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Another Great Collection,
This review is from: The Songs Of Johnny Mercer (Audio CD)
Again, Susannah McCorkle proved her ability to do justice to the works of the great composers and her tribute to Johnny Mercer shine with the best of them.
My reviews are always filled with my love and admiration of Susannah and I was broken hearted by her untimely death. But comfort is found in the songs she left us and in what she might have been telling us. I find it ironic that "One for My Baby" is the ast song on this CD and perhaps foretells that this was it. "Anyplace I Hang my Hat is Home" has always been a song for those who were lonely and longing for some sense of being.
My other favorites on this were "Blues in the Night", "Fools Rush In" and "I'm Old Fashioned" - songs we have heard many times but Susannah's original and unique interpretations of these songs makes them feel new.
Tribute CDs such as this one are wonderful ways to learn about an artist or composer and beome familiar with their work. Susannah's work always inspires me to learn more about a composer and when I compare performances of these great songs, her renditions stand with the best of them.