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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Bert Lahr's Vocal Heirs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOCNY9pJ850

Play the You Tube clip above with your eyes closed. Which popular singers from the last sixty years would you say were heavily influenced by the Cowardly Lion's vocal style?

My top three candidates are Johnny Mathis, Robin Gibb from the Bee Gees and Aaron Neville. Don't believe me? Listen carefully to the three clips directly below.

https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=johnny+mathis+chances+are#id=1&vid=b2eee68afa2ccc8f86e96c665d1dd90e&action=click

https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=bee+gees+how+can+you+mend+a+broken+heart#id=0&vid=e63b4ad0a88aff73155efdf0804f0756&action=click

https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=tell+it+like+it+is+aaron+neville#id=0&vid=84e75e1d0be93dfa3394e152c967e384&action=click


I had a dream in which these guys were all featured in a musical entitled Vibratos Gone Amok. Admit it: Wouldn't any of the three be perfect warbling If I Were King of the Forest? 

2 comments:

  1. I can't think of any....but that is hysterical!

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    1. Unknown; Thanks for the comment. I humbly submit this is a matter that is definitely worth more thought.

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