Fabulous Friday - - "Baubles, Bangles, and Beads"
"Baubles, Bangles, and Beads" is a song from *Kismet,* and like all of the music in that show, the tune is stolen from Borodin. I listened to a little of the string quartet it was stolen from, but the song is so far removed from the source, it's not really worth sharing. Instead I'm posting the song from the MGM movie, personified onscreen by Ann Blyth, but sung by the one and only Marni Nixon:
Here's Peggy Lee doing a slinky version:
I'll close with the first person I heard do this song, Sarah Vaughan. She does it with the same approach as Peggy Lee, but with less gauze and more swing. Peggy is a kitten, Sarah is a full-grown pussycat.