Saturday, May 28, 2016

Song(s) of the Day # 860 Blossom Dearie

          Today is Blossom Dearie Day here on the blog.  A breathy, girlish but impeccably light jazz singer, with an incredible soft and elegant vocal touch. I was alerted to her upon spotting one of her songs listed on a Spotify Playlist for a book recently published on the growing concept of Twee which I had just ordered and it  makes perfect sense for it to be there because oddly her records are not a million miles away from the worlds of Belle & Sebastian and Wes Anderson.

They speak of the distant and altogether cooler past. I'm Hip is a note prefect replication of that, name and scene dropping crowd-pleaser that Audrey Hepburn pulled off in Funny Girl. But here it's Bobby Darrin and Playboy Magazine rather than Jean-Paul Sartre and Montmartre. 

As so often, what I've posted here is the merest tip of the iceberg. Make sure you enjoy Blossom Dearie Day out there and more importantly, explore some more!

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