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Thread #37589   Message #525312
Posted By: Rick Fielding
10-Aug-01 - 05:32 PM
Thread Name: Glenn Close - Up With People
Subject: RE: Glenn Close
Ron, I remember that. They were called the "Green Glen Singers" I believe. "Up With People" was financed by Schick Razor Company and Robert Welch (of Grape juice, and The John Birch Society fame).

They were supposed to be "the answer" to all the left-wing protest folkies of the sixties. The material they sung (in my opinion) was at best laughably ludicrous, and at worst, reactionary to the max.

They were huge favourites of Fundamentalist Right wingers and one of the albums I've got has endorsements from John Wayne, Pat Boone and Walt Disney on the back.

I still play "The Colwell Brothers" singing "You Can't Live Crooked, and Think Straight" when I need a laugh. "Which way America's" pretty funny as well.

Rick