Sometimes I wonder if I was born at the wrong time! That’s a long story that I won’t get into here….. but I have always loved Jazz standards from the 1940’s. My Mom played that kind of music a lot when I was growing up, so I did hear it….. but for some reason it has just always been a favorite of mine. Oh….. I certainly enjoyed the music of my generation, other than when Mom had her music going…. that’s pretty much all I listened to when I was ‘that age’.
I think there’s something about the style of singing associated with Jazz music that I love. Not just the songs….. but the sound of the voices. I guess it would qualify as Easy Listening. My definition of Easy Listening is a soothing sounding voice that you could listen to for hours without feeling like it was grating on your nerves.
I like to refer to the singers as ‘Crooners’. Wikipedia says that the title of Crooner is usually given to men… probably because the women would swoon over them…… but I think it can apply to female singers from that era too. In fact, I found a whole website with a ‘list’ of female crooners! I’m sure you could find some men that would say they ‘swoon’ over some of those female voices!
I have a dream of someday recording an album of Easy Listening Jazz standards…. so lately I’ve been listening more to that kind of music. I would love to croon my way through a lot of those old songs! I’m grateful to have the access to recordings of these great singers from the past to inspire me. Of course….. being an Alto… I love hearing the female singers with a lower range. I’m discovering artists that I wasn’t aware of before and really enjoy listening to them. What a great era of music!
What songs do you think I should cover on my dream album with music from the 1940’s era?
I am Grateful! How are you?