A Busy Thursday


XperDunn plays Piano on August 15th, 2013    Improv – Concord Grapes:  NOTE: ‘Grapes’ graphic downloaded from https://www.facebook.com/oldmosswoman on 08/15/2013

Improv - Concord Grapes   (2013Aug15)

Improv – Concord Grapes (2013Aug15)

 

 

I fell asleep watching “The Big Wedding” last night, so I watched the end this morning. Great movie, BTW. Then I noticed that the End Credits music was a jazzy, personalized, “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” by a familiar-sounding female vocalist. So I waited for the music credits at the end (as I usually do) and saw that I was right–it was one of the cast singing, Christine Ebersole. I had never enjoyed “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” quite so much before, and she inspired me to do my own improv on the tune. While looking her up online, I found her husband’s, William J. Moloney’s, artwork, so I snagged it for my the Title screen of my video…

Improv - "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"   (2013Aug15)

Improv – “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” (2013Aug15)

 

Improv – “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” (2013Aug15)

NOTE: Christine Ebersole, winner of the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, gave her all (talents-wise, that is) for her latest movie, “The Big Wedding”–during the end credits, Christine Ebersole (who plays ‘Muffin’ in the

film) sings her jazzy rendition of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”, which inspired me to fiddle with it too…

In looking her up I learned she is married to William J. Moloney, a graphic artist–so I stole one of his collage images for the Titles and Credits cards! See the actual work of William J. Moloney [including Collage: “Love’s Oasis”]

at williamjmoloneyDOTcom.
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XperDunn plays Piano August 15th, 2013 – Three (3) by George and Ira Gershwin-   “Embraceable You”   “A Foggy Day”   &  “I’ve Got A Crush On You”:

"Embraceable You"/"A Foggy Day"/"I've Got A Crush On You"

“Embraceable You”/”A Foggy Day”/”I’ve Got A Crush On You”

XperDunn plays Piano
August 15th, 2013

Three (3) by George and Ira Gershwin:

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“Embraceable You” Music by George Gershwin Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

[From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

“Embraceable You” is a popular song, with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. The song was originally written in 1928 for an unpublished operetta named East is West.  It was eventually published in 1930 and included in the Broadway musical Girl Crazy. where it was performed by Ginger Rogers in a song and dance routine choreographed by Fred Astaire.  Billie Holiday’s 1944 recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005.]

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“A Foggy Day” Music by George Gershwin Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

[“A Foggy Day” is a song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1937 film A Damsel in Distress. It was originally titled “A Foggy Day (In London Town)”, and is often still referred to as such. {I have mislabeled it here on the video, as }”A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square”, a romantic British popular song written in 1939 with lyrics by Eric Maschwitz and music by Manning Sherwin. {Sorry for the confusion!}

Berkeley Square is a large leafy square in Mayfair, an expensive part of London. The Ritz Hotel referred to is also in Mayfair. With its sweet, wistful song the European Robin is a likely source of the legendary Nightingale, as birds, stimulated by the street lights, can often be heard singing in cities during the night.]

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“I’ve Got A Crush On You” Music by George Gershwin Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

[“I’ve Got a Crush on You” is a song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It is unique among Gershwin compositions in that it was used for two different Broadway productions, Treasure Girl (1928), and Strike Up the Band (1930).]

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