Shirley Sings The INcomparable Ethel Waters

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Ticket Information

$20 (2 drink minimum) Food available

Time
7:00 PM
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Jazz
Event Contact
Shirley Crabbe
Description

Shirley Sings The Incomparable Ethel Waters is an evening of songs made famous by America’s first black superstar: Ethel Waters. She was a woman of the theater, a celebrity and an
influential singer whose distinctive jazz singing and interpretive abilities have
been credited with influencing several of America’s greatest vocalists such as Bing
Crosby, Mildred Bailey, Connie Boswell, and Ella Fitzgerald. As a leading blues
artist, Ms Waters also introduced many popular standards such as Sweet Georgia
Brown, Am I Blue? and (What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue?  The show features
songs, based on Ms. Water’s original arrangements, and brief narratives derived from
her autobiography “His Eye Is On The Sparrow.” The arrangements are fun, the music
is unique and the delivery is personal. The Incomparable Ethel Waters as sung by
Shirley Crabbe is an enjoyable program highlighting the signature songs of the great
American songstress: The Incomparable Ethel Waters. Length of show: 1.00 h


Ensemble Name
Shirley Crabbe
Musicians
Shirley Crabbe, vocals David Budway, piano Directed by Gerry Geddes
Composers
Various
Program

Man Wanted by Leonard Feather

The Favorite Songs of Ethel Waters  (Sepia Records Released: September 12, 2006)

 

Am I Blue  by Henry Askt & Grant Clarke

From WB Talking Picture  “On With The Show” (Columbia 1837-D)

 

Frankie and Johnny  - Traditional

Timeless Records Presents Ethel Waters(1992 Timeless Records)

 

Taking a Chance On Love by John LaTouche, Ted Fetter &  Veron Duke

From “Cabin In The Sky” (Liberty Music Shop – L-310)

Sony Music  Entertainment

 

Stormy Weather by Harold Arlen & Ted Koehler

The Incomparable Ethel Waters(Columbia/Legacy 65852)

 

Sweet Georgia Brown by Ben Bernie, Maceo Parker & Kenneth Csey

The Very Best of 1921-1947

 

(What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue by Fats Waller, Andy Razaf & Ernie Brooks

The Incomparable Ethel Waters(Columbia/Legacy 65852)

 

Thief In the Night by Unknown

The Incomparable Ethel Waters(Columbia/Legacy 65852)

 

Throw The Dirt by Unknown

The Favorite Songs of Ethel Waters  (Sepia Records Released: September 12, 2006)

 

Little Black Boy by Unknown

The Favorite Songs of Ethel Waters  (Sepia Records Released: September 12, 2006)

 

I’ve Got Rhythm by George Gershwin

(Columbia 14229-D)


Venue
Metropolitan Room
Location
34 W 22nd Street
New York, NY
Phone
1212 206 0440