A correction. I had said the other day that this would be a six-part festival of the 2000 Broadway revival of The Music Man, and that there was just one more video to go. But I was wrong.
Plus a bonus. But first things first.
In the back of my mind, I thought I remembered one other video from the revival, but didn't come across it when I was putting this together. But last night it hit me -- in fact, I even remembered that I'd posted it long ago. And I found it. And even though I've had it here already, it deserves another viewing. Not only because it fits in with the festival -- but it's just simply one of the fun, most-loved songs from the show.
This is an appearance from a weekend show that CBS used to have, as a companion to its Sunday Morning program, called The Saturday Early Show. Its Rebecca Luker (sorry, "the ethereal...") along with the Hawkeye Four barbershop quartet singing..."Lida Rose / Will I Ever Tell You?"
Like I said, I don't think I'd be forgiven if I left this out.
And now the bonus, for those of you who've stuck with things here and were expecting for the festival to end tonight.
Over on Mark Evanier's site, he had a video here yesterday that was a fun interpretation of "Lida Rose/ Will I Ever Tell You?" performed by two barbershop groups. Usually it's one male quartet and a female solo singer, but there a barbershop chorus with women sing the counterpoint. This below goes to the other extreme, in a first, as far as I'm aware -- it's the barbershop quartet, Storm Front, at the Barbershop Harmony Society, performing both songs themselves. And very cleverly (and wonderfully). They throw in a bit more shtick than I think is necessary, dragging the two songs out a bit, but in the end it's all worth it.
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