Born: September 15, 1926 | Died: March 21, 2005
After he took up residence in the lounge of New York's elegant Hotel Carlyle in the late 1960s, vocalist and pianist Bobby Short became an icon of New York and American cultural life. Short called himself a saloon singer, but actually he roosted at the top of the hierarchy of entertainers who perform in cocktail lounges, and indeed he did much to define the modern categories of lounge singer and cabaret singer. New York visitors stopped in at the Café Carlyle for decades to hear Bobby Short, to glimpse the lifestyles of the city's well-heeled residents, and to take a tour through the classics of American popular song with one of its most knowledgeable curators for a guide....
Source: James Nadal
Songs Of New York - Live At The Cafe CarlyleTzadik
Guess Who's In TownTzadik
Moments Like ThisTzadik
My Personal PropertyTzadik
Bobby Short Celebrates Rodgers & HartTzadik
The Very Best Of Bobby ShortTzadik
Bobby Short Is Mad About Noël CowardTzadik
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