Articles tagged cole porter

Counterbalance: Frank Sinatra’s Songs for Swingin’ Lovers

291st most acclaimed album of all time, you make me feel there are songs to be sung, bells to be rung and a marvelous fling to be flung. A pre-rock masterpiece is this week's Counterbalance.

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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek

Cheek to Cheek is a sound pairing between Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, though not without flaws.

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Carsie Blanton - “Laziest Gal in Town” (audio) (Premiere)

Jazzy New Orleans singer Carsie Blanton releases her new album Not Old, Not New on June 24th and today we premiere her sultry take on a Cole Porter classic.

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Jazz’s Wizard of Wit—and Much More—Dave Frishberg

Pianist, singer and songwriter Dave Frishberg, something of a cracked lovechild of Stephen Sondheim and Woody Allen's, is a too-little known miracle. The writer of hip ditties like "Peel Me a Grape" is also much more.

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A Hundred or More Hidden Things: The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli

It was Judy Garland’s affinity for the absurd that triggered Vincent Minelli’s idea for a film version of The Pirate, a rakish story that would employ Garland, Gene Kelly, and a very strange song composed by Cole Porter.

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The House That George Built by Wilfrid Sheed

By the 1950s, the golden age of popular music was just about over. America "wasn't a listening nation anymore," writes Wilfrid Sheed, but a televisual "shaking, rattling and rolling one."

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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

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"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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