Friday, August 27, 2010

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?"

OK, The King returns: This '26 Handman/Turk classic was 1st recorded by Lou & Edith Handman in '27. 1st charted by Blue Barron and Al Jolson in '50. Elvis 1st heard J. P. Morgan's '59 version while in Europe in the Army and recorded it in '60. The spoken part is based on Act II, Scene VII of "Äs You Like It" - "......all the world's a stage...". 6 wks. at #1 in '60. #81 on Billboard's Greatest Songs Of All Time.

Yesterday's answer: "Guantanamera". Pete Seeger is still going strong at the tender age of 91!

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