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Showtune Saturday: “Ya Got Me”

Eddie Pensier writes: Cheeky re-interpretation of the hit from On The Town (1944). By replacing “Gabey” (the character the song is originally addressed to) with “baby”, it becomes a sexy innuendo-laced lovechat among a ménage à trois, if you want … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “I’ve Got Plenty To Be Thankful For”

Eddie Pensier writes: By this point in the holiday season you’re almost certainly heartily sick of the most famous song from Holiday Inn (1942). Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is certainly a victim of its own success: despite, (or perhaps because … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “Thank Heaven For Little Girls”

Eddie Pensier writes: The irreplaceable Maurice Chevalier in Vincente Minnelli’s Gigi (1958), a most astonishingly lighthearted and charming Lerner and Loewe musical (based on Colette’s novella of the same name) about a Parisian courtesan. Do yourself a favor, and ignore … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat”

Eddie Pensier writes: From “The Aristocats” (1970), one of Disney’s lesser-known animated features, comes this delightfully jazzy number with Scatman Crothers, Eva Gabor, and Phil Harris. It’s got some trippy color-swirling visuals, a snappy beat, some rather gulp-inducing double-entendres, and … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “Some Enchanted Evening”

Eddie Pensier writes: It’s big and lush and swoony and romantic. It’s a guy telling a girl about falling in love at first sight, and not missing out on it when it happens. This is the sort of song that … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “This Time The Dream’s On Me”

Eddie Pensier writes: The sublime Sylvia McNair treats us to her rendition of the Arlen/Mercer standard, which originally appeared in Blues in the Night (1941). It’s on her marvelous 1995 collaboration with André Previn*, Come Rain Or Come Shine: The … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd”

Eddie Pensier writes: CORRECTION AND APOLOGY: Since this post was put up, the video has been taken off YouTube. Apologies, and I’ll try to find another one. If there’s a better opening to a performance on video, I’ve yet to … Continue reading

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