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Matte__86
November 3rd, 2007, 05:37 AM
When I was in NYC last November, we went to the rockefeller and there we found a choir recording a few songs for a tv-show, I guess.
I fell in love with a certain song, but I have no idea what its called.
Maybe you guys can help me find it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRxpfy8Ua7Q


(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRxpfy8Ua7Q)Thanks in advance.

//Matte__86

Fabrizio
November 3rd, 2007, 07:48 AM
A great classic B'way show tune. From the B'way musical Mame. "We Need a Little Christmas" Written by Jerry Herman. Angela Landsbury originated it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2amWc1rYEeM

Lucille Ball struggles through:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PT-3SrIQgM

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Side note: besides the up-beat show tunes, the Mame score includes one of the greatest torch songs of all time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFc8_N6aoUs


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ZippyTheChimp
November 3rd, 2007, 12:25 PM
Lucille Ball struggles throughPoor Lucy. There was only one Auntie Mame (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyx8Zzzy8Ow)

Matte__86
November 3rd, 2007, 07:00 PM
Thank you Fabrizio.
Great song, even though the original wasn't as happy as the version the choir sang at rockefeller.

BrooklynRider
November 3rd, 2007, 07:06 PM
Is this happier? Peppier?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZPsnfojoFI

:p

Fabrizio
November 3rd, 2007, 07:20 PM
Looks like a musical version of the Fall/Winter Sears catalog.

BrooklynRider
November 3rd, 2007, 07:34 PM
This Christmas song is a bit more commercial, but I always enjoyed it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2QZW1mexhQ

:p

Fabrizio
November 3rd, 2007, 07:44 PM
I'd like to give the world a hug,
and tell it jokes and stuff,
then pull its pants down to its knees
and...

Fabrizio
November 3rd, 2007, 08:05 PM
This is the original version...

Filmed at the Hofbräu-Festzelt beer tent, Oktoberfest 1971:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylazkYb0_gg

brianac
November 4th, 2007, 03:29 AM
A Christmas song in it's original language, and played on a solo guitar (almost) just as it was written in Austria.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUb8ySdERKs

Fabrizio
November 4th, 2007, 08:10 AM
But the greatest Christmas song ever written (and I really don't want to hear any arguments about this) is "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".

Hugh Martin for the movie musical "Meet Me In St. Louis". 1944.

Forget happy and peppy... how about sexy? :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hzN3Xrv47M

BrooklynRider
November 4th, 2007, 11:37 AM
My favorite christmas song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6TL1ll4nWo

Sexy christmas song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CKRAPRAlNU

deezee
November 5th, 2007, 11:04 AM
But the greatest Christmas song ever written (and I really don't want to hear any arguments about this) is "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".

Hugh Martin for the movie musical "Meet Me In St. Louis". 1944.

Forget happy and peppy... how about sexy? :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hzN3Xrv47M

no arguments here. you're postively right about this one. they don't make voices like hers anymore either.

Front_Porch
November 5th, 2007, 03:08 PM
More agreement that "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is the best Christmas song (though I do love June Christy's "The Merriest")

. . . here's a story about the original lyrics from phillyburbs.com


Have Yourself a
Merry Little Christmas
Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane, 1943

By Bob Bankard
PhillyBurbs Special Sections

Most of the online references place "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" as being first performed in "Meet Me In St. Louis" in 1944. The original, however, was a much darker song, written about hopes for a better Christmas in the future:

Christmas future is far away
Christmas past is past
Christmas present is here today
Bringing joy that may last

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
May your heart be light
In a year our troubles will be out of sight
From now on

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the yuletide gay
In a year our troubles will be miles away

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Precious friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more

I know that
In a year we all will be together
If the Fates allow
Until then, we'll just have to muddle through somehow
And have ourselves a merry little Christmas now. The song was changed for Judy Garland, who did not like the tone of the lyrics.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas.
Let your heart be light,
From now on our troubles
Will be out of sight.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on our troubles
Will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore,
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years
We all will be together
If the Fates allow,
Hang a shining star
On the highest bough,
And have yourself
A merry little Christmas now.
The change is a tad ironic, since Garland herself was of a depressive nature and would have seen the first set of lyrics as being more representative of her worldview.

lofter1
November 5th, 2007, 04:24 PM
Judy depressive?

But she sure knew how to rise above it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzyPMRo8ZUQ) ...

lofter1
November 5th, 2007, 04:37 PM
Ten years later life had given Judy a few more reasons to be depressed,
but she still sang the hell out of that song (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Quy5tjJvNGY).

All you fledgling performers:
Please note that in both versions Judy performs the song in ONE TAKE, without edits -- not a single cut.
Just Judy, the music and the camera http://wirednewyork.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif

Not many who could do that in this day and age.

Fabrizio
November 6th, 2007, 08:15 AM
Thanks for posting that. Outside of her movies that's the best performance I've ever seen of her.

No one can act a song that way today. It's impossible with a botoxed face and wash-board abs.

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Christmas songs: As a mere youth in NYC in the 1970's, one of my dear friends was a very glam but faded B'way star who had not worked in years.... yet she managed to live VERY comfortably from royalties her songwriter husband collected from his one big hit (wrtten with Mel torme):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzjr-bFP-HY

( as kids, around Christmas time, we would torment a neighbor named Geoffrey with: "Jeff's nuts roasting on an open fire..."



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lofter1
November 6th, 2007, 12:17 PM
... As a mere youth in NYC in the 1970's, one of my dear friends was a very glam but faded B'way star ...


An interesting tid-bit about her ...




Aside from a minor role in The Producers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Producers_%281968_film%29), Kirk's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Kirk) only feature film work was done behind-the-scenes, dubbing Rosalind Russell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosalind_Russell)'s singing voice in Gypsy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gypsy_%281962_film%29).

Radiohead
November 6th, 2007, 01:36 PM
This is the song I remember most from Mame.....featuring Lucy & Maude. A camp classic, with sapphic innuendo galore......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoEK3lY7SAo

Fabrizio
November 6th, 2007, 02:49 PM
There was more testosterone at that table than all of us guys put together.

Matte__86
November 8th, 2007, 04:28 AM
Is this happier? Peppier?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZPsnfojoFI

:p

Haha, that one was pretty... how should I put it..? homosexual? :P

Found a neat song about christmas in new york. Pointer Sisters, yay.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhD81e6Aass
(hehe. the url ends with "ass")

Mohamed
November 17th, 2007, 01:59 PM
Ass Like Thaaat !


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