Monday, January 25, 2010

Summertime, from Porgy and Bess

Trying out a few different songs for an upcoming audition to be in a local church talent show.

What do you think?  Too short?  Would you like it better with accompaniment?

I've always loved this song- "One of these mornings you're gonna rise up singing, spread your wings and take to the sky.  But till that mornin', there's a nothin' can harm you, so hush little baby, don't you cry."  I love to sing it to my babies when they're just newborn.  I don't know why, but newborns seem to need old southern spirituals- Wade in the Water, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Amazing Grace.  Nice swoopy, heart felt songs.  Then the babies get older and they need jazzy 40's and 50's tunes.  Bop Shoo Bop and all that.  Things to kick and dance to.

Enjoy the song!

Summertime from Myrnie Twin on Vimeo.


Aunt LoLo said...

Two things. BBJ saw the video, and the conversation went like this:
"Is that you?!"
"No. Who do you think it is?"
"Umm...we saw her in the shower! With her clothes on!"

Heh. (The pics from the new house....)

Second, isn't it a little high? Not too high for you, obviously, but...the song is such a LOW song, isn't it? I think it might sound better down there.

Aunt LoLo said...

Umm....I stand corrected. It's an uber high song. Why did I think it was low?

Ticia said...

I like it. It's a little different from what I'm used to because I think the version I've heard most has an alto. Or maybe I'm totally misremembering.
To give a better opinion I'd probably need to hear with the accompaniment to see if I liked that better. I know that's not helpful.

Casey said...

Very pretty. :)

Alexandra said...

Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing. I used to sing Amazing Grace and Swing Low to my babies too.

Elizabeth G. said...

You sang something! I love that song. It is great and you did a great job! Did you get in the talent show????