Jam Tomorrow, Jam Yesterday. Or hollering "RASPBERRIES" in Thoroughly Modern Millie. But it may surprise you to find out that Channing in fact was best known as a Broadway Star! And if that surprises you, you might also be surprised to find out that Sarah Palin is a dumb bitch. Carol has been many things in her life, an honorary lesbian, a Jerry's Girl, and part African American. Carol Channing is a weird ass national treasure and I heart her more than words.
I gasped audibly when I came across Carol Channing Entertains at Bleeker Street Records for $9.99, I snatched her up but quick. Her voice is usually akin to that of a bullfrog, but I think she sounds vocally amazing. While still doing that Carol Channing "thing" she manages to sing well on this album. My favorite track is Elegance from Hello Dolly ( a song she did not sing in the show).
I love that final note which isn't exactly a high C, but she hits it with gusto and full vibrato. Now I consider that to be a "Not As Channing" selection cause it's not sung as much in that fucked up Carol style. So I have to include a true Channing song as well.
It's called I'll Die Happy, and at 90 years old (on January 31st) I'd say she's got at least 10 more years in her, if not 20 before she even has to think about that.
The Show Girl was really just a showcase for Channing to do what she does. Thanks to Don and Mark for this glorious Christmas present...in short its's amazing. I love this album art a lot.
So Happy Birthday Carol Channing, you are one amazing broad.