Thursday, October 18, 2007

Teresa Brewer's Music, Music, Music WIll Live On

Singer Teresa Brewer passed away yesterday at the age of 76. Brewer was a popular pop singer of the 1950s, with hits that included Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall, A Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl, and Music Music Music.

She sang with Tony Bennett and pursued film career before scaling back her work to raise a family, then re-emerged during the 1970s to perform with jazz legends Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Wynton Marsalis.

I must admit I wasn't that familiar with her name or hits so I looked them up for a listen. I like the ragtime sound of Music, Music, Music and LOVE the song Sweet Old Fashioned Girl because it describes ME:

"Wouldn't anybody care to meet a sweet old-fashioned girl?
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Wouldn't anybody care about a sweet old-fashioned pearl?
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Who's a frantic little bopper in some sloppy socks
Just a crazy rock'n'roller, little Goldilocks
Wouldn't anybody care to meet a sweet old-fashioned girl?"

Nope, most of them today want poop for brains in streetwalker garb, but I'll keep on a'trying.

Brewer died of a neuromuscular disease and is survived by four daughters, four grandsons and five great-grandchildren. I'm definitely going to put her greatest hits CD down on my list for future a purchase.

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