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^ I loved Danny Kaye in "Hans Christian Andersen!"

Just in case you are wondering, I watched another couple of Danny Kaye films in the past week. Last Thursday was "On the Double" (1961), and yesterday was "The Five Pennies" (1959). Both were really good. And it was something different to see him in more serious roles.

But, I just had to share this little gem that was in "The Five Pennies":

Louis Armstrong & Danny Kaye - "When The Saints Go Marching In"

Or, how many composers can you name while singing a hymn?

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Just heard that Trini Lopez died on Tuesday of complications from COVID-19 at the age of 83.

Although he did not write it himself (he was only 2 when the original version was released!), there was no question over which song to post here as my tribute. Here is his version of what was probably my favourite song when I was a youngster:

Trini Lopez - "You Are My Sunshine"

My thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.



Also, because all the motorsports series I follow had rounds last weeekend, I missed out on the news that Wayne Fontana died from cancer last Thursday at the age of 74.

So, here he is singing the song that I know him best for:

The Mindbenders - "The Game Of Love"

Although it is a week late, my thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.

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Just heard that Trini Lopez died on Tuesday of complications from COVID-19 at the age of 83.

Although he did not write it himself (he was only 2 when the original version was released!), there was no question over which song to post here as my tribute. This was probably my favourite song when I was a youngster:

Trini Lopez - "You Are My Sunshine"

My thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.



Also, because all the motorsports series I follow had rounds last weeekend, I missed out on the news that Wayne Fontana died from cancer last Thursday at the age of 74.

So, here he is singing the song that I know him best for:

The Mindbenders - "The Game Of Love"

Although it is a week late, my thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.

CaroLiza_fan

Aw ... that is so sad for both of their families, friends, & fans. :cry: May they both rest in peace. :pray:
 

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Maia Khromykh skated her SP to “I’ll Take Care of You” from Beth Hart & Joe Bonnamassa at the Junior ladies Russian test skates this week; a number of people commented on the maturity of the song given to one so young. I know mature songs have been given to youngsters before and it always gives me a slight headache and downturn not to mention the interpretation of the song suffers... one asks “why?” when there is so much music available for skaters in Maiia’s age-range.
I enjoy a good torch song as much as the next person and I like to see such songs performed to the full ... my two cents FWIW. Anyway I pulled up the stage performance... SO good!!
https://youtu.be/nW3OrLHj0lQ
 

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I was here AGES ago and feeling guilty out of sudden...will have a lot of catch up to do!

Lately, I listen to this never-ending playlist on Spotify called 'Modern Rock (1990s-2020)' and I brought so many memories of my high school time/university time...

Also got back to Nao's album 'Saturn', such a gem!
 
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I am afraid I am here to report the death of one of my fellow Ulstermen. Downpatrick's Ian Mitchell, who was the bassist with the Bay City Rollers for a few months in 1976, died at the age of 62 on Tuesday.

Ian was only 17 when he joined the band, and he was the first member of the band who was not Scottish (indeed, he was the first member not to be from Edinburgh!) He replaced original bassist Alan Longmuir, but only stayed for 7 months before being replaced by Pat McGlynn (who was from Edinburgh).

The most successful song that the Bay City Rollers had while Ian was a member was a cover of Dusty Springfield's "I Only Want To Be With You". So, you would expect me to post that song as my tribute. But, I am going to take a different approach.

Either side of 1976, Ian was in a band with some friends from his hometown. So, as my tribute, here are a couple of their songs that Ian played a part in writing:

Rosetta Stone - "Steel Willie"

Rosetta Stone - "Drive On"

My thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.

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A couple of days ago, I watched the film "Desire Under The Elms" (1958), and one of the characters was played by Pernell Roberts, who the following year would start playing Adam Cartwright in TV series "Bonanza".

And ever since, the following song (which my favourite radio presenter Gerry Anderson played quite often on his BBC Radio Ulster show) has been stuck in my head:

Gurf Morlix - "Dan Blocker"

The song is based on the "Bonanza" theme tune, and the names mentioned are of the actors who played the main characters:

  • Dan Blocker - played Hoss Cartwright (middle son)
  • Lorne Greene - played Ben Cartwright (Dad)
  • Michael Landon - played Little Joe Cartwright (youngest son)
  • Pernell Roberts - played Adam Cartwright (eldest son)

And if you want to hear the iconic theme in it's full and original form, here it is:

Al Caiola - "Bonanza"

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Took me a very long time to find a copy, but here goes.

A few weeks ago, I watched a jukebox musical film called "It's All Over Town" (1964). And it was awful. :drama: There were only 3 or 4 songs in it that were any good. :eek:

But, of the ones that were good, this is the one I just had to share:

Acker Bilk And His Paramount Jazz Band - "The Song Of The Volga Boatmen"

Apologies that it is a Facebook video, and that the quality isn't great. But, this was the only copy I could find. There are no copies of it on YouTube (which is why I wasn't able to post a link at the time I watched it).

I'll just add - Acker Bilk was great as a clarinet player, but he wasn't great at singing. So, it's a good job that this is an instrumental.

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Ronald Bell, the tenor saxophonist with Kool & The Gang, died on Wednesday at the age of 68.

He and brother Robert (the eponymous "Kool") founded the band in 1964.

Although they are probably most famous for their disco songs (e.g. "Celebration", "Fresh", "Jungle Boogie", "Ladies Night"), I have chosen as my tribute a song that is so far from disco that for many years it didn't register with me that it was actually the same band:

Kool & The Gang - "Cherish"

Absolutely beautiful song.

My thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.

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English actress Diana Rigg died yesterday at the age of 82.

She was best known for playing Emma Peel in TV series "The Avengers". So, here is the iconic theme tune, accompanied by photos of her with Patrick McNee:

Laurie Johnson - "The Shake"

Diana was brought into the series as a replacement for Honor Blackman, who left to star in James Bond film "Goldfinger" (1964). The irony is that 5 years later Diana would also star in a Bond film, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969). This is the role I knew her best for.

When Honor died a few months ago, I included the theme from her Bond film in my tribute. Now, I never need an excuse to listen to Louis Armstrong. So, here is the most famous song from Diana's film, accompanied by clips of her with George Lazenby:

Louis Armstrong - "We Have All the Time in the World"

I admit that I always get emotional when I think of the final scene of the film. Although the maker of this video did include that scene, thank goodness they edited it a bit.

My thoughts are with her family, friends, and fans.

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@CaroLiza_fan - she was an impressive lady and whenever I looked at her I thought "I want to age with such grace and dignity please" :D

What am I listening to right now?

A mix of Westworld & GoT soundtrack from Ramin Djawadi (what a coincidence!)

Light of the Seven
Still gives me the shivers thinking of this scene, together with this music.

Westworld - Sweetwater
 
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