Saturday, April 22, 2017

Jukebox Saturday Night for April 22nd, 2017: The Anniversary Waltz (for a Special 100-Year Old Lady), Babe, and Beyoncé Edition

First up, a wonderful song from the era of the Greatest Generation ...

"The Anniversary Waltz" as sung by the great Dame Vera Lynn "for all World War II sweethearts."

This wonderful song was written by Dave Franklin with lyrics by Al Dubin and first published in 1941. This is the rendition by World War II songstress -- a.k.a., "the Forces' Sweetheart" -- Dame Vera Margaret Lynn, CH DBE OStJshe.

Ms. Lynn is best known for her renditions of World War II-era British standards such as "We'll Meet Again", "(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover", "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and "There'll Always Be an England." Ms. Lynn is still alive at the spry age of 100 -- having celebrated her centenary birthday on March 20th, 2017.

Here is a BBC interview with her as she turned 100 discussing her life and what she sees as her secret to longevity.


Next up, a wonderful ballad from the end of the 1970s ...

"Babe" by Styx from the group's Cornerstone album (1979)

Styx is still together although the lead vocalist here -- Dennis DeYoung -- is no longer with the band.


And let's end with something somewhat Saturday night upbeat and energetic (in the way I so totally don't feel right now)...

"Sweet Dreams (Beautiful Nightmare)" by Beyoncé from her album I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008)


OK, that's all for now. Please see my previous entry for an update. As I wrote, I am so physically fatigued ... worn out ... beat ... tonight after my gym workout that I may very well just stay home tonight. Well, forget that. I lost the entry I had written in a technical snafu.


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