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  • #16
    Originally posted by DODGER DEB
    Well, everyone, have I got a treat for you....

    Go to www.baseballrecordings.com and on the left side of the page click on "Songs of Teams"... then scroll down to the photo showing the record of FOLLOW THE DODGERS...and click on. Make sure your speakers are turned way up.....

    For those of you who never heard OUR SONG, you will really enjoy this.

    For those of you, like me, heard Gladys playing OUR SONG each time WE entered OUR Ebbets Field, be prepared for a few tears.....ok, maybe a lot of tears.

    In any case, I hope you all enjoy my find!

    c.
    Thank You Dodgerdeb.
    Lets get Eddie Basinski elected to the Polish Sports Hall of Fame.
    www.brooklyndodgermemories.com

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    • #17
      Originally posted by DODGER DEB
      Well, everyone, have I got a treat for you....

      Go to www.baseballrecordings.com and on the left side of the page click on "Songs of Teams"... then scroll down to the photo showing the record of FOLLOW THE DODGERS...and click on. Make sure your speakers are turned way up.....

      For those of you who never heard OUR SONG, you will really enjoy this.

      For those of you, like me, heard Gladys playing OUR SONG each time WE entered OUR Ebbets Field, be prepared for a few tears.....ok, maybe a lot of tears.

      In any case, I hope you all enjoy my find!

      c.
      Many thanks Dodger Deb and also to those responsible at baseball recordings for a fine site. The comic recordings section of the website has "A Brooklyn Baseball Fan" performed by Phil Foster.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by stan opdyke
        Many thanks Dodger Deb and also to those responsible at baseball recordings for a fine site. The comic recordings section of the website has "A Brooklyn Baseball Fan" performed by Phil Foster.
        Glad you enjoyed it, stan!

        You are right, Phil Foster's recording of "A Brooklyn Baseball Fan" is truly another gem. I have the 78 RPM recording which I have framed, after playing the daylight out of it. That, along with Phil's recording of "Let's Keep the Dodgers in Brooklyn", just bring back so many memories. While WE were part of Let's Keep the Dodgers in Brooklyn Committee and walking door to door, getting thousands of signatures, I personally went through 3/4 45 RPMS. I always had the 45 with me, just in case (by some long shot) the person who opened the door, hadn't heard it.

        So much love....so little time!

        c.

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        • #19
          Hi all ,

          Great thread. This is a topic that I was always curious about. Now I know that "Follow the Dodgers" was a theme played at Ebbets Field.

          But...

          As a devoted and diehard Yankee fan since 1969, "Here Come the Yankees" was the TV and is still the Radio theme song played before each game. Having experienced my fair share of Met games over the years, I know that "Meet the Mets" is their Radio (and one-time TV) theme.

          But what was the Radio and TV theme songs for the Dodgers (and for that matter the NY Giants)? Was "Follow the Dodgers" also the Radio and TV theme, or was there a different song?

          By the way, by reading your postings for the past few years, I have become an admirer of the Brooklyn Dodgers and its great history, especially Ebbets Field as a shrine. My late grandfather was a Dodger fan (became one when Jackie Robinson and the other great Black legends joined the team...after moving his family from the segregated south after WWII to Brooklyn, he now had a team to root for ). I also grew up in Brooklyn but was a little late for the Dodgers (born two years after the death of Ebbets Field) and by the age of six had morphed into a Yankee fan!

          Just by coincidence, my alma mater, Medgar Evers College (Class of '84) built its new campus right across Montgomery Street from what was Ebbets' left field stands!

          Keep those Brooklyn memories alive!!!

          Ken

          R.I.P Steve Howe

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          • #20
            I have trouble following the Dodgers

            Originally posted by DODGER DEB
            Well, everyone, have I got a treat for you....

            Go to www.baseballrecordings.com and on the left side of the page click on "Songs of Teams"... then scroll down to the photo showing the record of FOLLOW THE DODGERS...and click on. Make sure your speakers are turned way up.....

            For those of you who never heard OUR SONG, you will really enjoy this.

            For those of you, like me, heard Gladys playing OUR SONG each time WE entered OUR Ebbets Field, be prepared for a few tears.....ok, maybe a lot of tears.

            In any case, I hope you all enjoy my find!

            c.
            I had known such a song existed for a long time, and was very moved after I finally got to hear it.

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            • #21
              It's nice to know that we can still re- capture some of our memories without spending a fortune on E-Bay or some auction. Thats why having this forum and others to swap memories is so important.
              Lets get Eddie Basinski elected to the Polish Sports Hall of Fame.
              www.brooklyndodgermemories.com

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              • #22
                More Dodger Musicians

                The Baseballrecordings.com site also has a copy of two additional songs featuring Dodger players.

                There is a copy of Take Me Out to the Ball Game performed by PHIL RUZZUTO, TOMMY HEINRICH and ROY CAMPANELLA. Go to menu on the left and click on the "recordings by players" page. It's about half way down.

                On the same page is a copy of Brooklyn Dodgers Jump featuring the vocal stylings of Ralph Branca, Carl Furillo and Irv Pallica. It's not too bad.

