Vocal Jazz Lyrics

Vocal Jazz Lyrics - Vocal Jazz & Lyrics Consider the...

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Consider the difference between a jazz vocalist, and a song stylist. Remember that the vocalists were originally copied by the instrumentalists. Now, it’s the other way around. Vibrato – added at the end of a note to achieve warmth Billie Holiday1915-1959 Nicknamed “Lady Day” The most influential jazz vocalist since the 1930s. Revered because she made
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the lyrics come alive. These Foolish Things Strange Fruit (1939) Strange Fruit Lyrics Southern trees bear strange fruit,Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.Pastoral scene of the gallant south,The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.
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Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,Here is a strange and bitter crop. Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald1918- 1996 Probably the best non-operatic singer from the 20 th century. Scat Singing’s best known practitioner. A Tisket A Tasket (with Chick Webb) 1930 How High The Moon – example of scat I’m gettin sentimental over you
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ballad singing Sarah Vaughn1924-1990 Best known singer to emerge from the bop tradition Much darker and richer tone quality than Billie Holiday They Can’t Take That Away from me (George and Ira Gershwin) Lyrics and Poetry Aren’t they the same? A note from Jimmy Webb A song is a magical marriage between a lyric (some words)and a
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melody (some notes). It is not a poem. It is not music. It is a gray area of synthesis between language, rhythm, and sound that some of the most acute of all sensors of human emotion lie. Which comes first, lyric
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