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At Town Hall (Live)


Download links and information about At Town Hall (Live) by Bobby Short, Mabel Mercer. This album was released in 1968 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop genres. It contains 26 tracks with total duration of 01:07:01 minutes.

Artist: Bobby Short, Mabel Mercer
Release date: 1968
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop
Tracks: 26
Duration: 01:07:01
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No. Title Length
1. I'm Throwing a Ball Tonight (Live At Town Hall) 3:19
2. That Black and White Baby of Mine (Live At Town Hall) 2:36
3. Looking At You (Live At Town Hall) 3:00
4. I Love You Samantha (Live At Town Hall) 2:27
5. When In Rome (Live At Town Hall) 2:37
6. I've Got Your Number (Live At Town Hall) 4:04
7. Bojangles of Harlem (Live At Town Hall) 2:44
8. Something to Live for (Live At Town Hall) 3:33
9. Sand In My Shoes (Live At Town Hall) 3:39
10. And Her Mother Came Too (Live At Town Hall) 3:05
11. Gimme a Pigfoot (Live At Town Hall) 2:08
12. On the Amazon (Live At Town Hall) 3:23
13. All of You (Live At Town Hall) 1:20
14. Staying Young (Live At Town Hall) 1:51
15. Children In the Carousel (Live At Town Hall) 1:46
16. Season's Greetings (Live At Town Hall) 2:06
17. Isn't He Adorable? (Live At Town Hall) 2:38
18. Bad Is for Other People (Live At Town Hall) 3:00
19. You Should See Yourself (Live At Town Hall) 2:43
20. Sweet Talk (Live At Town Hall) 1:41
21. Why Did I Choose You? (Live At Town Hall) 2:19
22. Jenny Rebecca (Live At Town Hall) 2:46
23. Lazy Afternoon (Live At Town Hall) 2:23
24. Confession (Live At Town Hall) 1:27
25. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) [Live At Town Hall] 1:30
26. Here's to Us (with Mabel Mercer) [Live At Town Hall] (featuring Bobby Short W / Mabel Mercer) 2:56



The pairing of sophisticated cabaret singers of two generations — sexagenarian Mabel Mercer and merely middle-aged Bobby Short — in a concert at Manhattan's Town Hall on May 19, 1968, was an inspired idea on the part of promoter George Wein, and an even better choice for a double-LP release by Atlantic Records. Both performers were longtime signees to the label, which made things easy. The first LP belonged to Short, who, backed by his usual cohorts, bassist Beverly Peer and drummer Dick Sheridan, turned in a typically appealing set that began with a quartet of Cole Porter songs and went on to a couple of Cy Coleman songs. His expertise on the music of these songwriters was well established, but he went on to try some jazzier and bluesier material, notably "Gimme a Pigfoot (And a Bottle of Beer)" and Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's "Something to Live For," varying these selections with the witty novelties "And Her Mother Came Too" and "On the Amazon." Mercer's set, heard on the second disc, was not so diverse, but her precise rendering of a set of light, romantic lyrics and winning melodies, also dipping into the Porter and Coleman songbooks, kept the audience transfixed. The two returned together for the encore to duet playfully on "The 59th Street Bridge Song" and, appropriately, Coleman's "Here's to Us." The result was a stylish musical evening that harked back decades in New York society and nightlife, but managed to seem utterly contemporary, and it's effectively captured here.