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I Blame EVERYTHING on The Bossa Nova

by Lori Moore

I was so saddened to hear of the death of one of the greatest singers of all time, Eydie Gorme over the weekend.  She was festive, glamorous, and what a set of lungs!  She was fabulous as a solo artist in any language and wonderful with her partner on stage and in life, Steve Lawrence to whom she was married for 55 years.

The duo was scheduled to play Miller Auditorium several times but never made it to Kalamazoo, much to my dismay.

How do I pick a favorite song?  It would have to be "If He Walked Into My Life" from MAME. Wow. My sentimental favorite is the swingin' arrangement of "Let it Snow" that she did with hubby.  I must have heard it hundreds of times as a kid and it's still my favorite holiday song today.

Do yourself a favor and dig up some of her old tunes online and see what real singin' is all about.