The Betty Hutton Show
The Betty Hutton Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS's Thursday night schedule during the 1959-1960 season. The show was sponsored by General Foods' Post Cereals, was produced by Desilu and Hutton Productions; the series, entitled Goldie, would retain its original title during its syndication run. Hutton stars as a showgirl-turned-manicurist. One of Goldie's regular customers is Mr. Strickland. After Mr. Strickland dies, Goldie discovers that he has left everything he owns, including his 60 million dollar fortune and his three children, to her. Although Hutton was a popular actress, the show only lasted for thirty episodes before being cancelled because it was scheduled opposite ABC's popular series The Donna Reed Show. Four episodes of the show were released on DVD by Alpha Video on July 31, 2007; the Betty Hutton Show on IMDb The Betty Hutton Show at TV.com Episodes on the Internet Archive: "Goldie Goes Broke", "Art For Goldie's Sake", "Roy Runs Away", "The Seaton Story", "Gullible Goldie"
Star Spangled Rhythm
Star Spangled Rhythm is a 1942 American all-star cast musical film made by Paramount Pictures during World War II as a morale booster. Many of the Hollywood studios produced such films during the war musicals with flimsy storylines, with the specific intent of entertaining the troops overseas and civilians back home and to encourage fundraising – as well as to show the studios' patriotism; this film was the first released by Paramount to be shown for 8 weeks. Star Spangled Rhythm was directed by George Marshall and others, written by Harry Tugend with sketches by Melvin Frank, George S. Kaufman and others; the film has music by Robert Emmett Dolan and songs by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, the cast consisted of most of the stars on the Paramount roster. Pop Webster is a former silent movie star once known as "Bronco Billy" who now works as the guard on the main gate at Paramount Pictures. However, he's told his son Johnny, who's in the Navy, that he's the studio's Executive Vice President in Charge of Production.
When Johnny shows up in Hollywood on shore leave and the studio's switchboard operator, Polly Judson, go all-out to maintain the illusion for Johnny and his sailor friends that Pop's a studio big-wig. Things get a bit complicated when Pop offers to put on a variety show for the Navy, featuring all of Paramount's stars, but Polly convinces Bob Hope and Bing Crosby to do the show, they convince the rest of the stars on the lot. Performers: Cast notes: The character "B. G. Desoto" is modeled after Paramount executive producer B. G. DeSylva, "Y. Frank Freemont" after vice-president Y. Frank Freeman; when pretending to be "Mr Freemont"'s secretary, Betty Hutton speaks in an affected Southern accent. Frank Freeman was a Southerner, intensely loyal to Dixie. Others who appear in the film include Rod Cameron, Eva Gabor, Cecil Kellaway, Matt McHugh, Robert Preston and Woody Strode. Strode is seen only briefly as Eddie Anderson's chauffeur in the "Sharp As a Tack" number. Star Spangled Rhythm marked the feature film debut of Bing Crosby's son, Gary Crosby, 9 years old at the time.
Although "Benito Mussolini", "Hirohito" and "Adolf Hitler" are listed as characters in this film, the actors cast in those roles are not portraying the dictators themselves. Tom Dugan, a veteran character actor who appeared as "Adolf Hitler" played "Bronski", an actor who plays the part of "Adolf Hitler", in Ernst Lubitsch's classic comedy To Be or Not To Be; the songs in Star Spangled Rhythm were written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer: "Hit the Road to Dreamland" - sung by Mary Martin, Dick Powell and the Golden Gate Quartette "I'm Doing It for Defense" - sung by Betty Hutton "Old Glory" - sung by Bing Crosby and chorus "He Loved Me Till the All-Clear Came" "On the Swing Shift" - sung and danced by Marjorie Reynolds, Betty Jane Rhodes and Dona Drake "Sharp as a Tack" - sung by Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Katherine Dunham, Slim Gaillard and Slam Stewart, Woody Strode "A Sweater, Sarong and a Peek-A-Boo Bang" - sung by Paulette Goddard, Dorothy Lamour, Veronica Lake, by Arthur Treacher, Walter Catlett and Sterling Holloway, in drag "That Old Black Magic" - sung by Johnny Johnston and danced by Vera Zorina The working title of Star Spangled Rhythm was Thumbs Up.
