Julie Budd_3Julie Budd

Ever feel as if you’ve known someone forever, even though you just met?  Such was the case with this lovely lady.  From our first connection, it felt as if we were life-long friends.  Getting to know Julie off-stage has been a rare privilege.  My hope is that with Chapter Thirty-One of the SONGBOOK, you got a little closer.  Your correspondence suggests that is the case.  And we’re just getting started!

Our visit continues with Chapter Thirty-Two, Saturday October 19 at 6pm and Sunday, October 20 at 8am (both Eastern time) on Metromedia Radio, metromediaradio.net

Listen Live link – http://tunein.com/radio/Metromedia-Radio-s203898/


Visit and LIKE Julie’s Facebook page!


Julie & RichardAnd if your in the NYC area, spend the afternoon with Julie and host, Richard Skipper (right) for brunch!

It’s a celebration of Julie,  Sunday, October 20 at 1pm at the Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 W 42nd Street in New York.  $25.00. Cover to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital/$15.00 minimum.
Reservations (212) 695-6909 after noon or visit Richard@RichardSkipper.com.



Tom, Julie, RobTom Dreesen, Julie Budd, Robert Davi

On August 28th, our SINATRA SONGBOOK Facebook page sported 139 LIKES.  As of October 12, your interest in the Robert Davi, Tom Dreesen and Julie Budd hours pushed that count beyond the 300 mark!  A solid start and a steady build.  You did that.

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Swingin' LoversSONGS FOR SWINGIN’ LOVERS (1956)  The granddaddy of them all!  Not the first pairing of Sinatra and legendary arranger-conductor, Nelson Riddle, but the album that would redefine the attitude by which popular music would be interpreted.  The classic example here is the signature version of I’ve Got You Under My Skin. Fifteen swingin’ inventions by this unstoppable partnership.

I have long believed that on the Swingin’ Lovers date, these two musical voices, Sinatra and Riddle, became one.


to be continued…

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