Old Fashioned (89 Artists) – 4 of 23 Genres

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Old time or old fashioned music reflected the cultures that settled North America, the roots of old-time music are in the traditional musics of the British Isles (primarily Great Britain and Ireland), and Europe. African influences are notably found in instruments such as the banjo. In some regions French and German sources are also prominent. While many dance tunes and ballads can be traced to European sources, many others are of North American origin. In general, most songs in this post were written in the 1950s or before.

89 Artists (blog post # at end of each line):

Richard Adler 1921-2012 Photo credit: playbill

Mr. Adler’s songwriting produced popular music along with Broadway hits. Early in his career he teamed up with Jerry Ross. He had at least nine top songs including “Whatever Lola Wants” in (1958) (https://youtu.be/aQv2sq6jEhU) and “The Pajama Game” in (1957) (https://youtu.be/bi19kr3jfnI).

Lee Adams – 1924-
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Mr. Adams was a famous songwriter. He wrote 24 well-known songs including “Put on a Happy Face” which was a part of the musical Bye Bye Birdie in 1960. This song has been re-recorded many times including by Tony Bennett in 2011 (https://youtu.be/PGx-cWwhJU4).

Tom Adair 1930-1988. Photo credit: fandom

Tom was a very popular film score songwriter. Between 1942-1966 he wrote over 40. His most famous was “Julie” in 1956 sung by Doris Day (https://youtu.be/vZNPLV9_izc). It won an Academy Award nomination.

Victoria Alsina
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Alsina, Victoria. (2014- 8 yrs old) “How Far I’ll Go” Post 37. (https://youtube.com/watch?v=mRXxu1F92eQ&feature=share)

Ray Anthony
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Anthony, Ray (1922- ). “Show Bunny Hop” Post 54 (https://youtu.be/EmC1KyxhEJU) (RQ 7).

Louis Armstrong
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Armstrong, Louis (1901-1971). “Hello Dolly” Post 33 (https://youtu.be/l7N2wssse14) (RQ 7).

Fred Astaire
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Astaire, Fred (1889-1997). “The Way You Look Tonight” Post 56 (https://youtu.be/dIW_Ah0wg-w) (RQ 7).

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers
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Astaire, Fred & Ginger Rogers (1911-1995). “Night and Day” (Dancing at its best) Post 54 (https://youtu.be/N3FeMCh3yNk) (RQ 7).

LaVern Baker
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Baker, LaVern (1929-1997). “Tweedle Dee” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/mFpliZ6Aqa4) (RQ 9).

Eileen Barton
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Barton, Eileen (1924-2006). “If I Knew When You Were Comin Id’ve Baked a Cake” Post 12. (https://youtu.be/G1wEVPqFFCg).

Harry Belafonte
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Belafonte, Harry (1927- ). “Banana Boat Song (Day-O)” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/YO7M0Hx_1D8) (RQ 9).

Tony Bennett
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Bennett, Tony (1926- ). “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” Post 33 (https://youtu.be/r6DUwMnDxEs) (RQ 8).

Casey Bishop
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Bishop, Casey. (16 yrs old) “My Funny Valentine” Post 37. (https://youtu.be/jsEyz-lq2hU).

Booker T & The MGs
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Booker T & The MGs (1962-2012). “Green Onions“ Post 12 (https://youtu.be/_bpS-cOBK6Q) (RQ 9).

Pat Boone
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Boone, Pat. (1934-) “Moon River” Posts 30 & 33 (https://youtu.be/bLz-_X2SLzQ) (RQ 9)

Teresa Brewer
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Brewer, Teresa (1931-2007). “Til I Waltz with You Again” Post 36. (https://youtu.be/WZkTC0YmfVY).

Ruth Brown
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Brown, Ruth (1928-2006). “Tear Drops from My Eyes” Post 36. (https://youtu.be/Db2naDUXRug).

Anita Bryant
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Bryant, Anita (1940- ). “Paper Roses” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/C0phY9iHTrg) (RQ 7).

