King Buzz and Lucy 'Spoon' under the Silvery Moon
We are going to continue our trip to New Orleans by way of train, music, moons and culture! My clue upon awakening today was: The song the Silvery Moon was playing in my head! I haven't heard that song in years, but it was one of Mom's favorites by Al Jolson, whom she adored. I grew up on his great songs! Funny thing was: Mom would call me at night sometimes and start singing this silvery song. Only SHE sang it "slivery" moon and only on the crescent moon!!! So, I knew I had to look for a crescent connection! Got It!
Full Moon Feasts: The Bone Moon
January 23rd - February 21st 2012
In the Ancient World
Other crescent-shaped entities
The Crescent City
Crescent City alludes to the course of the Lower Mississippi River around and through the city
New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival
The Silvery Moon (and all featured vids below) was by Russian born: Al Jolson who took New Orleans Jazz Across the World. At the time, He was Greatest Entertainer of the World. He was the "Greatest" to my Mom!
he's best remembered today as the star of the first (full-length) talking movie, The Jazz Singer in 1927,
|Birth name||Asa Yoelson|
|Born||May 26, 1886(?)|
Seredžius, Kovno Governorate,Russian Empire
|Died||October 23, 1950 (aged 64)|
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Jolson first heard African-American music, such as jazz, blues, and ragtime, played in the back alleys of New Orleans, Louisiana. He enjoyed singing the new jazz-style of music, and it's not surprising that he often performed in blackface, especially songs he made popular, like Swanee, My Mammy, and Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody. In most of his movie roles, however, including a singing hobo in Hallelujah, I'm a Bum or a jailed convict in Say It With Songs, he chose to act without using blackface. In the 1927 film The Jazz Singer, he performed only a few songs, including My Mammy, in blackface, but the film is concerned in part with the experience of 'donning a mask' that the young Jewish singer embraces in performing popular songs onstage.
Of Course, one more great performance
Note: I AM the Beautiful Dreamer this song was created for!!!! That's what my Mom called me as a young kid! And she sang it also!!!!!! Peace to All