Nat “King” Cole

Nat “King” Cole (1919-1965) or Nathaniel Adams Cole was a superb Jazz Pianist, though he built his fame as a pop vocalist whose velvety pipes were caressingly smooth on the ear.

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Cole pioneered a jazz trio format in the 40s, then scored some R&B hits before morphing into a slick pop balladeer in the 50s and beyond. In his heart, though, he was a committed, dyed-in-the-wool, jazz man and was a crucial figure in the early success of Capitol Records

The Grammy Museum is celebrating the life and career of legendary singer and pianist with a new exhibit Entitled “This Is Nat King Cole,” opened on March 17, 2020 what would have been Cole’s 101st birthday.

I’m a musician at heart. I know I’m not really a singer. I couldn’t compete with real singers. But I sing because the public buys it.

Nat “King” Cole

I’m an interpreter of stories. When I perform it’s like sitting down at my piano and telling fairy stories. Nat “King” Cole

Although it’s been said many times, many ways…Merry Christmas to you! Nat King Cole

If you smile through your fear and sorrow, smile and maybe tomorrow you’ll see the sun come shining through for you. Nat King Cole

Love all.

(c) ram H singhal

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Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who is regarded as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century.

His albums have sold over 150 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, in New Jersey to Italian immigrants.

He received 11 Grammy Awards and was also included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

As one of the greatest entertainers in American history, Sinatra clearly tapped into his Everyday Power to reach his full potential.

On May 14, 1998, Sinatra died of a heart attack in L.A.

People often remark that I’m pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you’ve got to have talent and know how to use it. – Frank Sinatra

During his climb to fame, Sinatra decided to try out acting in Hollywood. He made his film debut in 1941 in "Las Vegas Nights" where he sang a few songs. In 1945, Sinatra had his first big break with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the musical "Anchors Aweigh" opposite Gene Kelly. Garnering a few award nominations, Sinatra was cast again with Kelly for the 1949 hit "On The Town," pictured here.

 I believe in you and me. I’m like Albert Schweitzer and Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein in that I have a respect for life–in any form. I believe in nature, in the birds, the sea, the sky, in everything I can see or that there is real evidence for. If these things are what you mean by God, then I believe in God.” – Frank Sinatra

“A friend to me has no race, no class and belongs to no minority. My friendships were formed out of affection, mutual respect and a feeling of having something strong in common. These are eternal values that cannot be racially classified. This is the way I look at race.” – Francis Sinatra

love all.

(c) ram H singhal

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 I believe in you and me. I’m like Albert Schweitzer and Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein in that I have a respect for life–in any form. I believe in nature, in the birds, the sea, the sky, in everything I can see or that there is real evidence for. If these things are what you mean by God, then I believe in God.” – Frank Sinatra

Name of our Choice

“Music . . . can name the unnamable

and

communicate the unknowable.” 
― Leonard Bernstein

Music ….. is part and parcel of cosmic existence

and

with sensitive ear and soul we can appreciate

and

name this music as OM , ALLAH , GOD

or

Name of our Choice.

ram H singhal

love all.

(c) ram H singhal

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Purpose of Music

Saturday is my day of music .

As such all days are days of music only .

This picture saw on facebook some years back which reminded me the purpose of music and that is oneness with everything.

Music is a wave length and as oneness of Sound and Silence increases …. so is the transformation from Time dimension to Timeless Dimension .

and this brings ability to converse with first humans……

then with animals…. , 

then with trees….. , 

then with nature…. 

and then with every atom……. 

and finally with cosmic divine ……

we may refer as OM, ALLAH, GOD or name of our choice ,

Listen and love this beautiful Timeless afternoon Music by Ashwini Bhide Deshpande – Raga Bhimpalasi

Love all.

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Pandita Shubhada Paradkar

Pandita Shubhada Paradkar is now quite well known to the music lovers throughout the country and abroad also yet by chance listened her yesterday only . It is absolutely soul touching , just 3 for your listening .

Music is an universal language , just cherish this wonderful music .

Her performances are full of lively interaction with the rhythm and also she makes excellent use of semi-classical varieties like Thumri, Bhajan.

Love all.

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Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996)

Ella Fitzgerald is “The First Lady of Song,” best known for her vocal talents, including an impressively wide vocal range partnered with a uniquely sweet voice and a whimsical flair to her singing. She is also very much recognized for her scat singing and her ability to mimic musical instruments. Her journey from her humble beginnings to her rise to stardom is truly a tale of success, heart, passion, love, and perseverance.

Ella Fitzgerald, photographed in 1940.

Ella Fitzgerald set the gold standard in the art of jazz singing.

Everybody wants to know about my style and how it came about. It’s no big secret. It’s the way I feel. Ella Fitzgerald

I used to be very self-conscious. I used to wish I was pretty. My cousin Georgia always taught me that if you smile, people will like you. Sometimes people will say something you don’t like, and you get angry a bit, but you just smile. You let it go by, even if you really would like to choke ’em. By smiling, I think I’ve made more friends than if I was the other way. Ella Fitzgerald

The only thing better than singing is more singing. Ella Fitzgerald

Music is the universal language … it brings people closer together. Ella Fitzgerald

I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt … she personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night.

