A Great Fit Birthday of that special 90 year old. What music did this person grow up with? What songs were he or she most affiliated with?
The odds are that a person born in 1927 will have a strong musical "bond" with the song hits from 1945 until about the mid-late 1950s.
That time period caught the end of the big band era, the pop vocalist domination of the early to mid 50s, right into the birth and expolsion of rock n' roll. A great and diverse musical time frame to say the least!
Was All of that Old Music Great? It has been written and studied that most popular music was written and recorded for younger (teenagers) people. The objective was perhaps to get them "hooked" on an artist at that young age. Ideally then, they would stay fans and support those artists for years to come. That formula is still in practice today.
It is worthwhile to note that for every great memorable hit song that was recorded back then, there were 10 bad ones (maybe that number should be much higher) Like today, there was alot of messages intended for adolescents in the pop music of the 1950s. Some of it, even many hits were just poorly written. They attempted to take advantage of the recording advancements that had been made. Many gimmicks became synonymous with early 50s pop recordings. Barking dogs, church bells, whips, and overdubs became standard fare in records, at the expense of the music. There was also a huge new crop of singers that needed material to keep up with the demand of new record buyers in post-war America.
We Perform the Good Stuff There is much fantastic music to choose from, from this epoch. That is the music we perform. Nice, fun songs. We don't attempt to sound like those records. Karaoke tracks would probably suffice for that. Instead, our goal is to capture the feel of that era while playing the songs. (at a very high technical level) However, fun is the name of the game.
Frank Sinatra wasn't yet so domineering in the early 50s. There was great competition and many artists had more chart success like: Eddie Fisher, Perry Como and Frankie Laine.
We perform many songs from those artists and Dean Martin and of course Frank Sinatra.
Four to six piece band would be the norm. Rhythm section and sax or more. Plus Frank Lamphere's timely vocals.
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