Wonderful Tunes Provided By Friends. Wild Tangents Provided By Me.

Me after reading the video title: Bobby Troup? Hey, is that… OMG it is! “Emergency’s” Dr. Joe Early sings!?

Me *while* watching the video: BAHAHAHAHA! Wicked!

Me *after* watching the video: Wow, he’s really really… not that good is he? There’s only like half an octave in this song and he’s still straining for the top notes.

Me after a bit of research: Wow Dr. Joe Early wrote “Route 66!” He was married to nurse Dixie McCall (Julie London) and she sings too! She, on the other hand, is good!

Bobby Troup was quite an accomplished pianist and composer long before he joined the cast of the long running TV series “Emergency.” His biggest comercial success was the song “Route 66.” He also produced his wife Julie London’s biggest hit “Cry Me A River” which is one of my favorite songs.

A professor of mine once called my class “first generation Sesame Street feminists.” She explained that “Sesame Street” was the first show to model gender equality so, unlike generations before us, the concept of feminism was not foreign to us. We readily embraced the term and proudly called ourselves feminists. I think it’s interesting that most younger women would hesitate to call themselves feminists even though, when asked, they still believe in the same ideals. I’m sad to see the unifying term fall out of favor but I guess labels really don’t matter as long as GIRL POWER reigns supreme!

And now in the interest of equal air time, here is my response from the early days of feminism:

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Comments on: "Don’t Quit Your Day Job Dr. Early" (3)

  1. […] start singing until later in his music career and only then did he become a real superstar. Bobby Troup, an outstanding composer and a fine pianist, also started singing later in his career and it was at […]

  2. […] Her biggest hit was “Cry Me A River” which was produced by her husband of 40 years Bobby Troup. Here she is in 1964 on “The Julie London Show” singing “Let There Be Love” […]

  3. […] It was terrible (surprise surprise) but that’s not the point of this post either. It starred Bobby Troup and Judy Tyler who, later that year, went on to star with Elvis in the movie “Jailhouse […]

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