Louis Armstrong also performed the song together with Barbra Streisand in the popular film Hello, Dolly! Frank Sinatra's rendition of the song, recorded with the Count Basie Orchestra, features new lyrics, improvised by Sinatra, which pay tribute to Louis Armstrong. Lyndon B. Johnson used the tune, rechristened "Hello, Lyndon! This version of the song was performed by Carol Channing at that year's Democratic National Convention , and a recording was made by Ed Ames for distribution at the convention.
Carol, in this parody segment, serenades Sammy telling him just how much she loves and adores him while Sammy coils himself around Carol's arms. They are soon joined by 4 giant swaying letter S's wearing top hats.
Carol ends the song by telling Sammy just how much she'd miss him and the way he hisses if they ever parted. Add Genre. Add Styles. Add Moods. Add Themes. The Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! It told the story of a turn-of-the-century widow matchmaker in New York who ends up matching herself to one of her clients.
The score was written by year-old Jerry Herman; it was his second Broadway show, following 's successful Milk and Honey. The setting allowed the composer to write songs with the flavor of s Tin Pan Alley and a Dixieland feel. Among these was the title tune, which came at that point in the second act of the show when the main character, Dolly Levi, originally played by Carol Channing, returns to the Harmonia Gardens, an expensive New York restaurant she has not been to since the death of her husband.
She greets the waiters warmly among them, one named Louie , then they reply as a chorus. At the end of , year-old Louis Armstrong remained the jazz legend he had been for most of his life, but he had been out of the limelight for some time. Jazz had veered away from popular music in the late '40s, and it had veered away from Armstrong's style of playing in the '50s.
He continued to tour regularly and to record occasionally, but he appeared to be in the twilight of his career. In December , at the behest of his manager, Armstrong made a demonstration recording of "Hello, Dolly! Hello, Dolly! The same month, Kapp Records released Armstrong's publishing demo as a commercial single. With its banjo introduction and Armstrong's inimitable interpretation "This is Louis, Dolly," he sang, using, as he always did, the formal version of his first name , and backed by the success of the show which, of course, it also promoted , the record became a hit; by May, it was number one.
Meanwhile, an original Broadway cast album of Hello, Dolly! Even more successful, however, was Armstrong's own Hello, Dolly! LP, as Kapp Records hastily put him in the studio to record a bunch of songs to fill up a 12" album and it, too, topped the charts. As a result of all this attention, "Hello, Dolly! The success of "Hello, Dolly! Songwriter Mack David heard a similarity to the melody of his own composition, "Sunflower," which had been a chart hit for six different artists 15 years earlier, most successfully Russ Morgan, and become the state song of Kansas -- the tunes are not exactly the same, but you can certainly sing "You're my sunflower" to the refrain of "Well, hello, Dolly.
But Herman still made out well: Hello, Dolly! Then, on November 12, , an all-black cast began performing Hello, Dolly! A second cast album featuring this cast was recorded. Eventually, even Ethel Merman turned up on Broadway in the role. In , a movie version of Hello, Dolly! Louis Armstrong guest starred in the film, dueting with Streisand on what had become a late-career signature song for him.
Both Channing and Bailey starred in Broadway revivals in the '70s, and Channing appeared in yet another Broadway revival in the s. Of course, it succeeded as a novelty because it was really a throwback, a pastiche of early 20th century styles.
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Side three 1. Side four 1. Ongeldige aanvraag. Stuur mij een kopie. Uw aanvraag is verzonden! Stel een vraag over dit product. Quick View. A matchmaker named Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire," Horace Vandergelder.
While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City. In New York, she fixes Vandergelder's clerks up with the woman Vandergelder had been courting, and her shop assistant Dolly has designs of her own on Mr. Vandergelder, you see. The miscasting of Barbra Streisand is an interesting topic of discussion regarding this movie.
She's way too young, as everyone else has said; despite slight changes to the script and giving everyone the benefit of the doubt, it's silly to think that a woman in her mid twenties would have built up both the social contacts and worldly sangfroid that the character possesses. That said, however, she does about as well as anyone could ask playing a role she was 3 decades too young for.
The animosity between Barbra and Walter Matthau is another problem--they have no chemistry together whatsoever. While his annoyance with her at the beginning is believable, the turnabout at the end comes across completely false. Fortunately, the movie has many other charms to make up for that central problem. The "Dancing" and "Elegance" numbers and the dinner scene at the Harmonia Gardens are worth the price of admission alone.
Barbra plays better with the rest of the cast too; she's more believable as a "woman of the world" when she's with the younger cast members. The production design is wonderful as well.
While the movie was outrageously expensive for its time, just about every dollar is visible on screen. The claustrophobic musicals they've made since the Seventies really look deficient when compared to the wide-open dance scenes and crowd shots in classic musicals like this one. All in all, Hello, Dolly has much to offer. It's not the best musical ever made by a long shot, but it's undeniably fun to watch. It would be fun to see Barbra play the role now that she's a more appropriate age for it.
Unfortunately, she doesn't do musicals anymore. Maybe Tyne Daly would take the part. Liner notes dated September Archived from the original on December 18, Retrieved April 16, Martin's Griffin. The New York Times.
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Wallflower Press. Retrieved August 26, Retrieved December 27, British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved November 23, Retrieved August 13,Directed by Gene Kelly. With Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Marianne McAndrew. Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder, convincing his niece, his niece's intended, and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way/10(13).