Do you have a soundtrack ladies?

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  1. RitaHayworth

    RitaHayworth One of the Regulars

    Im not sure if its my love of Dean Martin or what, but I always love having him playing in the background when doing my hair and make up.

    What about you ladies? Anything that sets the mood or feel for you?
  2. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I have my own AM radio station setup with a micropowered transmitter and an automated playlist, so there are programs that come on at the same time every day. When I'm getting dressed weekday mornings, it's usually to the accompaniment of Don McNeill's Coca-Cola Refreshment Club, a syndicated series from 1936-37, with Walter Blaufuss and his Orchestra and the vocal stylings of Clark Dennis and Helen Jane Belke. McNeill is, and always was, a hopeless cornball, but the music's upbeat and pleasant. It's essentially the same program as McNeill's more famous "Breakfast Club," but laced with commericals urging you stop everything right now and have a Coke.
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  3. themainsqueeze

    themainsqueeze New in Town

    I really like The Andrews Sisters and Etta James. Also, I tend to listen to the song One Mint Julep by The Clovers. I listen to it on repeat when I'm getting ready to go somewhere.
  4. sheeplady

    sheeplady I'll Lock Up Bartender

    You mean there's something else you ladies listen to instead of a 3 year old pounding on the door, a baby wailing in the background, and your husband yelling, "leave your mother alone for ten minutes" while setting your hair???

    I kid. I love the kidlets but I swear all hell breaks loose when I try to set my hair. It's like the bathroom door being shut is the sixth seal of the apocalypse.
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  5. St. Louis

    St. Louis Practically Family

    St. Louis, MO
    Lately I've been listening to a lot of Rina Ketty and other French chanteuses. There's nothing like a French ballad to put me in the mood for red lipstick and pin curls.

    Here's my current all-time favorite:
  6. magnolia76

    magnolia76 One of the Regulars

    Boston to Charleston
    While getting ready I play Pandora's Annette Hanshaw station, it gives me a lovely mix of early jazz.
  7. AnyaLynn

    AnyaLynn New in Town

    Alberta, Canada
    Here is my playlist. It's a mix of 30s, 40s and 50s music with some other appropriate sounding bits thrown in. :D I like to play it when I'd setting my hair, but I tend to play it quite a bit - I think my husband could sing along to most of these with me! It's accidentally become my house cleaning soundtrack as well, haha! The formatting is a bit messed up, but hopefully it's readable!

    Alfred Piccaver - There'll Always Be An England
    Allan Gray - Swing Doors
    Anne Shelton - A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
    Benny Goodman - Puttin' On The Ritz
    - Sing Sing Sing​
    Billie Holiday - Easy Living
    Billy Munn - Jazzy Interlude
    Billy Ward - Sixty Minute Man
    Bing Crosby - Accentuate The Positive
    - Singin' In The Rain
    - Pistol Packin' Mama (Ft. The Andrews Sisters)​
    Bob Crosby - Dear Hearts and Gentle People
    - Happy Times
    - Way Back Home​
    Chick Webb - Stompin' At The Savoy
    Cole Porter - Anything Goes
    Connee Allen - Rocket 69
    Count Basie - Swingin' The Blues
    Dean Martin - Ain't That A Kick In The Head
    - Sway​
    Doris Day - A Sentimental Journey
    Duke Ellington - Take The A Train
    Eddy Christiani - Rhythm For You
    Ella Fitzgerald - Undecided
    Evelyn Knight - A Little Bird Told Me
    Frank Sinatra - All Or Nothing At All
    - Blue Moon
    - Come Fly With Me
    - Fly Me To The Moon
    - I'm Gonna Live Till I Die​
    Gerhard Trede - Fox Boggie
    - Jolly Days​
    Glenn Miller - American Patrol
    - In The Mood
    - Moonlight Cocktail
    - Moonlight Serenade
    - Stairway To The Stars​
    Harry James - It's Been A Long, Long Time
    Jack Shaindlin - I'm Tickled Pink
    - Let's Go Sunning​
    Jimmy Dorsey - Blue Champagne
    - Green Eyes
    - Tangerine​
    Judy Garland - Over The Rainbow
    Kay Kyser - Jingle Jangle Jingle
    Louis Jordan - Choo Choo Ch'boogie
    - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
    - Keep A-Knockin' (But You Can't Come In)​
    Perry Como - Catch A Falling Star
    Roy Brown - Mighty Mighty Man
    Sheldon Allman - Crawl Out Through The Fallout
    Sid Phillips - Boogie Man
    Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons
    Tex Beneke - A Wonderful Guy
    - Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop
    - The Blues Of The Record Man​
    The Andrews Sisters - Bei Mir Bist Du Shein
    - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
    - Civilisation
    - In The Mood
    - Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!
    - Rum and Coca Cola
    - Say Si Si
    - Shoo Shoo Baby
    - Sing Sing Sing
    - The Glory Of Love
    - Ti Pi Tin
    - Tico Tico​
    The Five Stars - Atom Bomb Baby
    The Four Lads - No, Not Much!
    - Istanbul Not Constantinople​
    The Ink Spots - Address Unknown
    - I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire
    -If I Didn't Care
    - I'm Through
    - Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
    - It's All Over But The Crying
    - Maybe
    - My Prayer
    - Please Take A Letter, Miss Brown
    - That's When Your Heartache Begins
    - The Gypsy
    - To Each His Own
    - Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees)
    - You Were Only Fooling​
    The Mills Brothers - Paper Doll
    Tommy Dorsey - There Are Such Things
    Vera Lynn - The White Cliffs Of Dover
  8. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

