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Today would have been Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday. She was born on April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia. At least that’s would we now believe to be true. Ella Fitzgerald left much about her earliest years shrouded in mystery. She was fanatically guarded about her history and her privacy. For example, her birth date […]

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Today we’ve got two Oscar Nominated songs that were both introduced on film by Jane Wyman and Bing Crosby, a most delightful screen couple indeed. The songs were nominated in back-to-back years and were written by two different pairs of legendary songwriters. The first song was not only a 1951 Oscar nominee but the winner, […]

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