Monday, August 8, 2016
Music Monday: Danny Kaye
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This week I'm spotlighting one of my favorite comedians/ singers, Danny Kaye, who was most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. Some of my favorite movies that showcase his talents are The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Wonder Man, The Inspector General, The Court Jester, and White Christmas (with Bing Crosby).
"Minnie the Moocher" (1945) - Here he puts his own spin on Cab Calloway's hit - let's just see anyone try to follow his call and response! There's also a pretty interesting version from his radio show that is a little different than the recorded version.
"Symphony for an Unstrung Tongue" from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) - This sequence is from one of Walter's daydreams that he is a distinguished music professor. If you haven't seen this movie, you really need to because it is hilarious! Keep an eye on the people in the background, they look like they are having an awesome time! (By the way, the new one with Ben Stiller is actually pretty good, if entirely different and without Danny Kaye.)