Wednesday, May 16, 2007

That's why, that's why the lady is a...

To start out the blog with a bang, I offer this item which I have uploaded to YouTube. I never grow tired of watching it, and for some reason, you never see it offered up among the many Scopitones that are present now on the Net. On the previous blog, I had noted that the song is "interpreted by jazz pianist and lounge dude extraordinaire Buddy Greco. Buddy’s version of the lyric includes throwaway references to Dorothy Kilgallen, Floyd Patterson, and Slenderella (a then-famous brand of lingerie), and has him operating in a Rat Pack, finger-snappin’ mode." It is an absolute joy.

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