Sunday, April 2, 2017

"Summer Wind" is a song Frank Sinatra recorded in 1966.  Wish I could sing like Old Blue Eyes, but I can do my own renditions of songs he helped make famous.  Below is my versions recorded in August 2015.  Anyhow, we both have blue eyes.  
Wineries of Wisconsin lists over 100 wineries for background research leading to the singing of the tune "Bottle of Wine."  The song was made famous by folksinger, Tom Paxton and others.  My version is here.  You could also check out the youtube by the Fireballs.

"Fever" is a song that has been covered by many including Beyonce.  Artists in their own time made temperatures rise along with little bits of love lessons in the lyrics from Pocahontas plus Romeo and Juliet.  Wish I could do that cool bass line that you can hear in Peggy Lee's youtube.  Maybe you can feel that rhythm in my version?

Thomas "Fats" Waller performed "Ain't Misbehavin'" for decades, but I'm sure you can see from his facial expressions and eye rolls that he doesn't know what the lyrics might be about...

Here's my version performed at Baraboo's Village Booksmith where I host a 3rd Friday of the month open mic.

This is a mashup of Gershwin's "Summertime" and "Why Don't You Do Right."   You may remember a sultry version of "Why Don't You Do Right" from the movie, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?.   Amy Irving was the voice of Jessica Rabbit.  Also here is a video of Annie Lennox doing Summertime. 
"I Can't Give You Anything But Love" is done here by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett.  Taking a song from the era of the Great Depression and making it modern.  Billy Holiday had her 1937 version and mine is also here. 

Monday, August 15, 2016


Doyoursentencesseemtorunonwhenyouraregivingaspeech? If you need some help on this topic, you
may enjoy Victor Borge in this video as he describes his system of Phonetic Punctuation