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Jack Carter had a reputation as being one of the more miserable men in show business. He was, what you might call, a chronic complainer. He never felt he was as appreciated as he should be. According to Mr. Carter, he could do it all! Here’s a clip that I think confirms that indeed he […]

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I just read that today is Tom Smothers 78th birthday. As someone whose mom always liked him best too, I have always been able to relate to Dick Smothers but I’ve always loved Tom Smothers anyway. Aw hell, who am I kidding, the Smothers Brothers are just the best. A great comedy team that, quite […]

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We’ve spent a couple of weeks discussing some of my favorite funny people – men and women. There are more but after watching yesterday’s post of “The Merv Griffin Show” with Buddy Rich and Mel Torme, among others, I thought this might be a good time to cover some of my favorite musical artists throughout […]

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Why am I still awake at 1:07 in the morning? Well, for the last 30 minutes or so I’ve been watching videos of a young woman named Christina Bianco. If you’ve read most of the posts on this site, you may pick up on the idea that I think all the great entertainment talents are, […]

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The other morning I picked up my copy of “Name-Dropping: The Life and Lies of Alan King.” The late comedian’s autobiography was written with Chris Chase and published in 1996. I’ve read the book before and I wasn’t intending on reading the whole book again but once I started, I just couldn’t stop. King was […]

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In our last “Oscar Songs” post before my special SUNDAY MUSIC FESTA OSCAR SONGS special at 12 Noon, Sunday february 24th on Jazz 90.1 in Rochester, NY or streaming live HERE, I thought we’d touch upon those songs that actually won the big prize on Oscar night and went on to become standards in the […]

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