petxpert How many of you remember Al Martino?
petxpert A young Steve Lawrence...

"Portrait of My Love" Steve Lawrence

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petxpert The leaves are changing color here in New England. Sad. The year is dying....
petxpert This beautiful voice, now silenced forever. Thankfully, there are recordings... RIP Joan Sutherland.
petxpert The late, great Sassy....

Poinciana by Johnny Mathis

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petxpert This is, of course, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2. The lyrics made it quite popular.... It's lovely.


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petxpert It's not just raining tonight - it's pouring.....
petxpert This is for @larry Goldman because it's his favorite Steve Lawrence tune. :-)

Go Away Little Girl-Steve Lawrence

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petxpert This song was written by Peter Allen, I believe at the time of the breakup of his marriage to Liza Minnelli. His tunes were largely autobiographical

Steve Lawrence I'D Rather Leave While I'm In Love.wmv

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petxpert @GeorgeSand "The trouble w/ music that ppl R taught 2 have too much respect 4 music;they should B taught 2 love it instead"Stravinsky (reblip)

Igor Stravinsky: Scherzo à la russe (1943/1944)

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Chopin Tristesse Chanson de L Adieu

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Frank Sinatra / Where or When

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petxpert Does anyone else remember Sergio Franchi? Here he is singing the theme from "The Godfather."
petxpert @raspberrysonya Thanks for the props. :-) Here's Eileen Farrell singing "Climb Every Mountain."

Eileen Farrell sings Rodgers & Hammerstein (3)

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petxpert One of my favorite moments in theatre: Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur singing, "Bosom Buddies," in "Mame." :-)

Mame: Bosom Buddies (Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur)

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petxpert I love this - "I Won't Send Roses" from Mack and Mabel, sung by the late, great, Howard Keel.

Howard Keel sings I Won't Send Roses

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Queen of the Night Aria Battle

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petxpert Artie Shaw, "Dancing in the Dark," for @Jan Curran
petxpert One of the funny moments in the Broadway musical, "Wicked."
petxpert Love this! Such fun! :-) And brilliantly played by the Master!

Itzhak Perlman plays Klezmer

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petxpert Larry Kert originated the role of Tony in "West Side Story." He died far too young....
petxpert George Chakiris?! Singing? Yes, really!
petxpert Her Nibs, Miss. Georgia Gibbs....
petxpert The inimitable, amazing @BettyBuckley Brava!!!

Betty Buckley Sunset Boulevard

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petxpert In honor of #woofwednesday, "He's a Tramp" from Lady and The Tramp

Peggy LeeHe's a tramp

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Jo Stafford & G. MacRae // 'Wunderbar'

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petxpert Somehow, I think @jim Humphries will like this one. <G>

Frim Fram Sauce

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Frankie Laine-Jezebel

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petxpert This pretty much describes the weather here today. LOL


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petxpert Does anyone else remember this tune from the Broadway musical, "Paint Your Wagon"????? Yes, Frankie Laine had a hit with it. Do you remember him?
petxpert No one phrases like Tony Bennett...

How Deep is the Ocean (Frank Sinatra)

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petxpert In memory of Jan Curran. This Artie Shaw tune is for you. It has your charm and elegance. Rest in Peace, Jan.
petxpert In memory of award-winning composer Jerry Bock. The melodies live on. May his name be for a blessing. Rest in Peace.
petxpert @rescuegal: "@petxpert for my jazz lovin' sister--miss you." Miss you, too! Surprised you blipped this one - love it! Back at you! (reblip)
petxpert @rescuegal: "@petxpert For you sister." Thank you for this, @rescuegal. @BettyBuckley is one of my favorites and I love this tune. :-) (reblip)


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petxpert The incomparable @BettyBuckley sings As If We Never Said Goodbye from Sunset Boulevard.

E. Y. Harburg - Bobby Short - I Like the Likes of You

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petxpert Cabaret patter precedes Laurie Beechman's version of one of my favorite tunes. Another singer taken from us far too soon...
petxpert A favorite tune played by two of my favorite musicians on this quiet Friday night....
petxpert Another hot, humid day. I thought of this when I looked at my burned-out lawn. LOL
petxpert I love Gene Kelly. In my minds eye he lives on, singing and dancing forever...

"Almost Like Being In Love"- GENE KELLY

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petxpert One of my favorite Summer tunes - esp. since I spent so much summer time on the Cape when I was in my teens. Nice memories...
petxpert Ahhhhh, Jose Carreras... :-)
petxpert This always makes me feel like dancing... :-)

Dean MartinSway

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petxpert From the film, "In The Good Old Summertime," Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. :-)
petxpert I adored Richard Kiley and Kismet is a classic....