                Enjoy!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by I talk to myself
                  The Baseballrecordings.com site also has a copy of two additional songs featuring Dodger players.

                  There is a copy of Take Me Out to the Ball Game performed by PHIL RUZZUTO, TOMMY HEINRICH and ROY CAMPANELLA. Go to menu on the left and click on the "recordings by players" page. It's about half way down.

                  On the same page is a copy of Brooklyn Dodgers Jump featuring the vocal stylings of Ralph Branca, Carl Furillo and Irv Pallica. It's not too bad.

                  Enjoy!
                  I talk to myself:

                  Great website. I listened to "The Brooklyn Dodgers Jump"
                  and it very good. Very much a Big Band era song.

                  Since the song mentions Branch Rickey, the very latest
                  it could date from is 1950.

                  Thanks again for letting us know about the site!

                  Brownie31

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                  • #24
                    All the Dodger Recordings (that I know of)

                    According to my ultra secret resourses at the Baseball HOF, here are all of the songs in the HOF library that mention either the Brooklyn Dodgers or any of the Dodgers players in the title. This only includes recordings from the actual Brooklyn era. (By "ultra secret" I mean that I asked someone)

                    Each line contains the Artist, Recording, Label and number, Year of release

                    Basie, Count and His Orchestra, Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?RCA Victor 20-3514, 1949

                    Branca, Furillo, and Palica, Brooklyn Dodgers Jump, Leslie 918, 1949

                    Brannon, Teddy Orchestra, Don Newcomb Really Throws That Ball, Regal3236, 1950

                    Campanella, Roy, How To Catch, HO Oats-No #, 1952 4 3/4 inch paper record

                    Foster, Phil, A Brooklyn Baseball Fan, Coral 61200, 1954, At least 3 label variations exist. USA, Canadian and promotional This recording is available on Baseballrecordings.com Go to the "comedy" page... this is quite funny.

                    Foster, Phil, Let's keep the Dodgers in Brooklyn, Coral 61840, 1957?

                    Gooding, Gladys, Follow The Dodgers, Sports 7115, 1951

                    Gooding, Gladys, Baseball Medley, V-Disc 741, 1945

                    Henrich, Branca, Rizzuto, Campanella, Take Me Out to the Ball Game - This song was released on at least 5 different labels. The version of Take Me Out to the Ball Game that appeared on the back of Wheaties boxes in the late 50's is actually this recording. The 4 Dodgers listed are UNCREDITED on the label and therefore this record can be easily found on ebay for under $5. But it is indeed Henrich, Branca, Rizzuto and Campanella singing in the chorus.

                    James, Harry, Dodgers Fan Dance, Columbia 36222, 1941. This was also released on at least 3 different Columbia discs as well as 2 different V-disc records.

                    Johnson, Buddy (and his Orchestra), Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?, Decca 24675, 1949

                    McGhee, Brownie, Robbie-Doby Boogie, Savoy 5550, 1948?, Song about Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby.

                    Merrill, Robert, Brooklyn Baseball Cantata, RCA Victor 1412&1413, 1949 Album DC42, (exists on at least two label variations)

                    Snider, Duke, How To Hit, HO Oats-No #, 1952 4 3/4" paper record

                    There are several additional recordings that mention the Dodger or thier players, but not in the title.

                    Enjoy

                    I talk to myself

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by I talk to myself
                      According to my ultra secret resourses at the Baseball HOF, here are all of the songs in the HOF library that mention either the Brooklyn Dodgers or any of the Dodgers players in the title. This only includes recordings from the actual Brooklyn era. (By "ultra secret" I mean that I asked someone)

                      Each line contains the Artist, Recording, Label and number, Year of release

                      Basie, Count and His Orchestra, Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?RCA Victor 20-3514, 1949

                      Branca, Furillo, and Palica, Brooklyn Dodgers Jump, Leslie 918, 1949

                      Brannon, Teddy Orchestra, Don Newcomb Really Throws That Ball, Regal3236, 1950

                      Campanella, Roy, How To Catch, HO Oats-No #, 1952 4 3/4 inch paper record

                      Foster, Phil, A Brooklyn Baseball Fan, Coral 61200, 1954, At least 3 label variations exist. USA, Canadian and promotional This recording is available on Baseballrecordings.com Go to the "comedy" page... this is quite funny.

                      Foster, Phil, Let's keep the Dodgers in Brooklyn, Coral 61840, 1957?

                      Gooding, Gladys, Follow The Dodgers, Sports 7115, 1951

                      Gooding, Gladys, Baseball Medley, V-Disc 741, 1945

                      Henrich, Branca, Rizzuto, Campanella, Take Me Out to the Ball Game - This song was released on at least 5 different labels. The version of Take Me Out to the Ball Game that appeared on the back of Wheaties boxes in the late 50's is actually this recording. The 4 Dodgers listed are UNCREDITED on the label and therefore this record can be easily found on ebay for under $5. But it is indeed Henrich, Branca, Rizzuto and Campanella singing in the chorus.

