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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tuesday Tune ~ Stacey Kent.

Hello dear friends and welcome to this week's Tuesday Tune post! I hope you have a moment to sit back, relax and listen to a fabulous Jazz Singer.

Have you heard Stacey Kent sing?


Tuesday Tune, Stacey Kent, Natasha in Oz
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Stacey Kent is from New Jersey and she is a Grammy nominated jazz singer.

This quote comes from her official site and sums up her life beautifully:

The story of Stacey Kent's rise to international fame reads like a Hollywood script. An American language student visits Europe to study French, Italian and German for a Masters degree in comparative literature. Her life takes an unexpected twist that sees Stacey Kent become one of the world's foremost jazz singers. Stacey, a recent addition to the Blue Note roster of recording artists, now boasts seven best-selling albums including Breakfast on the Morning Tram (2007) and The Boy Next Door (2003) both of which achieved Gold status, a string of awards, including the 2001 British Jazz Award and 2002 BBC Jazz Award for 'Best Vocalist,' the 2004 Backstage Bistro Award for best live performance and the 2006 "Album of the Year" for Jim Tomlinson's album, 'The Lyric' on which she was the featured vocalist.

On 31 March 2009 Kent received the National Order of Arts and Letters, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, a government decoration, in recognition of her contribution to the arts, from French Culture Minister Christine Albanel.

What an amazing story, don't you think?

Stacey's eighth album is called Raconte-moi (Tell Me).

Stacey Kent, Tuesday Tune,

In this album she has produced a collection of twelve songs sung entirely in French. Kent revisits great classics of the French musical heritage with songs by  Paul Misraki, Georges Moustaki, Henri Salvador and Benjamin Biolay, and also showcases original work by talented young songwriters like Claire Denamur, Camille D'avril and Emilie Satt. The Album was produced and arranged by her husband, the accomplished British saxophonist Jim Tomlinson. 

The result is a an usual and 'chilled-out', loungy cocktail of French pop and contemporary jazz. Amazon

As much I love this album, the song I would like to share with you today is "All I do is Dream of You" which is on her album The Boy Next Door.


The music was written by Nacio Herb Brown, the lyrics by Arthur Freed and it was published in 1934. It was originally written for the 1934 movie, Sadie McKee. The first recording of the song was on April 23, 1934, by Dick Robertson and Angelo Ferdinando's Hotel Great Northern Orchestra. The song has since been recorded many times. Early hit versions included Jan Garber and Henry Busse.

I really hope you enjoy listening to today's Tuesday Tune, Stacey Kent's version of the song!


So tell me, what did you think? Hasn't she got a fabulous voice!

Have you posted any songs on your blog recently? if so we would love it if you could join in with #TuesdayTune and share it with us!

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Thank you so much for joining in and please be sure to come back later on in the week to visit the other bloggers who have linked up.

Best wishes for a fabulous week,

Natasha In Oz 

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29 comments:

  1. added my post love these posts and you have great taste in music

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  2. Wonderful singer and it has Nothing to do with her last name !!! not at all....trying to find a song..thank you!

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  3. I hadn't heard of Stacey Kent before Natasha. Thanks for introducing her, this is a great song. Happy Sunday!

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  4. Dear Natasha,
    Ever since I first discovered your blogs, you have brought so much inspiration into my days. Music, new blogs, Christmas magic and Christmas music.

    I have just written a tribute to you on my blog. Thank you Natasha for being you.

    Karen

    P.S. You introduced me to Tracy Kent and I added her to my playlist singing my favorite song.

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  5. Dear Natasha, Thanks so much for sharing this singer and her music. And thanks, especially, for hosting this great linky party. I plan to be more consistent about linking up as I LOVE music. I'm sure you know that though. :o)

    I mentioned your love of Christmas in bold colors on my blog today. I love it that you love Christmas as much as I do (or more maybe?)

    xo
    Donna @ Comin' Home

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  6. What a lovely song for me to listen to on this very wet day here in Italy. Thanks for introducing me to Stacey Kent as I had never heard of her before and I like what I heard today.

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  7. This is just delightful, so easy to listen too, her voice is sweet and carefree.
    thanks for this wonderful post.
    Cheers,
    joanny

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  8. Wow, Natasha. I love this. What a voice! She reminds me a bit of Natalie Cole.

    Happy Sunday, and thank you for being a bright spot in our lives.

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  9. Yes its true Mariah sang this song really good (: i love it cause every winter im listening to it already two months before christmas (:

    love ur blog. the same friendly wishes for your christmas time,to you too

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  10. I'm not usually much of a jazz fan, but she has a wonderful voice.

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  11. Very nice Natasha! I really look forward to this hop every week and sharing in the joy of music with you and the other participants!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  12. Lovely voice! Thank you for sharing this clip. She is new to me. I enjoy her work, Natasha. ~ Sarah

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  13. She has a wonderful voice, sorry for not participating this week.
    Much love.

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  14. Hi Natasha, her voice is lovely and she is new to me. We do not listen to a lot of jazz here. Must change that.

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  15. I'm hopping over from Karen's blog and I'm so happy to visit! Love all of the amazing music! So many songs I would like to have on my IPOD! Thanks! And happy holidays to you! ♥

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  16. I love her voice! Thanks for sharing this song with us!

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  17. Hi Natasha,
    LOOVE this jazz artist!! So glad you featured her, she's magnificent!!
    I absolutely love your blog and can't wait to see who you feature next week!
    I am definitely a faithful follower now!
    Have a great night.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  18. I LOVE her... Nope, never had heard of her before....but will be buying this for the Hubb's for Christmas. He's going to love her too.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

    PS.... Just discovered Basia Bulat too... She has a very different sound... WONDERFUL. :-)

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  19. Well,I am not familiar with this artist, but I shall surely have to check her out. Wishing you a week of laughter and smiles...enjoy the season...love Rosie

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  20. I love her voice. The french mixes so well with the jazz. Just what I needed to hear for my Monday!

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  21. This lady sings like the jazz singers of yesterday. There is a clearness in her voice but a playful softness also. Very charming selection.

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  22. what else can be said? she is simply fabulous and I will get her album today from Itunes!
    thanks for introducing her to me!!!
    hugs
    lila

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  23. Hey Natasha,

    I've posted an apology to you...couldn't get to a computer to post anything this past Sunday!

    http://christmasspiritallyearlong.blogspot.com/2010/11/apologies-to-natasha-at-5-minutes-just.html

    See you this coming Sunday, tho'!

    XoXoXo
    Joy

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  24. Thanks for letting me know Natasha! I'm going to miss our get togethers until January. December IS a busy time, tho', understandably. We'll be talking soon.
    Take care,
    XoXoXo
    Joy

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  25. Thank you for introducing her - love her style and voice. Cool album covers too ;) XOL

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  26. dear natasha,

    stacey kent has a lovely voice. can't wait for the next sunday song.
    thanks for the visit.
    advance happy holidays!

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  27. Natasha, I love your Sunday Song posts. I always get exposed to new, wonderful music. Stacey Kent is new to me, and WOW! Love her. What a great story and an incredible talent. I'm looking forward to hearing more of her music, especially the French album. Thank you, as always! Best, Jenn

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  28. Gonna check out out some of her youtube videos. -k

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