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MISS OTIS REGRETS - Ella Fitzgerald

If I had been aware of this song, and I probably was, I don’t remember being really aware of it until I heard it in a really odd setting: some guy  – sorry, no idea of his name – who ‘opened’ for Ralph McTell at a concert in the 1980s (St David’s Hall, Cardiff) included this song in his small set.  647 more words

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Why Sutton Foster is Resume Goals

Two Tony Awards? Check.

Dance moves better than yours? Check.

A proven record on television? Check.

Well, there’s no doubt about it- Ms. Sutton Lenore Foster has the resume that every performer wants. 387 more words

Young Lions Roar in Sacramento

Never underestimate those local high school jazz programs. They often lead to scorching musical careers.

Devan Kortan (second from left in top photo) is one of those fortunate young people to come up through a local jazz program in the Sacramento school system that paired up-and-comers with the coolest mentors, then gave them the chance to get out and be heard. 843 more words

Obscure but Worthy: Looking at Revivable Songs, “Early Autumn”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout

For the third entry in this “Obscure but Worthy” song series I present “Early Autumn” which is, thanks to the Stan Getz memorable recording, perhaps not too obscure among jazz fans. 424 more words


Keeping the GAS (Great American Songbook) Flame Burning: “I Hadn’t Anyone Till You”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout


A piano bar (not many of those anymore), a few booths and some concealing drapes between plaster pillars with a big white piano in the center. 624 more words

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100 Jahre Jazz werden 2017 gefeiert. Und das passt gut zu Ella Fitzgerald die am 25. April 100 Jahre alt geworden wäre. Ein Naturtalent und eine Jahrhundertstimme die nachfolgende Generationen beeinflusst hatte. 576 more words


They Can't Take That Away From Me

The classic song is performed by Tom Balistreri.