Episode 9: Laughing at Life, track by track! "Give Him the Ooh La La"
IN THIS EPISODE:
Is Amy Cervini "unsentimental?" What influence did Blossom Dearie have on Amy's career? And what do we think of Cole Porter? All this and more is revealed as we continue our song-by-song exploration of Laughing at Life, with this episode's chat about Amy's feature tune, "Give Him the Ooh La La."
OUR FAVORITE COLE PORTER LYRICS...
We love Cole Porter! During this episode, we got to thinking about some of our other favorite Porter tunes...and his lyrical cleverness, which is unparalleled. Here are some of our favorite Porter quips:
Amy: "He went thro' wild ecstatics when I showed him my lymphatics." ("The Physician," from Nymph Errant)
Hilary: "If the Harris pat means a Paris hat, bébé!" ("Always True to You in My Fashion," from Kiss Me, Kate)
Melissa: "When the only sound in the empty street is the heavy tread of the heavy feet that belongs to a lonesome cop, I open shop." ("Love for Sale," from The New Yorkers)