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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Liane Carroll live stream - Dec. 30

Liane Carroll (piano/vocal); Roger Carey (bass guitar/vocal)

It had been a while since I peeped through the curtains at Liane's so I decided to have another look and a listen. 

Blue Skies kicked things off, no piano on this opener, just voice and bass - a good start. Next up, what I'd describe as a railroad blues. Cincinnati Fatback had both Roger and Liane singing like they were Ohio born and bred.
The mood changed and Liane gave sensitive versions of You've Changed and A Beautiful Friendship.

Leon Russell's Down in Dixieland was another vocal duo. Liane flew solo on the rather beautiful Tom Waits' ballad Gonna Take it With me When I Go. Sometimes Waits' lyrics sound even better when sung by somebody else.

A couple of good old good ones: You Make me Feel so Young (vocal by Liane) and There is no Greater Love (vocal by Roger).

The penultimate song turned out to be the ultimate one for me. An original by Liane that may have been called I Thought I Saw Your Face on the Train. But, midway, Facebook froze and even though I poured boiling water over the 'puter it remained frozen so I missed the last number. Still, it doesn't take much to see that problems such as a frame freezing on Facebook  don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Lance

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