I’ve always liked Ella Fitzgerald. I have two CDs of her “American Songbook” collection, but I haven’t played them in a while. A friend posted the following YouTube video recently–her version of “Moonlight Serenade.” I have only heard instrumental versions of the song before now. Enjoy!
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I am fascinated by the different ways people can interpret the same song. Last week, I wrote a post about Billie Holiday and how I came to appreciate her and how the song that helped me to appreciate her was”My Man.” While I was looking up Billie Holiday’s many versions of the song on youtube, I came across several other versions and it was interesting to trace the evolution of the song: ballad, jazz, Broadway; from storytelling to an emotional display. 733 more words
“I think of myself as a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I’ll die like a poet.” (Bob Dylan) 1,832 more words
American vernacular music manuscripts, ca. 1730–1910 is a free online resource supported by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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