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Old 02-17-2019, 09:03 PM
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When I first discovered TV, I thought surely there had to be a piano bar here. But now, (sigh) I doubt there ever will be.

If I am in a piano bar or a restaurant with a pianist playing in the background, I can keep the tip jar full because I never seem to run out of requests. I usually start with “Satin Doll” and on to “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered” and so it goes. (I do remember my manners and give others a chance — but never a lull.)

I guess I am a little bit out of my era and not supposed to know all those songs, but for some reason I do.

Anyway, the reason I am in this thread — other than to wax nostalgic — is to talk about Beegie Adair:

I had never heard of Beegie Adair until fairly recently when I was up north in a favorite restaurant.

We know, all too well, that it is a rare restaurant that can get the background music just right. But this one does. Alas, not a piano bar. Not live music. No tip jar. No singing. But the next best thing. A perfect loop of piano, playing in the background.

I knew all the songs but I did not know the artist.

So I got out my phone and pushed Shazam and that was how I discovered Beegie Adair. And now I own a whole bunch of her music. Listening to it right now, in fact.

If you like a beautiful romantic piano, and you had never heard of Beegie Adair, now you have.

You’re welcome.
She is fabulous:

The Way You Look Tonight - YouTube

The kind of music I used to dance and listen to at The Rainbow Room in NYC, a million years ago. Brings back so many wonderful memories.
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:33 AM
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I have been doing a little more online reading about Beejie Adair, and the Beejie Adair Trio. I found her discography and every one of those recordings looks pretty wonderful to me.

She is 81 and has been in the business for a long time. She does a few concerts, some at a place called the Birdland Theater in New York.

When I first heard her, I knew I had to find out more.

Wonderfully romantic slow dance music, too -- and I bet even couples who can't dance could figure out something to do with Beejie Adair playing through the Bose -- maybe a little "Teach Me Tonight."
Once again, thank you for posting her name. She will be a great addition to my Bose. My son has an Alexa that he talks to every morning when he is having coffee, I will give him both Beegie and Danny Wright. Teach me Tonight, another really smooth romantic number.

I just YouTubed Danny Wright, but did not care for his music. Much prefer Beejie.
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Old 02-18-2019, 08:20 AM
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Just youtubed Danny Wright and did not care for his music, much prefer the styling of Beejie.
Yes they are different styles -- I find Beegie to be supper club (which I adore), while Wright sounds more dreamy/classical (which I also love) as in this selection:

Somewhere In Time - YouTube

However, regardless of who we prefer, there is no doubt that both are incredibly accomplished pianists.
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Old 02-18-2019, 08:29 AM
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Good morning,

I went to Amazon, scrolled to CDs & Vinyl, and typed in Beegie Adair. Clicking on the CD title and scrolling down shows the list of songs on each one. I think those who love the old standards will be amazed. I can’t think of anything she left out.

I must shamelessly confess that I still buy CDs. Mr. Boomer will put them on my computer and iPod for me. (Yes. I still have an old Nano. I am such a dinosaur.)

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Old 02-18-2019, 09:18 AM
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Boomer, I just did a search for her on YouTube, found her playing Fly Me to the Moon, one of my favorites of all time, and she sounds great. Thanks, but I will go out on a limb and say I don't think we have a restaurant or a bar with the ambiance for a piano player of that level, although, maybe Demshers could provide the right room.
Here it is:

Fly Me To The Moon -- Beegie Adair Trio - YouTube

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I went to Amazon, scrolled to CDs & Vinyl, and typed in Beegie Adair. Clicking on the CD title and scrolling down shows the list of songs on each one. I think those who love the old standards will be amazed. I can’t think of anything she left out.

I must shamelessly confess that I still buy CDs. Mr. Boomer will put them on my computer and iPod for me. (Yes. I still have an old Nano. I am such a dinosaur.)
Actually the old ipods have become collectibles and some are quite valuable.

Apple iPods Are Worth Big Money as Collectibles: eBay Prices | Money
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Old 02-18-2019, 05:38 PM
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I local singer is making the rounds these few two years, mostly in Ocala. Her name is Miranda MADison. That's the way she spells it. Sings at the Hilton-Ocala for Sunday Brunch about noon every week. Great voice.

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Old 02-19-2019, 04:37 PM
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Thank you, ladies, for recommending Beegie. I put her on Pandora immediately. Love those "out of date" smooth melodies.
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