The song of the day for Sunday, July 15, 2018 is “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.” About This Song “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, was one of the hit songs from the 1940 musical Pal Joey, where it was introduced by Vivienne Segal. Notable recordings are by Benny Goodman, Mel […]
Quote of the Day
Hooking up with Ralph [Sharon] was one of the best career moves I’ve ever made. No one understands me more than he does, and we’ve become as close as brothers. Ralph is my idea of the perfect accompanist. He’s a beautiful musician, and even more than most great players, he really knows how to perform with a singer or a soloist. He doesn’t show off like a lot of other guys, playing lots of extra notes or fancy runs. After all, it’s the emotion behind the music that’s important. It takes a special person to support a performer and make him look good. I like to communicate the song simply by telling the story. Count Basie played that way, and that’s why what he did worked so well. Ralph has that same gift.
The song of the day for Saturday, July 14, 2018 is “When In Rome.” About This Song “When In Rome” was written in 1964 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh. In the year 2000, part of his 70th birthday celebration at the Library of Congress, Stephen Sondheim chose a list of ‘Songs I Wish I […]
It went to 97 here in Portland yesterday and will be staying hot and sunny for a while. Well, Cole Porter and Ella Fitzgerald have something to say about that. It seems that it’s too darn hot.
The song of the day for Thursday, July 13, 2018 is “They Didn’t Believe Me.” About This Song Today’s song, “They Didn’t Believe Me,” was written in 1914 by Jerome Kern, with lyrics by Herbert Reynolds. First introduced in the 1914 musical The Girl from Utah it was one of five numbers added to the […]