Are you dancing too?
As a slave to lyrics, this album is a mixture of standards both pop and jazz with great lyrics, and three original songs written from the heart. Loving jazz standards I find it very hard not to record Gershwin, Rogers and Hart, Porter, Berlin, as through them and the American songbook I have honed my craft.
The title track "Are You Dancing Too?" was penned after seeing a play about people with Down's Syndrome. At one point in the play the characters are dancing all awkward and goofy. While dancing the actors dropped their Down's character roles, a huge mirror ball appeared and they became regular people, in love, elegant, gliding across a dance floor in 3 / 4 time. This had a profound impact on me as I was shown how they see themselves, just as we see ourselves. I have recorded with a small group of musicians. As with my previous albums I like to create space for them, to create their magic. I wish I could find a way to acknowledge the magic properly, and not diminish how important their contribution is. Thank you!
- Debra Blaquiere
Shine On Me was performed by the Glory Bound Groove Train; formed in 1997 under the musical directorship of performer/arranger Linda Calgaro. Inspired by the African-American vocal tradition, GBGT perform a repertoire of African-American Gospel and Gospel inspired music. Glory Bound Groove Train is an acappella choir of 18 spirited voices, with edge.
Sydney based vocalist-songwriter Debra Blaquiere has earned a reputation as an independent artist winning over local fans with her uncanny ability to stake new claims on contemporary pop tunes, and interpretations of gorgeous jazz standards.
- Blue Motel Room Joni Mitchell
- Lazy Afternoon John Latouche Jerome Moross
- Darn That Dream Eddie DeLange Jimmy Van Heusen
- Don't Want You Gone Debra Blaquiere Didi Mudigdo
- Desafinado Antonio Carlos Jobim
- Love's Dance Jeremy Challender
- Little Piece Of Peace Digby Richards
- Are You Dancing Too? Debra Blaquiere
- Do You Want To Know A Secret? John Lennon Paul McCartney
- Shine On Me (Traditional)
Where to buy
This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia including Readings.
- List price
- $25.00 AUD
- Catalogue number
- MCD 400
- EAN 9314574040029