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Album Review

This is the essential Dave Frishberg CD. Comprised of all ten selections originally issued as an Omnisound LP (The Dave Frishberg Songbook, Vol. 1) and seven of the ten songs from Vol. 2, the release features the composer/lyricist singing and playing piano on many of his best-known originals. Highlights include "I'm Hip," "Van Lingle Mungo," "Slappin' the Cakes on Me," "Z's," "Sweet Kentucky Ham," "My Attorney Bernie," "Blizzard of Lies," and "You Are There." Frishberg is one of the top lyricists of the past quarter century, and this release has plenty of convincing evidence. A gem.

Biography

Born: March 23, 1933 in St. Paul, MN

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Arguably the top living lyricist, Dave Frishberg has written more than his share of witty (yet insightful) classicsm, including "I'm Hip," "Peel Me a Grape," "Dear Bix," "The Underdog," "Saratoga Hunch," "Slappin' the Cakes on Me," "Z's," "My Attorney Bernie," "Blizzard of Lies," "Another Song About Paris," "You Are There," "El Cajon," "Can't Take You Nowhere," and "Let's Eat Home." A fine swing pianist and a world-weary sounding vocalist, the multi-talented Frishberg moved to New York in 1957. He...
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