Hi All. This game is too hard for me, I don't know any of the answers, haha. Plus, I'm so tired from taking my hubby to appointments two days in a row I can't even see straight - I'm reading this thread and its all a blur.
Hi Patti, sorry to hear you are all worn out. Hope the appointments are helping hubby.
Come back when you feel up to it.
8 Goodnight, Irene was made famous by the Weavers back in the 50s.
9 Born Free was written for the movie of the same name by British composer John
Barry who wrote songs for many movies and won several Academy Awards. In the film
the singer was Matt Monro. The song is associated with Andy William in the U.S. For
years I thought Andy was the voice in the movie.
Your latest list has three songs I was intending to post. Yup, great minds from the
16 is Eddy Fisher.
17 is Pat Boone . When Pat was new I had a pair of white bucks.
18 is Mario Lanza if it's the Serenade in the Student Prince. I think I had 4 different
recordings of that show.
19 Here Comes Santa Clause was sung by Gene Autry who wrote the lyrics. Saw Gene
and Champion live in 1950.
20 is Elvis Presley. I never had a pair of blue suede shoes. Never saw any either. The
Target site has a couple pair for sale. Both about 40 bucks. Look pretty spiffy.
Will come back and post more songs. Going back to bed.
Patti, Go rest and feel better! I'm trying to think of more recent songs to post. For some reason my memory of things long ago seems to be better. Can't remember yesterday but remember what happened when I was four years old. Go figure. lol
Rock, these are really oldies but goodies. I had all of Mario Lanza's albums. He was one of my favorite singers. Couldn't act but sure could sing!
I wasn't really much of an Elvis fan even though I was a teen in the 50's. He just didn't appeal to me. I liked Johnny Mathis and Little Richard, Bill Haley and the Comets, Pat Boone, and Faron Young. Sometimes, Johnny Cash. GB
I had lots of Mario's recordings too. I had both of his Student Prince albums. The biggest
difference seemed to be that in the duet "When it's summertime in Heidelberg" the soprano
on one was Elizabeth Doubleday. Can't remember the name of the other one. Met soprano
Dorothy Kirsten also made two albums of the Student Prince. One with Gordon MacRae who
was a baritone rather than a tenor.
I read Faron Young's biography earlier this year. The title is "Live Fast, Love Hard"
taken from his recording of Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young. Like Gordon MacRae he had
a serious problem with alcohol. You can see Faron on Youtube singing one of Patsy's big
hits: Sweet Dreams. Does a great job.
I love Pat Boone's voice. But his views on certain subjects are clearly not Christian. Did you
know he married the daughter of Red Foley, also a singer (High Noon). I was listening to Red
sing Green Grow the Lilacs only yesterday. I used to have an album of Pat and wife Shirley
singing duets. Beautiful.
Well, the computer wouldn't work for about 12 hours. Seems to be OK at the moment.
Nope, didn't know Pat made a heavy metal album. I do remember seeing a picture of him
in a vest, no shirt, a tattoo on his bicep (probably temporary). I guess he was going to
a Halloween party or some such. Many years ago. Can't remember.
Of the last five songs you posted, I only know one. I'll Walk Alone, because to tell you the
truth I'd be lonely. I think it's from the 40s; not our teen years. Some gal with a low,
sultry voice sang it.
Computer has been acting up all day. And I slept much of the day. I hope we're on 26.
The last stage of Alz is when "Simple tasks become difficult." The next stage is number
7 which is described in one word: death.
26 How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?
27 King of the Road. I first heard of that song in an article in Time Magazine about a
new country-western songwriter.
I think you got 'em all right, GB.* Patti Page was kinda like Frank Sinatra. They both recorded
almost everything. But Mockingbird Hill is usually associated with Les Paul and Mary Ford.
Les Paul is also famous as the guy who invented the electric guitar with a solid body. You don't
need a hollow body to amplify the sound if you've got electric power to do it.
Roger Miller loved puns. (I'm a man of of means by no means). His song Kansas City Star refers to the minor cowboy star and the local newspaper: The Kansas City Star.
Young Love is interesting because it came out in the middle of the 50's and was a hit for
two singers at about the same time. Sonny James and Tab Hunter. Similar to Dark Moon
which came out about the same time and was a hit for Bonnie Guitar and for Gale Storm.
Both Sides Now is associated with two gals. The composer was Joni Mitchell. It was a hit
for Judy Collins. Still remember the first time I heard it.
31. Juanita Hall (from the musical South Pacific)
32. Giorgio Tozzi, Mitzi Gaynor (also from South Pacific)
33. This one was done by just about everyone. However, a most notable was Satchmo, better known as Louis Armstrong. Was also done by the Firehouse Five Plus Two (a group of Walt Disney Studio animators)
34. Al Jolson (The Jazz Singer)