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Album Review

Stanley, Aileen – “Music Hall Favorites By Aileen Stanley” – [Take 2 Records]

humana   8/7/2016   CD, Jazz

aileen stanley

Imagine if you will being a DJ in the 50s and having at your command an NBC Thesaurus series of 16″ discs full of music such as the kind found on this CD. Well, we don’t have to, because this little treasure is a perfect example of the recordings made at that time to help radio stations with filler music. Aileen Stanley, so called because she took her brother’s first name when he left her to a solo career, began performing at the age of 5 with her brother. Vaudeville was only the start, as we can see from this CD of songs from the 1900s-1920s but recorded in the 1940s. It is a trip listening to the lyrics that take you back to a time when life may not have been simpler, but the songs were. I have lots of favorites on this one. Go find yours.

you heard it 9 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 1109 days ago, played My Home Town Is a One Horse Town
  • 1109 days ago, mouthbreather played Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
  • 1129 days ago, Ann Arbor played I'm Gonna Dance Wit De Guy Wot Brung Me
  • 1133 days ago, Pax Humana played Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
  • 1143 days ago, Ann Arbor played After You've Gone
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