The songs of Rodgers & Hart

The songs of Rodgers & Hart by Dominic Alldis

The songs of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart have long been favourites of cabaret singers and jazz artists.  Hart's lyrics, facile, vernacular, dazzling, sometimes playful, sometimes melancholic, raised the standard for Broadway songwriting.  Rodgers, as a creator of melodies, ranks with Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin.  Together they wrote some of Broadway's most enduring musicals Pal Joey, On Your Toes, Babes In Arms and The Boys From Syracuse.

In The songs of Rodgers & Hart, Dominic recreates the elegance and sophistication that are the hallmark of the Rodgers & Hart songbook.

Blue Moon
Falling In Love With Love
From Another World
Glad To Be Unhappy
Have You Met Miss Jones?
I Could Write A Book
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
I Wish I Were In Love Again
Isn’t It Romantic
It Never Entered My Mind
It’s Easy To Remember
Little Girl Blue
My Funny Valentine
My Heart Stood Still
My Romance
Spring Is Here
There's A Small Hotel
This Can't Be Love
Where Or When
With A Song In My Heart
You Took Advantage Of Me
You’re Nearer


Alldis offers real interpretations of the lyric – that is, he sings the words as if he means them. This has always been a central purpose of jazz singing, though even well known figures don't always achieve it, and what a difference it makes.  
Andy Hamilton
Jazz Review

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