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My Life Album

I've always said that I am a Cole Porter fan ... and I am.  Nothing will change that fact.

However when I got in this afternoon I decided to play my clarinet for 10 mins and played from a book of Gerwsin show tunes.  I tend to find it very "fussy", but today realised that I was playing my theme album .... As I played -

1)  But not for me (They're playing songs of love, but not for me)
2)  I got plenty o' Nothing
3)  I'll build a stairway to Paradise
4)  The Man I love (Some day he'll come along, the man I love)
5)  Nice work if you can get it
6)  Oh, Lady be good
7)  Someone to watch over me
8)  They can't take that away from me
9)  Rhapsody in Blue

I did play a couple of others, including Summertime, which is one of my favourite melodies;  but all in all after depressing myself with my album list, I decided to give up and switch the Harry Potter film back on!!

Hope you are all having a good weekend.  earlier I was out with my camera - so expect pictures on Monday!
James singing - music notes

30 Day MEME - Day 1 - Favourite Song

I know - I'm mad! But I have decided to have a go at this 30 day MEME that I have snagged from dragonflylady77

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So, today is Day 1 - Favourite Song.

I have posted both these songs in the past - but here they are again. I had to post a James song, didn't I? As most of you know London City is my favourite of his -

I really love the music of Cole Porter - his music and lyrics are lovely .... and combine that with the sound of Frank Sinatra, you have a pretty winning combination.

Hope that you enjoy them both.
James singing - music notes

Favourite Composer ???

As most of you know, I am a fan of James Marsters music, and his singing  ... bet that has come as a shock opening!

Most of you also know I play in a classical orchestra.  I love Beethoven as my favourite composer.

Yet, one of my all time favourite composers, is Cole Porter ... and I am also a Frank Sinatra fan.

Some of you may now be wondering why - well, if that's the case, just listen to the song "What is the thing called love" by Frank Sinatra.  Lovely words, sung in a beautiful way - IMHO.