My dad used to sing this to us when we were little, and later to my nieces and nephews. He did it with similar verve and drama. So great!
Sinatra, Bing, Louis Armstrong and Peggy Lee. No date on it, but I’m guessing circa 1959-1960 (judging from Frank’s hair).
Another clip for NKC’s 100th birthday – Cole and a young Billy Preston singing “Blueberry Hill.” Amazing!
He would have been 100 today. What a voice – what a talent. I always remember my father pontificating on the great (non-operatic) voices of the 20th century – Sinatra, Vic Damone and Nat King Cole. This song is one of my favourites.
A beautiful version of my favourite part of Handel’s Messiah. Perfect diction, powerful emotion. I only wish she had a larger audience.
Maybe the humourless, joyless wonders that I wrote about in the previous post will approve of this version: Betty Garrett and Red Skelton, with Betty totally empowered.
This is beautiful.
Marty Balin died. My regular readers know the contempt in which I hold hippies, but I can forgive certain hippies a lot if they write and sing songs like this. Marty Balin, Signe Anderson and Paul Kantner are all singing on this track – and all three of them are gone. RIP.