Frank Loesser at 100

America's great vernacular songwriter Frank Loesser was born 100 years ago today. To celebrate, cable tv network TCM is showing the film of his Pulitzer Prize winning musical How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, and Neptune's Daughter which features Loesser's evergreen duet "Baby It's Cold Outside" (see and hear below, I hope -- much Loesser material seems to have been removed from Amazon today, after I linked to it).  On the NPR show Fresh Air Michael Feinstein will talk about the Great Man and his lyrics + … [Read more...]