Friday, November 30, 2007

Thoughtful Fifties Music

For some strange reason I'm in a '50s kind of mood at the moment, so I thought I'd share a few favorites of mine from the era. They all have a kind of pensiveness about them; one's peppy and two are slow.

This is Clyde McPhatter, the first of the many great Drifters vocalists, on his solo hit "A Lover's Question." Not a high-octane video, but that audio's wonderful.



Here are the Flamingos doing a lip-synch to "I Only Have Eyes For You." It looks like they're doing it a good fifteen years after the fact.



Finally, here's the scene from Badlands, the wonderful debut picture of Terrence Malick's, where Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek are on the run from the law, drifting apart, and they hear Nat King Cole's "A Blossom Fell," and it lets them be close one last time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Pat-

Tricia from Colby! How are you? Just thought I would drop you a note to say "hey"

cool blog.

-Tricia