Not everybody loves Raymond, ok? The only reason that show is tolerable was Peter Boyle, who in his very own Costanza Sr.-like manner dealt with the ignominy of a dominant wife, family bickering and modern living. But, what I remember Boyle for most is his amazing Pygmalion-esque duet with Gene Wilder in Young Frankenstein, a script I can recite in my sleep. Do you think Boyle’s met up with Madeline Kahn by now to reenact the Socks And Poo-poo Undies scene? *sigh*
In the late Forties Atlantic went to New Orleans to look for talent and had some sessions with Professor Longhair, which convinced them to incorporate the New Orleans sound into their recordings. Atlantic’s more sophisticated and jazz orientated session men were unable to recreate the New Orleans Sound, but in the process created the “Atlantic Sound,” which supported all the label’s singers with, boogie based, sax-led band arrangements that were internal part of the song.
Come on, America, say it with me: “Thank you again, New Orleans!” What I would give to have been a fly on the wall when Professor Longhair played Tipitina with Ahmet and company.
Music and laughter make my world go round. So, here’s my gratitude and respect to these greats who gave us the gift of entertainment, and now offer it elsewhere. Purrin’ on da Reeeeetz!