Category Archives: Tuesday Tunes

“Over The Rainbow” (Eva Cassidy)

. This is one of my favorite arrangements of this beloved song – It’s just a beautiful, soothing song, don’t you think?: . . (“Over The Rainbow” by the incomparable Eva Cassidy – available on CD or MP3) .

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“Hallelujah” – k.d. lang

. . There are so many wonderful versions of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” out there – originally covered by John Cale, the version performed by the late Jeff Buckley is perhaps the most well-known of them all (the song has also … Continue reading

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“The Seal Lullaby” by Eric Whitacre

. . In 2004, Eric Whitacre set Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The Seal Lullaby” to music: Oh! Hush thee, my baby, the night is behind us, And black are the waters that sparkled so green. The moon, o’er the combers, looks … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes – “Libertango” by the Swingle Singers

. I’m always intrigued by the ingenuity of human beings – having been in choirs virtually all my life, one of the things that I am in awe of is really well-done a cappella music. The Swingle Singers – while the faces/voices may change as … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes – “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “Sing, Sing, Sing”

I don’t know why, but music like this just makes me think of summer.  This is lots and lots of fun! . The talented group of singers/dancers is called “Burn the Floor“.  You can get a copy of their “Best … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes: Surf’s Up!

. It wouldn’t be summer without some surfing tunes: . .

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Tuesday Tunes – “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess

Now that it’s summer, what better song to share than the haunting “Summertime” from George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess“? Here is Harolyn Blackwell’s ethereal performance (Paula Ingram plays the role of “Clara” in this 1993 “American Playhouse” staging; her voice is dubbed … Continue reading

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