Recorded July 2016
This song was recorded by Dionne Warwick in 1964. It was written for the 1964 film of the same name, starring Shelley Winters and Richard Todd. The song was a modest hit in the U.S.
The Swan Silvertones were a Gospel music group that achieved great popularity in the 1940s and 1950s while led by Claude Jeter.
Franz Biebl's setting of Ave Maria.
Blackbird was released on The Beatles White Album in 1968. From an interview with Paul McCartney by KCRW's Chris Douridas, 2002: I had been doing poetry readings.
Lyrics taken from poem from Act II, Scene 7 in As You Like It by William Shakespeare
("A rose has sprung up"), most commonly translated to English as "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" or "A Spotless Rose", is a Christmas carol and Marian Hymn of German origin.
"Fields of Gold" is a 1993 song by Sting from his album Ten Summoner's Tales.
"A Groovy Kind of Love" is a pop song written by Toni Wine and Carole Bayer Sager and published by the Screen Gems music publishing company.
"Happy Together" is a 1967 song from The Turtles' album of the same name.
This song was a single from the album of the same name and achieved success in the United States and the United Kingdom when it was released in 1972, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 ch
"I Got You (I Feel Good)" is a twelve-bar blues, originally written with a brass-heavy instrumental arrangement similar to Brown's previous hit, "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag".
"I Only Want to Be with You" is a rock-and-roll song by Mike Hawker and Ivor Raymonde.
(English: He is born, the divine Child)
One of the most beloved traditional chants de Noël (Christmas carols) in France. The lyrics are mid-19th century, the music 17th century.
In dulci jubilo ("In sweet rejoicing") is a traditional Christmas carol. In its original setting, the carol is a macaronic text of German and Latin dating from the Middle Ages.
Also recorded by The Birmingham Sunlights.
CAN I GET A HALLELUJAH, BROTHERS!!?
This song is about one of the most famous "conductors" of the "Underground Railroad"
Lullabye is the third single from Billy Joel's 1993 album River of Dreams. It was inspired by Alexa Ray Joel, his daughter by Christie Brinkley.
According to Paul Kelly’s book ‘How to Make Gravy’, this song came from Paul just singing psalm 23, and inserting into it a line that has been ‘floating around for more than a hundred years in blue
This song is credited to the renowned father of gospel music, Thomas Andrew Dorsey, not to be confused with the Big Band leader Tommy Dorsey of the same era.
Translation: a carol of the Immaculate Conception
"Ruby Baby" is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
Donald Fagen, of Steely Dan, also recorded a version on his 1982 solo album, The Nightfly.
This is a song from Randy Newman’s 1977 album “Little Criminals”. The verses and chorus are lyrically constructed as a pointed attack on the short.
This song was written in 1982 by gospel singer/songwriter Randy Stonehill and appeared on his 1983 album "Equator". It is an interesting, fun song, sung in a lilting, calypso style.
Fifty Shades of Harmony... Break out the leather and spikes and wander into the dark side of pleasure and pain.
Writer, Doris Akers, born in Brookfield, Missouri, on May 21, 1923, was one of ten children. She learned to play the piano by ear at age six and by age ten had composed her first song.
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" is a 1957 folk song written by British political singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who would later become his wife, to sing.
"The Three Ravens" (Child 26, Roud 5) is an English folk ballad, printed in the song book Melismata compiled by Thomas Ravenscroft and published in 1611, but it is perhaps older than that.