Richard Kiley; "Night of My Nights" from "Kismet"

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petxpert Another great Kurt Weill tune, this one sung by Sassy....
petxpert @rescuegal For you, sister. :-) One of my favorite Kurt Weill songs sung by your wedding singer...

Samuel Ramey. Lost in the Stars. Kurt Weill.

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petxpert A blast from the past... :-)

Jerry ValeIt's Magic

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petxpert @rescuegal: "@petxpert Thank you for the prop. Have a good week." Thank you for this, Sue! I love it! :-) Have a great week! (reblip)

"Give Me The Simple Life" Ella Fitzgerald 1969 Montreux

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petxpert Artie Shaw, just for Jan Curran. And, yes, I'm working! :-) Slaving over my laptop!! <G>
petxpert From the Broadway Musical, "Fiorello." I've always loved this one...
petxpert Happy Fourth of July!!! This was the first time this was sung by Kate Smith. Yes, BEFORE I was born. LOL

Roger Whittaker- The Last Farewell Live

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Maynard Ferguson & Sarah Vaughn -- Take The "A" Train

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petxpert This doesn't just reflect upon current temps, it's a treat to watch the late Bob Fosse's signature choreography in the YouTube clip.
petxpert This seems appropriate for our heatwave. I remember doing a dance routine to this a lifetime ago.....
petxpert Amanda McBroom sings the autobiographical, "Errol Flynn." This song is a virtual 3-act play and very poignant.

mcbroom: Errol Flynn

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petxpert A blast from the past.... ;-)
petxpert These seems about right for today... :-)
petxpert One of my favorite lyrics, sung here by Susan Boyle. @subomania

You Go To My Head (Frank Sinatra)

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petxpert One of my favorites, by one of my favorites. :-)
petxpert Does anyone else remember Buddy Greco? :-)

Buddy GrecoFever

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petxpert Never Forget.... This has sounds voice clips from 9/11.

Here's That Rainy Day (Frank Sinatra)

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petxpert @thedigitalbee54: "The more I See You " Billy Eckstein. Thanks for finding this treasure. :-) (reblip)
petxpert Esther Ofarim's voice is just right on this song...
petxpert I miss Jerry Orbach. Those who only knew him from "Law and Order" didn't know the Broadway Musical Star I remember....
petxpert I love this so much. Always have, always will....


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petxpert @djaces29: Thanks for finding the one, "You Don't Know Me," Ray Charles with Diana Krall. (reblip)
petxpert In Honor of #MeowMonday my favorite cat song: Peggy Lee's "The SIamese Cat Song" from "Lady and The Tramp." :-)

Nat King Cole An Affair To Remember (Our Love Affair)

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petxpert For ALL of the doggies & kitties at #Lub2Rock Dancing is the BEST fun! :-)

ABBADancing Queen

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You Don't Know Me by Michael Buble

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petxpert Barbara Cook singing "Why Did I Choose You?" An old favorite of mine....

Evgeny Kissin-Paganini-La Campanella

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petxpert A Definite Blast from the Past....


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petxpert @rescuegal: Great tune! Thanks for reminding me of this one... (reblip)
petxpert I love this tune. Haven't heard it in years....

Good-bye (Frank Sinatra)

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petxpert I've always loved Debussy's Reviere. Played here by Van Cliburn.

Debussy Reviere Van Cliburn

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petxpert A favorite Sondheim tune and one of my favorite singers for my listeners. And a big welcome to my newest listeners. :-)
petxpert My first favorite jazz tune. :-) How can you not love Brubeck's Take 5?! (reblip)
petxpert This recording of "In a Sentimental Mood," by John Coltrane & Duke Ellington is sheer bliss....
petxpert A young Barbra Streisand singing, "Lover, Come Back to Me."

Barbra Streisand Lover, come back to me (1965)

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petxpert For #woofwednesday, Peggy Lee sings "He's A Tramp" from Lady & The Tramp. ;-)

Peggy LeeHe's A Tramp

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petxpert For @Jan Curran - Artie Shaw's rendition of "Whistle While You Work." I'm working. Am I whistling? I'll never tell. ;-)
petxpert The phenomenal @BettyBuckley Ahhhh, wonderful! Brava!
petxpert The wonderful Jan Peerce singing Full Moon and Empty Arms. And, yes, there's a full moon tonight...

Ideale by Tosti. Placido Domingo, tenor. Carlos Rodriguez, pianist.

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petxpert @WithOutMakeUp: "TY4'rb~ Hi! :) @M3RLz: "TY - @WithOutMakeUp: "Celine Dion & Luciano Pavaroti – I Hate You Then I Love You""" (reblip)
petxpert Bobby Short was an original...

