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14 December 2009

O Tannenbaum

O Tannenbaum

I love Christmas music with all of my heart, and had a big expansive post about it planned for you. However, Christmas came early to my face this year, and my sinus infection is making it difficult for me to sit at the computer for any length of time. So instead, I present to you, with minimal no commentary (and even less graphical effort), 10 Great Christmas Songs of Varying Quality: Read the rest of this entry »

He says, “Murder,” he says

18 September 2009

Betty Hutton

Betty Hutton

Have I ever told you about how much I love Dinah Shore? She’s pretty much my favorite vocalist in the entire world, but that’s a subject for a different post. I was listening to a “Best of” compilation of hers the other day and noticed a track that I hadn’t paid much attention to before, called, “‘Murder,’ He Says.”

Dinah Shore – “‘Murder,’ He Says”

It’s from early-on in WWII, and written by Frank Loesser, best known for How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and Guys and Dolls on Broadway, and a number of Tin Pan Alley hits. Shore’s version was pleasant enough to catch my ear, especially with the opening line:

Finally found a fella
Almost completely divine
But his vocabulary
Is killing this romance of mine

His… vocabulary? Is that anything like a girl’s “Personality”?

Dinah Shore — “Personality” (20s sample)

I did a youtube search out of curiosity, and unearthed what is perhaps one of the greatest clips ever committed to film: a version of “‘Murder,’ He Says” recorded by a 22-year-old Betty Hutton, for benefit of the troops: Read the rest of this entry »