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".