Who Did It Better?

Extra points if you can name that tune before watching any of the videos! 



Miss Peggy Lee! 




Miss Julie London! 




Frank Sinatra! 




Miss Judy Garland! 




Tony Bennett & Tom Jones!! (DO NOT miss this one!)


12 comments:

  1. I'm a Judy queen by nature, but I'd have to give this one to Julie London. Though the Tom Jones/Tony Bennett version is rather tempting.

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  2. While I'm not a huge Sinatra fan, I felt I had to include him in the lineup. I love the set for Judy's number, though she doesn't seem all that thrilled about it (at 00:15). She and Peggy have done better work. Julie is fabulous as always and having fun, too! And of course I love the over-the-top Tom Jones number. How could I not?

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    1. You're right, Thombeau - she probably wasn't too thrilled at this choice of song, and the fact that she had to shove away a prop that was supposed to raise up on its own only added fuel to her pissed-off fire. Look very closely @ 00:25 and 00:26 .. freeze frame it and you'll see she's focused in on someone to her left and she's giving them a LOOK.

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  3. Does it count to vote for "Who did it weirdest?" I'm utterly gobsmacked by the staging and costuming of the Tom Jones...I have no word for it. The sheer go-go Sixties vibe I couldn't resist (I love seeing Tom Jones boogaloo in anything, let alone skintight spandex), but it's almost like a scene from a Ken Russell movie in every other regard. Bravo, you keep topping yourself, Thom!

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    1. Apparently any song is just an excuse for him to be Tom Jones! And I wouldn't have it any other way. Thanks for checking in, Ken!

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  4. ru would've told tom to sashay away; right into my waiting mouth.

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  5. I'm going to give it to Peggy...for the lovely
    melancholy she squeezes from the song.

    Tom's tight little jumpsuit, however, is squeezing something
    even more nicely

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  6. Wow, what a contest! All terrific versions. Jason is right about Miss Lee's ability to pull emotions out of it that I never even knew were there. Sinatra's version is iconic, of course. And of course Judy is well... always Judy.
    But I'm throwing my vote in behind my personal diva Miss Julie London. One of my very favorite things introducing her to the poor underprivileged youngsters who've never heard of her. (Don't believe it can happen? You'd be surprised.)
    But that T. Jones and T. Bennett version just made my day. Words fail me, and I have quite a large vocabulary.

    I've been very remiss in not posting sooner how much I LOVE this site. It always makes a good day better. But it's most precious for making a bad day palatable. RVH has given me a reason to smile on some very tough days.
    Thank You from the bottom of my little show tune heart!

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    1. Thank YOU for tuning in, and for totally making my day!

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  7. "Fly Me To The Moon"? I swear I didn't watch first but if it is I think I will take a ride on....I mean with Tom

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    1. I figured that the right person would figure it out. Congrats!

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  8. Tom Jones in Captain Kirk drag. What more could you ask for. And Egg Chairs to boot,

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