I have been creating fun mix CD’s lately. (Don’t worry – they're the legal kind; created with songs from iTunes.) My best mix so far is this one, which I created as a gift for my grandparents:
1. Let the Rest of the World Go By (Mitch Miller and His Orchestra)
2. Stardust (Artie Shaw and His Orchestra)
3. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (The Andrews Sisters)
4. In the Mood (Glenn Miller)
5. Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (The Andrews Sisters)
6. (I’ve Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo (Glenn Miller)
7. I’ll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time (The Andrews Sisters)
8. A Bushel and a Peck (Perry Como and Betty Hutton)
9. American Patrol (Glenn Miller)
10. Over the Rainbow (Glenn Miller)
11. Take My Hand, Precious Lord (Guy and Ralna)
12. Missouri Waltz (Lawrence Welk)
13. Let the Rest of the World Go By (John Barry; from Out of Africa)
This music is great. I like all of these songs. Some of them are weird but they are all fun to listen to.
Sometimes my grandparents can’t remember a question they asked me a few minutes ago, but when I took this CD to them and pressed play, they could sure remember every word to each of these songs, and every singer and musician they had listened to, and even where they had been when they had heard these songs. Music brings back memories perhaps more strongly than almost anything else. My grandparents were very happy to have this CD. They even tried dancing together, which they haven’t done in years. It was great. It was more than worth the $13.00 and couple of hours it took me to make the CD.