The biggest Brazilian music event ever, a festival in 1967 with live performances by Edú Lobo, Nara Leao, Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque, Os Mutantes, Elis, Regina, Caetano Veloso and others
This clip is a tribute to my Favorite Baritone, Nelson Eddy. He was an accomplished, experienced ,and popular singer before he made his first major film in 1935(Naughty Marietta). Not only was Nelson an accomplished musician, he was an extremely good looking, tall, gentleman. Although he passed away , at the age of 66, his voice and image live on for all of us to continue to enjoy in video clips like this one, and all the other ones on YouTube.
I chose the song "In the Still of the Night" which is written by Cole Porter for the movie "Rosalie"(1937). This is one of my favorite love songs from Nelson. The clip features many photo stills of Nelson and his co-stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Eleanor Powell, Ilona Massey, Virginia Bruce, Rise Stevens, and Constance Dowling.
About Nelson Eddy:
Nelson Ackerman Eddy (June 29, 1901 - March 6, 1967)
Nelson sang soprano in church choirs as a boy. He moved to Philadelphia as a teenager, and after a number of odd jobs won a competition in 1922 to join the Philadelphia Civic Opera; he went on to perform frequently with the group, and played Tonio in Pagliacci at the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1924. In the early '30s Eddy began appearing on radio and had a successful concert tour; this led to a movie contract with MGM, and he debuted onscreen in 1933. In 1935 he and Jeanette MacDonald were teamed together, going on to appear in a series of sentimental operettas beginning with Naughty Marietta (1935); billed as "America's Sweethearts" or the "Singing Sweethearts," the team became extraordinarily popular, and for a time they were the screen's most popular duo, appearing in one box office smash after another. Their last film together was, I Married an Angel (1942). Eddy didn't make anymore film until 1947. He continued to appear in concerts and nightclubs and made some recordings after 1947; Eddy passed away in March 1967.