Bobby Short You Do Something to Me

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petxpert One of my favorite recordings...

John Raitt "Hey There"

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petxpert As another #meowmonday comes to a close, here's Stray Cat Strut. :-)

Once Upon A Time...Jack Jones

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WithOutMakeUp Beegie Adair – Our Love Is Here To Stay
petxpert Instrumental version of one of my favorite songs. But I'll admit that I really love the lyrics...
petxpert It's #meowmonday - Time for a little Stray Cat Strut! :-)
petxpert Thanks @mark_till for the props. Here's a little something you might enjoy as much as I do....
petxpert Thanks to @Shiner for this. So calming and peaceful.... (reblip)

"Over The Rainbow" Mandy Patinkin w Tony Randall 1994

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Howard Keel sings I Won't Send Roses

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petxpert One of my favorites. So haunting... (reblip)
petxpert @jet333: "Shelly Manne - 'You and the Night and the Music'..(Greatest Jazz Sessions)" (reblip)

I Have Confidence- Audra McDonald

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petxpert @BettyBuckley uses her unique phrasing to deliver a wonderful performance of Unexpected Song.


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petxpert This seems about right for a Summer day in Massachusetts. :-)

Pure Imagination- Audra McDonald

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A.Lara Granada Plácido Domingo

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petxpert Amanda McBroom's Errol Flynn. The song is based on her father and their relationship.

McBroom: Errol Flynn

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petxpert This is a magnificent performance by Jose Carreras of "This Nearly Was Mine," from South Pacific....
petxpert This seems about right today....

Sammy Davis, Jr. Here's That Rainy Day

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petxpert One of the tunes I used to sing back in the day....
petxpert One of my favorite Beach Boys tunes - Kokomo

The beach boysKokomo

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Jane Powell Medley

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Johnny Mathis Misty

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Hugh Jackman The Boy From Oz Not the boy next door

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(HD 720p) "Can You Read My Mind?" (Lois Lane Theme), Barbara Cook

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Robert Goulet sings "Lost In The Stars"

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Someone To Watch Over Me- Audra McDonald

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Someone To Watch Over Me- Audra McDonald

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petxpert An old favorite....

the twelve of never- johnny mathis

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The Carpenters ~ Rainy Days and Mondays

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amphore gracias *dear* :) @intinet: @ amphore for your jazz session and in the mood (reblip)

Audra McDonald I Wish I Were In Love Again

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petxpert This tune from is just lovely and seems to have gotten lost among the others by The Sherman Bros. & sung by Dick Van Dyke.

Hushabye Mountain

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petxpert And old favorite.... I wonder how many other people know this tune....

Susan Boyle -Hallelujah

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petxpert I love Placido Domingo! Reblip: @SF_RealEstate: "PLACIDO DOMINGO – BESAME MUCHO" (reblip)

Manhattan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Part Two

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Boots Randolph "Who Can I Turn To"

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Chanukah Anthem by Sam Glaser & Kol Zimra

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petxpert Perfect!

Sleigh Ride sung by Andy Williams

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petxpert @vixenvoice: "Everything always sounds better when Johnny Mathis sings!" (reblip)

Sam Glaser and Family • Chanukah Songs at the Piano

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Michael Bublé~All I want for Christmas is you

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petxpert Classic! - Andy Williams singing "Happy Holidays" NOW it's the holiday season. :-)
petxpert Love this! Sooo funny! Happy Chanukah!!!

Hanukkah in Santa Monica (Tom Lehrer)

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petxpert The original recording by Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer. :-)
petxpert RB @rescuegal: "Here's one for you sister @petxpert. Can hardly wait until he returns to Wichita in March, so I can hear him again in person." (reblip)

Samuel Ramey "Night and Day" by Porter

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petxpert The tune is from "A Chorus Line." John Barrowman is an ex-pat living in London. Too bad we don't see him on stage here in the States...
petxpert I've always loved this tune but was surprised that Berkeley Square was so small when I saw it several years ago. :-)
petxpert @violetp: Thanks for the #FF and back at you! Love this tune! Thanks for this gem. :-) (reblip)
petxpert An oldie but a goodie from the Broadway Musical, "Guys and Dolls."

Cole Porter - John Raitt - So in Love

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petxpert This has a wonderfully detailed intro by the magnificent @BettyBuckley Her voice and phrasing are, of course, exquisite.
petxpert @rescuegal: "For my sister @petxpert--thanks for being the best." Thanks and back at you, sister. :-) (reblip)
petxpert One of my very favorites. Thank you. @rescuegal: "Especially for my sister @petxpert to close out 2010." (reblip)
petxpert Ahhhh, this is a favorite. Transports me right back to ballet classes!

