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Songs That Sound Alike

Discussion in 'Radio' started by V.C. Brunswick, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Van & Schenck -- Mandy (1919)

    The Six Jumping Jacks (Harry Reser) -- Pastafazoola (1927)

    Last edited: Feb 10, 2016
  2. Eddie Cantor -- Making Whoopee (1929)


    I'm almost embarassed to include this one. :rolleyes:

    Yoko Ono -- Yes, I'm Your Angel (1980)

  3. vitanola

    vitanola My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Gopher Prairie, MI
    "Wingy" Mannone's 1930 Tar Paper Stomp sounds a bit familiar:


    It sounds like Fletcher Henderson's 1931 "Hot and Anxious":


    Of course, if a gal or a fella was Hot and Anxious, they might also be said, in more polite
    company, in 1939, to be "In The Mood":


    Which led to this, halfway across the world in 1951, in Bulowayo, Rhodesia:

    Last edited: Jan 27, 2012
  4. Espee

    Espee Practically Family

    southern California
    Yeah, I had the Cantor/Ono similarity in mind too.
  5. Mario Lanza -- E Lucevan Le Stelle
    from Puccini's Tosca (1895-99)


    Al Jolson -- Avalon (1920)

  6. Tito Schipa -- Vivere! (1937)
    (To Live!)



    Al Bowlly -- Romany (1939)
  7. HodgePodge

    HodgePodge One of the Regulars


    Is so close to this:

    that I don't even know how why it's allowed to have a different title.
  8. Ben Selvin's Novelty Orchestra -- Dardanella (1919)


    Hollywood Dance Orchestra -- Mona Vanna (1922)

  9. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    Swingstrumentals that ARE alike

    In 1933 David Rose, then conductor at WGN-Chicago, penned I've Got "It", first plattered by Jack Teagarden.

    Teagarden later joined Paul Whiteman, who did the chart as Itchola, with Frank Trumbauer's sax soli writing.
    The change of title was a good idea as the market for jazz numbers was still limited - PW's version came out as the -B side of a record by Jan Garber!

    Not available: Dave Rose's own version, with Louis Prima and the WGN band.
    That one had yet a third title: Jigsaw Rhythm!
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012
  10. Carlos Gardel -- Adios Muchachos (1928)


    Louis Armstrong -- I Get Ideas (1951)

  11. Yeps

    Yeps Call Me a Cab

    South Philly
    I think this one is intentional. As far as I see, the MC is a coked out/dark and edgy version of Eddie Cantor.

  12. George Olsen and his Music -- Hello, Aloha! How Are You? (1926)


    Marek Weber und sein Orchester -- Liebling, Mein Herz Lässt Dich Grüssen (1930)

  13. UFO Theme


    The Jazz Police

  14. W-D Forties

    W-D Forties Practically Family


    Probably the best title sequence - ever. I'm boogying away her at my computer.....
  15. From Sweden
    Arne Hülphers Orkester -- Det Var En Blick (1936)
    (There Was A Glance)


    Look Out For Mr. Stork (1941)
    featured in Walt Disney's Dumbo

  16. Johnny Johnson and his Port Lodge Orchestra -- There's A Wah-Wah Girl In Agua Caliente (1930)


    Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia (1932)

  17. Fred Rich and his Orchestra -- Wishing And Waiting For Love (1929)


    Alan Selby and his Band -- Boop Boop-A-Doopa Doo Trot (1930)

  18. Chester Leighton and his Sophomores -- Wasting My Love On You (1930)


    Rudy Vallee and his Connecticut Yankees -- Brother, Can You Spare A Dime? (1931)

  19. Trombone

    Trombone Familiar Face

    St. Paul, Minnesota
  20. This one also sounds a bit like Irving Berlin's Mandy

    The Vocalion Band (Theo Mackeben) -- Broadway Stomp (1929)

    Last edited: Dec 25, 2017

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