Saturday, July 28, 2007

Kander & Ebb, Alpha & Omega

Two youtube discoveries:

A 19-year-old, fiercely determined Liza Minnelli belts out "All I Need is One Good Break" and "Sing Happy" from Kander & Ebb's first Broadway show, Flora the Red Menace. I love how her voice almost breaks when she sings "one good break."

Jason Danieley sings "I Miss the Music" from Kander and Ebb's last musical, Curtains, completed after Ebb died. Kander wrote the lyrics to this himself and they obviously mean a lot to him--a tribute to his longtime writing partner. Ebb would've liked the internal rhyme of "choose" and "music" too.

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