music for seniors fitness

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo

This week I've chosen a Disney novelty song classic from the film Cinderella written in 1948 by Al Hoffman, Mack David and Jerry Livingston. Verna Felton sang the first version of this popular tune in this 1950 film.  Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo was nominated for an Academy Award in 1950 for Best Original Song but lost out to...

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.....