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Life Times Of B.B. King Part Six

Life Times Of B.B. King Part Six

Life Times Of B.B. King Part Six

Life Times Of B.B. King Part Six

I’m glad to know that I was a fan of B.B. King before he died typed about him, instead of someone took his life story together just for his job and nothing else. In Life Times Of B.B. King Part Six, is only awards and achievements, but also for an excuse to have another of my albums on. It’s not surprising that I have so many, because he’s that great to continually buy more, and find ways to upload more of them. I hope you enjoy Life Times Of B.B. King Part Six, I just wish I could have continue with more.

life And Times Of B.B. King Part Six

Life And Times Of B.B. King Part Six

Awards And Acknowledgments

1971

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

“The Thrill Is Gone”

Won

1981

Best R&B Instrumental Performance

“When I’m Wrong”

Nominated

1982

Best Ethnic or Traditiona...

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Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here is Allan Sherman Part Five

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here is Allan Sherman Part Five

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Five

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Five

The worst part of these biographical blogs is the ending of a friend. No I never met Allan Sherman, but I played My Son The Folk Singer, over and over again, until I know all the words. When I was still in middle school, I misspelled Mother to Muddah and ‘m not Jewish. I’m not sure if you ever heard of Allan Sherman, nor want to,, but in this blog, Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here is Allan Sherman Part Five, you will have to, for this is who I’m typing about. Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here is Allan Sherman Part Five, will be the last of these Parts, but I have plenty of albums, just ready to be uploaded...

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Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Four

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here is Allan Sherman Part Four

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Four

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Four

Decline

Sherman’s career success was short-lived: after peaking in 1963, his popularity declined rather quickly. After the assassination of John F. Kennedy, impersonator Vaughn Meader vowed to never again do a Kennedy impression, and perhaps because of this ominous shadow – Meader was a very popular parody impressionist of the day – and the resulting reluctance to book such acts, the public saw less of Sherman’s type of comedy. Beginning in 1964, Sherman was among many American acts whose sales were affected badly by the British Invasion (which, in fair measure, Sherman skewered in the song “Pop Hates the Beatles”, a spoof of “Pop! Goes the Weasel”).

By 1965,...

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Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Three

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Three

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Three

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Three

A Top 40 hit

One track from My Son, the Nut, a spoof of summer camp entitled “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh”, became a surprise novelty hit, reaching No. 2 on the national Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks in late summer 1963. The lyrics were sung to the tune of one segment of Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours, familiar to the public because of its use in the Walt Disney film Fantasia. That December, Sherman’s “The Twelve Gifts of Christmas” single appeared on Billboard’s separate Christmas chart. Sherman had one other Top 40 hit, a 1965 take-off on the Petula Clark hit “Downtown” called “Crazy Downtown”, which spent one week at #40...

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Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Two

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Two

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Two

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Two

So far, Allan Sherman is my favorite performer who was born in the 1920’s. He makes me laugh and I need that in my life right now and he fills that need. I’m already to do my blog entitled Hello Buddah Hello Fadduh Here Is Allan Sherman Part Two, and I hope you need a laugh also, for I got a complete album for you to listen to. I’ll be working on my next blog for tomorrow morning, but until then, enjoy the album.

Song parodies

In 1951, Sherman recorded a 78-rpm single with veteran singer Sylvia Froos which contained “A Satchel and a Seck”, parodying “A Bushel and a Peck” from Guys and Dolls, coupled with “Jake’s Song”, parodying “Sam’s Song”, a contemporary hi...

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Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here’s Allan Sherman Part One

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here’s Allan Sherman Part One

Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, Here's Allan Sherman Part One

Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here’s Allan Sherman Part One

Allasn Sherman was one of my favorites performers, and I played,my mom’s vinyl LP, of My Son, The Fork Singer, over and over again, I guess that’s when we saw eye to eye, but then, I always like the unusual, and that was what, I like. As you may notices, that this blog, Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh Here’s Allan Sherman Part One title is different than the others, well I’m trying something new some of my blogs. Speaking of blogs, in my blog of Birth And Death Of 1924, I mention I like three performers, well two of them weren’t what I thought they were, so I’m not doing the other two...

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The Life And Times Of Count Basie Part Three

The Life And Times Of Count Basie Part Three

Post-war and later years

The big band era appeared to have ended after the war, and Basie disbanded the group. For a while, he performed in combos, sometimes stretched to an orchestra. In 1950, he headlined the Universal-International short film “Sugar Chile” Robinson, Billie Holiday, Count Basie and His Sextet. He reformed his group as a 16-piece orchestra in 1952. Basie credits Billy Eckstine, a top male vocalist of the time, for prompting his return to Big Band. He said that Norman Granz got them into the Birdland club and promoted the new band through recordings on the Mercury, Clef, and Verve labels. The jukebox era had begun, and Basie shared the exposure along with early rock’n’roll and rhythm and blues artists...

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The Life And Times Of Count Basie Part Two

The Life And Times Of Count Basie Part Two

John Hammond and first recordings


Basie and band, with vocalist Ethel Waters, from the film Stage Door Canteen (1943)
At the end of 1936, Basie and his band, now billed as “Count Basie and His Barons of Rhythm,” moved from Kansas City to Chicago, where they honed their repertoire at a long engagement at the Grand Terrace Ballroom. Right from the start, Basie’s band was noted for its rhythm section. Another Basie innovation was the use of two tenor saxophone players; at the time, most bands had just one. When Young complained of Herschel Evans’ vibrato, Basie placed them on either side of the alto players, and soon had the tenor players engaged in “duels”. Many other bands later adapted the split tenor arrangement.
In that city in October 1936, th...

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The Life And Times Of Count Basie Part One

The Life And Times Of Count Basie Part One

Count Basie

William James “Count” Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens. Dropping out of school, he learned to operate lights for vaudeville and to improvise accompaniment for silent films at a local movie theater in his home town of Red Bank, New Jersey. By age 16, he increasingly played jazz piano at parties, resorts and other venues. In 1924, he went to Harlem, where his performing career expanded; he toured with groups to the major jazz cities of Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City. In 1929 he joined Bennie Moten’s band in Kansas City, and played with them until Moten’s death in 1935.

Count Bas...

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Birth And Death Of 1924 In Music

Birth And Death Of 1924 In Music

Birth And Death Of 1924 In Music

Birth And Death Of 1924 In Music

It’ a new year, for me, which means theirs new performers and singers to chose from. In this blog I entitled, Birth And Death Of 1924 In Music, I see two performers and one singer,that I like, which means vacation is over, because I got work to do. I know know I’m going to do a great job, because I already downloaded the albums to my website.

Births

January 3 – Nell Rankin, operatic mezzo-soprano (d. 2005)
January 6 – Earl Scruggs, banjo player (d. 2012)
January 8 – Ron Moody, star of Oliver! (d. 2015)
January 10 – Max Roach, jazz drummer (d. 2007)
January 11
Don Cherry, singer
Slim Harpo, jazz musician (d. 1970)
January 16 – Achille Togliani, singer and actor (d. 1995)
January 20 – Slim Whitman, country musician...

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