Label: Columbia - CL 2012 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Mono • Country: Canada • Genre: Jazz, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Bossa Nova
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- Michale Graves - Vagabond registering. Please complete the process by verifying your email address. If you can't find the email you can resend it here. Some features on this site require a subscription. When I was a kid she and Steve Lawrence were always on The Carol Burnett show and I could not figure out what they were supposed to be famous for. Now I'm older I've heard her older singing performances like this one, and she really knocks my socks off with her big voice and her great breath control.
But why were she and Steve such jokes? Why didn't people in show biz seem to like them while Carol Burnett adored them? They "went Vegas" early, and were one of the most popular and highest paid acts there for over thirty years. Much of their act was flinging back-and-forth bad sex jokes about their marriage. If you were branded a "Vegas" entertainer - regardless of talent, you were immediately considered somewhat cheesy. Uploaded just for fun. Copyright belongs to the people behind SCTV.
She sounds Дай Жару! - Дубинин* • Холстинин* - Авария as she did when she sang this on "Eydie Swings the Blues" I used to wonder the same thing Op. She even worked as Spanish translator at the UN as a teen. Short version: It started as a musical about a widower Steve running a resort and trying to raise a child in Miami. When he needs money, he pretends the kid is sick and asks his square brother and sister-in-law for cash.
They fly down instead, are horrified at how the kid is being raised, and a custody battle ensues. The sister-in-law wasn't a big enough part for Eydie's ego, so they combined the character with the straitlaced brother, which made The Sweetest Sounds (From The Broadway Musical No Strings) - Eydie Gorme* - Blame It On The Bossa sense.
Then they reset it in Vegas, which made even less sense. Then they wrote in schtick at Eydie's request, including a drunk scene that was necessary because she couldn't act it straight. It went through 43 previews. At a big run-through, a dancer predicted Eydie would develop laryngitis on opening night in Philadelphia, and she did. Anyone read William Goldman's "unsparing" look of the nuts and bolts workings of the Season on Broadway?
Thinking about buying it on Amazon. Could be interesting due to its alleged venomous In a radio interview, Keely said she wouldn't sing anything with the word "heart. Frank Sinatra, a family friend, sent his private plane to fly the couple to All I Want (Studio Demo) - The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me York to meet their other son, David, who was attending school.
Steve and Eydie were guests of my swinging grandparents in Acapulco. Steve was swinging big meat. On learning that they were in GR, someone said, "Good. Now I can miss them both at the same time. Steve had a lovely smooth voice, but she was the one with real standout talent. She was seven years older than he was, though, and looked it--she did not age well for some reason she was quite pretty in the fifties when she was a star. They were both part of that fake Vegas-sy culture that also included the Rat Pack, though they were not really members, and Joey Heatherton and Lola Falana and Liza.
Those Vegas people did ruin their images with all the cheese, though. It does not surprise me at all they've been replaced by Donny and Marie, who are also so awesomely insincere. Vegas was a stench on singers back in their prime, even though there was money to be made there.
The singers who based themselves in Vegas like Jim Nabors and, esp. Wayne Newton were jokes or in Nabors' case a fave of old women. Comics didn't to get as much Vegas stench on them, maybe because most of them just a few weeks there a year. Gorme had a great voice but not always great material. She and Steve Lawrence were mainstays of variety shows and talk shows. Given that Burnett had the last successful, long running variety show, of course, they were glowing there while they were being mocked elsewhere.
Gorme's brother Isidore Gormezano was a famous psychology researcher who did work on learning. He was the best friend and classmate of one of my professors. From all reports, Eydie was no slouch intellectually either.
Sinatra was invincible because of his talent and history. Dean Martin had his successful TV show. It's Sammy Davis and Peter Lawford that became the jokes. Steve and Edie were not considered jokes back in their salad days. They were big stars of the time. Her voice and technical skills were better the Streisand but she lacked the it factor that Babs has.
Plus she just refused to modernize her material. She would have had a much bigger career if she changed her name, didn't marry that schlockmeister Steve, and occasionally pushed the envelope a little. She found her comfort zone and stuck with it.
The Sweetest Sounds (From The Broadway Musical No Strings) - Eydie Gorme* - Blame It On The Bossa the end. In reality, he basically rode on her coattails because SHE was the talent, he was just another male crooner. She was content and took care of her kids. Steve was eight years younger than Eydie btw, in the s they had his DOB Eydie's was listed aswhen it was really Liza was.
Watch her older concerts. She commanded a stage in a way that very few have done. Watch her Giants Stadium performance.
Not even Streisand could do that. Liza is no doubt a great talent but to compare her singing skills to Eydie is a fucking joke. Sammy Davis's TV talk show was pretty much his death knell as a serious performer not one but two longrunning different SCTV routines were based on his maudlin and bizarre appearance on that show: Sammy Maudlin, and Jackie Rogers, Jr.
Sinatra was considered a joke by the mid-Eighties: it started with Joe Piscopo's imitation of him which was conceived of as a loving tribute, but was taken as a mockery of his egoand then Phil Hartman's, which exposed him as a bully and a dinosaur. What really did Sinatra in at the same time was Kitty Kelly's "His Way," which was a huge bestseller in There had been rumors and even direct attacks in things like "Doonesbury" about his Mafia connections, his poor treatment of his mistresses, and his bad behavior on sets, but Kelley really popularized what a monster he could be.
Sure, R Liza is not a very good singer, so she can't compete with Streisand and Eydie. I you think she can, make your case. Thanks, bye. She had that audience in the palm of her hand.
Start your own thread on Queen Liza. Get your move groove on to this opening number from the Broadway musical Golden Rainbow on the Tony Awards You're just trolling. Liza's voice is excellent live, and one of the key reasons why she is so respected as an entertainer.
AMPAS, the recording industry, the broadway community and the television academy already made it by bestowing her with every major award out there. Five Tonys for The Sweetest Sounds (From The Broadway Musical No Strings) - Eydie Gorme* - Blame It On The Bossa musical performance for someone who can't sing? Kindly amuse us all and tell us why Edyie Gorme should be placed next to Streisand on the pantheon of talent. This place could use the laughs.
Blame it on the Bossa Nova is such a distinguished work of art, a masterclass in singing. I don't think anyone is saying that Liza isn't a good singer and performer.
She is. Plus she can do a lot of things that Streisand and Gorme can't. The fact is though that she isn't on par vocally with them. I can post video after video that proves Gorme is as good as or better than Streisand and I don't even particularly care for Grome but I admire her talent. Liza could never do this and arguably neither could Streisand do it as well. Like Johnny says she just stands there and sings.
There's video after video of her doing this.
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