Week #7 brings a beautiful lullaby, and one of the most thoroughly covered songs ever written. I heard it first from Mama Cass on her very great album “Bubblegum, Lemonade &... Something For Mama“, one of my own mama’s favorite records when I was still toddling. 100 years later, I sang it with my friend Will Dailey at a show curated by our mutual friend (and Will’s longtime drummer/collaborator)) Dave Brophy, the theme of the night being rock singers singing jazz standards. So when this one was suggested as a cover for this series by my dear pal Vicky Salipande (and few after her), I immediately thought of Will as guest artist. He is one of my favorite collaborators and hangs ~ crazy talented, and a big heart of gold.
Every week (and always) I’m blown away by the tracks Joe and Russell send me, and this week is particularly over-the-moon beautiful. Our bonus track this week is an instrumental version of this same song, because I want you to hear it. (And give you space to sing it yourself.)
In lockdown, Will has been fundraising (significantly) for non-salary venue staff, musicians, and the community of Chelsea, with his streaming Isolation shows ~ as well as creating a fundraiser to be broadcast on June 9th called “All In For Chelsea”, a live concert that will combine music performances and short interviews with people on the ground who are working to lift up the hardest hit community in Massachusetts, and which will benefit the Chelsea One Fund. www.facebook.com/willdailey
This week’s donations will go to NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Sending you all the usual hopes for health and love, and Justice.
Tanya, Joe, Russell, and this week’s guest ~ Will Dailey
from Dream A Little Dream Of Me
released May 31, 2020
Joe McMahon: upright bass, piano
Russell Chudnofsky: acoustic guitars
Will Dailey: vocals, dreamy electric