Although a timeless song, I’ve long associated the Gershwin brothers’ OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY with New Years. And, like many of the great standards, this song has been oft recorded, in this case by some of the greatest singers we’ve ever had. 84 more words
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Dinah Washington, Queen of the Blues, is my first true love in terms of Jazz singing. Discovering her album, “For Those in Love”, absolutely changed my life. 418 more words
“Christine’s Tune” was one of my favorite tracks on the Flying Burrito Brothers’ album The Gilded Palace of Sin. I always called the song “Devil in Disguise.” It was a great one to get a tight, three-part harmony on, inserting steel guitar-style suspended notes wherever appropriate. 1,064 more words
It’s really sad we lost Dinah so young. Her voice was beautiful and it’s tragic we couldn’t get a few more hits from her.
Early on the morning of December 14, 1963, Washington’s seventh husband, football great Dick “Night Train” Lane, went to sleep with his wife, and awoke later to find her slumped over and not responsive. 79 more words