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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Marvelous Music Monday -- The Truth After Valentine's

Since I was sick in bed last week, and wasn't able to link up, I am still in a bit of a Valentine mood.

Let's hear a few songs about what happens after the Valentine's have fallen.

Hey Brother, Pour the Wine by Dean Martin




Now the classic...Frankie and Johnny
sung by Louis Armstrong
As incredible as it might seem, this song is based on a true story. On October 15, 1899, 22-year-old Frankie Baker shot 17-year-old Albert Britt to death at 212 Targee Street in St. Louis, Mo. The shooting apparently was over another woman, Alice Pryor. The following night, Bill Dooley, a black pianist and songwriter composed "Frankie and Albert," a ballad which would later become famous as "Frankie & Johnny."

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What do you think of my after Valentine songs?



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