Saturday, March 17, 2012

"Great Day for the Irish," 1952

The following is an excerpt of the song "It's a Great Day for the Irish," as sung on Your Hit Parade, NBC-TV, on March 15, 1952. 

My mother is the song's featured vocalist; she is joined by The Hit Paraders, the television show's choral group. The show's "Lucky Strike Orchestra" is led by Raymond Scott.,_NBC-TV,_1952.wav

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

"Hold On Girl," The Monkees

After the death of Davy Jones, I was looking up Monkees songs, online, and found a song that I had loved, when it came out: “Hold On Girl.” I don’t believe I had thought of the song for decades.

“Hold On Girl” features Davy Jones’s lead vocal, and appeared on the album More of the Monkees, which was released at the start of 1967.  As with many Monkees songs, I think that "Hold On Girl" (which you can hear below) has held up well.