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Mon Oct 12, 2020, 10:33 PM

 

how about some cole porter?

taking voice lessons and tried to get my teacher to tell me what HE like to sing. he is being cagey.
but he did musical theater in hs, so it occurred to me that he might like cole porter.

this is an aids fundraiser concert that i had a disc of back when i was working for christine cegelis back in '06. (old timers here will remember that war.)
i was driving from the ne corner of chi out to the western burbs, and planting signs in my old chevy suburban art car- the obaminator. long, slow boring drive.
i wore this disc out. covers of cole porter.



my fave is david burn's 'dont fence me in'. the drums. omg.
ordered the dvd today. cant wait to see what those drums look like.

also have 2 discs of ella sings cole porter. her voice is right where teach says mine needs to be. so, belting that out to the best of my ability today.

what's your fave?

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ihas2stinkyfeet Oct 2020 OP
ancianita Oct 2020 #1
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Response to ihas2stinkyfeet (Original post)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 11:27 PM

1. Thanks for this. I love Ella,too. My dad used to play & sing her while he brushed on his drums.

This performance is a master class in the gradual melodic moves from conservative delivery to improvised FEEL to scat. Way ahead of her time. And yet I can feel her weariness in keeping her own spirits up ("I mean, Elvis Presley" through this particular song.



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Response to ancianita (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 11:37 PM

2. oh i love it. what a story she lived.

 

from homeless to the queen of jazz.

i'm learning so much from this teacher. i tried to tell him that my high voice gets plenty of work, and that my low register is where i should work. esp as part of my motivation is that i have lung issues. nope. says where i need to be is in c, and that i need both my head and my chest to work together. le sigh.
he's right, tho. c is right in my voice box.

but singing along w ella is right there in c. but her dropping down into louis's voice? priceless.
thx much.

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Response to ihas2stinkyfeet (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 12, 2020, 11:45 PM

3. Welp, my daughter used her best singing strengths for big audiences, and got paid on the side doing

lounges where she fooled around with all kinds of range and styles. Just so she could see what she could do.

Keep it up and best of luck in your lessons!

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Response to ancianita (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

4. yeah, last lesson he started saying

 

when you perform. i cracked up. i said- dude, i'm paying you to listen to me sing. i just want to be able to sing to my grands, if i ever get them.
my kids wouldnt let me sing. they wouldnt even let me hum.

but i had lingering damage from a childhood brain injury that throttled my vocal chords. all better now.
i was a flat alto in freshman choir, and invited to not be in the soph choir.
one of the early things that happened was that my voice got louder. i had to remodulate my speaking voice cuz i was practically yelling. clearer too.
i had 12 yrs of catholic school, 9 included a lllottt of singing. thank the nuns for the neural networks all that built.

but it's about always learning. got a piano, too. never could play an instrument because it also left me confused about left and right.
keep learning and you never get old, right?

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Response to ihas2stinkyfeet (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 13, 2020, 12:10 AM

5. Right!

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