Swingin' the Classics 16

September 19, 2023 #2143

"Everybody's making money but Tchaikovsky," so claims a song from the Big Band Era. It was a recognition of the trend in the 1940s for bands and vocalists to adapt and update classical melodies.


Light Cavalry
Claude Gordon
Lawrence Welk
Dance of the hours
Larry Clinton
In the hall of the mountain king
Jan Savitt
Strange music
Bing Crosby
The lamp is low
Glenn Miller
I look at heaven
On the isle of May
Eddie Duchin
Dodgers’ fan dance
Harry James
Song of India
Frankie Laine
William Tell overture
Spike Jones
Full moon and empty arms
Billy Vaughn
Toselli’s serenade
Joe Venuti
If you are but a dream
Jimmy Dorsey
Brahms’ lullaby
Dean Martin