I simply cannot get enough of classic movies, classic television, classic radio, OR classic music. Let’s be honest – the “classics” aren’t just hard to beat, they’re impossible to beat.
If you are familiar with the great Cab Calloway (a name synonymous with entertainer), you certainly know what I mean when I say no one today can even come close to him.
Recently, while enjoying an afternoon of great music on YouTube from the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s, it occurred to me that I haven’t added NEARLY enough musical content to Hollywood Yesterday. I want to bring as much attention to stars such as Cab Calloway, Lena Horne, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, The Nicholas Brothers, Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Ethel Waters, Eddie Cantor, etc. and keep their legacies shining as brightly as I do anyone’s, so watch for a lot more of this content on the Old Hollywood blog.
My greatest hope is to see more people fall in love with their work and want to learn more about them. This music truly is the best – I cannot imagine working at my computer, cooking, or driving without wonderful stars like this alongside me… singing their hearts out while they make mine soar.
Here, folks, is a story about Minnie the Moocher…
I could (and do, now that I think about it) listen to this song all day.
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