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Notably Disney
Author Spencer Wright Discusses Crafting ”Voices Behind the Magic”

Notably Disney

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 56:02


Ever wonder the "origin stories" of the performers behind some of the most beloved Disney characters like Yzma, Maleficent, Baloo, and Mrs. Potts? Well, author Spencer Wright has crafted 13 chapters in his new book, Voices Behind the Magic, each one chronicling a voice artist's career. Among those featured are Eartha Kitt, Bing Crosby, Ed Wynn, and Angela Lansbury. Spencer focuses on their contributions to the world of Disney, including their most notable vocal roles, as well as the lasting legacies they have had on the company. On this episode of Notably Disney, host Brett Nachman talks with Spencer about the book's origins and the fascinating stories behind these unforgettable voice artists. Follow Spencer on Facebook (Spencer Wright, Author) and Instagram (@overlookeddis).  Feel free to follow Brett on Twitter (@bnachmanreports), subscribe to the podcast, and send your feedback to notablydisney@gmail.com New episodes of the podcast debut on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

Happy Life Studios Podcast
Episode 295: Game Changer HL295

Happy Life Studios Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 25:00


According to Investopedia.com, a game changer is "...an individual or company that significantly alters the way things are done as a whole." This past week I've been contemplating the life and influence of Martin Luther King Jr.—the man he was, the world-altering difference he made, and especially HOW he made that difference and the incredible brave people who helped him change the game. Even when it comes to changing the world, no one is meant to do this alone.Here are a couple of interesting and informative links on Rosa Parks https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rosa-parks-ignites-bus-boycot and Claudette Colvin https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-43171799Thank you to James Kocian, for the use of his song "Another Perfect Day", made specifically for Happy Life Studios. Check out more of his amazing stuff here and tell him Happy Life Studios sent you.www.JamesKocian.com or here www.Facebook.com/jameskocianmusicThe songs we use in this episode are "Christmas the Whole Year Round" by Sabrina Carpenter and "The Secret of Christmas" by Bing Crosby. We don't own the rights to either.Contact usLinktree: www.Linktr.ee/HappyLifeStudiosEmail: Podcast@HappyLife.StudioYo Stevo Hotline: (425) 200-HAYS (4297)Webpage: www.HappyLife.lol Facebook: www.Facebook.com/HappyLifeStudios Instagram: www.Instagram.com/HappyLife_Studios Twitter: www.Twitter.com/HappyLifStudios YouTube: www.YouTube.com/StevoHaysIf you would like to help us spread the HappyPayPal: www.PayPal.me/StevoHaysCash App: $HappyLifeStudiosZelle: StevoHays@gmail.comVenmo: @StevoHaysCheck: Payable to Hays Ministries or Steve Hays and send to PO Box 102 Maple Valley, WA 98038

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast
Episode 90: Bing Crosby Podcast 1952-01-16 (090) Guest Bob Hope - At Fort Ord and Gordon MacRae's Railroad Hour 1952-01-21 (173) The Desert Song

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 65:18


Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast
Episode 89: Bing Crosby Podcast 1952-01-09 (089) Guests The Rhythmaires and Gordon MacRae's Railroad Hour 1952-01-14 (172) I Married an Angel

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 59:00


Great episode for Rhythmair fans!

The Quiet Village Podcast
Quiet Village 109: Crooners Go Hawaiian

The Quiet Village Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 57:58


This episode looks at the American pop crooners of the 50's & 60's as they begin to include Hawaiian songs in their songbooks and even record full Hawaiian themes albums. Includes Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Connie Francis, Bing Crosby and more.

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast
Episode 1947: Bing Crosby Podcast 1947-01-08 Guest Mickey Rooney and The Mel Blanc Show 1946-12-31 ep18 Zebra of the Year

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 57:45


Mickey Rooney stops by Bing's show!

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast
Episode 88: Bing Crosby Podcast 1952-01-02 (088) Guests Monica Lewis and Hopalong Cassidy and Gordon MacRae's Railroad Hour 1952-01-07 (171) Blossom Time

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 56:38


Windy City Irish Radio
Windy City Irish Radio - January 2, 2022

Windy City Irish Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 58:20


As Bing Crosby sang in Irving Berlin's classic movie, Holiday Inn, "Let's Start the New Year Right!" and with just two days in, so far, so good.  On today's show, Mike and Tim ring in a year of hope, promise, happiness, prosperity and, most important, our health.  Join Mike and Tim and ring in 2022 with music from the McGuire Sisters, Van Morrison, Bing Crosby, Lyra, U2, Enda Reilly, Imelda May, Donovan, Aimee, Mairi Cambell, and Emma Langford.   Wishing you all the happiest and healthiest of New Years!  Check out our show on www.windycityirishradio.com or live on 750AM WNDZ Chicago or live streamed at www.globalirishradio.com.  

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast
Episode 63: Bing Crosby Podcast 1951-12-26 (087) Guests Bob Hope and Dorthy Lamour in Road To Las Vegas and Gordon MacRae's Railroad Hour 1951-12-31 (170) Review of 1951

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 59:21


Love it whenever Bob Hope and Dorthy Lamour stop by Bing's show!

Attaboy Clarence
The Attaboy Clarence New Year Special 2021

Attaboy Clarence

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 126:43


Hear the Top Ten Classic Movies that wowed me this year (including some I haven't yet told you about...)Hear reviews of two classic movies with a New Year flavour - a murder mystery set at the stroke of midnight in The Night Club Lady (1932) and a trio of ghosts return to set a love affair in order just in time for New Year in Beyond Tomorrow (1940)...We have New Year radio adventures with Holmes and Watson and Our Miss Brooks!A special New Year edition of Who The Hell Is That Hollywood Legend?Some classic music to see in the New Year, courtesy of Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgeraldand The Maguire SistersPLUS... don't you just love classic radio advertisement music with a sinister twist?To become a patron supporter of the shows, and to gain access to a world of Hollywood story-telling go to www.patreon.com/attaboysecret or CLICK HERECredits

Mystery & Comedy Old Time Radio Podcast
Merry Christmas part 1

Mystery & Comedy Old Time Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 104:49


hi guys and welcome back to the mystery and comedy Old time radio podcast. please join me as i wish you guys a Merry Christmas to you and your family. i want to once again thank everyone who has listened and subscribed to my podcast I really do appreciate it. in today's episodes we celebrate Christmas with two old time radio classics. in first episode starting Ms Maire Wilson and Joan banks as Jane in CBS comedy show my friend Irma. we find that Irma has planned another Christmas Eve party for all her friends and unfortunately they all can't come to her party. she Irma is so heartbroken that she leaves and so Jane has a wonderful idea of giving Irma the best Christmas party ever. so Jane Irma's boyfriend and all their friends throw a Irma party in Ms O'Riley apartment. it is called Irma's Christmas party. in this second episode it's from the lux radio theater presentation of Walt Disney classic movie Pinocchio. in this show we find a well known carpenter named gapento who has made everything in the world but a child so he makes a little wooden boy and named him Pinocchio so for the little wooden boy he has quite an adventure with his friend and helper Jimmy cricket. I hope you guys enjoy Ms Marie Wilson and Joan banks as Jane in the CBS comedy show my friend Irma and the lux radio theater presentation of Walt Disney Pinocchio. please stay tuned to her Mr cliff Edwards and mr Bing Crosby and the andrews sisters sing a couple of Christmas songs. guys and please stay tuned for Merry Christmas part 2 tonight. and also guys please stay tuned for my new years eve and new years day part 2 on Friday night. please comment and subscribe, also guys I'm going to be giving you guys a quick update on new years day on future chances for 2022 and always remember guys to enjoy the show thanks.

Costume Drama Rewind
Season 2, Episode 5: "White Christmas" (1954) and "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946)

Costume Drama Rewind

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 18:56


We're having the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby danced with Danny f*@#ing Kaye! In this episode, we look at how filmmakers handled extremely recent history, that of WW2, in 1946 and 1954 with "It's a Wonderful Life" and "White Christmas" respectively. Among the topics we discuss are 1950s nostalgia for the 40s, entertainers who served in WW2, how veterans were treated after the war, and how banks work (apparently everyone in Bedford Falls needs a refresher).

