Monday, January 30, 2006

Wunderbar, wunderbar!
What a perfect night for love
Here am I, here you are
Why, it's truly wunderbar!

I've been listening to my copy of the Kenny Everett compilation The World's Worst Record Show.

One particular track, Zarah Leander's Wunderbar is so over the top that it always brings a smile to my face. (Imagine a lady with a deep voice singing to the accompaniment of musicians who sound like a cross between a Strauss waltz orchestra and a beer garden oom-pa-pah band.)

Imagine my dismay when I find, upon looking at the record label, that Wunderbar is a Cole Porter song! (I think it's from Kiss Me Kate.) Cole, how could you!?!