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We all make some bad decisions in life. I hear some folks confess fear that something stupid they did way back when will end up on YouTube. It will. It’s true. But know what? So what. If it is true about The Beatles, it will also be true about today’s pop stars, and just as no one cares about those mistakes, you shouldn’t care about your mistakes. We should learn to live like clowns. Why so serious?
Which is a long way of saying why I was so excited when @jonarcher tipped me to this tidbit of the Fab Four trying their hand at Willie The Shake.
Last month my ten year old son developed a sudden interest in scat singing courtesy of Scatman John. I wasn’t going to let him hold his claim that Scatman John was the greatest EVER. I trotted out Cab Calloway and Ella Fitzgerald. Minnie The Moocher scored well, but it was this clip of Ella in her later years that did it for me. As I approach 50, those that know how to hold their cool get extra points.
Got to hand it to Scatman though. He prompted a nice bit of the evening. Scat singing didn’t enter my consciousness until college I think.Tweet