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast
Episode 1946: Bing Crosby Podcast 1946-12-25 Christmas Show, Mel Blanc Show 1946-12-10 Betty's Christmas Present,1946-12-17 Exchanging Gifts, 1946-12-24 Mel Plays Santa Claus

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 102:00


Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast
Episode 86: Bing Crosby Podcast 1951-12-19 (086) Guests Trudy Erwin and Lindsay Crosby, Gordon MacRae's Railroad Hour 1951-12-17 (168) Rosalie, and 1951-12-24 (169) The Happy Prince

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 88:44


Bing and Gordon MacRae wish you a Happy Holidays!

Harold's Old Time Radio
Andrews Sisters - 44 12 31 - 01 Guest Bing Crosby Gabby Hayes

Harold's Old Time Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 28:44


Andrews Sisters - 44 12 31 - 01 Guest Bing Crosby Gabby Hayes

Post Bulletin Minute
Castle Community owners silent, 48 days into 60-day compliance period

Post Bulletin Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 4:27


Stories mentioned in this episode: Day in History: 1946: Bing Crosby voted No. 1 box office star Castle Community owners silent, 48 days into 60-day compliance period Rochester woman charged in Jan. 6 insurrection has a new lawyer and legal strategy What a snowplow driver wants you to know High school highlights for Monday, Dec. 27, 2021 Read all stories in this episode at postbulletin.com.

To All The Flicks I’ve Loved Before
043 - White Christmas (1954)

To All The Flicks I’ve Loved Before

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 44:10


Season 9: Under the Mistletoe - Christmas season is still in full swing here at To All The Flicks I've Loved Before, and this week we discuss the 1954 classic, White Christmas, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. We make a record-breaking number of references, including but not limited to: Sabrina, Hugo, West Side Story, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Singing in the Rain and Funny Face. Kiley shares an alarming bit of trivia involving asbestos and we praise Amy Adams. Wanna know how all of that relates? Tune in and find out! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/to-all-the-flicks-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/to-all-the-flicks-podcast/support

Post Bulletin Minute
Rochester education group Cradle 2 Career is ready to do more

Post Bulletin Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 3:58


Stories mentioned in this episode: Day in History: 1946: Bing Crosby voted No. 1 box office star Rochester education group Cradle 2 Career is ready to do more Byron's Harvey, the truest of gym rats National Guard provides needed relief at Rochester's Samaritan Bethany Read all stories in this episode at postbulletin.com.

God Feeding Station
The Bing Crosby Radio Show

God Feeding Station

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 28:17


Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast
Episode 1945: Bing Crosby Podcast 1946-12-18 Guest Peggy Lee and Mel Blanc Show 1946-11-05 Radio, 1946-11-12 Actors, 1946-11-18 Mr. Colby

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 104:00


More great Bing and three episodes of Mel Blanks show!

Dearly Departed Podcast
Episode 31 - Classic Christmas Songs We Love and Hate

Dearly Departed Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 111:33


We take a holly, jolly trip through classic Christmas recordings from favorites like Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, and more!

Music Notes with Jess
Ep. 115 - Christmas Hot 100 Hits

Music Notes with Jess

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 35:53


Merry Christmas! Did you know that some of our favorite Christmas songs aren't considered hits? Billboard Magazine has been studying how classic songs became popular through TV specials, vinyl, radio, and streaming. I countdown 12 Christmas songs that achieved Hot 100 success over time. Let's "have a Merry little Christmas" and take music notes. Theme Song: "Dance Track", composed by Jessica Ann CatenaSongs Mentioned: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4HDILVFeJyYwvIYVyT2WzD?si=4d837e9d7c69466e&pt=741b27a0be18872d6be52865c9920aa812. "A Holly Jolly Little Christmas" - Burl Ives (1964-1965)11. "Jingle Bell Rock" - Bobby Helms (1957)10. "Run Rudolph Run" - Chuck Berry (1958)9. "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" - David Saville & The Chipmunks (1958)8. "Feliz Navidad" - Jose Feliciano (1970)7. "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" - Andy Williams (1963)6. "Last Christmas" - Wham! (1984, 1986)5. "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" - Darlene Love (1963)4. "White Christmas" - Bing Crosby (1944)3. "The Christmas Song" - Nat "King" Cole (1944)2. "Rockin' Around the Christmastime" - Brenda Lee (1958)1. "All I Want for Christmas Is You" - Mariah Carey (1994)Media Mentioned:"Jingle Bell Rock" - Hall & Oates' music video (1983): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vyMuxxLsD0"Jingle Bell Rock" Mean Girls Scene (2005): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbwg1KI-mws"The Chipmunk Song" original music video (1958): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcvlWtYqEhE"Feliz Navidad" on Tamron Hall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=472qpJ2Ptjs"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" TV show clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73UqDX_quk0"Last Christmas" music video (1984): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gmARGvPlI"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" U2 music video (1987): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmZBC92pgrE"The Christmas Song" - Nat "King" Love (live performance): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwacxSnc4tI

Dodge Movie Podcast
Merry White Christmas

Dodge Movie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 28:23


It wouldn't be Christmas without the 1954 classic Irving Berlin's White Christmas. With a power house of Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen staring in this musical romantic comedy. Paramount pictures releasing this as the first film in VistaVision became a yearly tradition in most households.   Bob Wallace: Miss Haynes, if you're ever under a falling building and somebody runs up and offers to pick you up and carry you to safety, don't think, don't pause, don't hesitate for a moment, just spit in his eye. Betty Haynes: What did that mean? Bob Wallace: It means we're going to Vermont. Some of our favorite parts of this movie are:   Old Hollywood form of dancing numbers First film to be presented in VistaVision The star power of this film The amazing songs of Irving Berlin We need to do what we can to save the Inn The blooming romance between Bob and Betty Special thanks to our editor Geoff Vrijmoet for this episode and Melissa Villagrana for helping out with our social media posts. Next week's film is So I Married an Axe Murderer.   Give us a call and share your family traditions with us at 971-245-4148 or email us at christi@dodgemediaproductions.com   Subscribe, Rate & Share Your Favorite Episodes!   Thanks for tuning into today's episode of Dodge Movie Podcast with your host, Mike and Christi Dodge. If you enjoyed this episode, please head over to Apple Podcasts to subscribe and leave a rating and review.

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!
Our Favorite Christmas Traditions, 2019 Edition - Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella (Best of)

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 33:51


Merry Christmas! How do we keep our focus on Jesus during the Christmas Season? Join Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella as they discuss their family Christmas traditions (in this pre-COVID-19 episode from our second season). They also talk about some of the most important issues that families face at Christmas, like "when is the appropriate time to start listening to Christmas music?", "live or fake Christmas tree?", and what their favorite Christmas cookies are.    WATCH THE MOVIE! Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is here.  Get tickets today or bring Schoolhouse Rocked to your church or homeschool co-op. Heidi St. John on the Myth of the "Perfect" Homeschool “Schoolhouse Rocked” will rock your educational world to the foundations and give you and your kids great hope for the future! The old-school paradigm has proven broken and a new way of learning is here. Don't miss this important film!” - Kirk Cameron This is one of the most empowering tools I've seen for parents! I was honored to be interviewed in the film and am excited to see it come to fruition. It is amazing! – Israel Wayne, Family Renewal Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.   Yvette Hampton is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. As a mom who is concerned for future generations and for the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God's Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! Aby Rinella is a former public school teacher turned passionate homeschool mom.   Aby resides in the mountains of the west with her college sweetheart and 3 awesome kids where they enjoy all things outdoors. Aby is a writer and speaker seeking to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God's Word, and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation.  Games referenced in the show: Code Names (Yvette's Favorite) Ticket to Ride (another of Yvette's faves) The Game of Things (yes, another of Yvette's faves!) A Few More of our Favorite Games: Pit Farkle Uno Yahtzee Recommended Resources: The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson White Christmas, starring Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Vera Ellen Uncovering Mercies at the Manger, by Kim Sorgius More Christmas Podcasts: Celebrating Advent - Lara Molettiere, Part 1 Advent “School” - Lara Molettiere, Part 2 A Gentle Advent - Lara Molettiere, Part 3 A Christmas Truce, with Chris Staron   Please Consider a Year-End Gift Has Schoolhouse Rocked been a blessing to you? Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the ongoing ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked. Support from the homeschool community allows us provide resources and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world.  Your support is making an ETERNAL impact! "If you are new to homeschooling check out this podcast!! I've been feeling like I should homeschool for a couple years but was worried I couldn't do it. Once the pandemic brought my kids home and I started seeing their emotional health and attitudes improve I decided to finally make the leap. This podcast has really encouraged me to make this a permanent change. Thank you for all your efforts in making this resource available!” - Autumn “I was tearing up at the end of this film being reminded that my children are GIFTS from the Lord. I never want to abdicate my role and responsibility as their Mama. I cannot wait to share this film with everyone once it is released!!” - Amber “We loved the movie and watched it with our children.  It left us encouraged in our choice to homeschool, as well as gave us confidence that we are not "messing" up our children's education or socialization!!” - Danielle Whether or not you can donate, we ask that EVERY listener support the show by sharing it with your friends and family, by leaving a review on iTunes, and by praying for our team.   If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, get your FREE Homeschool Survival Kit from the producers of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution and the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. This 60+ page guide includes helpful articles, videos, and audio, for every stage of homeschooling, from pre-school to graduation. It will give you the encouragement you need to start strong and finish well! The Homeschool Survival Kit also includes an extensive directory of must-have homeschooling resources.   Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products. Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit CTCmath.com today to start your free trial today.   The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) equips teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers. Using the Structure and Style™ writing method, IEW will give you the ability to fill young minds with language-building skills, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent writing.   Classical Conversations leads the home-centered education movement by teaching parents and students the classical tools of learning so that they can discover God's created order and beauty. Share the love of learning through a Christian worldview and fellowship with other families. Our families thrive using three keys to a great education: Classical, Christian, and Community. Podcast Topics: Christmas, Heaven, Aby Rinella, Jesus, Christ, Salvation, Birth, Mary, Joseph, Nativity, White Christmas, Elf, The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever, Yvette Hampton, Interview, Cast and Crew, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Movie, Homeschool Documentary

