torch song

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a popular song concerned with disappointment in love

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Liner notes: Best known as an alt-country artist, Jewell (not to be confused with the '90s diva) channels jazz siren Billie Holiday on this torch song, as shimmering electric guitar and organ cast a late-night spell.
NERINA PALLOT The Assembly, Leamington TORCH song singer and songwriter Nerina Pallot takes to the Warwickshire stage tonight.
In 1978, when we produced the first of the plays that would become Torch Song Trilogy, Estelle chided me: "Listen, Mr.
of South Florida), "My Man"--sung by the likes of Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holliday, Barbara Streisand, and originally by French chanteuse Mistinguett--is the quintessence of the torch song.
Some 25 years after his breakthrough role as a gay teen in Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy, Matthew Broderick still has queer appeal.
Inspired by the experience, encouraged by La MaMa founder Ellen Stewart, and fueled by amphetamine and alcohol, he wrote a series of plays, giving himself juicy roles--both male and female--that showed off his way with a torch song or a show tune.
Tess's Torch Song," by Harold Arlen, with a nice orchestration by Don Sebesky, comes close to a Swinging Sinatra with Brass session.
With the form of Zulu Dawn's Newbury win having been franked by the runner-up Torch Song at Pontefract on Monday, it would be no surprise to see the John Hills-trained colt follow up successfully in the u.
The familiar torch song tells only part of the story: Smoke not only gets in your eyes, it gets into the rest of your body, too.
It's a torch song of a book, an operatic lament written in an intense, overwrought style that is by turns biblical, poetic, and impertinent.
This tantalizing new set of Crawford classics features some of the Oscar([R])-winning actress' finest films - A Woman's Face, Flamingo Road, Sadie McKee, Strange Cargo and Torch Song.
Flo" Ziegfeld did permit her to sing a torch song, "My Man," a song of slavish devotion that would become her signature and allow her, briefly, to escape her comic persona.
She previously appeared as a featured artist on tracks with Clean Bandit and Bombay Bicycle Club and this intelligent torch song makes it easy to see why some people are already touting her as the new Lorde.
Foxes' vocals are smoky and seductive, and she has a really great grasp of the torch song style.