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Kitty Kallen, America's "Songbird" from the World War II era turns 90 today. While England was singing "We'll Meet Again" with "Forces Sweetheart" Vera Lynn, America turned to the talent from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Ms. Kallen made music with Jimmy Dorsey and Harry James throughout the era and ventured an extremely successful solo career during the 50's and 60's.Kitty Kallen, America's "Songbird" from the World War II era turns 90... more
The 24th of November will mark 64 years since the song "It's Been a Long Long Time" made it to the top of the music charts in America. The version that made it to the top first was done by Harry James and his Orchestra, and sung by walk-of-fame star Kitty Kallen. It was replaced at the top by Bing Crosby covering the very same song. Later, Harry James would again recover the top spot. If I'm not mistaken it was the only time two versions of the same song competed for the top spot.
Bing Crosby has become a legend. Kitty Kallen is still with us and has a myspace page, although she hasn't logged on for awhile. Kitty, how have you been?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJFf29jUnrsThe 24th of November will mark 64 years since the song "It's Been a Long... more