Music That Swings category archive
I must say, Gracie Fields reminds me of one of my favorite fictional detectives.
If you like mysteries, get to know her. Her author, Kerry Greenwood, makes words dance.
When I was a young ‘un, I had the pleasure of watching the Mills Brothers cohost the old Mike Douglas Show. They were truly something special.
One of the unique features of that show was that cohost(s) cohosted for a week. When Frankie Laine, who wore glasses with heavy black frames, was the cohost, he wore a different pair of glasses each day; one pair featured little windshield wipers (he replaced them quickly after demonstrating the wipers).
At a recent Virginia Symphony Orchestra concert we attended, the VSO closed with the complete Bolero, which is about 15 minutes long.
They nailed it.
I discovered that, for all practical purposes, “bolero” is another word for rumba.