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Significant Songs (76)


Even when I was very young, I always loved this song. Written and performed by Hoagy Carmichael, as long ago as 1927, his relaxed vocals (and great lyrics from Mitchell Parish) drew me in to the world of this accomplished crooner. 134 more words

Nostalgia And Reflections

We Are Stardust

The latest news from deep space is that scientists believe the explosion of a supernova at the center of our galaxy generated enough cosmic dust to make everything on Earth 7,000 times over… 250 more words


What's Your Name? (part two)

The song that gives this post and the previous post their name played a part in my musical life. “What’s Your Name?” was a hit recorded by Don and Juan. 1,037 more words

Popular Music History

Georgia On My Mind - Willie Nelson

Chart Position: NR

  • Won Grammy awards for best male vocal performance and best contemporary song
  • Written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gortell
  • Originally recorded by Hoagy Carmichael and his Orchestra (1930)
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1978 July Singles

Happy 111th Birthday, Jimmy Dorsey! (2/29/1904)

Happy 111th Birthday, Jimmy Dorsey! (2/29/1904). Dorsey was a leap year baby, so really its Feb 29th. Dorsey recorded alto sax on “One Night in Havana” with Hoagy Carmichael on 10/28/127 in Richmond. 25 more words


It Happened in Hawaii

Mickey McMickle, Johnny Best, Zeke Zarchy, Billy May (tp); Glenn Miller, Paul Tanner, Jimmy Priddy, Frank D’Annolfo (tb); Skip Martin, Wilbur Schwartz, Ernie Caceres, Tex Beneke, Al Klink (reeds); Chummy MacGregor (p); Bobby Hackett (g & cornet); Doc Goldberg (b); Maurice Purtill (d); Marion Hutton, Ray Eberle, Tex Beneke, The Modernaires (vcl); Bill Finegan, Jerry Gray, Billy May (arr). 830 more words

Glenn Miller

Day 770: Am I blue?

Am I blue?

I have some reasons to be blue, this morning:

  1. More white-and-sometimes-blue snow is piling up around here, in Boston USA.
  2. Mary — whom I was looking forward to seeing, after her return from  a two-week vacation — won’t be coming in today to the hospital where we work together.
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Personal Growth