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Bill Ronayne
01:28 PM ET (US)
The next MLSNY luncheon will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 1pm-4pm at Patsy's Restaurant in NYC. Soprano Alexa Jarvis and accompanist Jiin Jung will perform and there will be a Name the Tenor quiz as well. Mario's recordings will heard throughout the afternoon. Elaine Malbin has said that she will attend. There's a three course menu with a cash bar and a 50/50 raffle. Admission is $65 for club members and $75 for nonmembers. Contact me at wjronayne@optonline.net if you would like to receive the invitation and for more information on attending. Best, Bill
Edited 02-12-2016 01:29 PM
10:33 PM ET (US)
"Because You're Mine" was also sung by Nat King Cole. I read somewhere, when exercise-body builder, Jack LaLanne was taking singing lessons, he would practice with "Because You're Mine". He used to sing at the end of his exercise t.v. show, back in the '50's. I think he knew Terry Robinson, too. Paul Anka's song, "Tonight, My Love, Tonight" sounded like it was based on "Caro Nome" from "Rigoletto". I am reading his autobiography, "My Way". His uncle was an opera singer, who lived in Los Angeles. He wrote that his song "You Are My Destiny" was influenced by opera. While he was growing up, he liked Frankie Laine and Johnny Ray.
Fred Day
09:17 PM ET (US)
"Don't You Know" is from Musetta's aria from La Boheme, not Un Bel Di from Butterfly. Jerry Vale also recorded it. Some pop singers who recorded Be My Love: Billy Eckstine, Jerry Vale, Andy Williams, Enzo Stuarti, possibly John Gary but I'm not sure. Perry Como sang Be My Love on TV, shortly after Lanza's death, but never made a record of it. Ciao.
07:23 PM ET (US)
Thanks Diane :-)
Diane Cox
04:16 PM ET (US)
Della Reese, Be My Love
Ed to Kristine
03:46 PM ET (US)
I don't know for certain that Della Reese sang BML, I do know she recorded a song Don't You Know to the melody of In Bel Di from Butterfly.
Gail Swartz
08:41 AM ET (US)
Vince, I ,too, have the new CD on order. So glad to have all of the new cds so as to not have to wade through a collection to hear a favorite selection. I am reading about Mario on the Google site...he sure shook up the world of music while he lived and sang. I have a cousin who has a 91year-old friend in a nursing home....this lady is having a hard time ...I suggested that Mario's music might help...guess what?...it did. A lot of our older generation do not know about Youtube and the treasures to be regained. Keep warm...spring is coming...and soon.
On February 11, 2016, at 12:12 AM, QuickTopic daily digest <qtopic-30-ECKcxtRbxUTNy@quicktopic.com> wrote:
04:33 PM ET (US)
Vince, I have the CD's and Never Till Now is on order. Thank you for information, though. Happy Belated Birthday Tribute to Kathryn Grayson ! I saw a photo of retired General, former Secretary of State Colin Powell with tenor Placido Domingo. I wonder if General Powell was a fan of Mario Lanza ? He served in the Army with George Price, brother of opera great Leontyne Price and he also met Elvis, while stationed in Germany.
Vince Di Placido (Jnr)
05:24 PM ET (US)

Great work so far...
Vince Di Placido (Jnr)
05:22 PM ET (US)
Thanks Suzanne & Kristine.
You can order the new cd here
or here
& following a train of thought...
10:48 AM ET (US)
Today would have been the 94th birthday of Mario's loveliest co-star, Kathryn Grayson. They were a perfect match, at least on screen. Zsa Zsa was 99 on Feb. 6. Not faring so well, though.Listening today to Mario's MGM hits.
Dan Lawlor
09:44 AM ET (US)
Kristine: I watched all of the Super Bowl, and I hate football...but I must say Lady Gaga did a great job on the National Anthem...and I am not a fan of Lady Gaga...enough said...down here in W.Palm Beach Fla, there are no more FM classical stations??? sad sad sad...I guess the wealthiest retirees don't dig classical anymore??? there are a plethora of Spanish programs....I thought that new citizens were required to learn English, then why so many Spanish programs???perhaps we had better all start learning to speak Spanish?? Another bugaboo: While you can punch a button on your TV and hear the program in Spanish, there are no buttons to push to hear Spanish programs in English? why is that I wonder/????
Edited 02-09-2016 09:46 AM
02:09 PM ET (US)
I missed some parts of The Super Bowl and didn't see the commercial with Marilyn Monroe's image. Can you imagine a commercial with image or voice of Mario Lanza during The Super Bowl ?
02:05 PM ET (US)
Diane, the movie was "It's Always Fair Weather". Years ago, on a comedy special, Carol Burnett sang the first notes of "Be My Love". When Sammy Davis, Jr. impersonated Mario Lanza, he sang "Be My Love". Sandra Dee sang "Be My Love" in "Doctor, You've Got To Be Kidding!"(1967), Connie Francis sang it in "Looking For Love", Ricky Nelson sang it on one of his record albums, Doretta Morrow sang it in "Because You're Mine", an off-key singer(really Mario Lanza)sang it in "Seven Hills of Rome", Late tenor Joe Feeney("The Lawrence Welk Show")sang it in tribute to Lanza. I think Della Reese sang it, too. I wonder how it would sound, doo-wop style ? Vincent, best wishes to the baby.
01:14 PM ET (US)
Hi Vincent. How to order again? Thanks. By the way, Baby's beautiful and seems so happy! Best to you and yours.
Diane Cox
12:13 PM ET (US)
In an old movie with Gene Kelly and Dan Dailey, Dailey did about a 15 second drunken spoof of "Be My Love" - came out in 1955. "It's Always Fair . . . ." Forgot the rest of the title.
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