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NYC Street Series. Washington Square Park. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Washington Square Park.   NYC Street Series.  By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click image for a better view of the park.

IVORY JOE HUNTER:

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Central Park, NYC. From New York Street series. Paul Goldfinger © c. 1970's Central Park, NYC. From New York Street series. Paul Goldfinger © c. 1970’s.   Click  image for full view

JOHNNY MAESTRO.   “There’s Trouble in Paradise”    (Callin’ all angels woo)

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Wonderland, NYC. 2014. By Paul Goldfinger. © From the NYC Street Series.

Wonderland, NYC. 2014. By Paul Goldfinger. © From the NYC Street Series. Click to enlarge.

BILL THOMPSON   (40 unforgettable seconds) from the original movie score of Alice in Wonderland.

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Central Park. From the NYC Street Series. August 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Central Park. Boxers training. From the NYC Street Series. August 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Enlarge by clicking the image.

 

DON AZPLAZU and the HAVANA CASINO ORCHESTRA:   Remember Cuba when Myer Lansky and his fellow travelers hung out there?   They use to have big time boxing matches in Havana along with casinos, glamour, money, music, the rhumba, booze, and good times.

Did any of you go “bc”  –before Castro?  What happened in Havana stayed in Havana, along with some of the customers.

 

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The vacant mansion
next door dwarfing my cabin—-
my tulips stand tall

 

 

Laura Nyro and La Belle:

 

 

*Paul Goldfinger photograph    West Village in New York City–early spring. 2013.

 

 

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Central Park. February 1969. 20 inches of snow. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Central Park. February 1969. 20 inches of snow. From the NYC Street Series.  By Paul Goldfinger. ©

ELLIS MARSALIS AND FRIENDS

“Greensleeves”

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Central Park. New York City Street Series. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Central Park. New York City Street Series. By Paul Goldfinger ©

 

RODNEY CROWELL.  “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.”

 

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Central Park. Paul Goldfinger photo. New York Street Series. 2014. ©

 

 

BETH ROWLEY   from the film An Education

 

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 Lincoln Center. Paul Goldfinger©  Click to enlarge.

 

SHIRLEY BASSEY:   NY MEDLEY

 

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From the New York City Street Series by Paul Goldfinger © "He Neve Did THAT Before!"

Repost from the New York City Street Series by Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to make her larger.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor  @Blogfinger

If you heard this song for the first time, as I did yesterday on the Jonathan Schwartz show on WNYC radio,  performed by cabaret star Rebecca Luker, you would never have thought that it was not written to be sung by a woman.  It certainly worked for Rebecca who was singing frankly about sex, love and betrayal.

I thought, “This is a gutsy song for her to do, but women are so outspoken these days about sex.”  Women used to be very coy on that subject, because it was part of the female allure to say little that is overt, but to be able to cover that waterfront with traditional female flirtatiousness and body language, while revealing their true interests only later in the course of human events.

My old friends from high school often remember the fifties and how, if we only knew that our female classmates  were as interested as we were,….oh well, getting back to Rebecca Luker, a beautiful chanteuse who was once Sarah Brightman’s understudy—-that speaks volumes on her qualifications.

So I liked this daring modern take on old themes.    I had posted Rebecca Luker once before on Blogfinger  with a song from “Wonderful Town.”  When I looked up today’s  music I discovered  that it was written for a review in 2005 called “Songs From an Unmade Bed.”  The show contained 18 songs written by different composers, and our featured song today, “He Never Did That Before,” was written by a woman, Debra Barsha.

But low and behold, I also found out that it was a  one man show and was about gay male relationships in New York City.

So here is Rebecca Luker, from her 2009 album Greenwich Time, singing  “He Never Did That Before.”

 

Rebecca Luker

 

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