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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

RIP Billy Barnes

Billy Barnes may not be a name that is over familiar to jazz fans but it should be! Barnes composed the title track for the immortal June Christy album Something Cool. A charismatic piece that tells the story of a woman bending the ear of a stranger in a bar whilst drinking "Something Cool." Its enigmatic - has she really fallen so far from grace, or does she just have a drink infused imagination?
Whatever, the song is one powerful item
Barnes also wrote Have I Stayed Too Long at the Fair? for Barbra Streisand.
Billy Barnes died on Sept. 25 aged 85.
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1 comment :

Liz said...

I love Barbra singing that number, well I love her singing any number!
Liz

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