What's All This Then

Why should I care what this guy has to say?

The correct answer is that you shouldn’t. We’re all entitled to our opinions. Develop your own. I try to be sane and rational, but that may change with the level of caffeine intake. I’m just telling my stories in the hopes they may amuse and/or inform others. And... I Confess... I'm showing off my bitchen collection a bit.


Saturday, December 12, 2015

Happy Hanukkah From Connie Francis

When you're cranking out six albums a year, the search for material to make a compelling package must be daunting.  Connie Francis came up with a solution.  Pick an ethnic group and record an album of their folk songs.

Connie Francis Sings Jewish Favorites

Here Connie Francis delights us with Jewish folk songs complete with English lyrics that have little or nothing to do with the original songs.   The blue and white outfit and lettering!  She even went so far as to include a representation of the Israeli flag on the cover - although they removed the Star of David.



What business does and Italian American teen sweetheart have singing Jewish favorites?  Well, as she explained the documentary 'Hava Nagilah,' she's 10% Jewish on her manager's side.

A must for any hipster retro Jewish wedding.  I bought this long before there were hipsters to play at mine.


Just so other groups don't feel left out, there are others.....

Connie Francis Sings Italian Favorites

Looking very Italian in front of a photo of Venice.



Connie Francis Sings Spanish and Latin American Favorites

Looking very Hispanic on the back patio of some Mexican restaurant.



My particular ethnic group remains unrepresented in the Connie Francis catalog.   Alas, there is no Connie Francis sings WASPY Bland Midwestern Favorites.