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Johnnie Ray at the Copa Profile and a vintage review by Robert W. Dana from 1953


JD Hay's Crooners Library of songs in WAV format, including those by several pop artists and a 1950s collection.
Doo-Wop Society of Southern California Dedicated to the preservation of pre-rock group harmony vocal music. Site includes photos and stories about leading figures of the genre.
American Popular Song Message board and directories of singers, songwriters, movies, and shows.
Don Ferguson's Tin Pan Alley RealAudio, MIDI files, lyrics, chords, and sheet music.
Golden Music Memories of Yesteryear A nostalgic website loaded with pictures, articles of the 1940s and 1950s.
Vocal Group Harmony Photos and audio of rhythm and blues vocal group harmony from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.
Johnnie Ray Society (UK) British fan club site includes discography and photos.
American Popular Song From paper presented by Howard S. Becker at a 1994 conference discussing the structure of the standard popular song along with its history, songwriters, musicians, and singers. Bibliography.
Strong, Frank Performer of traditional American railroad songs and harmonica instructor. Includes profile, audio samples, CD ordering, and links.
Ocean, Tony Chicago vocalist doing Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bobby Darin on solo dates and with the group known as the Chicago Rat Pack.
Parlor Songs: In Search of Tin Pan Alley History and photographs.
Ian Whitcomb's Literary Corner Includes articles on Rudy Vallee, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, and the first crooners.
David Kenney's Everything Old Is New Again WBAI 99.5 FM radio show simulcast on the net that includes big band jazz, swing, standards, showtunes, contemporary cabaret and celebrity interviews. Upcoming show details, history, host's profile, message board, and links.
Martin, Johnny Male vocalist in the spirit of Frank Sinatra and Louis Prima, based in Portland, Oregon. Includes sound files, biography, play list, and show dates.
Theiceberg.com: Nostalgia Radio stations playing classic traditional pop tunes, music popular during World War II, and USO entertainers in streaming audio.
Smoking Redhead Club's Black Satin Lounge: Johnnie Ray Short review of the live album "Johnnie Ray in Las Vegas."
Froggy's Novelty Song Lyric Collection Songs popular during the first third of the twentieth century as transcribed from period phonograph recordings.
Johnnie Ray Biography.
Jukebox: American Popular Music in the 1930s Includes 40 audio files, with background and commentary.
Christine, Maureen Grammy-nominated recording artist, performer of American standards and her own original songs. Reviews, online compact disc sales, schedule of big band show dates.
The Ames Brothers Profile with reviews of two in-print CD compilations.
Wikipedia: Melodic Music Defines "melodic" genre as the vocal-oriented popular American music style that came after big band music but before rock and roll, as exemplified by singers like Perry Como and Margaret Whiting.
American Treasures of the Library of Congress: Baseball Songs Includes sheet music covers of several baseball songs, the first of which was written in 1858.
Parlor Songs Collection of popular and classical sheet music from the 1800's to the 1940's, cover art, audio samples, composer biographies, and articles on the history, styles, and themes.
The Four Lads Official site of the vocal quartet, signed to Columbia in 1950 and still performing with one original member. History, show schedule, and profiles of present-day members.
Popmatters: Freight Train Blues: Classic Railroad Songs Mitchell Moore's review of the CD released in 2000.
Scott, Marilyn Official website for the jazz/pop vocalist includes discography, sound files, reviews, biography, tour dates, photos, and news.
Schindel, Greg Known as Train Singer on the California Western Railroad Skunk Train. Includes biography, reviews, audio samples, and ordering of CDs of traditional train songs.
Slate: The Worst Songwriter of All Time Mark Steyn's article on Bob Merrill and novelty songs in general.

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