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, April 9, 2012

I've Told Every Little Star

Lots of my favorite songs are about stars. Perry Como's "Catch a Falling Star" or Hugo Winterhalter's "Count Every Star" come to mind.

This week I heard another "star" song that was quite catchy and apparently has been around the block a few times. It is "I Told Every Little Star" written by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern in 1932 for a musical called "Music in the Air."

See if you find this song as catch as I do. Click here to listen to the 1961 hit by Linda Scott. Click here to listen to a version by Margaret Whiting with a very Lawrence Welk-esque background. Or click here to watch a fascinating video put together by a very talented young man Jacob Collier. How did he do that? Even if it's not often, it is great to see young folks recognize these great tunes....

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