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Last week I listened to Christmas music on my iPod at work. One of the songs I have is 'Zat you Santa Claus? by Louis Armstrong. I really like that song. ^_^ And it suddenly made me want to put together a list of "big band" and classic pop songs from the 30's/40's/50's.

I jotted down a few of my favorite songs from the era; Anything Goes, It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), I Wanna Be Like You, What A Wonderful World, Gloomy Sunday, Love With A Capital You, Bei Mir Bist Du Schön, Bye Bye Blackbird. I wanted to include some of the modern singers that kind of fit that genre such as The Pupinni Sisters and Portland's Pink Martini. In fact, most of the artists that I already have from that era are female singers, but I titled my new playlist "crooners" because it was that era I was shooting for.

Then I took my list home and tossed it onto the counter and promptly forgot about it. I do that a lot actually. I like to come up with playlists around a given theme, but I don't usually follow through by actually making the playlist in iTunes.

One week later I'm listening to NPR on my iPod and they do an interview with Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. You may not have heard of him -- I hadn't. He was the 2011 winner of America's Got Talent, and his initial audition is nearly as surprising as that of Susan Boyle for Britain's Got Talent a few years ago. You should watch it, it's impressive. ^_^ And when you think of all the white singers who've been mining soul and Motown for their careers recently (Adele, Duffy, Amy Winehouse), why not a black singer mining Sinatra and the Rat Pack?

So I had to dig up my "Crooner" list and finish it, so I can listen to it tomorrow. ^_^

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