Bobby Short

The late singer and pianist considered the world’s best cabaret entertainer,  but he called himself a saloor singer while held court at Cafe Carlyle, entertaiinng thousands of fans for decades.  via Wilipedia:

Robert Waltrip “Bobby” Short (September 15, 1924 – March 21, 2005) was an American cabaret singer and pianist, best known for his interpretations of songs by popular composers of the first half of the 20th century such as Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Noël Coward and George and Ira Gershwin. He also championed African-American composers of the same period such as Eubie Blake, James P. Johnson, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, presenting their work not in a polemical way, but as simply the obvious equal of that of their white contemporaries.

This video is Bobby Short performing Cole Porter’s “I’m In Love Again” which was feutured in Woody Allen’s movie Hanna and Her Sisters.  A classic.

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