I've been working on a special feature here on Bradenbell.com. It took me a while to get it coordinated between the creative and legal departments. But now I'm happy to announce a new feature: Everything I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned From Showtunes. I remain convinced that the accumulated total of collective wisdom from Western Civilization is contained in the glorious songs of Musical Theatre. You can find everything you need to know in a song from a musical about life, love, even how many states there were in the Great Depression. Seriously--the answer is 48 and I learned that from "Annie." I also learned that Fiorello LaGuardia was 5 feet and two inches tall. And that's just for starters.
I maintain that there is a song from a musical for just about every possible circumstance and singing them (at least mentally) will enrich your life. And also make your neighbors wonder a little about you.
So, since musical theatre is pretty much what I've done all my life, I thought I would pass along some of the nuggets and gems to you, my beloved friends.
First up, Ella Fitzgerald singing a seasonal song from "Kiss Me Kate" by Cole Porter. I couldn't find a clip from a show I liked, so I went with the incomparable Ella isntead, even though there's nothing to watch. It's still worth it.
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