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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lee Sohn At The Place Pigalle Miami Beach

Somewhere My Love
Lee Sohn At The Place Pigalle Miami Beach
Ridge Record Corporation LP 1001

Obscure lounge artist who came to the states from Korea in 1960. Also from the back cover we learn that Sohn played The Latin Quarter in New York for 16 weeks, The Palmer House in Chicago and The Cork Club in Houston. He appeared with Harry Belafonte, Danny Thomas, Phyllis Diller and Al Hirt. He sings Yiddish, English, Korean, French, Italian and Hawaiian.

He also made appearance on The Merv Griffin Show.

19 comments:

  1. Great artist and find. I miss those days of Phyllis Diller and Merv Griffin.

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  2. I've often wondered if Lee Sohn's appearance is what drew that Korean gunman to the Place Pigalle in the 1960s. Stripper April March was on stage and the gunman, who was allegedly drunk and enraged over paying for her drinks, shot and killed a singer, injured the doorman and dancer. Quite a scandal for the times.

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  3. found this at a thrift store autograph and all !

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    1. My name is Frank , Lee Sohn is my biological father. I would love an opportunity to purchase this item as it holds great sentiment value to myself. Please reply to
      FrankoAmerican79@gmail.com

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  4. I also have the same album - also autographed - what is something like that worth I wonder?

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    1. My name is Frank. I would like to buy this from you. I am Lee Sohns biological son. Contact me @ : FrankoAmerican79@hotmail.com

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    2. I also have the same album (autographed as well), used to listen to it as a kid all the time. I thought it was quite good.

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  5. My father, Pauly Dash, was the comedian at the Pigalle. He performed there for many years.

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    1. Your father was a great entertainer. Your mother used to sit at the table by the spotlight. I remember the tragic day in your family and your mother telling me you will never be allowed to go anywhere without her....hope she changed her mind. I remember you and hopeyou have a wonderful life hun

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    2. Such a nice response Buffy. All is well and yes I have been allowed to roam freely for many years. Did some comedy recording back in the early 80's which attracted some attention. Wish I got a chance to know dad.

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  6. i also found a copy of this album just today, signed as well. are you interested in purchasing this copy as well

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  7. i also found a copy of this album just today, signed also. are you interested in purchasing it too?

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  8. I found this in a thrift store this weekend - sadly surface noise is very prevalent at the end of side two, would love to find another clean copy.

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  9. I worked at the Place Pegalle as Bambie Lee during the time of the popular Sweet Richard and Princess Kitty act from Nassau. My dance partner and I did a rough and tumble adagio, French street scene act. In opening, my partner, Christian Lamont, would fire a blank pistol and I would run up on the stage with him right behind. After our engagement, we left the Pigalle and went on tour. When we returned to the Pigalle years later we heard about the shooting of Lee Sohn. We had to cut out the firing of the gun at the beginning of the act at the request of Harry Ridge because it upset everyone so much. The Place Pigalle had many entertaining variety acts and strippers. Blaze Star was a headliner too. As I recall, she was a very nice person, had a great act telling jokes and relating to the audience then did a classy strip tease. Blaze was a very private person and knitted afgans in her dressing room just off stage left to keep busy between shows. After my show biz days, I went to college and became an engineer. Go figure.

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    1. Bambie I may have seen you one or two times. I remember Lee Sohn and Pearl Williams for sure. You see, my Dad played in the band for many years. He was the organist. Always played "I did it my way" after Mr. Sohns show.

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    2. I remember your father, and Pearl Williams omg I basically remember her full routine...Poly Dash was a riot as well. It always felt like one big family.
      Well, Lee Sohn was a great singer and a good friend until I had hisson, but no regrets. Whatever happened to Kathy Brewer the hostess and my roommate fora while do you know?

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  10. Hi Bambi. I was the agent for Bunny Yeager, who photographed Blaze Starr when she was performing here in Miami,as well as Dixie Evans(at Place Pigalle) ED

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  11. Hi I am from Norway. Looking through my late mothers LPs I found a signed copu of Lee Sohn in Miami. Fun to read the posts here about that particular record. I had no idea my mother had been there, so what year are we talking about?

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