Bobby Darin Part Two

Bobby Darin Part Two

Bobby Darin Part Two

I like looking back at my blogs and see what I left off, and see that iTunes has an album for me to upload. Well I have a new album attached to this blog, Bobby Darin Part Two, please enjoy.

Acting Career

Deadeye and Darin in a 1965 Red Skelton Show skit

In the fall of 1959, Darin played Honeyboy Jones in an early episode of Jackie Cooper‘s CBS military sitcom/drama, Hennesey set in San Diego, California. In 1960, he appeared twice as himself in NBC‘s short-lived crime drama Dan Ravenstarring Skip Homeier and set on the Sunset Strip of West Hollywood. In the same year, he was the only actor ever to have been signed to five major Hollywood film studios. He wrote music for several films in which he appeared.

His first major film, Com...

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Donna Summer Part Four

Donna Summer Part Four

Donna Summer Part Four

I could look at her photo for days, and still couldn’t get enough of her, and this is the forth blog in four days to have Donna Summer Part Four on it.

1986 1989

In 1986, Harold Faltermeyer wrote the title song for a German ski movie called Fire and Ice, and thought Summer would be ideal to sing the song. He decided to reach out to Summer and, although she was not interested in singing the song, she was very much interested in working with Faltermeyer again. After a meeting with David Geffen he was on board with the project. Summer‘s main objective for the album was that it have stronger R&B influences; Faltermeyer who had just finished doing the soundtracks to Top Gun and Fletch, was after a tough FM-oriented soundOn co...

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Ella Fitzgerald Part One

Ella Fitzgerald Part One

Ella Fitzgerald Part One

I can’t believe I missed her, she’s great, and that’s why I’m doing her now, in Ella Fitzgerald Part One. I also found that I have and album, which I bought years before, , so this blog will have that also.

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 June 15, 1996) was an African-American jazz singer sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasingintonation, and a horn-like improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.

Ella Fitzgerald


Fitzgerald in November 1946

Born

Ella Jane Fitzgerald

April 25, 1917

Newport News, Virginia, U.S.

Died

June 15, 1996 (aged 79).

Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

Spouses

Be...

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Donna Summer Part Three

Donna Summer Part Three

Donna Summer Part Three

Whenever I think of the 1970’s, I only think of the good memories I had, and she made it possible to live through it, so I’m honored to to Donna Summer Part Three.

1980 1985

Summer received four nominations for 1980 American Music Awards, and took home awards for Female Pop/Rock and Female Soul/R & B Artist; and well as Pop/Rock single for Bad Girls. Just over a week after the awards, Summer had her own nationally televised special, The Donna Summer Special, which aired on ABC network on January 27, 1980. After the release of the On the Radio album, Summer wanted to branch out into other musical styles, which led to tensions between her and Casablanca Records. Casablanca wanted her to continue to record disco onlySummer wa...

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Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Three

Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Three

I’m happy to do another blog called Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Three.

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Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Three

Goodman c. 1970

Goodman’s Career


While Goodman was a successful session musician, the record producer John Hammond arranged for a series of recordings of jazz sides for Columbia Records from 1933 to 1935, when Goodman signed a recording contract with RCA Victor, during his success on radio. The all-star Columbia sides featured Jack Teagarden, Joe Sullivan, Dick McDonough, Arthur Schutt, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Coleman Hawkins(for one session), the vocalists Jack Teagarden and Mildred Bailey, and the first two recorded vocals by a young Billie Holiday. A number of commercial studio sides were also recorded under Good...

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Donna Summer Part Two

Donna Summer Part Two

Donna Summer Part Two

Disco would not be disco, without her, so it makes great pleaser to give you, Donna Summer Part Two, I hope you like it.

Music Career



1974 1979: Initial Success


Donna Summer Part Two

Summer in recording studio in September 1977

While working as a model part-time and back up singer in Munich, Summer met German-based producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte during a recording session for Three Dog Night at Musicland Studios. The trio forged a working partnership, and Donna was signed to their Oasis label in 1974. A demo tape of Summer‘s work with Moroder and Bellotte led to a deal with the European-distributed label Groovy Records. Due to an error on the record cover, Donna Sommer became Donna Summer; the name stuck. Summer‘s f...

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Benny Bell Shaving Cream

Benny Bell Shaving Cream

Benny Bell on the cover of the LP featuring Shaving Cream

It’s a shame that I didn’t meet him, and ask him to sit, but I’m he would have ignore me, and told me to sit on a pile of Benny Bell Shaving Cream. 


Benny Bell (born Benjamin Samberg or Benjamin Zamberg, March 21, 1906 July 6,1999) was an American singer-songwriter who reached popularity in the 1940s, with a comeback in the 1970s. He is particularly remembered for his risquébut cheerfully optimistic songs.

Career

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Benny Bell was born to an immigrant Jewish family in New York City. His father wanted him to be a rabbi, but after trying various odd jobs including self-employed street peddler, he decided to pursue a career in vaudeville and musicsometimes under the names Benny Bimbo a...

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Donna Summer Part One

Donna Summer Part One

Donna Summer Part One

I was never into Disco, until she came along, so I’m greatly pleased to do Donna Summer Part One.

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 May 17, 2012), widely known by her stage name based on her married name Donna Summer, was an American singersongwriter and actress. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Summer was the first artist in history to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the United States Billboard 200 chart and charted four number-one singles in the US within a 12-month period. Summer has reportedly sold over 130 million records worldwide,making her one of the world‘s best-selling artists of all time. She also charted two number-one sing...

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To Lulu with Love Part Two

To Lulu with Love Part Two

To Lulu with Love Part Two

I’m so happy to do To Lulu with Love Part Two, and searching more for Part Three, that I don’t know what to do with myself.

Television Series

To Lulu with Love Part Two


In the late 1960s, Lulu‘s pop career in the UK thrived and she had severaltelevision series of her own. Her first BBC series aired in 1965 on BBC Two, where she co-hosted Gadzooks! It‘s The In-Crowd, with Alan David, completing the run as solo host under the rebranded Gadzooks! In 1966, she made regular appearances on BBC One‘s Stramash!. After appearing again on BBC Two in 1967 in a successful TVseries that featured music and comedy, Three of a Kind, Lulu was given her own BBC One TV series in 1968, which ran annually until 1975 under various titles  includi...

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Olivia Newton-John Part Two

Olivia Newton-John Part Two

Olivia Newton-John Part Two

Yesterday “I did Part One, so this is Olivia Newton-John Part Two, please enjoy.

Early Success

Newton-John released her first solo album, If Not for You (US No. 158 Pop), in 1971. The title track, written by Bob Dylan and previously recorded by former Beatle George Harrison for his 1970 album All Things Must Pass, was her first international hit (US No. 25 Pop, No. 1 Adult Contemporary ( AC). Her follow-up single, Banks of the Ohio, was a top 10 hit in the UK and Australia.She was voted Best British Female Vocalist two years in a row by the magazine Record Mirror. She made frequent appearances on Cliff Richard‘s weekly show, It‘s Cliff Richard, and starred with him in the telefilm The Case.

In the United States, New...

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