Friday, November 4, 2016
Journeys Into Passing: Kay Starr

Passing: Kay Starr

Kay Starr, the self-described hillbilly singer who crisscrossed jazz, country, pop, blues and rock ’n’ roll in the 1950s with hits like “Wheel of Fortune” and“Rock and Roll Waltz,” died on November 3 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94.   ShareFollow

Posted by: Admin November 4, 201611:27 am
Friday, July 3, 2015
Journeys Into Some American Music for the Fourth of July – Selection 9:  “Dear Hearts and Gentle People”

Some American Music for the Fourth of July – Selection 9: “Dear Hearts and Gentle People”

“Dear Hearts and Gentle People” is a popular song published in 1949 with music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Bob Hilliard. They were inspired to write the song based on a scrap of paper with the words “Dear friends and gentle hearts” written on it that was found on the body of Stephen Foster Read Article

Posted by: Admin July 3, 201511:56 am
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Journeys Into Bringing Then to Now

Bringing Then to Now

It’s a headline that I could not thinking about, “A Rebooted “Oklahoma” Brings 1943 Into 2015″. The article was about a Summer Stock production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. The director, Daniel Fish (age 48) had an interesting take on this favorite from a time long before he was born. His “Oklahoma!” — which Read Article

Posted by: Admin June 23, 20158:29 pm
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Journeys Into Don’t Call Him Irresponsible

Don’t Call Him Irresponsible

He wrote the song, but Sammy Cahn was anything but irresponsible. He was a prolific composer, songwriter, lyricist and musician. He is best known for his romantic lyrics to films and Broadway songs, as well as stand-alone songs premiered by recording companies in the Greater Los Angeles Area. He and his collaborators had a series Read Article

Posted by: Admin June 18, 20154:49 pm
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Journeys Into You’re A Grand Old Flag

You’re A Grand Old Flag

It’s Flag Day today (June 14) in the U.S. The date selected to honor the Stars and Stripes commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date; Congress Read Article

Posted by: Admin June 14, 201511:18 am
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Journeys Into Peggy’s Birthdate

Peggy’s Birthdate

Singer Peggy Lee was born on May 26, 1920 in Jamestown, ND. Born as Norma Douglas Egstrom she got her start at a North Dakota radio station, and got her chance to make it big through the Benny Goodman Orchestra. She was banner carrier for the American Popular Tune, but is probably best known for Read Article

Posted by: Admin May 26, 201511:51 pm
Friday, May 1, 2015
Journeys Into Passing: Marty Napoleon, Pianist with Louis Armstrong’s All Stars

Passing: Marty Napoleon, Pianist with Louis Armstrong’s All Stars

Marty Napoleon, a jazz pianist who was often featured with bandleader and trumpeter Louis Armstrong’s All Stars ensemble, died April 27 near his home in Glen Cove, N.Y. He was 93. He is best known by many for having replaced Earl Hines in Louis Armstrong’s All Stars in 1952. In 1946 he worked with Gene Read Article

Posted by: Admin May 1, 20154:30 pm
Friday, May 1, 2015
Journeys Into Passing: Sid Tepper

Passing: Sid Tepper

Songwriter Sid Tepper passed away the other day at age 96. His name might not be familiar to many, but you will recognize the extent of his accomplishments. The headlines first mention that he wrote over 300 songs that were recorded by artists including Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley (45 songs). He also wrote songs Read Article

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