Saturday, August 6, 2011

"Mon Homme (My Man)".

OK, back to the 20's: This Charles/Pollack/Willemertz/Yvain French ballad was first recorded in 1916 by chanteuse Jeanne "Mistinguett" Bourgeois. The English version was popularized by Fanny Brice in '21 (Grammy Hall-Of-Fame '99). Billie Holiday released a jazz/blues version. Edith Piaf covered it in French in '40. Rediscovered by Barbra Streisand in '65 during her B-way run in"Funny Girl", the movie role of which earned her the Best Actress Oscar in '68. Sung by Diana Ross in '70 during her final live appearance as a Supreme. Masterful versions by Sara Montiel in Spanish and by Lea Michele on "Glee".

Yesterday's answer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On". Dennis Quaid nailed it in the movie!​ch?v=8yRdDnrB5kM​ch?v=bp11vxr_pD4

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