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Babar the King

Jean de Brunhoff introduced Babar the Elephant to the world in1931…though some credit belongs to his wife and children.

March 18, 2021
Mambo Italiano

Wait…they banned what?

March 18, 2021
Luck Be A Lady

Okay, so you probably know Sinatra’s version better. Frankie was even considered for Marlon’s Sky Masterson role, but studio execs wanted Brando’s box-office appeal front and center. As you can hear…well, he was no Sinatra. But he was aware of his own shortcomings… he even claimed that sound engineers fudged the results, dicing and splicing ...

March 16, 2021
Arthur Murray…Taught Me Dancing…

…In a hurry!

March 15, 2021
El Relicario

The dashing Rudolph Valentino certainly had the right look for silent films. The problem was, he had the right singing voice for them as well.

March 12, 2021
Everything Melba

Dame Nellie Melba’s Farewell speech, recorded at Covent Garden in 1926. Plus…dessert!

March 11, 2021

Victor Young and his Singing Strings

March 10, 2021
Jump For Joy!

How did Duke Ellington do “his piece” for the Civil Rights movement?

March 9, 2021
Honey in the Rock

The Carter Family’s rendition of “Honey in the Rock”, a Coral Record from 1949.

March 5, 2021
In the Still of the Night

Nighttime is often the right time for thoughtful reflection..especially when one is on guard duty in the Army.

March 4, 2021