Bar Scott | a little dream

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a little dream

by Bar Scott

The great jazz standards of the 1930s-1950s including "The Nearness of You", "Good Morning, Heartache", and the beautiful "Where Is Love" from Oliver sung by the phenomenal Bar Scott in her inimitable style.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. The Nearness of You
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2. You Better Go Now
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3. I Wish I Didn't Love You So
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4. Dream A Little Dream of Me
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5. For All We Know
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6. Since I Fell For You
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7. Two For the Road
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8. Every Time We Say Goodbye
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9. It Might As Well Be Spring
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10. Good Morning, Heartache
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11. My Ship
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12. The Man I Love
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13. Where is Love?
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Making this record has been a dream of mine since my mid-twenties long before I became a song writer myself. Back then, I only thought of myself as a singer, but my desire to learn how to write songs was so strong that I put records like this one on the back burner. Now, with 6 CDs of original songs under my belt, it felt like the right time to focus on just being a singer again.

I love all of the songs on this recording. Some I've loved since those early years of dreaming; others, like "Two for the Road" and "You Better Go Now" are new to me. It's been an exciting challenge to sing songs that have been sung a million times by all of the best singers in the world. I wanted to record the songs I already knew the way I'd been hearing them in my head all these years. So, for instance, "Good Morning, Heartache" is one I've only heard sung by one other singer and that was Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues and that was about 30 years ago. I've always felt this song to be a love song between the singer and her own misery. I feel like she's rather enjoying the daily return of her pain. Somehow it confirms that she is still alive and capable of love even if the guy who left her has broken her heart. It's almost like she's seducing Misery to come back to her again to assure her that she is still a lover - albeit a hurting one!

I've approached these songs as a song writer, and I am in awe of the genius that inspired them. My hope was to stay as close to the melody as I could without becoming stiff or dull. At the same time, I wanted to keep drama to a minimum on lines like "hearing words that I have never heard from a man I've yet to meet" in "It Might As Well Be Spring". That line is as corny as can be, and the swell in the music makes it potentially sickeningly sweet, but who hasn't experienced that kind of fantasy of romance in their own life? Who hasn't wanted someone else to come along and adore them and cause their heart to beat hard in their chest and literally sweep them off their feet?

I hope that you will enjoy listening to these songs as much as I have enjoyed learning them and singing them. I also hope that this is the first of many such recordings.

Bar Scott
August 23, 2007


Excerpt from a review of a little dream by Robert Burke Warren for Chronogram Magazine (February 2008)

.... With material that calls for a set of pipes able to convey a wide array of emotions—often over the course of a single tune—Scott excels and surprises; she can drip desire mixed with fear in the classic “You Better Go Now,” burn with self-loathing crossed with grim satisfaction in “Good Morning Heartache,” and brim with fulfillment laced with mournful resignation in “I Wish I Didn’t Love You So.”

....It is not hard to imagine any one of the creators of these masterpieces calling Scott on a rotary phone and giving her first crack at their tune.

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Marcia L Woolley

Bar does it again!
Simple, pure and stunningly beautiful. This ia a must for anyone who loves good music and a beautiful voice.
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