My Favorite Songs
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I've seen the QE2 and the QM2 pass under its span. It's one of my great loves in my hometown. Oh, and listen to a clip of this pretty song at amazon. For those who are " starving for stars ," as my colleague David Hinckley puts it, those were the days. The film was made even more famous by references to it in the film, " Sleepless in Seattle ".
Ironically, another great love of mine, The Empire State Buildingfigures prominently in the plot.
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Seductive and sexually charged, this track was also recorded by the great Dukefeaturing his cornet player Ray Nance who could also play a mean jazz violin. I never saw the original Michael Bennett production, but I was enthralled with the performance of this track, sung with Tony -winning gusto, by Jennifer Holliday. The movie versionwith an all-star castopens for an exclusive engagement at the Ziegfeld Theater in Manhattan, before its nationwide debut on Christmas day. In the film musical, another "J.
Listen to audio clips of the powerhouse Jennifer Holliday version and check out her televised performance at the Tony Awards, courtesy of You Tube and the new Jennifer Hudson version as well clips at those links. Directed by Norman Jewisonthis film is a cynical look at our judicial system there are fewer ways to look at the structural deformities that often pass for "justice," and this motion picture captures it with touches of satire and tragedy.
But you've got to see the entire closing scene of the film, with Pacino at the peak of his career and Jack Wardenwho provides one of his finest turns as the wonderful character actor he is. Check the scene out on YouTube. The film opens with an instrumental " Main Title " version [YouTube link] of the closing credits song; it features the unmistakably fine sax work and sound of Tom Scott.
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The most famous version of this song was recorded by the Benny Goodman Big Band, featuring the sweet vocals of Martha Tilton and a rousing trumpet solo by Elman.
In celebration of the centennial of the birth of the Great Mercertake a look at this YouTube moment of this terrific song. Spencer and the lyrics of Everett Sloane. He passed away yesterday at the age of This theme and the famous TV show for which it was written have become part of Americanasomething all the more noteworthy on this Day of Independence.
Check out the main theme on YouTube and Andy himself singing it. But as my colleague David Hinckley recalls: Though it was one of an armful of hits from the album, " Bad ," it actually made an Epcot debut as part of a 3D short film" Captain Eo ," starring Jackson and Angelica Houstonand directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Listen to an audio clip of this hot dance classic here.
And, by all means, don't lose sleep Notablog will return on June 5, NYU is moving my whole site to a " new, more robust server. This Latin-tinged extravaganza is from an essential Wonder-ful album, " Songs in the Key of Life " check out the audio clip.
What a career for this gifted musician.
How Sports Met 'The Star-Spangled Banner'
There are few musicians who have touched me as deeply as this stupendous guitarist. He had a deeply melodic sense; his understated solos were matched only by his brilliant capacity at interplay with the many legends with whom he performed and recorded. She has performed it herself at Cincinnati Reds games and other sporting events. But for all her knowledge about and experience with "The Star-Spangled Banner," she is not sure about that historical connection between the song and sports.
It's good to stop and pause and remember why we are free to do what we're free to do. McKenna sang the national anthem at the event. Anthem expert Mark Clague is one of the few who can identify when forever began. The seed was planted when he was a kid. Forty-eight years later, on that May day in Brooklyn, the song first met up with sports, at the dedication of a new baseball field.
So they play 'The Star-Spangled Banner,' sort of coincidentally. It's not part of a ritual; [it's] not played to start the game. It would take plus years, and another war, for the anthem to become even more intertwined with sports. Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? The World Series was not the first series to feature the anthem, but it was one of the most memorable.
The crowd was flat: The Cubs weren't playing well, the weather was crummy — and, at a much more significant level, World War I still raged. During the seventh-inning stretch, the band struck up the anthem.
The Surprising History of an Iconic Song. It gets written up in the newspaper as this amazing moment that brings the stadium back to life at a time of despair, both sporting-wise and for the country. And the legend is, that inspires 'The Star-Spangled Banner' to be played at the next game and then back in Boston and then returns to Chicago.
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And becomes the thing from then on out. Its spread was helped along in the s by the increased use of public address systems, and fueled by surging patriotism in the run-up to the U. During those prewar years, Americans, who loved to go to the movies, got to know the song in newsreels that ran before the feature film. Superimposing the words over images of fighter planes in formation and charging soldiers, the spots helped solidify the anthem as an expression of military glory.
Away from the theaters, the song was a natural fit at sporting events, with its celebration of heroism and the musical athleticism needed to belt out the song's highs and lows. If a team, a club stops playing the anthem, " somebody complains ," Clague says.