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Mady Kaye Goes Cabaret, Volume 2: The Magic of Mercer

The Magic of Mercer coverMady Kaye Goes Cabaret – The Magic of Mercer! Mady Kaye first presented this original show at Zachary Scott Theater in Austin, TX in 2005, as part of the Z-Cabaret Concert Series. The show was a hit, and featured favorites from the Johnny Mercer songbook as well as stories about his life.

Now Ms. Kaye presents this wonderful show on a CD featuring her favorite Austin musicians: Eddy Hobizal, pianist extraordinaire; Paul Spikes, on acoustic bass and splendid harmonica; Art Kidd, favorite drummer; and Mitch Watkins, legendary guitarist. The Magic of Mercer presents fourteen gems of Mercer’s prolific song catalog, from his humorous “The Old Music Master” to his heartbreaking “One for My Baby” and “I Remember You.”

Mady Kaye weaves her usual magic in these lush interpretations of Mercer classics, revealing the emotional heart of the song. At times understated, at times over-the-top, Ms. Kaye’s storytelling is masterful and spellbinding. This is a singer who knows her subject, and she tells it as if she just happened to be at one of those famous Hollywood parties of the 1940’s. Pure listening joy!

Songs on the CD:

  1. Goody Goody (listen)
  2. I Thought About You
  3. I’m an Old Cowhand (listen)
  4. Too Marvelous for Words
  5. One for My Baby (listen)
  6. That Old Black Magic
  7. Laura
  8. Accentuate the Positive
  9. The Old Music Master
  10. Come Rain or Come Shine
  11. Moon River
  12. Days of Wine and Roses
  13. Something’s Gotta Give (listen)
  14. I Remember You

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Mady Kaye Goes Cabaret: A Tribute to Tin Pan Alley

Mady Kaye Goes Cabaret album coverMady Kaye Goes Cabaret: A Tribute to Tin Pan Alley is Ms. Kaye’s hugely successful venture into cabaret. The show highlights the “Golden Age of Song,” the years between 1920 and 1940 in which “Tin Pan Alley” – the music publishing industry – burst upon the New York scene. Through songs and stories, we relive the history and heartbreak, the romance and humor of those wonderful years in American popular music, years that brought us Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Irving Berlin and of course, the Gershwins. The Cabaret show was presented at Zachary Scott Theater, Austin, in August 1999 to sold-out houses. The CD, recorded during two nights of the run, makes you, the listener, feel as though you are sitting in the audience. It’s up close and personal. The songs are sublime. The singing is lovely. The text is smart and snappy. Just what you’d expect from Mady Kaye.

“Kaye is an unabashed fan of the Great American Songbook, and just watching her fervor for it can be captivating. She is a skillful interpreter of Tin Pan Alley’s classics, and when she gives voice to these masterpieces of wit and romance, she communicates all the craft, all the feeling that made these songs the standards. . .when she sings softly, her voice comes out like a taut thread of silk: shiny but surprisingly supple and strong.” – Robert Faires, Arts Editor, The Austin Chronicle

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Songs on the CD are:

  1. Opening Medley: Forty-Second Street, Puttin’ On the Ritz, Lullaby
    of Broadway
  2. Mama Goes Where Papa Goes (listen)
  3. Manhattan
  4. Rhythm Medley: I Got Rhythm, Fascinating Rhythm, It Don’t Mean a Thing
  5. Someone to Watch Over Me (listen)
  6. Mountain Greenery
  7. Ten Cents a Dance
  8. They All Laughed
  9. Brother Can You Spare a Dime
  10. Cole Porter Medley: Just One of Those Things, You’re the Top, It’s
    DeLovely (listen)
  11. I Can’t Get Started
  12. You’re Blasé
  13. Goody Goody
  14. Lady Is a Tramp
  15. Over the Rainbow
  16. Remember Your Name and Address (listen)

Songs for All Seasons

Songs for All Seasons album coverMady Kaye’s passion for song finds its expression on Songs for All Seasons, her first CD and debut as a songwriter. This is Mady Kaye at her best. Her original lyrics are witty and highly stylish, as on Charlie Parker’s “Au Privave” or her own “So Hot.” On “Autumn Song” the lyric is poignant and bittersweet, lingering in the ear like fine wine on the palate. Ms. Kaye’s voice is smooth and very clear, her diction bitingly concise. But it is her phrasing that is inspired, whether applied to standards or to her own material. Her feel for the inner rhythm of the line is unerring. In live performance Ms. Kaye frequently improvises new verses to jazz classics, with a nod to the author’s intent and inner rhyme, resulting in a song that would delight even Cole Porter or Ira Gershwin.

“. . . sophistication and elegance are swooning under the spell of Kaye’s cool, seductive jazz stylings. . . she sings jazz, lives each note, breathes every line, inhabits every song. And when someone sings like that, it isn’t cigar & martini music, it’s a champagne & caviar rendezvous for two.” – Raoul Hernandez, Music Editor, The Austin Chronicle

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Songs on the CD are:

  1. Caught a Touch of Your Love (listen)
  2. Autumn Leaves
  3. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
  4. Au Privave
  5. Like a Lover
  6. I’ve Got Just About Everything I Need
  7. Day by Day (listen)
  8. Something Cool
  9. Take It Home Someplace Else
  10. January Always Makes Me Blue (listen)
  11. Up Jumped Spring
  12. So Hot
  13. Autumn Song

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