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Merry Christmas from Blast to the Past

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

We wish you a Merry Christmas! We hope you have a joyous Holiday Season.
Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Christmas Carols 1947

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Castle FIlms Presents The Music Album
Christmas Carols (1947)
Sing Along with a choir and organist in a vintage Karaoke style music video:
1) The First Noel,
2) Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,
and
3) O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)

Frank Sinatra Christmas Songs ALBUM

Thursday, December 20, 2012

TRACKS-1-WHITE CHRISTMAS.2- SILENT NIGHT.3-O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL.4-JINGLE BELLS.5-HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS.6-CHRISTMAS DREAMING.7-IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR.8-OH LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM. 9-SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN.10-LET IT SNOW -LET IT SNOW -LET IT SNOW.11-INTRODUCTION.12-MEDLEY OF LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM-JOY TO THE WORLD AND WHITE CHRISTMAS.13-AVE MARIA.14-WINTER WONDERLAND.15-THE LORDS PRAYER.

Fred Astaire - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town


Gene Autry - Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer


Pin Up Girl for December

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pin Up Girl for December!
Happy Holidays!

Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra - "White Christmas"

Columbia 36649

Glenn Miller - "Jingle Bells" & Alvino Rey - "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town"

Glenn Miller & His Orchestra (vocal Tex Beneke, Ernie Caceres & The Modernairs) - "Jingle Bells"

Alvino Rey & His Orchestra (vocal The King Sisters) - "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town"

Bluebird B-11353

Scrooge (1935) - Full Movie


Aunt Bethany Saying Grace

Aunt Bethany Saying Grace

Merry Christmas from Lucky Strike Cigarettes!

Merry Christmas from Lucky Strike!

Santa Claus Came in the Spring - Benny Goodman and his orchestra

Santa Claus Came in the Spring - 1940s

Christmas In The Roaring Twenties

Blast To the Past to the Roaring 1920s. Enjoy Christmas in the Past.
 See what it was like in the 1920s at Christmas time.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1948)


Rudolph starts the mood for Christmas. Enjoy this animation from 1948.

Plenty To Be Thankful For with Bing Crosby

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Holidays! We are going to start off the Holidays with Thanksgiving! Remember in these challenging times, that we can always look back and see we have plenty to be thankful for. Always view the positive spectrum of things to come. Look into your life and see what we can all do to be cheerful this Holiday Season.


Our Gang - Who Killed Doc Robbin? (1948)

Monday, October 15, 2012




Storyline

When Dr. Hugo Robbin's laboratory is blown up, his nurse Ann Loring is charged with murdering the doctor. During her trial, a group of children continually disrupts the courtroom, claiming to have important evidence. The children are finally allowed to testify, but as a result of their testimony, their friend Dan, who runs a repair shop, is now charged with the crime instead of the nurse. The children are now determined to prove Dan's innocence, and they go to the abandoned laboratory to look for evidence, leading to a series of hazardous adventures. Written by Snow Leopard   


 Free Public Domain Movies: Our Gang - Who Killed Doc Robbin? (1948): A group of people find themselves trapped in a creepy mansion, complete with secret passageways, a mad doctor and a murderous gorilla.

Pin Up Girl for October

Chosen Pin Up Girl for October by Gil Elvgren.


I'll Be Seeing you - Bing Crosby 1944

Saturday, October 13, 2012

"I'll Be Seeing You" is a popular song, with music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Irving Kahal. Published in 1938, the song was inserted into the Broadway musical Right This Way, which closed after fifteen performances. In the musical, it was performed by the singer Tamara Drasin, who had a few years earlier introduced Smoke Gets In Your Eyes). The song is a jazz standard, and has been covered by many musicians.
Wikipedia Source

1944 - Bing Crosby sings and records his own version. He does quite a nice job. This is one of my favorites. This song has been performed by many artists back in the day. Bing Crosby always puts his original style down so well to make it magical.

