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Red Roses for a Blue Lady
“I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I am inexplicably in a rather blue mood, so I suppose this is a great song for today.
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB_67zLhbEs - Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Vic Dana, 1965
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnEuJMy_E_E - Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Dean Martin - with a pretty slide show
"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" is a 1948 popular song by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett (alias Roy Brodsky). It has been recorded by a number of performers. The best-selling recording was made by Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra Vocalists: Vaughn Monroe and The Moon Men on December 15, 1948. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-3319 (in USA) and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalogue numbers BD 1247, HN 3014, HQ 3071, IM 13425 and GY 478. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on January 14, 1949 and lasted 19 weeks on the chart, peaking at #4.
Another recording was made by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians on December 22, 1948. It was released by Decca Records as catalog number 24549. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on February 4, 1949 and lasted 13 weeks on the chart, peaking at #10.
The song was revived in 1965 by vocalists Vic Dana and Wayne Newton and instrumentalist Bert Kaempfert; Dana's version was the most successful, peaking at #10 on the pop chart and #2 on the Easy Listening chart. Kaempfert's peaked at #11 on the same chart. Wayne Newton's version reached #23. All were listed on Billboard's Easy listening (later Adult Contemporary) survey. Andy Williams released a version in 1965 as the B-side to his hit song "...and Roses and Roses"...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Newell Blayton ('57)
Bettie Bracey Gosner ('57)!
Happy Birthday this week to:
25 - Janey Roane Harper ('57);26 - My Sister, Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC AND Bill Roady ('60) of VA AND Joyce Williams Nettles ('63) of VA;
30 - Don Chaney ('66) of FL AND My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC AND My Granddaughter, Claire Harty, of CA!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
THIS DAY IN 1967:
Sunday, July 23, 1967 - Detroit Riots: In Detroit, one of the worst riots in United States history began on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city. It ultimately killed 43 people, injured 342 and burned about 1,400 buildings.
Sunday, July 23, 1967 - Actor, director, and producer Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in Fairport, New York. On 02 Feb 2014, he was found dead in Manhattan, New York City, New York under mysterious circumstances of acute mixed drug intoxication. He was 46.
|“Be grateful for people in
your lives who love you enough to correct you.”
Neal A. Maxwell
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 07/23/17:
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Cousin Jim!|
From Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA - 07/22/17:
|WOWZERS! Thank you for clearing up that mystery for me, Jerry!|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 07/22/17:
|BRILLIANT! Thank you, Susan!|
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/21/17 - "Cameron Air Show":
|If you enjoy airplanes this is worth it!
Watch in full screen - This is fantastic! This is an Air Show in Cameron, a small rural town in Missouri. The pilots, bike and truck drivers (and the photographers) are all nuts.
Best viewed in full screen.
WOWZERONI! Thank you, Haul Party!
“Ninety percent of all mental errors are in your head.”
(12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/10/17 - "Some Blooming Flowers To Brighten Your Day (#11 in a Series of 11)":
Wishing you a day filled with happy
thoughts and happenings!!!
OOH! Thank you, Shari! These have been simply gorgeous!
BONUS RED ROSES CROCHET PATTERNS:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Recorded by Vaughn Monroe, 1949
(07 Oct 1911 - 21 May 1973)
I want some red roses for a blue lady
"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" midi courtesy of http://members.cox.net/old-music/snedsongs.htm - 07/06/09
"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" lyrics (sequenced by Ronald E. Hontz) courtesy of http://www.lyricsdepot.com/vaughn-monroe/red-roses-for-a-blue-lady.html - 07/23/09
Image of Red Rose Remembrance courtesy of http://findaflorist.org/funeral/ohiofuneralhome.htm - 07/04/07
Red Heart and Roses Divider Line clip art courtesy of - um, I don't really know where - 03/13/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
American School Logo courtesy of http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/grads.asp - 09/05/06
J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of
http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/hs/tucker/resources/about.htm - 11/12/07
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