Former San Francisco Supervisor Sends Out E-Mail Blast of Favorite Songs Through the Decades -- Because Everyone Deserves a Little Joy
|Tony Hall during the height of the Disco Era|
(If you're interested, visit years 1950-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; and 85-89).
So, what songs should you request of a wedding, bar mitzvah, or corporate event band if you want to make everyone happy (including the musicians)? Hall doesn't have to think hard about that one:
"Louie Prima, Tommy Edwards, Fats Domino, Elvis -- of course -- and Jerry Lee Lewis, too," he says.
As for the Hallmarks' hallmark, it's hard to choose one number out of 5,000 -- but you could do worse than request the band's "real jazzy version of "When You're Smiling" (that's a Louie Prima number).
Or you could request "Jump, Jive, and Wail" (also Louie Prima).
In short: Louie Prima.
|Tony Hall and the Hallmarks, circa 1967|