Tag: Video

Count Your Blessings

Jimmy Durante and Annie Lennon duet from the 1970s.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our listeners in the U.S.A.

Jimmy Durante: September Song

Sung in 1972 for a TV special when Durante was 79.

Jimmy Durante and Al Jolson on Cell Phones

Some folks are keeping the golden age of entertainment alive. Enter Al Jolson impersonator Rick Rogers and Jimmy Durante impersonator Brad Kay. In these two videos they perform a Durante and Jolson song from a radio episode of Kraft Music Hall.  They then imagine what the two great entertainers might have sung about a modern plague-cell phones.

You can skip the first 3 minutes of the first video (which is getting the stage set) and skip right into “Jimmy” and “Jolson” recreating radio magic. While no one would mistake these guys for the original, they do capture their spirits:


Kate Smith Sings God Bless America for First Time

The first performance ever from November 10, 1938. In honor of America’s Veterans on Memorial Day.

The Last Signer

Enjoy this great Independence Day episode of the Dupont Theater.