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(Msg. 1) Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:10 am
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One of the other NGs i go to is 50s music.

For the week ending July 28, 1951 Jan Peerce had the #21 hit on the
Cashbox top 40. At that time, the song had been on the charts for 5
weeks and got at least as high as #18?

I asked my cousin, who is extremely knowledgable on opera and he said he
had never heard of the song.

Obviously it's not "Bluebird of Happiness".

I'm confident some of our more "senior" RMOers will get this one.

Also, I can only think of a small handful of opera singers who had "top
40" hits. Peerce, Merrill, Lanza, Domingo (with John Denver), maybe
Pinza if "Some Enchanted Evening" was released as a single. Does "Cara
Mia" by David Whitfield count?... I think it was David Whitfield? and
yes Bocelli since the only reason he charted is because the general
public bought "that pretty song by the blind opera singer".that is how
he is perceived IMO. He's not the blind singer, he's the blind OPERA
singer.

No doubt there are several (many?) others that I'm totally unfamiliar
with. I'd enjoy reading who they were and what they sang.

Frank

P.S. Sign that the Apocalypse is near... me asking an "opera" trivia
question!!

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(Msg. 2) Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:33 am
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F R wrote:
> One of the other NGs i go to is 50s music.
>
> For the week ending July 28, 1951 Jan Peerce had the #21 hit on the
> Cashbox top 40. At that time, the song had been on the charts for 5
> weeks and got at least as high as #18?
>
> I asked my cousin, who is extremely knowledgable on opera and he said he
> had never heard of the song.
>
> Obviously it's not "Bluebird of Happiness".
>
> I'm confident some of our more "senior" RMOers will get this one.
>
> Also, I can only think of a small handful of opera singers who had "top
> 40" hits. Peerce, Merrill, Lanza, Domingo (with John Denver), maybe
> Pinza if "Some Enchanted Evening" was released as a single. Does "Cara
> Mia" by David Whitfield count?... I think it was David Whitfield?

Yes, it was Whitfield, - good, if not outstanding lyric tenor.

>and
> yes Bocelli since the only reason he charted is because the general
> public bought "that pretty song by the blind opera singer".that is how
> he is perceived IMO. He's not the blind singer, he's the blind OPERA
> singer.
>
> No doubt there are several (many?) others that I'm totally unfamiliar
> with. I'd enjoy reading who they were and what they sang.

Any of Eddy's and/or MacDonald's hits would count. Both were Opera
singers, Eddy having performed numerous roles thirteen years before his
movie-career.

> Frank
>
> P.S. Sign that the Apocalypse is near... me asking an "opera" trivia
> question!!

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:33 am
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?
>
> > >
> > P.S. Sign that the Apocalypse is near... me asking an "opera" trivia
> > question!!

HIT RECORDS:

LONGEST HELD HIGH NOTE IN TOSCA Franco Corelli (7.5 minutes)

MOST STUPID OPERA and NON OPERA posts (76,987..and that is only in one
day) LJO
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(Msg. 4) Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:52 pm
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ljo wrote:
> From The Opera Clown:
>
> > MOST STUPID OPERA and NON OPERA posts (76,987..and that is only in one
> > day) LJO >
>
>
> I've told you a million times not to exaggerate.


Why don't you take your other tweo stooges..mark and jeffrey far far
away...you really should be ashamed to have ruined this forum with your
stupidity..ch
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(Msg. 5) Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:00 pm
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The maniac wrote:
> ljo wrote:
> > I've told you a million times not to exaggerate.
>
>
you really should be ashamed to have ruined this forum with your
> stupidity..ch

Whoa! Hold it there, pardner. You are the undisputed king in that
particular department.
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(Msg. 6) Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:39 pm
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From The Opera Clown:

> MOST STUPID OPERA and NON OPERA posts (76,987..and that is only in one
> day) LJO >


I've told you a million times not to exaggerate.
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(Msg. 7) Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:23 pm
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Anyone who tries to flame others..they are beneath contempt././what
a bunch of pathetic losers..i love to be here..it makes me see that
only a tiny minority of the many many people i know..are idiots....so
be it.CH
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(Msg. 8) Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:09 pm
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> ljo

though nothing had occurred, etc etc etc. Charlie (and Ed) frequently
chatter about covering but I'll bet that neither of them actually know
what
it is or under what circumstances it may be a useful temporary practice
but
not a permanent good.
=============================================================
And I'll bet that you would lose your bet!! BTW, why has this
potentially interesting post immediately become a battle, and, except
for LT, I have seen nobody answer on topic.

