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Helen O'Connell: Those Cool and LIM-PID...Green Eyes!

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Anyone else want to stand up for Helen O'Connell?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPz-jIFr2tM
Updated On: 8/26/07 at 07:11 PM
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re: Those Cool and LIM-PID...Green Eyes!#2
Posted: 8/26/07 at 7:16pm
She looks so prim and pretty, waiting out Bob Eberle's dull first vocal chorus.

Then Jimmy Dorsey leads the band in a rocking chorus.

And then the band retards, the spotlight picks her up and it's like honey in a microphone.

No one says the word "divi-i-i-ne" with as many syllables--and you will never hear the word "limpid" the same way again.

The singer: Helen O'Connell.
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re: Those Cool and LIM-PID...Green Eyes!#2
Posted: 8/26/07 at 7:32pm
I thought this was going to be about the Incredible Mr. Limpid.
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re: Those Cool and LIM-PID...Green Eyes!#3
Posted: 8/26/07 at 7:33pm
Go away, kid. Ya bother me.
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re: Those Cool and LIM-PID...Green Eyes!#4
Posted: 8/26/07 at 7:49pm
I wish I were a fish! LOL
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re: Those Cool and LIM-PID...Green Eyes!#5
Posted: 8/26/07 at 9:15pm
I love that era- I love the Big Bands with their rotating vocalists!

Have you seen the film PJ? Who's the old codger giving Bob the twice over just beofre Dorsey's solo? Do they hook up? Is this Pre-code?
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The old codger is Jimmy Dorsey's more famous brother Tommy Dorsey.
Updated On: 8/26/07 at 09:35 PM
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Wow, YouTube is down this morning!

I had the pleasure of seeing Miss O'Connell live in a terrific stage show called "4 Girls 4" with Helen, Rosemary Clooney, Rose Marie and Margaret Whiting.

They each came out and did their own "act," and then they all came out and sang several numbers together. It was a fantastic evening, and the "gals" were sensational.
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best12, did Rose Marie wear her bow?
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She ALWAYS smelled like OLD shoes to me!
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blueroses---You KNOW she did. It was her trademark!

My group of friends who went to see it called her "Bow Marie."

I actually did the stage door thing back then and got their autographs. I have a nice signed photo of the four of them together.
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I saw that show, too. O'Connell sang "Green Eyes", even better than she did originally, imo.