By K. Cole
What Matters Most: Barbra Streisand Sings Lyrics of Alan & Marilyn Bergman
What matters most about this new release is just that â€“ it is a new release, not a rehash of old material. Although these are classic songs, Streisand is still at the top of making every lyric count.
Best Cut: â€śSame Hello, the Same Goodbyeâ€ť
Location: Still got that turntable?
Deep Blue Organ Trio
I must confess it was the name of the leslie-organ-infused jazz trio that caught my eye, but after a listen, I must say I was ready to put on my lime sateen cocktail dress and have a martini. If youâ€™d like some background music for your Mad Men party, this is a must have for you. Les Brown would be proud.
Best Cut: â€śYou Havenâ€™t Done Nothinâ€™â€ť
Location: Tonga Room
First look at this cover and your first response is â€śReally??â€ťPopovic plays a mean blues guitar, acoustic, electric and slide. She could stand up to Ms. Raitt and hold her ground. But the path sheâ€™s clearly chosen with this release shows either a glaring lack of self-confidence or a woman desperate to be heard. Listen and weep, women.
Best Cut: â€śBusiness as Usualâ€ť
Location: Bad soft porn set
This menâ€™s vocal group started wowing us back in 1978 and although the names have changed, the harmonies and sense of humor have not â€“ and thatâ€™s a good thing. If you love the Gay Menâ€™s Chorus but would like something a little more letâ€™s say, flexible?
Best Cut: â€śSpider Manâ€ť
Location: Palm Springs poolside