Sunday, August 11, 2013
edyie gorme 1928 - 2013

I was watching an old film late last night...Friday Night, that is...and under the credits came this glorious pure voice---the unmistakable Edyie Gorme.....I thought, 'God, she was so damn good'.....!
And I thought....'I wonder how she is....we never really hear anything about her anymore....'.
Then......on Saturday.....the news announced that she had died.....
I remember her from The Tonight Show, with Steve Allen.....(Before Carson.....before Jack Paar....)
She was very young and so very very talented!
I saw her in Las Vegas.....mid-1950's...she 'opened' for the Great Great comedian, Joe E. Lewis.....
And she was fantastic! Memorable, in every way.
The video above was later......in the 1960's.....but, you get the picture.

And then there was Steve and Edyie.
Steve Lawrence, who was also on The Tonight show with Eydie---that's how they met.....He was and is incredibly talented, too.
And they made Beautiful music, together.
They worked as a team for decades.....!
They were still a team, until yesterday.
RIP dear talented Edyie Gorme....you were a very special singer----gloriously gloriously special!
You will be missed.

Here below, is a really amazing Video of a number done on The Tonight Show, in 1958.....Steve Allen wrote the song, and he is singing it, along with Steve and Edyie and Ann Southern and Dinah Shore....and is that Frank Sinatra? YES!
One long tracking shot, using one camera and they never stop moving, either......
Enjoy!
And Remember.....!




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19 Comments:
had this to say:

Oh, my LORD! You saw Vegas in the 50's?! What a lucky girl. My head is spinning. I'm jealous. Can you do a post about it? Do you take requests?

Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 4:30:00 AM PDT 

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Don't really remember Edye Gorme but do remember the name. Maybe because we didn't have a tv til I was half grown. But my grandmother had one and maybe I saw the Steve Allen show there. I sort of remember the dark rimmed glasses. :) Very nice tribute, Naomi.

Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 5:23:00 AM PDT 

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What sad news to wake up to. Steve and Edyie have always been amazing performers and wow - partners for life. Such a beautiful post and I loved seeing the clip from the Steve Allen Show.

Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 6:28:00 AM PDT 

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I always thought they were such a romantic couple and were great singers. Amazing that they were still married after all these years.
A great loss.
The video was a real memory trip. Quite a cast.

Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 2:21:00 PM PDT 

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I don't think I ever heard of her, but I played the clip, she has such a smooth voice and so much of the period.....and charisma.

Monday, August 12, 2013 at 1:39:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I remember Edye and Steve on the Tonight Show when I used to stay up late as a teenager. She was just lovely. I was so touched by his comment he released that he loved her the moment he saw her.

Monday, August 12, 2013 at 5:55:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

You've said good bye to so many people these past few years, Naomi. Much love to you.

Monday, August 12, 2013 at 10:51:00 AM PDT 

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I remember the two of them together always..one of those few "forever" marriages both for life and for careers... I can't remember when I heard of either of them last..wow. my heart goes out to Steve being alone after all those years.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 8:47:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Dear Naomi, I am sorry to hear that Eydie Gormé had died... I did not hear about Eydie for a long time...
I will see these videos, thanks for sharing!
Many hugs!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 8:53:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I remember seeing and hearing her on Johnny Carson. I always enjoyed watching good singers even though I'd rather be listening to rock and roll back then. When I saw that she had died I wondered what she had been doing in the last few decades.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 8:47:00 PM PDT 

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I was very sad when I heard this -- seemed like she was on all the variety shows I watched and we had some of her records, back in the day of records. Indeed, she and Steve were a great pair!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 4:09:00 PM PDT 

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I've only heard of her and I'm sorry to hear she passed away recently. She did have a beautiful voice (love the first video) and the second video is so fun and full of incredible talent. It's wonderful to be able to search the internet for all the greats and hear their voices with a few clicks of the keyboard. Thanks for sharing, my friend, and happy Wednesday!

PS - I haven't forgotten about my offering to photograph your backyard...if I can locate it next time I sketch on a Wed night again.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 4:30:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I remember how truly HAPPY they always seemed together, a rare pair. That tribute, wow, I had forgotten what a great singer Dinah Shore was! R I P Another classic.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 6:47:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

A very nice tribute!

Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 7:19:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

What a great voice. Another sad loss.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 11:55:00 PM PDT 

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I remember her with fondness also from another era. So much is passing

Friday, August 16, 2013 at 10:57:00 AM PDT 

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What a great voice - so clear and true -no frills and furbelows and weren't the dresses great?
I'm speechless with admiration at the group's co-ordination. Singing and walking backwards? Amazing!

Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 1:37:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm old enough to remember her, and to have watched many of those shows. We laugh at the "old days" sometimes, but there was marvelous entertainment then. I still remember so many of the songs, and the thrill of getting our first "stereo" and beginning to collect LPs of our favorites. Such a wonderful post!

Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 12:31:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

My mother liked to play a record where Ms Gormet sang in Spanish on. She told us- listen- when you sing- no accent.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:27:00 PM PDT 

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