Two generations ago, in the late nineteenth century, the popular music of the day was heard through various means such as at penny arcades, on new Edison talking machines and on pianolas. Perhaps the venue best remembered is the music hall. "While Strolling Through the Park" is recreated in a music hall setting. "The Bowery" is then presented on the streets of the Bowery (recreated on a soundstage). And then a dramatization of how Charles Harris came to write "After the Ball" is presented. Another dramatization of the lyrics to "In My Merry Oldsmobile" is then presented. "Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet" is sung by Ann Sheridan in a scene from It All Came True (1940). Each of these presentations is followed by a singalong version of the respective song.
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Features It All Came True
The Fountain in the Park
aka "While Strolling Through the Park One Day"
Written by Ed Haley
Performed by The Melody Makers See more