Sunday, August 29, 2010

"Hey There"

OK, back to the 50's (Steve Roe, you HAVE to answer this one!): This '54 Adler/Ross show tune from "Pajama Game" was sung by Sid (John Raitt) into a Dictaphone after being repeatedly rejected by Babe (Janis Page). He then plays it back and sings a duet with himself. #1 hit for Rosemary Clooney and #16 for Sammy Davis, Jr. in '54.

Yesterday's answer: "From A Distance". Great tune! I love The Byrds' version with Chris Hillman on lead vocals. My Julie Gold story: Back in the early 90's she was touring with Christine Lavin, Sally Fingerett and Megon McDonough as "The Four Bitchin' Babes". We went... to see them at the World Theater (now the Fitzgerald) in St. Paul. We got to go backstage after the concert and met all for and John Gorka. Next thing I know Lauren and Gina disappear only to find them sitting on the floor playing with Julie Gold, who had just won her Grammy - I thought that was pretty special - she was SO down-to-earth!

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