Could I Write a Book

Can I write a book?

It was very important for me to write a book. Text for "I Could Write A Book" by Ella Fitzgerald: I never learned to spell, at least not well. They said: "Write a book", not "we write a book". podemos escribimos un libro' would translate to'we can write a book.

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"about the show and the movie Pal Joey and the launch of "I could make a book." This is a show that' s inspired by a string of John O'Hara shorts, first released in The New Yorker, with the anti-heroic paragraph, Joey, a night club artist and ladies' man who's willing to take advantage of anything and everything he wants.

Often considered a music breakthrough, Pal Joey tries to depict unpainted personalities in a "ho keeps barred" storyline that, unlike the romantic character and history that practically all earlier comic books have in common, has a gravelly attitude of noirs. It was inaugurated at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York on December 25, 1940 and shut down on November 29, 1941.

Please note: All information about the full line-up and Broadway Review can be found at IBDB. See the Wikipedia story for more detail, which includes a summary of the story. "In 1940, I Could Rewrite a Book" was presented in the initial Broadway film by Gene Kelly's Pal Joey with Joey Evans, a self-confident entertainment star in a less noble Chicago night club, and Leila Ernst with Linda English, an Innocent and Attractive Young Stenographess.

He admires a pup in the pigeon-hole when he watches Linda do the same. No tact is lost to him before he delights Linda with how he had a pup like this one when he was a little kid, and how he was murdered when the driver of the house, Chadwick, drove the other.

No, it' s not. It' a story continued by Joe, trying to get every cent of sympathy from Linda. We want the public to see what Linda isn't doing, that this is a line and an efficient one. It' so efficient that Linda is immediately with Joe, which makes them sing the only romantic ballade in the show as a deed.

"And I could compose a script. "Although none of them were good at elementary level, probably at least in terms of literacy, everyone could now make a literary contribution / About the way you go and talk and look", not to speak of "a foreword about how we ever got together / So the whole wide globe would never forget".

Towards the end of the show, after Linda was poorly received by Joey (he follows and has an attachment with an older, wealthier wife, mostly because of her money.), she at last becomes his double-tonguedness and refuses him. Joey* repeats "I Could Rewrite a Book.

" At the moment he is thinking about bringing Linda back, but instead he leaves the scene and follows another young lady who is coming by, apparently with the thought of using the same line with her. Nothing he has learnt and his wistfulness is underlined by the tongue-in-cheek sung: the words are ironic:

"If so, the whole wide globe would soon be discovered when my novel ends / How to make two enthusiasts of each other. "In the 1957 film release of Pal Joey, I Could Watch a Book": In the heavily modified 1957 Hollywood release of Pal Joey, "I Could Watch a Book" by Frank Sinatra, who is playing the name part. Now a vocalist instead of mainly a performer, as Joey was when Kelly sang it.

Linda is performed by Kim Novak in the Hollywood film, but instead of being a shorthand writer, she is a member of the choir at the rather shabby San Francisco Disco (transplanted from Chicago), where Joey practices his arts of entertainment and seduction. Rather than sing the tune as they do on the show, Joey sing it (but only the tune, both verse were cut) as one of his songs in the studio and shouts Linda on the scene with him, much to her astonishment, to help him end the tune and further diminish her opposition to him.

Softening and disinfecting the Hollywood versions, the show's gravelly noise quality has been brought down to the point of being virtually meaningless. Secondly, a Hollywood ending is set up in which Linda and Vera work together to ensure that Joey, the man they both wanted, and Linda are happy for the rest of their lives, instead of maintaining the end of the show in which all three actors embrace the fact that none of their connections have a shot at going anywhere.

Included in the documentary are several Rodgers and Hart tracks not composed for Pal Joey but rather those from earlier Rodgers and Hart shows, such as " I Didn't Know What Time It Was, ""There's a Small Hotel", "The Lady Is a Tramp," and "My Funny Valentine. "These elasticity Joey (publication Sinatra) the possibility to disclosure bargain as object of his act, which are strongbox fire gathering of pleaser and of education Frank, who is backed by Nelson Riddle arrangement, provides them beautiful.

"The" "I Could Rewrite a Book", together with the other great Pal Joey standards, "Bewitched, Bothered and Confildered", only became a hit long after the opening of the show. Shortly before the opening, a big argument between ASCAP and the radios prevented the song from being presented to a broad public while benefiting from the advertising associated with the show.

It' s this recording that finally resulted in two new Pal Joey releases, first on Long Island with Bob Fosse as Joey and then to the critically-acclaimed Broadway 1952 with Lang and Segal. TRANSLATED: The Song Is You A Singer's Art, New York: This is Dorothy Hart, Ed.

