Sunday, July 31, 2011

"Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)" by Cole Porter.

OK, back to the Roaring 20's: This classic 1928 Cole Porter "list song" debuted in his musical "Paris" sung by Irene Bordoni. It also appeared in the '60 film adaptation of "Can Can". A recitation of increasingly preposterous double-entendres and suggestive lines. Described as "the pioneer pop song to declare openly that sex is fun" - pretty risque for those days! Joan Jett released a punk-rock version in '95. Figures prominently in this year's Woody Allen film "Midnight in Paris", which I HIGHLY recommend.

Yesterday's answer: Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin' ". Not that I'm a jangleholic or anything but The Byrds' version just happens to be my fave!​ch?v=vCWdCKPtnYE​ch?v=1oU7M4OeSRM​ch?v=1oU7M4OeSRM​ch?v=uq4pe0cKQc0

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