Torch Singers

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    The women I wish I was like, in so many ways.....

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFN_Iu_PD-g]YouTube - Julie London "Black Coffee"[/ame]

    OMG...audible seduction. From when Men were Men and women were grateful...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HssG1ndtNM]YouTube - Libby Holman Singing "Am I Blue?"[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9gz0EfmS4Q]YouTube - Bluesy Song by one of the great Torch Singers - 1930[/ame]

    Anyone know some more?
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DaxfWgn2KY]YouTube - Sam Kinison on "Opening Night at Rodney's Place" (1989)[/ame]
     
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    You are just bound and determined to torment us men on USMB aren't you Madeline?

    Here's one of my favorite songs doing an awesome remix of a classic standard

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE_1tCasi_Q]YouTube - Propellerheads & Shirley Bassey - History Repeating[/ame]
     
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    You are just bound and determined to torment us men on USMB aren't you Madeline?

    Here's one of my favorite songs doing an awesome remix of a classic standard

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE_1tCasi_Q]YouTube - Propellerheads & Shirley Bassey - History Repeating[/ame]
     
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    Some of her work is very 'torch singer' mode. But more often, she's more experimental. Still one of the best all around female vocalists IMHO.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPW4DdGo2Z0]YouTube - Kate Bush - "King Of The Mountain"[/ame]
     
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    And you can't leave out this classic lady who's done some great work with torch style of singing.

    This is one of my favorite songs of hers that almost nobody knows it seems. God bless my love for movie scores. This gem was hidden away on "Bram Stoker's: Dracula"

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhG8zC4npsE]YouTube - Love Song For A Vampire[/ame]
     
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    How many times can a lady wear a low cut, tiger stripped dress made of sequins? Of COURSE these women are the stuff of fantasies.....

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVc8RM7Evo8]YouTube - Sultry Jazz Demo: Fly Me To The Moon, Mack The Knife, Route 66[/ame]

    Can a woman even sing "Mack The Knife" in street clothes?

    I can't be the only one who misses hats with veils, and opera length gloves, and sultry hair dos........

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRyDB4RWJdw]YouTube - Ella fitzgerald - Mack The Knife High quality[/ame]

    It ain't the figure on the lady. It's the ATTITUDE, if you ask me.


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    Reason #1,586,423 why fashion after 1962 through 1983 is to blame for such horror in our society. Destruction of women's fashion. I'm now firmly convinced that only now we are starting to see designers who are trying to design for women, and not their twiggy figured boyfriend to go drag in. Macrame and polyester leisure suits... when'd those EVER look good? :eusa_hand:

    Now I gotta fire up the Chairman of the Board to get that sensation outta my head.
     
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    I had/have great legs and loved loved loved mini-skirts. But the "mood" of such garments is nowhere near the mood I'd be in wearing the dress, etc. Shirley Bassey has on in the post you made above. One is flirty...the other is seductive.

    Are you listening to Sinatra to kill lust Big Fitz? He dun always have that effect on me.......LOL.


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPYb1-U9h6w]YouTube - New York, New York - The Way You Look Tonight, Frank Sinatra[/ame]
     
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    Listening to "Fly Me To The Moon" with the Count Basie Orchestra. A true greatest hits collection which I got for 6 bucks. what a deal.

    Frank's being a palette cleanser right now. And well, ole blue eyes does nothing for me that way, his voice is cool masculine romanticism. Makes one feel... confident. If my body actually had even a neutral attitude towards clothing, I'd wear a suit more often instead of under duress. I can make even a tux look like a messy bed in 10 minutes. Fashion hates me.

    And yes. Seductive is the better of the two choices. And when the design is bad, it isn't flirty, it's just filthy.
     

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