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Nellie Mckay tribute album

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Nellie McKay, a big Doris fan, is releasing a tribute album to DD, scheduled as an October release.
Like Irene Dunne done.

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Here's a link to the announcement. It doesn't tell much, but still:

http://www.directcurrentmusic.com/music ... s-day.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Just found out the track listing: The Very Thought of You, Do Do Do, Wonderful Guy, Meditation, Mean to Me, Crazy Rhythm, Sentimental Journey, If I Ever Had a Dream (new composition), Black Hills of Dakota, Dig It, Send Me No Flowers, Close Your Eyes, I Remember You.
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That sounds good.

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You can listen to a clip of "The Very Thought of You" here:

http://www.npr.org/templates/player/med ... =112100428
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Nellie McKay's Tribute to Doris

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http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... =112079570" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Nellie McKay's Tribute to Doris on All Songs Considered (scroll down at page). Don't appreciate the comment about Doris' work being sappy.

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She is no Doris...not even close. Nice of her to do a tribute, but frankly, I am not impressed.

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Someone gave me an album of hers about a year ago (because of the Doris connection), I thought she was pretty good. The problem with 'cover versions' (and this, "The Very Thought of You", is the only one I've heard so far) is that we associate it so strongly with Doris that it gets in the way. Doris' unique sound is a 'brand' in itself and she has stamped it on so many songs. (Could you, for example, imagine anyone other than Michael Jackson singing "Billy Jean"?) However, I welcome her appreciation of Doris and will listen to the rest of the album with an open mind.

Meanwhile, here's the original from "Young Man with a Horn" that I found on YouTube:

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Her voice is lazy and jazzy and I like it, good to hear.

It is always good to discover new vocalists [especially female] singing this kind of music and there are so few.

Alas, the day / 'Day' of the supreme female song stylist is more in the past and there will never be the talents again of the likes of Doris, Sarah, Billie, Ella, Dinah, Carmen, Anita, not to mention the likes of Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, Nancy Wilson, Chris Conor, Blossom Dearie, June Christy and Dakota Staton.

However, today [thankfully], we do have the likes of Madeline Peryoux, Stacy Kent, Diana Krall, Jane Monet and Claire Martin: although it has to be said: they are not in the class of the ladies above!

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I think my musical tastes must be stuck firmly in the past - out of "Madeline Peryoux, Stacy Kent, Diana Krall, Jane Monet and Claire Martin", I've only heard of Diana Krall. :oops:

Although I'm a big fan of Julie London, Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, etc..

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Bryan:

I really like Julie London too.

Joni Mitchell did an album/ cd a few years back of all standars/ jazz songs - with a twist- the concept of the album was a love affair from start to finish, ending on the first pangs of a new love- kind of how things go in life; if you don't know it, you should look it out.

As for the current ones above [that you haven't heard of]- Stacy Kent is American and [to me] sounds incredibly similar to Anita O'Day. Madeline Peryoux is a lovely French-Canadian who sounds remarkably similar to Billie Holiday circa 1940. Both v good, but as stated, in my opinion, nowhere near the talents of the greats; of which D Day is certainly one!

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Thanks Jas - I'll have to check then out.

As for Joni - I tuned-out after 'Don Juan's Reckless Daughter' - with 'Ladies of the Canyon', 'Blue' and 'Court & Spark' being my favourite albums / period. Sometimes it's hard to 'go back' and revisit a singer you were mad about during a particular period in your life - but people like Doris, Ella, Peggy, Julie, etc, I feel are timeless and I still listen to them.
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