8 Ella songs, and their respective composers


Edit to add three months later or bottom line up front: BLUF: I put this up after confirming a Jane Monheit show June 21 at Mitchell park el Palo alto room  but was not allowed to announce it until after her Yoshi’s show in April.  Likewise I am not allowed to advertise in Los Gatos because Jane appears Wednesday there two days before her more intimate Palo Alto hit.  I’ve always been impressed by the los Gatos jazz on the Plaza, and met the people in charge of it at Greg Brown’s memorial, but I’ve never been. They’ve done shows with Mose Allison and Nelly McKay.

( Jane has a recent album doing a lot of the Ella Fitzgerald song book and I admit I didn’t finish so it’s missed leading to say eight songs ).

“All Too Soon”, Duke Ellington & Carl Sigman

”Somebody Loves Me”, written by George Gershwin, and lyrics by Ballard MacDonald and Buddy DeSylva.


Blossom Seeley


”Chelsea Mood”

OK this should’ve been a giveaway – I’m writing this three months later after my Jane Monheit on sale but four days before the show — Her 2016 album produced by Nicholas Peyton has a track that seems to be a medley of Chelsea Bridge and in a sentimental mood so by claiming there was a song called Chelsea mood I was in advertently tipping my hand

”Something’s Gotta Give”, Johnny Mercer

”I Was Doing All Right”, George Gershwin

”Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”, Cole Porter


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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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