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Skip Towne
08-20-2005, 10:01 PM
My mom just died Thursday night after a long illness. Her and my dad's song was "Stars fell on Alabama". Who made that song popular during the early '40's? All help is appreciated.

tommykat
08-20-2005, 10:03 PM
My mom just died Thursday night after a long illness. Her and my dad's song was "Stars fell on Alabama". Who made that song popular during the early '40's? All help is appreciated.

I'm sorry Skip.....I don't know how to find it. Again, I am sorry for you loosing your Mom.

SNR
08-20-2005, 10:03 PM
I think Frank Sinatra.

My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family on your loss

mlyonsd
08-20-2005, 10:06 PM
I think Frank Sinatra.

My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family on your loss

I'd agree, Frank Sinatra.

Link (http://www.theguitarguy.com/starsfel.htm)


God bless.

Rain Man
08-20-2005, 10:11 PM
I'm seeing more references to Frank Sinatra than anyone else. I also see a reference to Guy Lombardo, though, and I don't know who did it first.

My condolences on your loss.

IA_Chiefs_fan
08-20-2005, 10:18 PM
http://www.lyricsfind.com/f/frank-sinatra/swingin'-affair/stars-fell-on-alabama.php

deadbabyseal
08-20-2005, 10:20 PM
I'm seeing more references to Frank Sinatra than anyone else. I also see a reference to Guy Lombardo, though, and I don't know who did it first.

My condolences on your loss.
Sinatra recorded the song in '53,Lomardo did it in '34.

chiefs4me
08-20-2005, 10:27 PM
I don't know anything about the song.....but wanted to say I am sorry for your loss.

Electric
08-20-2005, 10:30 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss. May you find peace in the next few days.

Look here (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22Stars+fell+on+Alabama%22.+&btnG=Google+Search)

BigOlChiefsfan
08-20-2005, 11:11 PM
My condolences.

Lombardo, Sinatra or Billie Holiday would be my guesstimate. I bet she'd appreciate any of these covers.

Plant a tree or a flower that she'd enjoy later this fall. In a year or two, you can tell anyone who'll listen why she'd enjoy it. We're never really gone so long as someone remembers us.

Mr. Kotter
08-20-2005, 11:12 PM
From a quick search, Sinatra seems to be the 1940s version...

My condolences for you on your mom's death. That's never easy. Best wishes and God bless.

Scorp
08-20-2005, 11:14 PM
Sorry to hear that Skip.

Buster's Dad
08-20-2005, 11:15 PM
Skip, sorry about your Mom, lost mine a year ago, our prayers are with you and your family :(

Ari Chi3fs
08-20-2005, 11:21 PM
:-( God Bless You Skip.

She lived a very long life... and is now in a better place. God bless you and your family.

WilliamTheIrish
08-20-2005, 11:26 PM
Skip,

Hope she went without much suffering.

May the road rise to meet her...

C-Mac
08-21-2005, 12:26 AM
Sorry to hear of your mothers passing.
Rarely the love is from another woman that can ever come close to comparing to moms.

go bowe
08-21-2005, 12:53 AM
losing your mom at any age is tough...

sorry to hear of your loss...

Skip Towne
08-21-2005, 01:10 AM
Thanks to all you guys. Dad graduated from medical school in the summer of 1944 and was immediately sent overseas to aid in the war effort. Mom met him at his station in Alabama before he left and I was conceived at that time. I was 2 years old before he saw me for the first time. The funeral is Monday and we sure would like to have that tune playing during the service. I think the Sinatra version is a little late, it must have been an early 40's version they liked. Possibly Lombardo and maybe Glenn Miller. We're still looking.

Prince22
08-21-2005, 01:14 AM
I'm sorry about your loss Skip. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Skip Towne
08-22-2005, 07:05 AM
While reading her obituary at the funeral home yesterday, it dawned on me that the airplane is only 12 years older than my mom. Scary!

Bob Dole
08-22-2005, 07:17 AM
Thanks to all you guys. Dad graduated from medical school in the summer of 1944 and was immediately sent overseas to aid in the war effort. Mom met him at his station in Alabama before he left and I was conceived at that time. I was 2 years old before he saw me for the first time. The funeral is Monday and we sure would like to have that tune playing during the service. I think the Sinatra version is a little late, it must have been an early 40's version they liked. Possibly Lombardo and maybe Glenn Miller. We're still looking.

The only recorded performers shown prior to 1944 are Jack Teagarden, Will Osborne and Eddie Condon. (Billie Holiday recorded it in 1945.)

the Talking Can
08-22-2005, 07:22 AM
sorry to hear that

may she rest in peace

Bob Dole
08-22-2005, 07:28 AM
Audio sample of Teagarden version (http://sg1.allmusic.com/cg/smp.dll?link=0xh6y814qscl178qthvz556&r=20.asx)

Audio of Osbourne version says it is actually Red Nichols (http://sg1.allmusic.com/cg/smp.dll?link=jy8ii8yopnm6nao1680yz33&r=20.asx)

Bob Dole
08-22-2005, 07:32 AM
And for what it's worth, Getz recorded it in '49 and it's available immediately via iTunes. (So is the Holiday version.)

J Diddy
08-22-2005, 07:36 AM
Sorry about your loss. I hope you're doing ok...

dirk digler
08-22-2005, 07:40 AM
Skip,

My thoughts are with you and your family and I am very sorry for your loss.