Saturday, February 22, 2014

Jukebox Saturday Night Entry, Feb. 22nd, 2014: The Bea Wain, Frank & Nancy Sinatra (ft. David Perruzza), and Aqua Barbie Girl Edition

"Heart and Soul" by Larry Clinton and his Orchestra and sung by the great vocalist Bea Wain (1939).

Both Wain and Ella Fitzgerald did great renditions of Dipsy Doodle.

Bea Wain was quite a lovely looking young woman. Above is a picture of her from probably around 1940.

Oh, and she's still very much alive at the spry age of 96. Below is a picture of her from May 2013 at a luncheon for Michael Feinstein when he was inducted into the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters.

The caption on the webpage states: Celebrity luncheon honoree Michael Feinstein greets legendary recording artist and long-time PPB member Bea Wain in the Sportsmen's Lodge green room. (David Keeler photo)



"Somethin' Stupid" by Frank Sinatra and his daughter Nancy Sinatra from their album The World We Knew (1967)

The Sinatra and Sinatra release of this song went to Number 1 on the Easy Listening chart (now called the Adult Contemporary chart) and Number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. However, it was actually written and released by Carson Parks and his wife Gaile Foote the year before in 1966.

Oh, yes...

Is it me or does David Perruzza (D - Some Local Hero) look like Frank Sinatra, at least a little?


And now for something a bit more Saturday night upbeat ...

"Barbie Girl" by Aqua from their release Aquarium (1997).

Yes, it's very silly and bubble gum syrupy but kinda fun.

OK, that's all for now. My next planned update will either be Monday or Tuesday night.


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