Mondo, with your permission, sir ....

Mondo, with your permission, sir ....

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February 1st, 2010, 4:09 am #1

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.. I thought some nice people in here would like
a good cry, so I am posting this video of Percy
Faith's "Moon River". However, it isn't really
the music itself that might cause your eyes to
well up with tears, but rather the reminder that
we have come a MELANCHOLY DISTANCE from the time
when this beautiful tune and others like it were
beng played on A.M. radios and victrolas all over
America, and probably Canada. Please enjoy ...






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February 1st, 2010, 4:16 am #2

Such a wistful song.

Thanks for sharing John.

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February 1st, 2010, 4:31 am #3

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.. Andy Williams

Thanks for keeping it here. I hope others like it.

I wasn't alive back then, but I saw picture books
in school. The school uniforms, the family picnics,
the dogs named Spot or Fido, the pies cooling on
the window sills, the kids fishing off docks
with grandpa, and so on.

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February 1st, 2010, 4:36 am #4

Hi John

Frank Sinatra did it - so did Louis Armstrong.

I like the line

"Two drifters, off to see the world"


Another story of the prodigal.



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February 1st, 2010, 5:14 am #5

Such a wistful song.

Thanks for sharing John.
My favorite singer of all time!

And one of my favorite pieces ....

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February 1st, 2010, 5:50 am #6

I like his voice and some of his music.

never liked his spiritual stuff much, mostly because it is too religious for me.

His love songs are among my favs - I will post one on The Love Boat



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February 1st, 2010, 5:55 am #7

at what a hypocrite he actually was! I was really shocked and disgusted when I found out myself. I almost worshiped the guy.

Nevertheless, I loved his voice and his music. Too bad he demonstrated such a dual nature. (Essentially, he was a philanderer and a pedophile).

-Vince
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February 1st, 2010, 6:00 am #8

I didn't know that - a lot of religious men have sexual weaknesses and problems. But a pedophile - that is a major posession.





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February 1st, 2010, 6:27 am #9

I don't know how much of it was his social conditioning. People from the deep south often have quite different perceptions of morality than the colder northern people do. He came from a hillbilly family. (His mom actually smoked a corn cob pipe!)

He and his wife had, what they call, an "open marriage" where they indulged in sex with other people. That by itself isn't too uncommon, I guess; I've heard where traveling evangelists often EXPECT to have sexual services provided for them by host congregations too ...when they go hold meetings on the road.

But he liked to have little girls as well and that ...... wasn't well accepted at that time ... even by his worldly peers. Again, I don't know if this is a southern tradition which he just thought was quite normal. He may have thought he was doing the little girls a favor by welcoming them into his world. He was sterile (as was his wife as well) and so he didn't have any concerns about spreading his seed. That may have been a contributing factor in his behavior.

Otherwise, Jim Reeves had a reputation for being the perfect gentleman.

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February 1st, 2010, 2:15 pm #10

Hi John

Frank Sinatra did it - so did Louis Armstrong.

I like the line

"Two drifters, off to see the world"


Another story of the prodigal.



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It's kind of a standard, isn't it?

Like Diana Krall and Norah Jones do songs
by the likes of Doris Day and Ella Fitzgerald

Diana Krall reminds me so much of a young Julie London

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