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31 December 2019

Once again we've asked Judy's Band to play Guy Lombardo to end one year and start the next with a little music. Lombardo, who did that for nearly 50 years on both radio and TV, was required viewing at midnight on Dec. 31.

Judy's Band has been doing the honors since 2015 here. Judy boards the band here in the studio because she doesn't have room for all of them at home. But whenever she's around, they grind out a tune or two for her.

They still have a spring in their step, although it's still impossible to wind all three up for one take. By the time you get the third guy going, the other two are on break.

Our rendition of the Robert Burns poem (which we translated into modern English previously) is performed this year by Dinah Shore and the Sportsmen Quartet in an RCA Victor recording from 1944. The orchestra was conducted by Albert Sack.

Dinah Shore. An old publicity shot enlarged in Exposure Blowup with split toning and vignetting in Adobe Camera Raw.

Dinah Shore, who died in 1994, was born on Feb. 29, 1916, so she was 28 when she recorded this version of Auld Lang Syne as a fox trot.

As we have in the past, we shot the band with a different setup. This time it was the Olympus E-PL1 with the newer kit lens that arrived this year to replace the older version that met an unfocused demise. And we added a Lensbaby +10 magnifier.

The images were edited in Lightroom, exported to this size and tweaked a bit in Photoshop after that. We had a little fun with Shore's publicity still, too, as the caption reveals.

The slide show runs over and over but you'll have to click the Play button to hear Dinah Shore sing.

Not, however, before we wish you a very Happy New Year!

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