Saturday, June 16, 2012

Vintage talent: strange, silly and mesmerizing women singers, musicians

This fun video via Everlasting Blort captivated me. It started out normally enough, in a hillbilly kind of way, and then melted into unexpected weirdness with the clucking, trilling and odd voices.
The DeZurik Sisters - Hillbilly Bill

That marvelous combination of beauty, singing talent and silliness, had to see more, so I collected some here. Outright comedy acts, silly songs, unintentionally funny, slightly skewed raunchiness and sometimes it's the other people in the video that add the silly factor, or that the singer looks like they're on drugs of some kind. A couple of silly dance numbers thrown in.

If you have any ideas for silly female songs you like, please drop a comment and I'll add them.

The Finnish version of "Jackson"

Cherry Wainer with Don Storer - Green Onions

Chordettes - Lollipop

Yma Sumac - Tumpa

Kay Brewer - Boogie Woogie Yodel

DeZurick Sisters-First Whippoorwill Song

Ruth Brown - Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean

Cathy Berberian - Stripsody

Dolly Parton - Dumb Blonde

The Boswell Sisters - Crazy People 1932

Mamie Van Doren Burlesque Entertainment

Sweet Emma Barrett - I Aint Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jellyroll

The Five Locust Sisters - Get Out and Get Under the Moon / My Pet

Martha Tilton - A Little Jive Is Good For You

Reg Kehoe and his Marimba Queens - A Study In Brown

Andrews Sisters' "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Of Company B"

Yma Sumac - Pachamama

Betty Hutton -- Murder, He Says with a wonderful compliment, "a vitamin pill on legs".

In this case it's not the singer but the odd pianist, who seems to be photobombing and scene stealing.
Ernestine Anderson - Moaning

Lane Truesdale - Who's Yehoodi?
The Murtah Sisters - In the Mood

"Singin' In The Bathtub" (1929) Winnie Lightner

Alvino Rey Orchestra with the King Sisters - Tiger Rag

Sophia Loren - Americano

Toni Harper - Candy Store Blues

Winnie Lightner - Face It With A Smile

Betty Hutton - Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief

Carolina Cotton - Yodel Mountain

Yma Sumac - Wimoweh

Yma Sumac - Taki rari

Carola - Kielletyt leikit (1966)

Raquel Welch: Space-Girl Dance

Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack

Old Dan Tucker by the DeZurik Sisters

Lucy Lowe - Vaudeville Songs - Loud Speaking Papa

Vaughn De Leath - Maybe You Think You're Fooling Baby (1922)

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window - Patti Page

shirley ellis - the name game

1 comment:

  1. Great post and content. I remember many of these names and songs from my childhood! You always post the most interesting things. Bravo!