Who better than a double O-gal to kick off my O-girl post (which features two versions of the same song, as OLGA is the only old song I know with a girl’s name starting with O):

Version #1 is the original recording of the song by its composer, jazz legend Joe “King” Oliver (mentor of Louis Armstrong):

#2, different version, same beautiful Olga song:

Extra added attraction: the song on which I based the title of this post….




7 comments on “Olga, YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL

  1. tref says:

    King Oliver’s is perfection.

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  2. Don Frankel says:

    In racking my brain for songs with ladies with the letter O, I wondered if there was a song about Olive Oil. I couldn’t find it. You did. And one thing about Popeye. There’s Popeye, Olive Oil, the baby Sweet Pea and Bluto but no one is married. So who’s the Father?

    I loved the King Oliver too.

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  3. mistermuse says:

    Don, your question led me to check out the history of Olive Oyl and Popeye. I was surprised to learn that Olive Oyl was created ten years before Popeye (1919/1929). The creator of all of the characters you mentioned was cartoonist E. C. Segar, so you could say he was the father. Even though they were ‘born’ decades ago, I say give that man a Segar!

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  4. Don Frankel says:


    “And now we know the rest of the story.”

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  5. markscheel1 says:


    Well, not song titles, but I do know personally a beautiful lady who has made her mark in music (and attends a church I sometimes visit) whose name begins with an “O.” Oleta Adams, the spiritual/jazz singer. And she’s been around awhile, but looking at her, you’d never know it! She just won some black music lifetime award. So there you go.


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  6. mistermuse says:

    I like the name — “Oleta” has a certain ring to it, not unlike that of Oveta Culp Hobby, the first female HEW Secretary under Eisenhower in the 1950s (I’m really dating myself by remembering her, but unusual first names stood out in those days).


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