Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
Sad to hear today of the death of Blossom Dearie, whose work I have admired for years. She was still working in her late seventies in a New York club. A very evocative voice, by no means technically brilliant, but somehow appropriate for the songs she chose- and her piano accompaniment was always brilliantly judged. Here, someone has put on Youtube her version of the fine Michael Barr song "Try Your Wings" with lyrics by Dion McGregor, from her Verve album of 1957 (and my favourite) "Give Him The Oo-La-La" Its visual accompaniment is from Breakfast at Tiffany's, one of my favourite films, with the peerless Audrey Hepburn.