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 Post subject: Wedding Song help--
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:30 pm 
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Victor II
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In about 4 months, my oldest daughter is getting married. When she was little, she regularly "danced", standing on my feet, while I played my Orthophonic Crendenza. She has asked if I can have a phono at the wedding reception and play something for the Daddy-Daughter dance.
I plan to take a Victor II--

I NEED HELP-- in choosing a song. I've thought of "Daddy's Little Girl" (Mills Brothers)-- I ruled out Aunt Dinah's Golden Wedding :)

I'd appreciate suggestions from those of you who are better versed in records than I am. I could also take a cylinder machine if a song option is found only on cylinder.

Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.

Brad Abell


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 Post subject: Re: Wedding Song help--
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:01 pm 
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My favorite for a wedding - Dancing With Tears In My Eyes - Ruth Etting...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulrEwSEIgko
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c34U45I_fsg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39QC4YaGjq4
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 Post subject: Re: Wedding Song help--
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I did some looking around and found some things as possiblities.

https://youtu.be/nT_rtK-EjlQ Peggy Lee "I'll Dance at Your Wedding" 1947 - 78 on ebay

https://youtu.be/17eQPxMO54U Andy Williams "The Hawaiian Wedding Song" 1959 - There is a 45 version of this on ebay. Could be on 78 as well.

https://youtu.be/wLYy0h_Fe6w Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye "An Apple Blossom Wedding" 1947 - 78 available on ebay

https://youtu.be/ATAxdADng1w The Chordettes "The Wedding" - 45 on ebay. Probably on 78 too.

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 Post subject: Re: Wedding Song help--
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:32 pm 
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I recently did similar for a relatives wedding. She wanted a phonograph playing the music before and during the ceremony, lots of it was fun, all was wedding related. They're still in a crate somewhere, I'll put a list of them together.

Vernon Dalhart's "Golden Slippers" is a good one, and one of his few cheery songs :)
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 Post subject: Re: Wedding Song help--
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:25 pm 
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For real romance...
I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvzNeh4Mq1o

Art Garfunkel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9C53IEcg_0

Frank Sinatra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9_9sNQmq-w

(original from 1934 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhVeQV5HBbc)
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 Post subject: Re: Wedding Song help--
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:50 pm 
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melvind wrote:


https://youtu.be/17eQPxMO54U Andy Williams "The Hawaiian Wedding Song" 1959 - There is a 45 version of this on ebay. Could be on 78 as well.



Cadence 1364, which is an Everly Brothers records, exists on a fairly scarce 78, so it's safe to assume that Williams' records (Cadence 1358) exists on 78 as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Wedding Song help--
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Ben Selvin - Dancing On The Ceiling...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41xV42M_9FY
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 Post subject: Re: Wedding Song help--
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For a very traditional classic wedding it would be hard to beat The Second Waltz by Shostakovich...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPiCejN-Wek

Or a traditional Jewish favorite - Hava Nagila...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZweLtjNxZY
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
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"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Wedding Song help--
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:35 pm 
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Thanks everyone- Keep those ideas coming-- So far, most of the songs suggested have lyrics that are a little too "romantic" for a father to a daughter... But I really appreciate the help. My wife and I have been listening to all the links provided.

Please send any other possibilities. In the running so far- "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby." and "Daddy's Little Girl" (sort of corny...but sweet)

There has to be some others.

Thanks All!!

Brad


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 Post subject: Re: Wedding Song help--
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:21 am 
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Here's what I played at the recent wedding I mentioned...

I wanna be loved by you - Cameo 9031
Yes Sir thats my baby
The Flapper wife
Golden Slippers
Because My Baby dont mean maybe now
There'll be you and I (Victor 21940)
I'm crazy 'bout my baby (Perfect 15474) - vocals by Cab Calloway
I love you much too much - Andrews Sisters
Side by side - Victor 20627
Ain't She Sweet?
The wedding of the painted doll
I Love Her (Cameo 952)
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