Thursday, May 22, 2008

You Are So Rare!

The Three Haircuts
You Are So Rare to Me

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I first saw the above clip, from Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows," on some music documentary that was discussing the cultural impact of rock and roll. In it, Sid Caesar, Karl Reiner and Howard Morris do their impression of what they think rock and roll is about. I love this bit, it's a classic. When I recently found this 45 I was surprised to learn that RCA actually released the song as a single in 1955.


Hank said...

Too funny.

Jukeboxmafia said...

Actually, it's just funny enough...

Anonymous said...

This novelty piece (mocking white R&B groups such as the Crew Cuts) was quite popular, reaching the top 10 in Buffalo. It is logical to assume that if Billboard had been printing a Top 100 at this point in 1955, this song (and the actual flip "Goin' Crazy") would have been entries.