The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (245): Take a seat

The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (245): Take a seat


norman lebrecht

November 27, 2020

It don’t get much better.


  • David K. Nelson says:

    Of the Broadway type shows I have played for that was my favorite and easily the greatest. Frank Loesser’s music is perfect for the story. His pianist brother Arthur, who I had recent reason to mention for recording with the great violinist Maud Powell, described Frank as “the evil of two Loessers.”

  • CT says:


  • Amos says:

    When I was a child Stubby Kaye hosted a TV program on Saturday mornings titled Shennanigans. All I remember is him singing the intro and that he was relatable to children. Belated RIP.

    • Tom Melody says:

      I remember that show as well. Only ran for two seasons, and I too just remember the opening and closing themes.

  • Elizabeth Owen says:

    They don’t make them like that anymore. Great stuff!

  • Larry says:

    A great number! The only problem with the film was casting Marlon Brando.

  • drummerman says:

    For the record, let’s identify the performer (who also appeared in the stage production): Bernard Solomon Kotzin, aka Stubby Kaye.

  • JamesM says:

    The inimitable Bernard Shalom Kotzin (Stubby Kaye). He created this role in Guys & Dolls.

  • R. Brite says:

    On stage, of course, this number brings the house down. But the film version, where it’s followed by utter silence except for the clock ticking, is brilliant.

  • e says:

    Standing ovation for this!