Rock & Roll History – Johnny Rivers – “Poor Side of Town”

Rock & Roll History Johnny Rivers  “Poor Side of Town” * Johnny Rivers was born as John Henry Ramistella in New York City, of Italian ancestry.   His family moved from New York to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Influenced by the distinctive Louisiana musical style, Rivers began playing guitar at age eight, taught by his father and uncle. […]

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Fusilli with Pomidoro Sauce Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna

Fusilli with Pomidoro Sauce  Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna * I love Pomidoro Sauce… It’s basically a fresh tomato sauce. Easy and quick to make and….. it is delicious. And Fusilli is one of my two absolute favorite pastas along with rigatoni. YUM Actually I love Pasta almost any way we make it but there is […]

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Frank Sinatra – “Summer Wind” – Old Blue Eyes – 1966

Frank Sinatra “Summer Wind” 1966 * This may be my favorite Frank Sinatra Song. Just love this one. Summer Wind” is a 1965 song, originally released in Germany as “Der Sommerwind” and written by Heinz Meier and German language lyrics by Hans Bradtke.      Johnny Mercer re-wrote the song into English along the same themes as the original, which […]

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Perry Como – “And I Love You So” – 1973 Hit Song

Perry Como’s 1973 Hit Song “And I Love You So” * “And I Love You So” is a popular song written by folk singer and guitarist Don McLean and released on his 1970 debut album, Tapestry. The song has been recorded by many artists in the years since McLean’s original version, and it was a 1973 hit for singer Perry Como on […]

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Frank Sinatra’s Generosity – Ernest Borgnine

Frank Sinatra’s Generosity Ernest Borgnine * When Lee J. Cobb, an actor who Sinatra knew for their appearance together in The Miracle Of The Bells but was not especially close to, nearly died of a heart attack in 1955, Sinatra gave him moral support, paid his bills and housed him during his recuperation. In Cobb’s words: “He built […]

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“Till Then” The Classics – 1963 – Great Song

“Till Then” The Classics – 1963 * The Classics (known more recently as Emil Stucchio and the Classics) were an American vocal group formed in 1958 in Brooklyn.     The Classics first sang together in high school; two of them had previously sung in a group called The Del-Rays. In 1959, under the auspices of manager […]

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Frank Sinatra “The Way You Look Tonight” – 51 Million Views

Frank Sinatra “The Way You Look Tonight” 1964 * Frank’s version of Just the Way You Look Tonight was viewed over 51 Million Views. Unbelievable!     Some day, when I’m awfully low, When the world is cold, I will feel a glow just thinking of you And the way you look tonight. Yes you’re […]

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My Own True Love – The Duprees 1962

The Duprees “My Own True Love” 1962 * The Duprees are an American musical group of doo-wop style who had a series of hit records in the early 1960s.   The Duprees “My Own True Love” was a vocal adaptation of “Tara’s Theme” from the soundtrack of Gone with the Wind and became the group’s second hit. * The group […]

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Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra – Excellent Rare Medley Nov. 1, 1960

Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra  Excellent & Rare Medley November 1, 1960 * What can you say about these two except that they just don’t make them like this anymore. This is one of our favorite clips from back in the day, November 1, 1960.   Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, […]

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Dean Martin – At his best – 1964 – LIVE on Stage

Dean Martin – Medley At His Best Live on Stage – 1964 *   At 15, Dean Martin was a boxer who billed himself as “Kid Crochet”. Dean’s prizefighting earned him a broken nose (later straightened), a scarred lip, many broken knuckles (a result of not being able to afford tape used to wrap boxers’ […]

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