Happy Christmas Eve ~ Record blog followers!
This is an exciting post for me. This record came to me last xmas in a package from my in-laws ~ in the Mommsy Spins the Hits category, with some other records. The really cool thing about this album is that it is actually MY MOTHER IN LAW! yes! THANK-YOU BARB! Put out in the 80s, diva and jazz categories. I loved it. I couldn’t find anything on google or youtube to share with you, sorry. I also took some awesome video of her singing with her husband and the rest of us, here at xmas this year ~ but I hadn’t asked her permission to post anything. So you’ll just have to imagine how awesome this album is.
I’m very thankful to be in such a talented family. As well ~ she gifted my husband with a beautiful full keyboard for xmas! More music in the house was the goal for this year and this project 365! Here’s what the album looks like. She wrote There is Nothing New and I’ve included info on the hilarious song below.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE!
“To Keep My Love Alive” is a 1943 popular song composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Lorenz Hart for the musical A Connecticut Yankee (1927), where it was introduced by Vivienne Segal. It was written especially for Segal’s appearance in the 1943 revival of A Connecticut Yankee. (R&H Theatricals background) It was the last song that Hart wrote before his death from pneumonia.
The song outlines the many ways the singer “bumped off” her husbands in order to avoid being unfaithful to any of them. Some of her methods include arsenic poisoning, defenestration, stabbing, and appendectomy.