2022 03 IHTSB March 20 Sarah Vaughan, Fletcher Henderson, Bobby Hackett…

Today we celebrate the first day of Spring, with songs recorded from the 1930s to the 1960s. We begin with the trumpet of Bobby Hackett and “Spring, Beautiful Spring”. Sarah Vaughan and William Tabbert bring us songs from two musicals,”South Pacific” and “State Fair”, written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra join us with his arrangement of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Spring Song”, and we listen too to some fine British orchestras, including those led by Jack Hylton and Ray noble with Al Bowlly. From 1962 we hear a lovely piece recorded by Robert Farnon and Frank Sinatra, “We’ll Gather Lilacs in the Spring”. And we conclude with a delightful version from Peggy Lee of the Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer composition “Come Rain or Come Shine”. Enjoy our first day of Spring!

IHTSB Mar 20, 2022 Songs about Spring
Artist Year Song Time

1. Bobby Hackett 1958 Spring, Beautiful Spring 2:40
2. Sarah Vaughan 1950 It Might As Well Be Spring 3:13
3. Chu Berry & His Jazz Ensemble 1941 Blowing Up A Breeze 2:34
4. Jack Hylton & His Orchestra 1938 Blue Skies Around The Corner 2:58
5. Anita O’Day 1961 Some Other Spring 2:27
6. Woody Herman 1946 It’s Anybody’s Spring 3:01
7. Maxine Sullivan 1938 Spring Is Here 3:17
8. Robert Farnon 1962 We’ll Gather Lilacs In The Spring 3:15
9. William Tabbert 1949 Younger Than Springtime 3:31
10. Tommy Dorsey orchestra 1937 Mendelssohn’s Spring Song 2:34
11. Fletcher Henderson 1931 Oh! It Looks Like Rain 2:35
12. Teddy Joyce 1935 March Winds And April Showers 3:08
13. Al Bowlly 1933 When You’ve Got A Little Springtime In Your Heart 3:19
14. Peggy Lee 1946 Come Rain Or Come Shine 3:18
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