunes
Fats Waller  Spreadin' Rhythm Around  buy on itunes
Ethel Merman  Pack Up Your Sins  buy on itunes
Boswell Sisters  Why Don't You Practice What You Preach?  buy on itunes
Cleo Brown  When Hollywood Goes Black & Tan  buy on itunes
Elmer Feldkamp  Everyone Says "I Love You"  buy on itunes
Ivie Anderson, w/ Duke Ellington  It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)  buy on itunes
Dorsey Bros.  Anything Goes  buy on itunes
Maxine Sullivan  Nice Work If You Can Get It  buy on itunes
Lee Wiley  Let's Do It  buy on itunes
King Oliver  Edna  buy on itunes
Jimmy Durante  Inka Dinka Doo  buy on itunes
Jimmy Dorsey  Pick Yourself Up  buy on itunes
Harry Roy  Cuban Pete  buy on itunes
Guy Lombardo  Stormy Weather  buy on itunes
Sam Browne  Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing  buy on itunes
Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds of Joy  Walkin' & Swingin'  buy on itunes
Dick Powell  I'm Going Shopping with You  buy on itunes
Mildred Bailey  Heat Wave  buy on itunes
Mound City Blues Blowers  Thanks a Million  buy on itunes

Comment:

It's probably a mistake to patronizingly look back on any earlier era as a simpler happier time than ours, & certainly the 1930's in reality were a lot rougher than the 21st century has been so far, BUT
through the miracle of selective listening we can create for ourselves the same bright peppy poppy happy mood that the dance floor crowd was looking for (& getting!) from the music scene of the day

so, this set is in much the same spirit as my earlier

We've Got to Put the Sun Back in the Sky a.k.a. "It's a Great World After All", which I know a lot of people have enjoyed.

A few of the tracks here that may be less familiar, or are new discoveries for me: #12 Cleo Brown's "When Hollywood Goes Black & Tan" is an infectious fantasy about a day when Hollywood lays off Clark Gable & Jean Harlow to make room for Cab Calloway, Josephine Baker, etc.
#23 "Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing" is a mock music hall number with interspersed bogus birdcalls & of course a catchy trilling tune.

Happy days are here again!

Feedback:

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Randy13
Date: 1/24/2005
If the Boswell Sisters were on every mix, the world would be a better place. This is great.
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Sean Lally
Date: 1/24/2005
Truly awesome, and the cover features that lady from "Drawn Together"! I love seeing Fats Waller, The Hoosier Hotshots, and The Boswells make appearrances on mixes. Great stuff, babe.
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Nest of Vipers
Date: 1/24/2005
Lovely, J the Z!
Is that "Birdies" song the same one Disney used? Any version's got to be better than theirs!

How many box-tops in order to get this?
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Rob Conroy
Date: 1/24/2005
This looks fun.
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Instru Mental
Date: 1/24/2005
This is aces, Jeff-O.
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hemizen
Date: 1/24/2005
boop,boop,be,doop!
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McDonald12
Date: 1/24/2005
quite superb, Jeff. love this type of music with a passion.
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Jenergy
Date: 1/24/2005
As always, full of vivre and joy! I'm glad I didn't have to live through the 30s, but damned glad I get to listen to the Boswells, the Dorseys & Fats!
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Dom1
Date: 1/24/2005
Great stuff!
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Dirk
Date: 1/24/2005
Love it!
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Franklin Onn12
Date: 1/24/2005
Dang! Just as soon as we finish a trade, you post this. Oh well, I'll put it on my wish list. I'm one of those who has enjoyed "Sun Back in the Sky." It never fails to bring a smile. And, if they made it through the Depression with these tunes, maybe we can survive W's theocracy......... maybe.
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French Connection
Date: 1/24/2005
Vivre les annTes trente. Superbe Monsieur Joey.
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lo-fi jr.
Date: 1/24/2005
Makes depression look like fun. Great stuff!
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erik1966lutig
Date: 1/24/2005
This looks like loads of fun. And you cannot beat that cover. Boop-boop-bee-doop!
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Mixxer
Date: 1/24/2005
Great collection! Even Inka Dinka Doo is here.

I wonder what they will think of the 00's looking back 70 years from now?
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Muzag
Date: 1/25/2005
More de Vivre magic. Excellent!
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valis
Date: 1/25/2005
'S'what I get for waiting. I'd have expressed similar thoughts akin to Mr. Onn's, and lo-fi's, too. They (the artists represented herein) had the "when life gives you lemons" attitude down! Uplifting. Just as music can be.
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Salman1
Date: 1/25/2005
This looks incredible.
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mckbrd
Date: 1/25/2005
great as always. on ksan they'd play durantes "start off each day with a song" and in a way, they were the days for seeing the sky's the limit, or something like that!
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musicgnome
Date: 1/26/2005
If you like anything worthy of a trade let me know...this looks absolutely fantastic.
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 1/28/2005
Oh boy, but this looks swell. I love (love, love) the Fats Waller through Ivie Anderson stretch. Damnit...I can't stop smilin'.

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