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Subject: Re: Nina Stemme / Mildred Bailey / Liza Elliott
From: Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:32:42 -0400
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I love Mildred Bailey--she is remembered far too little these days. Aside from her own immense talents, she helped Bing Crosby get his start--his early musical partner, Al Rinker, was Mildred's brother. 

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From: Discussion of opera and related issues [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of RAYMOND GOUIN
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2017 11:23 PM
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Subject: Re: Nina Stemme / Mildred Bailey / Liza Elliott

Having started in music as a drummer with a jazz background, Mildred Bailey has always been one of my favorites and "Georgia on My Mind" one of her best.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH0PYQriMBk


Cheers.

Ray

aka Bix (my band name)

> 
>     On August 11, 2017 at 6:24 PM Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>     Opera singers doing pop music has always been Risky Business. Despite all
>     subsequent attempts I still think no classically trained voice straddled
>     both worlds quite as successfully as did Eileen Farrell, and perhaps
>     Dorothy Kirsten as well.
> 
>     And then, strolling through “Youtube” versions of Kurt Weil’s “Saga of
>     Jenny” I found:
> 
>     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZzDvLrEZqk
> 
>     What I love about this is that Stemme finds the right tone for a pop like
>     delivery without compromising the full glory of her Brunnhilde voice. Like
>     Nilsson in her “I could have danced all night” she can’t resist letting the
>     lion out of the cage for that final note – maybe not good taste, but
>     certainly good circus. Incidentally, Stemme’s English diction could be the
>     envy of many an English speaking singer.
> 
>     One of my favorite “pure pop” versions is from “Mrs. Swing” – 
> Mildred Bailey
> 
>     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRCH0dxJBIs
> 
>     I think hearing both ladies in juxtaposition - each being true to her
>     natural idiom - shows the amazing elasticity of Weil’s music.
> 
>     Can anyone suggest other compare / contrast examples?
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