Music That Swings category archive
I may have posted this before, but, darnit, I wanted to listen to it again.
The old Mike Douglas Show would have weekly co-hosts. I remember watching the week that the Mills Brothers served in that role (I think only three of them were still around). I’ve liked their music ever since.
Frankie Laine also co-hosted the Douglas Show one week. By that time, he frequently wore glasses, tending to favor heavy black frames. He wore a different pair of glasses for each show, including a pair with built-in windshield wipers (which he quickly replaced after his entrance).
When my family got our first stereo, a huge floor-standing console, South Pacific was one of the first albums we purchased. If you know the story, you know that one of its undercurrents is a protest against racism. The story points out that, to be a racist, you have to the carefully taught.
As my two or three regular readers have likely figured out by now, I like swing (I also like rock, jazz, classical, ragtime–good music is good music–but there’s something about swing . . . .). The more I hear the Andrews Sisters, the more I realize that they were indeed something special.
“Let’s Say It with Firecrackers” from the 2016 Broadway production of Holiday Inn.
Now that the barbecues and celebrations are over, why not go read the U. S. Constitution. It’s surprisingly short, clocking in at about 5,000 words, and you’ll find it doesn’t say a lot of stuff right-wingers say it says.