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Ella Fitzgerald -- Moonlight Serenade

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!

Love thy Neighbour

Fresh from the Sweden’s victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, we saw another opportunity to look at media misinformation.  It was back in 2000 that Sir Terry Wogan reported his opinion that the voting in the competition was politically motivated and he has continually repeated this… 81 more words

Media Truths

Six Versions of "My Man" - From Fanny Brice to Glee, Ballad to Broadway

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

Great American Songbook

Pop Song of the Month: May

On  May 10th of 1980, Bob Seger’s song, “Against the Wind” hit the radio waves.  It maintained the #5 spot for eleven weeks in a row.  91 more words

Staff Picks

weekend feast: one bob dylan, one birthday, one meat ball (+ recipe)

“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

Poetry Friday

Groovy Quote of the Day (Jimi Hendrix)

Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942 – died on September 18, 1970) , he was a american guitarist, singer and song writer, Even thought his mainstream career only spanned for four years. 32 more words