Cocktails for Two

“Cocktails for Two” is a song that was popular in the 30’s; this version is from its introduction in Murder at the Vanities, a 1934 film, sung by Carl Brisson:

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Spike Jones

Spike Jones, however, had a lot more fun with this song; here are two versions, the first from a nightclub performance, the second a theatrical short. Both feature the vocalizations of “glugmaster” Carl Grayson, an extremely talented but tragic performer. Grayson’s writeup refers to “Hawaiian War Chant,” the last piece Jones did with Grayson’s participation[1] – you can hear it here, with the “glugging” beginning around 1’12”.)

Grayson

Carl Grayson

The Old Wolf has spoken.


[1]With the exception of some later guest appearances and recordings of “Morpheus” and “Carmen.”

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