[78-L] Shakespeare references in songs

David Weiner djwein at earthlink.net
Tue Mar 25 10:22:00 PDT 2014

Bob Crosby' did a Decca 78 set titled SHAKESPEARE IN SWING
Al Bowlly did two Shakespeare songs with Ken Snakehips Johnson''s West
Indian Orchestra in 1940. Supposedly, performing Shakespeare songs was
considered to be bad luck; both Bowlly and Johnson could testify to that!

Dave Weiner

On 3/25/14, 1:16 PM, "David Lennick" <dlennick at sympatico.ca> wrote:

>Cleo and Me-o also by Mitch Miller.
>Cleopatterer (Kern) from "Leave It To Jane" & "Till the Clouds Roll By"
>On 3/25/2014 12:39 PM, kil at roadrunner.com wrote:
>> MY CLEOPATRA - Harry Tally
>> CLEO AND ME-O - Dickie Valentine
>> THE WHOLE WORLD IS A STAGE - Fantastic Four
>> RayK
>> ---- Kristjan Saag wrote:
>>> On April 26 it's 450 years since the birth of William Shakespeare. I
>>> plan to play music with references to Shakespeare and his plays in my
>>> music programme. Any suggestions? (Apart from Ellington&  Korngold and
>>> soundtracks.)
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