Monday, February 16, 2009

Perry Como's back catalogue

A couple of years ago I discovered Coyle and Sharpe - two amazingly funny guys who did street prank comedy on San Francisco radio in the early sixties. Mal Sharpe read my blog, somehow, and kindly sent me a set of their recordings.

I hadn't listened to the discs straight through for a while, but yesterday I did, and paid more attention to the bits of 60s radio ads and programming that are sprinkled through the comedy segments. One of the songs back-announced was Keep It Gay by Perry Como. I suppose this was before the phrase "lighten up" was coined, and that was all he was asking us to do. Dear old Pezza.

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