You have Marie to
blame thank for today’s topic. You might remember that my A to Z entry for Saturday was just a YouTube video of Eddie Cantor singing “Enjoy Yourself.” She commented and said that her husband actually said “Oh, I remember that one!” Well, I have eleven more for him to try and remember. These are all pretty short, so it won’t take that long to get through them.
- “Makin’ Whoopee” – from Whoopee! (1930).
- “If You Knew Susie” – from the movie of the same name (1948).
- “The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad” – from Show Business (1944).
- “Oh! Boy, What A Girl” – A single released in 1925, from the Ziegfeld musical Kid Boots.
- “My Wife Is On A Diet” – from the 1930 short Getting A Ticket.
- “Now That Girls Are Wearing Long Dresses” – from 1930’s Insurance.
- “When My Ship Comes In” – From Kid Millions (1934).
- “Okay Toots” – Also from Kid Millions.
- “Ma! He’s Making Eyes At Me!” from his radio show in 1944.
- “What Do I Want With Money?” – also from If You Knew Susie.
- “Laugh Your Way Through Life” – From Ali Baba Goes To Town (1937).
Here’s something you might not have known (it was news to me): Eddie started The March of Dimes. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who suffered from polio, had started the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis in 1938 to fight the disease. Eddie, playing off the name “The March of Time,” nicknamed it “The March of Dimes” and asked listeners to his radio show to send a dime to the President for the cause. The organization helped fund Jonas Salk’s research, which effectively cured polio, and now focuses on fighting infant mortality, birth defects, and premature birth. And FDR got his face on the dime.
That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for April 30, 2018.