From C to Sharpened C

by Kathleen Martin

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June 7, 2014

This "experimix" is a mash-up where I'm providing all of the performance material. "What'll I Do?" was written in 1923 by Irving Berlin, and 1930's "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" is by lyricist E. Y. "Yip" Harburg and composer Jay Gorney, with a melody based on a Russian-Jewish lullaby. It was especially tricky mashing them up given the differing time signatures between the two. But they are both long-time favorite tunes of mine from the first third of the last century, and hope I haven't done either one too much injustice in this experiment. Any listener unfamiliar with either song should find versions online to hear each in its entirety.


released June 7, 2014
Arranged, performed, recorded and produced by Kathleen Martin
Cover design by JT Lindroos




Kathleen Martin New Albany, Indiana

For music fans who think outside the boxy confines of genre labels, find here my original work arranged for and performed on a variety of instruments for sounds ranging from sweet to sassy and reedy to brassy; from lofty to lowdown and soulful to hoedown; from serious to silly and urban to hillbilly. I urge you to click on my production notes/lyrics before or as you push play. ☼♥ ... more

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