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"Bobby Short: The Life and Times of a Saloon Singer"

"Bobby Short: The Life and Times of a Saloon Singer"

$65.00

Bobby Short was one of New York's greatest cabaret singers; his piano-playing and singing were as immaculate as his appearance. He excelled in the intimate Café Carlyle and he loved the great songs of the 1930s and 1940s. in 1968 Short signed a deal with Café Carlyle, working in their lounge six nights a week for eight months a year. He played for four Presidents at the White House and he worked with several symphony orchestras including the Boston Pops. Woody Allen loved his work, featuring him in Hannah and Her Sisters and using his version of Cole Porter's "I Happen To Like New York" on the credits of Manhattan Murder Mystery.

A treat for long-term aficionados, this book offers a vivid picture of what it was like to be young, talented, and black in the nightclub world of the thirties, forties, and early fifties. It relates in detail Bobby Short’s triumphant longtime tenure at the Hotel Carlyle, as he shares his encyclopedic knowledge of show tunes and supper club songs along with the quintessential New Yorker’s love affair with his town. Previously-owned 1995 First Edition.

"Bobby Short: The Life and Times of a Saloon Singer"
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