Saturday, July 21, 2007

natal felicitations

Today is the birthday of the great jazz singer, Helen Merrill. Probably a national holiday in Japan where she reigns as just this side of goddess. In honor of the occasion, here's an audio clip from what might conceivably be her only network appearance on U.S. TV. She sings "Remembering You," the theme from "All in the Family." She's accompanied by its composer, Roger Kellaway. No surprise, it was a turn on the long-running panel show of that great old hipster, Mervvvvv. Speaking of which, hope he gets well soon. Worst case scenario, I'll miss all those refreshing pop-ins of his on all those otherwise tarsome nitely infotainment (did I just write that?) entries like Excess Hollywood.

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