Hoagy Carmichael
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Carmichael, Hoagy. “Stardust” Post 56 (https://youtu.be/j2fbOAyNOpM) (RQ 8).

Cathy Carr
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Carr, Cathy (1936-1988). “Ivory Tower” Post 37. (https://youtu.be/O3vBygZbkjQ).

Mindy Carson
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Carson, Mindy (1927- ). “Wake the Town and Tell the People” Post 36. (https://youtu.be/GM3b0nHcpVY).

Carol Channing
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Channing, Carol (1921-2019). “Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend” Post 36. (https://youtu.be/nCJd_rG6Jy4).

Don Cherry
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Cherry, Don (1924-2018). “Band of Gold” Post 12 (https://youtu.be/VmYiJ98o7l4) (RQ 8).

Charlie Christian
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Christian, Charlie (1916-1942). (On guitar) “Rose Room” Post 46. (https://youtu.be/x4H7M2YFK0s).

June Christy
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Christy, June (1925-1990). “Something Cool” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/4GkUM4jE-ZE) (RQ 7).

Petula Clark
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Clark, Petula (1932- ). “Downtown & Chariot (I Will Follow Him)” Posts 30 & 33 (https://youtu.be/v_Y4NXAMDhM) (RQ 8).

Rosemary Clooney
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Clooney, Rosemary (1928-2002). “Come On A My House” Post 36. (https://youtu.be/mriXncI96lw).

Leonard Cohen
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Cohen, Leonard (1934-2016). “Hallelujah” Post 56 (https://youtu.be/YrLk4vdY28Q) (RQ 7).

Jill Corey
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Corey, Jill (1935-2021). “Love Me to Pieces” Post 36. (https://youtu.be/CdRjm-FFWrQ).

Bing Crosby
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Crosby, Bing (1903-1977). “White Christmas” Post 12 (https://youtu.be/v5ryZdpEHqM) (RQ 10).

Claire Crosby
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Crosby, Claire. (6 yrs old) “Baby Mine” Post 37. (https://youtu.be/F5MyvgDXA1E).

Sammy Davis Jr.
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Davis, Sammy Jr. (1925-1990). “What Kind of Fool Am” Posts 30 & 33 (https://youtu.be/Z7Hv5Bw-AUc) (RQ 8).

Doris Day
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Day, Doris (1922-2019). “Sentimental Journey” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/PUw125JMVFI) (RQ 9).

Joey Dee & The Starliters
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Dee, Joey (& The Starliters) (1958- ). “Peppermint Twist” Post 6. (https://youtu.be/7WIvZu4dPQQ).

Lea Delaria
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Delaria, Lea (1958- ). “Welcome to My Party” Post 38. (https://youtu.be/LIY0ZSuGzQ4).

Guillermo Del Toro
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Del Toro, Guillermo (1964- ). “Calypso” Post 54. (https://youtu.be/R3DXyhxx8b0).

Lee Dorsey
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Dorsey, Lee (1924-1986). “Working into a Coal Mine” Post 6. (https://youtu.be/H7ND17Zf68s).

Shirley Ellis
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Ellis, Shirley. “The Name Game” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/5MJLi5_dyn0) (RQ 6).

Jerry Garcia Band
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Garcia, Jerry Band (1975-1995). “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved by You” (play that guitar) Post 56 (https://youtu.be/1_NOFuEb-yo) (RQ 7).

Joe Garland
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Garland, Joseph (1943- ). “In the Mood” Post 56. (https://youtu.be/PR2LLv21glc).

Judy Garland
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Garland, Judy (1922-1969). “Over the Rainbow” Garland died from an accidental barbiturate overdose in London. Posts 30 & 33. (https://youtu.be/4wkSBZb2aoI).

Christina Grimmie
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Grimmie, Christina (1994-2016). “I Can’t Stop Falling” (murdered while signing autographs) Post 37 (https://youtu.be/lMMIc0_fwv4) (RQ 8).