Arthur Fiedler "Les Sylphides Part Six"

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petxpert Who could forget this one? :-)

The Nutcracker Suite: No. 14 Pas De Deux/Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairies

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petxpert The great Leroy Anderson composition seems about right for this incredibly cold night in New England!

Ron Raines "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World"

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petxpert Love this. Pure classic from "Guys and Dolls." RB @BlueEyestotheSoul (reblip)
petxpert Angela Lansbury sings the song she introduced on Broadway as the star of "Mame."

JUDY GARLAND Live At The Palace 1967 I Feel A Song Coming On

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petxpert In honor of the official release of "The Complete Cat's Meow" and my launch/signing tomorrow night! :-)
petxpert Thanks for blipping this. Love it. @Azaelix: "Linda Ronstadt - 'Round midnight" (reblip)

Linda Ronstadt-Round midnight with Nelson Riddle

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petxpert For my sister @rescuegal Samuel Ramey singing one of my favorite songs. I hope you enjoy it. :-)

Samuel Ramey. Lost in the Stars. Kurt Weill.

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petxpert Exactly how I feel about training! Dogs, cats, etc. it's always better with positive reinforcement. :-)
petxpert One of my very favorite tunes...

It Might As Well Be Spring by Julie Andrews

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petxpert Bubbles was such a lovely lady. I had the pleasure of meeting her once. She was impossible to forget. How ironic that her daughter was deaf.
petxpert Tonight is the 5th anniversary of my mother's death. I miss her so much....

Sophie Tucker Sings "A Yiddishe Mamma."

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petxpert This was such a cute duet. Nice to find it again....
petxpert An old favorite... Joe Wiliiams and Bill Basie. Doesn't get much better than that.... :-)
petxpert Very touching version. With a very vivid reminder of 9/11
petxpert For @mollydcampbell and her kitty, Chowder. :-)
petxpert Just perfect for late night/early morning.... It just doesn't get any better than this.
petxpert In honor of #woofwednesday From Disney's "Lady and The Tramp." Originally sung by Peggy Lee.
petxpert Ahhhhh, it's @BettyBuckley :-)

Master of the house (Les Miserables in Concert -The 25th Anniversary)

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petxpert I can't get this song out of my mind today...
petxpert I heard this sung by a barbershop quartet this past weekend. It worked. But it nearly gave me mental whiplash. LOL
petxpert One of my favorite cabaret singers with a perfect tune for today...
petxpert Carol Burnett in her first starring role on Broadway, "Once Upon A Mattress." It's based on "The Princess and The Pea."
petxpert Thanks to @WuffyTheDog for sharing this with me. Roni has a lovely voice.

Roni Meron Think of me

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petxpert The ultimate musical theatre star of London's West End...

Elaine Page With one look Sunset Boulevard

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rescuegal Especially for my sister @petxpert

Samuel Ramey. Finian´s Rainbow. Burton Lane.

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petxpert Another interesting interpretation by @Betty Buckley....
petxpert For my sister @rescuegal - Samuel Ramey. :-)

Samuel Ramey: The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha

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petxpert Thinking of my mother as I prepare to say Yiskor for her....
petxpert The way it was meant to sound....
petxpert A little something for my followers on this lovely Summer day...
petxpert If you're lucky enough to still have your mother, hug her tightly...
petxpert A blast from the past. ;-)

Sunshine Lollypops and Rainbows LESLEY GORE

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petxpert Love to listen to Ella scat. :-)
petxpert I think Audra McDonald is one of the best singers we have in Musical Theatre today.....
petxpert From "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." :-)
petxpert One of my favorites by the Duke..
petxpert A lovely tune. Coltrane's version is just right for a quiet evening...
petxpert Great one from @FreakinFrog: ".... Everyone Have A Good Day... Later" Hadn't thought of this one in quite awhile! (reblip)
petxpert A song for a lazy Sunday afternoon....
petxpert For everyone who has given me props, this one's for you. :-)
petxpert Tony Bennett sings Cole Porter. Ahhhhh. Sweet.
petxpert From the original Broadway production of "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off."
petxpert The original! Yes, Elaine Page!!!!

Elaine Paige- Memory Live (London 1998)

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petxpert Perfect for this rainy New England day. And one of my faves - Gene Kelly! Ahhhhh.
petxpert I saw Carnival twice, pre-Broadway This brings back memories...
petxpert A trip into the past with Jack Jones..
petxpert For @MPetPals who told me to check out this group. :-)