The Al Jolson Project: A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody

2a_pretty_girl_is_like_a_melody_coverFOR ALL OF US WHO CAN’T GET A TUNE OUT OF OUR HEADS: Larry DeAngelo sings A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody. This popular song written by Irving Berlin in 1919 became the theme song of the Ziegfeld Follies. The first verse and refrain are considered part of the Great American Songbook and are often covered as a jazz standard.

You can listen to this just-released Pretty Girl by clicking here (where you can download for $0.99 or listen for free by scrolling to the bottom).

For more information about the Al Jolson Project:

You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet: The Al Jolson Project

April Showers: The Al Jolson Project

Holiday special: Kol Nidre – The Al Jolson Project


Marijuana votes an election diversion

By Ed Zwirn (New York Post, Nov. 6 2016)

Never mind Clinton vs. Trump: Millions of Americans can expect to wake up Wednesday and indulge in a soothing palliative to take the edge off the results of a contentious presidential election.

A needed distraction

A needed distraction

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California, Here I Come



Image result for california, here i comeCalifornia, Here I Come Sung by Larry DeAngelo. Along with April Showers, this song premiered in the 1921 Broadway musical Bombo, starring Al Jolson. The song was written by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Meyer, with Jolson often listed as a co-author. Jolson recorded the song in 1924. It is often called the unofficial state song of California and has been featured prominently not only in popular culture but also as a theme song for California politicians like Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.