Cabaret At Darlington Arts Center
January 14, 2017
My third show at the Darlington Arts Center Saturday evening. Thanks to everyone who was able to attend, especially since Mother Nature made us wait one week. As I said from the stage Saturday evening, here's the playlist, along with comments about the songs. I'll be adding to the comments, so please check back!
Old Year New - English traditional, arranged by Hayes
I found this carol, originally published in 1642, in a collection of English carols that hangs out on my bookshelf. Dusted it off and brought it up to date. The melody is Greensleeves.
Just The Way You Look Tonight - Jerome Kern & Dorothy Fields
I have loved this song since I was a teenager when I first found it in a book in my local library. I checked that book out constantly.
Poisoning Squirrels in the Park - Tom Lehrer
Love the humor of Tom Lehner!
Green of the Grass/Take Me Out - Hayes & Albert von Tilzer
Another classic that I updated.
The Greatest - Don Schlitz
Kenny Rogers recorded this song.
Under The Boardwalk - Kenny Young & Artie Resnick
My version is strongly inspired by Bette Midler's.
Go There (With Me) - Heidi Hayes
The song I wrote and performed at the wedding of Sam Jones and Craig Parks in October of 2015.
My Musical Theatre Odyssey
Lazarus Rap - Menken & Steinkellner
Yes, I can rap.
Sister Act - Menken & Steinkellner
The title song from the musical. A role I will never perform. A song I will always love.
Magnus Waltz - Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley
Hello accordion! Hello Orkney Islands!
Falling Slowly - Irglova & Hansard
This song won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Song.
La Vie en Rose – Piaf, Monnet & Louigay
I used the English lyrics, which are by Mack David. And the accordion. Had to!
Roar (Eye of the Tiger) - Perry & others
I never thought I'd program Katy Perry's music on a cabaret. The text of this song felt so appropriate in late 2016 as I was putting the show together. I had a blast adapting the song to sound like me and not Katy Perry.
I Love Being Here With You - Lee & Schluger
Yes - Peggy Lee wrote and performed this song. Bill Schluger was in on the creation as well.
Sad and Bad Love Songs
One For My Baby - Arlen
Love, You Didn’t Do Right - Berlin
I surprised myself when I paired these two classics together.
Your Husband Is Cheating on Us - LaSalle
Denise LaSalle, the reigning Queen of the Blues, is my source for this song. I'm not sure that she wrote it, but I can't find anyone else attached to the song.
This Land Is Your Land - Guthrie
Guthrie was a major musical and social influence on so many Americana performers, but especially Springsteen and Dylan.
Land of Hope and Dreams - Springsteen
Finding my style and voice in this Springsteen song took hours. I'm glad I kept exploring. Deep song with deep meaning.
Freight Train - Cotten
I learned this song from Peter, Paul and Mary, but Elizabeth Cotten is the true composer. The Beatles also covered this classic.
Blowin’ In The Wind - Dylan
Nothing to say.
Dance Me To The End Of Time - Cohen
Cohen wrote this song while living on the Greek island of Hydra. The lyrics are a reference to the Holocaust. Seeing this video, which appears to feature couples who have survived the Holocaust and other terrors, convinced me I HAD to perform this song. Haunting.
What A Wonderful World - Thiele, Weiss & Berg
One of my go-to closers. Eternal thanks to Louie Armstrong for the sunshine he sings into this song.
Thanks for reading!