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gary from Halifax
10-25-2021
09:28 AM ET (US)
Hi Pam,,thank you so much. Cheers...Gary
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Pam Latham
10-25-2021
09:18 AM ET (US)
Gary , the man is Dickie Valentine, a pop crooner of the era.The man to the right of him is Dennis Lotis another singer of the same genre.
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gary from Halifax
10-25-2021
08:36 AM ET (US)
Sam I was referring to the guy behind Whitfield wearing a white bow tie..one of the others has a hand on his shoulder.
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SAM MILLION
10-25-2021
01:02 AM ET (US)
KRISTINE: I TOO BELONG TO A SONS OF THE DESERT GROUP HERE IN PHILADELPHIA. TO THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW, STAN LAUREL HIMSELF ALONG WITH OTHER FOUNDING MEMBERS FORMED "THE SONS OF THE DESERT". OUR GROUP MEETS ONCE EVERY THREE OR FOUR MONTHS AND WE HAVE ENJOYED A FULL BUFFET OF FOOD AND DRINK, HAD PAST GUEST STARS LIKE GALE STORM, SPANKY, MARGARET HAMILTON, AND MANY MORE. WHAT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW IS THAT EACH GROUP IS CALLED A "TENT", AND THEIR NAMES COME FROM LAUREL AND HARDY FILMS. OURS IS THE "TWO TARS TENT". "TWO TARS" WAS A FAMOUS LAUREL AND HARDY SILENT FILM THAT FINDS THEM AT ODDS WITH JAMES FINLAYSON. IT IS MASS DESTRUCTION AS THE BOYS TEAR APART JAMES' CAR WHILE HE ATTACKS THEIR HOUSE. I HAVE BEEN ACTIVE IN THE GROUP SINCE IT STARTED IN THE APARTMENT OF AN EARLY LAUREL AND HARDY ADMIRER WITH ABOUT TEN FANS AND THEN IT BECAME LARGER AND LARGER. AT OUR MAX WE HAD 150 PAID MEMBERS.
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SAM MILLION
10-25-2021
12:53 AM ET (US)
DEREK,
   
   I JUST LISTENED TO DAVID WHITFIELD'S "CARA MIA". IT IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM JAY BLACK'S. HIS APPROACH IS MUCH MORE DRAMATIC AND LEANS TOWARD THE OPERATIC. BY THE WAY, HIS LAST NOTE IS AN IMPRESSIVE "D". THANKS FOR POSTING ABOUT HIM SO WE COULD ALL HEAR HIS VOICE!
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SAM MILLION
10-24-2021
10:59 PM ET (US)
GARY: ARE YOU SERIOUS ABOUT THE TENOR BEING MARIO DEL MONACO? IF SO, THEN YOU ARE IN FOR A SURPRISE!!
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gary from Halifax
10-24-2021
09:03 PM ET (US)
Derek M Was it perhaps Mario del Monaco in the photo. Cheers..Gary
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SAM MILLION
10-24-2021
07:42 PM ET (US)
HI DEREK. I AM HAVING A GREAT DEAL OF DIFFICULTY RECOGNIZING THAT TENOR TO THE RIGHT OF MR. WHITFIELD. WAS HIS NAME SOMETHING THAT IN ITALIAN MEANS SQUASH? WAS HIS NAME THE MASCULINE FORM OF MARIA? DOES HIS NAME RYYNE WITH BONANZA? AH, I GIVE UP. SOMEONE ELSE HERE WILL SURELY GIVE THE CORRECT ANSWER.....

HI KRISTINE. OLIVER OR "OLLIE" HARDY SANG IN A COUPLE OF THEIR MOVIES ( BOTH TWO REELERS AND FEATURES). MY FAVORITE LAUREL AND HARDY FEATURE IS "WAY OUT WEST". MOST CRITICS SAY THAT THIS MOVIE AND "SONS OF THE DESERT" ARE THE BEST THEY EVER MADE. IN "WAY OUT WEST" OLLIE SINGS "THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS OF VIRGINIA" IN A SWEET LIGHT TENOR VOICE. FOR COMEDY, STAN OR STANLEY SINGS THE VERSE WITH HIM IN A LOW REGISTER, THEN GETS CLUNKED OVER THE HEAD BY OLLIE, AND ENDS UP SINGING IN A VERY HIGH FALSETTO VOICE. INCIDENTALLY, "WAY OUT WEST" ALSO HAS WHAT I FEEL IS THE BEST EXTENDED LAUGHING SEQUENCE EVER PUT ON FILM. HOW STAN LAUREL LAUGHED SO MUCH AND FOR SO LONG IS NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING! GO HERE TO SEE/HEAR IT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAfjgTc-t0U (NOTE THAT THIS WAS RECORDED "LIVE" WITH NO DUBBING.

