Sarah Vaughn with a lovely interpretation of a great standard.
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Jacques Brel works himself up into a lather singing about the Port of Amsterdam.
Sometime in the late 1960s, Mort Shuman and Elly Stone got together a quartet of performers and created a show comprised completely of Brel’s songs, translated into English by Shuman and Eric Blau. Titled Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, it played at a little cabaret in Greenwich Village and became an unlikely hit, winning awards and playing for four years and thousands of performances in revivals.
Shuman sang this song in the original show, and was very impressive, but it was nice to run across this video of Brel himself singing it. As I remember it, the show had a cast album consisting of two LPs, which as far as I know was a first for the time.
Monday, Paul grows from being a rock to being loved like one, while Stevie does a literal double take. The amazing Ira Tucker is the soloist for the Hummingbirds.
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Betty Comden and Adolph Green wrote the lyrics, and Julie Styne the music, for the Broadway show Bells Are Ringing. Tony Bennett does a great version of the song.
And well done, listener-sponsored radio network Pacifica, which yesterday turned in a smashing record-breaking one-day fundraiser total, just in time.
Monday morning and you can’t keep your feet still. Two fingers on Django’s left guitar-picking hand were destroyed in a fire, but he still astounded audiences with his playing.
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