Perry Como - Catch a Falling Star

Monday, September 10, 2012

Catch a Falling Star, written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss, is a song made famous by Perry Como's hit version, released in 1957. It was Como's last #1 hit, [1] reaching #1 in the Billboard "Most Played By Jockeys" chart but not in the overall top-100, where it reached #2.[citation needed] It was the first single to receive a gold record, on March 14, 1958.[2] The single won Como the 1959 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male.
The song has been featured in several films, including The Princess Diaries, Love Actually, Everybody's Fine and Never Been Kissed. It was often featured in the TV series Lost, and was most often associated with Claire Littleton and her baby, Aaron.
Wikipedia Source

Lyrics
Catch a Falling Star
Perry Como

[Chorus]
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day

For love may come and tap you on the shoulder some starless night
Just in case you feel you want to hold her
You'll have a pocketful of starlight

[Chorus]

For love may come and tap you on the shoulder some starless night
Just in case you feel you want to hold her
You'll have a pocketful of starlight
(Pocketful of starlight, hm,hm,hm,hm,hm,hm)

[Chorus]

(Save it for a rainy, save it for a rainy, rainy, rainy, day)

For when your troubles start multiplyin' and they just might
It's easy to forget them without tryin'
With just a pocketful of starlight

[Chorus]

(Save it for a rainy day)
Save it for a rainy day

Perry Como - Jukebox Baby 1954

Monday, September 3, 2012

A popular television performer and recording artist, Perry Como produced numerous hit records with record sales so high the label literally stopped counting at Como's behest. His weekly television shows and seasonal specials were broadcast throughout the world and his popularity seemingly had no geographical or language boundaries. He was equally at ease in live performance and in the confines of a recording studio. His appeal spanned generations and he was widely respected for both his professional standards and the conduct in his personal life. In the official RCA Records Billboard Magazine memorial, his life was summed up in these few words: "50 years of music and a life well lived. An example to all."
Lyrics:

Juke Box Baby
by Perry Como

When my jukebox baby takes the floor
'Round the old jukebox in the candy store
The joint starts jumpin'
Till the roof comes tumblin' down
(Choo-choo-wah, choo-choo-wah, shooby-doo-wah)
Jukebox baby, you're the swingin'est doll in town

(Jukebox baby) put a nickel in for Maybelline
(Jukebox baby) drop another one for Seventeen
Jukebox baby) whisper to your daddy-o
Three little love words
(Kokomo)

How ya gonna get your homework done
When you keep that jukebox on the run
You don't dig Latin like ya dig that crazy sound
(Choo-choo-wah, choo-choo-wah, shooby-doo-wah)
Jukebox baby, you're the swingin'est doll in town

(Jukebox baby) I hear you knockin'
(Jukebox baby) Keep the coin box hoppin'
(Jukebox baby) Tell me sincerely
That you ain't forgettin' no Tina Marie

(Hip-hip, hop-hop, ho-ho, aww—hah)
Oh, jukebox baby, my jukebox baby, jukebox baby
(Jukebox baby, jukebox baby, jukebox baby)
All your lunchtime money goes down the slot
You could live on air if the music's hot
You just ain't quittin'
Till ya rock that clock around
(Choo-choo-wah, choo-choo-wah, shooby-doo-wah)
Jukebox baby, you're the swingin'est doll in town

(See ya later)
(Alligator)
Oh hey, ring-a-dinga
What a dungaree doll I've found
Run them there now
Jukebox baby, jukebox baby
You're the wingin'est
Dingin'est, swingin'est doll in town

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Thursday, August 23, 2012

"Over the Rainbow" (often referred to as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow") is a classic Academy Award-winning ballad song with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg.[1] It was written for the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz, and was sung by actress Judy Garland in her starring role as Dorothy Gale.[1] Over time it would become Garland's signature song.
In the film, part of the song is played by the MGM orchestra over the opening credits. About five minutes into the movie, actress Judy Garland playing the lead character, Dorothy, sings "Over the Rainbow" after unsuccessfully trying to get her aunt and uncle to listen to her relate an unpleasant incident involving her dog, Toto, and the nasty spinster, Miss Gulch (Margaret Hamilton). Dorothy's Aunt Em tells her to "find yourself a place where you won't get into any trouble", prompting Dorothy to walk off by herself. She muses to Toto "Someplace where there isn't any trouble. Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. It's not a place you can get to by a boat, or a train. It's far, far away. Behind the moon, beyond the rain.....", and begins singing the song. The famous sequence itself, as well as the entirety of the Kansas scenes, was directed (though uncredited) by King Vidor.

