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.

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

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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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