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August 10, 2011 11:46 AM   Subscribe

Pearl Bailey and Andy Williams (1963, from the Andy Williams Show) - Give Me the Simple Life (SLYT)
posted by beisny (12 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Fantastic. Put a smile on my face.
posted by found missing at 11:54 AM on August 10, 2011

I confess that I have never really known who Andy Williams was and have always conflated him with Paul Williams. I was hoping to see a short, weedy guy sing a duet with Pearl Bailey.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 11:56 AM on August 10, 2011

Heh. I always conflated him with Andy Gibb. Good post, thanks.

P.S. You have not lived until you've seen Pearl Bailey and the Muppets doing "My Soul is a Witness".
posted by Melismata at 12:08 PM on August 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

My brain kept reading this as "Pearl Bailey and Andy Griffith ... from the Andy Griffith Show", and I couldn't imagine the situation that would have led to the song during an episode.

It's odd to see two singers sitting down through a whole song.
posted by nomisxid at 12:27 PM on August 10, 2011

I clicked on this expecting a duet between Andy Dick and Pearl Jam.
posted by found missing at 12:28 PM on August 10, 2011 [2 favorites]

Pearlie Mae was always good for a laugh and a smile. Never got the appeal of Andy Williams.
posted by briank at 12:45 PM on August 10, 2011

"I didn't think he'd do 'Moon River,' but then -- bam! -- second encore!"
posted by entropicamericana at 1:25 PM on August 10, 2011 [2 favorites]

posted by brand-gnu at 1:53 PM on August 10, 2011

Quick -- go to Netflix and reserve the "Pearl Bailey and Carol Channing Live on Broadway" dvd. It has the best of times and the worst of times for both, and is basically a really weird slice of life that shows you how much showbiz has changed.
posted by hermitosis at 4:18 PM on August 10, 2011 [1 favorite]

I've always loved Andy Williams. I find him smooth and professional, without being overly slick or smarmy or pretentious. Don't get Pearl Bailey though - just sing, dammit, quit jabbering! (I'm off to youtube to watch Andy Williams videos now!)
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 7:15 PM on August 10, 2011

Damn, I forgot what an amazing singer Pearl Bailey is, and Andy Williams seems to give it the ol' college try (and did better than I expected).

This has sent me on a lovely YouTube rabbit hole. (Pearl Bailey + Sarah Vaughn + Ella Fitzgerald here! How did the stage not implode from such concentrated vocal virtuosity?)
posted by smirkette at 7:56 PM on August 10, 2011

Nice post... thanks..
posted by tomswift at 3:28 PM on August 12, 2011

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