Thursday, February 14, 2013

Moonglow

 



 Frances Langford, what a gal.  She was a Southerner, from Florida and not only could she sing and act but she also was devoted to her charitable causes.   You may read about her here. Do you remember her from some movies made in the 40's? She was in two of my favorites, she sang "Over There" with James Cagney in "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and she sang "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" with Jimmy Stewart in "The Glenn Miller Story".
Frances Langford might be more well known for her performances with Bob Hope as they entertained the troops during World War II. 
 
I have never heard of this song, "Moonglow" until just recently, but I love it!  It is dreamy and romantic and I can just picture the couples from the 40's dancing to it.  So, since today is Valentine's Day, I wish a dreamy and romantic day for you!  (And this recording is on a vinyl record, and the sound is rich and warm.  I really miss records and albums!)

22 comments:

  1. I used to have quite a collection of Albums that I would play over and over again. They are missed. Now I have my collection on an Ipod and I do play them there. I hadn't heard that one before or if I did I forgot. Happy Valentines Day to you too!

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    1. I loved albums and the cover art on each one!
      Thanks and Happy Valentine's to you too!

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  2. I love this song too. Also the others that you mentioned. Forties music is great in so many ways! Happy Valentines Day!

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    1. Thanks, hope you have a good one too.

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  3. That is a beautiful old song. I never knew much about Frances. Thanks for the info and Happy Valentine's Day- xo Diana

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    1. She was a great lady and she was so pretty. You even favor her a little! :-)

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  4. Hi Kay! Love this recording! My parents were very fond of the Glenn Miller Orchestra ~ so I heard a lot of this music growing up! Thank you for sharing! Have a happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. I never heard this music. My parents were strictly country music folks! :-)

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  5. Dear Kay,
    now you've told us so much about the song and its singer, but nothing about the "moony" picture! Who took it, and where? Was it Richard, and was it taken from or near your home?
    You know I love such pictures - I have shown some on my own blog :-)

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    1. Oh yes, Richard took the photo of the moon just outside our front door. Our home faces east, we get nice sunrises and also, some good moonrises!
      I like the way he got the moon right in the middle of the photo and he holds the camera so still. If I had taken it, the moon would be all lopsided by my shaky hands!

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  6. Kay, If that old song starts off , "it must have been moonglow" , then I have heard it before. I used to watch the Early Show and the Late Show...they always showed black and white movies. I would soak them up like a sponge. Now I watch the Tunner Classics.
    Happy Valetine's Day to you. Hope your day is fun . xoxo,Susie

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    1. Hey Susie!
      I love the movies on Turner Classics too. Don't you just love those few notes on a guitar just at the very beginning? I hope they never change that! :-)

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  7. I hadn't heard of her - she has a beautiful singing voice. I love listening to all those old songs as well.Enjoy your Valentine's!

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    1. She really seemed like a very nice woman.
      I think I read that she really had trained for the opera, but had something to go wrong with her voice. Making the best of things, she sang these pop standards. I think you can tell by her singing that she had that background training.
      Happy Valentine's to you too!

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  8. I know who she is because I love old movies and Yankee Doodle Dandy is one of my favs! I still have lots of records and I even have a turntable...I don't care how you slice it, albums are so much better than CD's! Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

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    1. Oh me too and Yankee Doodle Dandy is just a wonderful movie,isn't it? I have written about it before.
      I have noticed that younger people are more interested in albums, maybe they might bring them back!
      Hope you had a good Valentine's Day too!

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  9. Happy Valentine's Day! Hope some of your dreams came true today.

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    1. Oh! And the very same to you too! xx

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  10. Lovely, and poignant. Happy Valentine's :)

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    1. Thank you, Janice! Hope you had a good one!
      Have a good rest of February, now that we are more than halfway through it!! xx

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  11. It is a lovely song, isn't it? I believe a version was also used in the movie "Picnic" where Kim Novak and William Holden were slow dancing ... that's one of my favourite old movies, with Rosalind Russell, and Kim Novak, and William Holden. Now that I'm thinking about it, I'll have to see if I can find a copy to watch it again ...

    Happy Valentine's Day to you and Richard ... xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I can't say that I have ever seen the movie "Picnic" although I know a lot about it from reading the book "Josh:My Up And Down, In And Out Life", which is the autobiography of the movie's director, Josh Logan.
      It's funny, I read that book years ago, but I remember so well his observations of movies. Maybe that is why I am so critical of movies!
      Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day also! Thanks for your well wishes! xx

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