Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Help Charmin Michelle make her next CD


Charmin Michelle by John Whiting
Let's say you're a jazz singer, and you regularly appear with a big band, and you're about to make your first CD together. You've been performing with each other for several years, and your repertoire now includes more than 80 songs.

Your CD will include 10. Which 10? Let your fans help decide.

Charmin Michelle is doing that for her planned CD with Jerry O'Hagan and His Orchestra, with whom she sings most Sundays at the Cinema Ballroom in St. Paul. 

She recently sent out an email with their song list. "We would like some input from all of you about the tunes we select to record on the disc," she wrote. "We would like to ask you to take the time to go through the list and pick out 8 tunes you would like to hear on the CD. You may rate them from one to eight if you wish." (The other 2 tunes will be instrumentals.)

If you know Charmin and you've heard her sing, which eight of these would you choose? Or: Imagine your favorite jazz-singer-big-band combination. Which eight would you choose to hear them perform? (I'm picturing Kurt Elling and the Bob Mintzer Big Band on "Makin' Whoopee." Wondering if Elling has ever sung that song...if he ever would, and how witty and sly it would sound if he did.)

A TISKET A TASKET
AC-CENT-TCHU-ATE THE POSITIVE
ALL OF ME
ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE
AS TIME GOES BY
AT LAST
AULD LANG SYNE
BAUBLES, BANGLES AND BEADS
BIG SPENDER
BLUE MOON
BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY
BYE BYE BLACKBIRD
CHEEK TO CHEEK
CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE
COME RAIN OR COME SHINE
DAY IN – DAY OUT
DEEP IN A DREAM
DOES CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOR…
DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE
EAST OF THE SUN
EASY TO LOVE
ENJOY YOURSELF
FLY ME TO THE MOON
GREEN EYES
HEART AND SOUL
HIGH HOPES
I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
I LOVE PARIS
I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT
I’M LOOKIN’ FOR A GUY
I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
I’VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE
IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD
IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU
IT DON’T MEAN A THING
IT HAD TO BE YOU
IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE A MAN AROUND THE HOUSE
JUMP, JIVE & WAIL
L-O-V-E
MAKIN’ WHOOPEE
MEMORIES OF YOU
MOOD INDIGO
NIGHT AND DAY
ONE MORE DAY
OVER THE RAINBOW
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
POOR BUTTERFLY
RAGGMOPP
REMEMBER WHEN
SANTA BABY
SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME
SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU
SCOTCH AND SODA
SECRET LOVE
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY
SHALL WE DANCE
SHINY STOCKINGS
SHOO FLY PIE AND APPLE PAN DOWDY
SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES
SNOWFALL
SOPHISTICATED LADY
STRANGERS IN PARADISE
SWAY
SWEET AND GENTLE
T’AIN’T WHAT YOU DO
TAKE TWO TO TANGO
TALK TO ME
TENDERLY
THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC
CHRISTMAS WALTZ
NEARNESS OF YOU
RAINBOW CONNECTION
SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE
WAY WE WERE
WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
UNFORGETTABLE
WHAT’LL I DO
WHERE IS YOUR HEART?
WHERE OR WHEN
YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC
YOU ARE THE BEST THING
YOU BELONG TO MY HEART
YOU BROUGHT A NEW KIND OF LOVE TO ME
YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU

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