#BornThisDay- Frank Sinatra

December 12, 1915- Frank Sinatra: “May you live to be 100 & may the last voice you hear be mine.” My favorite sound in the entire world is a baritone in song & my favorite ... See the Rest

Mike at the Mike: The Gloved One Is Dead! Long Live the Gloved One!

As unnatural and unseemly as it may seem, just last week former heavyweight champ Mike "Iron Mike" Tyson crooned the jazzy samba-rific Astrud Gilberto-Stan Getz Grammy-winning '60s classic "The Girl from Ipanema" on Brazilian TV in front of a studio audience buzzing with Cariocas ... See the Rest

Ain’t No Cure for the Samba-time Blues

Here are Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz performing arguably THE coolest song ever, "The Girl From Ipanema," on television in 1964. The song was written originally by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes in 1962 for a Portuguese musical comedy, but achieved mega-fame when it ... See the Rest