Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

Corrido de Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2021

“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, 2021

“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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Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2021

“Auld Lang Syne,” by Guy Lombardo & his Royal Canadians, a familiar sound to baby boomers, since this band appeared on the live New Year’s Eve telecasts of the “ball drop” in Times Square in the Fifties, Sixties, and early Seventies. The band had filled the same role on radio, starting in 1929. This recording is from 1947.

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Alone On New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2020

“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 31, 2020

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” written by Frank Loesser, performed by Ella Fitzgerald.

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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December 31, 2020

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” written by Frank Loesser, performed by Postmodern Jukebox, featuring vocalists Rayvon Owen & Olivia Kuper Harris, with and dance duo Caley & Kelsey, 2017. Jacob Scesney (clarinet),  Luca Pino (guitar), Adam Kubota (bass), Sheldon Reed (drums), Scott Bradlee (piano, arranger). Video by Braverijah Gregg.

Postmodern Jukebox website

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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December 31, 2020

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

The O’Jays website

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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December 31, 2020

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”was written in 1947 by Frank Loesser, and became a hit R&B record for The Orioles two years later.

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What Are You Doing New Years Eve?

December 31, 2020

“What Are You Doing New Years Eve?” written by Frank Loesser, performed by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December 30, 2020

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” written by Frank Loesser, recorded by Joe Williams, with Ellis Larkins on piano.

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