Sheet Music Magazine

Golden Oldies - October 1984

A collection of nostalgic songs

Click on the title of any song to hear the song and see the music.
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Harmony At The Keyboard

Jazz Improvisation and Re-Harmonization Lesson by Lou Stein

midi Mary Had A Little Lamb

Lou Stein played piano with musical luminaries such as Benny Goodman,
Percy Faith, and Bobby Hackett to name just a few.
Here is a sample of his style, using a children's favorite.

mp3 Mary Had A Little Lamb

midi In The Chapel In The Moonlight

This pretty ballad was made famous by Rudy Vallee, was just one of a score of hits by songwriter Billy Hill, who was also an accomplished violinist, a sometime cowboy, a dishwasher and a doorman.

mp3 In The Chapel In The Moonlight

midi My Prayer

This appealing song is based on Georges Boulanger's "Acant de mourir" written in 1939. The Platters 1956 recording on the Mercury label quickly climbed to the number one position on the charts and sold a million discs.

mp3 My Prayer

midi A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

Manning Sherwin and Eric Mashwitz wrote this ballad for the London Musical "New Faces" in 940. It captivated America when it was later recorded by Glenn Miller and his orchestra on RCA Victor.

mp3 A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

**** Special Jazz Arrangement by John Costa ****

midi A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

mp3 A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

midi Red Sails In The Sunset

An import for the off Broadway review, "The Provincetown Follies," this 1935 ballad became a super standard and is one of the finest songs this team of English wriers ever produced.

mp3 Red Sails In The Sunset

midi Theme From Picnic

This haunting instrumental for the 1955 film "Picnic" which starred William Holden, Kim Novak and Rosalind Russell. It earned George Dunning and Oscar nomination for best score from a dramatic film.

mp3 Theme From Picnic

midi Let Me Call You Sweetheart
(I'm In Love With You)

In 1910 Harold Rossiter formed a publishing company which opened it's doors with the publication of this romantic waltz. It was an auspacious beginning for the sheet music sales of this still beloved song reached five million,

mp3 Let Me Call You Sweetheart

midi Paddlin' Madelin' Home

Harry Woods, a farmer from Cape Cod who viewed songwriting as a hobby, wrote this
song in 1925. It was the first in a long list of hits which include "When The Red,Red Robin, Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin' Along", "I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover",
and "River Stay 'Way From My Door".

mp3 Paddlin' Madelin' Home

midi Last Night On The Back Porch

In the Roarin' Twenties, The days of the Charleston, racoon coats and cornucopia crooners, this song was a campus hit. There are at least seven known variations of the chorus which made it a simg-a-long favorite.

mp3 Last Night On The Back Porch

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