The Nearness of You is heard in this 1947 recording of That Old Feeling recorded by Frank Sinatra.. I bought the album The Nearness of You which was released in 1967 and even though I thought I had lost it, my sister found it over 40 years later.
The album includes standards like Laura, It Could Happen To You, That Old Black Magic, Blue Hawaii, Just in Time and I Get Along Without You Very Well. It is fun listening to the same album in 2012, that I listened to 1967, which was 45 years ago.
There is no compact disc version of this album, that I know of but 48 of these records are for sale at eBay, with many of them being sold for less than $10, including shipping.
If you want to hear Frank Sinatra at his best, listen to this album if you ever get the chance.
I am going to play both sides tonight, as I go back once more to 1967, when the Beatles and Elvis Presley may have been the kings of rock n’ roll but Frank Sinatra was Chairman of the Board.
Joshua Ledet singing Sam Cooke's A Change Is Gonna Come on American Idol.
Colton Dixon received the fewest votes on American Idol and was sent home on Thursday’s show. The apparent favorite to win now is Joshua Ledet, the 20-year-old singer from Westlake, Louisiana.
However, we all know to expected the unexpected on American Idol, after Jessica Sanchez was saved by the judges, after receiving the fewest votes a week ago.
Phillip Phillips, Skylar Laine and Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet were safe on Thursday night, with Colton Dixon, Holllie Cavanagh and Elise Testone in the bottom three.
It will be interesting to see which one of the contestants that were safe last night will be in the bottom three last night. I think Phillip Phillips showed he is not just a one-dimensional singer, by singing In The Midnight Hour, which was released by Wilson Pickett 47 years ago in 1965.
Still the highlight of the night for me was when Joshua sang A Change is Gonna Come composed and recorded by Sam Cooke in 1963. Joshua poured so much emotion into the song, that the judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler couldn’t help but give Joshua a standing ovation.
The song has been sung on American Idol many times in the past, but never with the emotion and passion, that Joshua showed while he was singing it. The song is #12 in the Rolling Stone magazine’s 500th Greatest Songs of All-Time.
Elise Testone’s rendition of Let’s Get It On was sang well, but Elise is having problems with the judges, similar to the problems of Haley Reinhart experienced in Season 10. No matter how well she sings, it seems like the judges find fault with her singing, song selection or her emotional connection with the song.
Right now Joshua and Elise are the only contestants, to me that could interest me in buying their album. Before last week’s shocking vote, it looked like Jessica Sanchez was on her way to being the next American Idol. Now all bets are off as we have four girls and two boys remaining in the competition.
Just my opinion, but I think voters should be limited to one vote per voter, which would be fairer to all the contestants. The way it is now a texter that can text fast can vote many times for one contestant, while non-texters or slow texters are at a definite disadvantage.
Hollie is still my favorite should Joshua be voted off the show, but I wouldn’t mind Elise winning since I think she has the passion to be successful in the music industry. Skylar Laine poured every ounce of emotion and energy into her songs on Wednesday night and she seems to be coming on strong now.
This post includes the following poll asking readers who they think will be the next American Idol:
The late Dick Clark hosted the $10,000 Pyramid which debuted on March 26, 1973.
Dick Clark was the first host of the $10,000 Pyramid which was first seen on the CBS television network on March 26, 1973. Clark who was still hosting American Bandstand at the time, was now able to add game show host to his resume.
The first celebrity guests were June Lockhart and Rob Reiner, who teamed up with contestants to try to reach the top of the pyramid.
The name of the show was changed to $20,000 Pyramid on January 19, 1976.
William Shatner who was a semi-regular guest on the show never returned, after screaming and throwing a chair out of the winner’s circle, when he was unable to help a contestant win a bonus round.
Many celebrities appeared on the show multiple times with Teresa Ganzel appearing 125 times, Betty White 90 times, Patty Duke in 70 episodes and Michael J. Fox appearing in 30 episodes.
Dick Clark hosted a total of 1,065 episodes from 1973-1988.
Clark also hosted Scattergories which was televised for less than five months from January 18, 1993 to June 11, 1993.