Saturday, September 17, 2011

Speaking from a platform erected on the steps of Rathaus Schöneberg for an audience of 450,000 on June 26, 1963, Kennedy said,
Two thousand years ago the proudest boast was civis Romanus sum ["I am a Roman citizen"]. Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is "Ich bin ein Berliner!"... All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words "Ich bin ein Berliner!"--Moments in the stream of time

FREDDY FENDER "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights"

Freddy Fender (June 4, 1937 – October 14, 2006), born Baldemar Garza Huerta in San Benito, Texas, United States, was a Mexican-American Tejano, country and rock and roll musician, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados. He is best known for his 1975 hits "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" and the subsequent remake of his own "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights".

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pat Boone - Speedy Gonzales

Pat Boone (born Charles Eugene Boone on June 1, 1934) is an American singer, actor and writer who was a successful pop singer in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. He covered black artists' songs (when part of the country was segregated) and sold more copies than his black counterparts. He sold over 45 million albums, had 38 Top 40 hits and appeared in more than 12 Hollywood movies. Boone's talent as a singer and actor, combined with his old-fashioned values, contributed to his popularity in the early rock and roll era. He continues to perform, and speak as a motivational speaker, a television personality, a conservative political commentator and a preacher.

According to Billboard, Boone was the second biggest charting artist of the late 1950s, behind only Elvis Presley but ahead of Ricky Nelson and The Platters, and was ranked at No. 9—behind The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney but ahead of artists such as Aretha Franklin and The Beach Boys—in its listing of the Top 100 Top 40 Artists 1955-1995.Boone still holds the Billboard record for spending 220 consecutive weeks on the charts with more than one song.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Little Eva - Locomotion (Shindig 1965)

Born in Belhaven, North Carolina, she moved to the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, New York at a young age. As a teenager, she worked as a maid and earned extra money as a babysitter for songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin. It is often claimed that Goffin and King were amused by Boyd's individual dancing style, so they wrote "The Loco-Motion" for her and had her record it as a demo .



Music producer Don Kirshner of Dimension Records was impressed by the song and Boyd's voice and had it released. The song reached #1 in the United States in 1962. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Band of The Brigade of Gurkhas


Zorba the Greek (Βίος και Πολιτεία του Αλέξη Ζορμπά) is a novel written by the Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis, first published in 1946. It is the tale of a young Greek intellectual who ventures to escape his bookish life with the aid of the boisterous and mysterious Alexis Zorba. The novel was adapted into a successful 1964 film of the same name as well as a 1968 musical, Zorba. Here is the Gurkha Band playing the theme of the movie

Volare - Dean Martin


Volare, oh oh ...
Cantare, oh oh oh oh ...
Let's fly way up to the clouds ...
E cantare, oh oh oh oh ...
No wonder my happy heart sings ...
Your love has given me wings ...
E incominciavo a volare nel cielo infinito ...
Nel blu, dipinto di blu ...
Felice di stare lassu ...
E volavo, volavo felice piu in alto del sole ed ancora piu su ...
Mentre il mondo pian piano spariva lontano laggiu ...
Una musica dolce suonava soltanto per...