Do you remember those great songs from the 1950's? It was an era when really talented vocalists like Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Patti Page, Joni James, Nat Cole, and countless other songsters brought us the music we will never forget. Many of those songs will be included in my October 6th program. We will be singing songs like "Tennessee Waltz," "Mockingbird Hill," "Love Me Tender," and really too many to list. Let's just say, many of the songs from that unforgettable musical era. I hope to see some of you "locals" there.
HI TOM.....YOU SELDOM MENTION JERRY VALE AMONG THE FABULOUS SINGERS OT THE 50'S. HE WAS AMONG THE BEST ACCORDING TO FRANK SINATRA AND ESPECIALLY ON ITALIAN SONGS. I RAN INTO HIM ONE DAY IN LAS VEGAS AT A SMALL CASINO PLAYING 5 CENT POKER WITH FRIENDS. HE WAS JUST A REGULAR GUY WHO SANG WHILE SHINNING SHOES IN NEW YORK DURING THE DEPRESSION. ONE OF HIS SHOE SHINE CUSTOMERS HELPED HIM PAY FOR LESSONS AND SINATYRA HAD A LOT TO DO WITH HIS SUCCESS. BEST REGARDS.
RALPH: YOU KNOW WHAT? YOU ARE 100 PERCENT CORRECT! I LOVED JERRY VALE ALMOST AS MUCH AS AL MARTINO. THOSE ITALIAN SINGERS WERE IN A CLASS BY THEMSELVES. ANOTHER OF MY FAVORITES WAS VIC DAMONE AND OF COURSE, THE GREAT "DINO" MARTINO AND PERRY COMO! I HAVE NO REASON FOR NOT INCLUDING THEM IN THE LIST, BUT I DO SING MANY OF THEIR SONGS. TOM