Probably the most extraordinary duet you’ll hear today: Maya Angelou and Jessica Mitford sing “Right, Said Fred.”
No, not the brothers who sang “I’m Too Sexy For My Shirt,” though they did take their band’s name from that song, but the classic comic ditty made famous by comedy actor Bernard Cribbins in 1962.
Angelou and Mitford teamed up to sing “Right, Said Fred” for the charity compilation album Stranger than Fiction in 1998. The record included songs performed by Norman Mailer, Stephen King, Amy Tan, and Oscar Hijuelos, amongst others.
Angelou and Mitford were good friends who had previously appeared on stage together for “One Joyous Evening of Warmth and Spirit” in 1990.
Now get ready to hear two literary giants giving their rendition of “Right, Said Fred,” accompanied by a kazoo. Nicely!