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Wollman Rink. By Paul Goldfinger from the NY Street Series. © undated.

Wollman Rink. By Paul Goldfinger from the NYC Street Series. © undated. Click to enlarge.

GRAN ORQUESTA VIENESA DE CONCIERTOS.  “The Skaters Waltz”

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Central Park, 2014.  By Paul Goldfinger   ©

 

ROY ORBISON AND EMMYLOU HARRIS

 

Emmylou Harris.

Emmylou Harris.

 

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NYC. By Stephen Goldfinger. 2014. Blogfinger.net staff ©

NYC. Central Park.  By Stephen Goldfinger. 2014. Blogfinger.net staff ©

 

JOHN COLTRANE. “Nancy With the Laughing Face.”

 

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Times Square. From our NYC Street Series by Paul Goldfinger © 2014

 

 

FRANK SINATRA:

 

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

 



By Paul Goldfinger, Poetry editor @ Blogfinger.net.   Re-post from March, 2018.

 


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.

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,  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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A girl in her summer clothes. Central Park, Upper East Side. Paul Goldfinger photo © August 2014.  Click to enlalrge and  see her tug on her dress. Was she primping for the photographer? Is she with the others, and what does the little smile mean?  Ask Paul McCartney—he wrote the song and included the piccolo.

 

“Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes
There beneath the blue suburban skies
Penny Lane.”

 

THE BEATLES:

 

 

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Central Park, August 2014.     Photograph by Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger  ©  Click image to make it bigger

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN:  “Girls in Their Summer Clothes”

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Washington Square Park, 2013. By Paul Goldfinger © left click for details

Washington Square Park, 2013. By Paul Goldfinger © Click for details.

 

ALICIA MORTON AND VICTOR GARBER.  from Annie–

 

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Lincoln Center. Undated. Silver gelatin print. By Paul Goldfinger © Lincoln Center. Undated. Silver gelatin print. By Paul Goldfinger ©

 

PEGGY LEE:  This song was a hit in 1969 for Peggy Lee.  It was featured on the first episode of the last season of Mad Men.  Don Draper is haunted by the lyrics and the ironic melody.

 

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