October 11, 2011

Our American Heritage-Elvis Presley

File:Elvis Presley and Judy Tyler in Jailhouse Rock trailer.jpgThe lady is Judy Tyler.

The movie: Jailhouse Rock.

He’s been a part of our heritage for a long while now. You can choose among so many songs Elvis made a part of our heritage it is hard to know which to pick. Here is one of his lesser known tunes sung in an nontraditional setting. It has become one of my favorite renditions of this Yuletide number. And while it may seem a little early to play a Christmas song, I’ve listened to this tune many times any day of the year. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

September 27, 2011

Our American Heritage – Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, The King and I, and The Sound of Music were unqualified successes on Broadway and in Hollywood.

Who does not know the Christmas classic about the von Trapp family? The Sound of Music is replayed every year on television and is as popular as any Disney animation.

The excerpt below is from the movie version of The King and I starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr. Brynner won the Tony Award for his Broadway performance and stole the Academy Award show when he won the Oscar for Best Actor. 

September 18, 2011

Our American Heritage-Tony Bennett

Frank Sinatra called him his favorite singer and he is certainly a national treasure. Here is a classic and no one does it better than Tony Bennett, a part of our American heritage.

September 18, 2011

Our American Heritage-George Carlin

George Carlin, a great comedian and through his comedy he became a great social observer and commentator. George Carlin is part of our American heritage.

Many of us are aware that we are living under an utterly corrupt government.  As such it cannot be a democratic government.  That is the message of Carlin’s skit.  

The only thing we have to oppose the new American aristocracy, the tiny wealthy elite that owns the US government, is numbers.  But not the vote, for the vote is meaningless, worthless.



July 30, 2011

Our American Heritage-Marilyn

Marilyn was an icon in her own time and is part of our American Heritage.

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From Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Jane Russell (20th Century Fox-1953).

June 26, 2011


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Peter Falk played a great Columbo.

In a field where the mortal seem jumbo.

He reached heights not many achieve

And along the way awards he’d receive.

In a field where success taps few

Peter to his character stayed true.

And so he crafted a remarkable show

From which his warmth will always glow.

Break a leg, Peter.

Falk wrote a biography some years ago entitled Just One More Thing. I have a copy of it around here somewhere. Good book. Tells the story without fluff or scandal. Worth reading.