Wikipedia Source

TEX BENEKE - A GAL IN CALICO - 1946

Monday, August 20, 2012


Tex Beneke Biography

Gordon Lee "Tex" Beneke (February 12, 1914 – May 30, 2000[1][2]) was an American saxophonist, singer, and bandleader. His career is a history of associations with bandleader Glenn Miller and former musicians and singers who worked with Miller. His band is also associated with the careers of Eydie Gorme, Henry Mancini and Ronnie Deauville. Beneke also solos on the recording the Glenn Miller Orchestra made of their popular song, "In The Mood" and sings on another popular Glenn Miller recording, "Chattanooga Choo Choo". Jazz critic Will Friedwald considers Beneke to be one of the major blues singers who sang with the big bands of the early 1940s
Wikipedia Source



The Glenn Miller Orchestra - Let's Have Another Cup Of Coffee

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with refrain by Marion Hutton, Ernie Caceres and The Modernaires recorded their version in New York City on January 5, 1942. It was released by Bluebird Records as catalog number B 11450A (in USA) and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalog number BD 5784.
The 1st verse of the song is featured on episode Stewie Kills Lois of the animated sitcom Family Guy where the Character Herbert (Family Guy) tries to seduce Chris Griffin.

Juke Box Saturday Night by The Modernaires & Paula Kelly

Friday, August 17, 2012

Lyrics:
Moppin' up sodapop rickeys
To our heart's delight
Dancin' to swingeroo quickies
Jukebox Saturday night

Goodman and Kyser and Miller
Help to make things bright
Mixin' hot licks with vanilla
Jukebox Saturday night

They put nothin' past us
Me and honey lamb
Making one Coke last us
Till it's time to scram

Money we really don't need bad,
We make out alright
Lettin' the other guy feed that
Jukebox Saturday night

After sippin' a soda we got a scheme
Somebody else plays the record machine
It's so easy to say pet names
When you listen to the trumpet of Harry James...


We love to hear that tenor croon
Whenever the Ink Spots sing a tune...

("The Ink Spots"):
If I didn't know why the roses grow
Then I wouldn't know why the roses grow...
(Spoken) Now listen, honey child,
If I didn't know all them little things I'm supposed to know
Then I sure would be a SAD man
If I didn't know...

Money we really don't need it,
We make out alright
Lettin' the other guy feed that
Jukebox Saturday night! 
Release Year: 1946
LP Source: Columbia Record# 36992.

Glenn Miller and the Modernaires - Make Believe Ballroom Time

Monday, August 13, 2012

This is yet another great tune by the Glenn Miller Orchestra and The Modernaires.

In October 1940, Glenn Miller engaged them to record It's Make Believe Ballroom Time, a sequel to the original Make Believe Ballroom, which they had recorded earlier for Martin Block's big band show of the same name, on WNEW New York.
Songs made popular by Miller and The Modernaires included "Perfidia", "Chattanooga Choo-Choo", with Tex Beneke (the first-ever "gold record" with over one million copies sold), "I Know Why", "Elmer's Tune", "Serenade In Blue", and "Kalamazoo", with Beneke, among others.
Wikipedia Source

Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli - Together (Wherever We Go)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

From The Judy Garland Show #3 (1963)

Mother and Daughter together singing. A very special moment for the both of them considering their lives were about to be changed forever. That is why we should always cherish the time we have with our loved ones while we can.

The four tops - Reach out i´ll be there

Friday, June 8, 2012

"Reach Out I'll Be There" (also formatted as "Reach Out (I'll Be There)") is a 1966 hit song recorded by the Four Tops for the Motown label. Written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland,[1] the song is one of the most well-known Motown tunes of the 1960s and is today considered The Tops' signature song. It was the number one song on the R&B charts for two weeks,[2] and on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, from September 24, 1966 to October 15. It replaced "Cherish" by The Association, and was itself replaced by "96 Tears" by Question Mark & the Mysterians. Rolling Stone later ranked this version #206 on their list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. This version is also currently ranked as the 36th best song of all time, as well as the #3 song of 1966, in an aggregation of critics' lists at acclaimedmusic.net.[3]
The track also reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart, becoming Motown's second UK chart-topper after The Supremes hit #1 with "Baby Love" in late 1964.[4]
Lead singer Levi Stubbs delivers many of the lines in the song in a tone that straddles the line between singing and shouting,[1] like he did in 1965's "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)".
This song differs markedly from the Four Tops' earlier efforts, due to the highly-contrasting shifts between minor and major, and also major and augmented chords. These contrasting tonal shades form the hook for which the song is so well known. The Four Tops would rely on this formula for several subsequent releases.
The song is featured prominently in the final scene and the closing credits of the 1975 motion picture Cooley High, a coming-of-age film starring Glynn Turman and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs.
PWL remixed the song in 1988. The remix was done by Phil Harding & Ian Curnow. The 12" Remix runs 6:05 and the Radio Edit runs 3:10.
Wikipedia Source