Robert Merrill had a #1 hit with the Wiffenpoof Song around 1950 or so.
Of course, as FR said, Peerce had a huge hit with Bluebird of Happiness
in 1945. Others? I can't think of too many. Merrill recorded two songs
in 1957 or so that was released as a "pop" RCA 45. The titles were
"Night train" and the flip side was "Io canto." This was a Dean Martin
sort of song, in English, except for the title words. It was an
extremeley minor hit. I have these, and they are both a lot of fun,
with "Io canto" being a very pretty love ballad.

Not to be outdone by his brother-in-law, Tucker recorded a number of
"singles" for Columbia in the late 40's, early 50's, but none became
the least bit known. One was callled, "Good luck, good health, and God
bless you." Anyone ever hear it, or hear of it? Pretty song. He plugs
it in a TV appearance on the Sam Levinson Show around 1954, singing it
with his three young sons on this show, which I have. But- it was
anything but a hit song.

Earl Wrightson started out as an opera singer, calling himself a "lazy
baritone." He probably had a few hits but I can't recall any. He
certainly did make many wonderful LP albums for Columbia.

I don't know if Columbia released Pinza in "Some Enchanted Evening" but
if they didn't, they should have. Everyone else recorded it, such as Al
Jolson, Bing Crosby, Perry Como, to name three of the most famous.

So how 'bout some of you answering the actual question. LJO wrote
recently that he liked the "Whim a whe" songs, (excuse the spelling
please) and I think he has knowledge of the pop genre.

Best
Ed



How many have heard the Boris Christoff recording of "The Purple People
Eater??"

Ed
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(Msg. 9) Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:10 pm
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ljo for Charlie's guff. (The comedy is an added
> attraction of course). Sorry if that makes you uncomfortable.
>
> GEEEE I just learned all abiout myself from the REAL CLOWN....I am so grateful for this knowledge,.,.it is so valuable to me..NOW I can live...


Dan..we need you back to tell it that it smells...ch
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(Msg. 10) Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:11 pm
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premiereopera DeleteThis @aol.com wrote:
> > ljo
>
> > not a permanent good.
> =============================================================
> And I'll bet that you would lose your bet!! BTW, why has this
> potentially interesting post immediately become a battle, and, except
> for LT, I have seen nobody answer on topic.
>
> " BECAUSE HE IS AN IDIOT.......................ch
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(Msg. 11) Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:15 pm
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"Io>
> Crosby, Perry Como, to name three of the most famous.
>
> So how 'bout some of you answering the actual question. LJO wrote
> recently that he liked the "Whim a whe" songs, (excuse the spelling
> please) and I think he has knowledge of the pop genre.
>
> ED...it is absolutely HILARIOUS what the jerk tries to say..meanwhile..you and i KNOW all about the passaggio and the rest..but does it really matter what one cretino says...when we have people like Millo,Zeani,Guarrera,Caballe,Soviero.,Stapp,Ramey.etc..telling you or me that we KNOW how to sing,even without firmal musical training....

I would not need to waste my time talking to the idiot...i know what
you and i know..and that is all that counts...

How does he live with himself?CH

P.S. Someday soon he will COVER...or be covered...CH
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(Msg. 12) Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:29 am
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> CH---
> ED...it is absolutely HILARIOUS what the jerk tries to
> say..meanwhile..you and i KNOW all about the passaggio and the rest..but
> does it really matter what one cretino says...when we have people like
> Millo,Zeani,Guarrera,Caballe,Soviero.,Stapp,Ramey.etc..telling you or me
> that we KNOW how to sing,even without firmal musical training....
> I would not need to waste my time talking to the idiot...i know what you
> and i know..and that is all that counts...
> -------------

Yeah, but we already know what you think you know, and it ain't much.
Keep trying, though. Your attempts at grandeur are hilarious to most
people. What is really HILARIOUS is that you won't shut up for even a
minute. Don't you have about 20 other websites to post on? Why are you
always here licking your most recent wounds and starting more trouble?
As an RMO formality: Opera Clown, you smell, please leave us.
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(Msg. 13) Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:34 am
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>
> Yeah, but we already know what you think you know, and it ain't much.
> Keep trying, though. Your attempts at grandeur are hilarious to most
> people. What is really HILARIOUS is that you won't shut up for even a
> minute. Don't you have about 20 other websites to post on? Why are you
> always here licking your most recent wounds and starting more trouble?
> As an RMO formality: Opera Clown, you smell, please leave us.


