Posts Tagged ‘new years’

Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2021

“Auld Lang Syne,” lyrics written by Robert Burns in 1788, set to a traditional tune, recorded by vocalist Lea Michele for the soundtrack of the 2011 film New Year’s Eve.

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Auld Lang Syne Boogie

January 1, 2021

“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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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,” 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 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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A Long December

December 29, 2020

“A Long December,” written by Adam Duritz, performed by him with his band, Counting Crows.

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Christmas to New Year’s

December 29, 2020

“Christmas to New Years,” recorded in 1951 by The Larks. Lead vocal: Alden (Allen) Bunn.
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This Is the New Year

January 1, 2020

“This Is the New Year,” written by Ian Axel and performed by him with Chad King as A Great Big World. in 2012. Video director: Leiv Parton.

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