Paramount paid Arthur Ross and Fred Saidy for the rights to two sketches from their musical revue Rally Round the Girls, which were used in the film. The "That Old Black Magic" sequence, directed by A. Edward Sutherland, was intended to be directed by René Clair, unavailable at the time of shooting; the film was in production from 11 June to 23 July 1942 at Paramount's studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. Location shooting took place at the Naval Training Center in California; the final cost of the film was $1,127,989. It premiered in New York City on 30 December 1942, went into general release in January 1943. In 1943, Broncho Billy Anderson sued Paramount for using the "Broncho Billy" name without permission, he objected to the "Bronco Billy" character in Star Spangled Rhythm being a "washed-up and broken-down actor", which he felt reflected badly on himself. Aronson asked for $900,000. Star Spangled Rhythm received two 1944 Academy Award nominations: Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer were nominated for "Best Original Song" for "That Old Black Magic", Robert Emmett Dolan was nominated for "Best Score".
The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists: 2006: AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals – Nominated This Is the Army Hollywood Canteen Thousands Cheer Stage Door Canteen Thank Your Lucky Stars Private Buckaroo Star Spangled Rhythm at the American Film Institute Catalog Star Spangled Rhythm on IMDb Star Spangled Rhythm at Rotten Tomatoes Star Spangled Rhythm at the TCM Movie Database Star Spangled Rhythm at AllMovie
Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief (album)
Doctor, Indian Chief is an album by Thunderbirds Are Now! The album was released by Action Driver Records on November 26, 2003. "KGB Phone Sexxx" "Not Witherspoon, But Silverstone" "Pink Motorcycle Helmet" "Keep It on the Lo-Lo" "Kitchen Orgy" "TurboRattt" "Your Mission Is an Intermission" "Party A. R. M." "Who Wants to Fight?" "When It Comes to Elements, Hydrogen Is Titz" "Top Secret Upskirt Camera" "Babygirl, I Got Ten Kids" Thunderbirds are Now! official site Action Driver Records
Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony. It was founded in 1887, evolving from the American Graphophone Company, the successor to the Volta Graphophone Company. Columbia is the oldest surviving brand name in the recorded sound business, the second major company to produce records. From 1961 to 1990, Columbia recordings were released outside North America under the name CBS Records to avoid confusion with EMI's Columbia Graphophone Company. Columbia is one of Sony Music's four flagship record labels, alongside former longtime rival RCA Records, as well as Arista Records and Epic Records. Artists who have recorded for Columbia include Harry Styles, AC/DC, Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Beyoncé, Dave Brubeck, The Byrds, Johnny Cash, Mariah Carey, The Chainsmokers, The Clash, Miles Davis, Rosemary Clooney, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Bob Dylan, Wind & Fire, Duke Ellington, 50 Cent, Erroll Garner, Benny Goodman, Adelaide Hall, Billy Joel, Janis Joplin, John Mayer, George Michael, Billy Murray, Pink Floyd, Lil Nas X, Frank Sinatra and Garfunkel, Bessie Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Andy Williams, Pharrell Williams, Bill Withers, Paul Whiteman, Joe Zawinul The Columbia Phonograph Company was founded in 1887 by stenographer and New Jersey native Edward D. Easton and a group of investors.
It derived its name from the District of Columbia. At first it had a local monopoly on sales and service of Edison phonographs and phonograph cylinders in Washington, D. C. Maryland, Delaware; as was the custom of some of the regional phonograph companies, Columbia produced many commercial cylinder recordings of its own, its catalogue of musical records in 1891 was 10 pages. Columbia's ties to Edison and the North American Phonograph Company were severed in 1894 with the North American Phonograph Company's breakup. Thereafter it sold only phonographs of its own manufacture. In 1902, Columbia introduced a molded brown wax record, to use up old stock. Columbia introduced black wax records in 1903. According to one source, they continued to mold brown waxes until 1904 with the highest number being 32601, "Heinie", a duet by Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan; the molded brown waxes may have been sold to Sears for distribution. Columbia began selling disc records and phonographs in addition to the cylinder system in 1901, preceded only by their "Toy Graphophone" of 1899, which used small, vertically cut records.
