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“I’ll take Manhattan.”   Central Park in early spring (April 22, 2014) by Paul Goldfinger ©  Blogfinger.net

By Paul Goldfinger, Poetry editor @ Blogfinger.net.

This song is dedicated to those New York poets who enhance our e-pages with their art.  Charles Pierre and George Held often reference New York City in their poetry.

Recently both of them have sent us offerings set in early spring as crocuses emerge from the snow and as a poet finds nocturnal inspiration in a City park.

Charles’ latest poem “Green Vistas”  is on the launching pad, but I am waiting till all the nor’easters fly with the birds to other locales. I try to make the reality of life provide a backdrop for their work when it is presented on Blogfinger.

The song below, sung by 5 time Grammy nominee jazz singer Karrin Allison from her album Collage,  was written by jazz bassist and songwriter Jay Leonhart.  I believe Jay is the bassist on this recording.

I have heard Jay perform live  on a number of occasions, and he is known for singing his original and funny songs while playing his upright bass. Sometime he works alone—singing while accompanying himself.

Jay Leonhart has played bass with all the greats, including Sinatra, Gerry Mulligan, Marian McPartland, Tony Bennett and so many others.

I suspect our BF poets will enjoy this song called  “Robert Frost.”  It’s wonderful!

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Central  Park south Sunday Sundown.  Winter. Paul Goldfinger  Tri-X © Undated.




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Central Park. February 19, 2014, By Stephen Goldfinger ©


ALICIA KEYS   From “Empire State of Mind  (partII)  —broken down”

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West side apartment building.  1970’s. Paul Goldfinger ©. Tri-X Collection


Guys and  Dolls was the  story of a bunch of New York characters—-gangsters and gamblers and the babes who hung out with them, including Adelaide,  based on the stories of Damon Runyon in the ’20’s and ’30’s.  The first production was on Broadway in 1950.   Later, in 1955,  there was a movie with, believe it or not, Marlon Brando singing and dancing, along with Frank Sinatra.  There were 14 marvelous songs by Frank Loesser.

This one, “The Oldest Established,” is performed early in the first act featuring Nathan, Nicely, Benny and the guys trying to organize a crap game. It’s going to be in the Biltmore Garage, because the back of the police station and the local school were out. But they needed to pay $1,000.00 for the venue.

“If we only had a lousy little grand, we would be a millionaire.”





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In the Village, NYC. Springtime.  2015  ©  Paul Goldfinger. Tri-X collection.


MILES DAVIS     “Springsville”   is from his famous album Miles Ahead.  The album was arranged by Gil Evans. There were 20 musicians on the album, and Miles played flugelhorn throughout.  Springsville is the #1 track.



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Paul Goldfinger ©. Statues of Liberty. 2012.  Look Ma: no pedestal! Click to enlarge



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Paul Goldfinger ©. Firemen march in the Israel Day Parade, 5th Avenue, New York City. Click to enlarge and see the action.


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7th Avenue, NYC. By Paul Goldfinger ©

7th Avenue, NYC. By Paul Goldfinger ©  NYC Street Series. Reposted from BF 2014.


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Paul Goldfinger ©  Central Park, c. 1969.  Tri-X collection. Click to enlarge.


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Paul Goldfinger ©. New York City, Greenwich Village. TriX collection. Undated


BOB DYLAN  From his recent album Triplicate   (2017).   The song is from the 1930’s when Frank Sinatra  recorded it with the Harry James Orchestra.

Now this lovely song is rescued from the dustbins of musical history by Bob Dylan.

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