Welcome to the Nostalgic Ramber

Hans Jeff Borger is heard on WRGE 97.9 FM in Ocala, FL featuring Christian programming.

"The Nostalgic Rambler" radio show previously heard on Gene Martin & Friends has been suspended due to my commitments at WRGE.

Why a blog? I wrote a book "The Little Grownup: a nostalgic Michigan boyhood" which should appeal to most baby boomers. A mass market book? Well, not yet...but the potential is there! (Be sure to buy it at "finer on line bookstores" everywhere!)

The comments presented in "The Nostalgic Rambler" probably won't be of interest to the masses...anymore. If grandma and grandpa and their friends were still alive, then it would be a different story.

I live in the past. My time warp is a comfortable cocoon even if it sometimes drives my wife crazy. The music of the 1940s and 50s, the stars of those days were big stuff in their day, but are now almost forgotten. Oddly enough, I was born in '64 so those iconic years were for the most part over by that time.

Through "The Nostalgic Rambler" I maybe can help share my love and knowledge for those times and things...all at one time important pieces of Americana but now a bit faded in memory.

The woman who did the blog about cooking all of Julia Childs' French Cuisine Cookbook in a year got a sweet movie deal out of her blog experience. I wouldn't mind that but would be happy to know that you are reading this....and maybe enjoying my time warp, too.

Hans Jeff Borger

Monday, February 14, 2011

We'll Sing In The Sunshine

This time The Nostalgic Rambler turns the clock back to the 60s when folk type songs were all the rage. Gale Garnett, with a New Zealand/Canadian background, came up with a one hit wonder called "We'll Sing In The Sunshine" which still sounds as nice today as it did then.

I always liked this song since the days of playing it on the radio years ago. Listen to Gale's version here or here. Dolly Parton did a more recent rendition. You can listen to that here. There are also some other excellent cover versions like this piano version I found on Youtube "for my friend Jeff" here...no it wasn't me asking for it, but it is cool honky tonk piano styling!

I don't know what happened to Miss Garnett through the years. Looks like she had several albums through the years but nothing ever rivaling her big hit. Strange how those one hit wonders are so enthralling, but just for that one song.

"We'll sing in the sunshine, we'll laugh everyday....we'll sing in the sunshine....then I'll be on my way..."

1 comment:

  1. Every time you add another blog post, I am reminded of music from my childhood that my parents and/or grandparents listened to... thanks for the fond memories!