Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, September 21, 2017

MUSIC FROM THE PAST: PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE

The Temptations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s3SNHIH0bs

BLONDIE: DAGWOOD'S NEW SUIT:

Chic Young's Blondie began as a comic strip on September 8. 1930.  Eighty-seven years l;ater it is still going strong,having spawned two television shows, a successful film series, a long-running radio show, animated cartoons and several books.

Originally, Dagwood Bumstead was the scion of a wealthy railroad family.  He dated Blondie Boopadoop, a lovely "flapper" and (apparently) showgirl.  When the two got married, Dagwood's family disowned him and the married couple had to survive on their own.  Blondie evolved into a suburban housewife, while Dagwood went to work as the J. C. Dithers Construction Company's office manager.  They had a son, Alexander, originally called Baby Dumpling; then a daughter, Cookie.  Both are eternal teenagers now.  In the 60s, their dog Daisy had a litter of five unnamed pups.  Daisy has stayed with the strip, but the pups are now long-gone.  The Bumstead's now live in an unnamed suburb, which was once in the Joplin, Missouri, area.  In popular culture, the comic strip has given the world the Dagwood Sandwich.

The Blondie radio show began on CBS as a summer replacement show for The Eddie Cantor Show.  The show continued on CBS (moving briefly to NBC for a few months in the latter half of 1944) until June 1949.  It spent its final season on ABC and ended in July, 1950.  Arthur Lake and Penny Singleton reprised their roles from the film series.

"Dagwood's New Suit" was first broadcast on October 30, 1939.

Enjoy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuKrVkhV3ks

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MUSIC FROM THE PAST: LATE DECEMBER, 1963 (OH, WHAT A NIGHT)

The Four Seasons.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liyiT_DGREA

BAD JOKE WEDNESDAY

Saw this ad on Craig's List:

          64" color television, $3, volume is stuck on loud.

I thought, "Well, I can't turn that down."

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MUSIC FROM THE PAST: 24 HOURS FROM TULSA

Gene Pitney.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmvnTqrm-_o

OVERLOOKED PUPPETS: THE LIMEJUICE MYSTERY or WHO SPAT IN GRANDFATHER'S PORRIDGE? (1930)

Here's a first for this blog:  a Sherlock Holmes Herlock Sholmes mystery done totally with marionettes!  It also features the lovely Anna May Wong Anna Went Wrong.  Much of the action takes place in a Limehouse Limejuice opium den.  I have no idea where grandfather's porridge fits into this 9-minute extravaganza.

Original.

Witty.

Weird.

A lot of references I just didn't get, maybe because I'm not a 1930 Brit.

This one appears to be a love-it or a hate-it with no middle ground.

Enjoy.  (Or not.)


https://archive.org/details/TheLimejuiceMysteryOrWhoSpatInGrandfathersPorridge

Monday, September 18, 2017

MUSIC FROM THE PAST: THEY CALL THE WIND MARIA

After Harvey and Irma and Jose (maybe) and whatever the K and L storms are called, a bunch of wind called Maria is lurking in the Atlantic.  No one know how powerful it could become nor whether if will make landfall.

Still, it seems an apt time to post this song.

Take your pick:



The Kingston Trio,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1eQo_ygSCw


and Harve Presnell,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByqYEzugleE


and Robert Goulet,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqBQJTbUAfg


and Frankie Laine,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbDFKC-jHQo


and Sam Cooke,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkvlRPprpp0


and The Browns,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3o567Hwpic


and Vaughn Monroe,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMIcTor3S9Q


and Ed Ames,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkId85JJ5Zw


and Robert Horton,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPXJEqPSWBg


and Bob Oates,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fUCuVpqJs4



and Karntner Landesjugendchor,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz4rbe29hFc



and, to close this out, The Smothers Brothers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFHh0Rs34v0