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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 haunting melody.

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Upper East Side. NYC.  Paul Goldfinger ©.


STAN GETZ   (sax) and GARY BURTON  (vibes)     “Little Girl Blue” from the album Getz For Lovers.

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Guantanamera juices. By Paul Goldfinger. NYC Street Series. © 2014

Guantanamera juices. By Paul Goldfinger. NYC Street Series. © 2014

Mariachi Real de San Diego  “Guantanamera”

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Central Park. August, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Central Park. August, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo © Click to enlarge

NAT KING COLE   (requested by Kevin Chambers)  The song is by Ray Noble from 1941, and there was a movie of the same name that featured this song.   Re-posted—A girl in her summer clothes.

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Clippity clop. NYC Street Series. Aiug. 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Clippity clop. NYC Street Series. 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge

SIERRA BOGGESS    Album:  New York City Christmas–a benefit for ASTEP. Christmas music is always in style.

Sierra Boggess

Sierra Boggess


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Stephen Goldfinger. Central Park, 2014. Blogfinger.net ©



Green Vistas

By Charles Pierre

I walk the hard and darkened streets
of Manhattan as winter thaws,
where steel and concrete choke the earth,
where nature can’t unfold or flow.

Gaudy neon and bits of glass
sparkling in asphalt swell the night
with portents of spring that lead me
to a park on the river’s edge.

My left hand flies from its pocket
to test the air. The air says, Write,
until trees are flaming with leaves,
until waves are emerald fire.




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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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