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!
Our Favorite Christmas Traditions, 2020 Edition - Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella (Best of)

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 24:39


When you think about Christmas and the birth of Jesus, do you ever consider Mary? Who was she? How did she react to the news that she would bear the Christ child?  What was it like to be the mother of a perfect child? What pressures did she endure and how did she handle being pregnant without being married or even fully united with her betrothed, Joseph? What kind of support did she have from her family and friends? Was she scared? Join Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella as they talk about this young girl who literally changed the world by simply saying "Yes" to the Lord. What is He calling YOU to do? How can you be a world changer? And, what lessons can we as homeschool moms learn from Mary? Merry Christmas!   WATCH THE MOVIE! Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is here.  Get tickets today or bring Schoolhouse Rocked to your church or homeschool co-op. Heidi St. John on the Myth of the "Perfect" Homeschool “Schoolhouse Rocked” will rock your educational world to the foundations and give you and your kids great hope for the future! The old-school paradigm has proven broken and a new way of learning is here. Don't miss this important film!” - Kirk Cameron This is one of the most empowering tools I've seen for parents! I was honored to be interviewed in the film and am excited to see it come to fruition. It is amazing! – Israel Wayne, Family Renewal Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.   Yvette Hampton is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. As a mom who is concerned for future generations and for the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God's Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! Aby Rinella is a former public school teacher turned passionate homeschool mom.   Aby resides in the mountains of the west with her college sweetheart and 3 awesome kids where they enjoy all things outdoors. Aby is a writer and speaker seeking to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God's Word, and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation.  Games referenced in the show: Code Names (Yvette's Favorite) Ticket to Ride (another of Yvette's faves) The Game of Things (yes, another of Yvette's faves!) A Few More of our Favorite Games: Pit Farkle Uno Yahtzee Recommended Resources: The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson White Christmas, starring Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Vera Ellen Uncovering Mercies at the Manger, by Kim Sorgius More Christmas Podcasts: Celebrating Advent - Lara Molettiere, Part 1 Advent “School” - Lara Molettiere, Part 2 A Gentle Advent - Lara Molettiere, Part 3 A Christmas Truce, with Chris Staron   Please Consider a Year-End Gift Has Schoolhouse Rocked been a blessing to you? Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the ongoing ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked. Support from the homeschool community allows us provide resources and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world.  Your support is making an ETERNAL impact! "If you are new to homeschooling check out this podcast!! I've been feeling like I should homeschool for a couple years but was worried I couldn't do it. Once the pandemic brought my kids home and I started seeing their emotional health and attitudes improve I decided to finally make the leap. This podcast has really encouraged me to make this a permanent change. Thank you for all your efforts in making this resource available!” - Autumn “I was tearing up at the end of this film being reminded that my children are GIFTS from the Lord. I never want to abdicate my role and responsibility as their Mama. I cannot wait to share this film with everyone once it is released!!” - Amber “We loved the movie and watched it with our children.  It left us encouraged in our choice to homeschool, as well as gave us confidence that we are not "messing" up our children's education or socialization!!” - Danielle Whether or not you can donate, we ask that EVERY listener support the show by sharing it with your friends and family, by leaving a review on iTunes, and by praying for our team.   If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, get your FREE Homeschool Survival Kit from the producers of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution and the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. This 60+ page guide includes helpful articles, videos, and audio, for every stage of homeschooling, from pre-school to graduation. It will give you the encouragement you need to start strong and finish well! The Homeschool Survival Kit also includes an extensive directory of must-have homeschooling resources.   Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products. Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit CTCmath.com today to start your free trial today.   The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) equips teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers. Using the Structure and Style™ writing method, IEW will give you the ability to fill young minds with language-building skills, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent writing.   Classical Conversations leads the home-centered education movement by teaching parents and students the classical tools of learning so that they can discover God's created order and beauty. Share the love of learning through a Christian worldview and fellowship with other families. Our families thrive using three keys to a great education: Classical, Christian, and Community. Podcast Topics: Christmas, Heaven, Aby Rinella, Jesus, Christ, Salvation, Birth, Mary, Joseph, Nativity, White Christmas, Elf, The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever, Yvette Hampton, Interview, Cast and Crew, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Movie, Homeschool Documentary

Let's Talk To Lucy
Christmas with Lucy

Let's Talk To Lucy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 24:07


This week Lucy muses over the holiday season and everything that it brings. Lucy gathers with her family Little Lucy, Little Desi, and her husband Gary to discuss their favorite part of the holiday and reminisce over Christmases past. Lucy then opens her mail bag to read letters from everyday people and the joys and struggles they've experienced over the holidays. Lastly Lucy sits down with "Mr. White Christmas" Bing Crosby to find out how his family enjoys the holidays.  Let's Talk To Lucy is produced by SiriusXM.  Click here for a special offer:https://www.siriusxm.com/offers/lets-talk-to-lucy

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!
Lessons from Mary for the Homeschool Mom - Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella (Best of, Christmas 2020)

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 19:30


When you think about Christmas and the birth of Jesus, do you ever consider Mary? Who was she? How did she react to the news that she would bear the Christ child?  What was it like to be the mother of a perfect child? What pressures did she endure and how did she handle being pregnant without being married or even fully united with her betrothed, Joseph? What kind of support did she have from her family and friends? Was she scared? Join Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella as they talk about this young girl who literally changed the world by simply saying "Yes" to the Lord. What is He calling YOU to do? How can you be a world changer? And, what lessons can we as homeschool moms learn from Mary? Come back every day this week for great Christmas shows.   WATCH THE MOVIE! Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is here.  Get tickets today or bring Schoolhouse Rocked to your church or homeschool co-op. Heidi St. John on the Myth of the "Perfect" Homeschool “Schoolhouse Rocked” will rock your educational world to the foundations and give you and your kids great hope for the future! The old-school paradigm has proven broken and a new way of learning is here. Don't miss this important film!” - Kirk Cameron This is one of the most empowering tools I've seen for parents! I was honored to be interviewed in the film and am excited to see it come to fruition. It is amazing! – Israel Wayne, Family Renewal Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.   Yvette Hampton is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. As a mom who is concerned for future generations and for the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God's Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! Aby Rinella is a former public school teacher turned passionate homeschool mom.   Aby resides in the mountains of the west with her college sweetheart and 3 awesome kids where they enjoy all things outdoors. Aby is a writer and speaker seeking to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God's Word, and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation.  Scripture Reference: "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28,29 ESV Recommended Resources: The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson White Christmas, starring Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Vera Ellen Uncovering Mercies at the Manger, by Kim Sorgius More Christmas Podcasts: Celebrating Advent - Lara Molettiere, Part 1 Advent “School” - Lara Molettiere, Part 2 A Gentle Advent - Lara Molettiere, Part 3 A Christmas Truce, with Chris Staron   Please Consider a Year-End Gift Has Schoolhouse Rocked been a blessing to you? Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the ongoing ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked. Support from the homeschool community allows us provide resources and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world.  Your support is making an ETERNAL impact! "If you are new to homeschooling check out this podcast!! I've been feeling like I should homeschool for a couple years but was worried I couldn't do it. Once the pandemic brought my kids home and I started seeing their emotional health and attitudes improve I decided to finally make the leap. This podcast has really encouraged me to make this a permanent change. Thank you for all your efforts in making this resource available!” - Autumn “I was tearing up at the end of this film being reminded that my children are GIFTS from the Lord. I never want to abdicate my role and responsibility as their Mama. I cannot wait to share this film with everyone once it is released!!” - Amber “We loved the movie and watched it with our children.  It left us encouraged in our choice to homeschool, as well as gave us confidence that we are not "messing" up our children's education or socialization!!” - Danielle Whether or not you can donate, we ask that EVERY listener support the show by sharing it with your friends and family, by leaving a review on iTunes, and by praying for our team.   If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, get your FREE Homeschool Survival Kit from the producers of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution and the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. This 60+ page guide includes helpful articles, videos, and audio, for every stage of homeschooling, from pre-school to graduation. It will give you the encouragement you need to start strong and finish well! The Homeschool Survival Kit also includes an extensive directory of must-have homeschooling resources.   Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products. Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit CTCmath.com today to start your free trial today.   The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) equips teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers. Using the Structure and Style™ writing method, IEW will give you the ability to fill young minds with language-building skills, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent writing.   Classical Conversations leads the home-centered education movement by teaching parents and students the classical tools of learning so that they can discover God's created order and beauty. Share the love of learning through a Christian worldview and fellowship with other families. Our families thrive using three keys to a great education: Classical, Christian, and Community. Podcast Topics: Christmas, Heaven, Aby Rinella, Jesus, Christ, Salvation, Birth, Mary, Joseph, Nativity, White Christmas, Elf, The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever, Yvette Hampton, Interview, Cast and Crew, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Movie, Homeschool Documentary

Amazing World of Radio
AWR0180: Christmas Sing with Bing 1955

Amazing World of Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021


Bing Crosby hosts a program of Christmas music featuring performances from across America and around the World. Original Air Date: Decemb Read more ...

Music And Ideas
#42 - Bing Crosby's Christmas Classics

Music And Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 111:10


In part two of their study of Bing Crosby, Scott, Karl, and Trent discuss Bing Crosby's enormous impact on Christmas music and culture since he first sang "White Christmas" in 1942's Holiday Inn. "White Christmas" proved to be a huge hit, hitting number one on three separate occasions, including 1954's classic film White Christmas (twelve years after its public debut). Although the film was not initially a box office success, the titular song became the best-selling single of all time with an estimated 50 million copies sold.   Of course, Bing's Christmas legacy does not begin and end with White Christmas. He sang nearly all of the American Christmas standards, and his versions are still the most often played. For better or worse, Bing is the voice of Christmas, and all contemporary performers that dare to sing a Christmas song do so under his vast shadow.    

Ray Harrington Must Content
Must Content Bonus - "The Podmas Castacular" with Derek Furtado

Ray Harrington Must Content

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 64:23


A special Christmas Bonus Episode! Ray and Derek Furtado create a classic 60's Christmas Variety Show with Brian Beaudoin, David Bowie, Bing Crosby, Charlton Heston, Elvis Presley, and the Trinity Orphanage Children's Choir... almost. This episode is a re-release from the podcast With Ray And Derek.

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast
Episode 85: Bing Crosby Podcast 1951-12-12 (085) Guests Bert Wheeler and Alexis Smithand Gordon MacRae's Railroad Hour 1951-12-10 (167) The Red Mill

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 59:17


More Bing Crosby and Gordon MacRae!

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!
Christmas Lessons from Mary - Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella (Best of 2020)

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 21:42


When you think about Christmas and the birth of Jesus, do you ever consider Mary? Who was she? How did she react to the news that she would bear the Christ child?  What was it like to be the mother of a perfect child? What pressures did she endure and how did she handle being pregnant without being married or even fully united with her betrothed, Joseph? What kind of support did she have from her family and friends? Was she scared? Join Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella as they talk about this young girl who literally changed the world by simply saying "Yes" to the Lord. What is He calling YOU to do? How can you be a world changer? And, what lessons can we as homeschool moms learn from Mary? Come back every day this week for great Christmas shows.   WATCH THE MOVIE! Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is here.  Get tickets today or bring Schoolhouse Rocked to your church or homeschool co-op. Heidi St. John on the Myth of the "Perfect" Homeschool “Schoolhouse Rocked” will rock your educational world to the foundations and give you and your kids great hope for the future! The old-school paradigm has proven broken and a new way of learning is here. Don't miss this important film!” - Kirk Cameron This is one of the most empowering tools I've seen for parents! I was honored to be interviewed in the film and am excited to see it come to fruition. It is amazing! – Israel Wayne, Family Renewal Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.   Yvette Hampton is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. As a mom who is concerned for future generations and for the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God's Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! Aby Rinella is a former public school teacher turned passionate homeschool mom.   Aby resides in the mountains of the west with her college sweetheart and 3 awesome kids where they enjoy all things outdoors. Aby is a writer and speaker seeking to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God's Word, and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation.  Scripture Reference: "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28,29 ESV Recommended Resources: The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson White Christmas, starring Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Vera Ellen Uncovering Mercies at the Manger, by Kim Sorgius More Christmas Podcasts: Celebrating Advent - Lara Molettiere, Part 1 Advent “School” - Lara Molettiere, Part 2 A Gentle Advent - Lara Molettiere, Part 3 A Christmas Truce, with Chris Staron   Please Consider a Year-End Gift Has Schoolhouse Rocked been a blessing to you? Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the ongoing ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked. Support from the homeschool community allows us provide resources and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world.  Your support is making an ETERNAL impact! "If you are new to homeschooling check out this podcast!! I've been feeling like I should homeschool for a couple years but was worried I couldn't do it. Once the pandemic brought my kids home and I started seeing their emotional health and attitudes improve I decided to finally make the leap. This podcast has really encouraged me to make this a permanent change. Thank you for all your efforts in making this resource available!” - Autumn “I was tearing up at the end of this film being reminded that my children are GIFTS from the Lord. I never want to abdicate my role and responsibility as their Mama. I cannot wait to share this film with everyone once it is released!!” - Amber “We loved the movie and watched it with our children.  It left us encouraged in our choice to homeschool, as well as gave us confidence that we are not "messing" up our children's education or socialization!!” - Danielle Whether or not you can donate, we ask that EVERY listener support the show by sharing it with your friends and family, by leaving a review on iTunes, and by praying for our team.   If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, get your FREE Homeschool Survival Kit from the producers of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution and the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. This 60+ page guide includes helpful articles, videos, and audio, for every stage of homeschooling, from pre-school to graduation. It will give you the encouragement you need to start strong and finish well! The Homeschool Survival Kit also includes an extensive directory of must-have homeschooling resources.   Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products. Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit CTCmath.com today to start your free trial today.   The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) equips teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers. Using the Structure and Style™ writing method, IEW will give you the ability to fill young minds with language-building skills, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent writing.   Classical Conversations leads the home-centered education movement by teaching parents and students the classical tools of learning so that they can discover God's created order and beauty. Share the love of learning through a Christian worldview and fellowship with other families. Our families thrive using three keys to a great education: Classical, Christian, and Community. Podcast Topics: Christmas, Heaven, Aby Rinella, Jesus, Christ, Salvation, Birth, Mary, Joseph, Nativity, White Christmas, Elf, The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever, Yvette Hampton, Interview, Cast and Crew, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Movie, Homeschool Documentary

Hochman and Crowder
12-21-2021 - Hoch and Crowder Hour 3

Hochman and Crowder

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 32:23


Hour two: Hoch walks back his criticism of Solana not knowing Bing Crosby. After, 15 Minutes of Heat and we try to get to the bottom of why it's called "French Fried" shrimp.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Welcome to Florida
Episode 78: Oranges!

Welcome to Florida

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 49:31


This week's episode begins with foolishness from the governor in the state's efforts to combat climate change where he's more concerned about "left wing stuff." Our guest this week is Erin Thursby, author of "Florida Oranges: A Colorful History." From the Spanish colonizers through the Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Ku Klux Klan, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Bing Crosby and citrus greening, we discuss the enormous impact oranges have had on Florida.

