Standing on the Corner Review: Four Lads

Just to ensure that I get one of the seats in a tumbrel I recommend the Frank Loesser song “Standing On the Corner” (Watching All the Girls Go By) and the version by the Four Lads recorded in 1956. Loesser wrote this for the 1956 Broadway Musical “The Most Happy Fella”. The Four Lads were an excellent close harmony Canadian-born group who found fame by backing singer Johnnie Ray. Songs like this one with its grossly offensive and sexist lyrics are reminders of a happier time(“brother you can’t go to jail for what you’re thinking”) when boys were boys and girls were girls and Elizabeth Warren, clad only in a bison skin and feather, was toddling around the dirt floor of a wigwam.

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