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Ethel Merman's disco album...yay or nay?

Decided to finally listen to this today after putting it.off because it is "so awful" . Nowhere near as bad as I expected.

by Anonymousreply 28March 31, 2024 8:09 AM

This should've been a poll.

by Anonymousreply 1November 5, 2022 9:13 PM

This is where Ethel finally got to shoot her wad.

by Anonymousreply 2November 5, 2022 9:14 PM

She was always doing something for the boys

by Anonymousreply 3November 5, 2022 9:17 PM

I was just asking for opinions, rather than a simple answer

by Anonymousreply 4November 5, 2022 9:19 PM

Before there was disco and Ethel, there was Kate Smith and The Beatles (with Cher and Tina Turner).

That slippery slope has been all greased and waiting since Sarah Bernhardt played Camille at 67 in a movie.

by Anonymousreply 5November 5, 2022 9:26 PM

So am I, R3.

by Anonymousreply 6November 5, 2022 9:27 PM

Oh, poor OP. When do your new hearing aids arrive?

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by Anonymousreply 7November 5, 2022 9:30 PM

[quote] I was just asking for opinions, rather than a simple answer

OK, you're ugly too.

by Anonymousreply 8November 5, 2022 9:32 PM

I know everyone says this about this all the time, but every song sounds exactly the same. So, if you like one, you'll like them all.

by Anonymousreply 9November 5, 2022 9:35 PM

OK, you're ugly too.

Makes two of us then, cunt.

by Anonymousreply 10November 5, 2022 9:46 PM

She's no Kate Smith...

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by Anonymousreply 11November 5, 2022 9:48 PM

It’s a camp classic, and at first it really is hilariously awful. But as stated upthread, every song has exactly the same arrangement, and listening to it start to finish can be an endurance test.

by Anonymousreply 12November 5, 2022 9:54 PM

Nope. It is barely listenable.

by Anonymousreply 13November 5, 2022 11:05 PM

Nope. It is barely listenable.

Some people seemed to have as at least three tracks have managed to go bouncy bouncy.

by Anonymousreply 14November 6, 2022 12:04 AM

It's like the Jonathan and Darlene Edwards records. You only need to listen to one track to get the idea.

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by Anonymousreply 16November 6, 2022 12:48 AM

It was no Ja'net DuBois Disco Album, OP.

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by Anonymousreply 17November 10, 2022 3:37 AM

Rediscovered this on my own, so I thought I'd recycle this thread.

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by Anonymousreply 19March 26, 2024 3:34 AM

Didn't she ride into Studio 54 on a horse? She was quite a broad.

by Anonymousreply 20March 26, 2024 3:53 AM

Ultimate co-option of disco by the heteronormative establishment. That was the time to bail and become a punk.

by Anonymousreply 21March 26, 2024 4:32 AM

Pretty much ALL disco sounded the same. It all had the same backbeat and cheesy synth. It was for dancing, not singing. Yes, Ethel's disco album is terrible -for the same reason that ALL disco albums are terrible.

by Anonymousreply 22March 26, 2024 4:38 AM

r22 There was some great innovative disco before it was co-oped.

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by Anonymousreply 23March 26, 2024 4:43 AM

R22 = ignoramus

by Anonymousreply 24March 26, 2024 4:46 AM

No, R24, just someone with a degree in music...

by Anonymousreply 25March 27, 2024 5:52 AM

My ex partner used to play it parties when people were outstaying their welcome. If that didn’t work, he played Diamanda Galas.

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by Anonymousreply 27March 31, 2024 7:36 AM

Actually, in the Cher/Tina/Kate Smith medley, Kate was good. I don't see that as a travesty, like Merman's disco album.

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