Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Great Blossom Dearie

"'Deed I Do."

"When Sunny Gets Blue."

"Surry with the Fringe on Top."

"They Say It's Spring."

The list of songs in the catalogue of the great Blossom Dearie is as long as her career, which ended earlier this week at the age of 82. She brought a new voice to the world of jazz beginning in the 1950s and put a new spin -- her spin -- on several old standards. However, I don't think there's anyone alive who, having watched the old Schoolhouse Rock episodes on Saturday morning television, doesn't know one of her most familiar songs.

This song doesn't define her career, but it is the one that introduced millions to a great lady with a small, shy voice.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Didn't know you were a fan of hers too. My favorite is "The Best is Yet to Come" from her "May I Come in" album. CCB