Your Brain on Facts
Worst. Christmas Song. Ever. (ep. 176)

Your Brain on Facts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 25:08


Voted on by our Patreon, we look at the what, how, and for-gods-sake-why of some of those most hated holiday songs! 02:40 Banned songs 08:09 Wonderful Christmastime 10:45 Chipmunks Song 16:36 Little Drummer Boy (Peace on Earth) Like what you hear?  Become a patron of the arts for as little as $2 a month!   Or buy the book or some merch.  Hang out with your fellow Brainiacs.  Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter,  or Instagram. Music: Kevin MacLeod, David Fesliyan.   Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Links to all the research resources are on the website. In the early 80's, drought caused a famine that crippled the nation of Ethiopia.  It was a bad scene.  Half of the mortality rate is said to be attributable to “human rights violations.”  People around the world were moved, like Irish singer-songwriter Bob Geldof, who along with Midge Ure, wrote a fundraiser song.  Who could they get to sing it?  How about “everybody”?  The likes of Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Boy George, Bono, and Sting joined forces as Band Aid to record the fast-selling single in UK history, asking us the question “Do They Know It's Christmas?”  My name's… Some songs rub us the wrong way because they're sung by shrieking children on now-oudated equipment was was not kind to female and higher-pitched voices, songs like I'm Getting Nuthin for Christmas and All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth, standards which I think think would have died away if we weren't all made to sing them in elementary school.  Some are painfully goofy, like Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, but you almost have to give them a pass since it seems they accomplished what they set out to do.  Some songs make us their enemy by borrowing into our brains and setting up shop for hours or days on end, the dreaded holiday earworm, like Jingle Bell Rock and Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree.  The mere mention of the title is enough to activate them like a sleeper cell of obnoxious holiday cheer.   Banned You might be able to forbid people in your own home from playing songs that irritate you –and I stress “might”-- but if you can find yourself with a bit of authority and a big enough humbug up your butt, you can try to make it so nobody has to hear the song either.  For instance, the 1952 classic “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” sung by 13-year-old Jimmy Boyd from Mississippi.  Did you realize the song was about the little boy not realizing that his Dad was dressed as Santa?  It had to be pointed out to me, and embarrassingly recently.  People were *scandalized by the musical marriage of sex and Christmas, with one churchgoer stating “mockery of decent family life as well as Christ's birthday.”  Many pearls were clutched.  They'd probably clutch them pearls twice as hard if I'd been there to tell them Jesus wasn't born on 12/25, but that's another show.  Boston's Catholic Archdiocese denounced it and the young Boyd had to meet with church leaders to explain that Mommy and Santa were properly, sanctily married.  A West Virginia broadcasting company prohibited its radio stations from playing this “insult to Santa Claus.”  The same thing happened to one of my husband's favorite songs, Lou Monte's “Dominick the Donkey,” but the people of WV went to bat for the little donkey who could take the Italian hills that were too much for the reindeer.  The public protested the ban so forcefully that it was repealed after less than two weeks; and this was in 1960, when 20% of homes in the US still didn't have a telephone.   For every time the hubs plays Dominick the Donkey, I play the Pogue's Fairytale of New York at least twice.  A lot of folks don't like, and I respect our difference of opinions, and think it's the farthest thing from a cheery Xmas song, and I agree with y'all there.  The 1987 duet with singer Kirsty MacColl, quickly became a UK holiday classic, famous then infamous in turn.  It tells the story of a toxic couple who seem to love each deep down, but should probably not be allowed within 200m of each other.  There's talk of drug use and insults, including a certain homophobic slur to rhyme with the word “maggot.”  In December 2019, BBC radio DJ Alex Dyke said he was cutting the song from his program.  The BBC had previously censored the song in 2007 with an unconvincing word-swap, but this brought more backlash than the original version had.  The BBC reversed course for a few years, then put the censored version back up.  What do you think?  soc med   Some songs we consider absolute standards, impeccable and indispensable, made people in their day as prickly as holl and less than jolly.  The BBC worried that “I'll Be Home for Christmas” could damage British morale during World War II, so no air-play for you!  In an amazingly blunt statement that would definitely trend on Twitter today:  “We have recently adopted a policy of excluding sickly sentimentality which, particularly when sung by certain vocalists, can become nauseating and not at all in keeping with what we feel to be the need of the public in this country.”   One of the most frequently cover and burlesqued-to songs, Santa Baby, wouldn't have become the classic it did if it had been sung by anyone other than the utterly incomparable Eartha Kitt.  Who doesn't love a Christmas song dripping in sexuality, sung by a loudly self-confident mixed race woman?  In 1953, a lot of people.   Radio stations refused to play it and political officials gnashed their teeth after Kitt performed Santa Baby at a dinner for the king and queen of Greece that November.  That was an unusual sentence and I'm stalling for time to let you process it.  However, Billboard magazine reported “Neither the King nor his Queen were one whit disturbed by the chantress's performance, nor by the song.”  Kitt was quoted as saying it was ‘inconceivable that anyone would question the ingenious poetry of the song.'”  I don't know about poetry, but I do know I don't want to hear any version other than hers.   Chipmunks My hatred for this next song cannot be overstated.  I almost hired an editor just for this section. It's shrill, it's pointless, and it's been playing for 63 freaking years.  It's the goddamn Chipmunks' song aka Christmas Don't Be Late.  I'm mad already.  Named after the president, chief engineer, and founder of Liberty Records, the furry little characters are the members of a “band”, called Alvin And The Chipmunks, while a “man” named David Seville functions as their human manager, catapulting them to super stardom.  The Chipmunks, three singing cartoon rodents in Victorian nightdresses apparently, or maybe ill-fitted sweater dresses, were the brainchild of a songwriter named Ross Bagdasarian, though he was better known by the pseudonym of David Seville, the name that would be immortalized as The Chipmunk's fictitious manager.  Bagdasarian was the son of Armenian immigrants to California, who served in the Army Air Force in WWII, which is how he came to find himself stationed in Seville, Spain.  He did a bit of acting, landing minor roles in Rear Window and Stalag 17.  Songwriting played out considerably better.  In 1951, he used the melody of an Armenian folk song to write Rosemary Clooney's hit, Come On-a My House. [sfx clip]    Bagdasarian-cum-Seville began toying around with voice distortion effects, speeding up and slowing down his voice to achieve the cute high pitched sound of the little animal's voices.  Consumer tape decks at the time had changeable speeds, but usually only in simple binary multiples, doubling or halving the speed, creating sounds an octave apart. Changing speeds of voices in these limited multiples creates extremely high or low pitches that sound too extreme for most purposes.  Disney used half-speed recording for his Chip ‘n Dale cartoon characters, making the extremely fast dialogue difficult to understand. As a result, dialog recorded at that speed had to consist of very short phrases.  Seville's chief innovation was to use tape machines that could vary speeds in between these extremes, creating more understandable and thus emotionally accessible voices that worked well for both singing and spoken dialogue.   The Chipmunk Song made its debut on Christmas 1958 and immediately became a smash hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart.  It would be the “band's” first and only #1 song, as well as Seville's second and final, No. 1 single.  The first was the song Witch Doctor, wanna hear it here it goes [sfx clip]  I guess when you have a hammer…    A write-up in Life magazine in 1959, noted that Bagdasarian/Seville was the first case in the "annals of popular music that one man has served as writer, composer, publisher, conductor and multiple vocalist of a hit record, thereby directing all possible revenues from the song back into his pocket."  That'd be impressive enough even if you didn't know that Seville couldn't read or write music, nor play any instruments, but now you do know that, so you should be quite impressed.   The Chipmunk Song earned them three Grammy Awards at the very first Grammy's the following May.  I'm going to say that again, because I don't think you heard me.  The Chipmunks song won three Grammy's.  In fairness, one is for best children's song.  A few years later, The Chipmunks landed their own television show as cartoon characters, but it did not command the same success their music career.  After Bagdasarian passed away unexpectedly in 1972, his son and daughter-in-law took over the voices of The Chipmunks, but it would take nearly ten years for The Chipmunks made it back to TV, with their 1981 Christmas special, the ingeniously named “A Chipmunk Christmas.”     Like a holiday Jason Vorhees, "The Chipmunk Song" re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007 with the CGI Alvin and Chipmunks movie.  As of December 25, 2011, Nielsen SoundScan estimated total sales of the digital track at 867,000 downloads, making it third on the list of all-time best-selling Christmas/holiday digital singles.  #3 was Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 from Trans-Siberian Orchestra, who I've had the mixed blessing to see live – the performance was great but the stage light swept over the audience constantly; it was like having a camera flash go off in your face several times a minute.  #1 is, to the surprise of no one, Mariah Carey's 1994 "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and that's all the more attention she's getting from me.  If you ever want a real smdh moment, Google Mariah Carey's requirements to appear on camera for interviews.  The word “diva” doesn't begin to describe it.  Wonderful Now this one depends on the day.  Some days, it's so bad it's good and some days, and for some people all days, it's the regular kind of bad.  [sfx clip] Say what you will about it, you can't say Paul McCartney didn't put in the work.  Wonderful Christmastime features McCartney on guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals, even the creepy-sounding ‘choir of children.'  Makes one wonder why he even kept a band around.  You see the other members of Wings in the video, but the song was all McCartney.   Like a number of holiday classics that you heard about in the episode #92, The Jews Who Wrote Christmas, Wonderful Christmastime was written on a ‘boiling hot day in July', and recorded during sessions for the McCartney II album.  It apparently took the former Beatle just ten minutes to pen the song which – some of us find that more readily-believable than others.  One of the most memorable elements of the song is the odd synthesiser sound that punctuates it throughout.  That is, if you care to know, a Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, which was also used on the hit songs Bette Davis Eyes and What a Fool Believes.  Though I suppose it's still a Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 even if you don't care to know.   It peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart and has since become of the most widely played Christmas songs on radio.   Bonus fact: The Beatles only really had one Christmas release – Christmas Time Is Here Again, which was distributed to their fan club in 1967.  I imagine that would fetch a pretty pence on the secondary market. [sfx typing] checking ebay…Oh, they're actually pretty cheap.     If you don't like the song, you're not alone.  McCartney himself isn't all that keen on it, but he has begun playing it on UK tours in recent years.  You gotta give the people what they want and clearly enough people want Wonderful Christmastime.  According to the Forbes website, McCartney earns over $400,000 royalties from the song every year, though other sources claim that figure is probably the cumulative total. Little Drummer Boy As time passes, tastes change, culture shifts, new things are created and old things fall away.  We rarely ride in one-horse open sleighs –I can't remember the last time I was even in a closed one-horse sleigh– and it seems really strange to us that people sat about telling ghost stories.  So maybe that's why I don't understand The Little Drummer Boy.  How is a drum solo an appropriate gift for a sleeping infant and the woman who just squoze him out in a cow-shed?  The ox and lamb kept time?  That's literally the drummer's only job.  Well, that and making the rest of the band's drinking problem look reasonable.  Hey, what's the difference between a drummer and a drum machine?  You only have to punch the info into the drum machine once.  [sfx rimshot] What do you call a drummer who broke up with his girlfriend?  Homeless.  [sfx rimshot]  Don't worry, drummers, this abuse isn't exclusive.  What do you call the pretty girl on a bassist's arm?  A tattoo.  That's my time, good night!   How old do you think this slow, plodding song is?  I couldn't have put a year to my guess, but for some reason it surprised me that it was written in 1941.  The composure was a teacher named Katherine Kennicott Davis.  Originally called "Carol of the Drum" –does what it says on the tin– was based on an unidentified Czech carol and intended for choirs.  One group of singers took a liking to it and propelled it to success in 1951 - The Trapp Family Singers.   As boring as it is, The Little Drummer Boy lets us draw a straight line between the Trapp Family and ‘the lad insane' David Bowie.  In 1977, Bowie was 'actively trying to normalize' his career.  Debilitating drug addiction and accusations of Nazi-sympathizing threatened to sink his earning potential, so it was a no-brainer for him to appear on Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas.  Crosby was a crooner and golden age Hollywood icon and seemed like a means to the end because, as Bowie said later, “my mom likes him.”  The promise by producers to promote the video for Bowie's single Heroes, fitting as poorly as it did in the middle of a holiday special, certainly didn't hurt either.  The special starred Crosby, his actual family, and stars of the day like the model Twiggy, who my mother has still not forgiven for coming along and making curvy, busty figures unpopular.     So Bing Crosby and David Bowie.  On paper, it made no sense.  But in reality…it made even less sense.  A negative amount of sense, if that's mathematically possible.  I mean, just look at this juxtaposition.  You can see the two together on the Vodacast app… Bowie arrived in a mink coat, an earring, and bright red lipstick….to appear alongside Bing Crosby.  Bowie agreed to producers' demands to tone his look down, but asked/begged the producers if there was anything else, anything at all, he could sing, letting them know in no uncertain terms that he hated the song.   "Ian Fraser, who co-wrote the 'Peace on Earth' portion, told The Washington Post in 2006. 'We didn't know quite what to do.' Instead of panicking, he and two other men working on the special — Buz Kohan and Larry Grossman — hunkered down at a piano in the studio basement and spent 75 minutes working up the tune.  Ever professionals, Bowie and Crosby perfected the new song in less than an hour."  It was that professionalism that actually brought the men together.  According to Crosby's daughter, Mary, who was 18 at the time and a big Bowie fan,  "Eventually, Dad realized David was this amazing musician, and David realized Dad was an amazing musician. You could see them both collectively relax and then magic was made."  Bonus fact: Mary went on to become an actress, starring in the hit TV show Dallas, but she isn't the only thespian the Crosby legacy produced.  Bing's granddaughter Denise will always have a place in my heart as Tasha Yar, first chief of security on the Enterprise D and if you don't know what I'm talking about, maybe *you're* not cool enough to sit with *us* at lunch.   The special was recorded in mid-September, but Crosby would not see it released.  He died of a massive heart attack after a day of golfing in mid-October, so the special was aired posthumously at the end of November in the U.S. and on Christmas Eve in England.  Bizarrely, The single proved to be one of Bowie's fastest-selling singles, selling over 250,000 copies within its first month and being certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry one month after its release.  And what does it say about me that I had to do a second take, beause I read it as British Pornographic Industry.  They certify very different records.  One thing that helped propel that success was the fledgeling Music Television network, which in its original primitive state actually played music videos.  When it launched in 1981, there weren't really enough videos to fill up an entire channel, so they played what they had, including the 'Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy' clip, a lot.  This prompted RCA to issue an official release in 1982 with the arbitrary single B-side of "Fantastic Voyage" from The Lodger album.  Bowie was annoyed with that move, contributing to his departure from the label soon after.  Still, it was a high-charting single for Bowie in the post-Scary Monsters era, at least until Let's Dance came out three months later.   And that's…So the question was “Do they know it's Christmas?”.  Since Ethiopia is ⅔ Christian, yes.  I'd go out on a limb and say even the ⅓ that's Muslim knows. But the important thing is that 100% of the royalties go to the cause, and that figure sits north of $250 million.  Among the luminary names involved was a pre-beard George Michaels.  This was in his Wham days when he also recorded the song you're hearing now.  Recognize it?  To anyone who just lost Whamageddon… [sfx laughter]  Worth it.  Just passing it on after Red from Overly Sarcastic took me out during a video last year.  For everyone else, as the nearest Gen-X'er.  Remember…Thanks..     And that's…So the question was “Do they know it's Christmas?”.  Since Ethiopia is ⅔ Christian, yes.  I'd go out on a limb and say even the ⅓ that's Muslim knows. But the important thing is that 100% of the royalties go to the cause, and that figure sits north of $250 million.  Among the luminary names involved was a pre-beard George Michaels.  This was in his Wham days when he also recorded the song you're hearing now.  Recognize it?  To anyone who just lost Whamageddon… [sfx laughter]  Worth it.  Just passing it on after Red from Overly Sarcastic took me out during a video last year.  For everyone else, as the nearest Gen-X'er.  Remember…Thanks..    Sources: https://www.cbc.ca/music/read/david-bowie-bing-crosby-and-the-story-of-the-strangest-christmas-duet-ever-1.5008343 https://theconversation.com/christmas-earworms-the-science-behind-our-love-hate-relationship-with-festive-songs-89268 https://www.slantmagazine.com/music/worst-christmas-songs-of-all-time/3/ https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/story-behind-the-christmas-song-paul-mccartneys-wonderful-christmastime/ https://www.songfacts.com/facts/paul-mccartney/wonderful-christmastime https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/637970/banned-christmas-songs-past https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chipmunk_Song_(Christmas_Don%27t_Be_Late) http://www.christmassongs.net/chipmunks-christmas-song https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Bagdasarian https://nowweknowem.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/david-sevilles-the-chipmunk-song-won-three-grammy-awards-today-in-1959-the-top-winner-at-the-inaugural-grammy-awards-now-we-know-em/ https://holidappy.com/holidays/History-of-Christmas-Carols-Little-Drummer-Boy https://www.newsweek.com/story-behind-bowie-bings-unlikely-holiday-duet-sends-welcome-message-divided-times-opinion-1478295

