I've noticed a new routine setting in, made possible by obituaries, cable television, and downloadable music.
When I read about someone musical who has just passed away, I check out iTunes for the songs mentioned in the obituary. Some of the songs mentioned are familiar, some are not. Nevertheless, if I like what I hear, and I don't already have it, I spend a little to download the music.
This can explain most recently downloading two from Gerry Rafferty, who just passed away. As for past downloads like Cab Calloway and Marlene Dietrich, I have to credit Turner Movie Classics for those choices.
I am still shaking my head however at downloading Sophie Tucker. Maybe she just reminds me of Ed Sullivan.