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Dan Sullivan - Entertainer    


The Ladies Are Number One!!!       

New in October, 2002 - A tribute to the lady singers

  UPDATE !!!!! As of January, 2004 this show has the punch of a full band. I've prerecorded drums, bass, and background guitar solos, and vocal harmonies. Close your eyes and you'll hear four or more of me. I just can't play it all live!     

    From 1930 to1955, very few female vocalists topped the charts at number one. It seems in those days records climbed to the top spot based on air play. Women, calling to request songs on the radio, didn't ask for the lady singers. Of course not. They asked for the men singers; Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Nat "King" Cole...   It's human nature. The introduction to each song consists of brief highlights into the lives and careers of each singer. The first five performances went so well and there were so many requests for a recording of the songs, the next month was spent performing and recording them.  There is always a special ending on each program honoring our veterans.

Following is part of the intro dialogue to the first song. Also included is the show's complete song list, with the women who made them number one and the year.

"Our first singer is Kathryn Elizabeth Smith, born in Greenville, Virginia on May 1st, 1907. Of course now we know her as Kate Smith, the 'Songbird of the South,' one of the most popular stars of the pre-World War II era. Starting out as a nurse, she took up singing in the 20s. Moving to New York she worked in vaudeville and on Broadway in 1926. She signed with Columbia records in 1927 and had a couple of dozen hits over the next twenty years....this became the theme song from her radio show."

The Song List:

1. When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain - Kate Smith - 1931

2. A-Tisket-A-Tasket - Ella Fitzgerald - 1938

3. Bei Mir Bist Du Shön - The Andrews Sisters - 1938

4. Rum & Coca Cola - The Andrews Sisters - 1944

5. The Gypsy - Dinah Shore - 1946

6. Mañana - Peggy Lee - 1948

7. Slippin' Around - Margaret Whiting (with Jimmy Wakely) - 1949

8. "If I Knew You Were Comin' " I'd Have Baked A Cake - Eileen Barton -1950

9. Music, Music, Music - Teresa Brewer - 1950

10. Till I Waltz Again With You - Teresa Brewer - 1953

11. Come On A My House - Rosemary Clooney - 1951

12. Half As Much - Rosemary Clooney - 1952

13. This Old House - Rosemary Clooney - 1954

14. You Belong To Me - Jo Stafford - 1952

15. The Doggie In The Window - Patti Page - 1953

16. Little Things Mean A Lot - Kitty Kallen - 1954

17. Secret Love - Doris Day - 1954

18. Sincerely - The McGuire Sisters - 1955

19. Auf Wiedersehn Sweetheart - Vera Lynn - 1952

20. Closing with a special tribute to our veterans and God Bless America


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