Obscure but Worthy: Looking at Revivable Songs, “Moon and Sand”

Roger Crane, the Song Scout Introduction Some songs, of course, are obscure because they should be but, for each of those there are many others that are worthy of more attention. For the fourth entry in this occasional series I will address Alec Wilder’s 1941 “Moon and Sand.” By most accounts the multi-faceted Wilder was… Read More Obscure but Worthy: Looking at Revivable Songs, “Moon and Sand”

Obscure but Worthy: Looking at Revivable Songs, “Early Autumn”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout Introduction For the third entry in this “Obscure but Worthy” song series I present “Early Autumn” which is, thanks to the Stan Getz memorable recording, perhaps not too obscure among jazz fans. But, although the song with Johnny Mercer lyrics is noted abroad, it is comparatively little known in… Read More Obscure but Worthy: Looking at Revivable Songs, “Early Autumn”

Obscure but Worthy: Looking at Revivable Songs, “The First Time I Saw You”

 By Roger Crane, Song Scout Introduction Some songs, of course, are obscure because they should be but, for each of those, there are many others worthy of more attention. For the second entry in this “Obscure but Worthy” series I present “The First Time I Saw You” which was written for and featured in a… Read More Obscure but Worthy: Looking at Revivable Songs, “The First Time I Saw You”

Obscure but Worthy: Looking at Revivable Songs, “My Resistance Is Low”

By Roger Crane, the Song Scout Introduction What is an overlooked but delightful song? Well, it is one that is inexplicably ignored, one that is eminently revivable but, for whatever reason, is seldom performed and rarely encountered. Some songs, of course, are obscure because they should be but, for each of those there are many… Read More Obscure but Worthy: Looking at Revivable Songs, “My Resistance Is Low”