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

It don’t get much better.

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  • 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.”

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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