“Ophelia“ is a song written by Robbie Robertson of The Band….which was first released by the group on their 1975 album Northern Lights – Southern Cross…..as it was the lead single from the album. It has also appeared on several of the group’s live and compilation albums….and has been covered by such artists as Vince Gill and My Morning Jacket. The lyrics tell of the singer’s attempt…

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Music – 1983 – Smokey Robinson – You Better Shop Around + Tears Of A Clown – Live At MoTown 25th Anv

“The Tears of a Clown“ is a song written by Hank Cosby, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder….and was originally recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles for the Tamla Records label….which was a subsidiary of Motown….as it first appeared on the 1967 album Make It Happen…..when it was re-released in the United Kingdom as a single in July 1970….and it became a # 1 hit on…

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Music – 1989 – Disney Sing Along Song – Boo Boo Boo – From Fun With Music With Ludwig Von Drake

Professor Ludwig Von Drake is one of Walt Disney’s cartoon and comic book characters….who was first introduced on September 24, 1961, as the presenter (and singer of “The Spectrum Song”) in the cartoon An Adventure in Color….which was part of the first episode of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color on NBC.  Said to be an uncle of Donald Duck, Ludwig von Drake is described as a scientist,…

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Music – 1952 – Hank Williams – You Win Again

“You Win Again“ is a 1952 song by Hank Williams….which in style, the song is a blues ballad and deals with the singer’s despair with his partner. The song has been widely covered, including versions by Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones. Hank Williams recorded “You Win Again” on July 11, 1952….which was one…

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Music – 1989 – Walt Disney Animated Sing Along Song – Old McDonald Had A Band With Professor Owl

In 1989, Walt Disney Animations came out with their 6th production of Disney Sing Along Songs….which featured Professor Owl and Ludwig von Drake as co-hosts for Fun With Music…..which featured a new version of the ever popular children’s song Old McDonald Has A Farm…..as introduced by Professor Owl called Old McDonald’s Has A Band….as this interpretation of the famous…

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Music – 1964 – Hank Williams Sr – Lovesick Blues – Performed In Movie Your Cheatin Heart

“Lovesick Blues“ is a show tune written by Cliff Friend and Irving Mills…..as the song first appeared in the 1922 musical Oh, Ernest…..and was recorded by Emmett Miller in 1925 and 1928…..and later by country music singer Rex Griffin…..as the recordings by Griffin and Miller inspired Hank Williams to perform the song during his first appearances on the Louisiana Hayride radio show in 1948…..and after receiving an enthusiastic…

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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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