The Al Jolson Project: Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away)

Ruby Keeler

Ruby Keeler

A song composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin and Gus Kahn, it was introduced in 1929 by Ruby Keeler in Florenz Ziegfeld’s musical Show Girl. The stage performances were accompanied by the Duke Ellington Orchestra. On the show’s opening night, Keeler’s husband Al Jolson suddenly stood up from his seat in the third row and sang a chorus of the song, much to the surprise of the audience and Gershwin himself. Jolson later recorded the song, and his rendition rose to number nine on the charts.

In the latest installment of the Entertainment Plus Creations Al Jolson Project, Larry DeAngelo sings this somewhat lesser-known gem from the Jolson legacy. You can listen to this just-released Liza by clicking here (where you can download for $0.99 or listen for free by scrolling to the bottom).

For more information about the Al Jolson Project:

You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet: The Al Jolson Project

April Showers: The Al Jolson Project

Holiday special: Kol Nidre – The Al Jolson Project

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Hemp, Flax Growing as Auto Plastics Building Blocks

Ford’s Mielewski says almost 300 parts in automaker’s vehicles derived from sources including flax, soybeans, cotton, wood, jute and natural rubber.

Ford’s Mielewski says almost 300 parts in automaker’s vehicles derived from sources including flax, soybeans, cotton, wood, jute and natural rubber.

Wards Auto

Aug. 25, 2016

By Mandy Kovacs

with Ed Zwirn in New York and Barbara Barkhausen in Sydney 

OTTAWA – Auto-components researchers are developing the use of grasses such as hemp or flax to make tough but lightweight bioplastics that also help reduce a vehicle’s carbon footprint by using a renewable resource. Continue reading

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