Jun 19, 2016
All along, if we're to take her word for it, jazz and blues singer Morgana King's truest ambition was to become an actor. Yet even before she was cast in "The Godfather" in 1972, she'd already been one of our finest actors for nearly two decades. But on vinyl.
Jun 6, 2016
Peggy Hits London, Alma Giggles, Jaye P's First Time, Plus The Saint's Party And An Original Stupid Girl Secret Song!
Peggy got to me young, as I suspect she did with a lot of people. Hearing her sing "He's A Tramp" in "Lady & The Tramp" made me sit up from the couch when I was just a wee thing, along with the irresistible "We Are Siamese," which she co-wrote and performed (playing both Siamese cats!). And so any "newly discovered" Peggy is reason to celebrate, dont'cha think?
May 28, 2016
Daffy Sings, Paul Jams, Plus Judy Lost-And-Found, Carole Found At Last And A Monkeyshines Secret Song!
I admit it, Daffy Duck is my alter ego. His awful temper-tantrums, his outrageous ego, his brazen shallowness. All are qualities I
share hide admire.
May 12, 2016
Ranee Does Bille, Anita's Got Rhythm, Plus Hibari Gets Jazzy And A Fun-Girl-Goes-Country Secret Song!
Stand back, ya'll, Ranee is in the house. And she's no ordinary jazz diva. Born in Brooklyn, she later made Canada her home (which me and the Cuban will be doing if the orange orangutan is elected) (but I digress), and first toured not as a singer, but as a jazz drummer and saxophonist.
May 11, 2016
Apr 23, 2016
Is this picture of Irene Kral giving you acid flashbacks? Does anyone do acid anymore? I did it twice.
Apr 21, 2016
Apr 1, 2016
Mar 31, 2016
Nancy's Nite, Chloe's Fiddling, Plus Ana's So Kewl, Lotus Land's Epics And A Boy-Boutique Secret Song!
Spring has sprung! And with it, more cheerful tunes. In case of our first vocalist, we have yet another singer who's a mystery wrapped in a sphinx wrapped in a Rubik's Cube. Intrigued? I knew you would be.
Mar 13, 2016
The Semi-Annual "That's So Strange" Post With Liberace's Protege And Oodles More, Plus A Secret Song For Sisters!
What's strange to you? To me, strange is all those ladies in the 1950s and 60s who were swooning over Liberace. I know, I know, it was another time - but really? This?