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Bobby Short

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: September 15, 1926 | Died: March 21, 2005    

Bobby Short

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....
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Source: James Nadal

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    Songs Of New York - Live At The Cafe Carlyle

    Tzadik
    1995
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    Guess Who's In Town

    Tzadik
    1987
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    Moments Like This

    Tzadik
    1982
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    My Personal Property

    Tzadik
    1976
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    Bobby Short Celebrates Rodgers & Hart

    Tzadik
    1975
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    The Very Best Of Bobby Short

    Tzadik
    1972
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    Bobby Short Is Mad About Noël Coward

    Tzadik
    1972
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