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I've recently found a big love for really old songs, so I was wondering if you lot had any personal favourites! I am doing a project and I need some good ones.

Won't accept any written after 1945! But new versions of those old songs are welcome!

Starting off with the wonderful It's A Long Way To Tipperary, written in 1912 and frequently sung by the soldiers in WWI and WWII:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcRNcLosixM&feature=related

And last but not least, the wonderful, spine tingling rendition of Home Sweet Home by Amelita Galli Curci, recorded in 1928 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvKfzCdRMLo

Famously heard in the movie Grave Of The Fireflies, which is a must watch. Don't read the comments as they contain spoilers.

Off you go, thanks in advance!

//DW
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#2
Woody Guthrie - Buffalo skinners

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i8YZ5DoPvs
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#6
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Weird, I can't remember that song when I watched Grave of the Fireflies. I guess I was too destroyed.


Weren't we all.
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#7
Amazing Grace
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#10
Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Edit:// Bollocks, it was recorded after 1945.

In The Pines - Leadbelly doe's a good version of it.
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#12
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Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry


Fucking this.
Sing me to sleep.
#17
Awesome suggestions so far (bar Friday obv)

Keep em coming.
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#20
Duke Ellington - Take the A train

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnurVNkg62Q

The Dixie Hummingbirds - Trouble in my way

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMEQlIHWLxA

Django Reinhardt - After you've gone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTH_Nn_TtDI

I've got tons of these... you got spotify?
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#21
I do indeed!
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#22
PMed you the link to a collaborative playlist I just made.

If anyone wants a PM with the list, let me know. You need spotify, though.
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#24


Sweet.
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#25
Param... oh, can't use that one here

But I can't think of any songs written before 1960 odd... so I'm no help here

But I will say try and find some soundtracks for the Laurel and Hardy films, they had some pretty cool old-school style songs. They're pretty popular too.
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Robert Johnson's discography


+1000

EDIT: Also, Irving Berlin, Count Basie and Jelly Roll Morton to name a couple of other artists.

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Sweet.

Np. Feel free to add stuff there yourself.
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#28
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Np. Feel free to add stuff there yourself.


I shall, I will try putting it on when the guests arrive, having a party. Might be shortlived

Their fault
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#30
need some music to play a WW2 game to brah

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#32
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I shall, I will try putting it on when the guests arrive, having a party. Might be shortlived

Their fault


If they don't appreciate what I added they can go to hell

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need some music to play a WW2 game to brah


Adagio for strings on repeat.

Nah, just put on anything really. I prefer classical music, maybe some Strauss or Gustav Holst.
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#33
Why 1945 specifically? Bob Wills comes to mind, with tunes like San Antonio Rose and Steel Guitar Rag. There were also a number of great early Bill Monroe tunes, though some of my favorites of his, such as Blue Moon of Kentucky and Bluegrass Breakdown are from the second half of the decade. And if you're fine with going up to the late 40's, Flatt and Scruggs's Foggy Mountain Breakdown is a great one. There are also a number of great folk tunes that you might want to look up, such Cripple Creek or Cumberland gap, which have been recorded many times over the years by various artists.
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#35
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Robert Johnson's discography


So much, specifically Hellounds On My Trail and Me and the Devil Blues.

Also everything by Django Reinhardt, especially Les Yeux Noirs.

And can't forget, the the classic (I think the originals old enough.
#36
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#38
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Weird, I can't remember that song when I watched Grave of the Fireflies. I guess I was too destroyed.


It's probably the saddest film I've ever seen. Brilliant and absolutely perfect, but so, so, so sad.
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