Jim J's Jukebox: Moonlight Serenade, Mad About the Boy, Bad For Me and Bobby Darin's lost radio recordings - 92Y, New York

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Jim J's Jukebox:

Moonlight Serenade, Mad About the Boy, Bad For Me and Bobby Darin's lost radio recordings

Jim Jimirro

American Songbook buff Jim Jimirro returns by popular demand to share insights, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and music from his vast collection.

Jim’s presentations are packed with music, information, stories and humor as he passionately shows us how to listen to the structure of the music and the poetry of the lyrics. Each lively program is unique and features new songs and stories, from Vaudeville to Tin Pan Alley to Broadway to Hollywood. In this session, Jim digs into the unlikely story behind “Moonlight Serenade,” the popular big band theme song recorded by Frank Sinatra; the lost recordings of Bobby Darin’s early 60s radio show; Julie London’s sultry touch on Noel Coward Chestnut’s “Mad About the Boy,” and a duet with Benny Goodman and Rosemary Clooney of Cole Porter’s “Bad for Me” from Nymph Errant.

Instructor

James P. Jimirro

James P. Jimirro, creator and founding President of The Disney Channel and Walt Disney Home Video, is currently Chairman of the Board of the National Lampoon. He received his BA degree in Radio-Television from Penn State University, and a Masters in Mass Communications from Syracuse University. He is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars), and serves on the Board of Visitors for the College of Communications at Penn State. Mr. Jimirro is the author of numerous articles on media and it’s relationship to society. In 2003 he established The Jimirro In ...