                      James, Harry, Dodgers Fan Dance, Columbia 36222, 1941. This was also released on at least 3 different Columbia discs as well as 2 different V-disc records.

                      Johnson, Buddy (and his Orchestra), Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?, Decca 24675, 1949

                      McGhee, Brownie, Robbie-Doby Boogie, Savoy 5550, 1948?, Song about Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby.

                      Merrill, Robert, Brooklyn Baseball Cantata, RCA Victor 1412&1413, 1949 Album DC42, (exists on at least two label variations)

                      Snider, Duke, How To Hit, HO Oats-No #, 1952 4 3/4" paper record

                      There are several additional recordings that mention the Dodger or thier players, but not in the title.

                      Enjoy

                      I talk to myself
                      Thanks talk. Do you know how many Brooklyn Dodger broadcasts are in the Hall? I understand that the broadcast of last game played by Brooklyn in 1957 at Connie Mack Stadium has been preserved. I would like to hear that broadcast, though it would be bittersweet to the ears I am sure.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by DODGER DEB
                        Well, everyone, have I got a treat for you....

                        Go to www.baseballrecordings.com and on the left side of the page click on "Songs of Teams"... then scroll down to the photo showing the record of FOLLOW THE DODGERS...and click on. Make sure your speakers are turned way up.....

                        For those of you who never heard OUR SONG, you will really enjoy this.

                        For those of you, like me, heard Gladys playing OUR SONG each time WE entered OUR Ebbets Field, be prepared for a few tears.....ok, maybe a lot of tears.

                        In any case, I hope you all enjoy my find!

                        c.
                        Thanks Deb for the trip down memory lane. I played it and got goose bumps. It's now on my favorites list and will be played often.

                        I've tracked down the Baltimore Colts fight song and Follow The Dodgers. All that's left is the song Glady's played when the Rangers hit the ice at the old Garden.

                        BTW, who's the only person to play for the Dodgers, Rangers and Knicks? That's an old one, but since we're going down memory lane, thought I'd throw it in. Once again, thanks for the memory Deb.
                        http://www.nflfans.com/x/forumdisplay.php?f=55

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by ColtscorrAL
                          Thanks Deb for the trip down memory lane. I played it and got goose bumps. It's now on my favorites list and will be played often.

                          I've tracked down the Baltimore Colts fight song and Follow The Dodgers. All that's left is the song Glady's played when the Rangers hit the ice at the old Garden.

                          BTW, who's the only person to play for the Dodgers, Rangers and Knicks? That's an old one, but since we're going down memory lane, thought I'd throw it in. Once again, thanks for the memory Deb.
                          Glad you enjoyed it, ColtscorrAL.

                          In case anyone doesn't know the answer to your question......GLADYS!

                          c.

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                          • #28
                            An interesting thing about Gladys Gooding. I have a dozen or so recordings of Brooklyn Dodger games from Ebbets Field when she sings the National Anthem. Each time it is sung a little differently. Sometimes faster, sometimes slower, empasizing different words each time. That was the great thing about her singing it live each day. Some days she sounded great other days not so great.But hearing her sing from Ebbets Field is always great.
                            Lets get Eddie Basinski elected to the Polish Sports Hall of Fame.
                            www.brooklyndodgermemories.com

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                            • #29
                              Okay, you Gladys Goodding trivia experts. Here's one that was posted on this forum many moons ago, and - despite the presence of numerous savvy oldtimers - was never answered completely. Maybe some of you new guys can help.
                              It goes like this:
                              When the visiting team took the field for batting practice, Gladys would play an appropriate song.
                              Giants - "We're Calling All Fans, All You Giant Ball Fans"
                              Phillies - "Pennsylvania Polka"
                              Pirates - "Pennsylvania Polka"
                              Cardinals - "St. Louis Blues"
                              Cubs - "Chicago"
                              Reds - "Down By the O-hi-o"
                              Boston Braves - nobody knew
                              Milwaukee Braves - maybe the same, but nobody knew
                              Help!
                              Remember, this is not to find out if you can think of any Boston/Milwaukee/Massachusetts/Wisconsin songs NOW, but to determine if you really remember - or learned from someone who is old enough to remember. It has been suggested that instead of an actual song, she played tom-tom music (you know what I mean) for the Braves; also that Gladys was too highly-trained a musician to play the same song for both the Phillies and Pirates; also that her Cardinals song was "Missouri Waltz."

                              Well, there you have it.
                              What have you heard?
                              pb::

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by I talk to myself
                                The Baseballrecordings.com site also has a copy of two additional songs featuring Dodger players.

                                There is a copy of Take Me Out to the Ball Game performed by PHIL RUZZUTO, TOMMY HEINRICH and ROY CAMPANELLA. Go to menu on the left and click on the "recordings by players" page. It's about half way down.

                                On the same page is a copy of Brooklyn Dodgers Jump featuring the vocal stylings of Ralph Branca, Carl Furillo and Irv Pallica. It's not too bad.

                                Enjoy!
                                I have the record of Take Me Out to the Ballgame. Ralph Branca also sings on it. The other side is "The Umpire," which is quite funny.

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