BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut for a Pair of Immortals from the Golden Age of American Popular Song: Composer JIMMY McHUGH and Lyricist MITCHELLPARRISH. Other Birthdays Include BILLHALEY, The Drummer in the Band RINGOSTARR, The Clown Prince of Jive Himself LOUISJORDAN, The Original Honeydripper JOELIGGINS, Electric Guitar Pioneer TINYGRIMES, The Once and Future Duke of Earl GENECHANDLER and That Angel of Song DELLAREESE.
GUESTHOSTTODAY! Melinda J sat in today and delivered a lot of great ole’ school tunes and…also celebrated Independence Day to express sincere gratitude for our independence and freedom! Enjoy a great and safe holiday weekend!
It’s with regret that I announce the passing of Blue Loon recording artist Mike The Hook Deutsch. The piano man succumbed to cancer on 6/24/09. Instead of thinking of him as having died, I prefer to say: He’s taking his place in that heavenly blues band, playing with his friends who got there before he did: Dave Ray, Rick O’Dell, Joel Johnson, Will Donicht, Percy Strother, Milwaukee Slim, Andy Bailey, Steve Killer Kilbride, Mike Nichols, Lady Blue Sonny Rodgers. Today’s show featured music that Mike recorded with some of those friends.