Drafted
2021 Christmas Special: Best Christmas Playlist

Drafted

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 78:38


Preston and Daniel are joined by Kelsey Hayden to select the best playlist of Christmas songs. Whose lineup of holiday jams would you most like to listen to to get in the Christmas spirit? Support Drafted on Patreon: https://patreon.com/draftedpod Join the Drafted Discord: https://discord.gg/cRwUJmQpXq https://linktr.ee/draftedpod

The New Dad Rock
EP 52. A Very TNDR Christmas

The New Dad Rock

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 20:21


Join our intrepid hosts as they discuss some of their favorite and least favorite holiday classics from Bing Crosby to William Burroughs on a very special The New Dad Rock. Yule love it!Support the show (https://teespring.com/stores/the-new-dad-rock)

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!
Yearning for Heaven, Part 2 - Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella - Christmas 2021

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 25:55


Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella discuss the true meaning of Christmas and the blessing of the hope that Christ's birth, death, and resurrection bring. Come back every day this week for great Christmas shows.   WATCH THE MOVIE! Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is here.  Get tickets today or bring Schoolhouse Rocked to your church or homeschool co-op. Heidi St. John on the Myth of the "Perfect" Homeschool “Schoolhouse Rocked” will rock your educational world to the foundations and give you and your kids great hope for the future! The old-school paradigm has proven broken and a new way of learning is here. Don't miss this important film!” - Kirk Cameron This is one of the most empowering tools I've seen for parents! I was honored to be interviewed in the film and am excited to see it come to fruition. It is amazing! – Israel Wayne, Family Renewal Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.   Yvette Hampton is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. As a mom who is concerned for future generations and for the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God's Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! Aby Rinella is a former public school teacher turned passionate homeschool mom.   Aby resides in the mountains of the west with her college sweetheart and 3 awesome kids where they enjoy all things outdoors. Aby is a writer and speaker seeking to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God's Word, and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation.  Scripture Reference: "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28,29 ESV Recommended Resources: The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson White Christmas, starring Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Vera Ellen Uncovering Mercies at the Manger, by Kim Sorgius More Christmas Podcasts: Celebrating Advent - Lara Molettiere, Part 1 Advent “School” - Lara Molettiere, Part 2 A Gentle Advent - Lara Molettiere, Part 3 A Christmas Truce, with Chris Staron   Please Consider a Year-End Gift Has Schoolhouse Rocked been a blessing to you? Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the ongoing ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked. Support from the homeschool community allows us provide resources and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world.  Your support is making an ETERNAL impact! "If you are new to homeschooling check out this podcast!! I've been feeling like I should homeschool for a couple years but was worried I couldn't do it. Once the pandemic brought my kids home and I started seeing their emotional health and attitudes improve I decided to finally make the leap. This podcast has really encouraged me to make this a permanent change. Thank you for all your efforts in making this resource available!” - Autumn “I was tearing up at the end of this film being reminded that my children are GIFTS from the Lord. I never want to abdicate my role and responsibility as their Mama. I cannot wait to share this film with everyone once it is released!!” - Amber “We loved the movie and watched it with our children.  It left us encouraged in our choice to homeschool, as well as gave us confidence that we are not "messing" up our children's education or socialization!!” - Danielle Whether or not you can donate, we ask that EVERY listener support the show by sharing it with your friends and family, by leaving a review on iTunes, and by praying for our team.   If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, get your FREE Homeschool Survival Kit from the producers of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution and the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. This 60+ page guide includes helpful articles, videos, and audio, for every stage of homeschooling, from pre-school to graduation. It will give you the encouragement you need to start strong and finish well! The Homeschool Survival Kit also includes an extensive directory of must-have homeschooling resources.   Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products. Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit CTCmath.com today to start your free trial today.   The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) equips teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers. Using the Structure and Style™ writing method, IEW will give you the ability to fill young minds with language-building skills, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent writing.   Classical Conversations leads the home-centered education movement by teaching parents and students the classical tools of learning so that they can discover God's created order and beauty. Share the love of learning through a Christian worldview and fellowship with other families. Our families thrive using three keys to a great education: Classical, Christian, and Community. Podcast Topics: Christmas, Heaven, Aby Rinella, Jesus, Christ, Salvation, Birth, Mary, Joseph, Nativity, White Christmas, Elf, The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever, Yvette Hampton, Interview, Cast and Crew, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Movie, Homeschool Documentary

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast
Episode 1946: Bing Crosby Podcast 1946-12-11 Jerry Colonna and Peggy Lee, The Mel Blanc Show 1946-10-22 ep08 Songwriter, Mel Blanc Show 1946-10-29 ep09 Community Chest Show (AFRS)

Judy Garland and Friends - OTR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 79:58


Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!
Yearning for Heaven, Part 1 - Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella - Christmas 2021

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 20:21


Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella discuss the true meaning of Christmas and the blessing of the hope that Christ's birth, death, and resurrection bring. Come back every day this week for great Christmas shows.   WATCH THE MOVIE! Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is here.  Get tickets today or bring Schoolhouse Rocked to your church or homeschool co-op. Heidi St. John on the Myth of the "Perfect" Homeschool “Schoolhouse Rocked” will rock your educational world to the foundations and give you and your kids great hope for the future! The old-school paradigm has proven broken and a new way of learning is here. Don't miss this important film!” - Kirk Cameron This is one of the most empowering tools I've seen for parents! I was honored to be interviewed in the film and am excited to see it come to fruition. It is amazing! – Israel Wayne, Family Renewal Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.   Yvette Hampton is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. As a mom who is concerned for future generations and for the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God's Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! Aby Rinella is a former public school teacher turned passionate homeschool mom.   Aby resides in the mountains of the west with her college sweetheart and 3 awesome kids where they enjoy all things outdoors. Aby is a writer and speaker seeking to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God's Word, and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation.  Scripture Reference: "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28,29 ESV Recommended Resources: The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson White Christmas, starring Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Vera Ellen Uncovering Mercies at the Manger, by Kim Sorgius More Christmas Podcasts: Celebrating Advent - Lara Molettiere, Part 1 Advent “School” - Lara Molettiere, Part 2 A Gentle Advent - Lara Molettiere, Part 3 A Christmas Truce, with Chris Staron   Please Consider a Year-End Gift Has Schoolhouse Rocked been a blessing to you? Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the ongoing ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked. Support from the homeschool community allows us provide resources and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world.  Your support is making an ETERNAL impact! "If you are new to homeschooling check out this podcast!! I've been feeling like I should homeschool for a couple years but was worried I couldn't do it. Once the pandemic brought my kids home and I started seeing their emotional health and attitudes improve I decided to finally make the leap. This podcast has really encouraged me to make this a permanent change. Thank you for all your efforts in making this resource available!” - Autumn “I was tearing up at the end of this film being reminded that my children are GIFTS from the Lord. I never want to abdicate my role and responsibility as their Mama. I cannot wait to share this film with everyone once it is released!!” - Amber “We loved the movie and watched it with our children.  It left us encouraged in our choice to homeschool, as well as gave us confidence that we are not "messing" up our children's education or socialization!!” - Danielle Whether or not you can donate, we ask that EVERY listener support the show by sharing it with your friends and family, by leaving a review on iTunes, and by praying for our team.   If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, get your FREE Homeschool Survival Kit from the producers of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution and the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. This 60+ page guide includes helpful articles, videos, and audio, for every stage of homeschooling, from pre-school to graduation. It will give you the encouragement you need to start strong and finish well! The Homeschool Survival Kit also includes an extensive directory of must-have homeschooling resources.   Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products. Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit CTCmath.com today to start your free trial today.   The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) equips teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers. Using the Structure and Style™ writing method, IEW will give you the ability to fill young minds with language-building skills, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent writing.   Classical Conversations leads the home-centered education movement by teaching parents and students the classical tools of learning so that they can discover God's created order and beauty. Share the love of learning through a Christian worldview and fellowship with other families. Our families thrive using three keys to a great education: Classical, Christian, and Community. Podcast Topics: Christmas, Heaven, Aby Rinella, Jesus, Christ, Salvation, Birth, Mary, Joseph, Nativity, White Christmas, Elf, The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever, Yvette Hampton, Interview, Cast and Crew, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Movie, Homeschool Documentary

Two Guys One Phone
Bing Crosby: 12 Days of Christmas

Two Guys One Phone

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 15:31


Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=48075683)

Monocle 24: Meet the Writers

Bing Crosby's ‘White Christmas' is the biggest selling song of all time. Pip Burley tells Georgina Godwin the sad tale behind Irving Berlin's tune and why it continues to capture our imagination so many decades later.

