September 05, 2004

Musically speaking

Tuesday was my Mom's birthday, so I went shopping for some CDs for her. I saw this while I was picking up Volume 2 of Rod Stewart's assault on the American Songbook and Diana Krall's The Look of Love. Yes, yes, Rod Stewart; my mom doesn't much like his voice, but she likes the songs. The Krall album is one of the older ones and thus was not polluted by Elvis Costello's vision of what she should be singing.

I could get to like this classical stuff; if I try hard enough while listening, La Mer really does conjure up the ocean.

Posted by Linkmeister at September 5, 2004 01:02 PM

Wondering if your Mom would enjoy Linda Ronstadt and The Nelson Riddle Orchestra..
They put out an album circa 1984 of big band songs. I enjoy listening to it...
Michael Fierstein sings Gershwin tunes on some of his cds. He is good!!!!

Posted by: toxiclabrat at September 7, 2004 03:38 PM

She and I both like Feinstein. I'd forgotten about Ronstadt's collaboration with Riddle; that's a Christmas idea for sure! ;)

Posted by: Linkmeister at September 7, 2004 03:43 PM