Daily Archives: March 13, 2013

DAWN AND CHRIS GIVE THE CAB DRIVER DIRECTIONS IN SWING STYLE

One of my favorite singers, Dawn Lambeth.

One of my favorite pianists, Chris Dawson.

A swinging early-Thirties Ellington song, DROP ME OFF IN HARLEM.  I have to point out that the lyrics by newspaper writer Nick Kenny are less than fresh . . . but one can listen around the hackneyed phrases to admire Dawn’s sweet, light-hearted approach to the song, the textures and timbres of her voice, and the swinging, faithful, and elegant piano of Mister Dawson.

I wish this duo — or the larger version, Dawn Lambeth and Friends — were coming to my city, soon.  And yours, too.

May your happiness increase.

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