Est-ce qu'il y a un computer en France????

Mon Dieu.....Nous sommes aghast.....(I only had two years of French0]

Does this angry,pathetic,snobbish, SICK person think anything will
change me???/

I am having too much fun......

Of coiurse..you and your friends NEVER started any trouble..i came her
eto do that..right????

Comme sont les FOQUES????
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(Msg. 14) Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:40 am
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The Handelmaniac wrote:
> >
> > Yeah, but we already know what you think you know, and it ain't much.
> > Keep trying, though. Your attempts at grandeur are hilarious to most
> > people. What is really HILARIOUS is that you won't shut up for even a
> > minute. Don't you have about 20 other websites to post on? Why are you
> > always here licking your most recent wounds and starting more trouble?
> > As an RMO formality: Opera Clown, you smell, please leave us.
>
>
> Est-ce qu'il y a un computer en France????
>
> Mon Dieu.....Nous sommes aghast.....(I only had two years of French0]
>
> Does this angry,pathetic,snobbish, SICK person think anything will
> change me???/
>
> I am having too much fun......
>
> Of coiurse..you and your friends NEVER started any trouble..i came her
> eto do that..right????
>
> Comme sont les FOQUES????

Your French is worse than your Spanish which is worse than your Italian
which is worse than your German which is worse than your English. Vas
'y , con.
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Jon E. Szostak, Sr.

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(Msg. 15) Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:11 am
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No one has yet mentioned the couple of hits that one Enrico Caruso had in
his time. And I believe there were a few other...Schumann-Heink anyone?
Maybe even Feodor Chaliapin or Jan Kiepura.

Jon E. Szostak, Sr.


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>
>> ljo
>
> though nothing had occurred, etc etc etc. Charlie (and Ed) frequently
> chatter about covering but I'll bet that neither of them actually know
> what
> it is or under what circumstances it may be a useful temporary practice
> but
> not a permanent good.
> =============================================================
> And I'll bet that you would lose your bet!! BTW, why has this
> potentially interesting post immediately become a battle, and, except
> for LT, I have seen nobody answer on topic.
>
> Robert Merrill had a #1 hit with the Wiffenpoof Song around 1950 or so.
> Of course, as FR said, Peerce had a huge hit with Bluebird of Happiness
> in 1945. Others? I can't think of too many. Merrill recorded two songs
> in 1957 or so that was released as a "pop" RCA 45. The titles were
> "Night train" and the flip side was "Io canto." This was a Dean Martin
> sort of song, in English, except for the title words. It was an
> extremeley minor hit. I have these, and they are both a lot of fun,
> with "Io canto" being a very pretty love ballad.
>
> Not to be outdone by his brother-in-law, Tucker recorded a number of
> "singles" for Columbia in the late 40's, early 50's, but none became
> the least bit known. One was callled, "Good luck, good health, and God
> bless you." Anyone ever hear it, or hear of it? Pretty song. He plugs
> it in a TV appearance on the Sam Levinson Show around 1954, singing it
> with his three young sons on this show, which I have. But- it was
> anything but a hit song.
>
> Earl Wrightson started out as an opera singer, calling himself a "lazy
> baritone." He probably had a few hits but I can't recall any. He
> certainly did make many wonderful LP albums for Columbia.
>
> I don't know if Columbia released Pinza in "Some Enchanted Evening" but
> if they didn't, they should have. Everyone else recorded it, such as Al
> Jolson, Bing Crosby, Perry Como, to name three of the most famous.
>
> So how 'bout some of you answering the actual question. LJO wrote
> recently that he liked the "Whim a whe" songs, (excuse the spelling
> please) and I think he has knowledge of the pop genre.
>
> Best
> Ed
>
> How many have heard the Boris Christoff recording of "The Purple People
> Eater??"
>
> Ed
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