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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Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin – RARE backstage footage – Sweden 1960

Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin RARE backstage footage  Sweden 1960 * Some More Frank Sinatra History Frank Sinatra’s father, Antonino – a small, blue-eyed, ruddy-complexioned man – was from Lercara Friddi, near Palermo, Sicily. His parents had originally been vineyard cultivators. He arrived at Ellis Island with his mother and sisters in 1903, when they joined his father, Francesco Sinatra, who had immigrated to […]

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Calzone Recipe Food Wishes – Chef John – YUM

Calzone Recipe Food Wishes – Chef John * A calzone – “stocking” is an Italian oven-baked folded pizza that originated in Naples in the 18th century. A typical calzone is made from salted bread dough, baked in an oven and is stuffed with salami, ham or vegetables, mozzarella, ricotta and Parmesan or pecorino cheese, as well as an egg. Different regional variations on a calzone can often include other ingredients that are normally associated […]

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Extraordinary Italian Ceramics – Creating an Exquisite Ceramic Rose

Extraordinary Italian Ceramics Creating an Exquisite Ceramic Rose Bassano Ceramics *   Making this high quality Ceramic is something that italians have refined to the greatest degree over the Centuries. The amount of varied Ceramics and Pottery that the Italians have perfected is unequaled around the world.    Nove Ware for example is a type of maiolica, […]

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Perry Como – “Arrivederci Roma”

Perry Como  “Arrivederci Roma” * Pierino Ronald “Perry” Como  was an American singer, actor and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively for RCA Victor for 44 years, after signing with the label in 1943.    “Mr. C.”, as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records and pioneered a weekly musical variety television […]

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My Funny Valentine – Frank Sinatra

My Funny Valentine Frank Sinatra * Love this version of My Funny Valentine. Sinatra always did something special with the songs that he sang. This one is no exception. Hope you enjoy…      “My Funny Valentine” is a show tune from the 1937 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart musical Babes in Arms in which it was introduced by former child star Mitzi Green. […]

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Cassata – Traditional Recipe – Giallo Zefferano

Cassata Traditional Recipe Giallo Zefferano – Yellow Saffron *   Cassata or Cassata siciliana is a traditional “Dolce” or Sweet from Sicily, Italy.  Cassata consists of round sponge cake moistened with fruit juices or liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese and candied fruit. A filling this is sometimes used with cannoli. Cassata has a shell of marzipan, pink and green coloured icing, and decorative designs. Cassata may also refer to a Neapolitan ice cream containing […]

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Jerry Lewis on Frank Sinatra’s Private Generosity

Jerry Lewis on Frank Sinatra’s Private Generosity   *     This is another excellent story about the Frank Sinatra that we as fans always loved about him. Listen to Jerry tell this story. One of many that we never heard of about Old Blue Eyes. For every story about Sinatra’s temper, impatience and revengeful […]

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