Before 1967 in America, high culture met low culture and they liked each other very much.
This scene from Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956), with Sammy Davis, Jr., singing over, is an excellent example of skilled talent transforming what is base and common into the aesthetic and ethereal. Popular and cultured, at the same time.
Go for quality, as high as you can reach it and then go even further. This is the work of the Artist, not simply the mere regurgitation of everyday life. An inspiration, watching this.
Click on this link to watch a short video in the Warner archive: