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Song Spotlight - Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered - Doris Day

I’ve been listening to a lot of the Great American Songbook lately. Originally just called Bewitched in the 1940’s production of Pal Joey, Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered is one of Rogers and Hart’s most enduring standards. 21 more words


Re-birth of an arrangement; Sketching

“Cheek to Cheek” is a tune I’ve returned to several times in my creative career. I’ve always been intrigued by the unusual extended form, and it’s a tune everyone seems to know and enjoy. 776 more words


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

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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

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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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