Songs for seniors

Marshmallow World

This is a wonderful song for the holidays. Though it makes no mention of Christmas, it is definitely a favourite this time of year. Written by lyricist Carl Sigman and composer Peter DeRose in 1949 this upbeat tune celebrates...

My Old Man's a Dustman

Since today is the national holiday Victoria Day here in Canada I thought it would make perfect sense to choose a song from an artist who greatly impacted the music scene in England, Lonnie Donegan,  This well known skiffle artist recorded my song of the week “My Old Man’s a Dustman”, a song he co-wrote with Beverly Thorn and Peter Buchanon. Skiffle music in England was a type of folk music popular in the 1950 England which had blues and jazzinfluences. This style of music was played by...

Just In Time

This week’s choice is a song performed by the one and only Mr. Tony Bennett. “Just in Time”, a hit for Bennett in 1960 was written by Jule Styne (music) with Betty Comden and Adolph Green (lyrics.) It was originally performed by Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin in the stage musical Bells are Ringing and then featured in the movie of the same name in 1960 when it was sung by Judy Holliday this time with Dean Martin. Among other versions, there is a great one out there of Dean Martin singing it solo as well; think I just heard it recently on a television ad.

Like many artists/performers of the day, Tony Bennett, who was born Anthony Dominick Benedetto in Astoria, Queens, New York changed and simplified his name as many of the day often did. If what I’ve read is true.....