The Big Book Of Torch Songs
is a stunning collection of powerful songs full of passion, love, lust, longing and regret that combine to capture the sultry candlelit essence of Torch Songs
in one lovelorn compendium.
The name Torch Songs
describes perfectly these slow-burning ballads and blues tunes, the ones that depict the singer yearning over an unrequited love, or perhaps lamenting their invisibility in the object of their affections' eyes. Featuring many notable songs made famous by some of the greatest female icons of yesteryear, including Nina Simone, Billy Holiday and Marlene Dietrich, this book is a wonderful compendium of truly timeless love songs. No matter what the song was about, the amount of power and emotion injected into the words and melodies by these singers made them affective deep down to innumerable listeners.
This sensuous and steamy collection of over sixty Torch Songs
includes Black Coffee
, Falling In Love Again (Can't Help It)
, Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be), I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
and The Thrill Is Gone
. These songs would be absolutely perfect for a party where some forlornly smooth background Piano is needed, or for a full-on performance of just these amazing jazz and blues ballads. You could also use these songs to enhance your repertoire since, these are not like the love songs of today, they are examples of the genuinely brilliant songwriting that graced the earth about halfway through the 20th century.
Whether you are lamenting unrequited love, or you want to serenade a beau with a beautiful ballad, The Big Book Of Torch Songs is absolutely perfect for your needs. Arranged for Piano, Vocal and Guitar, you'll be following in the footsteps of the likes of Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy McHugh and Jule Styne while you sing about love, lust and longing.