"Hello Dolly": Classic or Dud?

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classic!

(it had to be said)

Curtis Stephens, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 21:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Louis himself hated it = dud.

briania, Thursday, 21 November 2002 07:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Really?

James Blount (James Blount), Thursday, 21 November 2002 07:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

According to Ken Burns & other accounts, he had to be cajoled into recording it, couldn't remember the lyrics when it became a left-field hit, and resented having to perform it.

briania, Thursday, 21 November 2002 08:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I like that when the British Invasion happened the only American things that were able to stem the tide were "Surfin Bird", "Chapel of Love", and Louis Armstrong.

James Blount (James Blount), Thursday, 21 November 2002 08:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

gary giddins also notes that LA wz a bit dismayed when he saw the words and music, but points out — correctly – that the fairly lame basic material was nevertheless transformed by the performance, which is a good summary of abt 65% of LA's output

mark s (mark s), Thursday, 21 November 2002 10:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

But, but, but, the Carol Channing version is good, no?

Curtis Stephens, Friday, 22 November 2002 01:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Louis Armstrong really enjoyed reading erotic 'literature' to his girlfriends/wives.

That has got to be my favorite piece of music trivia EVAH. God, I'm turning into you people.

Tom Millar (Millar), Friday, 22 November 2002 02:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

I watched this movie bcz of Wall-E and it's kind of awesome.

bad-boy (sic) cartographer (actually a girl) (called) (not named) (Abbott), Wednesday, 29 July 2009 20:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

i hate hello dolly. not enough blacks in it

Elvin Wayburn Phillips, Wednesday, 29 July 2009 20:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

There were...porters.

bad-boy (sic) cartographer (actually a girl) (called) (not named) (Abbott), Wednesday, 29 July 2009 20:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

and...Tommy Tune?

bad-boy (sic) cartographer (actually a girl) (called) (not named) (Abbott), Wednesday, 29 July 2009 20:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

eight years pass...

I saw the current Broadway revival today with the evergreen Bernadette Peters, and it's a perfectly calibrated diva-worship machine. (Yes I skipped seeing Bette Midler, cuz hell no.)

The supporting characters are mostly idiots, however.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 July 2018 02:05 (four months ago) Permalink

i hate hello dolly. not enough blacks in it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4eS0x16v1k

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 July 2018 02:19 (four months ago) Permalink

There are three unstoppable Broadway ramrods in this beast. Which is two more than almost every other show that's not West Side Story or Guys & Dolls can muster.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Monday, 9 July 2018 04:18 (four months ago) Permalink

But for real, "Put on Your Sunday Clothes" + "When the Parade Passes By" + "title song" = gtfo if you're not on board

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Monday, 9 July 2018 04:24 (four months ago) Permalink

hard to deny

otoh you have to put up with Cornelius and Barnaby

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 July 2018 11:21 (four months ago) Permalink

(psst it's "Before the Parade Passes By")

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 July 2018 11:22 (four months ago) Permalink

"gtfo if you're not on board"

This not one of the songs from the show?

Mark G, Monday, 9 July 2018 11:26 (four months ago) Permalink

cut in New Haven

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 July 2018 12:07 (four months ago) Permalink

film is an endless and terribly miscast slog. some cute period design but that's about it.

This is a total Jeff Porcaro. (Doctor Casino), Monday, 9 July 2018 12:30 (four months ago) Permalink

(psst it's "Before the Parade Passes By")

Ooops, you're right. Posted too late and too drunk.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Monday, 9 July 2018 12:45 (four months ago) Permalink

just don't miss the parade, Mrs Levi

the film is best forgotten; i've never made it through

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 July 2018 12:47 (four months ago) Permalink


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