Thursday, March 26, 2009

This Old Man: Great Parade Songs & Marches - The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Marching Band and Chorus

Here's an album of parade songs and marches, including some you probably haven't heard of (Betty Co-Ed), songs you never really associated as marches (Jingle Bells??), and songs you may know but didn't know the name of (The Whistler's Song). A lot of John Philip Sousa, as you might expect. All of 'em will keep you marching until your legs go stiff!

Here's the track list:
  1. On the Mall
  2. The Marines' Hymn
  3. Betty Co-Ed
  4. The Whistler's Song
  5. Yankee Doodle March
  6. Dixie
  7. Jingle Bells March
  8. Hail Columbia
  9. America
  10. Columbia the Gem of the Ocean
  11. The U.S. Air Force
  12. Lassus Trombone
  13. Pomp and Circumstance
  14. This Old Man
  15. (Turn Over the Record)
  16. The Caissons Go Rolling Along
  17. Dixieland Style March
  18. Stars and Stripes Forever
  19. When Johnny Comes Marching Home
  20. I've Been Working on the Railroad
  21. Pop Goes the Weasel
  22. Semper Fidelis
  23. The Thunderer
  24. Invercargill
  25. Camptown Races
  26. Mulberry Bush March
  27. America the Beautiful
  28. Star Spangled Banner
Click here or here to download!

One of Sousa's most rousing marches included here is "The Thunderer", but this is my favorite version of the song:

1 comment:

litlgrey said...

Actually, I have heard "Betty Co-Ed." Rudy Vallee sang it and I am fairly sure he did a rendition of it for Max & Dave Fleischer as a bouncing ball short.