Saturday, April 01, 2006

....sand dunes amd salty air.....



This one was very popular in 1956, when it was copyrighted by Pincus and Sons Music Corp. Patti Page was a guest on all the variety TV shows of the day and she recorded a few of the best known songs of the late 50's.

Wasn't she pretty? Known in the 50's as Miss Patti Page, the Singing Rage; see how she looks today at:

http://www.misspattipage.com

She is still a pretty woman. Some of her big hits were "The Tennessee Waltz", "Cross Over the Bridge" and "How Much is that Doggie in the Window?"

21 comments:

Canadian Dude said...

Ahhh yes... Patti Page I was just a puppy in the 50's... but I remember her music. Thanks for the memory. Here from Michele's....Cheers!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

The wonderful Patti Page...!
Michele sent me tonight Judy...I'm sick with some kind of crud so I haven't been around today...just taking a little mkoment on Michele's to say hi to a few people..
I think Patti's most popular record was "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?" Not sure about that...maybe it something on her official site.

Carmi said...

I find myself increasingly open to music that was big before I was born. I guess I'm getting up there in years!

This tune would resonate with me: the first real vacation my parents took us on was to Cape Cod. I remember it like it was yesterday, right down to walking in the surf on Seagull Beach.

Damn, what a lovely part of the world.

srp said...

I don't remember this song but the "doggy in the window", I think I heard it on the radio (am) when I was just a little sprite. Here from Michele, this time.

Joared said...

Remember all those tunes in the pop music genre as well as the novelty tune "...Doggie in the Window." Always thought of Tennessee Waltz as being more country music in that time, which was sort of a crossover tune. The one about Cape Cod would be my favorite of hers in that group.

Weary Hag said...

You're right ... she's still beautiful! Do you think she uses Lauren Hutton's little multi-circle make-up compact that the TV folks claim works miracles? :)

Oh Lordy... I recall hearing "How Much is that Doggie in the Window" on RADIO when I was little. How pathetic is that?

utenzi said...

I love that song, Judy. I've got it on all my computers in MP3. It was released 5 years before I was born. Imagine that!

colleen said...

I know her because my dad was so into the music of his time...mostly the 40s and before rock and roll and the British invasion really took over. She's still alive? I liked Doris Day back then too and sometimes got them confused.

doubleknot said...

Oh my does that take me back. Patti Page was the singer when I was younger. I am so glad that some of the younger people today are discovering music that had lyrics and a melody.
Thanks for your post.

David said...

in 1956 I was 1 year old, I don't remember much, come to think of it I don't remember much now either!

craziequeen said...

Hi Judy!

I love The Tennessee Waltz - Patsy Cline did a grand version of it. :-)

here via Michele....

cq

vicki said...

Hey, Jude! Been missing coming around so I'm playing catch up. I remember How Much Was That Doggy- one of the first songs I learned the words to- I was still a preschooler. Great sheet music posts. I would like to come to the Museum of Judy Collections sometime, please. You always have such great stuff.
Now about that glitter- what nonsense. Sounds like a less than attractive nusiance.
Thank you for all your kind visits these past few weeks, Judy- your friendship means a great deal to me.

Carolyn said...

I do believe my mother had this same album back when. I know "Doggie" and "TN Waltz" well.

YellowRose said...

Well, I wasn't even thought of in '56, but I do love that song "How Much is that Doggie in the Window!"

I love your posts! Always a pleasure stopping by!

Happy Weekend!

goldenlucyd said...

Kenju,
This post made me laugh out loud! Patti Page sing The tennessee Waltz brought back a classic memory---about the time I made Jack memorize the song and then get up on "Buckskin Harry's Saturday (TV) Show" and sing it. He was mortified!
I remind him that in 1952 the TV screens were so itty-bitty nobody could see him anyway---especially through all the screen snow and hori/verti distortions. Not to mention the passage of 57 years tends to dull audience memory.
Doesn't matter. He hasn't forgiven me yet.
lucyd

brendalove@gmail.com said...

I can remember my mother singing "How much is that doggie in the window" when I was a baby. I was born in 1965, so I guess it was a very popular song!

utenzi said...

Off topic: you were right on my doorstep, Judy. You probably were at that B&B at the intersection of 54 and Mebane-Oaks Road. I live just a couple of miles from there. I hope the wedding is fun to work, Judy.

Hale McKay said...

"Old Cape Cod," was a big, big hit for her.

Kristi said...

Wow. She's still a beautiful woman. I hope to age as well!

Kimmy said...

How Much is that Doggie in the Window... brings back a lot of memories! My grandma and I used to sing that all the time!

Here from Michele's!

Blond Girl said...

My mom, who loves me but can't sing, used to sing "How much is that Doggy?" to me every day when I was a child. I still love the song and I've never heard the Patti Page version. I assume she probably sounds waaaayyy better than my mom - but no where near as loving. It all came back to me when I had Sweet Girl and mom started singing it to her... and so did I.