Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Young Mr. Spencer Day gave us a great show

Spencer Day is a crooner of the old variety that is tops.  His style is so fun, you want to get into the groove.
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Spencer from our seats (no zoom)
Well, Eddie and I saw him Monday night at Birdland, where he was launching his latest album.  It was a blast.  His album is 1960s songs that are kind of jazz-y (Never My Love), some songs that he gets into the 106-s groove (These boots Were Made for Walking), and one that he does in a blues style that seems all wrong, but works (Bad Moon Rising).
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Just a taste....
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He is also quite funny.  He told a lot of stories about his "one of these things is not like the other" youth growing up in a divorced Mormon household with an attraction to liquor and men that he realized at as a youth while doing a year in Mexico.  He passed up his mission for. the sins of San Francisco.
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Birdland is tiny and the perfect place to see a singer (we also saw Morgan James there - she was great).  We sat next to a British couple from the east seacoast near London - and we all had a blast.  They were just looking for live music, and the hotel steered them to Birdland.  They loved the music.
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After the show we purchased an album and met him and it was a blast.
Me, Spencer and Sue (from England)

Eddie and Spencer

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