Category 1933

Musical Films Of 1933

Musical Films Of 1933

Musical Films Of 1933

I’m not much into music  and I’m not much into musical films of 1933, but I am into music and into films in the 1933, but not as my website is labeled for or what I want. The list of movies on this blog, is only for knowing what was made then, but that’s all what I’ll be doing about it. Any musical film that I like, I’ll be typing about, however if I have no interests in them, then what’s the point in digging into the background of it. Check on the next year, of 1934, and maybe I’ll find something a musical film that I like, until then, here’s my list of musical moves of 1933 !!!

Musical films
* 42nd Street, starring Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler, Una Merkel, Ginger Rogers and Dick Powell
* Adorable, starring Janet Gayno...

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The Talented Jumpin’ Gene Simmons

The Talented Jumpin’ Gene Simmons

Jumpin’ Gene Simmons

Jumpin’ Gene Simmons (July 10, 1933 – August 29, 2006) was an American rockabilly singer and songwriter, best known for his 1964 novelty single “Haunted House”.

Jumpin’ Gene Simmons
Birth name Morris Eugene Simmons
Born July 10, 1933
Itawamba County, Mississippi, United States
Origin Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Died August 29, 2006 (aged 73)
Genres Rock and roll, pop, rockabilly
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1958–2006

Biography

He was born Morris Eugene Simmons in Itawamba County, Mississippi, and began his recording career with Sun Records in 1958 while performing as an opening act for former labelmate Elvis Presley...

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The Talented Lena Horne Part One

The Talented Lena Horne Part One

Lena Horne
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American jazz and pop music singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Horne’s career spanned over 70 years appearing in film, television, and theater. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of 16 and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the 1943 films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather. Because of the Red Scare and her political activism, Horne found herself blacklisted and unable to get work in Hollywood.
Lena Horne

Publicity photo of Horne for her stage show Nine O’Clock Revue, 1961
Born
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne
June 30, 1917
Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York...

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James Brown Born: May 3,1933-Died: December 25,2005 Part Ten

James Brown Born: May 3,1933-Died: December 25,2005 Part Ten

Filmography

* The T.A.M.I. Show (1964) (concert film)- with The Famous Flames
* Ski Party (1965)- with The Famous Flames
* James Brown: Man to Man (1968) (concert film)
* The Phynx (1970)
* Black Caesar (1973) (soundtrack only)
* Slaughter’s Big Ripoff (1974) (soundtrack only)
* Adiós Amigo (1976)
* The Blues Brothers (1980)
* Doctor Detroit (1983)
* Rocky IV (1985)
* James Brown: Live in East Berlin (1989)
* The Simpsons (1993)
* When We Were Kings (1996) (documentary)
* Soulmates (1997)
* Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
* Holy Man (1998)
* portrayed by Carlton Smith in Liberty Heights (1999)
* Undercover Brother (2002)
* The Tuxedo (2002)
* The Hire: Beat The Devil (2002) (short film)
* Sesame Street (1999–2009)
* Paper Chasers (...

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James Brown Born: May 3,1933-Died: December 25,2005 Part Nine

James Brown Born: May 3,1933-Died: December 25,2005 Part Nine

Legacy

A mural of James Brown, titled “Mr. Dynamite”, in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio where he produced some of his earliest hits for King Records
James Brown received a variety of awards and honors throughout his lifetime and after his death. At one city, fans voted to honor Brown by naming a bridge after the entertainer. In 1993 the City Council of Steamboat Springs, Colorado conducted a poll of its residents to choose a new name for the bridge that crossed the Yampa River on Shield Drive. The winning name with 7,717 votes was “James Brown Soul Center of the Universe Bridge”. The bridge was officially dedicated in September 1993, and James Brown appeared at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the event...

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James Brown Born: May 3,1933-Died: December 25,2005 Part Eight

James Brown Born: May 3,1933-Died: December 25,2005 Part Eight

Personal life

At the end of his life, James Brown lived in a riverfront home in Beech Island, South Carolina, directly across the Savannah River from Augusta, Georgia. Brown had diabetes that went undiagnosed for years, according to his longtime manager Charles Bobbit. In 2004, Brown was successfully treated for prostate cancer. Regardless of his health, Brown maintained his reputation as the “hardest working man in show business” by keeping up with his grueling performance schedule.

Marriages and children

Brown was married four times. His first marriage was to Velma Warren in 1953...

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James Brown Born: May 3,1933-Died: December 25,2005 Part Seven

James Brown Born: May 3,1933-Died: December 25,2005 Part Seven

Civil rights and self-reliance

Though Brown performed at benefit rallies for civil rights organizations in the mid-1960s, Brown often shied away from discussing civil rights in his songs. In 1968, in response to a growing urge of anti-war advocacy during the Vietnam War, Brown recorded the song, “America Is My Home”. In the song, Brown performed a rap, advocating patriotism and exhorting listeners to “stop pitying yoursel[ves] and get up and fight.” At the time of the song’s release, Brown had been participating in performing for troops stationed in Vietnam. A day after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Brown gave out a televised concert at the Boston Garden to calm concerned Boston relatives...

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James Brown Born: May 3,1933-Died: December 25,2005 Part Six

James Brown Born: May 3,1933-Died: December 25,2005 Part Six

Concert introduction

Before James Brown appeared on stage, his personal MC gave him an elaborate introduction accompanied by drumrolls, as the MC worked in Brown’s various sobriquets along with the names of many of his hit songs. The introduction by Fats Gonder, captured on Brown’s 1963 album Live at the Apollo album, is a representative example:
So now ladies and gentlemen it is star time, are you ready for star time? Thank you and thank you very kindly...

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James Brown Born: May 3,1933-Died: December 25,2005 Part Five

James Brown Born: May 3,1933-Died: December 25,2005 Part Five

Memorial services

Public memorial at the Apollo Theater in Harlem

Public funeral in Augusta, Georgia, with Michael Jackson attending
After Brown’s death, Brown’s relatives, a host of celebrities and thousands of fans attended public memorial services at the Apollo Theater in New York on December 28, 2006, and at the James Brown Arena on December 30, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. A separate, private memorial service was also held in North Augusta, South Carolina on December 29, 2006, which was attended by Brown’s family . Celebrities who attended Brown’s public and/or private memorial services included Michael Jackson, Jimmy Cliff, Joe Frazier, Buddy Guy, Ice Cube, Ludacris, Dr...

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The Life And Times Of Lou Rawls Part Three

The Life And Times Of Lou Rawls Part Three

Personal life

Lou Rawls’s tomb at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
On December 19, 2005, the Associated Press reported that Rawls tried to annul his two-year marriage to Nina Inman, who had been acting as his business manager, after it was discovered she had made unauthorized transfers amounting to nearly $350,000 from his bank account into an account solely controlled by her. She later stated that she had transferred the funds to protect them from one of Rawls’ daughters from a previous relationship.
In December 2005, it was announced that Rawls was being treated for cancer in both his lungs and brain...

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