Saturday, January 10, 2009

Greatest Horrific Beatles Covers by a Solo Ensemble


For years, Bryce Digdug has told me about the wonders of Solo Cup baroness the lovely Dora Hall (never to be called Dora Hall but always the lovely Dora Hall). The queen bee of vanity records and vanity TV, she built shows surrounding her with legitimate guest celebrities who were definitely on the lower end of the B-list and probably being pushed out of Vegas and headed straight to Branson.

Unfortunately I'd only been able to learn of her through photos and a few online audio clips. Now, thanks to YouTubers gainsbarre13 and crystalsculpture4 that is no longer true. The above clip is one of several posted from her two "special" Imagine That and Once Upon a Tour. To me, Dora feels like the love child of Elaine Stritch and Margaret Hamilton, but she's obviously being held up as some sweet young thing making her way into show biz and adored by her fellow entertainers.

A fuller review of the wonder that was Dora is available at Dora Hall TV Heaven. Oh the horror. Oh the humanity.

(Actually I'm surprised Dora never teamed up with Little Marcy. I guess one stage could not hold two divas of such magnitude.)

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9 Comments:

At 1:55 AM, Blogger grrl+dog said...

no wonder there are no comments on this post..

who the hell is little marcy and why wasn't she assassinated

So glad she never reached Australia.

You have a very twisted blog here....

I'll be back.

 
At 9:43 AM, Blogger ArtSparker said...

I just played the two together, and while I would not call it harmony, they didn't clash with each other.

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

grrl+dog - I posted these just to warn people they are out there. I hear that Marcy married Chuckie, and they moved to Auckland. They're a good distance from you, but be wary of ships arriving from the East.

ArtSparker - That's a good idea. Maybe I should try that.

 
At 10:35 PM, Blogger WAT said...

OH MY GOD. HOW ABSOLUTELY NIGHTMARE INDUCING!

RICH LITTLE?!! EEK!

AND MARCY IS THE OMEN.

 
At 7:29 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

WAT - I think Rich Little is the spookiest of the bunch.

 
At 8:22 PM, Blogger Bryce Digdug said...

Why is Dora carrying an enormous purse on stage? Phil Harris is absolutely soused and pickled. I have the full version of this "Hey Jude" performed by Dora and her emsemble. The question is...is it worse or better than the "Across the Universe" version?

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Bryce - Good point. Nothing could be worse than ANY version of a Beatles song from "Across the Universe" unless Little Marcy did a cover.

 
At 1:10 PM, Blogger Gavin Elster said...

Oh. um I uhhh ...um.... OH.
I feel like that little grownup tomboy-girl in CONTACT when she gets transported into that computer screensaver. "Words... No words...They should have sent a poet."

 
At 2:27 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Gavin - It's one of those horrors where you drop your jaw and know that no words can fully describe it.

 

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