Smorgasbord Summer Music Festival – The Crooners – Part One – Frank Sinatra.

Over the next few weeks I am going to be sharing a range of music for jazz, pop, rock, country and classical fans.Unlike most music festivals, the sun will always shine, there is not camping or glamping…

Last week’s post with Katrina and the Waves, Summer Nights from Grease, Stevie Wonder and Percy Faith:

On centre stage this week……

As the night drew to an end, the lights dimmed and the music changed tempo from the rock ‘n’ roll to a more romantic vibe… the oldies were placed on the turntable and we were chaperoned..loosely by the likes of Frank Sinatra… Ole Blue Eyes himself. Who conveniently looked away from any shenanigans going on…. Here are some of my favourites.

You can buy Frank Sinatra’s music albums and singles: Amazon

It was a Very Good Year uploaded by Bob Barry

Just the Way You Look Tonight uploaded by miscapb

Fly me to the Moon uploaded by RAYLOWESWINGS

And for that very last dance……..Strangers in the Night…. uploaded by hypherism

What is your favourite Frank Sinatra song?

I hope that you have enjoyed this musical interlude thanks for tuning in… Sally.

Smorgasbord Music Column – Romantic Ballads Part Two – Brigid P. Gallagher, Mary Smith, Jennie Fitzkee, Darlene Foster and William Price King.

Two weeks ago I featured some of my most played romantic songs through the decades for a Valentine Special and I asked you for your favourite tracks to dance to. Here is Part One. And now for part two, so grab the one that you love… or a friend and have a twirl around the room.

The first request is from non-fiction author Brigid P. Gallagher who is also a wonderful gardener. And if you head over to her blog, you will find some wonderful images as well as book reviews, posts on health and writing, as well as her travels in Ireland. Her book Watching the Daisies shares her experiences of living with and strategies to improve fibromalgia.

Read the reviews and buy the book:

Brigid has requested Lady in Red by Chris de BurghAmazon

The next request is from author Mary Smith who you can meet and follow on her blog Mary Smith’s Place and you can enjoy a variety of great posts including on her Scottish wildlife and countryside such as this Murmuration and also on her website:

Please visit Amazon or Mary’s website to view all her books.


Read the reviews and buy the books:

Mary actually was partial to two songs, and since I have always loved the music of Barbara Dickson, here is Another Suitcase, Another Hall. Amazon

The next request comes from Jennie Fitzkee who has been a pre-school teacher for well over thirty years and shares wonderful stories on her blog. You will find everything necessary to encourage a child to read, play with others, and grow up with a great outlook on life… we adults can learn a great deal from these posts too.

“This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It’s the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting.”

Jennie added two more tracks to the favourites list and I chose the one that always gave me goosebumps when I heard it sung. Maria from Westside Story…..Amazon


Next is children’s author Darlene Foster whose series about Amanda’s travels, have taken her fans all around the world. Brought up on a ranch in southern Alberta, Darlene Foster dreamt of writing stories, travelling the world and meeting interesting people. She also believes everyone is capable of making their dreams come true. You will find great posts on her blog about travel and creative writing.

Please visit Amazon or Darlene’s blog to view all her books.


Read the reviews and buy the books:

Darlene was in love with Elvis.… and has requested Love Me Tender….Amazon

And last and certainly not least, our own music maestro William Price King requested a George Michael song… but I thought we would end the requests with one of William’s own videos, accompanied by Manolis.

You can find all of Williams posts and his own recordings in this directory.
I hope you have enjoyed this short concert and as always your comments are treasured.