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Moon River


Who's take nails the song? Anglo, African-American, or Jew.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnCLCFfBklk&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCvqTRHGIrg&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlwnBX0-eD0

Or maybe there is something larger these women see, each in their own way.

Tere

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Streisand takes it with her version. Understated (rare for her) with beautiful key change and harmonics in last stanza. Patty Page had a lovely alto and the musical arrangement suited her voice but nothing of herself given to the song. Terrible arrangement for Lena Horne: her voice is drowned out by the instruments. Don't know if that was a function of her losing projection in later years, but the balance was certainly off and distracted from her fabulous voice. You wanna hear Lena--you want Stormy Weather!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzLkXdkuhX8&feature=related

EA (daughter of a voice professor who can't sing worth snot)
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Such fun, EA. I confess I am inclined to the Streisand cover too. But I also confess to having had a childhood crush on Patty Page. On Peggy Lee's torch jazz too. All by the age of 10. (Talk about warning signs.) Very perceptive about the Lena Horne cover. Spot on.

Tere (whose once angelic voice now makes Tom Waits's sound melodious)
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LOL, Tere, funny man.
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