The Year of Tony Bennett would like to wish Susan Benedetto a very happy and joyous birthday.
We are very sad to learn today that one of the great entertainers of the last 60+ years is no longer with us. Elaine Stritch, aged 89, has passed away at her home in Michigan. Rest in peace, Elaine. The New York Times has this article. We will post her obituary as soon as it becomes available.
I cannot think of a better way to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday than for Tony Bennett to sing “God Bless America.” From the 2012 Major League Baseball National League Championship Series in San Francisco.
A few months ago, we were listening to our wonderful local jazz station in Portland, KMHD after dinner and heard a most beautiful song called “For All We Know” sung by Rosemary Clooney.
It’s from her album For The Duration, which consists of songs that were popular during World War II. The album was recorded in 1991.
For The Duration is a remarkably touching album that speaks to the losses and separations of families and lovers during the war.
As the world acknowledges the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, I cannot think of a more perfect album to listen to today.
Today’s New York Times (Friday, June 6, 2014) had a wonderful story in the Weekend Section called Back Where He Belonged: An All-Satchmo Day — Ways to Spend a Virtual Day With Louis Armstrong.
The story even has Louis and Lucille Armstrong’s recipe for Creole Red Beans and Rice!
Click here to read the story on the New York Times website.