This CD is by The Fabulous Heftones, a duo singing mostly popular music from the 1920's, accompanied by ukulele and Heftone acoustic bass. LynnH is one of the members of this duo, with her husband Brian.
Tip-Toe Through the Tulips
When the Little Red Roses Get the Blues for You
Where the Shy Little Violets Grow
If You Want the Rainbow, You Must Have the Rain
Telling it to the Daisies
Jeannine (I Dream of Lilac Time)
It Was Only a Sun Shower
A Garden in the Rain
Would You Like to Take a Walk? (Sump'n Good'll Come from That)
For My Sweetheart
I'm Tellin' the Birds, Tellin' the Bees - How I Love You
Half Way to Heaven
My Blackbirds are Bluebirds Now
Brian Hefferan: Vocals, Ukulele, Bass
Lynn Hershberger Hefferan: Vocals, Bass, Whistling
Some Liner Notes from Lynn:
Brian and I have been singing songs from the 1920's together now for perhaps a decade. I started to notice a trend... we kept discovering new songs about flowers. Roses, violets, tulips, daisies, lilacs, daffodils and more, appeared time and again. I started collecting these songs, and asking other musicians if they knew any others.
Now, this is not a subject we see in modern times. The people of the flapper era surely had troubles, but it seems that they did not wish to sing about them much. The focus in music was on the romantic, the idealistic, the flirt and the flourish.
This album is the result of our journey through gardens in song. Here you will find sunshine, twilight, rain and rainbows, fields and beds of flowers, bluebirds and much romance. These songs make us smile, and we hope they will do the same for you. Please join us for a musical tiptoe through the tulips... and roses, and violets...
...Many of these songs were once performed by the early jazz singer, Annette Hanshaw (one of my all-time favorites). Included also are songs sometimes associated with Fanny Bryce, Ruth Etting, Gene Austin, Cliff Edwards (otherwise known as Ukulele Ike, the voice of Jiminy Cricket), Nick Lucas, Johnny Marvin, and Al Jolson, among others...
The first time I ever heard Brian perform, he sang Half Way to Heaven and Where the Shy Little Violets Grow. I first fell in love with the music. Fate has allowed me to also fall in love with the musician, and become a full partner in song. It's as fine a love story as any lyric! May you enjoy your journey through our musical garden.