My parent's era.
That music was the background of my childhood.
Plus Dad worked for a distributor of Grundig(Majestic) and we had tons of promotional recordings.
I have a pic of Dad posing with Dinah Washington next to the latest G/M "stereophonic" console system.
All blonde wood in the height of 50s Moderne, Dad in his sharkskin finest, Dinah looking Fab in sweater, pencil skirt & heels.
*friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon: Steppin' Out 1988-2004 Hey Vern! 1982-2009 Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
In fact for the past week, for reasons unknown, I have only been listening to CH 4 on the radio for 40's music.
Heard a rendition of "Old Man River" by Sinatra today that almost moved me to tears. I have the original Broadway tune downloaded, but Sinatra's version - and the sheer RESENTMENT in it - was breathtaking
My two usual radio stations are both AM--Swing 1270, with all big band/swing, and another station that does all old country (Hank Williams Sr. and such). Although I also liked Nirvana and Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins and so on, when I was growing up I was just as likely to be playing Wanda Jackson or Johnny Paycheck or the Andrews Sisters while hanging out in my sulky teenage mood swings...
Have it on Dish Network and love playing it while bustling around the house with housework.
Was a real estate broker - one of my clients used to leave the blues on when staging her house for showings - very classy.
There also is a neat radio station in Portland ME, lower on the AM dial - that plays all kinds of "music from your life". Even heard "I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard" which my Grandmother used to sing all the time.
My mother is 97, and in a Sr Home, and they had a gal who didn't know where she was, but could she play that piano.
Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. Malcolm Forbes