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Rose Murphy On Piano Jazz

Rose Murphy.
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Rose Murphy.

Rose Murphy (1913–1989) was a legendary singer and pianist who starred at the nightclub Café Society in the heyday of New York's jazz scene. She made history with her version of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love." Critics and audiences were delighted by her breathless voice, her spirited playing and her signature "chee-chee."

In this Piano Jazz session from 1988, Murphy showcases her trademark vocal style in "Cecilia," then teams up with host Marian McPartland for "St. Louis Blues."

Originally broadcast in the fall of 1988.

Set List

  • "Cecilia" (Dreyer, Ruby)
  • "Time On My Hands" (Adamson, Gordon, Youmans)
  • "Satin Doll" (Ellington, Mercer, Strayhorn)
  • "Blue Moon" (Rodgers, Hart)
  • "Jitterbug Waltz" (Waller)
  • "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" (Fields, McHugh)
  • "My Blue Heaven" (Donaldson, Whiting)
  • "In The Blue Of The Evening" (Adair, D'Artega)
  • "What To Do" (Murphy)
  • "There'll Be Other Times" (McPartland)
  • "St. Louis Blues" (Handy)
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