Monday, May 16, 2011

These Charming People (1978)

RCA ARL1-2491

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
Joan Morris
Max Morath
William Bolcom"

Till the Clouds Roll By

The Half of it, Dearie Blues

There's a Small Hotel


  1. Hi! just discovered your site, great stuff, thank you for sharing. One of my favorite William Bolcom pieces is Through Eden's Gates as played by Max Morath on one of his Vanguard recordings.

  2. I haven't heard that one. I'll look for it. Thanks for coming by.