January 20, 2007
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January 18, 2007
"The Great Giorgio singing Fever with his band, The Electric Love Cannolies! Also, Giorgio sings a Carpenters classic and an Italian Lesson from The Love Cannolies. This is from The Giorgio Variety Special done in 2001!"
(via Dartman's World of Wonder)
January 17, 2007
on Rainbow Quest With Pete Seeger (No. 34)
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January 16, 2007
"Swing now with West Coast uber-hipster Troup, writer of "Rt. 66", one-time husband of Julie London and frequent Dragnet guest star, aided by the cute Virginia Maxey and the Page Cavanaugh Trio... great stuff! If you're keeping score, this is a Snader Telescription, not a Soundie."
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January 15, 2007
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January 14, 2007
"Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra, filmed here in 1965, play one of Hampton's most requested pieces "Flying Home"
"Flying Home" had its genesis while Hampton was in the Benny Goodman band. A gig in 1939 required them to fly from Los Angeles to Atlantic City, the first time Hampton had been on a plane. He began whistling a tune while waiting for the plane to taxi. Goodman asked him what it was, and Hampton said, "I don't know. We can call it 'Flying Home,' I guess." (Hampton later confessed that the tune was a way for him to keep his mind off of the upcoming flight.) They played it for the first time with the Goodman Quartet that night and later that year Goodman recorded the first version of the song, featuring a memorable solo from pioneering guitarist Charlie Christian. Hampton liked the song so much that it became his theme once he left Goodman."
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"In 1977 Udo Juergens invited The Supremes to appear as guests on his televised and recorded gala concert. The Supremes (Mary Wilson, Scherrie Payne, and Susaye Green), who were on a brief farewell tour of Europe at the time. performed their own current hit "You Are The Heart of Me""
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