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Chatanooga Choo Choo
Glenn Miller & Tex Beneke
Glenn Miller & Unidentified Male Vocalist
Glenn Miller & Unidentified Female Vocalist
Max Greger (Instrumental)
Teresa Brewer

Chatanooga Shoe Shine Boy
Pat Boone  Red Foley

The Nearness of You
Barbra Streisand  Joni James
Jo Stafford  Judy Garland
Matt Munro  The Platters
Del Kay  Dinah Shore
John Gary  Rick Nelson
Shirley Bassey
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Ray Eberle, Glenn Miller Orchestra

Last Night on the Back Porch
The Andrews Sisters   Alma Cogan
Teresa Brewer   Pee Wee King
Savoy Havana Band (1933)
MIDI Instrumental
Unnamed Group (Early1920s)*
Billy Jones (1923)*
* (Very old recordings & quite scratchy)

The Curious Case of the Persian Virgin


Merv Griffin
& the Freddy Martin Band

I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts

Barbra Streisand
Second Hand Rose
I'll Know
The Nearness of You
All the Things You Are

Liza Minnelli
All that Jazz
New York, New York

Peter, Paul & Mary
Puff, the Magic Dragon

Ricky Nelson
Again   Dream Lover
Everday I Have to Cry Some
Have I Told You Lately that I LoveYou
Hello, Mary Lou   Honeycomb   I Will Follow You
Lonesome Town   Teenager in Love
Yes Sir, That's My Baby
You Don't Love Me Anymore

Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin & Walter Brennan
Get Along Home, Cindy

The Lettermen
Blue Velvet   The Way You Look Tonight
Our Day Will Come   I Only Have Eyes for You
Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Louis Armstrong  A Kiss to Build a Dream On
Creedence Clearwater Revival  Hello, Mary Lou
Mamma Cass Elliot  Dream a Little Dream of Me
Neil Sedaka  Happy Birthday, Sweet 16 (Instrumental)
Angélica María  Eddie, Eddie

Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Elvis Presley   Boots Randolph   Connie Francis
Pat Boone   The Lettermen   Engel Humperdinck

Yes, I'm Lonesome Tonight Thelma Carpenter  

Boots Randolph  Ain't That a Shame

I'm Nobody's Baby
Judy Garland   JoAnn Campbell

Gail Storm
Dark Moon   Goody Goody
I Cried for You   If I Had You
I Hear You Knocking   Making Believe

Patty Duke
Too Young   The End of the World   All I Have to Do Is Dream

The Bachelors  Marie

Danny & the Juniors
At the Hop   Do the Mashed Potatoes   Just Because

Lonnie Donegan
Ace in the Hole   Does the Spearmint Lose Its Flavor...

Debbie Reynolds
Would You?   I Like the Likes of You
Am I That Easy to Forget?

Neil Diamond   Song Sung Blue

Joan Weber  Let Me Go, Lover

Jim Lowe  The Green Door

Johnny Hodges  Daydream

Ed Ames
Don't Blame Me   In the Arms of Love

Bing Crosby
I Can't Begin to Tell You   It's Been a Long Long Time
Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song)

Bing Crosby and Peggy Lee
Slow Boat to China
(Standard Version)

Slow Boat to China
(Cute Version)

Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters   Bless Them All

The Ink Spots (The Originals with Lead Tenor Bill Kenny)
You Were Only Fooling
More great recordings available here: Songs of the Ink Spots

Harry Prime, the Town Criers & the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

Dee Parker & the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Doin' What Comes Natchurly

Marjorie Hughes & the Frankie Carl Orchestra
Rumors Are Flying

Russ Morgan  So Tired

Don Cornell with the Sammy Kaye Orchestra & Chorus
Careless Hands

Charles Lavere with the Gordon Jenkins Orchestra & Chorus
Maybe You'll Be There

Johnny Mercer & Pied Pipers
On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe
My Sugar Is So Refined

Judy Garland   You'll Never Walk Alone

Margaret Whiting  Faraway Places

Frank Sinatra
Night and Day  Five Minutes More

Tex Beneke & the Glenn Miller Orchestra  Five Minutes More

Al Martino
Daddy's Little Girl   I Have But One Heart
Blue Spanish Eyes   Painted, Tainted, Rose
I Love You More and More Every Day

Spike Jones  Leave the Dishes In the Sink, Ma

Faron Young  Candy Kisses

The Platters  Ebb Tide

Bobby Vinton  My Melody of Love

Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, and Emmylou Harris
Mister Sandman

Linda Ronstadt
I've Got a Crush on You   When I Fall In Love
I Can't Help It If I'm Still in Love with You

Perry Como
For the Good Times
When Your Hair Has Turned to Silver
If You Were the Only Girl in the World

Perry Como and Betty Hutton  A Bushel and a Peck

Betty Hutton  Stuff Like That There

Nat King Cole   Jerry Vale   Dinah Shore   Vic Damone
Artie Shaw   Glenn Miller   Syd Lawrence  
Los Indios Tabajaras  

Hoagy Carmichael*    Another Hoagy Rendition

Two interesting versions of Stardust by Frank Sinatra:
Frank sings only the verse in this version.
Frank sings only the chorus in this version.

Barbara Cook  It Might As Well Be Spring

Ella Fitzgerald  Am I Blue?

