I was looking for a Christmas song to post but everything felt a bit tired. So I thought I’d share Thou Swell, the Rodgers and Hart song from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. This number stars June Allyson, who was always cheerful and down-to-earth, as if she’d just wandered onscreen after taking a brisk walk and maybe washing her car (she performs this buoyant number wearing flats.) Late in her career June endorsed Depends, the adult diapers, but this never seemed embarassing because June always sparkled with common sense. We could all use a little June Allyson nowadays.
December 23, 2014