Ella Fitzgerald
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Fitzgerald, Ella (& Louis Armstrong) (1917-1996). “Cheek to Cheek” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/20iOlPwz0J0) (RQ 9).

Santino Fontana
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Fontana, Santino (1982- ). “Unstoppable” (from Tootsie) Post 38. (https://youtu.be/WWWR6tQJiX8).

Bob Fosse
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Fosse, Bob (1927-1987). “Rich Mans Frug “ Post 54. (https://youtu.be/i-HDIMF344Y).

Sawyer Fredricks
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Fredricks, Sawyer (1999- ). “What a Wonderful World” Post 53. (https://youtu.be/cbjkdbpkcq4).

Annette Funicello
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Funicello, Annette (1942-2013). “The Madison Dance,” Tall Paul Posts 36 & 54 (https://youtu.be/07R_Ne5J4AQ).

Astrude Girberto
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Girberto, Astrude (1940- ). “The Girl from Ipanema” Post 35 (https://youtu.be/c5QfXjsoNe4) (RQ 10).

Burl Ives
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Ives, Burl (1909-1995). “A Holly Jolly Christmas” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/P_dI6fVZwd0) (RQ 10).

Betty Johnson
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Johnson, Betty (1929- ). “I Dreamed” Post 36. (https://youtu.be/MQ0neg9iNXs).

Francis Jue
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Jue, Francis (1963- ). “Wild Goose Dreams” Post 38. (https://youtu.be/iSaNnQdaR-Q).

Gene Kelly
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Kelly, Gene (1912-1996). “Singing in the Rain” Post 56 (https://youtu.be/D1ZYhVpdXbQ) (RQ 8).

Eartha Kitt
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Kitt, Eartha (1928-2008). “Santa Baby” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/Mk_GmhD053E) (RQ 10).

Angela Lansbury
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Lansbury, Angela (1925- ). “Mame” Post 38 (https://youtu.be/Fi15Nmvdb7w) (RQ 7).

Peggy Lee
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Lee, Peggy (1920-2002). “Why Don’t You Do It Right” Post 36. (https://youtu.be/4uTcw_A80Bo).

Jerry Lewis
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Sheree North
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Lewis, Jerry (1926-2017) & Sheree North (1942-2005). “Jitterbug” Post 54 (https://youtu.be/CowekQq6kY8) (RQ 7).

Laurie London
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London, Laurie. “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” Post 35. (https://youtu.be/cqb3NSiSwoc).

Betty Madigan
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Madigan, Betty (1928- ). “Joey” Post 36. (https://youtu.be/O1fAwP_yBlM).

Johnny Mercer
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Mercer, Johnny (1909-1976). “Moon River” Post 7. (https://youtu.be/hkQybG1Cglk).

Sara Montiel
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Montiel, Sara (1928-2013). “La Violetera” Post 48. (https://youtu.be/I1Rll1KKSB8).

Marilyn Monroe
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Monroe, Marilyn (1926-1962). “Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/bfsnebJd-BI) (RQ 8).

Jaye P. Morgan
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Morgan, Jaye P (1931- ). “That’s All I Want from You” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/YSwWxSCh8iM).

Patti Page
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Page, Patti (1927-2013). “Greatest Hits” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/mBxe2gWn8Q4) (RQ 7).

Charlie Patton
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Patton, Charley (1891-1934). “Spoonful Blues” Post 46. (https://youtu.be/kc3KVWdbtdw).

Edith Piaf
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Piaf, Edith (1915-1963). “Non Je Ne Regrettes” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/Q3Kvu6Kgp88) (RQ 9).

Postmodern Jukebox
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Postmodern Jukebox (2011- ). (8 members, 26-39 ages) “All About that Bass” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/aLnZ1NQm2uk) (RQ 9).

Louis Prima
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Keely Smith
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Prima, Louis (1910-1978) & Keely Smith (1928-2017). “Just a Gigilo” Post 51 (https://youtu.be/seKzd3Jm_Dw) (RQ 8).

