RIP: Rusty Warren, comedian

Rusty Warren, the groundbreaking bawdy female comic, died in her sleep on Tuesday morning at 91 years old.

Warren was a lounge and nightclub performer who released a bunch of comedy albums containing songs with naughty lyrics. At the height of her success, alongside such contemporaries as Lenny Bruce, Redd Foxx and others, she […]

Thoughts on Billie Holiday

photo by William P. Gottlieb*

Today, April 7, 2021 is the 106th birthday of an extraordinary individual named Eleanora Fagan that became a jazz singer known as Billie Holiday. She was a music stylist unlike any other singer before her. In 1958, a year before she passed, Frank Sinatra referred to her as […]

Lost Lyrics of Famous Songs

Cracked.com had an intriguing article entitled “5 Insane Lost Verses That Change the Meaning of Famous Songs.”

LOUIE LOUIE is not one of the featured songs with the “lost lyrics,” but it is referenced within this article:

It’s been said (by us, right now) that 90 percent of all popular music is about love and […]