Showing posts from February, 2015

Never Rain on Her Parade

She is a most talented American singer, songwriter, actress and filmmaker and no one would dare rain on her parade. I’m referring to Barbara Joan Streisand. She has won lots of different awards among are eight Grammy’s.
First number one hit “People” in 1964

“Don’t Rain of My Parade” 
“The Way We Were”



The Golden Voice of Judy

She came into this world as Frances Ethel Gumm but became known to her many fans as Judy Garland. She was an American actress, singer and vaudevillian. She had an incredible voice and when you watched her perform in musicals you were ready to sing and dance along. Of course she will always be remembered for her role of Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz”. Some of her recordings have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

“Over the Rainbow”

“Zing Went the Strings of My Heart”

“When You’re Smiling”

Finally I had to include this recording of Judy Garland singing the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”
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The Hits Just Kept Coming

Yes, for this very talented American pop/rock singer, pianist and composer the hits just kept coming. I’m referring to Neil Sedaka and if you are not sure of who he is I am sure you have heard his fantastic songs. His career began in 1957 and over the years he sold millions of records and wrote or co-wrote more than 500 songs for himself and other singers. He still records and performs today.
The first song that got him on the Billboard charts was “The Diary”
His next hit was “Oh, Carol”

Then came a string of hits in the 60s among them
“You Mean Everything to Me”

“Breaking Up Is Hard to Do”

He made a comeback in the 70s with “Laughter in the Rain”

The Party’s Over

For this lovely and talented singer Leslie Gore the party really is over. It was sad to learn that she joined the rock and roll band in the sky on February 16th 2015 at the age of 68. She was a popular American singer, songwriter, actress and activist. Her first hit was in 1963 when she was just 16. This song sold more than a million copies and was awarded a gold disc.
“It’s My Party”
Other hits followed like
“Judy’s Turn to Cry”
“You Don’t Own Me”

“Maybe I Know”

“Look of Love”
Leslie you will be missed but your songs make you immortal. She even sang a song about angels.
“Better Angels”

Connie Francis

She came into this world as Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero but to her many fans she is known as Connie Francis She is an American pop singer and one of the most successful female vocalists in the late 50s and early 60s. She has lots of popular songs which are known worldwide and she is still performing today.
Her first number one hit was “Who’s Sorry Know?”
Among her most popular songs are:
“My Happiness”
“Among My Souvenirs”

“Breakin’ In a Brand New Broken Heart”
“My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own”

She also made recordings in different languages and from those recordings one of my favorites is
“Al Di La”
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A Valentine From Me to You

Couldn’t have Valentine’s Day without posting a special post of my all time favorite love songs. Hope you all enjoy and may your day be filled with love. 
“I’ve Just Seen a Face”

“Look Out Here Comes Tomorrow”
“Love Me Tender”
“Just the Way You Are”
"Baby I Miss You"

Happy Valentine's Day!

This is My Song

This lovely and talented singer Petula Sally Olwen Clark is an English singer, composer and actress whose career stretches over seven decades. She has many memorable hitsand has sold over 68 million records.
One of her first big hits in the U.K. in the 50s was “With All My Heart”

The hit that made her internationally famous was “Downtown”
“I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love”

“This is My Song”
“Kiss Me Goodbye”

“My Love”
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The Golden Voice of Nana Mouskouri

reeks Wondering how to make the start of your week shine I chose the golden voice of Nana Mouskouri who is a Greek singer that has sold over 300 million records. She sings in many different languages and her songs really speak to the heart. At the age of 12 she would listen to singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Frank Sinatra on the radio. 
“Try to Remember”

“Even Now”
“White Rose of Athens”

“Roses Love Sunshine”

“A Place in My Heart”
“Song for Liberty”

Muddy Waters

He came into this world as McKinley Morganfield but was better known by his stage name Muddy Waters. He was an American blues musician and considered to be the “father of modern Chicago blues”. 
“I’ve Got My Mojo Working”

“Baby Please Don’t Go”

“Rollin’ Stone”
“Trouble No More”

“Rock Me”
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The Queen of Jazz

Ella Fitzgerald was referred to as the First Lady of Song, the Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was an American jazz vocalist and as amazing as it may seem her vocal range spanned three octaves. She is particularly known for her tone purity, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation and especially for her scat singing. She made her singing debut at the age of 17 at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City singing “Judy” and “The Object of My Affection”. Fitzgerald had a musical career of more than 60 years and in this time she sold 40 million copies of her albums, won 13 Grammy Awards and was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George H.W. Bush.
She gained public awareness with the song “A Tisket, A Tasket”
Giving her recognition as a jazz vocalist was the song “Oh, Lady Be Good!”
Among her most popular songs were:
“Goodnight My Love”

“Dream a Little Dream of Me”
“Lullaby of Birdland”

“I Got Rh…