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One of JFK's favorite singers


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The man that hath not music in him

and is not moved by concords of sweet sounds

is fit for treasons, stratagems & spoils.

Shakespeare.

I used to get in trouble for posting Irish music videos

but now my enemies-- Hogan, farley & DI eugenio -- all seem to have vanished

from the forum so -- just for a change of pace -- I am posting one of JFK's favorite songs, by Ella Logan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBe9RaezWYw

JFK loved this record as a young man, and was listening to it

when he was told that his beloved sister Kathleen had died in a plane

crash. His first words on hearing the news were:

"isn't Ella Logan a lovely singer."

For myself, I say
FOLLOW THE FELLOW
WHO FOLLOWS
A DREAM
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When JFK came to New Ross, in county Wexford

(later my home town)

local children entertained him with a rendition

of The Boys of Wexford.

According to Ken O'Donnell

When asked if he would like to hear another song

he said "another verse of The Boys of Wexford would be fine."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MupvLuek904

One of my great-great uncles from Tipperary

where I was born and raised

Took his pike and pitchfork

and walked to Wexford

to fight in the rebellion of 1798.

But by the time he reached Wexford the rebellion was over

and the leaders hanged by the British.

So we lived to fight another day!

ERIN GO BRAGH!

Of course, in spite of all that history

JFK was a great friend of Harold MacMillan

who joined him in signing

the nuclear test ban teaty.

We are the boys of Wexford

who fought with heart and hand

to burst in twain the galling chain

and free our native land

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JFK was a big fan of the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem

and invited them to play at the White House in 1962.

One of the Wexford songs from 1798 they played became a JFK favorite

KELLY THE BOY FROM KILLANE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2-8HwNjMIM

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President Kennedy liked Morton Downey Sr, an Irish tenor. He also loved Judy Garland and would ask her to sing Over the Rainbow over the phone. He also liked Rosemary Clooney.

Kathy C

I think he was, by his own admission, a musical "middlebrow."

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President Kennedy liked Morton Downey Sr, an Irish tenor. He also loved Judy Garland and would ask her to sing Over the Rainbow over the phone. He also liked Rosemary Clooney.

Kathy C

I think he was, by his own admission, a musical "middlebrow."

I don't think Judy Garland is "middlebrow." So she didn't sing opera. She was the best singer I ever heard in my life. I like to go on youtube and hear her sing "The Man that Got Away," from the movie "A Star Is Born.

Kathy C

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