Quiz the Chambers…

Filed under: Chambers Quiz,Entertainment — Chamberlain @ 6:41 pm
No. 7

To get us into the Easter mood, here’s a quiz. Here are two photos, one a famous composer and the other a famous performer. Who are they?

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For a hint, here is an audio clip of one of this composer’s most famous compositions, sung by this performer.


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Who are they? Reply in comments section below!




  1. composer is Irving Berlin; performer is Al Jolson.

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    Comment by elphe — March 24, 2007 @ 11:59 am

  2. Well about time! Absolutely correct.

    The music of the refrain was based on Berlin’s 1917 song “Smile and Show your Dimple”. It was introduced in the 1933 Broadway review “As Thousands Cheer” by Marilyn Miller and Clifton Webb. Later used in the films “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (1938), “Holiday Inn” (1942) and “Easter Parade” (1948) (From the Irving Berlin Anthology, Hal Leonard Corp, 1994).

    The biography of Al Jolson is quite extraordinary and is linked here.

    I have no doubt that this genre will outlast all our contemporary pop ‘music’.


    Comment by rcdunnii — March 24, 2007 @ 9:32 pm

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