Music – 1947 – Bob Hope + Bing Crosby Et Al – Good Ole Harmony – Sung In Movie Variety Girl

Variety Girl is a 1947 American musical comedy film directed by George Marshall….and starring Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley, Frank Ferguson, Glenn Tryon, Nella Walker, Torben Meyer, Jack Norton, and William Demarest…..which was produced by Paramount Pictures.  Numerous Paramount contract players and directors make cameos or perform songs including Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, William Holden et al….with particularly large amounts of screen time featuring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. The…

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Music – 1989 – Walt Disney Fun With Music Sing Along Song – Scales + Arpeggios With Professor Owl

Walt Disney Animations introduced their 1989 version of the Sing Along Songs anthology with their titled interpretation of Fun With Music….which was hosted by Professor Owl and Ludwig von Drake…..who still today remain as two Disney characters favorites….and in this particular video…it is Professor Owl who introduces some foundations of music titled Scales & Arpeggios…..as the wonderful world…

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Music – 1954 – POTUS Harry Truman – Plays Piano To Hail Hail The Gangs All Here With Union Chief

Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd president of the United States from 1945 to 1953….while having succeeded upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt….after serving as Roosevelt’s vice president. He implemented the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe….and established the Truman Doctrine and NATO. Truman grew up in Independence, Missouri….and during World War I was sent to France as a captain…

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Music – 1989 – Walt Disney Snore Along With Ludwig Von Drake – Blue Danube Waltz

Disney Sing-Along Songs is a series of videos on VHS, betamaxs, laserdiscs and DVDs with musical moments from various Disney films, TV shows and attractions…..as lyrics for the songs are displayed on-screen with the Mickey Mouse icon as a “bouncing ball”.  Early releases open with a theme song introduction….as written by Patrick DeRemer….while containing footage featuring Professor Owl and his class….as seen originally in 1953 in two Disney shorts, Melody and Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom …

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Music – 1977 – Billy Preston – Fancy Lady – Performed Live On Stage In New York City

Billy Preston (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006) was an American musician whose work encompassed R&B, rock, soul, funk, and gospel…..as Preston was a top session keyboardist in the 1960’s….during which time he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Rev. James Cleveland and The Beatles. He went on to achieve fame as a solo artist….with hit singles such as “That’s the Way God…

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Music – 1955 – James Cagney + Bob Hope – Tabletop Tap Dance Routine From The Movie Seven Little Foys

The Seven Little Foys is a Technicolor in VistaVision 1955 comedy film directed by Melville Shavelson starring Bob Hope as Eddie Foy, the famous vaudeville entertainer…..with one highlight of the film being an energetic tabletop dance showdown sequence with Bob Hope as Eddie Foy and James Cagney….who reprises his role as George M. Cohan….as seen in this video herewith. The story of Eddie Foy Sr. and the Seven Little Foys inspired…

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Music – 1956 – Ella Fitzgerald – Anything Goes – Put To Highlights Of Major League Baseball

“Anything Goes“ is a song written by Cole Porter for his 1934 musical Anything Goes….as many of the lyrics include humorous references to figures of scandal and gossip from Depression-era high society. One couplet refers to Samuel Goldwyn’s box-office failure Nana starring Anna Sten….whose English was said to be incomprehensible to all except Goldwyn….since Goldwyn was from Poland and Sten Ukraine).   Frank Sinatra recorded the song…

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Music – 1957 – Jimmy Durante + Bob Hope – On The Sidewalks Of New York – Sung In Movie Beau James

“The Sidewalks of New York“ is a popular song about life in New York City during the 1890’s….which was  composed in 1894 by vaudeville actor and singer Charles B. Lawlor….with lyrics by James W. Blake….and  was an immediate and long-lasting hit….which is often considered a theme for New York City.  Many artists, including Mel Tormé, Duke Ellington, Larry Groce, Richard Barone and The Grateful Dead have performed the…

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Music – 1956 – Olympic Band – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At Medal Ceremony Of Mens Decathlon

The Men’s decathlon competition at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 29–30…..and the gold medal was won by USA Milt Campbell with 7937 points….as USA Rafer Johnson captured Silver with 7587 points….as USSR Vasili Kuznetsov garnered the bronze medal with 7465 points.  The decathlon consists of ten track and field events….with a points system that awards higher scores for…

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