Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Novelty record a gogo

This track from 50 years ago is just remarkably bizarre. If Mansfield could sing this isn't the song to prove it, if "song" is the right word. ("If PanaCea™ makes your back crack and your liver quiver, stop taking it and consult your doctor.") The guitar, though, is by young Jimi Hendrix. And while we're a long way away from, say, "Burning of the Midnight Lamp" the music is actually good. at the very least I could see it keeping the cocktail waitresses alert.


susan said...

You're right that was pretty bad. Are you sure that was Jimi?

Mamie van Doren really could sing and she could dance too :)

Ben said...

Multiple sources say it was. Strange way for him to start, I'll agree.

That was great footage of Mamie van Doren. I hadn't known she was in a movie with Clark Gable.