Broadway and film star, folk singer, songwriter, civil rights activist, and back in 1969 Theodore Bikel attempted to add pop star to his list of credentials with the release of one bright and shining album for Reprise Records. As a Broadway star, Theodore Bikel originated the role of Captain Von Trapp in The Sound Of Music on Broadway and he’s portrayed the role of Tevye … [Read more...] about Song Of The Day – “Piggies” by Theo Bikel
With Passover and Easter this week, today's Song Of The Day reaches for the Bible. I'm not a big fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber...you can keep Cats, Phantom and Evita…or the Bible for that matter, but in the words of this musical: "Hey J.C., You're alright by me." Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (book & lyrics) were in their twenties when they wrote Jesus Christ … [Read more...] about Song Of The Day – “Heaven On Their Minds” from “Jesus Christ Superstar”
It’s the wham of Sam, from the musical Bye Bye Birdie. Without Sammy Davis Jr., there wouldn't have been a James Brown or Prince. He was clearly the most talented of the Rat Pack by a mile...could sing circles around Frank and Dino...and had the moves and comedic talents to make him the total entertainment package. He was in a word, a dynamo! Davis was born into a family … [Read more...] about Song Of The Day – “A Lot Of Livin’ To Do” by Sammy Davis, Jr.
There was nothing new about punk and new wave. It came about as a reaction to the bloated excesses of progressive rock groups like Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Genesis and Yes and their seemingly obligatory side-long multi-part suites of music. (Not that there was anything wrong with that…) Groups like Ramones and Blondie brought back the sounds of the early 1960s. They … [Read more...] about Song Of The Day – “Picture This” by Blondie
As our boys came home from World War II, they were welcomed back with this number one hit from 1945 that perfectly captured the sentiments of those who remained home while their loved ones were away. It’s a perfect record in every way. You’d be hard pressed to find a better vocalist than Crosby to deliver these hopeful, romantic lyrics in a croon that is both smooth and … [Read more...] about Song Of The Day – “It’s Been A Long Long Time” by Bing Crosby