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Andrea Marcovicci | If I Were a Bell ~ The Songs of Frank Loesser

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If I Were a Bell ~ The Songs of Frank Loesser

by Andrea Marcovicci

Injected with the spirited bravado of the beloved composer of "Guys and Dolls", this delightful tribute (Recorded LIVE at the Algonquin Hotel) spans the early Hollywood years, World War II hits and Broadway triumphs!
Genre: Easy Listening: Cabaret
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Let's Get Lost / On a Slow Boat to China
4:12 album only
2. If I Were a Bell
2:23 album only
3. What Are you Doing New Year's Eve?
2:33 album only
4. Chat: He was a tin pan alley kind of guy...
3:18 album only
5. Doesn't That Mean Anything to You?
2:27 album only
6. Moments Like This
2:23 album only
7. Chat: During the war.. he wrote mostly for the movies..
1:46 album only
8. Kiss The Boys Goodbye / I Don't Want to Walk Without You
3:29 album only
9. I Said No
1:38 album only
10. Chat: Betty Hutton had it down pat..
0:50 album only
11. Hamlet
3:07 album only
12. Say It (Over and Over Again) / Heart & Soul
4:23 album only
13. Lovelier Than Ever
1:50 album only
14. Chat: Not a melancholy kind of guy..
1:07 album only
15. Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year / I Wish I Didn't Love Yo
4:43 album only
16. Joey, Joey, Joey
3:06 album only
17. I'll Know
3:21 album only
18. Chat: A very healthy song..
1:07 album only
19. Love Isn't Born (It's Made)
2:45 album only
20. The Inch Worm / More I Cannot Wish You
5:24 album only
21. Chat: He got the Pulitzer Prize..
0:40 album only
22. I Believe in You
2:54 album only
23. Two Sleepy People
2:45 album only
24. Baby, It's Cold Outside
3:12 album only
25. Bonus Track
0:43 album only
26. Bonus Track
1:10 album only
27. Bonus Track
2:14 album only


Album Notes
Injected with the spirited bravado of the beloved composer of "Guys and Dolls", this delightful tribute spans the early Hollywood years, the hits during World War II, and his many Broadway triumphs. Recorded LIVE at the legendary Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel, this tender, funny, and sophisticated disc includes dialogue, laughter, applause and the gentle tinkling of champagne glasses.

“An incredibly personal and insightful portrait of a tunesmith and his legacy. Marcovicci’s musical journey through the Loesser songbook amounts to an intimate theatre piece laced with sophistication, charm and her own infectious brand of wit.”

“Loesser’s exuberance brings out the spunkier side of a singer whose aura of elegance suggests a cross between Audrey Hepburn and Dina Merrill.”

“. . .seduced by Andrea Marcovicci’s touching rendition of Frank Loesser’s ‘More I Cannot Wish You.” Marcovicci, a consummate temptress, is weaving her spell.”

“Andrea simply dazzles the listener.”

Andrea Marcovicci, a champion of the American Popular Songbook, has created full-cast variety shows and over forty solo cabaret shows. Her many recordings reflect her deep devotion not only to classic songwriters of the past (like Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and Rodgers & Hart) but her encouragement of new voices composing in that same tradition. Andrea began her career with appearances on The Today Show and The Merv Griffin show, subsequently appearing at the legendary New York nightclub Reno Sweeny, and eventually mounting a solo concert at Carnegie Hall with guest, Michael Feinstein.

Her many awards and honors include a MAC, BISTRO, and MABEL. Andrea was inducted into The Cabaret Hall of Fame in 2016. She holds the record – an unprecedented 25 seasons – at the legendary Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel, and was the final performer ever to grace that stage.

In a career spanning over five decades, the singer and actress, has co-starred with Danny DeVito, Sir Michael Caine, Tom Selleck, Sam Waterston and many others. Her film debut in “The Front” brought her a Golden Globe nomination. She’s played Broadway, the White House, and sold-out the esteemed LICEU Opera House in Barcelona and Town Hall in NYC. Andrea ushered in the millennium with the Chicago Symphony. “Ten Cents a Dance,” her tribute to Ruth Etting, aired on PBS. Andrea has guest starred on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion and read poetry, and stories, for NPR.



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Nathalie Hee

The Songs of Frank Loesser
I loved the songs of this album because Andrea's renditions of some of my very favorite musicals are in it, especially "Guys and Dolls" and "How To Succeed In Business.." Hearing Andrea's "actor's" insights gave a new slant of Loesser's songs for me. I have seen many "Guys and Dolls" shows and agree with Andrea that this is a truly American piece. Got to see "How To Succeed in Business" in New York, my first trip to Manhatten from Hawaii! Thank you Andrea for your humorous and sophisticated versions of Loesser's songs! It's truly enjoyable to listen to your CDs on my car radio over and over again!
Aloha and Mahalo - Nathalie Hee