Fantastic Foursome – A Song Made Famous In A Classic Movie

It's been almost two months since our last Fantastic Foursome, so for newer visitors I'll explain that it's a special feature that presents four different versions of a familiar song (actually five if you count the video) and then offers you the chance to vote for your favorite. Of course, voting is optional but it's … Continue reading Fantastic Foursome – A Song Made Famous In A Classic Movie

Alice Faye Did It Her Way

Among the many actresses who sang, one of the best was the smokey-voiced Alice Faye, who for a while seemed to be in just about every colorful movie musical around. But she was the real thing, a trained singer and dancer who starred in a lot of films, even though her fierce independence might have … Continue reading Alice Faye Did It Her Way

The Reluctant Crooner – Rudy Vallée

Yes folks, I'm writing about crooners again. It's a subject that has always fascinated me, and my interest has resulted in a number of articles that date all the way back to my Crooner Conundrum piece from four years ago. But today's subject -- Rudy Vallée -- was a different kind of crooner. For one … Continue reading The Reluctant Crooner – Rudy Vallée