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C'est Magnifique

This song written by the brilliant composer Cole Porter was first performed by Lilo and Peter Cookson in 1953 Broadway musical "CanCan". As I have come to learn more and more there is a a treasure trove of music familiar to our older adult participants whose origins are in Broadway theatre and film musicals.

In 1953, Gordon McCrae's recorded C'est Magnifique. His version was the only...

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.....