[Dixielandjazz] Bobby Short--who'll keep the old flame burning?

Charles Suhor csuhor at zebra.net
Mon Mar 21 09:09:27 PST 2005

A huge loss. There won't be another Bobby Short because of his special 
embodiment of the chic, hip purveyor and preserver of sophisticated 
Broadway and other classic American songs--all the more remarkable 
because he was a black artist--but is there even a pale successor to 
his role? Michael Feinstein? or maybe,  the legacy is spread out among 
many lesser known cabaret and lounge singers and small combos that play 
the Great American Songbook?

Charlie Suhor

On Mar 21, 2005, at 9:21 AM, dingle at baldwin-net.com wrote:

> Sad news- Caberet artist Bobby Short died of Luekemia this week at age 
> 80. Long time favorite at New York's Carlyle Hotel, he held a 35 year 
> run there.
> Short kept eh Great maerican Song Book alive and well attended even 
> into a day of Rap and Rock, and was noted for his piano and vocals 
> attention to Gershwin, Prter, Arlen, Carmichael, Berlin and the other 
> great songsmihts.
> Had a chance to meet the man several times on both coasts, and he was 
> always enertaining, enthusiastic about his material and a legend among 
> the dwindling number of caberet artists left. He and his music will be 
> missed.
> Don Ingle
> (See info on Drudge)
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