    Crummy town, USA
    I just found this singer/songwriter from Scotland who sings in a very Americana style.
  9. Cassidy

    Cassidy New in Town

    Canton, NY
    At work, I listen to a Pandora station seeded from Eartha Kitt's "Just an Old Fashioned Girl", Rosemary Clooney, The Puppini Sisters, and Andrea Marcovicci (she's modern - well, more '90s, I think - but everything I've heard from her has been standards); other tracks I've thumbed-up are "Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time)" by Keely Smith, "In The Cool Cool Cool Of The Evening" by Bing Crosby, "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" by Domenico Modugno, "Avalon" by Gaucho (modern group - if you try them out and like them, Duo Gadjo is another with a similar sound), "In The Meantime" by The Ditty Bops, "All I Want Is All There Is And Then Some" by Eartha Kitt, "Jump In The Line" by Harry Belafonte, and "A Little Girl From Little Rock" by Marilyn Monroe. It gives me a good mix of 1940s and 1950s pop and standards.

    I really lean toward the standards side, because standards are in most cases just songs from Broadway musicals from the 1910s through 1940s (and I love Broadway musicals from the 1910s through 1940s). Jerome Kern is my favorite composer - he's not well known, but he wrote the music for "The Way You Look Tonight," "A Fine Romance," "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," "The Last Time I Saw Paris," and "They Didn't Believe Me," plus everything from Show Boat. There are some very good Kern albums out there: The Land Where The Good Songs Go is a revue based on his songs, I Got Love is an album sung by Rebecca Luker (beautiful soprano), and The Musicality of Kern is a studio collection. I'm also into the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Kurt Weill, etc.

    Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks are a big band that seem to play in a lot of period movies that have scenes set in nightclubs or at big parties - I have a bunch of songs with them from the Boardwalk Empire and The Aviator soundtracks, and should probably look into seeing if they have their own CDs.

    Oh! One more group I like - the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra. They don't just have a good orchestra but singers with very period-accurate styles.
  10. Izabella

    Izabella New in Town

    I love big band jazz & orchestra music.

    As for artists specifically: Peggy Lee, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Shore, Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby and Benny Goodman… i could go on and on and on and on……...
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  11. St. Louis

    St. Louis Practically Family

    St. Louis, MO
    Please do!
  12. Izabella

    Izabella New in Town

    I love love love Anita O'Day too. Marty Robbins when i'm feeling the old west vibe. Speakeasy or smokey lounge music. Elvis is lovely (Fever & I can't help falling in love with you). Tony Martin (Walk hand in hand with me). The McGuire Sisters. Andrew Sisters are good too. Nat King Cole. Dion and the Belmonts. George Gershwin for sure. Gitte Haenning. George Olson. Hildegarde - Last time i saw Paris. Liva Weel. Duke Ellington. Hoagy Carmichael. Edie Adams. Lesley Gore. I might be one of the few but i genuinely love the singing voice of Lauren Bacall <3 as well as Marilyn. Paul Anka. Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers. I love Elmer Bernsteins work too. Raquel Rastenni. Perry Como - Hot Diggity.

    As i say… on and on !
  13. Miss Moonlight

    Miss Moonlight A-List Customer

    San Diego
    My soundtracks tend to change over time. I will listen to nothing but my 40s faves on the computer or my phone, then one day I'll feel like nothing but surf rock, and I go with that for a few months, and then it will be all about schmaltzy lounge, I have playlists with various themes- songs about the sea, peppy, each era, vintage songs about sex and drugs- I have a large collection of vintage tunes on mp3. But right now, I'm in a phase I didn't see coming... really loving the exotica genre, with traditional Hawaiian music thrown in and some surf rock.

    And for some reason, when tragedy strikes in the world, I can't always listen to music for some time. So I use old radio shows to live life to. Boston Blackie, My Friend Irma, Our Miss Brooks, Gildersleeve, Fibber, and Lux Radio Theatre are favorites.
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  14. ThankfulGirl

    ThankfulGirl New in Town

    Cornwall, UK
    Hot Club de France!
    (and for some weird reason the soundtrack to "Chicago" which I find really bizarrely inspirational.)

    Is anyone else on Spotify?
  15. Amy Jeanne

    Amy Jeanne Call Me a Cab

    I'll be the odd one -- I need my 70s/80s synth pop!!! And I love newer synthy and dance beats, too.

    Right now I love:
    Justin Timberlake
    OK GO
    Electric Six
    Backstreet Boys

    But I change up all the time. Everything from ragtime to now I listen to.
  16. Antje

    Antje One Too Many

    Schettens (Netherlands)
    Loads of Elvis Presley
    David Bowie and Paul Simon
    And I have this Spotify Playlist with so called 50's songs I really like although I think most is 60's but I like it anyways
  17. Vera Godfrey

    Vera Godfrey Practically Family

    Depends on my mood. I love the 1920's Radio Station. They play music from the 20's-40's. It's fabulous! Sometimes I listen to rockabilly or psychobilly, modern alternative, 80's, classic all depends on mood. Lately I've been on a Weezer kick. lol
  18. Helysoune

    Helysoune One of the Regulars

    Charlotte, NC
    I'm a Glenn Miller gal! My musical tastes are pretty wide, from classical to country, Slipknot to Sinatra, but Capt. Miller and his orchestra always put me In The Mood (pardon the pun!).
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