KICKING IT UP A NOTCH: One-time Dingaling Sisters Michelle DellaFave (left) and Lindsay Bloom (right) step lively as they perform “These Boots Are Made For Walking”, bringing crowds to their feet and coming back for more.
Being the daughter of one of the most famous entertainers of the Twentieth Century, and making her national television debut on her father’s ABC series alongside guest star Elvis Presley, no doubt helped pave the way for Nancy Sinatra‘s journey on the path toward stardom. But when she finally arrived at that destination, it wasn’t on papa Frank‘s shoulders, but on her own two feet, propelled by a little ditty composed by Lee Hazlewood called “These Boots Are Made For Walking”, which kickstarted her recording career, and in early 1966, enabled her climb to the top of the Billboard Pop Chart.
Of such long-running appeal has that trailblazing number proven to be that not only has Nancy’s original version continued to tread the cultural landscape lo these many years, but quite a few other well-known performers have managed to gain traction with it, as well, including such latter-day artists as Jewel, former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, and Jessica Simpson, who in 2005 strode her “Boots” to the No. 14 spot on the Billboard Pop Chart.
Staying in step with the current zeitgeist, while at the same time strolling down memory lane through the playlist of tunes that their audiences of Vietnam-era veterans and others long to hear, that always-on-the-go relay team of Dean Martin Show marathoners Michelle DellaFave and Lindsay Bloom tried on “These Boots Are Made For Walking” when they first formed their Blue Eyed Soul act a couple of years ago, and their fans instantly declared it a perfect fit. Their brisk rendition of the song has been kicking up a storm ever since, and was captured by a local TV station camera crew back in September, when the duo performed at an event to honor both veterans and active duty military personnel, held in Lincoln City, Oregon.
We’ll be providing a complete wrap-up of Blue Eyed Soul’s most recent activities in an upcoming report, but we thought we’d get a jump on that coverage right here and now by presenting the world premiere of the aforementioned “Boots” performance. Indeed, it makes sense in every respect, considering that Michelle and Lindsay are two gals who always seem to stay one step ahead of everyone else in everything that they do.
So take a walk with this pair, and see if you don’t agree that, like the fella once said, “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head?”
To play Michelle and Lindsay’s clip full screen, click the square button in the lower right-hand corner of the viewer: