April 20, 2009

Yes, A Susan Boyle Post.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:54 pm

If you haven’t heard anything about Susan Boyle, I figure you must live in a refrigerator box and have really stinky dainties, because her appearance on “Britain’s Got Talent” was the most viewed video on You Tube ever. So, for you Way-Behind-the-Curve, Stinky-Dainties Peeps, you can see the original clip of the Ugly Duckling – Ass-Kicking Singer here. (I’m directing you to LeeAnn’s site because that’s where I first saw the video and also because you should read LeeAnn’s site if you have anything even remotely resembling a sense of humor.)

When you’re done over there, come back here for a minute or two. I’m trusting you on this.

OK, now that you’ve seen the video, check out this song embedded above, which Susan Boyle recorded for a charity CD in 1999. It’s “Cry Me a River,” one of the truly great tunes.

As well as Susan Boyle sang “Cry Me a River,” (probably in one take, given that it was a charity CD), you simply must go out of your way to hear Roberta Sherwood sing it. (The song is on the linked CD, but an audio clip is not available). But dammit, laminate what I just said for your wallet.

Much like Susan Boyle, Roberta Sherwood began earnestly singing for a living at age 43. In her case, it was necessary because her husband was terminally ill and she had three sons to support. She appeared wearing a sweater and sang while smacking a bent, old cymbal with a brush to keep time.

Roberta Sherwood could tear your heart out with a song. She was probably the best Torch Singer of all time. Music to get plastered by, for sure.


  1. I have heard of her. And I live in a refrigerator. Now shut the damn door so I can get some sleep.

    Comment by Cappy — April 20, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

  2. I shall have to look for it. I’m rather ticked that Amazon doesn’t have it.

    Comment by Teresa — April 20, 2009 @ 10:26 pm

  3. You are so good for a girl’s ego, you really are. 🙂
    And isn’t she fantastic? When she started singing, I felt like I do when, to a lesser degree, I read a great book and then see the author’s picture and it’s NOTHING like what I expected based on the words.

    Comment by LeeAnn (babywolf version) — April 20, 2009 @ 10:47 pm

  4. This is my favorite version of Cry Me A River. Seriously. I love it. I can’t help it.

    Comment by dogette — April 21, 2009 @ 7:52 am

  5. I seem to remember you saying that Roberta Sherwood was “music to commit suicide to.” Another profound Hairboyism. Somebody should really compile this stuff and write it down in a book.

    Comment by Erica — April 21, 2009 @ 8:01 am

  6. Man!!!

    Comment by Sam — April 21, 2009 @ 8:47 am

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  8. Jim it is not just the most viewed Youtube video

    It’s the most viewed video in Internet History

    Comment by Dan Kauffman — April 22, 2009 @ 7:03 am

  9. ….. that lady certainly can sing….

    Comment by Eric — April 23, 2009 @ 8:59 am

  10. Wow, she is fantastic! I especially liked your wedding dance video. I got emotional with it. Thanks.
    New Jersey, huh? Where? Judy

    Comment by Judy Chapman — April 28, 2009 @ 2:40 pm

  11. I have seen the performance of Susan Boyle and it is never short of excellent. Definitely one of the best voices out there. .;

    Comment by Claire Richardson — May 6, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

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