Ethel Merman’s Disco Album

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Aug 10, 2017
     Category: Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough | Music | 1970s | Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Rhino Records released a series of compilations titled "Golden Throats", which featured celebrities not known for their musical abilities or singers outside their usual genres attempting to perform popular songs. Imagine Bing Crosby attempting "Hey, Jude." Or Phyllis Diller performing "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."

If you can find them I recommend including in your library.
Posted by KDP on 08/10/17 at 08:48 AM
Her best moment was the banana peel thing at the end of "Mad Mad World."
Posted by Virtual on 08/10/17 at 09:00 AM
Thanks for the rec, KDP!

Posted by Paul on 08/10/17 at 10:49 AM
Amazingly, I remember this. It was the moment when everyone realized that disco had finally "jumped the shark."
Posted by Brian on 08/10/17 at 11:59 AM
NOT the golden age of music...

And I'll second the "Golden Throats" suggestion from KDP. Not sure if it's on that series but I recommend (?) looking for Bill Cosby...err..."singing" "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".

The '70s were strange.
Posted by PupTentacle on 08/12/17 at 01:08 PM
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