Here is a great song (one of Della Reese's hits) performed by the unique Elaine Stritch.
An inimitable actress and singer with a magnetic appeal, who has combined a career in the musical theater with another in drama, films, and on television, Stritch (born in 1925) has been called caustic, sardonic, witty, tough, and much else besides. Stritch understudied Ethel Merman in Irving Berlin's hit musical "Call Me Madam", and played Merman's role of ambassador Sally Adams in the 1952-53 U.S. tour. During the remainder of the 50's, Stritch appeared on Broadway in the 1954 revival of "On Your Toes" (rendering a "drop dead" version of the interpolated "You Took Advantage of Me") and with Don Ameche and Russell Nype in "Goldilocks" (1958). In 1961, she sang "Why Do the Wrong People Travel?", among other songs, in Noël Coward's "Sail Away", and in the following year went with the show to London. Although she starred as Vera Charles in the U.S. tour of "Mame", and appeared in a U.S. television version of the legendary revue "Pins and Needles", Stritch did not appear on Broadway again until "Company" (1970), the show that gave her cult status. After reprising her role for the 1972 London production of "Company", Stritch lived in England for about 10 years, appearing in various plays, and co-starring with Donald Sinden in the top-rated television series "Two's Company". In 1985, she returned in triumph to New York for the two-performance "Follies in Concert" at Lincoln Center. In the early 90's, she was back at Lincoln Center with the original cast of "Company" for benefit concerts, made her cabaret debut at New York's Rainbow & Stars, and played the role of Parthy in the 1994 Tony Award-winning revival of "Show Boat" on Broadway. Stritch was inducted into The Theater Hall of Fame in 1995, and two years later made a rare working trip to London in order to join a host of stars celebrating Barbara Cook's 70th birthday at the Royal Albert Hall.
Enjoy her dynamic and extravagant version of this classic song!
And the angel sings