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Musical Films Of 1927

Musical Films Of 1927

Musical Films Of 1927

Musical Films Of 1927

The Jazz Singer released October 6, starring Al Jolson.

Musical Films Of 1927 has only one musical movie and that is The Jazz Singer, in fact it’s the very first talkie and since I’m typing you about it, it’s also the first musical move. In 1927, only one film was a musical, and that’s The Jazz Singer. From the beginning of the movie industry, 1927 was the first year that had music in it which is still talked about today. It’s still a silent movie, so I’m sure you might not want to read the subtitles, but then I watch foreign movies so silent movies is just the same. The story is dated and it moves slow, but I still had to buy the album, because this website will have an album on each blog I do...

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Life Times Career Bing Crosby Part Four

Life Times Career Bing Crosby Part Four

Success as a solo singer

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It’s been awhile,and i know it doesn’t matter to you, I thought I take a break from my website and try to put something new as I told you before. I’m updating my blog with my iTunes songs and I hope you don’t mind the complete album, something no other website has done. It’s the reason for doing my website in the first place. I know that those with Androids don’t have the ability to play music and I’m sure you want to hear some music Bing Crosby in The Life Times Career Bing Crosby Part Four.(only joking about an Android).

On September 2, 1931, Bing Crosby made his solo radio debut. Before the end of the year, he signed with both Brunswick Records and CBS Radio...

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The Talented Patti Page Part One

The Talented Patti Page Part One

Patti Page
Clara Ann Fowler (November 8, 1927 – January 1, 2013), known by her professional name Patti Page, was an American singer of traditional pop music and country music. She was the top-charting female vocalist and best-selling female artist of the 1950s, selling over 100 million records during a six-decade long career. She was often introduced as “the Singin’ Rage, Miss Patti Page”. New York WNEW disc-jockey William B. Williams introduced her as “A Page in my life called Patti”.
Patti Page

Page in the 1950s
Background information
Birth name
Clara Ann Fowler
Born
November 8, 1927
Claremore, Oklahoma, United States
Origin
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Died
January 1, 2013 (aged 85)
Encinitas, California, United States
Genres
Traditional pop, count...

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The Life And Times Of Andy Williams Part Six

The Life And Times Of Andy Williams Part Six

Album reissues

Many of the albums that Williams recorded were originally available in the vinyl LP, 8-track tape, Reel-to-reel, and audio cassette formats but were later reissued on compact disc. With close to 80 minutes of space available on each disc, it was possible to combine two albums on one CD, and most Williams albums have been paired up and reissued in this format, as shown in the collapsed table below:
Reissue CD released
Label
Album one
Year
Album two
Year
1990
Columbia
Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes
1962
Days of Wine and Roses and Other TV Requests
1963
1995
Sony
Can’t Get Used to Losing You and Other Requests
1963
Love, Andy
1967
1999
Sony
Warm and Willing
1962
The Shadow of Your Smile
1966
1999
Collectables
The Academy Awa...

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The Life And Times Andy Williams Part Five

The Life And Times Andy Williams Part Five

The Columbia years

Williams’s move to Columbia Records in 1961 heralded the start of a highly successful series of albums produced by Robert Mersey that focused on standards, including many from stage and screen, with some Easy Listening hits of the day eventually becoming part of the formula. One of these projects, 1962’s Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes, became his first album to reach the top 10 on Billboard’s Top LP’s chart and his earliest recording to receive Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America...

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The Life And Times Of Andy Williams Part Four

The Life And Times Of Andy Williams Part Four

Label X and the Cadence years Edit

Williams’s first recordings as a solo artist were done in two sessions for the RCA Victor subsidiary Label X in the mid-1950s. Two songs were recorded at the first session, “Groundhog” and “There Is a Time”, but according to Williams, “Nothing came of this date…. The numbers are still on the shelf.” The four songs from the other session produced two singles: “Why Should I Cry Over You?”/”You Can’t Buy Happiness” and “Now I Know”/”Here Comes That Dream Again”...

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The Life And Times Of Andy Williams Part One

The Life And Times Of Andy Williams Part One

Andy Williams

Howard Andrew Williams (December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012) was an American popular music singer. He recorded 44 albums in his career, 15 of which have been gold-certified and three of which have been platinum-certified. He was also nominated for six Grammy Awards. He hosted The Andy Williams Show, a television variety show, from 1962 to 1971, and numerous TV specials. The Andy Williams Show garnered three Emmy awards. The Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri, is named after the song he is most known for singing—Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini’s “Moon River”. He sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 10.5 million certified units in the United States.
Andy Williams

Williams in 1969
Background information

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The Andrew Sisters Part Two

The Andrew Sisters Part Two

Comeback

Patty and Maxene’s careers experienced a resurgence when Bette Midler covered “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” in 1973. The next year, the pair debuted on Broadway in the Sherman Brothers’ nostalgic World War II musical: Over Here! which premiered at the Shubert Theatre to rave reviews. This was a follow-up to Patty’s success in Victory Canteen, a 1971 California revue. Over Here! starred Maxene and Patty (with Janie Sell filling in for LaVerne and winning a Tony Award for her performance) and was written with both sisters in mind for the leads. It launched the careers of many now notable theater, film, and television stars, including John Travolta, Marilu Henner, Treat Williams and Ann Reinking...

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The Andrew Sisters Part One

The Andrew Sisters Part One

The Andrews Sisters

The Andrews Sisters were an American close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras. The group consisted of three sisters: contralto LaVerne Sophia (July 6, 1911 – May 8, 1967), soprano Maxene Angelyn (January 3, 1916 – October 21, 1995), and mezzo-soprano Patricia Marie “Patty” (February 16, 1918 – January 30, 2013). Throughout their long career, the sisters sold well over 75 million records (the last official count released by MCA Records in the mid-1970s). Their 1941 hit “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” can be considered an early example of rhythm and blues or jump blues.

The Andrews Sisters

From top: LaVerne, Patty, Maxene
Background information
Born
LaVerne: July 6, 1911
Maxene: January 3, 1916
Patty: February 16, 1918

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The Life And Times Of B.B. King Part Two

2006–2014: farewell The Life And Times Of B.B. King Part Two

tour and later activities

In 2006, King went on a “farewell” world tour, although he remained active afterward during the last years of his life. The tour was partly supported by Northern Irish guitarist Gary Moore, with whom King had previously toured and recorded, including the song “Since I Met You Baby”. It started in the United Kingdom, and continued with performances in the Montreux Jazz Festival and in Zürich at the Blues at Sunset. During his show in Montreux at the Stravinski Hall he jammed with Joe Sample, Randy Crawford, David Sanborn, Gladys Knight, Leela James, Andre Beeka, Earl Thomas, Stanley Clarke, John McLaughlin, Barbara Hendricks and George Duke.

King at Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, in May 2007
In June 2006,...

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