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Cleanup after Sandy. 2012. Paul Goldfinger portrait. © Blogfinger.net

Cleanup after Sandy. Ocean Grove middle beach.   2012. Paul Goldfinger portrait. © Blogfinger.net  Click to enlarge

PINK MARTINI

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Asbury Park, January 17, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Trinity Church.  Asbury Park, January 17, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to further illuminate.

 

LOUDON WAINRIGHT III   (From HBO’s Boardwalk Empire)  “Carrickfergus”

 

 

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Pastels. Gasparilla Island,  Fla. by Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger.net    Click to enlarge.

 

From the Buena Vista Social Club: “Dos Gardenias.”

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Asbury Park. By Paul Goldfinger ©. 2014. Blogfinger.net

Asbury Park. By Paul Goldfinger ©. 2014. Blogfinger.net

JASON ISBELL and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

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Upper East Side. August, 2014. NYC Street Series by Paul Goldfinger ©

Upper East Side. August, 2014. NYC Street Series by Paul Goldfinger ©

BETTE MIDLER  from her album   The Girls

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Walden, New York. October, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Walden, New York. October, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

 

BEVERLY KENNEY sings “That’s All.”

When we were up in the Hudson Valley in Millbrook, NY, we met a jazz bass player who was entertaining at the farmers’ market. He performed this song with great feeling. It was evident that he loved this music.

He said that he first heard it played at a jazz event, but it was done as an instrumental. He was taken with the melody and he learned the chords. Later he discovered that it had words.  (see  the bottom of the video below in the  Blogfinger “Turning of the Leaves” post )

Jazz man in Millbrook, NY

 

This song is also a favorite of mine. It is poignant and beautifully expressed. It is powerful in its simplicity.  Listen to the words.  You can understand every one as enunciated by Beverly Kenney.

“That’s All” was written in 1952 by Alan Brandt and Bob Hayes.  It is a jazz standard and has been heard in several movies including The Wedding Singer with Adam Sandler.  Beverley Kenney died in 1960 at the age of 28.  —-PG

 

“I can only give you love that lasts forever,

And a promise to be near each time you call.

And the only heart I own

For you and you alone

That’s all,

That’s all…”

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West Point, New York, along the Hudson River. By Paul Goldfinger. c. 1999. ©

West Point, New York, along the Hudson River. By Paul Goldfinger. c. 1999. ©  Click to enlarge.

USMA BAND AND GLEE CLUB:   “Alma Mater”

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Zinnias, late October. Upper Freehold Township. Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff © Oct. 26, 2019  Click to enlarge.

 

 

Moe Demby, award winning photojournalist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PINK MARTINI:   Una Notte a Napoli

 

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"The Gap" as seen from the Pocono side (Scotrun, Pa.). By Paul Goldfinger ©

“The Gap” as seen from the Pocono side (Scotrun, Pa.). By Paul Goldfinger ©

EDWARD ELGAR  “Enigma Variations Op 36”  Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra:

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Bunche Beach.  Ft. Myers, Fla.    Spring, 2018.   Click to enlarge.  Blogfinger.net

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

At the Passover seder,   “Solomon’s Song of Songs” (from the Bible)  is read.   Much of it is about romantic love, but it also has something to say about Spring.

This is from Meyer Levin’s Israel Haggadah for Passover.  A Haggadah is a guide book which is read at seders.  There are many versions of Haggadahs, and one could search Blogfinger’s archives by typing in “Passover” into the search box at the upper right. One was written by an Ocean Grover.

As those attending a seder know, everyone gets a chance to read. The father says, “Like all people, our people in ancient, pastoral times celebrated the liberation of the earth itself from wintry darkness, and rejoiced in the yearly rebirth of nature.  This is beautifully described in Solomon’s Song of Songs read by the mother:”

For, lo, the winter is past,

The rain is over and gone;

The flowers appear on the earth;

The time of singing is come,

And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

The fig tree putteth forth her green figs,

And the vines in blossom give forth their fragrance.

 

Paul Goldfinger © Neptune Township April 16, 2019. Spring is emerging. ©

 

GRAHAM BICKLEY with THE  NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA   From South Pacific

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