What are you listening to?

Discussion in 'Radio' started by mikepara, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. [video=youtube_share;aazzQdYjOcM]http://youtu.be/aazzQdYjOcM[/video]
  2. Wally_Hood

    Wally_Hood One Too Many

    Screwy, bally hooey Hollywood
    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.
  3. Connery

    Connery One Too Many

    Crab Key
    Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight

    Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
  4. Blackjack

    Blackjack One Too Many

    Crystal Lake, Il
    Lets talk about Rue again...that was fun :eusa_clap:eusa_clap:eusa_clap:eusa_clap:eusa_clap
  5. It's a good thing you're in Illinois mister or you'd get smacked! :p

    Now be a good boy and post a song......
  6. Blackjack

    Blackjack One Too Many

    Crystal Lake, Il
    or maybe not...darn it
  7. *giggle*

    ^ Love both of these :D

  8. Connery

    Connery One Too Many

    Crab Key
    Great one.

    Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me

    Frank Sinatra - I Get a Kick Out of You
  9. Dan'l

    Dan'l Practically Family

    Somewhere in time
    Coleman Hawkins

    "Somebody Loves Me"

    They just don't make 'em like that anymore.
  10. Rundquist

    Rundquist A-List Customer

    Oops. Arsenio would have been 100 yesterday.
  11. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    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).
  12. flat-top

    flat-top My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Palookaville, NY
  13. [video=youtube_share;jOqiolytFw4]http://youtu.be/jOqiolytFw4[/video]

    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
    Gloomy Sunday!

    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

    Gloomy Sunday
    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
    Gloomy Sunday
    Gloomy Sunday
  14. [video=youtube_share;tkJIZvPYXTI]http://youtu.be/tkJIZvPYXTI[/video]
  15. Blackjack

    Blackjack One Too Many

    Crystal Lake, Il
    Thats a fave of mine all right!!!! Not Al, Gloomy Sunday...[huh] You post too quick around here...
  16. ;)
    yup :p
  17. Steven180

    Steven180 One of the Regulars

    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.

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