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  • mistermuse 12:01 am on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alan Ladd, all-girl orchestras, , , Ina Ray Hutton, ,   

    WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH AND ALL THAT JAZZ (PART II) 

    In this follow-up to my previous post, rather than go into a more detailed history which might bore those with only a passing interest in classic jazz and pop music of the period, I’ve decided to stick to clips of the era’s all-girl bands, with minimum commentary.

    Some of you may recall that I once published a post with a clip of Jimmy Stewart, of all people, singing. Here’s a clip of an all-girl band featuring a vocal by another actor you’ve probably never heard sing:

    Speaking of “never heard,” here’s an all-girl band even I had never heard before:

    Last but luscious, jazz writer George T. Simon called this gal “Without a doubt, the sexiest of all the big bandleaders….waving her baton in a languorous, seductive sort of way [and] weaving her torso in her magnificent, undulating manner,” INA RAY HUTTON (if you were hoping for more, stay tuned for the announcement at the close of the clip):

     
    • scifihammy 8:04 am on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Gosh! No I never have heard Alan Ladd sing before; and very well too! My Mum used to like him.
      Lovely to hear some more girl bands. Thank you 🙂

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      • mistermuse 9:31 am on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        You’re welcome, scifi. Alan Ladd may not be the legend Jimmy Stewart is, but he was in some very good movies, the best remembered of which is probably SHANE.

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    • Carmen 8:43 am on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Good stuff, Mistermuse!

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      • mistermuse 9:43 am on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Carmen. Like the Maltese Falcon, it’s the “stuff” dreams are made of.

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        • Carmen 9:53 am on March 26, 2018 Permalink

          Oh, and I just thought of something. In the first clip, the first player — she looks much like Julie Andrews, don’t you think??

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    • Carmen 9:55 am on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      The trumpet player at 1:00, that is. 🙂

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      • mistermuse 10:13 am on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        I agree, Carmen. Sharp eye! If it was Julie Andrews, she sure was mature for her age (7 years old at the time of that clip)! 🙂

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    • Don Frankel 5:47 pm on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      “Come back Shane! Come back!” Who knew he could sing? And, I’m kind of liking Ina Ray Hutton. I’m not sure she’s doing anything to call attention to herself. She’s just hot.

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    • mistermuse 6:38 pm on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      One of these days when I have nothing better to do (?), I should do some research to try to find clips of other “Golden Age” actors/actresses singing who nobody knew could sing. Or I could just do a post of me singing, and lose all my readers. 😦

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    • Don Frankel 8:32 pm on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I think that’s a great idea Muse and no you wouldn’t lose any of your readers. Certainly not me.

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    • arekhill1 11:59 pm on March 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Not a band exactly but… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qOiNnK7AFg

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    • mistermuse 12:25 am on March 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I dig the Supremes, Ricardo, though I don’t exactly dig that particular song. Maybe I’m just too particular.

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    • Ms. Mae 1:02 pm on March 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Love Jazz!
      Love the all girls band.
      Makes this ChUnKy Gal smile for sure.

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    • barkinginthedark 7:19 pm on January 2, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      such great clips – and such great music. continue…

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  • mistermuse 1:01 am on November 16, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Ina Ray Hutton, , Miff Mole, , Peg o' My Heart, Peggy O'Neill, , ,   

    MINED MY Ps and Qs 

    I had to dig deep to come up with a few tunes for this post. When it comes to good old songs with girl’s names beginning with P, the pickings are paltry, so I decided to add Q — which I found to be even paltry-er. But perhaps I’m too particular — after all, if Peggy’s good enough for The Three Stooges, she should be good enough for Mimi and Youyou:

    Who knew The Three Stooges sang? I soitainly didn’t — at least, not until I checked THE THREE STOOGES SCRAPBOOK, which has a whole chapter devoted to “The Three Stooges on Record” (“Peggy O’Neil” is from their early 1960s record album titled THE THREE STOOGES NONSENSE SONG BOOK).

    If you think Three Stooges singing is Moe-stly nonsense, don’t get miffed. Just get Miff:

    Now we come to Q. There is a bygone song called Queenie, but I can’t find a clip of it…or of any old song with a girl’s first name starting with Q in the title. So this will have to do:

    And right on cue, this Miss Q is thru. Naught left to do but bid adieu.

     
    • Garfield Hug 9:44 am on November 16, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I love the 3 stooges! They are a classic icon👍☺

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      • mistermuse 10:37 am on November 16, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        There was a time when liking The Three Stooges was thought to be something only males did. For a female to dig the Stooges would have been considered odd (not that I think you’re odd — ha ha). 🙂

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    • arekhill1 7:17 pm on November 16, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hey, it’s in black and white, too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfu_gfPBPWc

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      • mistermuse 12:34 am on November 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Ricardo — I forgot about Peggy Sue. My bad. I hope Peggy doesn’t sue me.

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    • Don Frankel 11:16 am on November 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I thought of Peggy Sue as well but Richard the IVth, beat me to it. But let’s run it up with the late great Buddy Holly with a little cameo by Ed Sullivan since it’s from his show.

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      • mistermuse 12:20 pm on November 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Now that’s what I call two for the price of one, Don….speaking of which,the guy on the far left looks enough like Buddy to be his twin brother. Coincidentally, I look enough like me to be my twin brother.

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    • Don Frankel 8:36 pm on November 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Muse, you know he does there. It got me curious too so I did a search. But it’s only the similar hairdo and the the glasses. In other pictures he doesn’t look at all like Buddy. His name was Niki Sullivan.

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      • mistermuse 11:15 pm on November 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for the info, Don. This means I may now have to reconsider whether my similarity to me is as close as I thought it was.

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