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The Crooners

Bing Crosby The Crooners

It’s been described that the word crooner was given to male singers of jazz music either backed by a full orchestra, big band or piano.  What allowed the crooners to perform with such finesse was the invention of the microphone.  Before the mic, singers had to project their voices to the back of the theatre. I describe crooners as singers ... Read More »

Who Knew They Could Sing! Dr. Jackpot Jackson & “Luke” Duke

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Many years ago, I watched Trapper John with Pernell Roberts.  There was a wonderful young actor on the show who played Dr. Jackpot Jackson.  He was a charismatic actor and really added to the personality of the show.  Many years later, I was in New York in the audience of a Broadway play called Ragtime. Lo and behold . . ... Read More »