Torch music does anyone know what i mean?
Posted Wed Apr 28, 2010 08:52 AM
Whenever I ask someone if they are into torch music they ask what I am talking about.....well here are some examples
Posted Wed Apr 28, 2010 01:13 PM
Posted Wed Apr 28, 2010 07:42 PM
There's those that think the phrase somehow relates to depictions of Venus carrying a torch, but that's rather shaky. It first appears in modern American parlance in the mid-1920s and the phrase "to carry a torch" referred very specifically to somebody who was still in love with another person who, for various reasons, had decamped. By the mid-30s, the term "torch song" was pretty established in popular culture. It's not used much now, except among us dinosaurs who (1) know about suych things and (2) enjoy it!
Most "torch songs" (the good ones anyway, in my opinion) were by female singers, although there's a couple of males that were known for such songs. Every time I think of a "torch song," I think of Lauren Bacall in "Casablanca."
I'm partial to French torch songs, which is funny when you stop and think about it, since I don't understand hardly a word of French. They must emote better; what are the odds eh?
Anyway, in deference to your bi-tri-quadra-lingual capabilities, here's one of my favorite French singers:
Posted Thu Apr 29, 2010 07:15 AM
Posted Thu Apr 29, 2010 08:32 AM
Billie Holiday singin "Boday and Soul" may be a good example
Posted Fri Apr 30, 2010 08:47 AM
Oh yes, Bedamned, I love her, but was just giving a "taste" to show what I meant. I love your posts, I had never heard these ladies, but I must say they are wonderful!
Thank you, Jazzy. It is so hard to do justice in representing Torch music without taking up a lot of space. I love this music!
Posted Fri Apr 30, 2010 09:28 AM
Doris Day "Possess Me"
Julie London "Makin' Whoopie"
Posted Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:40 AM
Posted Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:52 AM
The very thought of you.....sighs
Posted Thu May 06, 2010 03:21 PM
Posted Mon May 10, 2010 09:21 AM
RIP Lena and thanks for all the memories.
Posted Mon May 10, 2010 12:11 PM