Thursday, November 20, 2008

"Of All Concoctions Alcoholical..."

The person who uploaded this brilliant video of Dorothy Loudon singing Gershwin's hilarious ode to my favorite drink, "Vodka" writes in the video's description...

"The funniest performance by anyone, ever?"

Well, Ms. Loudon definitely tears this song up, but Spider Saloff's version makes me do multiple spit takes every time I listen to it. And we Chicagoans know that nobody performs this song better than my friend Rus Rainear. No one.

Then again, I've never seen Rus and Dorothy in the same place at the same time. Hmmm...


4 comments:

My friends call me Mitzi said...

A friend of mine wrote a song ... "Pour Me a Man." Here he is performin' that number in his one-man show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEe-yy95spM

Stephen Rader said...

You know Fred Barton?!? I LOVE his work! Especially MISS GULCH RETURNS!

I actually sang POUR ME A MAN in one of my cabaret shows a few years ago. I've seriously wanted to do MISS GULCH RETURNS here in Chicago for awhile now.

And you know him?!? Small world, isn't it? :)

Kevin said...

Mitzi knows everyone. Or rather, everyone has "known" Mitzi. You'll soon learn that about her.

I wanted to sing that song in a cabaret too, so I emailed him for rights but he got back to me too late (although the cabaret fundraiser got canceled at the last minute anyway so I guess it didn't matter in the long run). I'll try again next time.

Oh, and very funny blog btw.


Kevin

Scooter said...

LOVE HER!!! It reminded me of another song she performed. Check it out at: http://www.scootersville.net/2008/11/is-it-dorothy-loudon-or-am-i-losing-my.html