Saturday, February 5, 2011

It's Scopitone Saturday - watch 'For You' now!

It's hoedown at the OGay Corral, and EVERYONE is invited.  Except for any black people.

Yes, that's right, it's time for your Saturday Scopitone, and this week is a doozy. 

'For You' comes to us - through the glittery haze of time - from a pair of class acts by the names of Freddie Bell and Roberta Linn.   Freddie, as part of early rock band Freddie Bell and the Bellboys (see what they did there) was actually the inspiration for Elvis to record his smash 'Hounddog,' after Mr. Presley saw the group play it in one of their shows.  They never really got far in their home country, but outside the US they had a few hits.  Roberta, on the other hand, is the self-proclaimed "BEST FRIEND A SONG EVER HAD," according to her website, and I think we can all agree that this statement - even just in and of itself - is AMAZING.  Other than that we really can't tell you much about her though, since she doesn't have a Wikipedia page and we can't be bothered to do any actual research.

The two united on a number of tracks, but the real highlight (citation needed) of their career was this baby right here.  It's all about cowboys giving it to each other or something.

So yeah, here's 'For You.'