Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, June 21, 2018

MUSIC FROM THE PAST: GOODY GOODY

The talented and tragic Frankie Lymon, with supposedly the last song he recorded with the Teenagers.  Although it was originally released as by Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, the song was actually recorded by Lymon with backing by session singers.  Lymon died in 1968 of a heroin overdose.  He was only 25.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jHonJ78JyE


CHALLENGE OF THE YUKON: MAN IN HIDING

Challenge of the Yukon began on Detroit's radio station on WXYZ in 1938.  (WXYZ was also the station that launched The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet.)   In 1947 Quaker Oats became the sponsor and the show moved to ABC, expanding the program from 15 minutes to 30 minutes.  In 1950, Challenge of the Yukon was retitled to the now more familiar Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, airing now three times a week. It aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1950 to its end in 1955.

This episode, "Man in Hiding," aired on October 9, 1951.  Paul Sutton played Sergeant Preston and the part of Yukon King was played a sound effects man, either Dewey Cole of Ted Johnson.

Now, "On, King!  On, you huskies!"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhAAqyhCGnc&list=PLz79J-reDQS6Fu-Jq5B6Q-4glV17uP0Qo&index=8&t=0s


'Well, King this case is closed.'

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

MUSIC FROM THE PAST: NORMAN

This song reached number 3 in 1961.  

I've always wondered who was the "Norman" Sue Thompson was singing about?  Norman Fell?  Norman Lear?  Norman Vincent Peale?  Norman Reedus? Norman Rockwell?  Norman Schwartzkopf?  Greg Norman?  I may never know.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4D3RYJC5KE

BAD JOKE WEDNESDAY

"Ma'am, your husband has had too much to drink.  He just slide under the table."
"No.  My husband just walked in the door."

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

MUSIC FROM THE PAST: TWIST AND SHOUT

Ahh, we were young then...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-VAxGJdJeQ

OVERLOOKED FILM: TIGER FANGS (1943)

It's been a while since I featured a jungle flick on the blog, so here's Frank Buck traveling to Malaya to stop the Nazis and the Japanese from destroying the rubber industry.  Buck, naturally, plays himself.  June Duprez (The Four Feathers, The Thief of Baghdad, And Then There Were None) serves as eye candy.  Duncan Renaldo ("Hey, Ceesco!"  "Hey, Pancho!") is also featured.

Enjoy this bit of low-budget entertainment from the Forties.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DGqNfulzmU

Monday, June 18, 2018

MUSIC FROM THE PAST: SONG FOR CANADA

Ian and Sylvia with  one of the many great songs that Ian Tyson wrote.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y95TnSLdFfU