Sunday, August 15, 2010


OK, back to '52 (great year!): This popular Brazilian tune was written by Valdir Azevedo with added lyrics by Jack Lawrence. Azevedo was a choro composer/conductor and a master of the cavaquinho. This was the 1st of Percy Faith's 3 #1 hits (the other 2 were "Theme From Moulin Rouge" ('53) and "Theme From 'A Summer Place'" ('60)). Perez Prado, Stan Kenton and Dinah Shore also recorded popular covers.

Yesterday's answer: "Midnight In Montgomery" by Alan Jackson. Haunting tune and even more haunting video. It is rumored that this really did happen to Jackson! BTW, a Nudie Suit is one designed by Nudie Cohn (December 15, 1902 – May 9, 1984), Russian-born Jewish-American tailor, known for designing rhinestone-covered suits and other elaborate outfits, to be worn by celebrities such as Elvis Presley, Porter Wagoner, Webb Pierce, Roy Rogers, and Gram Parsons and, of course, Hank Williams.

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