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This Week's Glowing Dial Program Schedule:
April 2 thru April 22, 2017
Big John and Steve celebrate Jefferson's Birthday and Easter and dread Income Tax Day!
President - "Thomas Jefferson"
'n' Andy - "Easter Hat Designed By The Kingfish"
Weird Circle - "The Hand"
New Lum and Abner Show - "Baby Cedric, The Mind Reader"
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For more Celebrity Birthdays go to Ron Sayles' Blog.
Audio restoration on some
shows in this episode was done by Jerry Haendiges.
This Week's Classics & Curios Show:
"Echoes of Songs and Laughter"
On this Eddie Hubbard Special from August 28, 1989, the focus is on colors in songs. Recordings include such songs as “Orange Colored Sky,” “Blueberry Hill,” “Green Eyes,” “Blue Velvet,” “Golden Earrings,” “Roses Are Red (My Love),” “Silver Wings in the Moonlight,” “Make Me a Rainbow,” “The Blonde Sailor,” and “Red & Yellow Flowers.”
Singers include such artists as Nat King Cole, the Andrews Sisters, Fats Domino, Margaret Whiting, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Bobby Goldsboro, Margaret Whiting with Freddie Slack, and Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell with Jimmy Dorsey.
Two songs stand out for me personally that were favorites in my family during my youth. The first is “Red Sails in the Sunset,” number one on Your Hit Parade for four weeks in the year of my birth, 1935. The song was recorded by the Platters (and for years sung by my Mother at home). The second song is “The Yellow Rose of Texas” by Mitch Miller (which marked my family’s move in 1955 from the midwest to Texas). This song was selected by the Western Writers of America as one of the top 100 Western songs of all time.
As legend has it, the actual “yellow rose” refers to a mulatto woman who distracted Santa Anna, thus contributing to the Texas victory for independence in the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. (See the Texas A & M University website for Mike Whitelaw’s article that identifies the mulatto woman as Emily West who was recruited to emigrate to Texas as an indentured servant by a Philadelphia capitalist named James Morgan.)
Three songs conclude the show as Eddie leaves the color focus to play the Crew Cuts’ “Earth Angel,” Mary MacGregor’s “Torn Between Two Lovers,” and Nelson Riddle’s “Lisbon Antigua.”
PARTING THOUGHTS CONCERNING COLORS: “Colors are the smiles of nature.” — British author Leigh Hunt
“As a blind man has no idea of colors, so have we no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.” — Isaac Newton