Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Seven Deadly Sins: I Feel Pretty

Little Richard: I Feel Pretty


Who among us doesn't remember the classic film West Side Story... and the scene in which Natalie Wood as Maria, the shy girl from the barrio, struts her stuff in the shop after-hours, extolling the virtues of her fine self, spurred on by her new relationship with Tony - it's a buoyant and bright example of Pride (in the name of love... :-)

The song is turned on its ear in Little Richard's campy, yet more-than-capable, cover (from a CD dedicated to, and in honor of, Leonard Bernstein) - who says Pretty has to be gender-specific?

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