Sunday, October 21, 2018

Kay Kyser recording, 1950

From the website  a January, 1950 recording, on the Columbia label, of the song "Tootsie, Darlin' Angel, Honey. Baby," by Kay Kyser and his Orchestra; my mother is the vocalist.  The recording was made during the time she was a featured singer on Kay Kyser's NBC-TV program, the College of Musical Knowledge.

For your reference:  when going to the page, at the link below, several links to the song appear; you can simply click on the first one, highlighted in blue, to hear the recording.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick

Making note--belatedly--of the death, in early October, of Geoff Emerick, the prominent recording engineer.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

"Nikki Haley just pulled a George Costanza"

As one who continues to enjoy Seinfeld repeats (twenty years after the program ended its first-run broadcasts), I'm amused by the Seinfeld comparison, in Chris Cillizza's story, below.  Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-Large, appears regularly on the network.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Juan Romero

Earlier this year, in this space (on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of Robert Kennedy), I wrote of Juan Romero, the seventeen-year-old high school student working as a busboy at Los Angeles's Ambassador Hotel, the night Senator Kennedy was shot there.  Romero and Kennedy had just shaken hands, in the hotel's kitchen, when the shooting occurred. The grim, haunting photographs of Romero, crouched next to Kennedy, attending to him, are certainly, for millions of people, the images most associated with the assassination.

Mr. Romero, I was saddened to learn, died on Monday in California.  He was 68.