Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
'elusive butterfly' had a haunting quality about it when bob lind released it in 1966. it's been covered by any number of artists each one adding to it well. it's one of those standards that will remain popular for years to come. simply put it is a 'beautiful' song where melody and lyric are perfectly joined together.
petula clark added her own 'naturalness' to it with her cover. pet always had the ability to make her cover stand on it's own alongside the original if not rising above it. in this case her cover surpassed the original by miles.
the nicest surprise came a decade ago when jane olivor covered it. her voice and the arrangement recaptured the 'haunting' feeling it had seemingly lost over the years. thank you jane. she made the butterfly elusive again.
Monday, November 1, 2010
'vincent' also known as 'starry starry night' was written and recorded by don mclean. a beautiful ballad about the famous artist vincent van gogh. it truly is one of the beautiful songs.
two of my favorite vocalists made it all the more beautiful
Monday, September 13, 2010
a combo of two olivor songs. 'jean' seemed appropriate on jean smarts birthday
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
i love jane olivor's voice and 95% of her song choices which isn't to shabby really. jane should have been bigger with a wider audience. was it poor promotion or just right choices at the wrong moment. well anyway...happy birthday jane.
just a few of my favorites.
'one more ride on the merry-go-round'
'the greatest love of all'
and from the 1979 academy awards 'the last time i felt like this' with jane and johnny mathis