Thanks to Alberto Lancia — of Facebook — for bringing this gem to our attention. How remarkable to see this, nearly sixty years later — with Gordon Jenkins having the time of his life behind Louis.
Yes, you can point out all the negatives: that the BOPPENPOOF SONG was divisive (Lee Konitz said it turned him away from Louis for years. More’s the pity.) You can say that Eddie Fisher was a minor talent.
But the fact remains that the deep good humor in this medley is like the sun chasing the darkness.
May your happiness increase.