Sep 06

Poptimism – Lesson Fourteen – with Anthony Easton

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Walk on By – Dionne Warwick

Buck Owens – Big In Vegas

Baby, Lets Have A Baby Before Bush do Something Crazy – Coup

Borderline – Madonna

Northern Star – Hole

Anything But Mine – Kenny Chesney

Theme from The Valley of the Dolls – kd lang

Hard Candy Christmas – Dolly Parton

I’ve Never Been to Me – Charlene

He’s Sure the Boy I Love – The Crystals

Rent – Liza Minnelli

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This is Anthony’s very own brand of Poptimism, and this time there’s a focus on the vocalist. Anthony:

“Here I am trying to work out something about quietness, and excess. The songs here seem great examples of theatrical phrasing, stage whispering, and the possibilities of being over the top without shouting, belting, mellisma, or other typical vocal tricks. I want to know what you can still do, when the mike is turned down.”

There’s a follow up, longer, post about these tracks coming up soon.


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    katstevens on 14 Sep 2006 #

    This has reminded me what a wonderful soothing voice Dionne has. Ace!

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