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Peel Me A Grape

Holly wrote that she had an LP of this singer. Not surprising she would love the lyrics.

Nancy Wilson sings it best, though.

What Eliza Thinks

Tony Bennett And Bill Evans Play "Waltz For Debby"

Listen to this track by powerhouse jazz-pop crooner Tony Bennett, and impressionistic ivory-tinkler Bill Evans. It’s “Waltz For Debby”, an original melody written by Evans that turned into something of a jazz standard from when it was first recorded in the mid-fifties. 770 more words


Music-versary: Barbra Streisand was born on April 24, 1942

An American national treasure and one of Brooklyn’s finest, Barbra Streisand has earned a lifetime of happy birthdays for entertaining the world through song and the silver screen. 290 more words


Trying to Get Through Spring

There are so many beautiful songs about Spring–songs that cover different aspects  of the weather, the flowers, themes of renewal, loss, and love. I think that the seasons resonate with everyone, at least everyone who lives in an area of the world where they set the schedule for planting, growing, harvest, and fallow. 

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Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month 2016 with SiriusXM!

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and SiriusXM is celebrating with specials all month long on Watercolors (Ch. 66) and Real Jazz (Ch. 67). Hear dozens of live performances and exclusive shows from traditional and contemporary jazz stars, only on SiriusXM! 1,393 more words


Music-versary: Happy birthday Doris Day!

Doris Day is many things. She’s the quintessential girl next door, Oscar nominated actress, celebrated singer, devoted animal welfare activist. She is also a legend who, as she approaches her 92nd year, is still beloved by a large, loyal fan base that grew up listening to her cheery music, watching her popular rom-com movies, and adoring the slice of sunshine that she gave to each of them. 828 more words


Happy 70th birthday, Liza Minnelli!

Few people in history have been born into the kind of Hollywood royal family that Liza Minnelli was, and gone on to become a pop culture phenomenon in their own right. 353 more words