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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Carmen McRae Guess Who I Saw Today

There's a lot of great versions of this number - I first heard it by Eydie Gormé but there's also recordings by Julie London, Janis Siegel - an amazing live one by Nancy Wilson - even Twiggy got in the act! However, Carmen McRae's take is, for me, the number one. Love to hear some of our contemporary croonbirds do it...
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2 comments :

Liz said...

Quite, quite superb....but...I still prefer Eydié's version, she sounded vulnerable just as a woman would having seen that...thank you for reminding us of this great number..one of my all time faves
Liz

Lance said...

Eydie's version knocked me out when I first heard it - particularly as it was the first time I'd heard the song. I agree she sounds so vulnerable whereas Carmen takes a more feisty approach.
At the end of the day in Eydie's case she'd be crying - with Carmen I think it would be hubby who was crying - through broken teeth!

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