Googlefu failed me. HELP!
November 10, 2006 9:42 PM   Subscribe

My googlefu has failed me: I can't find a particular compilation album of 30's and 40's type music anywhere. Help me find it.

About ten years ago, I found a tape at a yard sale and fell in love with the music. Unfortunately, I lost the tape in a move and then forgot about it. Recently, I've been longing to find the album online and so I've searched... only to come up empty-handed. Here's all I know.

- the tape was purchased at a garage sale in 1990 and looked very used, so it's older than that by at least a bit.

- the tape itself said "stagedoor canteen" on it. I don't recall if it is "Stage Door Canteen" or "Stagedoor Canteen". I also don't know if it was a compilation or a soundtrack - but it was not an album of music by one artist.

- I highly doubt this will help anyone, but the tape was that offwhite/beige color with black lettering. The tape didn't come with the hard case.

- one of the songs on said tape was "Rum and Coca-Cola" by the Andrews Sisters. I am 120% on this, as I listened to that song the most.

- another song on the album was a version of "You'll Never Know" but I don't believe it was Sinatra's version. It didn't sound like him (the singer's voice was deeper than his) and I don't remember his name on the tape.

- the tape was not the soundtrack to "Stage Door Canteen" UNLESS this IMDB soundtrack listing is wrong and "Rum and Coca-Cola" and "You'll Never Know" were indeed on the album.

So there it is, HiveMind. Do you think you could help me out, please? There's a very nice "thank you" in it for you. If needbe, I'll repay your kindness with cookies... but be warned, I have the gift of burning water.
posted by damnjezebel to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
 
This one?
posted by soundofsuburbia at 10:12 PM on November 10, 2006


If it's the one, don't take my answer as an endorsement for iofferstores.com! :)
posted by soundofsuburbia at 10:13 PM on November 10, 2006


SoundsofSuburbia, I humbly bow to your efficient googlefu and offer you my first child. Thank you so much for finding it for me - I was starting to think I was going crazy. =)
posted by damnjezebel at 10:22 PM on November 10, 2006


What is googlefu?
posted by JohnnyGunn at 5:38 AM on November 11, 2006


googlefu is the ancient, mystical art of search engine wrangling. see http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/23246
posted by ab3 at 8:53 AM on November 11, 2006


On a side note, you might dig the Seattle-area public-radio staple The Swing Years and Beyond, streaming every Saturday night 7p-midnight PT.
posted by mwhybark at 2:33 PM on November 11, 2006


mwhybark, thanks for the tip - I didn't check this thread yesterday in time to listen, but now that I know, I'll totally check it out - thanks!
posted by damnjezebel at 3:26 PM on November 12, 2006


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