PLAYLIST FOR “BROADWAY VS JAZZ, THE VOCAL SMACK-DOWN” (1.26.13)

27 Jan

I know it wasn’t really a fair competition, not when jazz (-inflected) singers can change characters with every song they sing, and look for  colors of melody and nuance of lyric to emphasize or embellish; while Broadway singers have to stay in character, become a part of a story, and yet still button an emotional moment. But this was a great excuse to listen to some of my favorite singers push the boundaries of their comfort zones. 

 SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE  /  Victoria Clark  /  “15 Seconds of Grace”
  • BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM  /  Tony Bennett  /  “For Once In My Life”
  • LET YOURSELF GO  /  Kristin Chenoweth  /  “Let Yourself Go”
  • MAYBE  /  Steven Pasquale  /  “Somethin’ Like Love”
  • ALL THE WAY  /  Kelli O’Hara  /  “Wonder In The World”
  • THIS NEARLY WAS MINE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “The Concert Sinatra”
  • IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS  /  Barbra Streisand  /  “Love Is The Answer”
  • AIN’T WE GOT FUN  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Dick Van Dyke  /  “Jazz Blues Vol. 1
  • STICK AROUND  /  Sammy Davis  /  “Golden Boy – Original Cast Recording”
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE  /  Nancy Wilson  /  “Color And Light”
  • DID I EVER REALLY LIVE?  /  Joe Williams  /  “One More For My Baby”
  • BUT NOT FOR ME  /  Tom Wopat  /  “Consider It Swung”
  • LOST IN THE STARS  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Listen”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

 

 

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