Michael Jay does not claim to be an expert in any field other than that of holding a microphone up to the face of his guest. And although he does not propose to know everything about anything, he knows enough about everything to keep his guest on his or her toes, and to keep the conversation on the point at hand. Should Michael Jay sense a hole in his guest's reasoning, he is not restrained by social dignities from delving into that area.
You may find yourself almost recognizing the greeting, but just where you heard it escapes you. Try to recall sitting close to that squawky box that assumed the place of honor in your living room long ago. The time is the late twenties through the forties. And the music is either jazz and scat, or a soft crooning. They don't go together you say? True, yet they do because of the similar personalities behind the music.
Remember Cab Calloway? Very popular in Jazz. His call was "Hi-de-ho the miracle man" from his song. Is your memory returning at all?
Before Cab, who began in the 30's, there was yet another singer who made crooning famous before Old Blue Eyes or even Der Bingle. This crooner sang his soft melodies into a megaphone before there was a microphone available. Of course you know who I mean, Rudy Vallee. But what does Rudy have to do with Cab?
Well, besides they both having been a strong supporter of black performers, they also appeared together on stage, and they had a similar greeting. Is your memory coming out of the fog yet?
Rudy had a club he called the Heigh Ho Club, and his greeting was, yep, you guessed it: "Heigh-Ho Everybody, This Is Rudy Valléée." )