A hodgepodge of all things Florida. A Florida Feature Stew.

In Florida Among the Palms … A vintage Florida Irving Berlin tune that will turn 100 years old in 2016.

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Chico-relli … A musical obituary.

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Florida Bound Blues … Bessie Smith 1925

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The print at left is one I bought by excellent Florida watercolorist Michael J. Weber ( http://web.mac.com/michaelj.weber ).

Delray Beat … As performed by Dave McBride.

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The Beatles in Miami … Dave recalls the history.

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Florida Flo … Fats Waller 1938.

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Osceola’s Head … You heard me.

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Songs of the Sunshine State … In which excellent South Florida bandleader Gary Lawrence compiles an album of musical tributes to a peninsula.

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Edmund Skellings …  He’s a poet. Florida’s official one.

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Me-Oh-My-Ami … Sung by Betty Grable et al. in Moon Over Miami, 1941.

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Promoting Martin County …  In which Dave helps search for just the right official slogan.

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Tallahassee Lassie … Freddy Cannon.

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Lizards I Know … Anita and I have reptilian neighbors in abundance.

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The Elvis Cop of Delray Beach … Why it’s a party in the county jail.

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Croquet … A savage game. When it’s played right.

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Lantana Lou … Dave visits with pals Mo and Sally on Groundhog Day.

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Melanie Sierra … A father’s curse.

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Chuck Zink … In which Dave says goodbye to his friend and a South Florida broadcasting legend.

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Moon Over Miami … Connie Boswell 1935.

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