Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Before There Was Either Rock OR Roll (An Occasional Series): Special Have I Mentioned Dorothy Provine? Edition

From the 1960 Warner Brothers television production The Roaring 20s, please enjoy the paralytically sexy and talented Ms. Provine...


...and her rendition of the 1925 pop hit "Don't Bring Lulu."



And because I love all you guys, here -- in glorious 60s stereo -- is the version of the song from the soundtrack LP.




This was a Top 20 (heh) hit in England back in the day, BTW.

In any case, jeebus -- was this woman as riveting a performer as any rock star you ever saw?

6 comments:

rurritable said...

Here's aretro piece you might like:
http://annahillburg.bandcamp.com/track/for-good

Anonymous said...

No.

Allan R.

Sorry Steve, but I do think Miss Fisher is the NAZZ!!!

steve simels said...

Well, at least we agree on that.
:-)

Jai Guru Dave said...

Except for me.

And this kind of stuff is why it was necessary to invent both rock and roll.

Ken J Xenozar said...

Man, she is a dish! Loved the Gershwin. Not so much LuLu.
The Gershwin makes me wonder what you thought of the "Red Hot and Blue" covers of Cole Porter songs from the 1990s?

steve simels said...

Haven't heard it in a while. I remember liking the Iggy/Debbie Harry duet...