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For the last Wednesday of February, I did a fourth musical presentation at the ‘Newport Nostalgia Music Society’. The first three music presentations I did beforehand were ‘Tim’s Glenn Miller Favourites’ in April 2016; ‘Tim’s Nostalgia Trip’ in December 2016 and ‘Tim’s Film/TV Favourites’ in October 2017. My audience members really enjoyed those presentations. They enjoyed this one too!
In my fourth music presentation called ‘Tim’s Musical Movie Evening’, I presented twelve tracks of music on a CD. This had songs and musical numbers from musical films that I’ve enjoyed over the years. I’ll give a quick summary on what each of the musical tracks were in relation to musical films.
The presentation began with a Rodgers and Hammerstein segment. The first song was ‘Oh What A Beautiful Morning’ sung by Gordon MacRae from the 1955 film ‘Oklahoma’. The second song was ‘Shall We Dance?’ sung by Deborah Kerr (dubbed by Marni Nixon) and Yul Brynner from the 1956 film ‘The King and I’. The third song was ‘Happy Talk’ sung by Juanita Hall as Bloody Mary (yeah) from the 1958 film ‘South Pacific’. The audience members knew these songs well and enjoyed them.
We then moved onto a Disney segment in the music presentation. The first song was ‘I Wanna Be Like You’ sung by Louie the Monkey King from the 1967 film ‘The Jungle Book’. The second song was ‘Kiss the Girl’ from the 1989 film ‘The Little Mermaid’. The third song was ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ from the 1964 film, ‘Mary Poppins’ starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. I enjoyed playing those Disney music tracks, especially since I’d seen those films recently.
I then did a Laurel & Hardy segment where I presented two songs from the 1937 film ‘Way Out West’. The first song was ‘At The Ball, That’s All’ sung by the Avalon Boys. That song/dance number was recreated for the superb biographical film ‘Stan & Ollie’ starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reily. The second song was ‘I Want To Be In Dixie’ sung by Laurel & Hardy with Mary Roberts from the film.
I then presented the song ‘Make ‘Em Laugh’ sung by Donald O’Connor from the 1952 film ‘Singin’ In The Rain’. Then I presented ‘Spring, Spring, Spring’ from the 1954 film ‘Seven Brides For Seven Brothers’. Then I presented a song where Judy Garland sung a song about ‘Doctor Who’ (yeah, right. My Dad’s joke). Actually, it’s the song called ‘Who?’ from the 1946 film called ‘Till The Clouds Roll By’.
I ended the presentation with the song ‘If Only Had A Brain’ sung by Ray Bolger and Judy Garland from the 1939 film, ‘The Wizard of Oz’. I’ve realised I played that song already in my third presentation for the ‘Newport Nostalgia Music Society’. Oops! Ah well, at least my audience liked it.
By the way, I was in high demand for doing a music presentation at the ‘Newport Nostalgia Music Society’ when mentioned in newsletters in the 2018 year. This included pictures of me and ‘Doctor Who’ in general. Check out these pages from some 2018 newsletters as well as the article featuring my presentation for February 2019. There are photos of me with Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton. 😀
I’m pleased ‘Tim’s Musical Movie Evening’ went down very well for my audience on the last Wednesday evening for February this year. I’ve again been asked to do another music presentation for the ‘Newport Nostalgia Music Society’. I’ll have to come up with something really good next time.
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Bye for now!