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I Got You Babe - The Best Of Sonny & Cher

by JC Alvarez
Tuesday Mar 3, 2020
I Got You Babe - The Best Of Sonny & Cher

Simply the best! It goes without saying that when Salvatore "Sonny" Bono crossed paths with one Cherilyn "Cher" Sarkisian the fabric of popular culture would forever be changed. Their chemistry was extraordinary whether they were performing their hit pop tracks or working a comedy routine on stage; Sonny was the affectionate "punchline" to Cher's "shrewd wit." The couple redefined the variety show format mixing vaudeville acts, fashion with contemporary rock, r&b, and soul.

They lived their lives and weathered the storm of the ups and downs of their private lives while entertaining millions of television fans with their antics. Now Time-Life has collected some very rare moments from their career and presented these gems in a 5-disc DVD set. "I Got You Babe: The Best of Sonny & Cher" is a time vault of television history laid open for a new generation to experience. The 5-disc set features 10 very special and never-before-released episodes from the hilarious "The Sonny & Comedy Hour," including the rarely seen pilot.

The show always featured a variety of routines and many of the era's most prolific entertainers appeared as guest stars, including Jimmy Durante, Tony Curtis, Dinah Shore and more. Cher, of course, emerged a fashion icon as styled by Bob Mackie and his gravity-defying ensembles that were as entertaining as the diva herself. Undoubtedly Sonny was comfortable basking in the glow of Cher, who would continue to this day to prove a force in entertainment, but it's in these moments of perfection that the duo appears to most immaculate.

The set also highlights some exclusive content including interviews from Cher, the couple's appearance on "The Barbara McNair Show" and Jerry Blavat's interview which featured an impromptu performance of their signature song, and more. If only for the nostalgia of it all, this set is worth the trip down memory lane, as a reminder of sheer talent and magnetism the couple displayed. Though by today's standards the quality may appear low-def, this is still the heights of an era of television pioneered by "The Best of Sonny & Cher."

"I Got You Babe" The Best of Sonny & Cher
5-disc DVD set from TIME-LIFE
$28.94
https://timelife.com/products/i-got-you-babe-the-best-of-sonny-cher

Native New Yorker JC Alvarez is a pop-culture enthusiast and the nightlife chronicler of the club scene and its celebrity denizens from coast-to-coast. He is the on-air host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Out Loud & Live!" and is also on the panel of the local-access talk show "Talking About".


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