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Monday, October 15, 2012

Great Duets, Pt. 2

A sincere thank you to all who contributed to The Master List of dynamic duos a/k/a "Great Duets, Then and Now". 

Admittedly, I wasn't explicit about which "duets" qualified for The List.  Therefore some suggestions such as Tony (Bennett) and Bill (Evans) or Gin & Tonic or Sex & The Single Girl didn't really make the cut.  

Because of a persistent glitch in the Comments section, I herewith publish, as promised, the terrific suggestions received to date.  I've also listed an additional 40 or so combinations which occurred to me this past week.
It's good to make a list! 

From Bill Crow, the fastidious bass player with impeccable credentials and a perpetually sunny disposition:

Bob (Brookmeyer) & Clark (Terry)
Jay & Kai (J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding)
Phil & Quill (Phil Woods & Paul Quinichette)
Jim & Andy's (New York musicians' once favorite bar)
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern
Tweedledum & Tweedledee
Eighteenth & Vine (KC)

Scylla & Charyibdis
    (Ed. Note: Had to look this one up):

     "Being between Scylla and Charyibdis is an idiom deriving from Greek mythology. Several other idioms, such as "on the horns of a dilemma", "between the devil and the deep blue sea", and "between a rock and a hard place" express the same meaning of "having to choose between two evils".

Damon & Pythias
Cain & Abel
Mom & Pop
Fine & Dandy
Fat & Sassy
Bert & Ernie (Muppets)
Hammacher & Schlemmer
Ike & Mike
   (Ed.Note: What about Pat & Mike, the two
    Irishmen who walk into a bar ...?)

Tommy & Jimmy (Dorsey)
Beavis & Butthead
Ren & Stimpy
The Bobbsey Twins
Chang & Eng
Joao & Astrud
Dexter & Wardell
Here are some note worthy selections from Bill Lavin:

Masters & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson
Tuck & Patti
Guns & Roses
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

Watson & Crick
     (Ed. Note: James D. Watson and Francis Crick, the two scientists who discovered the structure of DNA in 1953)

Lea & Perrins
Burns & Allen
    (Ed.Note: Appear as George & Gracie on original List)

Spahn & Sain
Magic & Bird
Ali & Frazier

My friend Ed O'Brien decided to join in the fun:

Ali & Frazier
Dempsey & Tunney
Spahn & Sain
Strunk & White
Holmes & Watson
Robinson & LaMotta
Bert & Ernie
Burton & Taylor
Ren & Stimpy
Fred & Barney
Beavis & Butthead
Redford & Newman
Rodgers & Hammerstein
Bill & Hillary
Felix & Oscar
Ruth & Gehrig
Cahn & Van Heusen
Styne & Cahn
Frank & Ava

Saddler & Pep
  (Ed. Note: Sandy Sadler and Willie Pep,
   featherweight boxers of the 1950's)

Caesar & Cleopatra
  (Ed. Note: Cleo is paired with Anthony in
    the Original List)

Caesar & Coca
Beatrice & Dante
Heathcliff & Catherine
Constance (Lady Chatterly) & Oliver
Beatrice & Benedick
  (Ed. Note: Lovers in "Much Ado About Nothing")


Irving Greines, Esq. in LA submitted these:

Beanie & Cecil
Hollywood & Vine
Adlai & Estes
Ike & Dick
Wild Bill & Jingles
Roy & Dale
Cisco Kid & Pancho
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Smith
    (Mail order catalog of the 1940’s and 1950’s)
Dick & Jane
And here are more your humble Editor:

Scott & Zelda
Rochester & Mr. Benny
Rochester & Miss Eyre
Dooney & Burke
Sonny & Cher
Baskin & Robbins
Ferdinand & Isabella
Lady Day & Prez
Steve & Eydie
Crosse & Blackwell
Laverne & Shirley
Ma & Pa Kettle
Flanders & Swann
Boris & Natasha
Smith & Dale
Chip & Dale
Buffalo Bob & Howdy Doody
Harry & David
Gable & Lombard
Liz & Nicky (Hilton)
Liz & Michael (Wilding)
Liz & Mike (Todd)
Liz & Eddie (Fisher)
Liz & Richard (Burton)
Liz & Richard (Burton)
Liz & John (R. Sen. Warner)
Liz & Larry (Fortensky)
Dean & DeLuca
Bird & Diz
Beauty & The Beast
Horace & Hilda (Rumpole)
Frankie & Johnny
Simon & Schuster
Peter & The Wolf
John & Yoko
Vic & Sade
Jack & Jill
Chase & Sanborn
Leopold & Loeb
Liggett & Myers
Benson & Hedges
Baltimore & Ohio

Hollywood & Vine
  (Submitted by anonymous)
Click "Comments" or "Post A Comment" below if you wish to submit your own famous two-somes, make a general statement or ask a question.
To all who submit comments and may be disappointed they are not visible to the whole world, the acknowledgements above are a sincere attempt to address the problem at least temporarily.  Don't be dissuaded.  SloaneView will fix this problem eventually.  It's on my "Must Do List".


Dick Vacca said...

Do we have Devil and the Deep Blue Sea yet?

capexander said...

Mapp & Lucia
Laurel and Hardy
The King and I :-)
Fred and Ginger
Frankie and Johnnie

Sloane said...

Dear Capexander ... I missed Mapp & Lucia and The King & I, but not Fred & Ginger or Frankie & Johnny! I also somehow missed Bialystock & Bloom! Thanks for writing.