Calling Ideas for April 11, 2012
Bob Dylan's professional singing debutBob Dylan sang "Blowin' in the Wind" in Greenwich Village.
There's a square dance version of "Blowing in the Wind"...today's a good day to break it out.
Top Songs1950: Music, Music, Music - Teresa Brewer
1968: (Sittin' on the) Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
1977: Dancing Queen - Abba
These are songs that I know have square dance versions.
Joel Grey's BirthdayJoel Grey is well-known for his performance as the master of ceremonies in Cabaret, both on Broadway and in the movie version.
Can we say Cabaret?
Barbershop Quartet DayIn 1938, The Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America was formed in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
I don't have any records that I've identified as related to barbershop-style, but I'll bet they're out there.
First cigarette taxes imposedIowa was the first state to tax cigarettes.
I've been doing "Smoke Smoke (that Cigarette)" recently, and getting a good response.