Lorenz Hart, New York: Harper and Row, 1976. A compendium of Hart's first-hand texts and reports from those who knew him. "He certainly valued many facets of the show, especially the Rodgers and Hart tracks, but he underlined his opposition to the show itself by asking: "Although Pal Joey is well made, can you make hot chocolate from a dirty well?

" {\a6}(Block, Rodger's Reader, 68-70). The New Yorker's Wolcott Gibbs wrote: "I am not naturally positive, but it seems to me only possible that the concept of adding a few live, three-dimensional characters to a songs and-dances that talk and behave like people no longer only makes the guys in the shop look fantastic" (Musical Stages, p. 201).

"He just doesn't know the differences. "But Kelly also noted that Larry Hart, unlike Rodgers and John O'Hara, was the only member of the writers' group who really understood: "They had done something that was a masterpiece and brought a new kind of sincerity to music theatre.

" However, this information did not help Hart when, as Kelly tells us, the songwriter "broke into a tear and went to his room" at an after-the-opening celebration in his house when he listened to the Atkinson meeting on the telephon. "{\a6}(D. Hart, Thou Swell, pp. 146-147). Joey ran for 374 shows.

What is remarkable is that in the twelve years between the initial Pal Joey show (1940) and the first resurrection (1952), there was no general criticism of the show being too "real". "Rodgers wrote in his autobiography: "With Vivienne Segal, who does not look a single bit older and once again plays the leading female part, and Harold Lang in the leading part, Pal Joey was welcomed as the most fresh and thrilling one.

Richard Rodgers Reader. Richard Rodgers, (Da Capo hardcover, 2002, shown above). Well-known for his sharp humour and ironicity, Lorenz Hart wrote a text for "I Could Rewrite a Book" steeped in sobriety, straightforwardness and virginity, especially for a show with a stereotypical perspective like Pal Joey.

Richard Rodgers, his associate, explains: All the way through our music for Pal Joey, Larry and I were scrupulously sticking to the harsh natures of history. I Could Rewrite a Book" in itself is very simple and honest in the narrative sense, but Joey, who probably had never even seen a novel in his whole lifetime, was singing it for no other purpose than to make an impression on a naïve little gal he had just recorded on the streets (Rodgers, Musical Stages, p. 201).

You can' t be sure that Hart would fully endorse his partner' s view. Apparently ironically, Hart himself is told that "I Could Rewrite a Book" is his favourite show-track. You can be sure that he doesn't like it so much because of his romance, but rather because of his sense of humor, which not everyone, apparently Rodgers too, takes up.

This is Harts line, "And the easy mystery of the story / is just to tell you that I like you. "Comments on the "plot" of the script that he could allegedly describe about his emotions for Linda, while Hart refers to Pal Joey's story, which is by no means easy, but rather complicated like the story of her.

Hyland proposes a goal in terms of the action for the apparent pureness of emotion reflected in "I Could Use a Book". "Hyland's tune is designed to keep the public from choosing Joey. Joey is not sure, even though the number before "I Could Watch a Book", the bohemian version of "You Mustn't Play it Around", shows his "essential arrogance".

" Then when Joey is singing "I Could Rewrite a Book" with his "warm tune, plain and straightforward,[and his] lyrics.... seems sincere"; the public that Joey suspects is a fraud, gives Joey a respite and exacerbates his contradictory sentiments.

Others have noticed that when "I Could Worldwrite a Book " is listened to outside the Pal Joey framework, it seems like an unsuspecting romantic ballade that has its call as an US standardsong. As Gerald Mast says, both the writer and the songwriter of "I Could Describe a Book" meant it as a "stupid song" performed by "a cheat who is more foolish than he is.

Instead, he attributes the hit song's popularity to Rodgers and Hart's brilliant performance. "Separated from its ironical context," observes Mas, "Hart's plain lyrics are so sincere, Rodgers' plain musical so enchanting that the track can be chanted and felt. "Rodgers and Hart were champions in the development of the songwriting that proposed one concept in its tragic contexts and another outside.

Please click here to view the text for "I Could Rewrite a Book", which contains both lines, as originally produced by Pal Joey in 1940 by Gene Kelly and Leila Ernst. Originally, the track contains two strophes chanted by each of the characters. Joey starts by singing his poem, followed by the chorus.

Linda will then sing her poem and repeat the chorus. Submitting commentaries on tracks, song writers, artists, etc. Postted comments on "I could compose a book": Pictures of CD, DVDs, books and similar products are used with kind permission of Amazon.com or iTunes/LinkShare, with which CafeSongbook.com has a partner-state.

