When a society loses its memory, it descends inevitably into dementia. Mark Steyn

January 27, 2014

SOTW: Pick Yourself Up

This week from Mark Steyn, one of our favorites: Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields' Pick Yourself Up. Come back for the video:

January 14, 2014

"It Might As Well Be Spring"

Some pretty awesome guitar-playing by Vinnie Raniolo and Frank Vignola:

Update: Steyn saw them live with Bucky Pizzarelli.

January 7, 2014

Sinatra time

This one's in my Sinatra top ten:

You're welcome.

December 31, 2013

Ella's New Year's Eve

This is pretty perfect:

Mark Steyn gives the background on this great Frank Loesser song and offers his own cover, here. Very nicely done. Have a happy 2014.

December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas music

An assortment:

Corelli: Christmas Concerto

Charpentier: Kyrie from Messe de Minuit

Jessye Norman: Gesu Bambino

Vince Guaraldi: O Christmas Tree

Oscar Peterson: Jingle Bells

Diana Krall: Jingle Bells, Let It Snow

Ella Fitzgerald: Sleigh Ride, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Judy Garland: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Peggy Lee: Winter Wonderland 

Chet Atkins: Away in a Manger, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 

Chet and Suzy Bogguss: Mr. Santa

Emmylou Harris: Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

Kate Rusby: Sweet Bells 

Sinatra: I'll Be Home for Christmas

Sinatra: The Christmas Waltz

Bing: Mele Kalikimaka 

Kay Starr: The Man with the Bag

Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer: Baby, It's Cold Outside

Bing and Dorothy Collins: The Christmas Glow Worm

Frank and Dean: Marshmallow World

And last but not least:
The Frank and Dean Christmas tree

Wishing you all many blessings at Christmas and throughout the new year.