Marilyn Maye - "Cabaret/Spinning Wheel"
She holds the distinction of being the most frequently heard singer in the Tonight Show, having appeared 76 times and Ella Fitzgerald referred to her as "the greatest white female singer in the world".
In the Wall Street Journal last year, Will Friedwald wrote, “When going to hear Marilyn Maye, you’ll find on one side of the room are the Broadway and cabaret people, who tend to like their singing big and theatrical, with a lot of drama and stage presence. On the other side is the jazz crowd, who want everything hip and cool and understated, and will split the scene if anything doesn’t swing. Ms. Maye is the only pop-song diva working today who can satisfy both crowds at once”.
Marilyn Maye began her career as a young child performing in Kansas in both live concerts and on the radio. After graduating from high school, she moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she drew the attention of Steve Allen, performing first on The Steve Allen Show and later The Tonight Show.
She made numerous recordings for RCA Victor during the 1960s, after which she has had a highly successful career as a cabaret artist, continuing to this day. She has also occasionally appeared on the stage in musicals.[
She was named an Official Jazz Legend by the American Jazz Museum and her place in American music history was assured when the Arts Council of the Smithsonian Institution selected one of her recordings, “Too Late Now” for the Smithsonian-produced album of the 110 Best American Compositions of the Twentieth Century.
She is a tour-de-force and her ability to expand and take up the entire stage, nee the entire theatre, is incredible.
So today, with the world spinning madly on, I choose Marilyn Maye's "Cabaret/Spinning Wheel" as my, find your painted pony, let nothing stand before you, this is the moment, song for a, come taste the wine, hear your own song, let the colors of life wash over you in vibrant hue, Saturday in Bali.