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A.K.A. Doc Pomus, 2013.
Directed by Peter Miller and Will Hechter.
Paralyzed since childhood by polio Jerome Felder overcomes the crippling disease to become a renowned songwriter called Doc Pomus.
Often a song is associated with a group or solo artist but the originator of the tuneful and lyrical creation often becomes a historical footnote. Filmmakers Peter Miller and Will Hechter who collaborated together on Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (2010) have sought to rectify the oversight by casting the spotlight on the songsmith responsible for classics such as Save the Last Dance for Me, This Magic Moment, A Teenager in Love, and Viva Las Vegas.
Considering all the hardships he faced it is not surprising Jerome Felder connected with Blues music. The active child was sent away »
There are few "diva" songs more iconic that Bonnie Tyler's 1982 hit, "Total Eclipse of the Heart." Thus, all divas should sing it. One singer has managed to sing the tune in the style of 19 different divas -- all in one performance.
Comedian and singer Christine Bianco achieved this impressive feat at the 54 Below club in New York City. Apparently, she does entire concerts in which diva songs feature. After this performance, it's completely believable. Bianco doesn't just imitate the voices -- she gets some of the mannerisms too. The Celine Dion chest-bump-salute is especially entertaining.
This is obviously a woman who spends an awful lot of time listening to the divas sing.
Which divas made the cut for "Total Eclipse of the Heart"? In the order that they appear, the ladies are:
AdeleCher Judy GarlandPatti LuponeKristin ChenowethEdith PiafBette MidlerJulie AndrewsLiza MinnelliBernadette PetersAdele, again (because you can never have too »
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