ALSO, "WAY OUT WEST" FEATURES A DANCE SEQUENCE THE DUO MADE. IT IS ANOTHER CLASSIC. GO HERE:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_que...+dance+way+out+west
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Kristine C
10-24-2021
07:33 PM ET (US)
Where do we send letters to Jeff ? I like Laurel and Hardy, too. Oliver Hardy had a singing voice. Tenor , Felix Knight was in their movie "March Of The Wooden Soldiers"(1934). Knight was good looking, had a good singing voice, but only made a few movies. You can hear him on You Tube, singing "Moon of Manakoora"(from the movie, "The Hurricane")and "Let One Flower Grow Alone In Your Garden"(from "The Desert Song"). Stan Laurel's son-in-law was Rand Brooks, who played Scarlett O'Hara's husband, in "Gone With The Wind" and was on "Rin Tin Tin" t.v. series. I belong to Sons Of The Desert Club, down here, in Florida.
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SAM MILLION
10-24-2021
07:25 PM ET (US)
KRISTINE: IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE THE COMPANY THAT HAS HOSTED JEFF RENSE'S FORUM THAT WE ENJOY EVERY SINGLE DAY AND HAVE FOR MANY YEARS IS CLOSING DOWN.

WE NEED TO QUESTION JEFF TO SEE WHAT NEW COMPANY HE WILL BE USING FOR THE FORUM. I VERY MUCH DOUBT HE WILL CLOSE IT DOWN.

SO, GUYS, EVERYONE NEEDS TO WRITE TO JEFF AND FIND OUT WHAT HIS PLANS ARE. THIS IS MY LETTER. EVERYONE PLEASE ADD YOURS TO THE LIST WITHOUT DELAY!
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Kristine C
10-24-2021
03:38 PM ET (US)
Sam, I will send check to you in tomorrow's mail. I like Laurel and Hardy,too. Oliver Hardy had a singing voice. Tenor Felix Knight was in their movie "March Of The Wooden Soldiers". He was good looking and had a good singing voice, but only made a few movies. On You Tube, you can hear him sing "Moon Of Manakoora"(from the movie "The Hurricane")and "Let One Flower Grow Alone In Your Garden". I just read that Quick Topic is shutting down in December. Where will this forum go to ?
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Derek MainwaringPerson was signed in when posted
10-24-2021
12:37 PM ET (US)

"Cara Mia" was a multi-million-seller for British tenor David Whitfield in 1954. He recorded it with the Mantovani orchestra, as did Joseph Calleja on a recent Mantovani tribute album. Both recordings can be found on YouTube and both are very fine. The song was over a decade old before Jay Black and the Americans recorded their up-tempo version in 1965.

Here's a charming photo of David Whitfield taken backstage at the London Palladium in November 1957. You'll probably recognize the artist in the suit and tie standing to his immediate left.
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SAM MILLION
10-24-2021
10:06 AM ET (US)
AND HERE IS JAY DOING THE SONG IN ITS INITIAL RELEASE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sFy5_kmEi4
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SAM MILLION
10-24-2021
10:05 AM ET (US)
YOUTUBE 2011 JAY BLACK "CARA MIA". I HAVEN'T HEARD IT YET. LET'S SEE HOW HE DOES MUCH OLDER:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oFW6rmtUXY
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SAM MILLION
10-24-2021
09:57 AM ET (US)
HI KRISTINE. I AM DELIGHTED THAT YOU WANT A LANZA CARICATURE FOR YOUR COLLECTION. I GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE PLEASED. JUST SEND 15.00 TO SAM SAMUELIAN, 2305 WEST DEERFIELD DRIVE, MEDIA, PA. 19063.

INCIDENTALLY, I LOVE THE MUSIC OF JAY BLACK AND THE AMERICANS. JAY'S RANGE WAS INCREDIBLE. I KNOW SEVERAL SINGERS LOCALLY WHO HAVE TRIED SINGING "CARA MIA" AND THEY ALWAYS HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE HIGH NOTES. I MYSELF HAVE TRIED IT (IN A LOWER KEY) AND STILL IT IS HARD TO SING!!
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Kristine C
10-24-2021
01:16 AM ET (US)
I am a fan of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
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