Monday, May 16, 2011
These Charming People (1978)
I first heard William Bolcom and Joan Morris on the ubiquitous After the Ball, a great record which turns up at the thrift store a lot. I really enjoy Bolcom's piano playing, so I pick up their records whenever I see them. Joan Morris's "theatrical" singing style is an acquired taste, one that I have acquired for the most part.
This copy of These Charming People was a thrift shop find (99¢). Side 2 is pretty crackly, but who knows if I'll ever see another copy. It is not on CD.
William Bolcom is also a composer of note. His "Graceful Ghost" is a personal favorite.
from the LP:
"Vocal duets by Gershwin, Kern, and Rogers & Hart
Till the Clouds Roll By
The Half of it, Dearie Blues
There's a Small Hotel
Posted by Kurt at 5:15 AM