01-01a: Memphis Slim & Alexis Korner : Rock Me Baby 1960 - J C Bach | C F Abel : Chamber Music / Il Gardellino 2010 - Beethoven Violin Sonata 7 | Rondo in G / Yehudi & Hephzibah Menuhin 1938

1732 – Nicolini [Nicolo Grimaldi] (Italian castrato mezzo-soprano, creator of title roles in Handel's Rinaldo & Amadigi)
1782 – Johann Christian Bach (German composer & organist, youngest son of Johann Sebastian, active in England)
1953 – Hank Williams, Sr. (American country singer, songwriter & guitarist)
1967 – Moon Mullican (American country, rock & blues singer, songwriter & pianist)
1972 – Maurice Chevalier (French actor & singer)
1980 – Adolph Deutsch (American film & musical theater composer, conductor & arranger)
1981 – Hephzibah Menuhin (American, later Australian, pianist & human rights activist, sister & accompanist of Yehudi)
1984 – Alexis Korner (French-born British blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist & radio broadcaster)
1991 – Buck Ram (American pop songwriter, producer, arranger & A&R executive, The Platters)

We finally got finished with 2011, didn't we? It's a day I thought would never come. And so, a belated Happy New Year to all of you from all of us here at YiDM!

Another two-parter today, with the youngest of the Bach sons and some greats from the worlds of blues and country music. I hope none of you have your hearts set on Maurice Chevalier. Or Moon Mullican. Or Hank Williams, Sr. I mean, everybody already has plenty of Hank Senior, don't they? Well, they should if they don't, and if they don't... I guess they'd better look somewhere else...


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