Writer: Don Raye and Hughie Prince
Recorded: January 2,1941
Released: January 1941
This song was first used as propaganda to encourage U.S. citizens to be a part of the peacetime draft a year before the United States had even entered World War 2.
Writer: Leigh Harline
The original version was sung by Cliff Edwards in the character of Jiminy Cricket, and is heard over the opening credits and in the final scene of the film Pinocchio. The song has since become the representative song of The Walt Disney Company.
Writer and Composer: Mack Gordon and Harry Warren
It was originally recorded as a big-band/swing tune by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra and featured as an extended production number in 20th Century Fox’s 1941 movie, Sun Valley Serenade. The Glenn Miller recording became the #1 song across the United States on December 7, 1941, and remained at #1 for nine weeks on the Billboard Best Sellers chart.
Writer: Irving Berlin
Recorded: May 1927
Released: July 1928
It was introduced by Harry Richman and chorus in the musical film Puttin’ On the Ritz (1930). According to The Complete Lyrics of Irving Berlin, this was the first song in film to be sung by an interracial ensemble.The title derives from the slang expression “to put on the Ritz”, meaning to dress very fashionably. The expression was inspired by the opulent Ritz Hotel.
Written by: June Hershey and Don Swander
There were no fewer than five versions in the Billboard charts in 1942. “Deep in the Heart of Texas” spent five weeks at the top of Your Hit Parade in 1942 during its twelve week stay.
The first performance of Boogie Woogie Radio Hour is Thursday, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. The show signs off Sunday January 28, at 2 p.m. Catch it while you can!
Tickets are $20. Price includes all fees and are subject to change. For reservations or more information, call 610-565-4211 or visit www.HedgerowTheatre.org. Hedgerow Theatre is located at 64 Rose Valley Road in Rose Valley (near Media).