Friday, April 28, 2006

The Flying Nun

One of the dopiest, but beloved shows of the 1960s was ABC's "The Flying Nun" starring Sally Field. Moving from the beach of "Gidget" to a convent, Sister Bertrille was able to fly when a gust of wind kicked up under her headgear. Based on the book by Tere Rios, the show was ridiculous, but it was so well done that you absolutely had to love it.

Colgems picked up on the popularity of the show and Field with one album of songs and a couple of singles. None really clicked, although "Felicidad" (#94, 1967) did reach the Billboard charts.

The series has just been released on DVD. The album has never been rereleased.

Here is a tune off the album, "The Louder I Sing (The Braver I Get)."

You can cringe if you want. But just think, this is Sally Field several years before Norma Rae made her an actress to reckon with. Go with it.


Blogger WaltDatedWorld said...

Ugh, the link is expired on this. All I really remember about this show is an episode with Paul Peterson Sally Field's sang some folk song that had the phase "particles of sand" in it and then he sang it as a rock number. I wish that song had been released...

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