I think this is a clip from the 1959 TV special “Bing Crosby And Dean Martin Present High Hopes.” The song is “Together (Wherever We Go)” from the musical “Gypsy.” Charley Weaver, who is mentioned in the song, was a character played by comedian Cliff Arquette.
Remember a few days ago I mentioned that I just HAD to learn to play the recorder? Well I decided that, since I never learned to play an instrument when I was a kid, the Beautiful Girl just HAS to learn to play the recorder too. In other words, we’re doing it “together!” (See what I did there?) It’s an extremely cheap way to introduce the girl to some basic music concepts but that’s just the icing on the cake. More importantly, I get to lovingly heap just a bit more of my personal baggage onto my kiddo. That way, when the inevitable need for therapy arises, she can work out my issues as well as her own. It just makes more sense from a time and money management standpoint. After all, being dysfunctional is no excuse for being inefficient!
Since 15 children tried to kill me today, I’m not going to write a full post. I’m going to post Victor Borge doing his phonetic punctuation with Dean Martin. I will say more when I’ve recuperated.
Is it bed time yet?
“Sam’s Song” was written by Jack Elliot and Lew Quadling. I was able to find some info on Jack Elliot but there’s nothing on poor Lew Quadling. He doesn’t even have his own Wikipedia page even though he’s written hits for the likes of Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Doris Day! I have half a mind to start one for him except I’m not sure if I can find enough info to make even a stub page. Here are Sammy and Dean having a bit of fun with this great LEW QUADLING classic. (search engines take note)
I got curious and checked. All the Mystery Science Theater 3000 alums have Wikipedia pages which is as it should be. An interesting thing I discovered while searching though is that Frank’s dad, Frank Conniff Sr. also has a page. It’s a short but interesting article. The guy won a Pulitzer Prize! Next time I see Frank I hope I remember to ask if he’s considered adding a picture to the article since I know he’s got at least two great ones. Lots of folks knock it but I’m a fan of Wikipedia. Even if it has ignored Lew Quadling so far, I’m glad it gave props to the senior Mr. C!