For a decade, Columbia competed with both the Edison Phonograph Company cylinders and the Victor Talking Machine Company disc records as one of the top three names in American recorded sound. In order to add prestige to its early catalog of artists, Columbia contracted a number of New York Metropolitan Opera stars to make recordings; these stars included Marcella Sembrich, Lillian Nordica, Antonio Scotti and Edouard de Reszke, but the technical standard of their recordings was not considered to be as high as the results achieved with classical singers during the pre–World War I period by Victor, England's His Master's Voice or Italy's Fonotipia Records. After an abortive attempt in 1904 to manufacture discs with the recording grooves stamped into both sides of each disc—not just one—in 1908 Columbia commenced successful mass production of what they called their "Double-Faced" discs, the 10-inch variety selling for 65 cents apiece; the firm introduced the internal-horn "Grafonola" to compete with the popular "Victrola" sold by the rival Victor Talking Machine Company.
During this era, Columbia used the "Magic Notes" logo—a pair of sixteenth notes in a circle—both in the United States and overseas. Columbia stopped recording and manufacturing wax cylinder records in 1908, after arranging to issue celluloid cylinder records made by the Indestructible Record Company of Albany, New York, as "Columbia Indestructible Records". In July 1912, Columbia decided to concentrate on disc records and stopped manufacturing cylinder phonographs, although they continued selling Indestructible's cylinders under the Columbia name for a year or two more. Columbia was split into one to make records and one to make players. Columbia Phonograph was moved to Connecticut, Ed Easton went with it, it was renamed the Dictaphone Corporation. In late 1922, Columbia went into receivership; the company was bought by its English subsidiary, the Columbia Graphophone Company in 1925 and the label, record numbering system, recording process changed. On February 25, 1925, Columbia began recording with the electric recording process licensed from Western Electric.
"Viva-tonal" records set a benchmark in tone and clarity unequaled on commercial discs during the 78-rpm era. The first electrical recordings were made by Art Gillham, the "Whispering Pianist". In a secret agreement with Victor, electrical technology was kept secret to avoid hurting sales of acoustic records. In 1926, Columbia acquired Okeh Records and its growing stable of jazz and blues artists, including Louis Armstrong and Clarence Williams. Columbia had built a catalog of blues and jazz artists, including Bessie Smith in their 14000-D Race series. Columbia had a successful "Hillbilly" series. In 1928, Paul Whiteman, the nation's most popular orchestra leader, left Victor to record for Columbia. During the same year, Columbia executiv
Willie and the Hand Jive
"Willie and the Hand Jive" is a song written by Johnny Otis and released as a single in 1958 by Johnny Otis Show, reaching #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #5 on the Billboard R&B chart. The song has a Bo Diddley beat and was inspired by the music sung by a chain gang Otis heard while he was touring; the lyrics are about a man who became famous for doing a dance with his hands, but the song has been accused of glorifying masturbation, though Otis has always denied it. It has since been covered by numerous artists, including The Strangeloves, Eric Clapton, Cliff Richard, Kim Carnes, George Thorogood and The Grateful Dead. Clapton's 1974 version was released as a single and reached the Billboard Top 40, peaking at #26. Thorogood's 1985 version reached #25 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart; the Johnny Otis Show original version of the song produced by Tom Morgan has an infectious Bo Diddley beat, in addition to resemble to the hit "Bo Diddley" of Bo Diddley much of it provided by drummer Earl Palmer.
Johnny Otis biographer George Lipsitz describes Jimmy Nolen's guitar riff on the song as "unforgettable". The music was based on a song Otis had heard a chain gang singing while touring, combined with work Otis did as a teenager when he was performing with Count Otis Matthews and the West Oakland House Stompers; the lyrics tell of a man named Willie. In a sense, the story is similar to that of Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode", which tells of someone who became famous for playing the guitar and was released two months before "Willie and the Hand Jive"; the origin of the song came when one of Otis' managers, Hal Ziegler, found out that rock'n'roll concert venues in England did not permit the teenagers to stand up and dance in the aisles, so they instead danced with their hands while remaining in their seats. At Otis' concerts, performers would demonstrate Willie's "hand jive" dance to the audience, so the audience could dance along; the dance consisted of clapping two fists together one on top of the other, followed by rolling the arms around each other.
