I had so much fun looking for “Eli’s Comin'” videos that I went YouTube surfing for other Laura covers and came up with this gem from Liza Minelli. Could the choreography be kookier, the outfits groovier, or the backup dancers gayer? Love the Japanese subtitles, too.
Couldn’t find a video of Frank Sinatra doing “Sweet Blindness” with The Fifth Dimension (I’ve seen it on a rented video)–but how about the Yale Redhot & Blue doing their very WASPy version?
Here’s Laura’s own downbeat rendition from the Bottom Line in 1978, illustrated by a gorgeous, voluptuous photo from I’m-not-sure-when. And finally, back to the source–the irresistibly happy and inebriated original from 1968.