Category Archive: 50s

Living with…Dave Brubeck…for a week

Dave Brubeck died last week a day before his 82nd birthday.

So a week to discover more I thought.


Day 22 – A song that you listen to when you’re sad – So What by Miles Davis

Instead I go for pensive and wistful…with the opener to A Kind of Blue

Living with…South Pacific…for a week

And I’m bored. We’ve gathered as a family again to mark a royal occasion.
We’re celebrating the wedding of two people we don’t know in a church we don’t know, and yet we all seem very happy about it.
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Living with…Duke Ellington…for a week

(photo: original photo from 1942 of U-boat U156 and survivors of the Laconia) Scenes from The Sinking of the Laconia Scene One: In a dimly lit wartime living room a smartly dressed couple… Continue reading

Learning Italian with…Dean Martin…for a week

[I’m sure somewhere I need to find copyright for this glorious photo, so may have to remove it…but for the time being enjoy the captured moment…see Shirley Maclaine quote below] Continuing the Italian… Continue reading