Rejoice! Though Kay Starr left us in 2016, her spirited, down-home vocal jazz will live on forever. I've always wanted a Kay Starr Box Set, haven't you? As far as I know, none exists, but why should that stop us? After much thought (about two seconds), I decided to make my very own.
Jan 28, 2017
Jan 15, 2017
"Oh, Joan, behave!" said many a gal and guy to Joan Barton after listening to her 1961 LP "Low Lights & Laughs," or at least I like to think they did. The back cover promises "bawdy," "ribald," "adult entertainment," and warns that "such songs are hardly for children!"
Jan 5, 2017
Anita Does Basin Street, Sister Tharpe Sings It All, A Li'l Jazz By Goofy, Bebo Be Trippin', Plus A Purple Moonbeam Secret Song!
Happy New Year! We're all still here, right? We made it in one piece? Phew. Time to celebrate. Let's start things right with a Cheerfully Hot-Cha Anita Exclusive! - and don't you dare ask, "Which Anita?" It ain't this mangy ol' Anita, that's for sure.
Dec 29, 2016
I really just cannot. Four celebrity deaths in a row! To whom do I complain? Who organizes these things? And can I trade this or that for at least one of them? Please?
Posted by The Cheerful Earfull! at Thursday, December 29, 2016
Nov 25, 2016
Nov 18, 2016
Nov 6, 2016
Barbara Keeps Truckin', Marian's Cute Question, Plus Marlena's All Over, Britell's Moonlight And Aunt Fiona's Double-Delicious Secret Song!
Nov 5, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
Drink up, kiddies. Even Tammy Grimes isn't unsinkable. A favorite of Noel Coward's and countless other luminaries, she's left us with precious few gems, since her best work was live on Broadway. But do not fear.
Posted by The Cheerful Earfull! at Monday, October 31, 2016
Oct 29, 2016
It's almost time for Halloween, but really, there's enough horror in America's ongoing Presidential election, don't you think? I need jazz. I need to swing. I need Miss Maxine Sullivan.