Welcome to Dave's Time Line of History

My name is Dave and I'm a piano player here in Miami, Florida. I focus on American popular songs from 1900 to 1949. But I also like history. So I've created a handout page of the music, events and popular culture of America in the years 1900-1949. I give it to anyone who passes by my piano. I would like to share my handout with you. Thanks to Linda for making it possible for me to share this with you. If anyone would like a copy of this in PDF format please write to me.







'30s & '40s Radio Personalities
Orson Wells
Arch Oboler
Don Ameche,
George Burns & Gracie Allen
Bert Lahr
Fanny Brice
Ed Wynn
Jack Benny
Rudy Vallee,
Edgar Bergen
Arthur Godfrey
Fred Allen
Joe Penner
Will Rogers
Eddie Cantor
Al Jolson,
Kate Smith
Benny Goodman
Count Basie
Paul Whiteman
Tommy Dorsey
Glenn Miller,
Guy Lombardo
Artie Shaw
Bing Crosby,
Westbrook Van Vorhis
Lowell Thomas,
Clem Mccarthy
H. V. Caltenborn,
Robert Trout
Walter Winchell,
Edward R. Murrow

'30s &'40s Radio
Lux Radio Theater
The Witch's Tale
Mercury Theater Of The Air
Flash Gordon,
Columbia Playhouse
Popeye The Sailor,
Your Hit Parade
One Man's Family
Ma Perkins
Lum And Abner
Amos 'N Andy,
The Lone Ranger
Just Plain Bill,
The Aldrich Family
Vic And Sade
The Romance Of Helen Trent
Uncle Don
Little Orphan Annie
Pepper Young's Family
Uncle Don
Renfrew Of The Mounties,
The Shadow
Hollywood Hotel
Buck Rogers,
Bulldog Drummond
The March Of Time
Backstage Wife
Jack Armstrong
The Goldbergs
Major Bowes Amateur Hour,
Chandu The Magician
Myrt And Marge,
Don Winslow Of The Navy
Lights Out
Jungle Jim
Stoopnagle And Bud

Songwriters 1900-1949
Buddy DeSylva
Walter Donaldson
Sam Lewis
Irving Berlin,
George M. Cohan
Irving Kahal
Victor Herbert
W. C. Handy
Ballard MacDonald
Ray Henderson
Benny Davis
Al Jolson,
Sammy Fain
Jack Yellen
Harry Ruby
Joe Burke
Harry Tilzer,
Percy Wenrich
Gus Kahn
Jimmy Monoco
Ferde Grofe
Billy Rose
Sigmund Romberg
Roy Turk
Vincent Youmans
Jimmy McHugh
Edgar Leslie
Fred Ahlert
Jimmy Kennedy
Egbert Van Alstyne
Harry Akst
Harry Woods
Milton Ager
Bert Kalmar
Paul Dresser
Fred Coots
Nacio Herb Browne
Lorenz Hart
Jule Styne
Victor Young
Vernon Duke
Al Dubin
Hoagy Carmichael
E. Y. "Yip" Harburg
Jerome Kern,
George Gershwin
Harold Arlen
Richard Rogers
Frank Loesser
Cole Porter
Carl Sigman
Harry Warren
Joe Young
Oscar Hammerstein II
Ira Gershwin
Dorothy Fields,
Mack Gordon
Otto Harbach
Herman Hupfeld
Ted Koehler
Jack Lawrence
Johnny Mercer
Larry Morey
Ray Noble
Mitchell Parish
Richard Whiting
Buddy Kaye
Jay Livingston
Leo Robin
Arthur Schwartz
Ned Washington

 Songsters Speak

Jerome Kern: Find your own metier, your own style, and perfect it. Learn to be you.

Sophie Tucker: Size doesn't matter, if you can sing and make people laugh.

Bing Crosby: I'm a phaser, not a singer. I think about a song's lyric. Its purport, not its notes. That way, it sounds more natural.

Al Jolson:Hhumor is the intelligence that lets us see the real nature of things.

Oscar Levant: I don't drink. I don't like it. It makes me feel good.

Cole Porter: My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a producer.

Oscar Hammerstein: I hand Richard Rogers a lyric and get out of his way.

Ethel Nerman: Mary Martin is all right, if you like talent.

Irving Berlin: The hard thing about success is having to keep on being a success.

Duke Ellington: Playing "bop" is like playing "scrabble" without any vowels.

Rudy Vallee: By some miracle, a banal voice that starts its journey at the microphone fills the air at its destination with beauty.









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