"of the title of this page." In 1952 it was the studio cast record that initiated the remarkable review of Pal Joey with Vivienne Segal, Harold Lang, Beverly Fite and Elaine Stritch, which brought the repertoire of vocalists like "I Could Watch a Book" and "Bewitched" into the repertoire and turned these tracks into stand-off.

In 1952 for Columbia with Axel Stordahl and in 1957 with a riddle package in connection with the film by Pal Joey, Sinatra made two recordings of "I Could Watch a Book". This 1952 record with The Jeff Alexander Choir on the above record was made in the course of the 1950s Pal Joey studios casting album's rise in fame (see above) and the 1952 Broadway show resurgence, both of which aroused new interest in the music.

The people working on the 52 Sinatra Columbia records often refer to the voice issues Sinatra had, most likely due to stressful situations; but Will Friedwald points out that "the difficulty of the session was not confirmed by the recordings", and as an example he realizes that it is very hard "to find a record on which Sinatra doesn't bring everything he has into every single track, from the breathtaking'I Could Rewrite a Book' to the inane'Tennessee Newsboy''".

It made a great one so believable brandnew (Kaplan, Frank, pp. 516-17). In the film a riddle package from 1957 was used (see film in the middle column.) and separately filmed - only Sinatra - without Novak - in a perfect match to the music. If you want a CD with this title, try Sinatra Singing's Select Rodgers & Hart on Capitol.

Unavailability of video clips Album: "S' Wonderful" Notes: Early transcription of a new record. "One of the RODGERS AND HART SONGBOOK was one of Ella Fitzgerald's most artistic and commercialumphs. One could expect tepid remains, but given the size and detail of the catalog by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, it's no wonder THE RODGERS AND HART SONGBOOK VIOLUM TWO is even better than the real thing.

With the little-known but wonderful smart New York lovesong'Give It Back To The Indians' in a little more than 56 min. the band jumps through 16 more Rodgers and Hart classic songs, among them their early jewels'There's a Small Hotel' and'Mountain Greenery', an exquisite'Blue Moon' and one of the best of the apparently hundred different revisions of the standard'My Funny Valentine'.

On' It Could Bite To You' the group is dancing softly in cutting speed, while'I Could Watch A Book' is recorded in a canter. On the above mentioned record is a session with Billy May and his team. O'Day has also made a livecording of "I Could Mingos" on the record "Live at Mingos".

" Photo gallery notes: Sarah Vaughan appeared on both of the two CDs with Quincy Jones arrangments on "I Could Mine You", the first from the 1962 recording session You're Mine You and the second from the 1962 recording session on July 18-21, 1963, at Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark, with Kirk Stuart, bass player Charles Williams and Georges Hughes on drums.

Album-Notes:: The CD is a collection of two Bennett Rodgers and Hart LPs with staff, among them Tony Bennett (vocals), John Giuffrida (bass instrument); George Barnes, Wayne Wright (guitar); Ruby Braff (cornet), initially filmed at CBS Recording Studios, New York, NY July 1-16, 1973 and September 28-30, 1973. Their LPs were published in 1976 (Tony Bennett Sing's 10 Rodgers and Hart Songs) and 1977 (Tony Bennett Sing's More Rodgers and Hart).

Bennett's interpretation of "I Could Use a Book " contains Hart's first stanza that Joey sang on scene, a stanza that could almost never be found on anything other than a casting session or in a Pal Joey livecop. Hartman's penultimate record at the tender age of 57 was made for Bee Hive Records and published on August 11, 1980.

You can also get the above song on the record Remembering Madison County. You can also get the Torme/Shearing Duett on "I Could Watch a Book" on the George Sheeting Duets record. Albums notes: Torme and Sharing play a large number of tracks that were famous during the Second World War for this music. Theyaring and bass player Neil Swainson duett on "Lilt Marlene" and "I've Do Do You "; they take "I Know Why and I've That Song Before" without accompaniment, and the pair is accompanied by percussionist Donny Osborne and Tormé for a diversified and always entertaining musical setting.

Though " This Is the Army Mister Jones " is a little old-fashioned, a four-part Duke Ellington coin, "I Could Read a Book" and a moving "We Mustn't Say Goodbye" are notable. Albums notes: Rankin's only record for the Chesky audio company is made up of US off-the-shelf tracks, jazzy stan-dards and his own music, all played in a distinctive jazzy style with Kenny Rankin, vocal, pianist, guitar, George Young, sax, flutist, Danilo Perez, pianist, David Finck, double-bassist, Dave Ratajczak, drummer, Steve Kroon, drummer, trio, percussion.

Upshaw, the operatic vocalist, "wears the record by chanting for sense and not trying to turn the tunes into airs, unlike many of her colleagues.

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