Otis' label, Capitol Records provided diagrams showing how to do the hand jive dance. Despite the song's references to dancing, despite the demonstrations of the dance during performances, would-be censors believed that the song glorified masturbation; as as 1992, an interviewer for NPR asked Otis "Is'Hand Jive' about masturbation?" Otis was frustrated by this misinterpretation. Cliff Richard recorded the song in 1960 and The Strangeloves included it on their 1965 album I Want Candy; the Youngbloods released a version of the song on their 1971 album and Dusty. Johnny Rivers included the song on his 1973 album Blue Suede Shoes. Eric Clapton did "the Hand Jive" on his 1974 album 461 Ocean Boulevard. Clapton slowed down the tempo for his version. Author Chris Welch believes that the song benefits from this "slow burn". However, Rolling Stone critic Ken Emerson complains that the song sounds "disconcertingly mournful". Other critics praised Clapton's confident vocals. Author Marc Roberty claimed that on this song, "Eric's vocals had matured, with fluctuations and intonations that were convincing rather than tentative as in the past."
Clapton's version of the song was released as a single in 1974 and reached #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #28 in the Netherlands. It reached #31 on the RPM magazine's top singles chart in Canada and peaked at #99 on the Oricon singles chart in Japan. Clapton included the song on his compilation album Time Pieces: Best of Eric Clapton. Clapton played the song live, it appeared on the live DVD One Night Only Live. Author Harry Shapiro said that the song could sound like "a dirge on bad nights but uplifting when the mood was right". Music author Dave Thompson claimed that Clapton's "live versions get you learning the movements all over again."George Thorogood recorded a version of "Willie and the Hand Jive" for his 1985 album with the Destroyers Maverick. His single version charted on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, peaking at #25, reached #63 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Allmusic critic James Christopher Monger called the song one of Thorogood's "high points." Thorogood included the song on his 2000 compilation album Anthology, his 2002 compilation album On Tap Plus, his 2003 compilation album The George Thorogood Collection and his 2008 compilation The Best of George Thorogood & the Destroyers.
Other artists who covered the song include: Johnny Rivers, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Sandy Nelson, The Tremeloes, Amos Garrett, Ducks Deluxe and Levon Helm. Lee Michaels released a version of the song on his 1971 album, 5th; the Grateful Dead played "Willie and the Hand Jive" live several times in 1986 and 1987. Adopting the song to an 8-minute-long disco club version, Laurin Rinder & Michael Lewis produced a successful club hit in 1979 and included the song on their 1979 album Warriors. Footage from Otis' performance of "Willie and the Hand Jive" at the 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival was included in Clint Eastwood's 1971 film Play Misty for Me; this song can be heard in the film The Shawshank Redemption
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American singer-songwriter and leader of the E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss," he is recognized for his poetic lyrics, his Jersey Shore roots, his distinctive voice, lengthy, energetic stage performances. Springsteen has recorded more somber folk-oriented works, his most successful studio albums, Born to Run and Born in the U. S. A. find pleasures in the struggles of daily American life. He has sold more than 135 million records worldwide and more than 64 million records in the United States, making him one of the world's best-selling artists, he has earned numerous awards for his work, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, a Tony Award. Springsteen was inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1999, received Kennedy Center Honors in 2009, was named MusiCares person of the year in 2013, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. Married to actress Julianne Phillips, Springsteen married musician Patti Scialfa in 1991.
Their three children are Evan James Springsteen, Jessica Rae Springsteen, Sam Ryan Springsteen. Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born on September 23, 1949, at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey, he was brought home from the hospital to Freehold Borough. He attended Freehold Borough High School, his father, Douglas Frederick "Dutch" Springsteen, was of Dutch and Irish ancestry, worked as a bus driver, among other jobs, but was unemployed most of the time. Springsteen said his mother, Adele Ann, a legal secretary and of Italian ancestry, was the main breadwinner, his maternal grandfather was born in a town near Naples. He has two younger sisters and Pamela. Pamela left acting to pursue still photography full-time. Douglas Springsteen, Bruce's father, suffered from mental health issues through his life which worsened in his years. Springsteen's last name is topographic and of Dutch origin translating to "jumping stone" but more meaning a kind of stone used as a stepping stone in unpaved streets or between two houses.
