Friday, December 26, 2008

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

I mentioned in my last post that good friend, Amber, has started a new feature on her blog, Blue Mango, called Friday Cocktails, where she posts videos of various singers. I love that idea, so this week I'm posting a Friday cocktail at Canyon Wren Cottage.

Also in my last post, I introduced you to one of my favorite singers, Jane Monheit. I first found her when I was doing some research on singers at You know how you can look something up, and there's that blurb that suggests you might be interested in similar singers? I think that's how I first found Jane Monheit.

She was just getting started back when I stumbled upon her music. My daughter, Cameron, loves her as much as I do. We had the pleasure of meeting Jane Monheit when she came to Amarillo to perform at a benefit gala for the local theater. She signed one of our CD's for Cameron and was very sweet to discuss the "biz" with our daughter, who aspires to sing professionally.

"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" has been sung for decades by so many singers, but hardly ever will you hear a version that is so heartfelt as Jane performs it. She really just melts into the music. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Eva Cassidy has a version you probably are familiar with, but if not, you must hear it! Moves me to tears.

Amber said...

Lovely version of a great classic, Sandra! Was it in Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow? I watched that film on my trans-Pacific flight back from tsunami was kind of a different movie. I don't remember the song in it, but then, the movie wasn't that memorable! LOL

Amber said...

Okay, I just looked up the soundtrack and the song is on it! Go figure. It's a beautiful version!

sandra/tx said...

I haven't even heard of that movie, Amber, so I'm glad you found out about the soundtrack. To anon, I have heard the Eva Cassidy version of the song and love it, too. There's another Eva Cassidy fave I have that I'll be posting soon. :-)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a beautiful voice! Thank you for showing me this gorgeous video!

mary said...

What a beautiful version of one of my very favorite songs. Have a wonderful weekend!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

I really like Jane Monheight. Have one of her older, very jazzy cd's. How cool that you and DD got to meet her!!

I am a sucker for Izzy's version of over the rainbow though...One of my kidlets did it with their school chorus...I STILL feel tears in my eye from it!.

Thanks for the gorgeous music ~!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful, Sandra!

I am so glad you all talked about the movie, in comments. I've not heard of it. Wondered what it was and now I'm trying to figure out the premise! Guess I had better get googling!

Katie @ said...

Oh how I love that voice... and to think we just got an itunes gift card. Hmmm!

Dawnie said...

that was beautiful. i've never heard it before so thank you for that!

Geri said...

This is a great classic. Thanks!

Rose said...

You're right; very melty. Lovely, lovely version. Like Linda, I'm also a big fan of Iz's version.

Fifi Flowers said...

Very pretty version. Thanks for sharing!

Karena said...

I too discovered Jane's music recently, and Over the Rainbow is quite appropo for this Kansas girl! Thank you for sharing!

Karena said...

Oh, and please take a look at my latest painting in the style of Noir. Your photos are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I found this site using [url=][/url] And i want to thank you for your work. You have done really very good site. Great work, great site! Thank you!

Sorry for offtopic

Anonymous said...

Who knows where to download XRumer 5.0 Palladium?
Help, please. All recommend this program to effectively advertise on the Internet, this is the best program!

Anonymous said...

Hі to evеrу one, the contentѕ ехіsting at this ωеbѕite are actually amazing for peoplе knowledge, well, keep uρ thе good work fеllows.

Here is my ωеb page ... altec bucket truck
My site - used bucket trucks for sale

Anonymous said...

Do yоu have а spam problem on this website; I also am а blоgger, and
I was wonderіng yοur situаtion; we have createԁ sоme niсe methods аnd we are looκing tο exсhange methods with other folks, why not shoοt mе аn
e-mail if inteгеsted.

My ωeb blog used bucket truck
Check out my page ... buy bucket trucks

Anonymous said...

I'm really enjoying the design and layout of your blog. It's a very
eаѕу on the eyеs which makes it much
more enjoуable for me tо come here and visit moгe often.
Did you hire out a ԁeveloper tо сгeаte your theme?
Exceptional work!

My weblog :: TENS unit for Athletes
Also see my web page - tens machine for sale

Anonymous said...

I do acсept as true ωith all of the idеas уou've presented to your post. They are very convincing and can certainly work. Still, the posts are too brief for starters. May you please lengthen them a bit from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.

Feel free to surf to my site - street smart taxi irving
my web site > Irving Taxicab

Anonymous said...

Wοw that waѕ strange. I just ωrote an really long commеnt but afteг I сlickeԁ
submit my comment didn't show up. Grrrr... well I'm not ωriting all that
over again. Anywаys, just wantеԁ tο say suрerb

Heгe іѕ my weblοg;
my website - taxicab coppell