Midnight, the Stars and You! by Ray Noble and Al Bowlly

"Midnight, the Stars and You" 16 February 1934

Albert Allick Bowlly (7 January 1898[1] – 17 April 1941) was a Southern-African singer, songwriter, composer and band leader, who became a popular Jazz crooner during the British dance band era of the 1930s and later worked in the United States. He recorded more than 1,000 records between 1927 and 1941. His most popular songs include "Midnight, the Stars and You", "Goodnight, Sweetheart", "The Very Thought of You", "Guilty", and "Love Is the Sweetest Thing".
Born in Lourenço Marques in the then-Portuguese colony of Mozambique, Bowlly gained his musical experience singing for a dance band led by Edgar Adeler on a tour of South Africa, Rhodesia, India and Indonesia during the mid-1920s. He was then employed by Jimmy Liquime to perform in India, Calcutta, Singapore and the Raffles Hotel. In 1928, he arrived in England and briefly took part in a jazz band before being made redundant due to the 1930s depression. In 1930, he was spotted and signed to accompany both Roy Fox's and Ray Noble's orchestras that November. The signing with Noble led a to a successful association between the two which resulted in over 500 records being produced over a four-year period.
In 1933, Bowlly began to collaborate with Lew Stone and had further success producing some of the most popular jazz records of the 1930s. A year later, Bowlly travelled abroad to New York which resulted in further success, and an introduction into the American charts. During the mid-1930s, Bowlly recorded "Blue Moon", "Easy to Love", "I've Got You Under My Skin", and "My Melancholy Baby" which were all sizable successes.
By 1938, Bowlly began to suffer problems with his throat and was forced to return to London. His absence from the UK had damaged his popularity with British audiences and he toured regional theatres and continued his recording career, performing with different orchestras in order to make a living. In 1940, he formed a double act with Jimmy Messene and took part in Radio Stars with Two Guitars, performing in theatres across London. His last recorded song was a duet with Messene of Irving Berlin's satirical song on Hitler, entitled "When That Man Is Dead and Gone". It was his last venture before his death in an air raid in April 1941.
Wikipedia source

THE PLATTERS - ONLY YOU

THE PLATTERS - ONLY YOU 

"Only You"

Only you can make this world seem right

Only you can make the darkness bright
Only you and you alone
Can thrill me like you do
And fill my heart with love for only you

Only you can make this change in me

For it's true, you are my destiny
When you hold my hand
I understand the magic that you do
You're my dream come true
My one and only you

Only you can make this change in me

For it's true, you are my destiny
When you hold my hand
I understand the magic that you do
You're my dream come true
My one and only you

(One and only you)
 

Bing Crosby - It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bing Crosby - It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Celebrate Christmas all days of the Year with Bing Crosby! 

This famous Christmas song was written in 1951 by Meredith Wilson.

 Bing made this song a hit that same year in October.

The Best Love Songs of the 1950s

Saturday, June 2, 2012

1950-
Someone To Watch Over Me (Ella Fitzgerald)
Mona Lisa (Nat King Cole)

1951-
Too Young (Nat King Cole)
Be My Love (Mario Lanza)

1952-
You Belong To Me (Jo Stafford)
Here In My Heart (Al Martino)

1953-
That's Amore (Dean Martin)

1954-
Earth Angel (The Penguins)

1955-
Pledging My Love (Johnny Ace)
Only You (The Platters)
Stranger In Paradise (Tony Bennett)
A Fool For You (Ray Charles)

1956-
When I Fall In Love (Nat King Cole)
Tonight You Belong To Me (Patience and Prudence)
Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)
In The Still Of The Night (The Five Satins)

1957-
You Send Me (Sam Cooke)
Chances Are (Johnny Mathis)
Young Love (Sonny James)
Stardust (Nat King Cole)
Love Letters In The Sand (Pat Boone)

