Thursday, October 18, 2007

What else can a poor boy do?

Wherein I didn't realize these were covers until just now



Both links go my vox account so you can stream the songs.

  1. Running on Faith. Much better than Eric Clapton
  2. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight. No way can I see little Bobby Dylan singing this.


Not a big fan of her version of Blackbird, everything else though is just right.

4 Comments:

Blogger reader_iam said...

I've been a fan of Bernadette Peters' for a solid quarter-century. My father, of all people, introduced me to her (when she was just getting started). She happens to be one of the things we actually agree about, and have always agreed about (although not always in the same ways, or at the same times, or with regard to the same things: if I could use strike-out html in Blogger comments, you'd be reading "go figure it figures go figure" in the format and comment-via-format fashionI'd prefer).

I'm pretty sure the point is clear, nonetheless.

Go, Bernadette!

You, too, Bill.

10/19/2007 12:51:00 AM  
Blogger justkim said...

Her "Sondheim, Etc." live album is also excellent. YOu have to hear her interpretation of "Joanna" from Sweeney Todd. It's so sweet and delicate. We were lucky enough to see her in concert a couple of years ago, and she sounds as good live as she does on recordings.

And I've coveted her hair since I was 12.

10/19/2007 06:36:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

I've coveted her from about the same age.

"Sondheim, Etc." is excellent, but it's nice to hear how well she does nonBroadway material. It's always hacked me off that Madonna got the Dick Tracy role and butchered Sondheim. Bernadette was still young enough for that role. She should have put out a album of Madonna covers just to show what a real singer sounds like.

10/19/2007 07:51:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

That's at least the third time I've bitched about Peters and Dick Tracy on this blog alone. Time to let it go.

Read this

10/19/2007 07:54:00 AM  

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