Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Janis Martin



From my Amazon review

That's what I thought when I got this cd, went beyond my expectations. While a lot of oldies sound outdated, Janis sounds really fresh. Hearing her you'd think she was a person of today trying to revive the rockabilly era. But she was in the original era making it more wonderful.
It's amusing she was called the female Elvis. The linear notes pointed out that she didn't even hear Elvis until two years into her career. When hearing him her reaction was I like Carl Perkins more.
Songs that are recommended Bang Bang, Will you Willyum, and a great cover of Ooby Dooby

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Anna Maria Alberghetti


Anna was most famous for her broadway role in Carnival, a musical of the movie Lili. Also she had a supporting role in the filmed opera The Medium. She has a lovely breathy soprano. Her "I only have eyes for you" here is gorgeous. I would love to see the movie Rosemary Clooney and her made together The Stars are Singing.