Sunday, February 08, 2009
You Gave Me Much Comfort and Joy, Blossom Dearie
I was listening to Blossom Dearie music when I read on the NY Times website that she died yesterday at age 82.
I thought I "discovered" Ms. Dearie about 10 years ago. I walked into a colleague's office, and he was playing her music. "Who is THAT?" I asked. He told me. I immediately got a Blossom Dearie greatest hits CD, and immediately my life became better. I'm not exaggerating.
Little did I know then that I had loved Blossom Dearie since I was a kid, as she was the voice in "Schoolhouse Rock" on "Figure Eight," "Mother Necessity," and "Unpack Your Adjectives."
I regret that I never got to see her perform in New York.
Wow. Wow. What a vibe. What a voice.