>Muse of the month…Rosemary Clooney

In chicksinger, jazz, Karen Michaels, pianist, rosemary clooney, singer on September 20, 2010 at 7:23 am


It has been an inspiring week of music for Dennis and I. We have been rewriting one of our shows for a private event we are doing at the end of the month.  They would like all  of the songs to be from the Great American Songbook, the 20’s through the 40’s.  Honestly, I really had no idea the amount of material and actually what songs are on that list!  Many of these songs are already favorites of mine, but some new gems are “Blame It On My Youth”, “Fly Me To The Moom” and probably my newest fave song, “White Cliffs of Dover”.  It is one of those rare songs that as soon as you hear it, you are immediately brought to the emotional place for which it was written.  Add to that, Rosemary Clooney’s rendition and it truly becomes magical.  
We have our work cut out for us to capture the true essence of the Great American Songbook.  It will definitely be a labor of love….
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