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Obscure but Worthy: Looking at Revivable Songs, “My Resistance Is Low”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout


What is an overlooked but delightful song? Well, it is one that is inexplicably ignored, one that is eminently revivable but, for whatever reason, is seldom performed and rarely encountered. 652 more words

Roger Crane

"You Couldn't Be Cuter" - Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields

I like to sing to my cat. I’m not sure she appreciates it; she usually just stares at me with her big eyes. But I keep singing, because I can’t help it. 337 more words


GIG! @ Cornelia Street Cafe 23may2016 - Cabaret Classique: That Old Devil Moonglow at the Exquisite Hour

Cabaret Classique: That Old Devil Moonglow at the Exquisite Hour

Performance Monday, May 23rd, 2016; 8:45pm (doors open at 8:30pm) 

LOCATION: Cornelia Street Cafe – 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, NYC  10014 – 212-989-9319… 1,718 more words


Keeping the GAS (Great American Songbook) Flame Burning: “Skylark”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout

Jazz players have an expression “too hip for the room,” meaning the music is too good to be commercial. 518 more words

Johnny Mercer

Easter Parade (1948)

Periodically, I need to watch a musical, especially one with dance in it. Listening to those taps, feeling the thrill of movement and rhythm, walking around the house singing loudly – it like coming awake after hibernation. 1,007 more words



Yip Harburg: “Words make you think thoughts. Music makes you feel a feeling. But a song can make you feel a thought.”

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Christine Fagan, Steve Berndt delve into the lost art of vocalese

For years, Ottawa jazz singer Steve Berndt has been crooning in the classic style of Tony Bennett or Frank Sinatra. But with the encouragement of fellow singer Christine Fagan, this Saturday he’ll delve for the first time into the lost jazz-singing art of vocalese. 897 more words

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