Singing about good dads and funky fathers

Jun 14, 2012

This week we honor our Dads with a kaleidoscope of music videos. Starting on the sentimental side, here’s former Mouseketeer Paul Peterson singing, without a trace of irony, scorn or contempt, a ballad called “My Dad”:

Mambo-mania fell on the US in the early 50’s and Perry Como was right there to catch it. From 1954, here’s “Papa Loves Mambo”:

James Brown may not have been the world’s greatest Dad, but he was the world’s Funkiest Father:

Another Bad Dad stars in this Temptations classic:

More early 50’s camp ‘n’ vamp from Marilyn Monroe oozing her way through “My Heart Belongs to Daddy”: