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Nellie McKay - Normal As Blueberry Pie: A Tribute To Doris Day (2009)

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Nellie McKay - Normal As Blueberry Pie: A Tribute To Doris Day (2009)

Nellie McKay - Normal As Blueberry Pie: A Tribute To Doris Day (2009)
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Normal as Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day is the fourth album from American singer-songwriter, Nellie McKay. Released by Verve Records, it is McKay's first cover album, composed of songs previously recorded by American singer and actress, Doris Day, minus the track "If I Ever Had a Dream", which is an original song written by McKay in tribute to Day.


If vocal fans were forced to predict the honoree for a Nellie McKay tribute album, most would have gone far down the list before eventually happening upon the winner, Doris Day. (Granted, McKay had penned her praise of Day two years earlier in an article for the New York Times Review of Books.) But even though her lyrics and attitude are another story (or another era), McKay has a pure but nuanced voice that was always a good match for Day's, and her concern for animal rights is even closer (just check the liner notes for evidence). It's clear to see also that she truly honors her subject; she arranged and selected nearly all of the songs on the album, and even plays all the instruments on the opener, "The Very Thought of You" (that would be vocals, piano, organ, and bells). The selection choices shy away from Day's hits; only "Sentimental Journey" appears from a list of Doris Day's biggest, while "Secret Love," "Day by Day," "Come to Baby, Do," and "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" are left behind. Many of the songs play up Doris Day the coquette, with "Do Do Do" and "Mean to Me" coming across just as sweet as the originals (actually, sweeter). The arrangements are strictly small-group, which is slightly surprising granted that the originals were either big-band swingers or highly orchestrated pop, but McKay shines here too, posing most of the charts halfway between cabaret and Broadway. Actually, when the professionals Bob Holderbaum and Bob Dorough reveal their orchestrations, the charts are a little too Broadway, a little too bland compared to McKay's – although "Wonderful Guy" is rescued by the most subtle vocal of McKay's career and wonderful accompaniment from Charles Pillow (channeling John Coltrane) on tenor sax. Fans of her subject may doubt her sincerity when, on "Crazy Rhythm," she revels in a series of corny asides – "Absolutely pip!" and "That's jazz!" – while Cenovia Cummins takes a hot violin solo. So, the question becomes: Does she revere all the lyrics she sings, as must any artist born past 1950? Of course not, but neither did Day herself. The long tradition of stagecraft (as well as songcraft) honors the fact that a performer can inhabit any character she wishes. The success of the project obviously hinges on McKay herself, and she brings it off thanks to one of the most affecting voices in modern music, a bewitching way of humanizing her songs, and her ability to echo Day's sincerity and joi de vivre (even if it is a performance). Reviewed by John Bush allmusic.com

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Track Listing:

01. The Very Thought Of You
02. Do Do Do
03. Wonderful Guy
04. Meditation
05. Mean To Me
06. Crazy Rhythm
07. Sentimental Journey
08. If I Ever Had A Dream
09. Black Hills Of Dakota
10. Dig It
11. Send Me No Flowers
12. Close Your Eyes
13. I Remember You


Album Released: October 13, 2009


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Nellie McKay - Normal As Blueberry Pie: A Tribute To Doris Day (2009)

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