“CELEBRITY RECORDINGS THAT PERHAPS SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED…”

Jumping off from the comment section:

A superb collection of images, inspired by this legendary paperback:


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Example: Joey Bishop sings C&W – in an ill-fitting cowboy hat that he tilts at a rakish angle, as if he were his buddy Sinatra wearing a fedora.

“Joey not only can’t sing, he hardly even tries. His whispery, tentative voice is barely there … It’s like listening to a Ray Price concert, except that Price’s microphone has accidentally been set up at a dark corner table where a depressed, nebbishy accountant is drinking double martinis and singing along halfheartedly to the sad music to take his mind off the fact that his date didn’t show up.”

That book is a great read, by the way, and you can buy it for five bucks! (I have my own well-worn copy.)

Hollywood Hi-Fi update (it only took 16 years!)



Very entertaining: The Hollywood Hi-Fi Facebook Page

2 thoughts on ““CELEBRITY RECORDINGS THAT PERHAPS SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED…”

  1. i wonder how many of these projects began with “You should…”, and how many with “I should…”.

  2. Hey, Scoop, thanks for the plug and for letting me know about this blog post! We’ve had an updated and expanded version of the book ready for ages, but are having a hard time figuring out how to publish it at a reasonable cost. In the meantime, we launched a Facebook page and are in the process of starting to shoot new YouTube videos. Check it out here, and if you scroll down, you’ll find some write-ups of truly jaw-dropping celebrity Christmas records.

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