1958-
All I Have To Do Is Dream (The Everly Brothers)
To Know Hime Is To Love Him (The Tedd Bears)
Put Your Head On My Shoulder (Paul Anka)
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (The Platters)
Twilight Time (The Platters)
For Your Precious Love (Jerry Butler and the Impressions)

1959-
Dream Lover (Bobby Darin)
Misty (Johnny Mathis)
I Only Have Eyes For You (The Flamingos)
The Wonder Of You (Ray Peterson)
Beyond The Sea (Bobby Darin)
Ne Me Quitte Pas (Jacques Brel)

The Girl From Ipanema - Frank Sinatra

Thursday, May 31, 2012

"Garota de Ipanema" ("The Girl from Ipanema") is a well-known bossa nova song, a worldwide hit in the mid-1960s that won a Grammy for Record of the Year in 1965. It was written in 1962, with music by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Portuguese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes. English lyrics were written later by Norman Gimbel.[1]
The first commercial recording was in 1962, by Pery Ribeiro. The version performed by Astrud Gilberto, along with João Gilberto and Stan Getz, from the 1964 album Getz/Gilberto, became an international hit, reaching number five in the United States pop chart, number 29 in the United Kingdom, and charting highly throughout the world. Numerous recordings have been used in films, sometimes as an elevator music cliché
Wikipedia source

Judy Garland Little Biography

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Judy Garland was born Frances Ethel Gumm on June 10, 1922, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, and immediately nicknamed "Baby." Her father managed the town movie theatre; her mother accompanied silent films on the piano. Both parents performed, as did Baby's two older sisters, and she joined the family act on December 26, 1924, in a song-and-dance routine with her sisters and her own solo, a scheduled one-chorus arrangement of "Jingle Bells." To the delight of the audience, Baby refused to leave the stage and went into reprise after reprise of the latter number; her grandmother finally had to walk on from the wings and carry the child offstage as she protested, "I wanna sing some more!"
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Trailer - The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962)

Friday, April 27, 2012


The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962)

Three goofy druggists travel back to Ancient Greece on a milquetoast inventor's time machine.  

video

 

 

Trailer - The Three Stooges in Orbit (1962)

Trailer - The Three Stooges in Orbit (1962) 

The Stooges must battle alien spies to safeguard a goofy scientist's revolutionary new vehicle.  

video



Trailer - Time Out For Rhythm

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Trailer - Time Out For Rhythm (1941)

Storyline

Kitty Brown, the maid of Frances Lewis, a nightclub star, gets after Frances' fiance forbids her to apear in the club, a Hollywood contract.

video

Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters (1944)

Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters (1944)

There'll Be a Hot Time in the Town of Berlin

 

 

Blast2thepast.com

Monday, April 23, 2012

Yes. It has been officially done. Blast to the Past now has a domain name. www.blast2thepast.com. Thanks to the growing popularity of this blog it upgraded to a full blown website. Nothing much will change as far as presentation but at least we know the past is being remembered. The blog will remain a blog. Bookmark this URL. Thanks again.

Thanks again for your support.

Bing Crosby - San Fernando Valley

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bing Crosby - San Fernando Valley 

 

Lyrics


Oh, I'm packin' my grip and I'm leavin' today
'Cause I'm takin' a trip, California way
I'm gonna settle down and never more roam
And make the San Fernando Valley my home

I'll forget my sins, yes, yes, I'll be makin' new friends
Where the West begins and the sunset ends
'Cause I've decided where yours truly really oughta be
And it's the San Fernando Valley for me

I think that I'm safe in statin', she will be waitin'
When my lonely journey is done
And kindly old Reverend Thomas made us a promise
He will make the two of us one

So, I'm hittin' the trail to the cow country
You can forward my mail, care of R.F.D.
I'm gonna settle down and never more roam
And make the San Fernando Valley my home

I think that I'm safe in statin', she's gonna be waitin'
When my lonely journey is done
And kindly old Reverend Thomas made us a promise
He will make the two of us one

So, I'm hittin' the trail to the cow country
You can forward my mail, care of R.F.D.
I'm gonna settle down and never more roam
And make the San Fernando Valley my home

And make the San Fernando Valley my home
And make the San Fernando Valley my home

81 Episodes of Ozzie and Harriot

Friday, April 6, 2012

Ozzie and Harriot - 81 episodes of Old Time Radio

A contribution from the "Internet Archive."