Eileen Rogers
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Rodgers, Eileen (1930-2003). “Miracle of Love” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/9n7mdOFRbY8) (RQ 8).

Santos & Johnny
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Santo and Johnny (1959-1978). “Sleepwalk” Post 36 instrumental (https://youtu.be/YBRCvVpknvg) (RQ 9).

Kay Starr
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Starr, Kay (1922-2017). “Wheel of Fortune” Post 36. (https://youtu.be/OeIce5NsWKk).

Dodie Stevens
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Stevens, Dodie (1946- ). “Pink Shoe Laces” Posts 30 & 33 (https://youtu.be/WGgaZZl_GVg) (RQ 7).

Morris Stoloff
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Stoloff, Morris (1898-1980). “Moonglow” Post 15. (https://youtu.be/iAxJ93LzaaA).

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String-A-Longs (1960-1964). “Wheels” (instrumental) 35. (https://youtu.be/G_IPPpVvhx8)

The Surfaries
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Surfaries (1962-1966). “Wipe Out” (instrumental) Post 36 (https://youtu.be/p13yZAjhU0M) (RQ 8).

Connie Talbot
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Talbot, Connie. (19 yrs old) “0ver the Rainbow” (keyboard) Post 37 (https://youtu.be/j1DHg_nzR40) (RQ 9).

The Champs
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The Champs (1957-1965). Famous singer Glen Campbell was a member of the group in 1960.“Tequila” (instrumental) Post 35 (https://youtu.be/U_JFLb1IItM) (RQ 10).

The Darlings
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The Darlings (1963-1966). Performed in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. “Dooley” Post 48. (https://youtu.be/oELWmTVR_j4).

The Diamonds
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The Diamonds (1953- ). “The Stroll” Post 54 (https://youtu.be/aEGMm0Dgsbs) (RQ 8).

The Four Aces
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The Four Aces (1949-1987). “Love is a Many Splendored Thing” Post 1 (https://youtu.be/GnDtxiNwDS8) (RQ 7).

The Ink Spots
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The Ink Spots (1934-1954). “Address Unknown & Maybe” Posts 17 & 51 (https://youtu.be/B00wg2o-SG4) (RQ 7).

The Kalin Twins
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The Kalin Twins – Harold & Herbert (1958-1962). “When” Post 5. (https://youtu.be/Ywnm0iQTMKY).

The McGuire Sisters
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The McGuire Sisters (1952-1968). Christine (passed 2018), Dorothy (passed 2012) & Phyllis (passed 2020). “Sincerely” Posts 17 & 36 (https://youtu.be/mACgf6TXI7I) (RQ 10).

The Speakeasy Three
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The Speakeasy Three (2012- ). Corrine (the sassy Blonde), Elizabeth (the sultry brunnette) and Nastazia (the fiery redhead). “When I Get Low I Get High” Post 48. (https://youtu.be/acb-js00c40).

Ricky Valance
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Valance, Ricky (1936-1959). On February 3, 1959, on what has become known as “The Day the Music Died”, Valens died in a plane crash in Iowa, an accident that also claimed the lives of fellow musicians Buddy Holly and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, as well as pilot Roger Peterson. “Tell Laura I Love Her” Post 51 (https://youtu.be/TL4dICC1T10) (RQ 9).

Dionne Warwick
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Warwick, Dionne (1940- ). “What the World Needs Now” Post 56 (https://youtu.be/FfHAs9cdTqg) (RQ 9).

Florence Welch
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Welch, Florence (1986- ). “Here Lies Love” Post 38. (https://youtu.be/t25DV2wpuSw).

Lawrence Welk
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Welk, Lawrence (1902-1992). “Chicken Dance” Post 54. (https://youtu.be/6UV3kRV46Zs).

Sam Wilkinson
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Wilkinson, Sam (1995- ). At 14 yrs old he recorded: “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” Post 37. (https://youtu.be/9ODffVcM72w).

Sophie May Williams
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Williams, Sophie May (2005- ). “Moondance” Post 37. (https://youtu.be/n3rUnyRW-wc).