I've got Lucille Ball blaring on my stereo.
The MAME soundtrack. If he walked into my life. This is like the fifth time in a row I've listened to it tonight.
That's right, bitches. I'm in heartbreak mode. I've got it bad. I've just listened to an hour of Martha Raye.
After this, I think I'll put on a little Linda Eder. Or maybe go through my Linda Ronstadt collection.
I hope my neighbors don't mind. I don't have it too loud. And at least I'm off tomorrow. I can have my party until as late as I want.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/24/2013|
Lucy's version of this song is actually quite moving and heartbreaking - her best vocal in the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/14/2013|
[quote]That's right, bitches. I'm in heartbreak mode.
I'd be too, after hearing her croak through "Open a New Window."
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/14/2013|
OP, I wisely suggest you turn it down.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/14/2013|
Why would you play Lucille Ball's version?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/14/2013|
Find a frog. The croaks sound the same
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/14/2013|
Does the scent of vasoline emanate from the CD?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/14/2013|
There is a soundtrack?
10,000 posts on Datalounge about LUCY MAME, and no one has ever mentioned this.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/14/2013|
I'm fingering myself to Stone Pillow!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/14/2013|
I beg you to listen to Leslie Uggams version of that song if you must wallow.
What will your neighbour's think?
Lucy, Ball, "singing", loudly?
Don't do this to anyone, please.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/15/2013|
[quote]I beg you to listen to Leslie Uggams version of that song if you must wallow.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/15/2013|
I'm picturing the OP lounging on a divan in a matching caftan and turban, smoking a Virginia Slims in a cigarette holder in one hand with a Cosmo in the other while listening to the "Mame" soundtrack. And the air reeks of Tabu.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/15/2013|
[quote]10,000 posts on Datalounge about LUCY MAME, and no one has ever mentioned this.
Many years ago I wrote of my young show-queen's thrill at discovering this album in a used record store. I was appalled and fascinated and hooked for life upon the first listen to Lucy's gloriously toneless caterwauling.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/15/2013|
r11, don't forget the porcelain Lladro figurines on the chrome etagere in the background, or the white Persian cat named "Countess" curled next to his lap on the divan.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/15/2013|
Or the Erte costume sketch reproductions on the walls, behind dusty-rose colored mattes and 70s Art Deco-style gold-colored frames!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/15/2013|
I am here to rescue the OPs neighbours.
Here is Julliard trained, gorgeous mezzo belter Leslie Uggams, singing your song beautifully.
She makes Jerry Herman cry at the end.
I am sure that Lucy did too.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/15/2013|
What Martha Raye were you listening to, OP? Her version of "Once In A While"?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/15/2013|
How do you people know all of this stuff???
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/15/2013|
mmmm... I'm not one for people shooting their neighbors, but in this case you'd be lucky to live through the night.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/15/2013|
Who [bold]are[/bold] these people you speak of OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/15/2013|
R15 Uggams is terrific but a little too pristine for my tastes.
There's just something about Ball's vocals on that song that just tear into our heart and rip it out. That version is the definition of "the walking wounded". Perfect number for when the world is throwing tinted gauze over you and the stardust has stopped.
I'm feeling better today.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/15/2013|
This needs to be merged with the "How close are you to suicide" thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/15/2013|
I eat old people's excrement.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/15/2013|
I'm crying as I type this
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/15/2013|
I think Ball's simple and towering tour de force performance of this song is the equal to, if not the better of, the Oscar winning Jennifer Hudson's And I Am Telling You and Anne Hathaway's I Dreamed A Dream. It is positively criminal that Lucy was not nominated for MAME. It was unjustly the result of an anti-musical backlash at the time and the bias against a television actor starring in a theatrical film.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/15/2013|
R7 - Rhino put out a limited CD pressing of the LUCY/MAME soundtrack a few years back. The best thing about it, the booklet with color photos.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/15/2013|
If Ball had the good sense to just be an investor/producer in the project, I wonder who might have played the part...
Realistically, Angela Lansbury wasn't going to headline a major movie like MAME. Bedknobs was rather a fluke.
I think Liza Minnelli would've been a smart choice.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/15/2013|
[quote]Lucy's version of this song is actually quite moving and heartbreaking - her best vocal in the movie.
More moving, indeed, than a laxative!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/24/2013|
Why didn't they get Annette Warren to dub her. She was a good match pre-I Love Lucy.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/24/2013|