Songbook site index


Long Long Time (Gary White)

Linda Ronstadt — from her album Silk Purse, (US) Capitol Records ST-407, released in March 1970; also issued in June 1970 on the single Capitol 2846, b/w “Nobodys” (Gary White)


Smiffenpoofs — from the 1999 CD album Twelve

From Wikipedia:

Formed in 1936 at Smith College, the Smiffenpoofs are the oldest all-female collegiate a cappella group in the United States.[1] The group’s founding came shortly after a group of Smithies attended a picnic with students from their brother school, Yale University, in Northampton, Massachusetts, where the Yale Whiffenpoofs performed. Inspired by this male a cappella group, a few ambitious Smithies returned to school determined to establish their own a cappella group. In honor of the Whiffenpoofs, they adopted a similar name and thus became the first female collegiate a cappella group in the nation.


Billie Holiday_prob. Pep's Musical Bar_25-30 April 1955_21890-1969 selected standards and hits pages
Galleries: performing artist and songwriter
Galleries: film
Songwriters to 1954
Songwriters, 1955-1973
Complete page index
Film Musicals and Revues: selected films and songs, 1929-47
Performing Artist features
Jazz Age
Swing Eras 1 and 2
about the site + selected notes


Billie Holiday, capebillie-holiday-pearls-1a

Page index (drop-down) browse demo (1a)

(above) header tab 5 generation browse demonstration: Page Index > Songbook site index > Songwriter > Songwriters to 1954 > Berlin, Irving > Berlin pages (11) — correction: The page Irving Berlin: selected songs of 1909 and 1910 is now included in the Berlin drop down index.



12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. morganhowland
    Mar 09, 2014 @ 20:49:01

    I like your blog. It has a lot of information.
    –Morgan Howland


    • doc
      Mar 13, 2014 @ 03:46:48

      Thanks, Morgan
      Good luck on your new site. I’ll stop in and visit soon. The lists of references and citations in your posts are of impressive length. Are the articles intended for academic purposes?


      • morganhowland
        Mar 13, 2014 @ 17:45:09

        Thanks for your interest. My posts could be used for academic purposes, since they have a title, and author and Chicago Handbook has citation standards for blogs. But they have not been reviewed by anyone or edited independently.

        It actually started because I needed a nerd project and was annoyed that I could not find books about hits over the course of music history. I was astonished that some of my coworkers did not know that there was popular music before the 1950s! As a fellow music nerd, I thought you might find that humorous.

        Thanks again, I look forward to any feedback you may have.
        –Morgan Howland

      • doc
        Oct 30, 2014 @ 16:54:34

        Hey Morgan,
        Wait. I thought popular music was hatched out of a meteorite that fell to Earth just outside of Memphis, Tennessee on July 5, 1954. Ain’t that the way it happened?

      • morganhowland
        Oct 30, 2014 @ 18:02:34

        Actually, according to a lot of my younger friends who honestly don’t even know any Elvis Presley songs, popular music started in the 60s (nobody knows the year, i.e. 1963 or 1964, depending on one’s point-of-view) when the Beatles brought the British Invasion to the United States. Their comments make me giggle a little, but sad for their lack of understanding at the same time.

  2. Francois Nicoullaud
    Mar 28, 2014 @ 11:04:52

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  3. lovebeautylifestrife
    May 09, 2015 @ 20:34:38

    This blog has some really obscure and amazing info and content! I love music of all genres and it is great to see the painstaking passion and work you have put into this wonderful tool!


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  5. Robert Silvestri
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 09:31:17

    Happy New Year Doc,
    It’s been a long time since my last visit. I’m happy to see this site is alive and well. I recall the first time I found this site, and was more than amazed at the wealth of information found here. Best wishes in this new year.


    • doc
      Jan 18, 2016 @ 00:59:45

      Hi Robert,
      Thanks for the kind and generous comments. Best wishes to you and yours throughout this new year.
      Regards, doc


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