Saturday, July 7, 2012

Saturday morning tunes: You had your way, now you must pay

Kalmar and Ruby were an early-twentieth century songwriting team who wrote . . . well, a lot of great stuff. Their material has been covered by almost everyone, from the Marx Brothers to Connie Francis to Harry Nilssen.

This is one of my all-time faves:

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But there are a zillion other versions of "Who's Sorry Now?" out there. Esquivel recorded a great instrumental version of this in the late 1950s/early 1960s. And we can't forget the completely wicked version of it in the hallucinatory dream sequence at the end of Bob Fosse's All That Jazz.

I think I may stick with K&R for the next few Saturdays.

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