Question : I know you haven't been able to record every show you do, but… Marcovicci : No, unfortunately I can't, and very rarely do I have an album before I bring the show in. A lot of people work that way, and I've almost never been able to work that way.
I think once I did with the Rodgers and Hart album. I think I had that at the same time the show was available, but almost never. Question : When you do TV and film, there's obviously the document that exists, but what are your thoughts about working in the ephemeral nature of cabaret and theatre—that it exists in the minds of the people who went and saw it?
Marcovicci : I guess because I've done a fair share of theatre and been satisfied with that belief that it lives in the hearts of the people who saw you, and when I began in cabaret, I even resisted making records because I felt that what I did was a live medium, and I was perfectly happy without making records until somebody came up to me and said, "Don't be ridiculous, you've got to make records!
I've only lately been pushed kicking and screaming into the YouTube generation, and I'm beginning to do more of it, and naturally now, I wish I'd filmed myself when I was younger, but I feel that the spontaneous combustion of live cabaret is so splendid that the fact that they go home with their memories makes me very, very happy. I feel more and more people are filming themselves every single time they get up to do their nightclub act, and I'm just not one of those people.
I'm not. A little bit more and more, though, I'm submitting to being filmed just so that there will be something left behind and also because I'm teaching more and more, and I hope there will be a record of that. I do believe that the style of cabaret that I am part of, I have inherited from Mabel Mercer and I would like it to continue. Question : I wonder what do you think of all of the reality singing competitions. Marcovicci : Well, since a lot of it now is based on screaming, I'm not so crazy about it, but that's only because I feel a great deal of contemporary singing is practically dangerous for the voice… I watch "American Idol," and once in a while you'll see a voice that isn't asked to scream or isn't asked to produce such melisma that it's unlistenable.
Once every now and then you get a true voice that's really being allowed to sing, but when the voice is being pushed to such limits, it's truly dangerous for the voice. And, of course, I'm so furious with Simon Cowell when he uses cabaret as a derogative term. I wish I could get my hands on that boy [laughs]… and really get through to him somehow. I am not crazy about those competitions for that reason and that reason alone, overuse of melisma and over-belting because the voices won't last.
Question : Just one more question and I'll let you go: What could get you to come back to Broadway? Marcovicci : Just simply asking me. It would be as simple as that.
I would be delighted in any way to be doing a Broadway show. I had the best time of my life doing Coco. That was last season at the York. It was just so much fun, so I would be more than enthusiastic.
I was happy as I could possibly be in any given day. I would enjoy a straight play… Wouldn't it be wonderful to revive Applause? I would love to do that. I think that would suit me… I understand the problems with Coco , although I would really love to do an Encores! A slightly bigger version. We did it great at the York. We could do it a little bit bigger, but I think Applause would be super for me.
I would love to go to Broadway in just about anything! Question : We'll have to get the word out there! Marcovicci : Yes, absolutely. I would adore it… It's a beautiful thing that I'm lucky enough to do, and I'm grateful to everyone who helps me do it at all times. We really appreciate the attention paid to cabaret. It's an art form in and of itself. Aretha performed it better in "live" performance. Believe me, Aretha has done worse than this.
Her "Through The Storm" was a piece-job that even I a staunch fan forever was left shaking my head in disbelief. There are so many great standards we'd like to hear her "Aretharize. Today, she's singing in a weird falsetto, probably because of her unfortunate weight gain after stopping smoking.
Here's hoping she can get back down to her "singing weight" and give us the greatness we expect from The Queen of Soul. The fact that this album was not laden with duets makes it worth your while. That compares with FOUR duets from the album prior to this one. The only reason I give this album 4 stars instead of 5 is because she's not quite in top voice.
This album is recorded a couple years before she gave up the smokes. She sounds a little raspy on some cuts and out of breath on others, with her upper range sounding quite gritty. However, Aretha "not in top voice" is still way better than a lot of the "divas" we have to choose from today. The main point is whether or not Ree puts her heart into it. She does. The fact that Ree is the center of what's going on makes it all the more worth buying.
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One person found this helpful. Steve Ross is a good saloon singer. He is not a Bobby Short, nor a Hugh Shannon, but pleasant enough to listen to or to be seen at a show. Alan Jay Lerner, however, is not for him. Following Feinstein's mania of dramatizing every song, Steve was untouched by Lerner's irony and wit, opting for a rather gothic approach to compositions that did not transplant well to that environment. A very drab recording! With friendship, I wish that Steve will go back to Cole and to the thirties, digging deep into the many treasures still undiscovered Bea Feitler's unsurpassed book on Cole being an excellent treasury map and presenting them with the same bravura and melodic richness that we grew accustomed to by his previous issues!
Saw Mr Ross in this show at theAlgonquin Hotel this year.LITTLE STEVEN Voice Of America ( UK track vinyl LP, their second studio album including the singles Los Desaparecidos [The Disappeared Ones], Out Of The Darkness & the title track. The glossy picture sleeve has some shelfwear to the edg es but comes with the printed lyric inner sleeve plus the fold-out credit poster while the vinyl.