Mary Morton | Wooing the Lorelei

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Wooing the Lorelei

by Mary Morton

Like those of Cole Porter or the Gershwins, Morton's songs transport you to chic nightclubs where the glamorous arrive dressed to the nines prepared to sip Pink Ladies, engage in sophisticated repartee, and dance cheek to cheek until the wee hours.
Genre: Jazz: Swing/Big Band
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1. Perfect Ten
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2. Make Room in Your Thoughts
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3. Karalyn
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4. I'm Fine on My Own
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5. Knight's Passion
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6. An Odd Fit
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7. Text and Subtext
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8. Your Slave, Dear
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9. Not What I Expected
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10. Smudge of Lipstick
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11. Distract Me
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12. Hearts Don't Reason
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13. Whisper
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Album Notes
Do you know the Lorelei? Someone, who, like the mythical Siren of the Rhine, lures you with mesmerizing song to foolish acts and emotional upheaval. If you do, and subscribe to the philosophy that it is better to have loved intensely and shipwrecked than to have never loved at all, songwriter Mary Morton has crafted an original and often hilarious collection of songs to help you celebrate the continuing search for an ideal love.

If you adore the scintillating, shimmering confluence of language, melody, and plangent harmony of some of the best songs from the 1920’s and 1930’s, like those of Cole Porter or George and Ira Gershwin, Morton’s witty word play ingeniously mirrored by unexpected melodic turns, will be a delight for you to hear and sing. “C’mon and hear!,” to name three of my favorites, the samba exuberance of “Karalyn,” who is the world’s sexiest sexagenarian librarian (“Move over, Marian”); the gutsy honky-tonk shuffle of “Distract Me” with the wordy but appealing protagonist who plaints “I’ve a long and sordid history of spoiling what there is/By obsessing over what has yet to come./Full aware although I am of this confounded tendency,/How to terminate it I have yet to plumb;” and the quietly searching, tenderly chromatic, “An Odd Fit.”

Expertly accompanied by Julie Spangler (piano), Tim Berens (guitar), Doug Richeson (bass), and Jim Rupp (drums and percussion), Morton performs her songs for all lovers, lovers of the English language, and singers (those who “sing out” or those who just sing in the tub), an exciting musical homage to the Lorelei in your life.

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priscilla Sherotsky

Text and Subtext
Nice voice ranges in this one. Funny lyrics and good rhythms.
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priscilla Sherotsky

Wooing the Lorelei
Nice voice ranges in this one. Funny lyrics and good rhythms.
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Marsha Jinen Gransee

Want to be witty & pretty, even on a gray day?
If you are feeling a little mundane or low, put on this CD and I guarantee, it will change your day! It reminds us what we're all REALLY about: LOVE . . . in all its manifestations . . . and not in a heavy-handed manner, but with witty, sophisticated echoes of Noel Coward, S. Sondheim, and perhaps even B. Brecht . . . move over Carole King, Mary Morton is in town with a bottle of PJ and some late-night tunes! Enjoy!
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Jan O. - KAOS Radio www.kaosradio.org

Delightful, delicious, delovely
Got an immediate response to Mary's Karolyn the librarian tune! I love the cabaret feel and womens lyrics to all Mary's selections. This is a CD to have for some fun in the sun with your hon!
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Christi Tezak

Right up there with a fine bottle of wine...
and candles to make a romantic evening... the needed auditory icing on the cake... yummy. When do we get the next one? ;-)
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Maryland Mezzo

New classics
The songs range from sultry to swinging, torchy to tongue-in-cheek, with some great arrangements that do justice to the material. These songs are well done both musically and lyrically (love the "fever malarial" - great wordplay) and ring very true - not forced or self-conscious. How soon will the sheet music be available?
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