Friday, March 12, 2010
The Best of The World of Wonder: Sing It Oli-ver!
Although usually lumped in with other so-called "Golden Throats" like William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, the late Eddie Albert had an extensive musical theatre background, including the original Broadway production of The Boys From Syracuse and taking over from Robert Preston in The Music Man. Still, it seems slightly incongruous that the star of Green Acres would get hip with the young crowd by covering Bob Dylan (Don't Think Twice It's Alright and, of course, Blowin' in the Wind), Simon and Garfunkel (Homeward Bound) and Gordon Lightfoot (For Lovin' Me) in his familiar avuncular manner. Just to be on the safe side, they include a new version of the Green Acres theme, lest anyone be disappointed. Of course the album I'm talking about is 1966's "The Eddie Albert Album". I was lucky enough to find a mint, unopened copy of this at an antique store for the amazing price of $1.00! I share my find with you now!
The Eddie Albert Album