Tuesday, March 22, 2005

A Short Post

My knowledge of the late Bobby Short and his work is rather limited, but The Bobby Short Saloon will tell you everything you need to know.

The Short recording that sticks in my mind the most is on one of Ben Bagley's "Revisited" albums (he was a regular contributor to those, since he shared Bagley's enthusiasm for the lesser-known songs of the great American songwriters), where he did a duet with Barbara Cook on a rare Jerome Kern song, "The Blue Danube Blues," consisting of a jazzy main melody (Short) sung in counterpoint with the melody of "The Blue Danube" (Cook).

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