Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Little Bit of Broadway

Think Pink! A Kay Thompson Party

Kay Thompson (1909 - 1998) was an author, composer, musician, actress and singer. She is best known as the creator of the
Eloise children's books. She had a profound influence on Hollywood musicals as singer, vocal coach, arranger, composer, etc, etc, etc. The recently released CD we are listening to today show not only her ability to sing, but compose and arrange. Want to see her? Her best known film is with Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn – she played the Diana Vreeland-like fashion magazine editor in Funny Face (which seems appropriate since she had her own line of designer women’s clothing.)

(Recorded 1954)
I Love A Violin
How Deep Is The Ocean
It's All Right With Me
Basin Street Blues
Quel Joie *
Katie's Blues *
Blue Moon
I Must Have That Man
I Hadn't Anyone Till You

(Recorded 1947-1950)
Back Home In Indiana
I See Your Face Before Me
(Where Are You?) Now That I Need You
'Bout You N' Me *
That Old Feeling
Was That The Human Thing To Do?

(Recorded 1957)
Light Up The Candles On The Birthday Cake *
Bazazz *

(from Funny Face, recorded 1957)
Bonjour, Paris!
(with Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire)
On How To Be Lovely (with Audrey Hepburn)
Clap Yo' Hands
(with Fred Astaire)
Think Pink!

(Recorded 1947-1950)
Hello, Hello (with the Williams Brothers) *
Jubilee (with the Williams Brothers) *
Louisiana Purchase (with the Williams Brothers)

*written by Kay Thompson

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