Saturday, January 20, 2007
Puttin' On the Ritz
This is Taco's remake of the Irving Berlin classic Puttin' On the Ritz, the Depression-era song that referred to the Roaring Twenties activity of dressing up and going out on a night on the town. (This is the censored version -- the original had characters and dancers in blackface when Gary Cooper's picture appears and during the dance routine later in the video.)
As a matter of political commentary, are we repeating (or at least rhyming) history in this regard?
Well, in any case, enjoy the video.