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Crow, I'm sure glad you love Ray, he sang songs that had the whole audience squirming in their seats, lol!
He had his share of banned appearances in the early years, Ray was too hot for some towns.


I can't lie to you, the death of Prince is weighing heavily on me tonight.


I want to share with you a very special song written by Duke Ellington in 1937.
This version from 1956  is a great comfort to me. I hope you like it too.


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Mr Magic
The great Ella Fitzgerald. Such a gifted voice.

Chet Baker - Time After Time


Another person I enjoy singing. He's got a gift too.

A lot of oldies are short, but this one is seven minutes long.
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eddstarr
The Great Chet Baker.

Maybe the greatest natural musician of the 20th century. A God Given talent, beset by all the usual demons those that are blessed must endure. A magnificent tortured soul.


After all the awful news of the past week I'm so glad to be able to come here and spend some time with you crow. Losing talented people does hurt me but I feel better sharing all these oldies with you. A wonderful way to experience great talents from the century past.


Along with Ella and Chet I'd like to add Julie London. 


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eddstarr wrote :

After all the awful news of the past week I'm so glad to be able to come here and spend some time with you crow. Losing talented people does hurt me but I feel better sharing all these oldies with you..


Along with Ella and Chet I'd like to add Julie London. 



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It's always a pleasure hanging with you and sharing tunes with you, edd.
Lovely song from a lovely woman.
And now it's time for my man Johnny Hartman.
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eddstarr
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It's always a pleasure hanging with you and sharing tunes with you, edd.
Lovely song from a lovely woman.
And now it's time for my man Johnny Hartman.
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Remember when you made your Johnny Hartman post over at RJ?
I just about fell outta my chair! Never expected to meet anyone who knew of Johnny Hartman. He was an excellent balladier who always tailored a song to his vocal range. Because he saw himself as a musical storyteller he had a way of making his audience wait and experience the lyrics, at the pace he has chosen. "What A Voice!".

You know how a song gets passed around with each singer trying it on for size? Until that day when the right singer meets the right song, and then no one else can touch it.
Here's a tune that was made for only one singer and his name is Vaughn Monroe.
Other singers have tried but once you hear this version, no other will do!


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Mr Magic
You're right about that.

Thanks to Music Choice, I discovered musical magic from the late, great Rosemary Clooney. Thanks MC, for leading me to this musical treasure.

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eddstarr
Hey crow, check out the YouTube clips from "The Rosemary Clooney Show" from 1956. She's so beautiful and the cool clothes she wore were so fancy, everything looked good on Rosemary.




Here's a song I grew up with from the 60's. 

"Walk On By" is one of those songs that's so simple, almost austere. There's nothing "added on" to this classic by Dionne Warwick. And yet, Walk On By's simplicity leads to its power, especially when the chorus kicks in at the bridge of the song.

This is a song where I was too young to "get it" at first. I had to grow up to fully understand. No matter how many times I hear this, it still moves me. This song belongs to Dionne Warwick. No other singer can match her take on this beautiful yet unusual song.


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Mr Magic
Great vocals.

I would like to thank my old man for introducing me to this track and the oldies.

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eddstarr
Yes, and let me thank him too. Sure is nice to hear the Shangri-Las again and you picked an excellent clip for sound quality.

Now if we stay in 1964, do you remember "Fake Elvis"?

That's what my sister and her friends called Terry Stafford and his only hit song, "Suspicion":


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Mr Magic
Sounds just like Elvis.

Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues

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