Here's another tin pan alley tune for my public domain project. This one is perhaps the most famous of those I've recorded so far. George M. Cohan wrote this tune for his musical Little Johnny Jones in 1904; wherein he sang this song in the title role. It has been performed by many, including Billy Murray in a 1904 recording, James Cagney for the 1942 movie Yankee Doodle Dandy, and Judy Garland in 1966 for the Sammy Davis, Jr. Show.
This is the first post as part of my new project to find performing outlets. In the internet age that can include Youtube. I've already made several videos and I'm having lots of fun doing it. The only rules are that I perform any instruments used and that the work must be in the public domain. This performance isn't perfect, but the goal isn't perfection, the goal is to do it.
I've been teaching myself ukulele for a while and I've also been interested in tin pan alley songs. This video combines the two. It's "Look for the Silver Lining," music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Buddy DeSylva. This was made famous by Judy Garland in the mid-twentieth century, but was originally written in 1920.
I'll be posting more videos in the coming days and weeks, but if you'd like to view more sooner check out my Youtube channel. Enjoy!