|Nancy Harms and Tanner Taylor|
Listeners will hear songs from the Great American Songbook sung by Twin Cities vocalists Debbie Duncan, Connie Evingson, Nancy Harms, Maud Hixson, and Fogel himself, plus Fogel's stories about the songs.
It's an ambitious project that should add much to our understanding of these songs and their importance. Each singer is recording 13 songs; each weekday will feature a different singer.
"Almost Like Being in Love"
"Days of Wine and Roses"
"Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise"
"If I Were a Bell"
"I've Got the World on a String"
"On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)"
Because this is Fogel's show, "certain standards" has at least two meanings. Obviously, it applies to the songs he and his guests have chosen, all American standards. But it also applies to how he chose the singers. All are pros with their own distinct style and way with a song. All will approach the music with the respect it deserves, then put their own stamp on it.
Next up: Maud Hixson and Rick Carlson.
Photos by John Whiting.