Although R (Part II) brings the number of posts (18) in this series in line with the corresponding letter of the alphabet, I foresee that after S and T, most of the remaining letters are going to present a challenge to staying on course  — especially X. The only gal I’m aware of whose name starts with X was Xanthippe, wife of Socrates, but as far as I know, no one back then wrote a song about her….and if they did, they left no record — or even sheet music. Papyrus would have been available, though apparently it was used for different ends, which in hindsight was a good idea on paper, but went to waste in practice.

Meanswhile, back at the R, it’s time to ride:

Red may have had a head start, but Rosetta and Rosalie have their own tales to tell:

That’s all four now. Happy Thanksgiving!

12 comments on “THEY’RE PLAYING R SONG (PART II)

  1. Jackie says:

    Happy thanksgiving! 🙂

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  2. Don Frankel says:

    Great selection here Muse. You really out did yourself with the Ink Spots, Fats Waller and Artie Shaw. Can’t beat that.

    X I can see will be a problem. I do know another famous woman whose name started with X, Ximena Diaz wife of Rodrigo Diaz who you may not recognize by that name. He is better known in history as El Cid. But I don’t think there was a song about her either. Hey I’m trying.

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    • mistermuse says:

      Thanks, Don. After writing this post, I thought of Xenia as a girl’s name, but it’s still a name without a song. However, there’s still a while to go before I get to X, so something may yet turn up. BTW, the Artie Shaw song (ROSALIE) is by Cole Porter, which I think is the first Porter tune I’ve posted in this series. It would’ve been a sacrilege to run the alphabet without at least one Porter song!


  3. Don Frankel says:


    Look what I found.


  4. tref says:

    All great choices.

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  5. mistermuse says:

    I have dozens of The Charioteers old 78s (on the Columbia label). Considering that they were competing against The Mills Brothers and The Ink Spots, I guess ‘third place’ was nothing to complain about, as they sold a lot of records.


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