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04/15/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
tried to block out the memories of the past, even though
- Sophia Loren
Friends and Schoolmates,
Nat King Cole was singing to me again last night. As always, he made it seem so very effortless - just like this.
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFyKAUBkdOs - Stardust - Nat King Cole
|"Stardust" is an American
popular song composed in 1927 by
Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics added in 1929 by
Mitchell Parish. Carmichael first recorded the song, originally
titled "Star Dust", at the
Gennett Records studio in
Richmond, Indiana. The song, "a song about a song about love",
played in an idiosyncratic melody in medium tempo, became an
American standard, and is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th
century, with over 1,500 total recordings.
In 2004, Carmichael's original 1927 recording of the song was one of 50
recordings chosen by the
Library of Congress to be added to the
National Recording Registry. "Stardust" is considered by many the
finest song ever written.
According to Carmichael, the inspiration for "Stardust" (the song's original title was "Star Dust", which has long been compounded into "Stardust") came to him while he was on the campus of his alma mater, Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana. He began whistling the tune, then rushed to the Book Nook, a popular student hangout, and started composing. He worked to refine the melody over the course of the next several months, likely in Bloomington or Indianapolis (sources cite various locations, and Carmichael himself liked to embellish the facts about the song's origins). "Stardust" was first recorded in Richmond, Indiana, for Gennett Records (Gennett 6311) by Carmichael, with Emil Seidel and his Orchestra and the Dorsey brothers as "Hoagy Carmichael and His Pals," on October 31, 1927, as a peppy (but mid-tempo) jazz instrumental. Carmichael said he was inspired by the types of improvisations made by Bix Beiderbecke. The tune at first attracted only moderate attention, mostly from fellow musicians, a few of whom (including Don Redman) recorded their own versions of Carmichael's tune. (The Redman arrangement was issued on OKeh as by The Chocolate Dandies, but was in reality the moonlighting McKinney's Cotton Pickers who were exclusive Victor recording artists.)
Mitchell Parish wrote lyrics for the song, based on his own and Carmichael's ideas, which were published in 1929. A slower version had been recorded in October 1928, but the real transformation came on May 16, 1930, when bandleader Isham Jones recorded it as a sentimental ballad. “Stardust” is a 32-bar melody with a slightly unusual ABAC structure. It is preceded by a 16-bar verse (which some performers omit). The verse and chorus have the same final cadence, though other than that they are musically distinct...
Happy Birthday today to George Helliesen ('61) of VA AND Linda Bowen Uplinger ('63)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
17 - David Jones ('57);
18 -The late Monty Phillips ('62) (d. 15 Apr 2011) AND Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA;
21 - Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA ANDMy #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX!;
22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57) AND Gene Shelton ('64) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN 1966:
Friday, April 15, 1966 - Businessman Mott Green was born David Lawrence Friedman in Washington, D.C.. On 01 June 2013 at the age of 47 he was electrocuted while working on solar-powered machinery for cooling chocolate during overseas transport. in Grenada.
|“Broken minds can be healed just the way broken bones and broken hearts are healed. While God is at work making those repairs, the rest of us can help by being merciful, nonjudgmental, and kind.”|
From Mike Leonard ('68) of VA - 04/12/16, 8:02 PM (but not discovered until 04/14/16)- " Wayne Lambert":
This is Wayne Lambert's obituary. He graduated in the NNHS class of 1968.
Thank you so much, Mikey! Not knowing Wayne, I had missed the NNHS connection. You have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your friend and classmate.
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 04/13/16 - "Truth, Justice, and the American Way":
|INDEED! Thanks, Billy!|
From My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (James Blair HS / John Marshall HS - '64) of VA - 04/13/16:
|TRUTH! Thanks, Cheryl!|
is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming
From Bill Hobbs ('66) of Northern VA - 04/01/16 - "Senior Mugs" (#15 in a Series of 16):
|GOOD ONE! Thanks, Billy!|
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 04/10/16 - "Garage Door Art" (#5 in a Series of 22):
|WOWZERS! Thanks, Dools!|
BONUS STARDUST CROCHET PATTERN:
|https://www.free-crochet.com/detail.html?code=FC00247&cat_id=486 - Stardust Filet Doily - "Make this oval doily with a metallic thread for extra sparkle in your home. Size: 13" wide x 18" long."|
BONUS STARDUST RECIPE:
|http://www.food.com/recipe/stardust-chocolate-pancakes-54002 - Stardust Chocolate Pancakes - "These are just heavenly!"|
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 04/14/16:
|Teacher: Joey, how do you spell
Teacher: No, that's wrong.
Joey: Maybe it is wrong, but you did ask me how I spelled it."
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon
on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch
at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN
THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good
conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan
at 803-7701 for reservations.
2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/05/16
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Recorded byNat King Cole (17 Mar 1919 - 15 Feb 1965), 1957
And now the purple dusk of twilight time
Steals across the meadows of my heart
High up in the sky the little stars climb
Always reminding me that were apart
You wander down the lane and far away
Leaving me a song that will not die
Love is now the stardust of yesterday
The music of the years gone by
Sometimes I wonder why I spend
The lonely night dreaming of a song
The melody haunts my reverie
And I am once again with you
When our love was new
And each kiss an inspiration
But that was long ago
Now my consolation
Is in the stardust of a song
Beside a garden wall
When stars are bright
You are in my arms
The nightingale tells his fairy tale
A paradise where roses bloom
Though I dream in vain
In my heart it will remain
My stardust melody
The memory of love's refrain
"Stardust" midi courtesy of
http://www.jadierose.com/midicollection.html - 04/15/08
"Stardust" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/n/nat+king+cole/stardust_20098091.html - 04/15/08
"Stardust Confetti" Image courtesy of http://www.onlineweddingshop.co.uk/prod.asp?i=3014 - 04/15/08
Fancy Purple Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I don't know, but it's been in my files since 08/12/04
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Rolling Cat clip art courtesy of http://www.cybergata.com/anim.htm - page 14 - 11/14/09
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
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