Category Archives: Music

Sunday Jazz Selection

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Ginza Samba, Cal Tjader & Stan Getz Sextet, 1958. Composed by Vince Guaraldi of “Peanuts” fame, he plays piano on the track.

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Showtune Saturday: “Moses Supposes”

Eddie Pensier writes: Not really a showtune, you protest. In fact, “Moses Supposes” was the only song from Singin’ In The Rain that hadn’t been previously used in other MGM musicals. The lyrics, such as they are, are by musical … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “A Little Priest”

Eddie Pensier writes: 25 years after they created the roles of Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett, Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury reunite for a Sondheim tribute concert at the Hollywood Bowl. It goes without saying that they are of a … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “Doin’ What Comes Naturally”

Eddie Pensier writes: An outtake from Annie Get Your Gun (1950), with Judy Garland, before she was fired by MGM and replaced by Betty Hutton. Garland had clashed with original director Busby Berkeley, and retaliated against his perfectionism by showing … Continue reading

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Jane Russell: Singer

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Sunday Jazz Selection

Fenster writes: Hora Decubitus, Charles Mingus

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Showtune Saturday: “So In Love”

Eddie Pensier writes: Hermann Prey, the great Austrian baritone known best for his German lieder interpretations, gives a heartfelt rendition of the standard from Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate. Yes, perhaps his English could be better, but can you doubt … Continue reading

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