Friday, April 17, 2009
Life Imitates Art
In the 1956 Film The Girl Can't Help It, Edmond O'Brien plays a Gangster named Marty "Fatso" Murdock, who wrote a bunch of songs when he was in prison. The subplot of the film has to do with getting his songs performed and recorded.
And now we hear about a song Al Capone wrote while he was in prison. Here is a case where the song writer will get top billing. One person on the television news suggested that if Al Capone kept doing this that maybe he could have been the next Frank Sinatra. (I think she was trying to make a joke.)
There is news of a recording coming out soon.