Dear John:


There was so much else that I could have mentioned in that blog, for example, how I found the songs that were popular when I went on my first date with a certain Edna in the fall of 1955 in Oak Park, Ill, and we drank cherry cokes and played the jukebox in some joint.

I enjoy reading The Gawker.

P.S. Here they are.


1. "Ko Ko Mo (I Love You So)"

Eunice Levy/Jake "Vernon" Porter/Forest Wilson, performed by Perry Como

2. "Whatever Lola Wants"

Richard Adler/Jerry Ross, performed by Sarah Vaughan

3. "Wake the Town and Tell the People"

Sammy Gallop/Jerry Livingston, performed by Les Baxter

4. "The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane"

Roy Bennett/Sid Tepper, performed by The Ames Brothers

5. "Let Me Go Lover"

Jenny Carson/Al Hill, performed by Joan Weber

6. "The Shifting Whispering Sands"

Jack Gilbert/Mary Hadler, performed by Rusty Draper

7. "Dance With Me Henry"

Hank Ballard/Etta James/Johnny Otis, performed by Georgia Gibbs

8. "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White"

Marcel Louiguy, performed by Pérez Prado

9. "That's All I Want from You"

(Fritz Rotter, performed by Jaye P. Morgan)

10. "Unchained Melody"

(Alex North/Hy Zaret, performed by Al Hibbler)

11. "Hard to Get"

Jack Segal, performed by Gisele MacKenzie

12. "Moments to Remember"

Robert Allen/Al Stillman, performed by The Four Lads

13. "Hearts Made of Stone"

Rudy Jackson/Eddy Ray, performed by The Fontane Sisters

14. "Only You (And You Alone)"

Buck Ram/Ande Rand, performed by The Platters

15. "Love and Marriage"

Sammy Cahn/James Van Heusen, performed by Dinah Shore

16. "Autumn Leaves"

Joseph Kosma/Johnny Mercer/Jacques Prévert, performed by Roger Williams

17. "A Blossom Fell"

Howard Barnes/Harold Cornelius/Dominic John, performed by Nat King Cole

18. "I'll Never Stop Loving You"

Nicholas Brodszky/Sammy Cahn, performed by Doris Day

19. "Sixteen Tons"

Merle Travis, performed by Tennessee Ernie Ford

20. "The Yellow Rose of Texas"

Don George, performed by Mitch Miller & His Orchestra

21. "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"

Sammy Fain/Paul Francis Webster, The Four Aces

22. "Sincerely"

Alan Freed/Harvey Fuqua, performed by The McGuire Sisters

23. "Melody of Love"

Hans Engelmann, performed by Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra

24. "The Ballad of Davy Crockett"

Tom Blackburn/George Bruns, performed by Bill Hayes

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