June 1, 2015

20,000 Vinyl LPs 42: Some Like It Hot ~ Marilyn Monroe sings, "I Wanna Be Loved by You"

vinyl LP album
photo of album by Styrous®


On June 1, 1926, 89 years ago today, Marilyn Monroe was born at the Los Angeles County Hospital
This album is my tribute to her birth.    



Some Like It Hot ~ soundtrack
vinyl LP album back
photo of album by Styrous®



Some Like It Hot!


Double WOW!

In the film directed by Billy Wilder, Monroe plays, Sugar "Kane" Kowalczyk, a singer who also plays a ukulele (a popular instrument in the '20's) in an all-girl band. Sugar is also a sucker for male sax players, whom she has sworn off because they have stolen her heart in the past and left her with "the fuzzy end of the lollipop".

Sugar "Kane" Kowalczyk (Marilyn Monroe
 
Joe (Tony Curtis), a sax player, and Jerry (Jack Lemmon), who plays bass, are running away from a gangster (George Raft) so they hide out in drag as Josephine and Daphne with the girl orchestra. Needless to say, the situations are hysterical!    


The action of the film takes place in the 1920's during prohibition with all the follies that came with it. Most of the music, of course, is from that era as well. The songs include: Runnin' Wild, Sugar Blues, Down Among the Sheltering Palms, By the Beautiful Sea, La Cumparsita, Sweet Sue, Just You, Sweet Georgia Brown, and, of course, the tune that defined that era, I Wanna Be Loved by You, brilliantly sung by Monroe. 

Loved by You is my favorite cut from the album/film. Her version of the song is exquisite; she has all the sex combined with innocence that only Monroe could have carried across (links below to the song on YouTube). 




I Wanna Be Loved by You was first performed in the 1928 Broadway musical, Good Boy, by Helen Kane, who became known as the 'Boop-Boop-a-Doop Girl' because of her baby-talk, scat-singing tag line to that song. It was recorded right when Kane's popularity started to reach its peak, and became her signature song.


 Helen Kane (August 4, 1904 – September 26, 1966)







However, Kane had swiped the "Boop" scat singing style from an African American performer by the name of "Baby Esther".


Esther Jones ~ photographer unknown              









In 1930, a cartoon character named Betty Boop was introduced in the animated film, Dizzy Dishes.

Betty Boop performs I Wanna Be Loved by You in the 1980s animated film The Romance of Betty Boop.     






There were some pretty hefty lawsuits flying back and forth involving the three characters and they continue even to this day! Who owns Betty Boop?     




vinyl LP label, side 1
photo of label by Styrous®





Some Like It Hot ~ soundtrack
vinyl LP label, side 2
photo of label by Styrous®




      
Tracklist:

Side 1:

A1 – Marilyn Monroe Accompanied by Matty Malneck And His Orchestra* - Runnin' Wild, written by Gibbs - Grey - Wood - 1:03
A2 – Adolph Deutsch And His Orchestra - Sugar Blues / Runnin' Wild, written by Fletcher / Gibbs - Grey - Wood, written by Williams* - 1:27
A3 – The Society Syncopators* - Down Among The Sheltering Palms, written by Olman - Brockman- 1:55
A4 – Unknown Artist - Randolph Street Rag, written by Adolph Deutsch - 1:23
A5 – Marilyn Monroe Accompanied by Matty Malneck And His Orchestra* - I Wanna Be Loved By You, written by Kolmar - Stothart - Ruby - 2:54
A6 – Adolph Deutsch And His Orchestra - Park Avenue Fantasy, written by Malneck - Signorelli - 3:27
A7 – Adolph Deutsch And His Orchestra - Down Among The Sheltering Palms / La Cumprasita - I Wanna Be Loved By You, written by Olman - Brockman / Kolmar - Stotthart - Ruby - 2:14

Side 2:

B1 – Marilyn Monroe Accompanied by Matty Malneck And His Orchestra* - I’m Through With Love, written by Kahn - Malneck - Livingston - 2:30
B2 – Adolph Deutsch And His Orchestra - Sugar Blues / Tell The Whole Darn World, written by Williams - Fletcher / Adolph Deutsch - 3:20
B3 – Unknown Artist - Play It Again Charlie, written by Adolph Deutsch - 1:46
B4 – Matty Malneck And His Orchestra* Sweet Georgia Brown, written by Bernie - Pinkard - Casey - 2:52
B5 – The Society Syncopators* - By The Beautiful Sea, written by Carroll - Atteridge - 1:18, written by Malneck - Signorelli - 2:07
B7 – Matty Malneck And His Orchestra* Some Like It Hot, written by Unknwon Artist [Uncredited] - 1:42

Credits:

    Composed By [Background Score] – Adolph Deutsch
    Design [Cover] – Stephen Haas
    Photography [Photo Series Of Marilyn Monroe] – Richard Avedon
    Recorded By – Fred Lau
    Supervised By – Matty Malneck

Notes:

Original Music From The Motion Picture Sound Track

Made in USA / Printed in USA
Barcode and Other Identifiers

    Matrix / Runout (Center Label A): U9M-1053
    Matrix / Runout (Center Label B): U9M-1054
               
Various ‎– Some Like It Hot
Label:United Artists Records ‎– UAL 4030
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono
Country: US
Released: 1959
Genre: Jazz, Stage & Screen
Style: Soundtrack, Big Band, Swing
              
                
              
        
             
Viewfinder link:        
         
Tony Curtis articles/mentions               
                
                  
      
Net links:        
         
           
                
                
                  
      
YouTube links:        
        
Marilyn Monroe ~ I Wanna Be Loved By You (film version)   Marilyn Monroe ~ I Wanna Be Loved By You (original version)    
Betty Boop (Helen Kane) ~ I Wanna Be Loved by You        
From the 1928 show Good Boy, as performed by Helen Kane YouTube         
The Romance of Betty Boop on YouTube     



Marilyn . . . 
You'll always be loved by me! 






Styrous® ~ Monday, June 1, 2015

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