The Shellac Stack
Shellac Stack No. 251

The Shellac Stack

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 58:00


Shellac Stack No. 251 jingles bells and decks the halls with some Christmas favorites and obscurities of the 1910s-1950s. We hear from the Victor Salon Orchestra, Maddox Brothers and Rose, Billy Mayerl, Gene Autry, Bing Crosby, and many more in this festive, tuneful hour. Grab a mug of hot chocolate and join us!

Total Christmas Podcast
Episode 46 - It's Really Christmas

Total Christmas Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 53:08


It's Christmas you beautiful people.Let's celebrate by listening to some imbecile shouting into a microphone.First up Julie Sibilla shares the worst Christmas present that her nan gave to her mum and brother.This episode's Yule Log is the Arendelle Castle Yule Log from Frozen, and it's on Disney plus.  If you haven't got Disney plus, don't worry, it's a pretty naff yule log.Then Ed Daley, author of The Christmas Book, tells us a bit of the background to the David Bowie and Bing Crosby classic, the Little Drummer Boy.To find our more about other Christmas Classic Songs, check out his book:https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Book-Ultimate-Favorite-Holiday/dp/B09HS14DFMThen we take another look at the Top Ten Christmas Movie Lists that listeners have sent in and my own personal opinion is out the window.  Who will have the most popular list as calculate from all the other lists?We have another fantastic song from Adam Kennedy and his Creative Commonaires, this one is called Bumbles Don't Bounce, and if you're a fan of the Rankin Bass Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, I think you'll get a kick out of this one.https://adamkennedy.bandcamp.comThis episode's version of a Christmas Carol is from 1949 and has Vincent Price narrating it.  It's pretty low budget and I have very little good to say about it.Here's a link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p-Qfg96FEcThen it's Robin Sings and the girls sing Jingle Bells.  They've sung it before, but they're older now and more refined.Then Kevin Church shares a Christmas memory of going to listen to his family play in a brass band each Christmas.This episode's recommendation is Darley Dance Christmas Show.  They've recorded an online version of their Christmas spectacular with songs, dancing and comedy all with a real festive feel.  It's a great way to help the arts and enjoy a Christmas show.Here's a trailer:https://youtu.be/xp8Qmb2H95kAnd here's a link for tickets:http://www.darleydance.co.uk/I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas.You know I love ya.

Breaking Walls
Radio's Involvement in the US Victory Bond Drive—December 1945

Breaking Walls

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 4:59


Normally after Suspense aired at 8:00 over CBS stations on Thursdays, The FBI in Peace and War followed at 8:30. Thursday December 6th 1945's usually scheduled FBI in Peace and War was preempted for a special Victory Bond program, hosted by Bing Crosby and orchestra leader Paul Whiteman. ___________ Although In December of 1945 Bing Crosby was on strike with NBC, he had no problem donating his time and talent to CBS to help sell Victory Bonds. ___________ US Government Series E Bonds were first issued in 1941 to help pay for the US' Entry into World War II. Seven War bond drives had taken place throughout the war. The budgetary expenses for the years 1941–1945 amounted to $317 billion, of which $281 billion was directly related to the war effort. ___________ Expenditures had also fiscally climbed from $9.6 billion in 1940 to nearly $100 billion in 1945. The result of which was that in December of 1945, the U.S. War Debt was $240 Billion. ___________ The Victory bond effort was part of a renewed public service marketing campaign to help sell these US Bonds which accrued interest for 40 years. Print ads appeared in major newspapers and trade periodicals. Radio—long a patriotic organ—did its part of help. ___________ 407,316 American men and women had lost their lives in World War II. Another 671,278 were wounded. With these Victory Bonds, Americans could help make sure their wounded countrymen and women would be cared for. ___________ NBC dedicated its entire Saturday December 8th block of programming to the Victory Bond selling effort on the final day of the drive. Denominations were incrementally available between $25 and $10,000.

Ricochet Podcast
E574. You'll Be Back

Ricochet Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 75:05


It’s our last regular episode of 2021, but fear not! We’ll be back… With us today is historian Andrew Roberts, author of The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III. Roberts takes us through the many inaccuracies that have captivated modern imagination and loomed over his legacy. We get into George, the man; why Great Britain lost; how the Georgian records are relevant to contemporary culture war debates; as well as some fascinating ‘What ifs?’ Also, the fellas go over Progressive leaders beginning to talk tough on crime; they wonder why after two years, nobody really knows much about Covid; and they look ahead to 2022 with some hope. And be sure to join our co-founders Peter Robinson and Rob Long on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT for a members-only Q&A! For those of you who haven’t already, join the party by signing up here! Music from this week’s podcast: You’ll Be Back by Jonathan Groff and Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton and Happy Holidays by Bing Crosby from the 1942 film, Holiday Inn.

Word Balloon Comics Podcast
Kinescope Person To Person

Word Balloon Comics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 56:55


Kinescope Looks at TV's first reality show Person To Person With Edward R Murrow. Celeb interviews include Groucho, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin Sammy Davis and Jerry Lewis

Music And Ideas
#41 - The First Multimedia Star: Bing Crosby & His Glittering Career

Music And Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 141:25


Nowadays he's the American Father Christmas, the singer of nearly all the classic Christmas songs, but for several decades he was also the biggest pop star in the world. From his early days singing in The Rhythm Boys with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra (a major band in it's own right in the 1920's), to his breakout solo career in the 1930's, and well into the 1950's with classic movies such as White Christmas -- Bing Crosby is probably the most important singer in American musical history.   With his silky smooth baritone voice and effortless delivery, Bing guided America through the depths of the Great Depression, delivered hope and spirit through World War II, and voiced the exuberant postwar 1950's. He has reportedly sold over a billion records, with 43 number one hits and nearly 400 charting singles between 1931 and 1965. He ushered in the crooner genre, paving the way for Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and many others. Bing was an early film star, winning four Academy Awards  for Best Song, and hosted a long-running radio show with over 4,000 recordings.   A visionary and astute businessman, Bing invested in Ampex, a small California company which produced the first commercial magnetic tape recorder (originally discovered and prototyped by Jack Mullin). The tape machine proved to be a boon for Bing's demanding radio sessions, which until then had to be performed live in studio. With the tape machine, shows could be pre-recorded in high fidelity, and edited to fit the producer's tight airtime schedules. This allowed Bing to record multiple shows in one session, and experiment with multiple takes, while giving him more time to relax on the golf course afterward.   Bing was everywhere for decades, a true titan of a new era of multimedia, and the voice of multiple generations. While young people today may only know him for his Christmas music, his legacy has influenced every pop star in the twentieth century and beyond.

Music From 100 Years Ago
Christmas 2021

Music From 100 Years Ago

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 38:16


Holiday hits and misses from the 1940s and early 1950s.  Songs include: Silver Bells, Jingle Bells,  Silent Night, The Birthday of a King, Socko the Smallest Snowball, Santa Claus Blues, The First Noel, I Getting Nutin For Christmas and Sleigh Ride. Performers include: Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, The Fontane Sisters, The Bell Sisters, Turk Murphy, Woody Herman, Merv Griffin and The Ferko String Band.

Amazon Book Club
Jingle My Bells

Amazon Book Club

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 69:03


This week we're reading Jingle My Bells by Chris Cox. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means our own Father Christmas, Ganesh, reading erotic holiday fiction to his two imprisoned elves. Take a break from Bing Crosby and fill your holiday home with the dulcet tones of three adult men with a lot of time to kill.   book link --- We're on the NET at letsstopthere.com Email us at letsstopthere@gmail.com Follow us on twitter @letsstopthere Give us a call at 567-309-0357 Subscribe to our patreon for MORE --- Thanks to Morris Reese for our theme and jump music Background music powered by Epidemic Sound