Al Hirt  I Can't Get Started with You

Acker Bilk  I Left My Heart In San Francisco

Jimmy Durante  When Day Is Done   Acker Bilk  Only You

Enric Madriguera
Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee

Billy Vaughn  Melody of Love   Hal Kemp  I Don't Care

Al Jolson  I'm Always Chasing Rainbows

Chet Atkins & Les Paul  Brazil

Ruby Murray  Mr. Wonderful   Herb Alpert  Perfidia

Connie Stevens  Blue Hawaii   Conway Twitty  Just Because

Ray Conniff Singers
Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose

Carol Deene  Norman   LeAnn Rimes  Blue

Caterina Valente  The Breeze and I

Shirley Bassey  What Kind of Fool Am I

Ruby & the Romantics  Dream

Gloria Lynne  Don't Take Your Love from Me

Herb Alpert  Mame   Julie London  Perfidia

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My Fair Lady  (with Original Broadway Cast)

The Sound of Music  (Movie Soundtrack)

Instructions for Downloading Songs from These Pages
If you have a Windows PC and Windows Media Player or the VLC Media Player
you should have no problems downloading songs from these pages.
However, If other media players have been installed on your PC
(such as RealPlayer, Rhapsody, QuickTime, MusicMatch Jukebox, WinAmp or iTunes)
you may have a variety of problems downloading and/or playing the music.
  1. These songs can be downloaded via Internet Explorer by right-clicking the song's title and left-clicking Save Target As. (Firefox and Chrome users will left-click Save Link As).
  2. This will display the name of the song, its three letter extension (such as .mp3, .wav, .wma, or .mid) and the name of the folder into which it will be saved (usually your My Music or Music folder, which is inside your My Documents or Documents folder).
  3. If you do a single left-click on a song, it should open up in Windows Media Player and begin to play. On some computers, left-clicking a song will display a box with the song's name along with a PLAY or SAVE option. Clicking SAVE, will download the song to your PC as described above.

    What you should know about various media players:

  4. Windows Media Player comes with all recent versions of Windows and the VLC Media Player is a free download from:
  5. Both players work seamlessly with most of the popular digital audio/video formats (such as MP3, WMA, WAV, MID, ASF, MPG, and WMV). The VLC Player will also play many QuickTime files (with the .MOV extension) and RealPlayer files (with extensions such as RA and RAM).
  6. If you don't see the 3-letter filename extensions, click here for instructions on how to make them show.
  7. Some formats will also play on the RealPlayer Media Player and the QuickTime Media Player. However, these players tend to be very intrusive and many try to disable Window Media Player, along with steering you to web sites that want to sell you something — usually songs, albums, and upgrades to their media players.
  8. Unless you have some very compelling reason for using any player other than Windows Media Player or the VLC Media Player, I would recommend uninstalling it and re-activating Windows Media Player or the VLC Media Player.
  9. To uninstall a media player, click on Start>Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs. When you find the name of the player you want to remove, click on its name and choose Change/Remove. You'll be asked if you're sure you want to uninstall the program. Click Yes.
  10. Unfortunately, deleting a media player does not guarantee the program won't plague you in other ways. Its name may still be listed in your Startup Menu.
  11. Fix this by clicking Start>Run and typing msconfig into the field that appears. Click OK. In the window that opens click on the Startup tab (last one on the right).
  12. If the errant media player's name appears on the list, deselect the check box and click OK. If you are told you should restart your PC, click OK.

  13. Click here for more useful information about msconfig.

  14. The reason songs sometimes work with one media player — and not another — is that their filename extensions (such as WMP) have been told to "associate" with one particular player.
  15. When you bought your Windows computer it came with Windows Media Player, and all the various music/video extensions were associated with WMP. If a different player is later installed (such as, say, QuickTime) you are asked which extensions you want associated with QuickTime. Most people click ALL, since they often don't understand the question and will do whatever is recommended by the player being installed.
  16. If you subsequently uninstall QuickTime, all your media filename extensions will continue looking for QuickTime, since they've not been told to return to their WMP status.
  17. Windows XP users can fix this by launching Windows Media Player 10 and clicking the little down-arrow (inverted pyramid) in the upper right corner. Then click Tools>Options>File Types. Click Select All to switch all media filename extensions back to WMP.
  18. Another option available to WinXP users is to right-click any song found on their hard drive (most are likely to be in the My Music folder). Then click Open With. Next click Choose Program, followed by clicking Windows Media Player. Finally, click Always Use the Selected Program to Open this Kind of File.
  19. If a song chosen in the above example was an WMA, all of your WMAs will now play via Windows Media Player when clicked. However, all your MID, MP 3, and WMV files will still be looking for QuickTime. The "Open With" procedure needs to be done with each music or video format.
  20. If you have a pre-XP version of Windows, it's best to uninstall Windows Media Player altogether and then install Windows Media Player 9, which can be downloaded from

I am occasionally asked if it's legal to download songs found on various sites such as this one.
Well, I'm neither a lawyer nor a technician, and I've begun to wonder if it was legal for us
to tape music off the radio back when tape recorders first came into existence.
And were we committing a crime when we recorded a movie shown on TV with our VCRs?
And was it really legal to buy a dual-deck audio recorder for the express purpose of duplicating cassettes?
My answer to all of the above is, "I don't know."
Nonetheless, here is a statement in sort of a legalese that appears to apply to this kind of file availability:
The songs on this site are compressed to a bit-rate ratio
lower than the ratio used in commercial music files.
Also, these songs are copyrighted by their respective artists
and are placed here for evaluation purposes only.

Please support the artists you like by buying their commercial CDs and downloads.

Questions or comments can be sent to Mary Hanson at:

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