Home - by BigFurHat - March 7, 2011 - 01:36 America/New_York - 14 Comments
RELATED RECORDINGS- THE VOICE OF FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
THE GREAT CARUSO
March 7th, 2011
Nice Booth Mr. Lincoln
GM Car of the Future
Don’t forget Thomas Edison reciting “Mary Had A Little Lamb”
F.D.R. in Hell
I just heard Edison say, “To Hell with those fucked-up curly light bulbs.”
Rides A Pale Horse
“So, other than that, how did you like the play, Mrs. Lincoln.”
I have a rare recording of a young Michael Moore saying, “Seconds? No thank you. I’m full.”
His uncle. Inventor of the telephone booth.
I have Comrade Obama saying: “I want to be clear, I’m not even qualified to be a toll booth attendant”.
Amazing that there have been organized Cancer Societies even before the 1890′s and although we have made some progress we have yet to find a cure. The Florence Nightingale recording was an interesting campaign for its time.
Boobie the Rocket Dog
Not fair to judge Caruso by a wax cylinder recording.
That said, I can name several contemporary singers who are his equal.
I have a recording of “THE LAST CASTRATO.” Now that’s “overrated” but interesting nonetheless.
My grandfather saw Caruso perform in a small town in Canada, during one of his many tours. Sadly, I didn’t get to talk to him about it.
Caruso died of an infection that was caused by a misdiagnosis and subsequent lack of proper treatment. One thing that always shocks and appalls me when I read about stuff like that is how primitive things really were less than a hundred years ago. There were no antibiotics or awareness of asepsis. He didn’t have a chance.
BFH–You’re usually so right about everything, but not here. Caruso was the best. And there are no contemporary singers who are his equal.
I’m reading a book about the disfunctionality between the brothers Booth. (There was a third one but not as prolific.) John Wilkes, the younger of Edwin lived in the shadow of Edwins theatrical success, but not by his own efforts. Edwin, his father’s favorite, inherited his father’s talent for the stage. Not so much the other brothers. But for Edwin to insure his success he proclaimed certain area’s of the country ‘his’ stage and relegated John Wilkes to the confederate stages while Edwin was the toast of Broadway.
The author makes the case that John Wilkes assassination of Lincoln very well may have stemmed from this jealousy and rivalry of his brother Edwin, wanting the fame to one up him. An interesting take on the tragedy. In the end more people know John Wilkes Booth name over Edwin Booth.
Frosteetoes – — please if you get back here what is the name of the book – it sounds interesting.
I know tradition has it John was not the actor that Edwin was, but he yearned for some kind of fame and immortality and he wasn’t going to earn that on stage – well, I guess he got what he wanted.
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April 3rd, 2011
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