:: Hot Diggity ::
:: The Man With The Golden Arm ::
Having recently been borderline obsessed with Perry Como's pop nugget "Hot Diggity," I was happy to find this in my pile of recent purchases. Sometimes my record buying isn't so different from a drinking binge, and I don't piece together what I actually did until much later.
No idea who Vic Corwin and his Orchestra were, nor do I have any clue who Jack Richards, the vocalist on Hot Diggity, was. I don't even know what year this came out, but I am guessing the early 50's. This Hot Diggity is pretty damn close to the original, but delivered at a little more leisurely pace. The version of The Man With The Golden Arm on the flip side is cold jazz swingin'. Perfect music to send you careening into your weekend, where you might do as I do if I'm lucky -- binge drink and record shop.