She told him – and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status – that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night.

The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.

When once Marilyn Monroe  was asked about her favorite singers,

Marilyn Monroe  answered, “Well, my very favorite person, and I love her as a person as well as a singer, I think she’s the greatest, and that’s Ella Fitzgerald

Love all

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Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart ( 1899 – 1957 ) an American actor who became a preeminent motion picture “tough guy” and was a top box-office attraction during the 1940s and ’50s. 

Humphrey Bogart defined an era of cinema.

The only thing you owe the public is a good performance. Humphrey Bogart

Acting is experience with something sweet behind it. Humphrey Bogart

An actor needs something to stabilize his personality, something to nail down what he really is, not what he is currently pretending to be. Humphrey Bogart

Unless you really understand the water, and understand the reason for being on it, and understand the love of sailing and the feeling of quietness and solitude, you don’t really belong on a boat anyway. I think Hemingway said one time that the sea is the last free place on earth. Humphrey Bogart

Movie of the Week 22 :  Sabrina

Sabrina : 1954 was a successful year for Humphrey Bogart as he acted in one of the highest-rated movies of the year Sabrina alongside Audrey Hepburn.

Movie of the Week 22 :  The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre

The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre : Greed and insecurity is a driving force for humans and that was proven in the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, starring Humphrey Bogart as Dobbs, Tim Holt as Curtin, and Walter Huston as Howard. The three men go on the adventure of a lifetime to the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico to find gold.

Even though the three men discover treasure, they also stumble upon bandits hidden in the Mexican wilderness as well as their own greed and insecurities. The bonds of friendship are tested in this classic adventure film.

Movie of the Week 22 : Casablanca

Casablanca : One of Bogart’s most well-known films is the 1942 film Casablanca  where he starred as nightclub owner Rick Blaine. The stunning Ingrid Bergman starred as Rick’s former love , who has returned to Casablanca with her new husband Victor Laszlo, played by Paul Henreid.

Normally One movie is what is my target but all these above movies are master pieces , see them again if you have before otherwise see them on Sunday .

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

Music is Bliss rain

It has been moderate raining in Jaipur continuously since last night , so was listening Raga Malhar this morning , for a music lover it is not rain …… absolutely Bliss Rain.

In India, the ancient tradition that links nature and mankind is reflected in music that goes back 5,000 years. Certain melodies and rhythms, known as ragas, were to be played at certain times of the day, or during different seasons.

In February, 1977, as the first sound healer to go public, I was invited to meet one of India’s living treasures and master musicians, Dr. Sunil K. Bose, who was lecturing and performing a concert. He invited me onstage, and magic happened.

The focus of the concert was a guided meditation by producer Harriet Shaw to invoke rain during the 1977 drought.

Astoundingly, with no rain in the forecast, it rained shortly thereafter!

Steven Halpern

The Rain Raga Intention Experiment 1977

Music reflects cosmic laws and it is attuned to energies of the universe in which we live.

The Indian Classical Music Raga-Time relationship can be explained on the basis of the rotation of the Earth around the Sun.

The position of the Sun with respect to the Earth varies with time, leading to differential warming of the Earth’s atmosphere at different timings of the day.

Consequently, the atmosphere is set to distinct frequencies, which is in accordance with the heat-energy received by Earth.

When melodic frequencies or notes of a raga match atmospheric frequencies, the result is pleasing, mesmerising and magical.

Music, itself has originated from the naturally occurring primordial sound, ‘OM’.

Raga Megh /Ustd Rashid Khan/ Garaje Ghata

An ancient Indian tradition inspired musicians to sing Malhar Raga to invoke the Rain God. It is a Prayer to all the five basic elements of the universe –earth, sky, wind, fire and water — because rain formation involves all these elements.

Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty || Raag Miyan ki Malhar ||

The prayer is for protection, conservation and preservation of nature.

Love all.

(c) ram H singhal

I’m Jack Nicholson

Film in the movie hall is illusion and reality at the same time. ( c) ram H singhal

MY second film Artist for Week 18 of Year 2021 is Legendary Jack Nichlson and the film is

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60. Jack Nicholson

I’m an actor who they said was wrinkled and balding and everything else when I was in my early 30’s. Most of the people who wrote that who thought they were younger than me are now bald and wrinkled. Jack Nicholson

I learned a long time ago in Hollywood that the only person I should vote for is myself. Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee and one of the two actors – the other being Michael Caine who have received an Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through the early 2000s.

Nicholson was born on April 22, 1937, in Neptune, New Jersey.

Nicholson scored his first Oscar and created one of his most iconic characters as McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Nicholson plays a man who pleads insanity to avoid getting sent to prison and finds himself in a mental institution where he becomes the leader of the odd group of patients there.

The movie is a funny, sad and powerful film featuring a great cast led by Nicholson. The is the perfect rebel for this story, an immature and selfish man who nonetheless becomes something of a protector to these outcasts.

A great movie to watch with superb natural acting by All.

Love all.