In 1972 Rudy Wurlitzer asked Bob Dylan for co-operation. He was in the final stages of writing the script for the film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. He wanted Dylan to create the soundtrack.
Wurlitzer needed a theme song. As Dylan had nothing else to do at the time, he set about reading the script. He liked the film characters and quickly wrote the ballad 'Billy'. He even asked Wurlitzer for a role in the film. Wurlitzer promised to help, so Dylan and his wife went to Durango...
Last Updated (Sunday, 15 March 2015 17:48)
I have been planning to write about this lady for a long time. I have resolved on doing it now, because she sings carols beautifully.
Kiri Te Kanawa was born on 5 March 1944 in Gisborne, New Zealand. Her original name was Claire Rawstron. Her father was Maori and her mother was European, but there is little known about them. It is said that her father was a Maori aristocrat. As an infant she was adopted by Thomas Te Kanawa, a Maori, and his Irish wife Nell. Her musical talent...
Last Updated (Saturday, 14 March 2015 14:17)
It’s hard not to hear ‘Winter Wonderland’ in the Winter. Mostly in December, before Christmas. That’s why this song is often recognized as a carol, however today it can be considered a pop piece. In general you may acknowledge it a Christmas Song.
The lyrics have been written first. It is a magical vision of a world covered in snow full of snowmen, sleigh bells ring and children joyfully playing. This was the image Richard B. Smith (known as Dick Smith) saw in Central Park of...
Last Updated (Monday, 16 March 2015 00:49)
Minnie The Moocher is the greatest hit of Cab Calloway. The song was recorded in 1931 and, although it was the time of the big crisis in the USA, it turned out to be a great success. The sales exceeded one million records.
The song wasn’t Cab Calloway original idea. He used a song from 1927 called 'Willie the Weeper', which author and performer was Frankie 'Half-Pint' Jaxon.
Minnie The Moocher
Frankie 'Half Pint' Jaxon (1895 – 1944) was a black singer, stage designer...
Last Updated (Saturday, 14 March 2015 15:26)