Was listening to DWBR 104.3 FM during lunch, when a certain song was played. The kids asked me if I knew what the song was, because I asked them if they knew any of the songs of their time.
Since they don’t listen to the radio much, I encouraged them to get to know the songs loved by their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.
I was fortunate to have spent numerous afternoons in the Novaliches home of my grandparents in the 70s and 80s, where they would tune in to some AM radio station playing old favorites (particularly songs sung by Frank Sinatra) every day at about 1:00 in the afternoon.
That’s how I got exposed to “old” music.
Anyway, I was challenged to name a certain tune, but I didn’t quite recognize it. Lolo was humming it, so I told the kids to ask lolo.
“I know the song… but not the title,” he smilingly told them.
Well, thanks to the internet, I easily found Answer Me, My Love:
This was a request. Frankie had a 1953 Hit called “Answer Me, Lord Above” which was like a prayer. Ayear later Nat Cole recorded it as a love song and changed it to “Answer Me, My Love” and had an even bigger hit wit it. Someone wanted to know if Frankie had ever recorded the song Nat’s way and if so would I put it on YouTube. Well yes he did on a 1955 album titles “Lover’s Laine” So here it is.
Dorothy Collins sings the # 5 song of the week, Answer Me My Love, on Your Hit Parade televised on May 22, 1954. Check out tribute website for Dorothy: http://collinstribute.com
(Wow, MTV in the 1950s?) 🙂
Here’s my favorite… Answer Me, My Love sung by Nat King Cole:
Saw the above video in the YouTube channel of Musicvideosparttwo.
Tried to listen to DWBR online, but couldn’t find a decent streaming audio player. Anyway, there’s always the good old radio. 🙂