Reference: BMCD 4103
Bar code: 8427328041034
In the mid-1950s every film studio was rushing to discover its own blonde bombshell that could be the new answer to Marilyn Monroe. 20th Century Fox took a chance on Jane Mansfield, who would turn out to be more of a star then they could have ever hoped for.
Jayne, who was credited even then with an extremely high I.Q., exaggerated the role of the dumb blonde beyond reality, with an over-stated figure to match. She created the perfect parody of the sexy dumb blonde and had enough innate intelligence to make it work. She was a popular TV guest, she had sufficient wit to feed clever lines to the nation¹s newspaper columnists and enough cleavage to make the covers of all the popular men's magazines - several of which would have been considered to be beneath the dignity of a bona fide movie star. Jayne Mansfield was a true icon of her time and she was too unique to be dismissed as just another copy of Monroe.
This album captures some of that special quality and proves the ultimate test of a good performer that you don't have to see her to enjoy her!
"This CD is titled after the 1960 film of the same name, and offers fans a recital of actress Jayne Mansfield's breathy, shimmying pop singing. The first four tracks hail from the early days of rock & roll and are the pornographic side of bubblegum music, some of the rest are from the calypso craze era of the 1950s, at least one is in German, and there are three spoken word pieces, the last of which is a half-hour tour through Mansfield's house with her narrating. Oh yeah, the set also includes "As Clouds Drift By," a song that appears on nearly every Jane Mansfield comp, and yet was never sung by her. This one is for fanatics and nostalgia freaks only."
Thom Jurek -All Music Guide