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Phoebe Powers

This is for songs that go with the the overall forum or with individual story lines. If you add a song, make sure to give the song title and the song artist.

10/13/2011 #1
Lee's ghost re-born

Cool idea.. :O)

10/13/2011 #2
J.A. Fletcher

Prewar Tunes:

- "Alexander's Ragtime Band" -- Billy Cotton and his Orchestra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3UMv2Kbgnk

- "Ballin' The Jack" -- Red Nichols

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F45MD-51sIk

- "By The Beautiful Sea" -- Billy Murray and the Heidelberg Quintet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PflIYLA9Fe8

- "Chinese Blues" -- George Gershwin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztrJzSvf-bw

- "Down Where The Swanee River Flows" -- Al Jolson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxn-69N0eoU

- "For Me and My Gal" -- Cliff Edwards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJP3F98zQUk

- "High Society" -- King Oliver

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSxX0dq9mhE

- "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" -- Nat Gonella

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p_UShnCBek

- "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" -- Tuxedo Dance Orchestra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i71gsd7C_o

- "Ida (Sweet As Apple Cider)" -- Eddie Cantor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJvoiiYOChM

- "Memphis Blues" -- Collins and Harlan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3qaAvkB0Tw

- "Ragtime Goblin Man" -- Collins and Harlan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwDGKKlXgQM

- "That Funny Jas Band From Dixieland" -- Collins and Harlan (First song to mention the word "jazz")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0Z8Cx7VqpI

- "Waitin' On The Robert E. Lee" -- Collins and Harlan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6xi7JAsl0E

- "Where Can I Meet You Tonight?" -- Billy Murray and Ada Jones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3l-l0l27Gg

- "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland" -- Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUyLay8jbZU

10/13/2011 . Edited 10/28/2011 #3
J.A. Fletcher

Wartime Tunes:

- "Darktown Strutter's Ball" -- Collins and Harlan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gHpF57wkd0

- "Goodbye Broadway, Hello France" -- American Quartet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7se0rsuFzE

- "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" -- Benny Goodman with Helen Forrest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZd-pmzpaec

- "Oh, Johnny, Oh, Johnny" -- Joe Loss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnOMNorQkY0

- "Waitin' On The Robert E. Lee" -- Billy Murray and the Heidelberg Quintet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7purFjCioc

10/13/2011 . Edited 10/28/2011 #4
J.A. Fletcher

1920:

- "Avalon" -- Al Jolson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1Ykq8uy1nc

- "I've Got My Captain Working For Me Now" -- Al Jolson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdWZn4Kl6Bs

- "Japanese Sandman" -- Nora Bayes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odruG7YF6_c

- "Swanee" -- Al Jolson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9GtYMir_To

10/13/2011 . Edited 10/28/2011 #5
J.A. Fletcher

1921:

- "I'm Just Wild About Harry" -- Paul Whiteman (Russ Stafford and his Orchestra band theme)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWeDQGOJESA

- "My Mammy" -- Premiere Quartet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMNIYKEdqNI

10/13/2011 . Edited 10/17/2011 #6
J.A. Fletcher

1922:

- "All Over Nothing At All" -- Billy Murray and Aileen Stanley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dES7wOf3fo

- "Margie" -- Billy Cotton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znxBsgpixGo

- "My Buddy" -- Sammy Kaye

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldOquSY8HZI

10/13/2011 . Edited 10/17/2011 #7
J.A. Fletcher

1923:

- "The Charleston" -- James P. Johnson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VePliJhSvYU

- "Dippermouth Blues" -- King Oliver

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o41DMsV5MFA

- "King Porter Stomp" -- Jelly Roll Morton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3dclkluyqg

- "Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye" -- Eddy Howard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r_uRdMdtHE

10/13/2011 . Edited 10/28/2011 #8
J.A. Fletcher

1924:

- "In 1999" -- Al Bernard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmgZH7ahJy8

- "It Had To Be You" -- Billy Murray and Aileen Stanley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47rkBVqxhQk

- "It Had To Be You" -- Dick Haymes and Helen Forrest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW6Jd7zVpxM

- "Mr. Radio Man" -- Al Jolson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlvrD93OO7k

- "Where The Rainbow Ends" -- Paul Whiteman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsusdMzylKk

10/13/2011 . Edited 10/28/2011 #9
J.A. Fletcher

1925:

- "Charleston" -- Paul Whiteman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtvQgknRIsQ

- "Dinah" -- Red Nichols

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WklDJUbdPsI

- "Dreaming of a Castle In The Air" -- Jack Chapman and his Orchestra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em6FBpCpAz4

- "Has Anybody Seen My Gal?" -- Spike Jones and his City Slickers (Also known as "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOUbYw4tW0A

- "Has Anybody Seen My Gal?" -- Carroll Gibbons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmWGaGE27SY

- "I'm Sitting On Top of The World" -- Al Jolson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k6hW3UMPFI

- "Sweet Georgia Brown" -- Ben Bernie and his Orchestra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExeHBsrrtww

- "Yes Sir, That's My Baby" -- Eddie Cantor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxVy2YtT7xU

10/13/2011 . Edited 10/28/2011 #10
Maximilianus

Mickey's Conspiracy: "The Main Monkey Business" by Rush

Paddy's Theme: "Come Sail Away" by Styx

Evelyn's Theme: "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas

10/14/2011 #11
J.A. Fletcher

See 1923 for The Charleston. I think we can all agree that it's the theme for this forum. Bet you didn't know it was written by a black guy.

10/14/2011 #12
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