Archive for the ‘holidays’ Category

After New Years Eve

January 1, 2017

“After New Years Eve,” written by James “Shep” Sheppard and William Henry Miller and recorded by The Heartbeats. James Sheppard sings the lead vocal.

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Happy New Year

January 1, 2017

“Happy New Year,” from ABBA in 1980. written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.

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Corrido de Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2017

“Corrido de Auld Lang Syne” by Little Bobby Rey and his Band, an early LA Chicano pop band (also called “The Masked Phantom Band”) in about 1960. “Corrido” here means the music is in a galloping rhythm. Mr. Rey learned the saxophone from Earl Bostic.

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Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2017

“Auld Lang Syne,” by Guy Lombardo & his Royal Canadians, a familiar sound for baby boomers, since this band appeared on the live New Year’s Eve telecasts of the “ball drop” in Times Squre in the Fifties, Sixties, and early Seventies. Previously, the band had filled the same role on radio, starting in 1929.

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Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2017

“Auld Lang Syne,” lyrics written by Robert Burns in 1788, set to a traditional tune, rendered by The Reducers, a Connecticut punk rock outfit.

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Auld Lang Syne Boogie

January 1, 2017

“Auld Lang Syne Boogie,” recorded by the jump blues band of sax player Freddie Mitchell in 1949. Rip Harrington is on piano.

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Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2017

“Auld Lang Syne,” lyrics written by Robert Burns in 1788, set to a traditional tune, rendered by The Real McKenzies, a Canadian Celtic Punk band, with Gord Taylor on the highland pipes.

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It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2016

“It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve,” written by Barry Manilow, sung by Lea Salonga.

Lea Salonga website.

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Alone On New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2016

“Alone On New Year’s Eve,” written by Winfred “Blue” Lovett, recorded him with his group, The Manhattans, in 1966. Get out your hankies.

Related:

“I promise: no one dies alone because they didn’t get a kiss on New Year’s Eve,” Jen Doll, The Guardian

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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December 30, 2016

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve,” written by Frank Loesser, recorded by the O’Jays in 1991.

The O’Jays website

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