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This Oscar-winning song from the film " The Joker is Wild ," is performed by a relaxed Sinatra to another terrific Nelson Riddle arrangement.
Listen to the audio clip at amazon. I also love a hot jazz violin version by Joe Venuti.
In this cantankerous political season, I can think of nothing more triumphant than a full-hearted embrace of the cultural contributions of The Great One, who arose from the blisters of his childhood and even above the bluster of his most famous characters to Leap Up and Declare, with undiluted joy: Listen to audio clips from the work here.
Check it out on YouTube. Check it out in a live version on YouTube and a rare 12" extended mix and dance your way through a wonderful and safe Independence Day. My favorite version remains that of the soulful, heartfelt Brother Ray Charles. Listen to an audio clip here. A happy and a healthy Fourth of July to all.
The film has many of the trappings of contemporary liberalism in terms of its politics and its cast of characters, and it served as an inspiration to writer Aaron Sorkinwho launched the equally idealistic liberalism of the brilliant TV series " The West Wing ," which began in But it is not the politics that interest me here.
This is a film with a lot of heart, plenty of laughs, and much poignancy. Our love was born with our first embrace. And a page was torn out of time and space. Today just happens to be the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridgestill the longest suspension bridge in the United States.
I remember being overwhelmed by its majesty from the time when E. Oh, and listen to a clip of this pretty song at amazon. For those who are " starving for stars ," as my colleague David Hinckley puts it, those were the days.
The film was made even more famous by references to it in the film, " Sleepless in Seattle ". Ironically, another great love of mine, The Empire State Buildingfigures prominently in the plot.
Seductive and sexually charged, this track was also recorded by the great Dukefeaturing his cornet player Ray Nance who could also play a mean jazz violin. I never saw the original Michael Bennett production, but I was enthralled with the performance of this track, sung with Tony -winning gusto, by Jennifer Holliday.
The movie versionwith an all-star castopens for an exclusive engagement at the Ziegfeld Theater in Manhattan, before its nationwide debut on Christmas day. In the film musical, another "J.
Listen to audio clips of the powerhouse Jennifer Holliday version and check out her televised performance at the Tony Awards, courtesy of You Tube and the new Jennifer Hudson version as well clips at those links.
Directed by Norman Jewisonthis film is a cynical look at our judicial system there are fewer ways to look at the structural deformities that often pass for "justice," and this motion picture captures it with touches of satire and tragedy.
Check the scene out on YouTube. The film opens with an instrumental " Main Title " version [YouTube link] of the closing credits song; it features the unmistakably fine sax work and sound of Tom Scott.
The most famous version of this song was recorded by the Benny Goodman Big Band, featuring the sweet vocals of Martha Tilton and a rousing trumpet solo by Elman. In celebration of the centennial of the birth of the Great Mercertake a look at this YouTube moment of this terrific song.
Spencer and the lyrics of Everett Sloane. He passed away yesterday at the age of This theme and the famous TV show for which it was written have become part of Americanasomething all the more noteworthy on this Day of Independence.
Check out the main theme on YouTube and Andy himself singing it. But as my colleague David Hinckley recalls: Though it was one of an armful of hits from the album, " Bad ," it actually made an Epcot debut as part of a 3D short film" Captain Eo ," starring Jackson and Angelica Houstonand directed by Francis Ford Coppola.On this day in music, provides information on musicians who where born on this day, like recordings, gigs, deaths, chart positions and significant events on this day.
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William Alexander "Alex" Chilton (December 28, – March 17, ) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, best known as the lead singer of The Box Tops and Big Star. Chilton's early commercial success in the s as a teen vocalist for The Box Tops was never repeated in later years with Big Star and in his .
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This was originally recorded in a blues style by Big Mama Thornton in Her version was a #1 R&B hit and by far her biggest success. Like many blues musicians, she never made much money, but was a big influence on many singers who did.