Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

The first recording of Easter Parade, written by Irving Berlin in 1933, came from the Broadway Revue, As Thousands Cheer, with Clifton Webb and Marilyn Miller. This version went to #5 in the record sales charts:

It was done again by Bing Crosby in the movie Holiday Inn from 1942. Due to copyright restrictions, I cannot embed this video in this post. But it's worth the effort to view it here:

Guy Lombardo and his orchestra did a nice big band version of the song in 1947:

Fred Astaire and Judy Garland sang the song together in 1948 in the movie called Easter Parade:

The melody for the song was first written by Irving Berlin in 1917 in a song called Smile And Show Your Dimple. Here's a really cool video that lets you hear the song on a player piano:

This Easter novelty uses It Must Have Been The Easter Bunny by Little Cindy on Columbia 41346 from 1959:

Happy Easter everyone!

Just as Easter isn't just about bunnies and chocolate and eggs, MusicMaster Oldies isn't just about the music of the 1950's and 1960's. You'll hear classic songs going all the way back to the late 1800's! Are you ready to rent a classic movie now? I hope so!

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