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OK kids, I have a favor to ask.

First, get your head in the right spot. Think about Donna Reed and June Cleaver in the 1950s - high heeled pumps, red lipstick, perfect hair, frilly apron, cooking a roast for her clean-cut husband who'll be home from the office at any moment.

What songs would you be listening to? Elvis and the Beatles are out, because you're pure and gentle and wouldn't listen to people who move their hips like that. Or make little preteen girls scream and cry.

I've already got some Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman songs, but I need a couple of hours worth of good old 1950s goody-two-shoes housewife music. Help please!

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incognita
Nov. 12th, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)
Perry Como!
solteronita
Nov. 12th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC)
I'm afraid to ask what this music will be used for...
rivulet
Nov. 12th, 2005 01:56 am (UTC)
Don't you know? I'm quitting my job to be a full-time fifties housewife! Whee!

Actually, my cousin Taryn is getting married in June and her shower is going to be '50's housewife themed. I don't know if we'll go as far as dressing up (though that'd be fun) but we'll get her a mix of normal presents and '50s stuff like aprons. (Actually, that's why Mom thought of the theme - Taryn was talking about wanting a frilly apron when we saw her last.)
rini
Nov. 12th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC)
A) I love that you've adopted my title for your journal :-)

B) What kind of dirty house-wife sex games are you and Mr. Granholm playing that you need this music?

;-)
rivulet
Nov. 12th, 2005 01:58 am (UTC)
Haha, I like it! That way, new people can get all caught up without reading my old entries!

And eww, they're not housewife games. Though dirty pictures are pretty much all you get at the Google image search when you type in "1950s housewife."
burninggirl
Nov. 12th, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
How about the Platters? From memory, they're pretty squeaky-clean.
rivulet
Nov. 12th, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
I'll have to look them up - I know I've heard their music before but I can't think of anything they did at the moment!
burninggirl
Nov. 12th, 2005 04:25 am (UTC)
"Only You" and "Smoke Gets in your Eyes" were a couple of their big hits. Think syrupy 1950s love songs, complete with doo-wop harmonies and swelling violins and barely a drum beat to be heard. : )
rivulet
Nov. 12th, 2005 04:41 am (UTC)
Oh yes, I know those songs. I'm bad at remembering which artists do which songs. :)
oregongirl
Nov. 12th, 2005 08:14 am (UTC)
Margaret Whiting or Betty Hutton. Both were phoenomenally great female vocalists from the late 40's and 50's. Good stuff, I must say. :-)
juancarlos
Nov. 14th, 2005 05:05 pm (UTC)
lawrence welk, ricky nelson, everly brothers, paul anka, pat boone, bobby darrin, frank sinatra
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