Saturday, January 15, 2011

It's Scopitone Saturday - watch Jody Miller be the real 'Queen Of The House'

It's Scopitone Saturday!
It's once again that time, ScopiSubjects.  This week's installment of our namesake post is a doozy, too, so get your Dramamine out because it's going to be a Technicolor orgy of PURE CLASS up in here in a second.

First some boring history bullcrap:  Jody Miller was a kind of mid-table country singer back in the 1960's and 1970's, with a few top ten country hits and a couple mainstream top 40 singles.  At the beginning of her mediocre journey through semi-fame, though, things were looking up when she released 'Queen Of The House,' an "answer record" to Roger Miller's smash 'King Of The Road.'  The song made it to number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and remains Miss Miller's signature tune. 

Now the interesting stuff:  Jody's version of 'House' gave us far more than just a track for aging drag queens in the south to mouth along to in between bourbon shots.  The tune also spawned Jody's first Scopitone, an ABSOLUTE GEM of a clip.  It really has just about everything you'd want in a video - dancing milkmen, girls in bikinis frying things, and an AquaNet budget more than the GDP of most developed nations.