A couple of days ago, I posted here a video from the TV production of Cole Porter's classic 1936 Broadway musical, Anything Goes. It was produced for the Colgate Comedy Hour in 1954 and most notably starred Ethel Merman at her peak, re-created her famous original role. And she starred opposite Frank Sinatra in the TV production.
The show featured four songs that remain today as popular as any of Porter's -- "I Get a Kick Out of You," "Your the Top," the title number "Anything Goes, and this one, which might have been Ethel Merman's signature song from the show and perhaps my own personal favorite, not just from the musical but of anything Cole Porter wrote. "Blow, Gabriel, Blow." (Indeed, when they made the Cole Porter biography film, De-Lovely, with Kevin Kline, my guess when watching was that they'd end the movie with this song, and in a big production -- and so they did.)
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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