15 May 2014
1 December 2009
I’m sure this will never happen, but I really can hear it in my mind’s ear…
Gotta say, I hope it STAYS in your mind's ear and nowhere else, Mr. Fields! I hate this kind of technological-graverobbing…Leave the 1920s recordings alone!! If people want to buy them, let them buy them on their own merits. And let Paul record his own brand-new versions. (Meanwhile, forget Sting/Rod – I'll stick to my Ella Fitzgerald records, thanks! Or Barbra Streisand.)
Calling Gershwin/Porter compositions "granny music" (which they kinda are) is a lot nicer & more accurate than calling them "granny shit"!
1 November 2012
Well, put it this way: Cole Porter and Gershwin are "granny music" in the perspective of the rock-&-roller with a chip on his shoulder.
But this loose genre of "granny music" is a bit imprecise and sometimes causes more confusion than it sheds light. Still, it would be useful and interesting to try to specify what it's evoking. One doesn't want to be too loosey-goosey -- nor too strictly limiting, either.
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