490 mb of mp3s - A great collection

(81 Episodes)

"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" situation comedy has many reused scripts and actual repeat shows.

What is here, is in chronological order according to times they aired.


Dion and the Belmonts

Friday, March 23, 2012

Dion and the Belmonts -

A great singing group from the 1950s. Here is some History about them directly from Wikipedia:

After an unsuccessful first single, the group was signed to Laurie Records. Their breakthrough came when "I Wonder Why" reached No. 22 on the Billboard Top 100 chart, and the group appeared for the first time on American Bandstand. They followed it up with the ballads "No One Knows" (No. 19) and "Don’t Pity Me" (No. 40).
This success won Dion and the Belmonts their first major tour in late 1958, with The Coasters, Buddy Holly and Bobby Darin, and this was followed by the "Winter Dance Party" tour with Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. On 2 February 1959, after playing at the Surf Ballroom, Dion decided that he could not afford the $36 cost of a flight to the next venue. The plane crashed; Holly, Valens, The Big Bopper, and the pilot were killed on 3 February 1959, shortly after midnight. However, the tour continued, with Jimmy Clanton and Bobby Vee being added to the bill as replacements.[citation needed]
In March 1959, Dion and the Belmonts’ next single, "A Teenager in Love", was released, reaching No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 28 in the UK Singles Chart, and this was followed by an album, Presenting Dion and the Belmonts. Their biggest hit, "Where or When", was released in November 1959, and reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In early 1960, Dion checked into a hospital for heroin addiction, a problem he had had since his mid-teens. Other singles released for the group that year were less successful. In addition, there were musical and financial disputes between Dion and members of the Belmonts. In October 1960, Dion decided to quit for a solo career with a new backing group, The Del-Satins, reaching the top of the charts with songs "The Wanderer", "Runaround Sue" and "Ruby Baby". On later reissues these songs would often be erroneously attributed to Dion and the Belmonts. The Belmonts also continued to release records, but with less success.
Dion and the Belmonts reunited in 1966 for the unsuccessful album Together Again on ABC Records, and again in 1972 for a one-off show at Madison Square Garden, recorded and released as a live album.
In 1968, as a single act, Dion recorded "Abraham, Martin and John" written by Dick Holler. It is a tribute to the memories of icons of social change, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. It was written as a response to the assassinations of King and the younger Kennedy in April and June of 1968.
In 2000, Dion and the Belmonts were inducted in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

Here is one of my favorites, enjoy!

Remember Cole Porter

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

One of the many Legends of Songwriting - Cole Porter was a genius songwriter.
 (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964)

He was known for that famous song, "Anything Goes." Much of the music he had written were done by other performers. He had much of his music in film from the 1930s to the 1950s. We all know that song by Frank Sinatra called, "I've Got You Under my Skin." This was also written by Cole Porter. Broadway musicals was the creative universe of Cole Porter. Here is a link to his Biography on Wikipedia.

Here is a reminder of Cole Porter. Here is one of his works called, :" You're the Top"

Remember the Scarecrow

Sunday, March 11, 2012

We are all familiar with the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz. But do we know the actor's name? Well you do now. His name was Ray Bolger. You can visit this link for full details of his life. As an entertainer, he began the first part of his life in Broadway. He was also a dancer. He then entered film and television. 1954-55 he had his own television show on ABC. He later on would appear off and on in television. Check out his filmography to see the earlier films. He had a very unique original dancing style. A true talent.
(January 10, 1904 – January 15, 1987)

FYI - Glenn Miller Movies

Saturday, January 14, 2012

If you are a fan of the "Glenn Miller Orchestra." They made two movies. 1941- "Sun Valley Serenade" and 1942 - "Orchestra Wives." A third movie was planned to be filmed but never went into production due to Glenn Miller going into the U.S. Army. Both of the movies that were released were produced by Twentieth Century Fox. They are Fox Classics films that can be found at Amazon.com:

Orchestra Wives (DVD) - Sun Valley Serenade(VHS)

These links could change over time. So you can always do a new search in Amazon if they do not show up. Since I am a big "Glenn Miller Orchestra" fan, I wanted to share this information with you.