The Springsteens are among the early Dutch families who settled in the colony of New Netherland in the 1600s. Raised a Catholic, Springsteen attended the St. Rose of Lima Catholic school in Freehold Borough, where he was at odds with the nuns and rejected the strictures imposed upon him though some of his music reflects a Catholic ethos and includes a few rock-influenced, traditional Irish-Catholic hymns. In a 2012 interview, he explained that it was his Catholic upbringing rather than political ideology that most influenced his music, he noted in the interview that his faith had given him a "very active spiritual life", although he joked that this "made it difficult sexually." He added: "Once a Catholic, always a Catholic."In ninth grade, Springsteen began attending the public Freehold High School, but did not fit in there either. Former teachers have said he was a "loner, who wanted nothing more than to play his guitar." He felt so uncomfortable that he skipped the ceremony. He attended Ocean County College, but dropped out.
Springsteen grew up hearing fellow New Jersey singer Frank Sinatra on the radio. He became interested in being involved in music himself when, in 1956 and 1957, at the age of seven, he saw Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show. Soon after this his mother rented him a guitar from Mike Diehl's Music in Freehold for $6 a week but it failed to provide him with the'instant gratification' he desired. In 1964, Springsteen saw the Beatles appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and, inspired, he bought his first guitar for $18.95 at the Western Auto Appliance Store. Thereafter he started playing for audiences with a band called the Rogues at local venues such as the Elks Lodge in Freehold. In late 1964, Springsteen's mother took out a loan to buy her 16-year-old son a $60 Kent guitar, an act he subsequently memorialized in his song "The Wish"; the following year, he went to the house of Tex and Marion Vinyard, who sponsored young bands in town. They helped, his first gig with the Castiles was at a trailer park on New Jersey Route 34.
The Castiles recorded two original songs at a public recording studio in Brick Township and played a variety of venues, including Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village. Marion Vinyard said. Called for conscription in the United States Army when he was 18, Springsteen failed the physical examination and did not serve in the Vietnam War, he had suffered a concussion in a motorcycle accident when he was 17, this together with his "crazy" behavior at induction gave him a classification of 4F, which made him unacceptable for service. In the late-1960s, Springsteen performed in a power trio known as Earth, playing in clubs in New Jersey, with one major show at the Hotel Diplomat in New York City. Earth consisted of John Graham on bass, Mike Burke on drums. Bob Alfano was added on organ was replaced for two gigs by Frank'Flash' Craig. From 1969 through early 1971, Springsteen performed with Steel Mill, which included Danny Federici, Vini Lopez, Vinnie Roslin and Steve Van Zandt and Robbin Thompson. During this time he performed at venues on the Jersey Shore, in Richmond, Nashville, a set of gigs in California gatheri
Secondo "Conte" Candoli was an American jazz trumpeter based on the West Coast. He played in the big bands of Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, in Doc Severinsen's NBC Orchestra on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, he played with Gerry Mulligan, on Frank Sinatra's TV specials. He recorded with Supersax, a Charlie Parker tribute band that consisted of a saxophone quintet, the rhythm section, either a trumpet or trombone. Conte was the younger brother of trumpeter Pete Candoli, he was born in Mishawaka, Indiana, on July 12, 1927. During the summer of 1943, while at Mishawaka High School, Secondo "Conte" Candoli sat in with Woody Herman's First Herd. After graduating in 1945, he joined the band full-time, where he sat side by side with his brother Pete in the trumpet section. Conte went on the road, where he stayed for the next ten years, with Herman, Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie. In 1954, after leaving Stan Kenton, Candoli formed his own group with sidemen Chubby Jackson, Frank Rosolino, Lou Levy.
He soon moved to Los Angeles to join the Lighthouse All-Stars with Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, was with them for four years. Candoli's long relationship with The Tonight Show began in 1967 and he became a permanent fixture in the orchestra's trumpet section when Johnny Carson moved the show to Burbank, California in 1972. For many years he preferred to stay in California where he could do The Tonight Show, take all the studio work he wanted, do occasional concerts and clinics, he ventured to Kansas in 1986 as a WJF All-Star with Jerome Richardson, Barney Kessel and Monty Alexander at the 1986 Wichita Jazz Festival. After Carson's retirement in 1992, he traveled with Doc Severinsen, but still enjoyed his solo playing, his playing brought him performing and recording opportunities with top names in show business, such as Gerry Mulligan, Shelly Manne, Terry Gibbs, Teddy Edwards, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr. and Sarah Vaughan. He has appeared in many motion pictures with various orchestras and worked in all of Frank Sinatra's TV specials.
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