Hearing Blossom Dearie Sing Thesis

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<BR> <br>Hearing Blossom Dearie sing is a surreal experience. She is a vocalist who has a uniqueness, <br>charm, and range unlike any other. A natural cabaret singer best suited to comedic songs and other"light"repertoire, Blossom can just as quickly turn around and draw you into the most aching, beautiful love song possible. She is the girl you fall in love with because her lyrics leave you with the impression that she too is in love, and you can not help but smile. A singer, pianist and songwriter, with a 'wispy, little-girlish' voice, Dearie is regarded as one of the great supper club singers (Line) <br>Her father was of Scottish and Irish descent; her mother emigrated from Oslo, Norway. Countless rumors surround the origin…show more content…
Her first album for the label, Blossom Dearie Sings, was followed by a two-record set entitled My New Celebrity Is You, which contained eight of her own compositions. The album's title song was especially written for her by Johnny Mercer, and is said to be the last piece he wrote before his death in 1976. During the 70s, Dearie performed at Carnegie Hall with former Count Basie blues singer Joe Williams and jazz vocalist Anita O'Day in a show called The Jazz Singers. In 1981 Blossom appeared with Dave Frishberg for three weeks at Michael's Pub in Manhattan. Frishberg, besides being a songwriter, also sang and played the piano, and Dearie frequently performed his songs, such as &ldquo;Peel Me A Grape&rdquo;, &ldquo;I'm Hip&rdquo; and &ldquo;My Attorney Bernie&rdquo;. Her own compositions include &ldquo;I Like You, You're Nice&rdquo;, &ldquo;I'm Shadowing You&rdquo; and &ldquo;Hey John&rdquo;. From 1983, she performed regularly for six months a year at the Ballroom, a nightclub in Manhattan, and in 1985 was the first recipient of the Mabel Mercer Foundation Award, which is presented annually to an outstanding supper-club

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