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Discussion in 'Radio' started by mikepara, Sep 23, 2006.
Lux Radio Theatre, Burlesque, with Al Jolson and Ruby Keeler, from June 16th, 1936. The story line is pure hokum, but done so well, and Jolie sings here and there. Inter-act chat comments a lot on the new theater, and Cecil B. DeMille brings to the Lux microphone David Froman, 85, who evidently had an extensive history with the elder DeMilles and the entire Barrymore clan. American network radio at its peak.
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Jack Hylton and his Orchestra -- Making Up A Song (1937)
vocals by The Swingtette
Lets talk about Rue again...that was fun :eusa_clap:eusa_clap:eusa_clap:eusa_clap:eusa_clap
It's a good thing you're in Illinois mister or you'd get smacked!
Now be a good boy and post a song......
or maybe not...darn it
^ Love both of these
Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me
Frank Sinatra - I Get a Kick Out of You
"Somebody Loves Me"
They just don't make 'em like that anymore.
Oops. Arsenio would have been 100 yesterday.
In response to Shangas' perceptive observation about British vs American dance bands - which my not-so-smartphone will copy, but not paste...
I think you're right, and I think it was largely to do with being an ocean away from most of the song publishers and not having for-profit radio and a lot of ad agency programmers to please. US bands often had to have gimmicky styles and arrangements to suit the industry - British bands seldom had to.
Another factor was that the US had more of a Jazz Age and a deeper Depression. In 1932-'33, hot solo work had to be kept to a minimum on pop material - it was old hat, a bit embarrassing, and did nothing to sell the melody. In Britain the restrictions were less severe (tho I don't know about Lord Reith at the BBC, who was supposedly a real stick in the mud about such things).
Pretty rockin' stuff for 1938!!!!!!
Good stuff..I hear a little Elvis...and even Jerry Lee...!
Sunday is Gloomy,
My hours are slumberless,
Dearest the shadows
I live with are numberless
Little white flowers will
never awaken you
Not where the black coach
of sorrow has taken you
Angels have no thought of
ever returning you
Would they be angry
if I thought of joining you
Sunday is gloomy
with shadows I spend it all
My heart and I have
decided to end it all
Soon there'll be candles
and prayers that are said,
I know, but let them not weep,
let them know
that I'm glad to go
Death is no dream,
for in death I'm caressing you
With the last breath of my
soul I'll be blessing you
I was only dreaming
I wake and I find you
asleep in the deep of
my heart dear
Darling I hope that my dream
never haunted you
My heart is telling you
how much I wanted you
Thats a fave of mine all right!!!! Not Al, Gloomy Sunday...[huh] You post too quick around here...
Sounds a little dangerous...but alright I'm in.
But back to some tunes...I've never been a huge music expert, very plain or simple would describe it best. So I have to say that I greatly appreciate all that's been shared here. I've now seen and heard stuff, in just this last week, that I never would have known if it not been for you good people. Thanks. I especially love the era stuff that I am now more familiar with, and understand even more that I enjoy those sounds.
If I could contribute anything at all it would be to recommend a new jazz singer I chanced upon a couple of years ago, try Melody Gardot. A modern classic chanteuse. Not from the era, but of the era. I suspect you will enjoy her work.
Best to all and thanks as always. The Lounge has become a daily adventure.