Heavenly Choirs

Some very fine singers have joined the heavenly choirs since January 2013.

In April Edna Mae (Deanna) Durbin (Read about her in other posts)

Singer Slim Whitman. Whitman died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 of heart failure in Florida. He was 90. Whitman’s career began in the late 1940s, and his tenor falsetto and ebony mustache and sideburns became global trademarks. They were also an inspiration for countless jokes thanks to the ubiquitous 1980s and 1990s TV commercials that pitched his records.   (Slim Whitman is gone but your can still hear him sing. http://lnkd.in/samWZr  )

George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” has died. He was 81. Jones died Friday, April 26, 2013.   (George Jones died this past April but his voice lives on http://lnkd.in/xCccPC   )

Richie Havens, who sang and strummed for a sea of people at Woodstock, has died of a heart attack Monday, April 22, 2013, his family said in a statement. He was 72.)

Chrissy Amphlett, the lead singer of the Australian rock band Divinyls whose hit “I Touch Myself” brought her international fame in the early 1990s, died at her home in New York City on April 21, 2013. She was 53 years old.

Annette Funicello, singer from the “Mickey Mouse Club” and films died at the age of 70 on April 8, 2013. ( Watch a video of her’s at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8RDjxjJdbw   Very silly.  You can buy a DVD collection of films with her at:     http://lnkd.in/nz77Qv   )

Opera singer Rise  Stevens  performed at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York  in “Carmen.” Stevens sang with the Metropolitan Opera for more than 20 years spanning the 1940s and 1950s, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at her Manhattan home. She was 99. Hear her doing a Jerome Kern favorite http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOLxo3NX8dg                         here’s a DVD of her work http://lnkd.in/ufZEut  

Singer Patty Andrews, the last survivor of the three singing Andrews sisters, who has died in Los Angeles at age 94. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at her home in suburban Northridge of natural causes, The Trio was very popular. Hear them again… http://lnkd.in/_DeGr7 

Singer Patti Page. Page, who made “Tennessee Waltz” the third best-selling recording ever, has died. She was 85. Page died Jan. 1, 2013, in Encinitas, Calif.    Those heavenly choirs have been getting some fine singers lately. Hear Patti any time you want just get this collection of her works http://lnkd.in/p2kKq2 

Janie Thompson died.June 1, 2013 at age 91.

Who was she? Read and listen at the link below.

Cherilyn Eagar posted a tribute to Janie Thompson.
I’d not heard her version of “I’ve been everywhere” for many years and hers covers the world.
I thought you be interested in listening.
The video is embeded in this page.
Have a good day.

ps Cherilyn posted about a tribute to Bobby Engmann of the Leterman too.


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